funny names for nurses - page 18

An Accident and Emergency Department in Birmingham boasts a Nurse Payne Nurse Hacker scrubs regularly in a London Operating Department Sister De'Ath walks the corridors of a hospice in... Read More

  1. by   perfectbluebuildings
    I know of a urologist, Dr. Ick and a dermatologist, Dr. Rash!
  2. by   RN4BABES
    Quote from fiestynurse
    At the University of Wisconsin Hospital there was a Dr. Doctor. When they overhead paged him they had to remember to add his first name, because if they paged just Dr. Doctor, every doctor in the hospital would respond.
    There is a Dr. Doctor where I work in Toronto, Canada as well.
  3. by   Glimmer
    We have a Dr. Gross who is a Gen. Surg... and I was also delivered by an OB named Dr. Gross... Dr. Payne is a local ortho

    My name is pronounced All-Knee and I tore my ACL this summer... the funny part was that I was dating a guy at the time who's last name was Payne... my sister (and my physical therapist) all thought if funny that I could have been Alnee (all-knee) Payne after having had ACL surgery...
  4. by   elkpark
    Many years ago, in my first job out of school, I worked at a hospital that prided itself on being v. tasteful and low-key about unpleasant emergencies taking place in the house, and the polite euphemism for code blues over the overhead paging system was, "Paging Dr. Heart ... Paging Dr. Heart to" (ICU, Ortho, wherever the code was). They had done this for many years and it had worked just fine. Then a Dr. Hart joined the medical staff ... :chuckle I was always amused to hear the hospital operators paging overhead, "Paging Dr. William (or whatever his first name was) Hart, umm, errr, that's Dr. WILLIAM Hart to Ortho" (or wherever) ... That was the only case in which they used a doc's first name in a page. Of course, they couldn't just change the code page to "Code Blue" like everyone else -- it would have been too unpleasant to admit to patients and visitors that there was a bad thing happening somewhere in the hospital ...
  5. by   jaimealmostRN
    I know a female physician named Dr. Pusey......never heard her paged over any sort of PA system though, LOL.
  6. by   RoxanRN
    My husband used to see Dr. Bonebrake - chiropractor. :chuckle
  7. by   lpn3324
    Quote from NurseFirst
    Where I grew up there was a dentist by the name of Dr. Toothacker (don't remember how it was spelled.)

    One of my dentists when I was a kid co-owned a candy company..

    When I was growing up, there was a physician, Frank Slaughter, who wrote medical novels--great stuff, he was always talking about what was current practice at the time (like, when ICUs came in), etc. Great medical history. I think his first novel started out with someone getting a coffee enema, I think for a suicide attempt.

    My PCP is Dr. Man; one day I looked at the name of the doctors in that clinic: Ho, Lee, etc. I think the longest name was Greene. I did have Dr. Lee for my PCP at one time and also had an Ophthalmologist Dr. Ly (pronounced the same.)

    NurseFirst
    Dr.Slaughter passed away about a year and a half ago,he was not only a great surgeon and great writer he had a magnificent sense of humor about his name
  8. by   Wendii
    My Dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer about a year ago ... the urologist who has been treating him is named Dr. Winkle :roll

    If thats not bad enough, hes also being treated by an ocologist who's called Dr. Swindle!!

    We all had a good chuckle at that one!
  9. by   FuturenurseCA&O
    My gyno doctor is Dr. Fuchs. Pronounced like the copulation.

    My girlfriend had a doctor named Dr. Sunshine for her oncologist. :spin: Loved that.

    ~D
  10. by   shygirl
    Very funny! Thanks for the laugh!

    Shygirl
  11. by   FranEMTnurse
    I once was a patient of a chiropractor named, Dr Spina. He had 4 sons, who all became chiropractors, and they started a chain of offices by the name of Spina Chiropractic services.

    We also had a surgeon who's name was Dr Paine
  12. by   Adam D. RN2005
    I once pulled into a parking lot for a medical group, and under dentistry, Dr. Fang.
  13. by   debRN0417
    I used to have the last name Patient...I was Nurse Patient. lol

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