So today Mary called me to say Dr. Unka was up front, and wanted me to come meet a new patient. So I excused myself from my current patient and went up front, to see him standing there with a familiar, somewhat irritated-looking, older lady.
Dr. Unka: "Ibee, I'd like you to meet Mrs. Ancient. I'm referring her for memory loss."
Dr. Grumpy: "Uh, I saw Mrs. Ancient 3 weeks ago for that."
Mrs. Ancient (glaring at Dr. Unka): "I told you! Why didn't you listen to me?"
Dr. Unka: "She did?"
Mrs. Ancient: "Yes!"
Dr. Grumpy: "Yes, I sent you a note."
Dr. Unka: "You did?"
Mrs. Ancient: "Yes! He did! It was even in my chart at your office! I pointed it out to you!"
Dr. Unka: "You did? Um, I mean, then have her make a follow-up." (leaves my office).
So in this situation, who REALLY needs to be seeing the neurologist?