I’m not a god, just a humble GP


My patients were charming people. Courteous. A bit old-fashioned. Very respectful. “Yes, doctor. No, doctor.” Very polite.

English was not there their first language but their attempts at English were 1000% ahead of my attempts at Arabic. An egalitarian approach to the consult did not come easily to them. “Yes, doctor.”

I had treated their 19-year-old daughter a few times. Her English was better than mine, but was peppered by regular