Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Great moments on rounds

I had a hospital consult on a pregnant lady with migraines. I recognized the name as being one of my drug reps.

The door was closed, so I knocked, and someone yelled for me to come in.

I went in. "Hi, it's Dr. Grumpy, they asked me to..."

I stopped.

She was having a trans-vaginal ultrasound, her legs up and apart in the stirrups. The ultrasound tech had the probe up in her...

I was embarrassed, and began to retreat. "I'm very sorry, I'll come back this afternoon..."

She said "You might as well stay. I'm being transferred to a new territory, anyway."

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once pregnant, with all the probing and checking, you pretty much lose all dignity anyway. And modesty, out the window.

RehabRN said...

She was in another territory, all right!

Maybe she had some goodies in her hospital bag for the office.

Even selling while she's in the hospital...nominate her for a bonus!

Hildy said...

Practical woman. I like that.

Old MD Girl said...

What Hildy said.

Azuka said...

So did you stay?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

No. She was having a procedure done, and I didn't want to interfere with that. Her OB needed the results. I went back later.

ronstew said...

I agree with Hildy.

Anonymous said...

I was inpatient after surgery, and I needed a catheter. The room was semi-private and I had the side by the door. The door was closed and the curtain by the door was drawn as was the one between the two beds, just not all the way (she couldn't see what was going on). Someone knocks, addresses himself as "doctor," walks in, and proceeds to walk by me (making eye contact) to see his patient. The MD happened to be, the father of several, former students. He finished up what he was doing with his patient and by then I was also finished, and covered back up. On his way out, he stopped by to visit for a few minutes as if nothing happened. I knew he was an MD, at that hospital, but what are the chances of him being the doctor of my roommate? This is a 650+ bed hospital. He did enter with more caution the next several days. Talk about an awkward moment.

Old RPh said...

I'm not sure what the big deal is. Last time she was at your office you had intercourse with her.

Anonymous said...

Damn. I can't ever get radiology to do portable anything. ;)

Handled as well as possible by all parties. They told you to enter, you bowed out.

pharmacy chick said...

re Old Rph...haha maybe Grumpy is the father!

Anonymous said...

@Old RPh: ROTFLMAO!!!

Andy

Dr Killpatient said...

Hmmmm. Is she was hot, I would be suspicious of your "inconvenient" entry... :-)

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! That is hilarious! I love how she was just so OK with it and said, "You might as well stay..." while you were trying to escape.

I have almost no shame (Heck, I've bared all to a stranger for the sole purpose of having pretty jewelry down there), but I think even I would be a little embarrassed if someone who I've talked to regularly as part of my job walked in on me having a trans-vaginal ultrasound.

LOL @ Old RPh!

Anonymous said...

Seems like you were the one in a different territory.

 
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