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 found out, this patient's problems were compounded in that they had some rather bizarre psych issues.
Everyone ended up liking this person very much, but the "episodes" we were to discover, were sudden. The patient during these episodes looked and acted possessed by the minions of hell itself.
There also was a doc at this time, who walked the halls with his chin in the air. You know the type I'm talking about...the flowing coat, perfect hair, and the airs of superiority waft out from them in billows as they make their rounds.
One day, the patient was being pushed out of a room in the bed. The patient looked for all intent, comatose. Sleeping like a baby.
As the patient was being pushed by the juncture of the nurses' station... the busiest place on the unit during the busiest time of the day, the doc in question happened to be flowing regally down the hall in usual fashion with his colleagues. He decided to ignore the fact there was a patient in a bed in his way, and tried to push past.
It was at that moment in front of God and everyone: ancillary staff, change of shift RN's, multiple phsyicians, secretaries...everyone...that the patient all in one motion shot bolt upright, grabbed a fistful of the docs jewels, and screamed in his face, nose to nose, "GET A JOB!!!"
The patient then fell back in bed like nothing happened.
The whole scene went dead silent, everyone's jaw hit the tarmac, and several people had to remove themselves from the area to find an empty room and burst out in uncontrollable laughter.
That was a good day.
Feb 1, '12
We had one doc that loved to have dramatic temper tantrums. Throwing charts, pens and flopping down in a chair throwing his arms up in the air.
One day doc was having a whopper of a tantrum. The chart went sliding down the station floor, a pen went whizzing past someones head. The dr the flung himself in a chair. Guess what? As he sat down, the chair, with wheels, moved. Doc hit the ground hard, lol. Sort of put a damper on his drama.
The rest of us scattered like mice, snickering down the hall, and left him sitting there.
Last edit by tokmom on Sep 26, '16
Feb 1, '12
Quote from macgirl
The only thing better than that... Is the doc turning as someone walks in asks a question and gets hit upside the head, nearly getting knocked off the stool...Sitting there stunned.
Reminds me of a time long ago when I was a scared, young newbie.
First day on the job in a new hospital.
Doc sitting at the desk with his face buried in a chart.
I opened the reference/textbook cabinet directly above him, at which point no less than one Mosby's, two Merck manuals, and one 1000 page PDR came crashing out and fell on his head.
I was young and I was mortified.
Today, I'd point and laugh.
Last edit by Guttercat on Feb 1, '12