The general perception is that doctors are extremely hard working. Most patients both admire how busy doctors are and resent this as well - especially when they have to wait for hours to see them. Because they are so rushed, they don't have enough time to listen to their patients, or to explain the basics properly to them. Most doctors seem to always be running around from clinic to clinic, and hospital to hospital . Even a doctor's own family members resent the fact that his life is so stressful because he always seem to be on the go, and is on call 24/7.