There's nothing like a weekend for me, or for that matter, to most of the doctors I know

"There's nothing like a weekend for me, or for that matter, to most of the doctors I know. Home and hospital...my life pretty much revolves around both. Whatever time I get from my work, I spend with my family and parents. I don't mind at all, as becoming a doctor was my conscious decision. It's hard to remember why I chose this profession and it is difficult to put it in words now. But I think somewhere during my 7th or 8th standard, the concept of serving others stuck with me. I work in a corporate hospital now as an orthopaedic surgeon and regularly take time off to visit villages and treat people free of cost. I have a good team and we tie up with corporate groups to distribute free medicines. Personally, I like to keep an emotional distance from patients, so I don't interact with them much. People in city are fine with it and are happy if I just cured their ailment. But it's different in villages. I was taken back during my first visit, when the patients were even suspicious of me and my intentions. I had to step out of my comfort zone and counsel them before anything else. It's been four years since then, and things got better and better. To think of it, I am actually providing more service for free than at a fee. But being a doctor isn’t just about having a good business sense, right?". #Hyderabad #HumansOfHyderabad

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