Your Family Doctor is More Capable Than You Think

Many diseases, especially common disorders like anemia and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), are easily manageable in Belize. Finding help might be confusing, especially if you don’t know who to go to. However, did you know that your general doctor is more capable than you think? The role of the humble family physician needs some revitalization. During these exceptional times, I have had to manage patients during the pandemic suffering from diseases normally controlled by specialists across the border. To the surprise of many patients, their conditions have been adequately managed by a general practitioner.