Sunday, June 5, 2011
I appreciate the kind words from everyone. Really I do a good job of venting to my friends Psych Doc and Doc Sensitive. The blog has been fun, but I think when the stories I have run out that will be the end. I received some interesting offers in the last week, so things might be on hold as far as shutting down production....for a little bit.
Anyways back to the stories......
A 63 year old male came in for a medication refill.
Me: "Hello sir, how can I help you today?"
Patient: "I was hoping you could refill my meds for my blood pressure."
Me (few basic history questions then...): "OK, what meds are you on?"
Patient: "I don't know. I have been on them for ten years."
Me: "I need a name if I am going to help you. Do you know what it sounds like, or what it starts with?"
Patient: "No, I just know I have been on it for a long time. Can you refill it?"
Me: "Sir, there are a lot of blood pressure names out there, can you think of anything for me to go with?"
Patient: "No, just refill them dammit!"
It was Sunday afternoon. No primary doc to call. He wasn't in our electronic medical records. He had no clue what the name even sounded like. He couldn't tell me what they looked like. He literally just expected me to be a genie and come up with his meds. I think I even said that at one point. I asked about 20 different questions that I was hoping would spark his memory. Nothing worked. Why the hell even come in?
Posted by SerenityNow at 10:43 AM