The Test of Time
I like to believe that general practitioners are specialists or experts in several areas in the practice of medicine. We are experts in the management of mild-to-moderate asthma, mild-to-moderate eczema, mild-to-moderate depression and a whole range of lifestyle illnesses. We also deal in all forms of anxiety known to man. We are, in addition, experts in timing – when to refer, when to hang on and when to send the patient into the medical marketplace. We come to be authorities in the anticipation of both the causes, costs and consequences of medical care and treatment.