Thursday, October 6, 2016

Personalized medicine

Monday

Mary: "Dr. Grumpy's office, this is Mary."

Dr. Cowboy: "Hi, this is Dr. Cowboy down the street. I have a guy, a really great guy here. I'd like to set him up to see Dr. Grumpy. He has good insurance."

Mary: "Okay, how do you spell his name?"

Dr. Cowboy: "Shit, I have no idea. Let me call you back when I have the chart."


Wednesday:


Mary: "Dr. Grumpy's office, this is Mary."

Dr. Cowboy: "Hi, this is Dr. Cowboy again. I have a great guy here, I talked to you about him the other day. Anyway, I've got his name here, so I can set that up now. He has good insurance."

Mary: "Okay. What insurance is it? I just want to make sure it's one we take."

Dr. Cowboy: "Sure, I agree, it's... Shit, I don't have that here, just his name. It's one of the big companies, let me call you back when I have that in front of me."


Friday:


Mary: "Dr. Grumpy's office, this is Mary."

Dr. Cowboy: "Hi, this is Dr. Cowboy. I talked to you about this guy. He's a great guy, and his insurance, which is good insurance, is Major Illness, Inc."

Mary: "Great! We take that. And what day would he like to come in? We have openings on..."

Dr. Cowboy: "Shit, I'm not sure. I better ask him first. I'll call him later today and get back to you, or have him call you, and we'll get something set-up."



Monday (again):


Mary: "Dr. Grumpy's office, this is Mary."

Dr. Cowboy: "Hey, it's Dr. Cowboy. Okay, I spoke to him late of Friday, and he says he can come in on Tuesday or Wednesday, preferably in the..." (mumbling in background) "Really?"

Pause

Mary: "Hello?"

Dr. Cowboy: "Shit, never mind. My nurse just said he died over the weekend. He was a good guy, too. Had great insurance."

21 comments:

Liz said...

You sure that wasn't Dr. Frank Burns?

Anonymous said...

OMG.

And the add that comes up on this blog entry is Joy's Gone.....Fans Flabbergasted.

Packer said...

Hope he had great life insurance too.

I am going to feel guilty for awhile because I laughed.

bobbie said...

Packer ~ I don't feel guilty at all!

Anonymous said...

@Packer: You *should* feel guilty!
I heard he was a great guy!

Stacey Gordon said...

And had great insurance!

Pillboy said...

Probably didn't have life insurance though.

CatCube said...

Hopefully the cause of death wasn't something a neurologist would have caught.

Flo from the Progressive commercials said...

It's important to have good health insurance, but, if you truly want to know the value of a human being on the most fundamental level, you need to know about their car insurance.

Yoko Drāno said...

"Okay, he may have been a bit of a sadistic child-molesting neo-Nazi who liked to cut people off in traffic and eat smelly food on airplanes with his seat reclined all the way, but he had SUCH a beautiful deductible..."

Anonymous said...

"I hear they came and took him in the middle of the night. Too bad his plan included the death panels."

Anonymous said...

"In retrospect, maybe the part where his insurance paid for unlimited pitchers of margaritas every Saturday night wasn't the best idea."

Anonymous said...

Oh, so close! The last gasp vote Donald Trump has been pleading for!

Anonymous said...

Whoa Nelly. He was one of the good ones, and he had great insurance, too. Another day in the life of a cowboy.

gloriap said...

Sorry, I laughed, too.

It does sound as though Dr. Cowboy needs an evaluation with Dr. Grumpy ASAP, too.

Shash said...

Dr. Cowboy sounds familiar to me. Is he an insurance agent? Shit, let me get back to you on that.... Truly, I once worked with an insurance agent who fits the sound of Dr. Cowboy to a T.

Anonymous said...

Viral marketing strikes again.

Anonymous said...

For some reason I read that in Trump's voice. "Let me tell you, he's a great guy, tremendous guy. And his insurance, outstanding insurance."

The Reader said...

CatCube, my thoughts exactly.

And Anonymous...yes. Cowboy could be a relative of Trump, for sure. Egads.

Glen said...

Referrals from an Ortho are always interesting.

clairesmum said...

So Dr Cowboy does a great wallet biopsy....but his followup falls short....

 
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