He's never referred to me. I'm polite, I've tried to talk to him in the elevator. When I started out 10 years ago I went by his office asking for referrals. He's coldly informed me that he doesn't trust, or refer to, physicians under 60 years old. Whatever. He's entitled to his opinion.
Anyway, my secretary interrupted me today to say that Dr. Dickweed was on the phone for me. This was a first, and I picked up the phone.
Dr. Grumpy: "This is Dr. Grumpy."
Dr. Dickweed: "Grumpy, this is Dickweed. I just want you to know that I'm out of Topamax samples, and one of my patients needs some. So I told her to come by your office to get some. Your staff doesn't need to schedule her for an appointment, and you don't need to see her. Just give her whatever Topamax samples you have."
Dr. Grumpy (somewhat taken aback by this kind request): "Dickweed, I'm out of Topamax samples."
Dr. Dickweed: "You young doctors are so fucking worthless." (click, hangs up).
The funny thing is that nobody has Topamax. They stopped giving out samples last Summer.