If you’re an Asian person living in the city of Hamilton, Ontario then you’ll know who I’m talking about. For those of you who live elsewhere, allow me to introduce you to Doctor Ng. Ng is pronounced ‘ing.” If it’s not pronounced that way, the doctor doesn’t seem to be correcting anyone.
Dr. Ng has been my family’s doctor since we’ve immigrated to Canada. I don’t know how we started going to him but I’m guessing that someone recommended him. He works at a medical clinic close to my current house. For all the years that I’ve gone to him, he hasn’t been that much of a help. Actually, he hasn’t been that much of a doctor either.
People around here know that he’s good for a couple of things. From my personal experiences I can tell you he’s good for about 2 things. That’s getting a band-aid and Tylenol II. If you need anything else, I am not sure if he’s the doctor to go to.
When I was younger and got sick, I didn’t have any choice but to wait in the waiting room to see him. I didn’t get sick with anything major. Just your average coughing, sneezing and sore throat stuff. Most people know that Nyquil is the “the nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever so you can rest and have a good morning medicine.” But I have never been suggested to buy that and see if it helps. He keeps prescribing some yellow goo that look like snot medicine.
Tylenol II appears to be a miracle drug for Dr. Ng because no matter what illness you have, that is what he will prescribe to you. Got a headache? Tylenol II. Got a bleeding nose? Tylenol II. Going bald? Tylenol II. No matter what it is you have, Tylenol II is what you’re getting to fight it. I don’t think he will ever get sick of prescribing Tylenol II. He probably has a few pieces of paper hidden in his desk somewhere that has Tylenol II written on it already. If Tylenol II doesn’t help, you know what he’ll prescribe you? That’s right, Tylenol III!