Friday, December 31, 2010
In a prior generation, when I was a potential geek on the sidelines, it was the cars that got enthusiasts enthused but irritated the rest of us by costly breakdowns for which we were dependent on people a little outside the main stream to get us mobile again.
My patients may have similar comments about me as their Patient Repairman. I did not create the complexity of their physiology nor did I cause its malfunction, at least not initially. Things are generally repairable and upgradable. I do not perceive doctors as geeks the way I regard computer experts or auto mechanics, though the public may not concur.
This new calendar year, I will make a better effort to understand my electronic resources and bodily resources and use them in a more functional way.
Happy New Year.