Tag Archives: uncertainty

GP Sceptics podcast 11: Medically Unexplained Symptoms

We interview the Dutch GP who wrote the guide on the difficult art of dealing with patients whose symptoms persist after all reasonable efforts to diagnose them have failed. A fascinating topic because it is both common and perplexing. Continue reading

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Not just a GP – I’m your specialist in uncertainty

I specialise in managing chaos. I am the lion who watches, the uncertainty whisperer. Just a GP, really. Continue reading

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Small things I don’t understand

Last month’s column was ‘Dealing with uncertainty’, and I haven’t got any better at it, so figured I’d stick to the theme. Might even make it a series. This month’s uncertainty involved a haematologist—I’ve never actually met one, but that … Continue reading

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Uncertain dealings

My GP registrar’s body language suggested the tute was going poorly, although I blamed the topic: ‘Dealing with uncertainty’. In retrospect, I could have stuck to medical examples, instead of opening with Gandalf’s dilemma about when best to attack Sauron. … Continue reading

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