Monday, September 13, 2010

Hmmm...

While I was at the hospital yesterday, I stopped in to read some EEG's. The studies always have a cover sheet attached, giving me a brief patient history. One had this on it's paperwork:

"Indication: Patient has spells of "tripping out" when he drinks heavily and smokes marijuana. Dr. Local ordered the study to make sure they aren't seizures."

13 comments:

The RPh said...

So, Dr. Local had never participated in either of those two drugs. Obviously! Talk about waste of healthcare dollars!

Amanda said...

Oy vey... but if he hadn't ordered testing and something dire happened to the patient at a later time, you can bet your bottom dollar someone would be filing a lawsuit.

Bleah :(

Anonymous said...

Dr. G, I have blackouts when I bash myself in the head with a hammer. Should I have an EEG, too?

Dragonfly said...

I've been ataxic when really tired. Someone needs to scan my brain and check my b12 or methylmalonic acid!!

C said...

*Bangs head on desk*

Drunk/high makes most people "trip out". Didn't they all get that memo?

Ms Lynette said...

Send local Doc and patient over to Ms. Lynette. Dr. Grumpy might not be able to give them an education, but I can. We'll laugh so hard over their ignorance that everyone will "trip out", first. Then I'll set 'em straight.

terri c said...

Ohfergodsake.

Anonymous said...

Just what might constitute 'tripping out', then, if seizures are not ruled out with an obligatory EEG? Observation of purple instead of pink elephants?

Pharmgirl said...

So I assume he has to get hammered and stoned before the EEG, so you can see what's going on, right?

ERP said...

Great use of health care dollars.

The Mother said...

I hope he ordered that STAT.

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

"Dr. Local is considering initiation of a business relationship with patient's dealer, but suspects that dealer provides clients with inferior merchandise. Dr. Local wishes to eliminate this possibility before moving forward."

vicki said...

so with the new health care reform ... this sure wastes my tax dollars
word verification: comabl - what the patient will be after he gets his bill when insurance kicks it back

 
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