Suppress the urge to refer hostile or intense patients back to their usual doctor

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Suppress the urge to refer hostile or intense patients back to their usual doctor

Jonathan Bentley

Jonathan Bentley

Consult
Male doctors are often the second choice of female patients

There are times when standing in for a colleague is challenging. GP Jonathan Bentley describes the lessons he learnt from his consult with Amelia – a patient with osteopenia as a complication of her prior eating disorder

Until recently, I was the token male in an all-female practice, so I am used to handling matters sensitively... Key points Male doctors may f