Thursday, April 28, 2011

Random dialing?

My cell phone rings. It's the hospital ID.

Dr. Grumpy: "This is Dr. Grumpy."

Dr. Noclue: "Hi, I'm the hospitalist taking care of Mrs. Lois Lane, and I need to refer her to you, for outpatient follow-up."

Dr. Grumpy: "Okay, how can I help?"

Dr. Noclue: "Do you take Major Illness Insurance?"

Dr. Grumpy: "Yes."

Dr. Noclue: "Okay, I will give her your number and have her see you in a week. One more question, if I may."

Dr. Grumpy: "Sure."

Dr. Noclue: "What is your specialty?"

14 comments:

Julie said...

WOW ... um, he's referring her for what?

rnraquel said...

Huh?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Yeah. Had no idea. Didn't care either, just wanted to be able to tell the patient what kind of doctor she'd be following up with.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Inquisitive mind. I like that.

Anna :o]

Old MD Girl said...

Gives me so much faith in drs. Really.

A Doc 2 Be said...

You could have said proctologist searching Dr. NC's head.

Baffled said...

Let's play ditch the patient.

Kat's Kats said...

Did you ask him how long he'd been up?

disem - 1 - the brain capacity of a physician in proportion to the number of hours on duty. 2 - the brain capacity of a patient in proportion to the number of pain level (current level is 7, we had storms all day yesterday).

kristen77 said...

Be afraid! Very afraid! I thought
only patients gave you heartburn!
To think I thought the on-call referal denoted your specialty!

Mary Sisson said...

You told him dermatology, right?

Nurse K said...

I'll bet it was some resident and the attending told him to call Dr. Grumpy and set-up follow-up, but didn't say why or for what.

Anonymous said...

did you tell him "Herding yaks in Mongolia" or did you fib?

The Mother said...

You're so brilliant, you can fix anything!

Anonymous said...

"What specialty would you like me to be?"

 
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