dealing with Dr's

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    I had to call dr tonight. And I was calling him about a few residents who weren't even his and i was needing scripts called to pharm. He was so sweet and very understanding and he could tell I was having a bad night and was being very flirty. He kept saying "you don't sound happy, why arn't you happy ? I just want you to be a happy nurse at your job " he was saying this in this fake corny english accent and i started laughing and he said "now why are you laughing ?" I told him he was making me laugh. I was trying to be real nice and professional. wasn't trying to sound frustrated. even though I was. all I kept thinking was I need these med and he's really flirting with me ?? Kinda made me feel better. Cause the one Dr (who is the normal dr for these residents) is a real butt. Rude and condesending and whenever you call about one of his residents his usual response is 'what do you want me to do about it??" which makes me want to say "well you are the dr, you tell me what you want to do" But I don't. I usually just say "I'm just letting you know in case you want to order something"...to which he usually says no. So having to deal with the other doctor was very nice and uplifting. Needless to say I have never even laid eyes on this doc. Just talked to him on the phone every week. sometimes the docs can be very understanding on just how hard us nurses have it. and that I appreciate.
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    Quote from fairyluv
    Cause the one Dr (who is the normal dr for these residents) is a real butt. Rude and condesending and whenever you call about one of his residents his usual response is 'what do you want me to do about it??"
    *** I don't work in LTC but I try to always be ready for this question. Any provider who says that to me will immediatly get a detailed list of exactly what I want them to do about the problem in question. You might be amazed how often you get exactly what you ask for.
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    First off, you forgot to tell us if the on call MD is goodlooking, and single? We need more information before we can advise you on the situation.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN

    *** I don't work in LTC but I try to always be ready for this question. Any provider who says that to me will immediatly get a detailed list of exactly what I want them to do about the problem in question. You might be amazed how often you get exactly what you ask for.
    I never call unless I have a suggestion. If I can't think of anything I ask the other nurse on duty.
    salvadordolly likes this.
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    Quote from SuzieVN
    First off, you forgot to tell us if the on call MD is goodlooking, and single? We need more information before we can advise you on the situation.
    He didn't even really need to be single!
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    Quote from chrisrn24

    I never call unless I have a suggestion. If I can't think of anything I ask the other nurse on duty.
    Sometimes I don't have a suggestion. Sometimes I simply need to update the physician on the patient's condition, for any number of reasons. In those cases I say something along the lines of, "I needed to let you know about XYZ." and usually they are fine with the lack of suggestion. The one or two who aren't, I will say again, "This is a change/ a concern/ whatever and it is my job to make sure you know that, and so I've called you."
    joanna73 likes this.
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    Quote from SuzieVN
    First off, you forgot to tell us if the on call MD is goodlooking, and single? We need more information before we can advise you on the situation.
    i don't know, i havent seen him. he does his rounds in the morning and i work evenings so i dont know to much about him, but since i'm married, i'm not really interested, but it was flattering, i ve been married for 15 yrs and its nice to be flirted with,
    SuzieVN likes this.
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    Quote from SaoirseRN

    Sometimes I don't have a suggestion. Sometimes I simply need to update the physician on the patient's condition, for any number of reasons. In those cases I say something along the lines of, "I needed to let you know about XYZ." and usually they are fine with the lack of suggestion. The one or two who aren't, I will say again, "This is a change/ a concern/ whatever and it is my job to make sure you know that, and so I've called you."
    Well that is true I suppose but I always try to have a suggestion either, like " well Xs legs are like this what do you think? Do you want a new treatment for them?"
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    Quote from chrisrn24

    Well that is true I suppose but I always try to have a suggestion either, like " well Xs legs are like this what do you think? Do you want a new treatment for them?"
    Well yes, generally I do too, but sometimes there really isn't anything to suggest. An example -- a patient admitted for TIA, whose symptoms had resolved in ER, already ordered a repeat head CT for the morning, has another major TIA around 0300. It was resolving, slowly, and he wasn't going to get his CT any faster because of it, but it's still something I had to inform the doctor about even though there really wasn't anything to suggest.
    fairyluv likes this.
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    Quote from SaoirseRN
    He didn't even really need to be single!
    RIGHT answer!


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