Once a foreigner visited India and when he returned back, somebody asked him to tell three things about India. He said – All time is tea time; all behave like doctors and every street wall can be used as a urinal. Out of these three, the second one is very important and must be understood by all of us. In India, every person behaves like a doctor and is ready to give an advice.

In the West, when a person is sick, nobody is supposed to visit him or her except for close relatives, but in India, not visiting a sick person is considered bad manners.

Everybody who visits, comes with an advice; an advice to change the doctor, hospital or the pathy. They start giving examples of their experiences and try to influence the patient and the family. Neem Hakeem Khatraye Jaan is an old saying. No two patients are same and no two diseases behave in the same direction.

Changing medicines or pathy can be dangerous. When you go to another doctor for a second opinion, by default he or she has to disagree with the previous doctor, even if they do not need to. If they cannot find anything wrong in the prescription of the previous doctor, they will change the brand of the drugs or do minor modifications in the medicine.

In judicial practice, when you seek a review of judgment, you always file review petition in front of the same judge. Why can’t the same thing apply to medical science? If you are not satisfied with a doctor, go back to him and ask him to review you again as a fresh case.

Also in judicial system, if you are not satisfied with the judgment, you do not go to single judge bench but a double judge bench. Same thing should happen in medical science. If you are not happy with one doctor, never go to another single doctor but ask for a joint opinion with two specialists.