Winning GP: 'What can I say, I'm on a roll'

Sometimes, as Dr Hans Duvefelt writes, GPs strike a winning streak

There are many days in primary care when you feel like you are treading water; nobody gets substantially better as time and disease progression seem to always win over your own and your patients’ efforts.

But sometimes you hit a winning streak. The past few weeks seemed to bring me one diagnostic or therapeutic coup after another.

There was the depressed man who came in smiling and said “I’m shaving again”.

There was the woman who was obviously doubting my assessment that the lip rash she had struggled with for two months was just a simple yeast infection.

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