France’s oldest GP - aged 97

Patients queue to see Dr Chenay, who works two days a week

At 97, Dr Christian Chenay is France’s oldest practising GP. He still works two days a week and does not even wear glasses.

He starts at 7.30, in his cabinet at home, but patients are already waiting from six.

He is one of the few doctors in the area where patients do not need appointments.

Dr Chenay said: “I’m doing great. I’ve no memory trouble so it does not bother me. I am not the type to watch TV all day. I take the first 30 people and finish around 15h-17h.”

His clinic is in Chevilly-Larue, a commune of 19,000 ...

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