Book Review: A book that narrates the journey of a kidney doctor
Dr. Georgi is a kidney doctor who has worked tirelessly for his patients to improve their care and is very active in his teaching and research roles, showing a selfless commitment and dedication to his work. Georgi’s journey and story are summed up in this book, which shows the impact he has had on so many people including his patients, colleagues, students, and organizations.
“The book, titled My Patients, My God. A Kidney Doctor’s Journey reflects my work and encounters with some of the most influential and renowned kidney specialists in the world. I wrote all chapters in my own words, except – Rock Stars in my work and my life, who are my 1992 apprentices in Chennai and hold high-end positions as kidney specialists in the US, UK, Africa, Canada and India. The other chapter – My intimate friends come from different walks of life. The next and final chapter – God Cares – is a reminder of my patients’ experience of having the wonderful divine help to continue their lives in India and Nepal, to be role models for others with kidney disease, “says Dr. Georgi.
The 18 chapters that begin with – My Childhood and Judgment Day in my life are presented to the reader about village life, vivid childhood memories and the death of my mother. The remainder of the chapters show how to interact with patients from all walks of life in Canada, the UK, Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Africa and India.
“The incentive to set up the Tanker Foundation (www.tankerfoundation.org) is an extraordinary event related to a refugee from Fiji, Mr. Naidu, who landed in Toronto in 1987 with severe kidney failure and how the Canadian health system offers him all the benefits. Falsehood can damage a doctor’s reputation, as mentioned in the chapter – The murder charge and how it was handled is a lesson to other doctors. Research and teaching as pillars of medical care are presented in the chapter on the international advisor to the Royal College of Physicians in London and in the chapter on nephrological learning without borders in Pakistan, ”he explains the book.