Monday, April 25, 2011

I'd avoid drugs like broccoli and grapefruit

Mr. Nature: "I don't believe in medicines, so my cardiologist is treating me with supplements."

Dr. Grumpy: "Which ones?"

Mr. Nature: "Coumadin and Lipitor."

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha, EXCELLENT...

arzt4empfaenger said...

Smart cardiologist.

Snarky Scalpel said...

gotta love that cardio guy

Frantic Pharmacist said...

But I'm sure they are organically produced.

Margaret/Heather said...

I am so making a note of that for future use. Excellent!

Mal said...

I'd be irritated by that level ofdoctorly arrogance and paternalism, but anyone that dumb (and wilfully uneducated) probrably couldn't make an informed choice about medication anyway.

Moose said...

but Coumadin is ALL NATURAL RAT POISON!!!

Lois said...

Grown on his yard on his own Coumadin and Lipitor trees.

Watercolor said...

bwahhahahahaaaaa!!!! Awesome. A cardiologist with a side of psychology....

PharmGamerKid said...

wonder how the doctor explained pt coming in to check his "coumadin supplement" levels...

Old MD Girl said...

Too funny.

Kat's Kats said...

::blinks innocently:: But if digitalis is found in foxglove then... ::and falls over in hysterics::

Just for the record, my med team treat me with a combination of manufactured pharmaceuticals and OTC supplements. Do I tell them everything I take? Do I look like an idiot? ::more laughing::

Humincat said...

Hahaha! That's hilarious!

Anonymous said...

But are they artisanal?


Hopalong Ginsberg

Anonymous said...

Lipitor and coumadin are plant based! ~~~ They are from the 'manufacturing plant'!!!

OKC, PA

ndenunz said...

Actually, Warfarin (Coumadin) is naturally occuring. It was discovered at the Wisconsin Agricultural Research Foundation (hence the name WARFarin).

Cows were acquiring a bleeding diathesis and it was traced to some bad clover they were eating. The drug was purified from that source.

Anonymous said...

ndenunz, sounds like you may have gone to UW...heard that in almost every single pharmacy class I took there!

Loren Pechtel said...

Good for him. We had the opposite problem with my grandfather (Multiple heart attacks & strokes, some dementia)--he wouldn't believe aspirin could be useful and thus wouldn't take it. I don't recall the label on the bottle but I know we just filled it with off-the-shelf aspirin.

Anonymous said...

A bit off topic but my 92-year-old grandfather didn't want to take vitamin B12 shots every month - even though I was able to give them to him at home. His reason? "What good can they be if it only costs $.67?" Hard both not to laugh at and respect his reasoning.

Anonymous said...

That cardiologist deserves a medal.

kate said...

I'm going to see if I can find a Plaqunil tree or a Methotrexate bush at Home Depot this weekend and plant them in my yard...I'll start selling my organic meds to our patients and make a little scratch on the side.

minimedic said...

Someone buy that cardiologist a drink!

oceankisses said...

What scares me is this person is actually "out there" driving a car on our highways. Sheesh!

Nadia said...

Lovely!
I can't stop laughing

 
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