Local Doctor Seems To Have Inadvertently Become A Beekeeping Leper Colony’s Primary Care Physician

erik steele

erik steeleIf patient symptoms were bees, a typical day as a family doctor would produce an entire hive swarming around my head. Bleeding, bloating, belly pain, back pain, chest pain, chunks of something coughed up, discomfort, fatigue, fever, limp, lump, ringing, tingling, weird smell, weird taste, weakness and wonkiness are but a few of the problems my patients and I must sort through. The challenge of distinguishing buzzing that’s a bother from buzzing that’s a brain tumor is what sometimes makes our work scarier than crashing a convention of killer bees. Every one of those complaints could be caused by a problem that’s trivial, or one that could ultimately kill the patient. (read more at Bangor Daily News)

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