GP of the Month - Dr Jenny Ho
Each month Krystal Burt finds out what makes our doctors tick, this month it's Jenny Ho who has just returned after a couple of years in London.
How would you describe the role of a GP?
Multifaceted, more like a problem solver. You can be helping patients in ways beyond just diagnosis and treatment of their medical conditions.
What is the most important thing you have learned while working in medicine?
It is impossible not to make any mistakes and aside from continuing your own medical education, sometimes the only way to improve is through experience.
What is the hardest part of being a doctor in the modern tech filled world?
A downside is dealing with any medical misinformation that patients might encounter online.
What is the best?
The best thing is how much faster it is to do all kinds of paperwork when the practice is computerised. It is also much more convenient to have access to up to date medical information online.
Do you have any hobbies or special interests outside of work?
Playing / watching tennis, watching science fiction movies, gym, travel, taking endless photos of, and selfies with my toddler.
Seeing the northern or southern lights. Watching Rafael Nadal play at the French Open.
Desert island 3 books?
I can't pick 3, but the last novel I read was Assassin's Fate by Robin Hobb.
Best part of your job?
Variety in everything eg. personalities and background of patients, medical conditions
What’s your favourite ’90s jam?
Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, The Fugees, No Doubt