Why You Must Be Wary, Tuberculosis Is Real

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He had a nose mask running across his face. I was not sure, so I decided to confirm this elderly looking patient's diagnosis. It is Tuberculosis. This is what a normal Tuesday clinic looks like. Most Tuberculosis patient report for a check in this day. The crowd can be astounding, and people of all...

Who Loses When A Patient Becomes Impatient

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Imagine a busy general out-patient department (GOPD), where patients scheduled to see the doctor, as a follow-up to initial visit, far outstrip patients presenting on a first time basis. Imagine where the doctor-to-patient ratio is usually more than 1:500, depending on the centre. Imagine where the facilities, built over 10 years ago is expected...

Nigeria’s Optometry Schools Set To Begin Her Annual Conference/AGM In Owerri, Imo State

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  When the President of the Nigeria Optometric Student Association, Madonna University chapter contacted me, I was thrilled, after all we are all Doctors. So I decided to dig further about the National body of the group. I learnt a lot but I ll share the major highlights of my outing with this Great Group. Before...

Join DoctorsQuarters.com As A Professional Health/Medical Blogger

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I was doing some research on my next post when a DoctorsQuarters.com reader sent in an email requesting to be a writer for this blog. I thought it was a brilliant idea because I have read some of his books already published by a renowned publisher based in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. My immediate...

The illness behaviour patients should have

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Funny as it may sound, this is true. Patients who eventually get well, show a similar illness behaviour, though individualised. Illness behaviours are ways symptoms are perceived, evaluated and acted upon by one who perceived or recognised the symptom, which could be pain, discomfort or other signs of organic malfunction. Illness behaviour is usually determined...