Island Doctoring

Being an island doctor in boracay has its ups and downs. Yeah, you work close to the one of the best beaches in the world, but the myriad of cases that you see can leave you dumbfounded at times. I’ve seen AGE and otitis media left and right, as well as the usual SVI and URTI, but its them trauma and difficult IM cases that really gets you. Lack of the usually taken-for-granted imaging and labs in PGH makes you think: what else can I do to manage these patients?

A great learning experience especially in the symptomatic treatment, and a very humbling experience too.