Monday, June 28, 2010

Dear Mrs. Crest,

We're sorry you had to cancel your appointment this morning, but it was understandable. I have kids, too, and sometimes they have medical/dental emergencies that screw up your whole schedule for the day.

So I understand having to take your daughter to the dentist urgently. I'm sorry she had to get a filling, but at least it's nothing serious.

I trust you. I'm not penalizing you for this sort of emergency. It happens. So there was no need to email a picture of your kid's new dental filling to Mary.




For future reference, please don't send pictures. Especially if they involve an urgent visit to a proctologist.

Thank you,

Ibee Grumpy, M.D.

16 comments:

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

I think you should make her authenticate the actual date of that photo and provide a notarized affidavit from the dentist. You know how easy it is to fake a photo these days?

the observer said...

Didn't you have a guy send a cell phone pic of rain to you not long ago?

Cancellation policy strict and intimidating, no? Yes? ::grin::

Anonymous said...

good mom. or at least a lot better than the flattirecarwouldnotstart.

Captain Foulenough said...

OMG the photo is totally shopped. The shadows don't match and the skin tones are bogus. Fire her from your practice and send her a bill for your time to write this blog post. Call it "critical care time".

Nashoba J said...

What's with your patients insisting you need photos? My clients don't even bother to call, email, or even send smoke signals anymore--they just don't show up if it suits them.

Of course, they become emergencies later when they remember they need something from me...but still.

A Doc 2 Be said...

I have some video of ITB therapy - want some!? :D

Anonymous said...

I agree with Captain Foulenough. I also think it's shopped. Just look at all the JPG artifacts in the mustache area.

Kim Kasch said...

Those "notes from a parent" idea sometimes never die ;)

Li'l Azathoth said...

"You mean I knocked my kid's tooth out for NOTHING?"

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness her kid didn't require a gastroenterologist.

The Good Cook said...

You seem to have a strange power of people...

Anonymous said...

I kind of feel bad for the kid, who (from what I can see in the photo) received a metal (amalgram) filling versus the newer white composite fillings which they can match the color of your teeth.....

Anonymous said...

it is deciduous.

Anonymous said...

and isn't the lip stuff old grape juice?

Anonymous said...

Okay....I thought they did away with the silver-y fillings long ago. ??? My dentist doesn't use them.

ERP said...

You're a neurologist - at least people don't show you pics of their bloody stool on their Iphones.

 
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