Dr. Grumpy: "What did the MRI show?"
Mr. Triad: "I'm not sure, my other neurologist said..."
Dr. Grumpy: "Wait, you have another neurologist?"
Mr. Triad: "Actually, I have 2 others. I saw both of them earlier this week."
Dr. Grumpy: "Why are you seeing 3 different neurologists?"
Mr. Triad: "Well, it seems like a good idea. I mean, this way if I disagree with something one does I can call the other two, and see what the majority opinion is."
Dr. Grumpy: "Who are the other 2 neurologists?"
Mr. Triad: "I don't want any of you to know who the others are. I think that will help keep all of you impartial."
Dr. Grumpy: "Honestly, I'm really not comfortable with this situation. I can understand someone wanting a 2nd opinion, or even a 3rd, but to have 3 different neurologists trying to manage the same condition, ordering tests, and prescribing medications at the same time... I'm going to have to end this appointment. I won't charge you for it, but I just don't think this is a good idea, and don't want to be a part of it."
Mr. Triad: "You know, that's funny. My 5th cardiologist said the same thing yesterday."