Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Annie's desk, January 31st, 2012

Annie: "Dr. Grumpy's office, this is Annie."

Mr. Payne: "Yeah, the pill the doctor gave me makes me nauseous."

Annie: "Okay... In looking through your chart, I don't see that he prescribed any meds. In fact, you haven't been here in almost a year."

Mr. Payne: "My other doctor gave it to me last week."

Annie: "Then you need to call the doctor who prescribed it."

Mr. Payne: "What does that have to do with it?"


Andy Syms said...

OH . MY . GOD !

Francine said...

seriously? SERIOUSLY!????

thethingspatientssay said...

I have a habit of writing "call neurology if any problems arise" on my scripts, so I'll take the blame on that one.

Packer said...

As we circle the drain , as the wags are want to say.

Anonymous said...

Oh, so often. I can't tell you how many times people call us for test results that we don't have. "Who ordered that for you? Where did you have it done?" "oh, it wasn't our office, then you need to call the doctor who ordered it."

And usually the answer is something like "well I can never get through to them so I called you instead".

Anonymous said...

Uh oh. Looks like your secret identity has been discovered.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Damn. I knew I shouldn't have let Cenegenics use my picture in their ads!

Loren Pechtel said...

I can understand about test results--the primary care doc is often CCed on them and thus could give results.

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