Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Freudian script

Dr. Grumpy: "Hi, this is Dr. Grumpy, returning a page."

RalPh: "Hi, this is RalPh, the pharmacist over at local grocery. I'm calling about a script you wrote for Valerie Smith yesterday, for her Valium."

Dr. Grumpy: "Is there a problem? She gets it every month."

RalPh: "It's her name. You misspelled it."

Dr. Grumpy: "What did I write?"

RalPh: "Instead of Valerie Smith you wrote Valium Smith."

(pause)

Dr. Grumpy: "Holy crap. That's awesome."

RalPh: "Yeah, it took a while for the tech and I to stop laughing enough to call you."

18 comments:

Janine said...

ROFL!!!

Anonymous said...

teehee, oops!

~Francine

Hospital Lab Tech said...

I once received a lab sample labelled "Darth Maul". Figure that one!

Nicole said...

Love it! Truth is....Lol

Francine said...

LOL @ Hospital Lab Tech!!!! That is awesome!

thethingspatientssay said...

Here, Grumpy. You might enjoy this one my colleague gave us to laugh about. http://goo.gl/ZbqO6

Anonymous said...

awesome!!! awesome!!! awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

is this the same RalPh from this post?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

No.

Packer said...

Seems like all you folks are a little too mellow about this. Been taking yours I see.

Alex Dreamz said...

Uh, Grumpy?? Are you sure it's the PATIENT that needs that scrip? ;-)

Liz said...

i always enjoy your blog. this post, though, made me laugh out loud. thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

To err is human. To be able to laugh about it, is awesome.

Anonymous said...

And did you write the drug name as "Valerie"?

Anonymous said...

I once got an Rx for Xanax with the patient's first name written incorrectly as "Anxiety"

Rita said...

Hilarious. My doc told me about an hour after he input a prescription to a pharmacy he got a call from the pharmacist.

The Pharmacist said, "Hey, you know this prescription you wrote for 3,030 tablets of valium? Is it okay if we only fill 30 and wait for the rest from the next supply truck?"

Apparently they all got a good laugh out of that one.

This is where a good IT control system should be in place.

PharmGamerKid said...

*like*

Speaking of which, I've had a doctor write a script for a John Smith but given it to Jose Martinez. Right drug for right person, just wrong name on the script lol.

Anonymous said...

Why do I think the repeated use of "RalPh" is a subtle reference to Cheech and Chong?

 
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