Pediatrician, neonatologistDiagnostic and treatment centre for children and adults of the Dobrobut medical network (3, S. Idzikowsky (M. Mishinа) St., Kyiv)
Lugansk State Medical University.
Specifics of working with patients
“Our patients, due to their age, cannot say where it hurts. But, as the saying runs, we were just taught to be able to understand "what and why." The main difficulty is the adults with whom our small patients come, they sometimes complicate the work of the doctor.”
“When children get sick not often, then everyone is happy. The doctors are pleased by this fact, because it makes them know that they are not working in vain, and then parents are also happy and calm. Therefore, the most important thing is to monitor the health of your child. That is, to visit doctors in time when there appear any problems. No need to cope on your own or with the help of recommendations from the Internet. It is always necessary to adequately assess the condition of a child. In this case, panic is a very serious enemy.”
“I think it’s important to explain to parents all the medical aspects. But, not all parents can correctly perceive the information that the doctor is trying to convey to them. It’s good that now there is the Internet: it is both an assistant and an enemy. Sometimes, parents, after reading something on the Internet, get well-versed in the problem, and sometimes, they begin to prove that they are right, but not medical specialists.
Therefore, it is very important to explain to parents what is going on with the child, why one medicine helps and another does not. Thanks to this information, they, probably, will less refer to other, not too reliable sources of information.”
“A doctor should never be satisfied with what has already been achieved. He/she should always upgrade his/her skills, systematically read medical literature. In my case, these are, most often, online versions of recognized medical journals. I also read the magazine "Child Health", "Chief Physician", "Health Protection". I try to attend conferences, lectures.”
“We are all different people. I am not one of those who can after leaving the clinic forget about work. Leaving the clinic, I still keep thinking, remembering my patients. I'm worried, just I did not see something, misunderstood or overlooked. Therefore, given the hectic business schedule, it turned out that the family became my hobby. Nevertheless, I am trying to devote the maximum time to this hobby. Like all parents, I walk with my children, go to the cinema and various entertainment centers.”