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what makes it all worthwhile?

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by williac, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. williac

    williac Active Member


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    thought i'd start a discussion on what makes being a podiatrist worthwhile to us all.....
    Firstly, I might add that I've grown to enjoy my work more and more as the years pass. Probably because I've gotten better at it, however I think mostly it's the relationships that I've developed, both professionally across the community and with my patients. Here's an example....
    New patient booked in. 24 years old. When I went out to bring him in found a young man in a wheelchair. Turns out he was ****** with his mates - back flip into a pool...crack....you know the rest. 95% quad. What is amazing about my time with him is his absolutely stunning outlook and perspective on life. His foot problems are very minor but his heart is huge. I actually look forward to seeing this guy. This is the sort of thing that makes me feel fortunate that I do what I do - and that the time and study et al . was indeed worthwhile.


    Chris
     
  2. Steve The Footman

    Steve The Footman Active Member

    Yes it is the patients that make it worthwhile. When you really know you have made a difference in someone life it an make a difference in yours.
     
  3. drsarbes

    drsarbes Well-Known Member

    I think what I like most is the fact that I can help just about every patient I see.
    Rare is the condition that is untreatable.

    What I do NOT like (although you didn't ask) are those patients who feel that my staff or I owe them something; that their care is some sort of right that a demanding attitude correlates with. I have no tolerance for arrogance or rudeness.

    Steve
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2008
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