I just want to ask the rest of the country if they have ever been yelled at, or hung up on by a doctor who is on call and suppose to care for his pts? I work @ a small community hospital, where everone in the whole hospital knows everyone else.(And all of their dirty laundry, but that is besides the point.) We have some doctors who are wonderful, no matter what time or day if the year you call them they are genuinally concerned for the well being of their pts, but others, are mad cuz you interupted them sleeping, eating ....or worse yet it is x-mas eve, or Sat nite. Well I don't really jump for joy when I have to work on a holiday or weekend either, but I do it, and more importantly I am not rude about it. When I was 1st graduated I worked niteshift, and when pts would have a complaint nausea, pain etc. I would actually look to see who was covering before I called, not to get the right phone #, but to assess whether or not I could wait until morning if a certain DRs were on call. Well i have been an RN for five years now and it didn't take me long to realize that my pts come 1st and it is too bad if I interrupted someones sleep to bring my pts they comfort they deserve! Does anone feel the same way?