Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wednesday night, 10:27 p.m.

Dr. Grumpy: "This is Dr. Grumpy, returning a page."

Mr. Molosser: "YEAH! You saw my daughter last week, she's in college up there, and I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT YOU PRESCRIBED FOR HER MIGRAINES!!!"

Dr. Grumpy: "Um, sir, Migragone is a common treatment for migraines. It's been around for almost 20 years, and is pretty standard."

Mr. Molosser: "DON'T TELL ME THAT! I know medications! It's dangerous! It's experimental! I told her not to take it!"

Dr. Grumpy: "Are you a doctor?"

Mr. Molosser: "No, I manage a White Castle. And I'm having her find another neurologist. NOBODY treats my beautiful daughter like a guinea pig!"

Click

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow...perhaps he needs to up his dose of Crazigone. He is clearly still symptomatic.

Anonymous said...

As one of your international readers I had to look up what a White Castle was. Basically a burger resturant for we culturally challenged.

Anonymous said...

White Castle = food for drunk people

Officer Cynical said...

White Castle sliders also are experimental.

Moose said...

Dr Google strikes again.

Up yours, Dr Google. You're the reason why when I show the slightest bit of knowledge to some doctors I get pat on the head and talked down to like I'm a toddler.

Packer said...

Now I think I now want a sack full for lunch and imodium for desert. Hmmm Mmmmm .

bunkywise said...

I used to live in the Chicago suburbs and I agree whole-heartedly with the "food for drunk people" definition! And then terminal wonky stomach afterwards. That may be why I moved to Georgia, where there are no White Castles. They have Krystal, a White Castle poseur.

Anonymous said...

"Especially the guinea pigs that go into our patties!"

The Patient Doc said...

I think there must be some online doctor degree that everyone's been taking lately.

Anonymous said...

The daughter's migraines might resolve without medication if she cuts the umbilical cord to her dad.

Don said...

Wasn't that discussion a violation of the daughter's HIPAA rights

Anonymous said...

To be fair, managing a fast-food restaurant probably does give you an above-average working knowledge of pharmaceuticals.

Anonymous said...

Not a HIPAA violation, because Dr. G didn't volunteer any patient information.

Shellye said...

Who needs a medical license when you can just use the internet?

Lisa said...

In the south Krystals are disgusting. Waffle House is the food for drunks...and college kids. I wonder if there is a connection...

Anonymous said...

"For years, I've been studying the quincunx of holes in our raw patties, and I'm convinced that it could be an effective pattern for trepanation."

Don said...

Anonymous said...
Not a HIPAA violation, because Dr. G didn't volunteer any patient information.


I thought from reading the article, that Dr G volunteered the name of the medication to the Father.

Not that how he told it to us was a HIPAA violation

Don said...

Anonymous said...
Not a HIPAA violation, because Dr. G didn't volunteer any patient information.


I thought from reading the article, that Dr G volunteered the name of the medication to the Father.

Not that how he told it to us was a HIPAA violation

Candida Gomez said...

How come they never use Google when you need them too?

I bet he misspelled the name if he did bother to Google it.

If the girl is above legal age, my understanding is he can't schedule her with another neurologist without her consent. Whether she can stand up to him without consequences is another matter.

I've found that telling doctors 'I know enough to know what I don't know' is a good starting point to at least some respect for my knowledge. I also find starting off with 'I once read in a book' can be helpful. Even though books can be as trashy and ill-informed as any net article, somehow they garner a sort of instant respect.

Anonymous said...

WTF with the double speak??

Ivan Ilyich said...

Not a HIPAA violation because I don't assume that these anecdotes are presented completely and precisely as they actually played out, but for name changes. No doubt the dialogue is edited to make good reading here.

a.generic doc said...

Would he care if someone treated his UGLY daughter like a guinea pig?

RevSteveW said...

Having lived in NJ for a while, and been introduced to White Castle, I remember my friend ordering "4 ratburgers, and tuck the tails", they make McD's look high class

Anonymous said...

Dear Dr. Grumpy,
Don't give up. Somewhere there are still a FEW
(just a few) people that do want your help and
WILL listen. They trust your years of experience
as a physician and that is why (hopefully) you went
through the hell of med school
Grumpy PT (no not a PhD that can over ride you)

Library-Gryffon said...

And it's quite possible that the daughter is under 18. I didn't turn 18 until my freshman year finals week. I know folks whose kids are at college at 16.

 
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