Thursday, December 17, 2009

Say that again?

From another neurologist's note:

"Clinically, the patient has clinical features of dermatomyositis as noted in clinic today. His clinical exam and lab reports support the clinical diagnosis. So, on a clinical basis, I think he has it."

13 comments:

The Good Cook said...

Clinically speaking, that diagnosis sucks. My husband has dermatomyositis but it took a rheumatologist to come up with that diagnosis. Clinically speaking of course.

C. said...

Is this one of those cases where the practicing neurologist needs to fill space on a report page? *wry*

Or does it just mean the neurologist needs a thesaurus? ;)

Anonymous said...

Someone is dictating without clearly thinking about what they are saying before saying it. He/She probably isn't listening to the recording or reading the report afterwards

Suzanne said...

I think I see a new direction for my writing career . . . I'd never thought of editing inter-office communication before.

student dr. blaze said...

department of redundancy department. damn!

Anonymous said...

I like how he says "I think he has it". Very undoctorlike

Grumpy, M.D. said...

You're right. It should be:

"By Jove! I think he's got it!"

Josiah O. Morris said...

Suzanne: Perhaps you meant "inter-office intercourse" ? ;)

Jacqueline said...

So, what he's saying is that it's a clinically clinical clinic diagnosis from a patient that presented in the clinic?

LOL...word verify: astma

Joe-Bob said...

Sounds awfully clinical to me.

River said...

Just what the heck is Dermatomyositis anyway?. I'd better get googling and find out. Maybe I've got it....

Frank, CPhT said...

I think the doctor should have thrown in a few more Clinicals in there. I mean, there can never be enough clinical clinicality, clinically speaking. However, at the clinic, this clinical case of clinical over clinicalization, would be a clear cut case of Clinicalitis.

This wasn't Dr. Multifactorial again was it?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

No, different doc.

 
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