Examining the Evidence

Brian, a 49-year-old landscaper, lives with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

He was recently diagnosed after presenting in distress, revealing a history of a very traumatic past.


Dr Michael Tam5th March 2019

Jenny, a stay-at-home mum, presented with an URTI. After a clinical assessment, I advised her that she had the common cold.

She said, “Yeah, I thought so. I just wanted to be sure. So I should just

Simon, a university student, presented to my surgery one Saturday morning looking decidedly seedy.

He mumbled about the early hour that he’d got home that morning and the many drinks he’d consumed

Liquid nitrogen (LN2) cryotherapy is my treatment of choice for common warts.

It wasn’t until John, a uni student, asked for my thoughts on wart creams that I realised I used cryotherapy out of habit

Debbie, a woman in her early 30s, sat down in my room.

She smiled but appeared a little uncomfortable in the consulting room: “Michael, I think I have another bladder infection.”

She had typical