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heresick

When patients come to the clinic, they have to give the medical assistants a reason for their visit. One of the most common complaints they give is, “Tout les corps fait mal,” which means, “The whole body feels ill,” or,  “Whole body pain.” I see at least a dozen patients a day who say that. […]

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“it doesn’t go”

Every weekday morning at 6:30 a.m., patients who want a doctor’s appointment that day line up outside the hospital gate for triage. If there are four providers in the clinic, we can see 120 patients.  Some days as many as 500 patients wait in line. The director of the hospital triages them one at a […]