Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WTF?

Doing a survey last night, one allegedly for neurologists, and this question came up:


Beyond shingles I really had no comment.

14 comments:

Moose said...

... just where are people getting those jellyfish stings?

Anonymous said...

sheesh, Dr. G., in your practice couldn't come up with at least one patient experiencing jellyfish or jellybird, or even jellyreptile stings, bites, or pokes in the eye?

Anonymous said...

I think, though I have no evidence to support this, that the test was for anyone in internal medicine. Since your primary certification is probably in IM, the people who send out the surveys take a chance that you are practicing IM as well as neurology???

As an aside, why do you persist in trying to make sense of these marketing surveys? :-)

Kim said...

Moose, Virginia Beach. Seriously, my son was attacked by jellyfish at Virginia Beach a couple of years ago. We were in the water, I actually saw the jellyfish, it was right next to me, but it did not sting me. Just as I was going to my son, who was maybe 10 feet way from me, to get him out of the water (I couldn't yell, he's deaf and wouldn't have heard me)a huge wave crashed into us, throwing us toward the shore along with the jellyfish which landed on my son. He didn't go in the water for the rest of the weekend!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I am not certified in IM. Neurology is the only medical subspecialty that doesn't need to be, for arcane reasons.

a.generic doc said...

So, none of your patients come in for their neurological problem and as you are ready to leave the room say, "Oh by the way, doc, my butt hurts. Can you look at it?"

Grumpy, M.D. said...

All the freakin' time.

Kyle Boyd said...

Just a FYI, when you're taking screenshots like that one you should save them as a PNG file. When you save a screenshot as a JPG it looks really ugly around the text areas.

ThorMD said...

How many of your patients have severe anal/rectal pain caused by jellyfish stings and a 2nd degree (or higher) burn?

Red_No_4 said...

What about that study linking cold sores and memory loss? http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/25/17459529-cold-sores-may-be-tied-to-memory-loss-study-suggests?lite

RehabRN said...

Grumpy:

Maybe you should tell your patients what they do at PrivateU. They're not internists, because the neuros train with the psychiatrists, and maybe they need a competency exam after a 72 hour commitment.

At least, they might get out of the office faster. Just a thought...

Anonymous said...

this is screening test to determine if really completed by neurologists. all answers should be zero. if you answer any otherwise, you are not neurologist!
I am sure someone sets their 8 y/o on these, to earn those extra medical equipment promises...

Anonymous said...

Too bad they didn't have a box asking about patients with their heads up their ass.

Charles said...

jellyfish sting and rectal pain on the same survey - ouch!

I guess that could happen when you skinny dip in the ocean.

 
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