Topdokters follows in episode 2, dr. Luc Stockx. As an interventional radiologist in the Hospital Oost-Limburg, he treats people with acute stroke and abnormalities of the blood vessels in the brain. When there is an urgent call is received from a 38-year-old man with a bloedkonter in the brain, it is all hands on deck for his team: “I like to compare it with a Formula 1-renstal. When the pilot’s pit stop into for new tires, everyone knows what they need to do and what to expect.”
More than half of the patients of doctor Stockx require immediate treatment, and of course that also has consequences, especially on privévlak: “I may at any hour of the day or of the night be called. Of course that is not so beneficial for my social life and my free time, because I have almost not. Though it is now not that I’m very very unhappy because of me.”
Also, geriatrician dr. Ann Vandenbroucke of the AZ Damiaan in Ostend, day in and day out, busy with her job. Every day she sees more than 50 patients in the age with very different complaints. It follows in this episode, an older man with a pancreastumor. “Geriatrics is a underdogdiscipline. Many people think that it is only a little hands shake, but there is much more to it. You really should try it without the blinkers to work and to look beyond the acute problem,” says dr. Vandenbroucke.