Haute-Saône : general practitioner gives cabinet, hardware and apartment !

Health 16 August, 2017

The cabinet to give away (Patrick Wool/Facebook)

Published the 13.08.2017 at 10: 50am


Keywords :

desert médicalmédecin généralistemédecins retirees

At the age of 67, after 35 years of a busy career and a few health problems, Dr. Patrick Wool, a general practitioner in the Haute-Saône, wishes to withdraw. But, although he exercised in a liberal and can administratively take his retirement for the past two years, it must continue.

The doctor can’t find a replacement, and does not resolve to abandon his patients. It is in the small town of Saulnot, 800 inhabitants, and tours in the surrounding countryside. “The idea of giving up and my patients is unbearable “, he says in the Parisian.

The apartment as a bonus

He has yet tried everything. The ads, the Order of doctors, the town hall, the regional Agency for health, and even a company of head-hunters. In early 2016, he had even written an ad on the site of sale between private individuals Leboncoin. And it was not to sell his firm, but giving. Everything was free : patientèle, of course, but also furniture, computer, stethoscope, cabinets, scales…

The ad had made noises in the press, but 17 months later, still nothing… ” I have been overwhelmed by the buzz, nothing else, regret it. I have had two calls of foreign physicians, but they had three years to get an equivalence. Otherwise, there has been zero candidate ! We are in a ditch “.

In the meantime, the doctor has been the victim of a small stroke, and had to have surgery for a herniated disc, strengthening his desire to retire at the earliest. But not before having found a replacement. To finish to convince, it offers, in addition to the cabinet… An apartment ! He makes it available. “My, or my, replacing(e) no longer has to take his suitcase “.