Thursday, February 17, 2011
A 24 year old patient that was 6 weeks pregnant came to the ER for a doctors excuse. What was the excuse for you might ask???
Patient: "I was on bed rest for my entire pregnancy last time. So I need a note for my job saying I can be on bed rest for the next 9 months."
Me: "Uhhhhh.....are you serious?"
Patient: "Of course, can I have the note."
Me: "I have never heard of anyone being on bed rest for their entire pregnancy. Were you high risk? What was the problem?"
Patient: "Are you calling me a liar? Are you going to give me a note or what."
Me: "Well you know if you were on bed rest that it needs to be managed by an OB/GYN, not by a random ER Doc you are never going to see again. And the fact that you can't give me some answers raises some red flags. So no, I am not giving you a note and you need to see an OB/GYN for your pregnancy."
Patient: "So.....can I be off for 9 months?"
Me: "Please leave now."
Posted by SerenityNow at 6:44 PM