Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mary's desk, April 23, 2013

Guy walks in, stands at counter.

Mary: "Hi, can I help you?"

Guy: "Yeah, I want to know if I need an MRI?"

Mary: "Let me look up your chart. When did you see Dr. Grumpy?"

Guy: "I've never seen him. I just want to know if I need an MRI?"

Mary: "I really can't say, sir. I'm not a doctor, but..."

Guy: "I have this neck pain, and my right hand feels numb. So does that need an MRI?"

Mary: "...but I can set you up with an appointment to see the doctor to discuss this. We have an opening Thursday afternoon at 2:30."

Guy: "I don't want to come in. I just want to know if I need an MRI, and if so, to get one."

Mary: "I can't answer that, sir, and the doctor would need to evaluate you before deciding what's needed."

Guy: "You people are just in it for the money."

Leaves and slams door.


RehabRN said...

Wow! Good thing Mary didn't tell him how much an MRI cost.

Then he'd have gone ballastic in your office.

Nothing like a good ol' self-referral.

Maybe someone will get on that "DIY MRI" bandwagon...not!

Momcat said...

Lets hope the silly man doesn't need an MRI...!

bunkywise said...

Well, he's not ALL wrong. You do charge people. I think he's looking for the Free Clinic.

Packer said...

That will be 35 dollars.

Ms. Donna said...

*sigh* Hope he's OK.

ladycrim said...

An MRI addict. Who knew?

LaShaune said...

Happy Admin Day to Mary. I swear she needs a raise, a company-paid weekly mani/pedi/massage and a new car for working in this office.

jen said...

Geez... some people just want to shell out $5000 for the heck of it.

Anonymous said...

I hope he had a stroke the minute he walked out the door!

Anonymous said...

Well duh...I mean, isn't compensation the reason the vast majority of us have a job?

Abigail Cashelle said...

All he needs is a reality check.

Leslie said...

Who did he think was going to read the MRI and diagnose him?

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