It is a truth universally acknowledged that a doctor is never off duty.
In his first book, the Harley Street physician, Dr Christian Jessen, takes a look at the ordinary and extraordinary questions that many of us would be too nervous to ask in a surgery, but are more than happy to drop into the conversation in a taxi, at a wedding, or on a train. Whether it’s a brother, mother, friend, neighbour, ex-partner or stranger, it seems natural for people to seek advice from a doctor whenever and wherever they like out of surgery hours. CAN I JUST ASK…? contains the answers to questions such as:
From the silly to the serious, CAN I JUST ASK…? tackles questions about children’s health, contraception and fertility, psychological issues, medicines and drugs, bowels and bottoms and much, much more! In Dr Christian’s typical straight-talking style it also debunks some of our long held medical myths along the way. It is the perfect mass-market reference book for today’s trivia-hungry public.
Dr Christian is the charismatic presenter of Embarrassing Illnesses, Supersize Vs Superskinny and BAFTA award winning Embarrassing Bodies. He graduated in 2000 from UCL, having trained in general medicine, infectious disease, travel medicine and sexual health / HIV. He has lived in Kenya and Uganda where he researched malaria and HIV interactions in children and he now works on Baker Street and the world famous Harley Street, looking after general medicine and sexual health patients.
Dr Christian is also involved in a number of public campaigns and he works closely with various health charities to help look for new ways to educate people in health matters. His main aim is to help raise medical awareness and simplify, demystify, de-stigmatise and explain the sometimes complicated and inaccessible world of medicine to the public.
His is a regular contributor to the Daily Mail, Daily Express, the Evening Standard, FHM, Arena, Closer, Top Santé and Attitude. His first book, Supersize vs Superskinny (Transworld 2008), accompanies the hit series of the same name.