Sitting here in the UK, I often get calls from friends and family in India asking me to suggest the best urologist in a particular city.
And The Best Urologist In The City Is........
Sitting here in the UK, I often get calls from friends and family in India asking me to suggest the best urologist in a particular city. Or the best gynecologist. Or the best in any specialty for that matter. This is a very Indian thing, a cultural obsession with consulting ‘the best’ specialist, someone who is of ‘world-famous’ or of ‘Asia fame’ at the very least. What do I say? I do not know all urologists in any city in India. I do not know all urologists of the world or Asia fame in any city in India. What if I did know? I do know most, if not all urologists in my city, London. I should certainly be able to name the best here then, shouldn’t I? Let me see.
I remember a patient I was recently seen in my private clinic. Someone who already knew what he had and volunteered fairly early on in the course of the consultation that he had already seen Dr. X for his condition and that there was no way he was going back to him ever again. Fair enough. The only problem was that this Dr X is regarded by most as perhaps the best in the world at dealing with the problem my patient had. And here I was, an occasional dabbler. It transpired that Dr X’s reputation notwithstanding, he had not spoken well to my patient and that was the reason he chose to see a different doctor. Dr X was clearly not the best urologist for my patient who has already recommended me to a few of his friends in a short span of time.
And therein lies the message. You choose your doctor on the basis of your requirements and preferences. There is no best or worst specialist. Being a specialist is not an Olympic race that someone has to win to get the Gold Medal and be labeled ‘the best’. By the time they become a specialist, most doctors have acquired enough clinical skills to fix your problem competently. That is not the problem at all in most cases. The thing that distinguishes one specialist from the other is communication. The best specialist for you is the one who puts you at ease, inspires confidence in you, makes sure you have understood what he had to say. One you feel totally comfortable with.
In any case, in the foreseeable future, most of us will be avoiding physical visits to clinics and hospitals and resorting to online consultations as much as possible. Communication becomes even more important in such a situation. A voice at the other end of your phone or online platform that you can trust. The question of finding out ‘the best specialist in the city’ couldn’t have been more irrelevant at any other time. At www.secondmedic.com, we have specialists covering all fields of medicine ‘under one roof’ (on one platform), so that you do not have to spend your time and energy in gathering information and ensuring good quality of service. We have made sure our specialists are not only clinically competent but have the personal skills to ease your stress and anxiety. So, really speaking, the best specialist of any kind in your city is www.secondmedic.com. You know what I mean, don’t you?
Dr. Vibhash Mishra
Speciality: Urology / Kidney/Bladder/Prostate/Stones
Qualification: MBBS with Honours,MS General Surgery,FRCS Edinburgh,FRCS UROLOGY, UK FEBU
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