Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mind reading

Dr. Grumpy: "Do you get nauseous when you have a headache?"

Mr. Apap: "I don't know. You're the professional here."

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

maybe he's nauseated or even nauseous instead?
-whitecap

CarrieP said...

Quick question, Dr. G:

Do you come up with a specific pseudonym for each patient individually, or do you just go with what fits for the moment?

That is, is the Ms. Notbright from this week the same Ms. Notbright from a previous post?

I'd imagine that would be waaay too much work, except for perhaps two or three consistent gold mines of blog content, aka patients.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Oops, my spelling error. I changed it.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Carry- what fits the moment. They're rarely, if ever, the same patient.

I recycle my pseudonyms.

donna said...

Come on Dr Grumpy your suppose to
be the almighty Carnak !

Thank goodness you did not ask her
about auras!

I swear you must have ads at
Wallmart with the type of patients
you have. Just one more day for
you!

Karen W said...

And the great swahmi Grumpy consults his magic 8 ball...

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Ha! He got you there!

terri c said...

Perhaps this patient would be amenable to hypnosis. Start with "You don't get nauseated..." Next step, decrease the frequency, then make them go away with 325 of tylenol.

WarmSunshine said...

haha

yea he got you there!

Joe said...

Wow, that reminds me of some of the standardized patients I had on some of my Med School practical exams.

Instructions: Ms. Smith is here for a home safety evaluation.

Me: "So, do you feel safe living at home?"
Patient: "I don't know, what that means, you're the professional. That's why we came here."
Me: "Any problems getting around?"
Patient: "I don't know, what that means, you're the professional. That's why we came here."
Me: *head explodes* as time runs out on the exam.

Good to see that they were at least being realistic.

ERP said...

You are a psychic I presume.

C said...

and you get a headache listening to them, don't you?

Now I see why you drink the Diet Coke...

 
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