GPVILLANUEVA’s MAR: Are Doctors Truly the Gift for the Patients or the other Way Around?

OMMC Surgery Medical Anecdotal Reports 2014

MAR Title: Are Doctors Truly the Gift for the Patients or the other Way Around?

Reporter: Glenn Pablico Villanueva, MD 

Year Reported: 2014

NARRATION:

It was the last morning of our perpetual duty and within five hours, the next set of residents would arrive to relieve us. I went to the emergency room to check on the patients. I was instructing the medical clerks and interns on what they would do when suddenly a 46-year-old female came in on a wheel chair. The lady looked older than her age and exhausted probably due to the continuous pain that she was feeling. Her relative had a referral with an ultrasound result with findings of “Hydrops of the Gallbladder”. Upon physical examination, pain was felt even on a slight pressure.

They told me that it was already the third hospital they had been to since they didn’t have enough funds to pay…

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