Funniest thing you've ever seen happen to a doctor - page 5

It's Pick on Doctor Day! :) I have a high regard for physicians, well, most of them, but it sure can be fun to poke fun at them. Our hospital had a notorious, frequent flyer patient with multiple medical issues, and as we... Read More

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    Rikki, if you don't think this is funny, you've never had a doctor talk down to you or belittle you for simply doing your job. This is about doctors who are not very nice to nurses, getting their just desserts.

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    Quote from Copelt0517
    Rikki, if you don't think this is funny, you've never had a doctor talk down to you or belittle you for simply doing your job. This is about doctors who are not very nice to nurses, getting their just desserts.
    I was able to read all the stories and only chuckle once. I have had doctors belittle me for doing my job. Somehow, reading these stories of misfortune on their part don't make me feel any better, or like laughing. It was sort of how I felt after watching too many segments of "Candid Camera". What in the first 5 minutes might have been amusing, started making me feel ashamed at taking pleasure from other's confusion and discomfort. Eventually, I just feel hostile and know it's time to stop watching. As arrogant and condescending as doctors can be, they're still people.
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    First nursing job, had a LOL patient who came in septic from a UTI, and with the help of antibiotics and IVF, perked up. By the time she left she was a&o and looked a thousand times better than when she came in confused and talking to people who didn't exist. Anyway, I had had her for 2-3 days in a row and gotten to see the transformation. The urologist attending her was making rounds and was in her room explaining the plan of care....it is of note that he looked all of about 18 years old. Very nice guy. Anyway, so he finished talking with her about her care and asked her if she had any questions. "Yes," she said, and cocked her head to one side. "Young man, are you my doctor?" "Yes ma'am, I am," he replied. She thought long and hard about that, got right up in his face, and asked him, "Young man, does your mother know you're up here pretending to be my doctor?" He turned three shades of red and I had to leave the room so as not to laugh in front of him.

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    Last edit by Elvish on Feb 8, '12
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    I do not think the misfortune of the doctor is quite as funny as the actual situation itself, regardless of who the victim is, and our laughter is not really a personal thing but a way to relieve stress and relax. In the time I have been a nurse, I have, by and large, had good experiences w/those I am fortunate enough to meet during my job, including doctors. However, misfortunes do happen and you can either laugh it off and drive on or carry on about it. Laughter is what makes most of us be able to go back to work, day after day, in spite of the chaos that may ensue on any given day or the patients who we may lose in spite of our best efforts. If you do not like the thread, don't read it.
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    I had a doctor who was young, but his hair was white, he was tall, nice looking and a very pleasant, soft spoken person. I never heard him be mean to a nurse or patient. However, it didn't stop me from laughing when an LOL asked me" have that good lookin man come in to see her. She said, I may be old, but i am NOT dead, he is good lookin!!!!!!" When I told him, (of course I told him!!) what she said, he turned red as a beet, smiled and waved at her as he went by her room!
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    I enjoyed these stories... thank-you for the laughs!
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    funniest thing i ever saw happen to a doctor. we had a gi doc that was famous for being an arrogent jerk. he was also tall dark and handsom. i will call him john smith md. he is called down to the er to consult a gib case in one of our frequient flyers (ff). this particular ff was a well known street prostitute with a bad drud addiction. when dr. smith walked into the exam room the ff said, at the top of her lungs in front of several nurses, a pa and the er doc, "hello john! i didn't know you were a doctor too!"

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    ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Quote from pmfb-rn
    funniest thing i ever saw happen to a doctor. we had a gi doc that was famous for being an arrogent jerk. he was also tall dark and handsom. i will call him john smith md. he is called down to the er to consult a gib case in one of our frequient flyers (ff). this particular ff was a well known street prostitute with a bad drud addiction. when dr. smith walked into the exam room the ff said, at the top of her lungs in front of several nurses, a pa and the er doc, "hello john! i didn't know you were a doctor too!"
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    Oh Rikki!

    And Bookworm, too...

    Maybe I'm just low class or tacky, but by golly, these stories had me laughing so dang hard!

    I'm sorry you don't get it.
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    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    Oh Rikki!

    And Bookworm, too...

    Maybe I'm just low class or tacky, but by golly, these stories had me laughing so dang hard!

    I'm sorry you don't get it.
    I am too.
    misstrinad and Guttercat like this.


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