Once I heard a quotation saying more or less: ‘We may be interested in something or involved with something. When we are interested in something, we only do it if we feel comfortable with it. But when we are involved with something, there are no excuses – only effects count.’
I am a doctor with maximum involvement in my work – in line with the above statement. I spend more than ten hours in my office almost every day and it was long ago when assistance for the largest possible number of couples began to change from my professional goal to the personal one over time.
I do not accept situations when a patient is told the news they want to hear. I always explain realistically the situation and the health status to my patient – not based on my own opinion but on broad and comprehensive diagnostic workup. Nowadays, patients want to avoid wasting time and money; therefore, I know that the more we invest in diagnostic evaluations at the beginning, the more we benefit later.
Actually, I do not have any free time but when life makes me face a vision of holiday, I travel far away, most often to poor countries where I can truly escape reality.