Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I Don't Remember Who's Forgetting

Dr. Unka is in my office complex. When he refers a patient to me, he often walks them upstairs to my office and waits with them up front (while his own waiting room backs up) until Mary has scheduled the patient. He often asks that I drop everything I'm doing to come meet his new referral, instead of just having them call us to make an appointment.

So today Mary called me to say Dr. Unka was up front, and wanted me to come meet a new patient. So I excused myself from my current patient and went up front, to see him standing there with a familiar, somewhat irritated-looking, older lady.

Dr. Unka: "Ibee, I'd like you to meet Mrs. Ancient. I'm referring her for memory loss."

Dr. Grumpy: "Uh, I saw Mrs. Ancient 3 weeks ago for that."

Mrs. Ancient (glaring at Dr. Unka): "I told you! Why didn't you listen to me?"

Dr. Unka: "She did?"

Mrs. Ancient: "Yes!"

Dr. Grumpy: "Yes, I sent you a note."

Dr. Unka: "You did?"

Mrs. Ancient: "Yes! He did! It was even in my chart at your office! I pointed it out to you!"

Dr. Unka: "You did? Um, I mean, then have her make a follow-up." (leaves my office).

So in this situation, who REALLY needs to be seeing the neurologist?


WWWebb said...

Who are you and why am I here?

Kim said...

Yikes! Awwwwkward......

Chris said...

You SURE you're not the reincarnation of Bud Abbott?

Lipstick said...

OK this is just too creepy...I think Dr. Unka is in my building!! LOL-we have this doc that accompanies his patients down to the pharmacy for all kinds of ridiculous requests (injectables that no insurance company pays for in an outpatient pharmacy, etc). Of course, I'm sure his waiting room is overflowing...

way to go, Mrs. Ancient.

thegooddrlaura said...

well, obviously, Dr. Unka is a better doctor than you (or me or anyone else) and his patients are more sick and important than yours (or mine or anyone else's or the ones in his waiting room, until later) so you just better do a full, thorough neurologic exam on his patients as soon as he f****n* says so.

I'm pissed off about another thing but it sounds like Dr. Unga deserves for me to take it out on him.

p.s. memory loss? sounds like Dr. Unka should make an appointment!

Unknown said...

Not only are your patients nutz, your collegues are as well.


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