Doctor, Doctor: Incredible True Tales From a GP's Surgery
By Dr Rosemary Leonard
Dr Rosemary Leonard shares her incredible stories from a 25-year career as a GP
In DOCTOR, DOCTOR, Dr Rosemary writes with warmth, humour and honesty as she recalls the stories of 20 of her most memorable patients from her 25 years working as a GP in south London.
These include an eco-protestor with appendicitis, an octogenarian nymphomaniac, a teenager in labour with a baby she didn't know about, a lonely ex-coal miner with a chronic chest condition and a middle-aged man who can't quite bring himself to tell her the real problem.
Funny, heart-warming and a little bit gory, DOCTOR, DOCTOR reveals the truth about day-to-day life as a GP. Heartbreaking diagnoses, challenging patients and the strong bonds that are formed, Dr Rosemary takes us from the waiting room to the consultation room and lifts the lid on what life as a GP is really like.
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- ISBN: 9780755362059
- Publication date: 16 Aug 2012
- Page count: 304
Dr Rosemary Leonard is the resident doctor on BBC Breakfast, and also writes for the Daily Express, Woman and Home magazine and Tesco Healthy Living magazine. She has presented TV series for BBC, Sky and Living.
Rosemary is still very much a practising doctor, working as a part-time GP partner in a busy south London surgery, where she has a special interest in women's health.
She was awarded an MBE in 2004 for her services to healthcare.
'a riveting read'
— Daily Express
'She has a breezy, confident style that makes this an entertaining glimpse into the sharp end of medicine.'
— The Lady
'Funny, heartwarming - and you can skip the gory bits.'
— Yours Magazine
'[A] funny and heartwarming collection of anecdotes'
— Inside Soap