Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Last night a paid survey "exclusively for neurologists" showed up in my mailbox, so I clicked on it.

One of the qualifying questions was how many of each of these disorders I treat in a month:

Needless to say, I didn't qualify

Seriously, people, I'm a freakin' neurologist. How much effort did you put into this survey?


skidmark said...

With the number of patients with their head up their fundament, I would venture to guess that you see (if not actually treat) quite a number of these conditions on a regular basis.

stay safe.

Anonymous said...

Skidmark - You're thinking of craniorectal impaction. That didn't make the list. I'm sure Dr. Grumpy sees at least one of those a day.

Packer said...


Vulvodynia, is where they are holding the next Winter Olympics.

Library-Gryffon said...

Maybe this is their way of making sure you are a neurologist? If you don't answer "0" to all of these, maybe you aren't qualified for the survey?

Of course that is probably giving the survey creators far too much credit.

Anonymous said...

Did someone mishear "urologists"?

If I tell you I have to kill you said...

It's easier to waste your time than to target the survey:-/
I get surveys all the time for you MD types, it shouldn't be that hard for them to note DVM.

Kimbra Kasch said...


MA said...

They missed it by THAT much!

WordyGirl said...

Is Dr. Pissy filling in your name when he needs to login somewhere but doesn't want to be bothered by spam? LOL!

ndenunz said...

Packer, I think you're wrong. I think vulvodynia is that thing the soccer fans use to make noise at the games.

bunkywise said...

Vulvodynia is going to be my superhero name when I get my super-powers which seem be taking an AWFULLY long time to arrive!

In the meantime, I'm designing an awesome costume.

Sarah said...

holy cow your blog is hilarious. I always wonder if doctors want to stab me and now I know, they probably do, lol. Love this!

RehabRN said...

Looks like they went too far on the "If God was an engineer joke" and only gave you the plumbing questions.

Yes, God must have been an engineer, one said to another.

The EE said, "Well of course God was an electrical engineer...look at the nerves and spinal cord and how that all works.'

The ME said, "Yes, God was probably a mechanical engineer. Look at all those joints and how the skeleton is put together."

Nonplussed, the general engineer said, "I think God was a civil engineer."

The other two asked, "Why would you say that."

The GE replied, "Who else would put a sewer in a recreation area?"

(Ah, blast from the past when I worked with those rascally CEs who fought over the width of sidewalks and concrete density...)

Anonymous said...

Rehab RN, that is too funny.
Love it.

I was thinking the survey was meant for gastroenterologists, maybe gynecologists, maybe urologists....things that make you go hmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Neurologist, urologist--sounds pretty similar to me

Anonymous said...

In a previous post, you mentioned you treated people with back pain. Thus it could be construed that you have some interest in chronic pain syndromes and the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th conditions listed could certainly be described as chronic pain syndromes.

Ok, a bit tenuous, but not impossible.

Anonymous said...

OK, maybe this is it.... the survey was meant for urogynecologists. They are a bit more like a urologist overall, but they also deal with some gynecological issues and they can also treat anything that deals with either urinary issues, defecation issues and pelvic pain issues. They cover a lot of ground medically speaking.

Neuros may need to refer patients to them at times.

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