Monday, May 21, 2012

More hairs leap off

Dr. Grumpy: "Hi, Mike, it's Ibee."

Dr. Brilliant: "Yes, what can I do for you?"

Dr. Grumpy: "I sent Mr. Jones to you - you saw him earlier today - for a second opinion on his weird muscle disease. What did you think?"

Dr. Brilliant: "I'd like to know what his EMG showed."

Dr. Grumpy: "Well..."

Dr. Brilliant: "You know, I don't mind doing second opinions. But it's not helpful when you don't send all the information with the patient."

Dr. Grumpy: "Because..."

Dr. Brilliant: "I cannot help the patient without the test results. Could you have your staff send the EMG to me?

Dr. Grumpy: "YOU DID THE EMG YOURSELF! 2 weeks ago! I sent him to you for the test!" 

(long pause)

Dr. Brilliant: "Let me get back to you."

10 comments:

skidmark said...

I'm sorry, I believe you have dialed the wrong number. Perhaps you were trying to reach the other Dr. Brilliant, the esteemed neuro-muscular specialist. The is Dr. Brilliant the renowned cranio-proctologist.

stay safe.

bobbie said...

I can just imagine his red face!!!

The Angry Medic said...

Man, if I had a nickel for every time this happened to me (and by me I mean your friendly neighbourhood scapegoat/bullseye a.k.a. The House Officer) I'd be moving into Robin Gibb's mansion right now. (Too soon? Sorry.)

Anonymous said...

Yep. Charting. My Mom the RN said it would save the world. Or at least this PT/

RehabRN said...

Imagine that...putting the findings in a medical record?

Everyone has his day, even Dr. Brilliant.

If he continues, work him up for dementia.

Moose said...

RehabRN beat me to it. I would have sweetly suggested that he consult a neurologist for his memory lapses.

cliffintokyo said...

Follow-up to "Anon said Yep."

Begging your pardon, I would have thought you and Dr. Brill would each (instantly?) call up the patient's chart on your respective computer screens so that you could have a knowledge-based discussion about a case over the phone?

Or, perhaps Dr. Brill has a mind like a computer (don't need one), but a memory like a sieve? :-))

Jackie said...

I bet he didn't forget to bill the pt's insurance though...

cliffintokyo said...

Jackie,
I suspect you are a bottom line sort of person ;-)

With hindsight (sigh) I should have written - "but a memory like a 1980s word-processor" - just to complete the analogy!

Dr. G, its still a communications car wreck...

Old MD Girl said...

Well at least at the end there he let you finish. Sometimes they won't let you get a word in edgewise and then hang up before you can say anything.

 
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