How to avoid doctor dependency

How to avoid doctor dependency:

Buy stuff over the counter
Take advice from grandma
Use self-made remedies, e.g. lemon and honey or sensible complementary therapies
Team up with people with the same condition for mutual support
Augment your own mental health and resilience
Rest or exercise
Eat a sensible diet

These are excerpts from the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine:

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Yes, the OHCM is great. It's probably one of the most valuable medical textbooks I have ever encountered, It pays off to re-read it from time, at least with every new edition. I have recommended it to residents and students here in the US but Pocket Medicine and other handbooks are more popular here.

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  1. I am enjoying these quotes from OHCM very much. Thank you. I worked at OUP in the medical books department a lifetime ago and many a student would say how much they loved the handbooks. I didn't realised how priceless some of these quotes are.