20 years back when I was just an 8 year old girl whose only motive in life was to finish the homework and play with friends for hours at stretch I Learnt a great lesson – that doctors have a great role in our lives and when the time comes they'll do their best to save a life.
Today, I am a 'house call doctor' and extremely proud of who I am and what I do.
Now, this is how it started –
Just like any other day I finished my homework and ran to play, the only thing that looked different today was my mom not feeling good about her – she looked exhausted and not comfortable. But, these were not the things I could really understand, and because she could not come with me to the park I decided to play in the house – that is so unlike me though.
In like another half an hour mom decided to just sit on the sofa in the room and watch me play; in like no time she collapsed – I heard the sound and ran towards her. Although I could not manage to pick her up, I understood some water would do the difference – which did not that day. I remember I fought before I called my dad and he immediately called for the services of the house call doctor even before he had reached home (and I have to admit this was a great decision to make).
The doctors reached home – checked and studied her condition, give her an injection, wrote down her prescription and asked me to stop crying because mom would be okay. Mom suffered a heart attack and had I not called dad and had he not called for the house call doctors things could have simply slipped out of our hands.
Today – my mom turned 47 and we celebrated her birthday – in all high spirits.
… that day I learned a great thing about house call doctors – and that's how it all started.
20 years and some months later I am practicing medicine and perform as a house call doctor in my location. Now, here's how all the difference in life was ever made and I think house call doctors are the most brilliant people ever. Do you want to know why? Read further:
1. They reach the destination well in time
2. Any immediate assistance is always available and provided
3. They'll be available even when your general practitioner is not available
4. They'll be available to provide you treatment for acute illnesses and chronic ailment
5. Some of the home call doctors even offer the bulk billing services
In all these years of being the house call doctor of my location, the only thing I ensure is that the fastest and the best service reaches the patients and that I am available for the service almost immediately.
The service part is what I most admire about my profession and whatever I am today I only look 20 years back and realize how that incident helped in shaping not only a career but also a life.