Thursday, November 6, 2014

I'm just here for the knives

Seen in a surgeon's note:



Thank you, Glen!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sheesh! This was the day that the medical person was out and the high school volunteer or the 'pink lady from the gift shop' was called into duty (after they gave their HIPAA pledge)?

Anonymous said...

He had close personal contact with his girlfriend so I would think he could catch the asthma. Fortunately he doesn't see his neighbor much so he should be OK with the cancer.

Officer Cynical said...

He also heard about a guy who had some really strange disease, but he's not sure what it was.

Anonymous said...

"...oh, and his dog has worms."

Anonymous said...

Actually, the dog having worms is probably more relevant. A lot of parasites are zoonotic.

Denise Perry said...

When I asked my doctor about getting tested for thyroid issues, he asked if it ran in the family. I told him my grandmother, mother, sister, father, and cat had issues.

The difference me and this patient is that I knew my cat wasn't relevant, and just mentioned her as a joke (she did have thyroid issues, though).

bunkywise said...

Okay, I get the patient giving out random information but who put it in the chart??? Or do you docs do that to amuse each other?

Nurse Lilly said...

Internists are from Mars. Surgeons are from who-the-fuck-knows-where.

Charlotte said...

If someone told me that, yes, I would put it in the record. It gives an indication of the person's education, reasoning ability, and, possibly, intelligence. It would give a clue as to how accurate any other answer might be.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they're all the same person...?

Hllbillygirl G said...

@Denise, the cat might actually be relevant, if the cause was environmental, as with GHWBush family's autoimmune problem.

Anonymous said...

In 30 years I have worked for two surgeons. I am hyper aware when I am in a medical office personally. I hate to say it but the patient isn't always the one coming up with dumb stuff.

BelgiumDoc said...

Surgeon here! Personally, it's the kind of stuff I just leave in there sometimes, to brighten the day of the neurologist reading it.

pharmacy chick said...

must be very close to his neighbor! haha

Anonymous said...

What asthma inhaler is used? Any reactions while kissing (other than the natural ones)?

How often is mouth-to-mouth breathing assistance given? Is she live-in, and is the asthma recent since she moved in?

And...does he sample his neighbor's cancer drugs or babysit his radium collection?

 
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