How to talk to guys: Here are my go-to analogies

One of the first challenges I faced as a foreign doctor from an urban background practicing in a small town in this country was finding the right way to explain medical issues to my male patients.

They were farmers and fishermen without much experience with illness, medications or medical procedures.

Most of them came to see me reluctantly at their wives’ insistence.

Gradually, I found my voice and a style that has served me well over the years.

As a Boy Scout and grandson