What's Up Doc?

What's Up Doc?

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For Dr Hilary Jones, the question 'What's up doc?' has been asked of him ever since he qualified as a doctor at the Royal Free hospital in London over thirty years ago. As a junior medic patients used to ask him 'What's up?' when he prodded their bellies for signs of appendicitis. On the GMTV sofa presenters ask him 'What's up?' with the latest actress who has developed the typical tell-tale signs of anorexia nervosa. In the tabloid newspapers he's asked to comment on what's up with the premier league footballer who purports to suffer from sex addiction.On the radio he's asked 'What's up?' with the health of society in general, suffering as it does from epidemics of obesity and binge drinking. On a more everyday basis, in the GP surgery people ask him about unexplained lumps in their neck, or whether a pigmented mole is suspicious. Colleagues at work stop him in the corridor and say 'Can I just ask you about my child's leukaemia' or 'My mum's dementia?' At dinner parties people ask him about their haemorrhoids, or in pubs on the various merits of vasectomy. He's even been approached by complete strangers in dimly lit streets eager to hear his take on methadone and whether or not the NHS should freely supply it. And they ask him what Lorraine Kelly is really like, of course...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 30.48mm | 294.83g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.), ports. (some col.)
  • 0552159506
  • 9780552159500
  • 2,089,387

About Hilary Jones

Dr Hilary Jones qualified from The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, in 1976. He is GMTV's health and medical advisor and has been with the breakfast TV station since 1993. He has also co-presented 'The Health Show' with Terry Wogan, and presented three series of 'Loud & Clear', a weekly social action programme for Meridian. He has a regular guest slot on Steve Wright's Radio 2 show discussing medical matters. He still practises part-time as a NHS GP.show more

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"Hilarious... A fabulous read by a national treasure" * News of the World * "Made me laugh out loud ... A real hoot" * Sunday Post *show more

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"Made me laugh out loud ... A real hoot"show more

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People have been asking Dr Hilary Jones 'what's up, Doc?' pretty much constantly ever since he qualified as a doctor over thirty years ago. Once he appeared on TV-AM and became the nation's favourite medic, those questions came thicker and faster - from worried members of the public in the street as well as opportunistic celebrities in the green room. Nowadays, in addition to his regular appearances on GMTV, Dr Hilary is a General Practitioner with a surgery full of people dying to ask him about their unexplained lumps and suspicious moles. Colleagues at work stop him in the corridor to ask about their child's leukaemia or their aged parent's dementia. At dinner parties people ask him about their haemorrhoids and strangers approach him in the pub to hear his take on methadone and whether the NHS should supply it for free. Hilary Jones's book is a highly entertaining read which reveals just what is up with this particular doc...show more

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