Same here. My office is like the free clinic for both students and staff. The students, I expect. But the staff?? In emergencies, yes. But when they are piling in here to "save a $20 copayment"...??!! For some reason, I find that so offensive. I can't seem to verbalize why, though. LOL Maybe because I have to pay my stupid $20 copayments whenever I want advice...
The thing is, I always say, "It can't hurt to have your doctor check it out." So, it's not really helping them much, anyway!
The blood pressure checks drive me nuts! Staff seems totally oblivious to the swarms of kids waiting to see me when they march in and announce that they need their BP checked because "2 weeks ago it was 120/80 at the doctor's office, and that is high for me." Then they look perplexed when I motion to the crowd and say, I'll have to do it later... I also hate when they say, "I stopped in on my lunch so you can take a look at ABCD for me". But that bugs me because I don't get lunch breaks.
I am an adult. I know when I feel too sick to be at work. I know when I feel feverish. I also know how to recognize when my BP feels high. If I need my BP checked, I have a battery powered cuff. If something hurts, I can decide whether I should wait and see, or go to the doctor. I don't need someone to justify these things for me. I have no authority to send staff home sick anyway! Maybe I just need to be meaner to everyone. LOL
Ahhh, good vent.