Fine Arts
Is My Blood Pressure OK?

Anita Raj
Published online: 03 November 2017
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Anita Raj Artwork

Before I entered medical school, I knew little about what family doctors did. I had one as a child, but he soon retired and I remember very little of him. However, during my medical training several years later, I had the opportunity to work with many family doctors. I learned just how important a role they could play in patients’ lives, providing continuous care and support. The doctor-patient relationship is a unique one, one that inspired me as I now start a residency in Family Medicine. This connection is not only adapted to each patient’s health status, but also their personality and other needs. One aspect of this relationship that stood out to me was the reassurance and support that family doctors can provide, no matter what a patient presents with. In this artwork, I hoped to elicit how the physical exam not only gives us physicians information, can also reassure the patient in different ways.