Doctor Visit Fears, Are They Real?
Anhvu Nguyen M.D., author
This book is a realistic account of a little boy’s (Paxtyn) fears associated with a routine doctor visit. His fears start with the anticipation at home, is worsened by the faces that he sees in the waiting room, and continues as he is being examined by the doctor. In every instance, Paxtyn learns that his fears are not real and that his experience is rather enjoyable. The goals of this book are to relieve children’s fears of going to the doctor and to provide a greater understanding of what to expect. As an emergency physician for 16 years, I realize that many children (and some adults) do not enjoy and sometimes fear a visit to the doctor. This is especially true when procedures (operations) or injections (immunization shots) are given.