Why keep your doctor happy? Well, he's the one you tell all your secrets to, who diagnoses you, who decides what potentially lethal drugs you're going to get.
Now hospital consultant and award-winning medical text-book writer John Larkin tells you what's going through a doctor's brain, and how to use that to your mutual advantage
and he doesn't pull many punches. Learn the things that annoy doctors most and how (usually) to avoid them. Learn helpful medical knowhow - it's easier to talk with your doctor if you have an idea what he's rambling on about
but NOT TOO MUCH. We don't want to sound as if we
know more than he does...your doctor wouldn't like that. Everyone who's ever had to see a doctor needs this hilarious book.
John Larkin grew up in Lanarkshire before studying medicine in Glasgow where he continues to work as a consultant physician. Publications include 101 Top Tips in Medicine (Radcliffe, 2010), and his award-winning quirky textbook Cynical Acumen (Radcliffe, 2006) which went some way towards achieving its goal of alienating the medical establishment. With How to Keep Your Doctor Happy he plans to repeat the feat for the general population.
'This is bedside teaching done by a stand-up comic - It is full of personality.' British Medical Journal