Friday, December 11, 2009

Spelling Errrorz

Hot off the fax machine this morning! A bunch of notes on a lady, and referral form that says:

"Send patient to a neurologist ASAP. I think she has a stork."

If it's NOT a spelling error, the patient needs either a vet or an OB.


Anonymous said...

If it's not a spelling error, then the referring MD might need a neurologist him-/her-self.

Unfortunately, in my line of work--licensed drug dealer--we will need to fax or call the md back to "clarify."

--the guy who is holding patients' meds hostage until they pay their ransom--

The Mudemi Man said...

"During his first year, everyone thought the Stork was brain damaged."

C. said...

"I think she has a stork"?

Even if it was "I think she has a stroke"... the statement does not make sense. "is having"? "has had"?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

C.- Not that uncommon. Most of these notes are scribbled in a hurry, and are full of errors. I suspect mine look the same way, and are likely on somebody else's blog.

mommy-medic said...

Unrelated to this post, but I happened to read the warning on the side of a Wii yesterday that said if you have epilepsy or seizure disorders to contact your doctor before playing. Made me wonder if any of your patients actually consult you before getting their game on? (I'm guessing not, because that seems silly enough that it might actually make it onto the blog?)

Lol about the stork. Wonder if she also takes "peanutbutterballs"???

C. said...

What, you mean you wouldn't put your own notes on your own blog? ;)

Although I wonder... "has a stork"... is that a way to call someone a 'birdbrain'? ;)

(Friday afternoon... I think my brain flew the coop too! ;) )

F@ K@ said...

Maybe the patient was named Stork, a common name in Sweden.

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