The fabulous Dr. Dee

Just to be clear I’m not talking about Dr. John Dee, famous adviser to Queen Elizabeth I. I’m talking about my fabulous, sports car driving, funny and cerebral psychiatrist Dr. Dee.

So what is it that I like about him?

  • He’s a family man
  • He’s very down to earth
  • He’s a conference junkie (what a lark!)
  • He’s very passionate about his field of expertise, particularly new mothers and their bond with their children
  • He’s not into psycho-babble. He says it wisely and with a measure of compassion.
  • He’s really good at communication skills and often translates Cazza-speak to my bewildered husband “When she says this, she means this” So move over Dr. Phil…(who I can’t stand by the way)
  • There is no couch in his office! Actually thinking about it, if there was a couch I would just go to sleep and that would be very expensive.
  • He works long hours (into the night and then some)
  • The key thing that I like about him is that he doesn’t act like a psychiatrist – Australians have a deep-seated mistrust of psychiatry as though it’s some sort of divining process and that they can read our minds just by looking at you. They tend to be avoided at barbeques. In my humble experience, it’s not that kooky. It’s even downright normal. Sorry to disappoint.
  • He has loads of cool toys in the office for my kids to play with. They can trash his office with gusto and then he helps us clean it up!
  • He wears tweed suits (yeah I know, it’s a bit Grandpa-ish but very endearing)
  • He has a nice watch which matches very his nice sports car. (Paid for by me and others)

Have you ever had a doctor that you really liked? I mean I also really like my GP Dr. Josh but that’s for entirely unwholesome reasons. Love that eye-candy!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sarah menary
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 11:33:33

    Loved this post, you made me laugh and yes, let’s take away the stigma of seeing a psychiatrist!


  2. Karen
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 12:29:42

    I look forward to seeing my Obstetrician Dr Findlay, because he looks like a kindly grandpa, and has a calm reassuring air (which will of course be most beneficial on “B” day!). But the best thing is his dry sense of humor. He makes so many hilarious comments with such a straight face, it takes a second or two to sink in. For example: the first time he checked the fetal heartbeat at our first appointment he said ” well I guess your GP was right, there is someone in there…or something with a heart beat at least…” or (after I told him I wanted to breastfeed) ” they’re your boobs not mine, so what you feel is best for them is good by me….”. He makes me smile nearly every check up.


    • domesticallyuseless
      Oct 27, 2012 @ 15:48:26

      “B” Day must be coming up soon Kaz! So excited for you. I had a great obstretrician too. He turned up on “B” day wearing a loud Hawaiian shirt and announced to anyone listening “that it was his day off today and I apologise about the shirt!” He was fantastic, funny and so supportive. Totally recommend Dr. Peter Wood to others!


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