A Seaside Practice

Tales of a Scottish country doctor

by Tom Smith


ISBN: 9781849894425
  • Page Count204
  • IllustrationsNone
  • Word Count70,379

When he arrives to take up his first post as a GP in the small West of Scotland village of Collintrae, young Tom Smith isn’t quite sure what to expect. Nothing in his medical training prepared him for what he comes up against in his first few years there – a baker with nine lives, Mad Maggie and her Mammy in the River Muck, and a gaggle of giggling nuns. Heart warming and gloriously eccentric, Dr Tom’s stories will touch you with their humour and charm. They capture the beauty of Scotland’s Southern Uplands, the joys and sorrows of their inhabitants, and above all the richly rewarding experiences of life as a Scottish country doctor.

About the Author

Dr. Tom Smith spent years in medical research and as a general practitioner before becoming a medical writer. He is the author of a large number of medical books on a range of topics, including LIVING WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE and COPING SUCCESSFULLY WITH PROSTATE CANCER. All his books have been written alongside writing for medical journals and part-time work as a GP to ensure he could keep up-to-date with clinical and practical developments in the field. He has had a regular column in The Guardian as well as making contributions to other newspapers and radio and TV appearances. He lives in Scotland with his wife, and has two children and five grandchildren.