Peppa Pig's GP visits copied by fans, says doctor

Peppa Pig's GP visits copied by fans, says doctor
From BBC - December 12, 2017

Peppa Pig has been named as public enemy number one in the fight to reduce unnecessary GP visits, by a doctor.

Dr Catherine Bell, a GP who regularly watches the cuddly character's TV exploits with her toddler, believes the Pig family's inappropriate use of the doctor are copied by their fans.

The family's GP in the animation series, Dr Brown Bear, provides the Pigs with unparalleled medical help.

Dr Bell says her cartoon equivalent's work fuels unrealistic expectations.

"He has big demand from patients but provides them with a really good service," she told the BBC.

Ban Peppa?

The usual advice for uncomplicated self-limiting illnesses such as coughs and colds is to stay at home and not see a doctor, while drinking plenty of fluids.

But Peppa and family receive home visits from Dr Brown Bear for the slightest of conditions.

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