Friday, July 29, 2011

Then why did you come here?

Mrs. Tech: "The headache is over the entire right side of my head, I get horrible nausea, and I can't stand light or noise."

Dr. Grumpy: "That's a migraine."

Mrs. Tech: "No, it's absolutely NOT a migraine! You should know better!"

Dr. Grumpy: "Why are you so sure it's not a migraine?"

Mrs. Tech: "The iPhone app says so."

17 comments:

Snarky Scalpel said...

A migraine? A MIGRAINE?! Puuh-leeeaseeee... who gave you that MD? Innit obvious it's something much more ominous and deadly and needs an MRI NOW!!!

Haven said...

Oh the interwebs, self-diagnosing idiotitis daily

Kim said...

Sometimes the web is good for diagnosing things, though. My son was really sick, I googled his symptoms and Dr. Google suggested he had bacterial meningitis. I brought him to the doctor and guess what? He had bacterial meningitis.

Karen Whiddon said...

Because, after all, the IPhone app knows WAY more than a mere MD. Sheesh!

Gotta love especially the "You should know better!!"

Anonymous said...

If you can't believe the little green pigs, who can you believe?

Anonymous said...

I play flight control on my iphone, think I could get some on-call work at the FAA? I am already trained.

oceankisses said...

As a 14-year migraine patient, I now know what/who NOT to consult about my migraines. Sheesh! And how dare that person talk to you that way Doctor!!!

PA Honeybee said...

Did you ask her why she was there or why on earth she was wasting your time? Did you drop kick her? Can I drop kick her?

She sounds like my hypochondriac, nervous wreck sister-in-law! NO medical background whatsoever and she argues with me about symptoms and what they could be.

Don said...

The Voices In My Head are saying that They know better than any stupid iPhone app. And if I can't trust the Voices, who can I trust???

Spikessib said...

I think there should be an ICD.9 code for Googlechondria.

Jess said...

She would have felt better if you had invented some obscure jungle virus for your diagnoses. The only problem would have been this "new medical crises" would be all over the news before sunset.

Anonymous said...

So what does the Dr. App say it is?

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

A new world. iDiots.

Absentbabinski said...

I guess this is the next generation of Dr Google?

Anonymous said...

iGiveup, there's no hope.

Purple Stinky Onion said...

First it was treat the patient and not the monitor, now we will need to add, treat the patient and not the iphone/ipad app!

Anonymous said...

"But is the iPhone app Board-certified?"

 
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