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Eccentric Doc

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You probably believe my voice is loud, Farawyn, because I had the phone on speaker so Belinda could listen in and be assured that you and I were not having some shady online affair!

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What did she say when she realized were WERE??!

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In my pre-nursing career I worked with many PhDs, not MDs. One of my first PhD bosses was notoriously cheap. He and his wife had a large house and once a year they would invite people over for a party, everyone was asked to bring their own folding chair because they had no furniture to sit on, only a kitchen table and a large, empty family room. We went out for a lunch one day and it was raining. I happened to pass him driving along and he had an umbrella open, in his car, blocking the driver's side window and part of the windshield. When we arrived at lunch I asked what happened with his umbrella. He responded that there was a crack in his car frame that allowed water to get in, so he always drove like that when it rained. I found it hilarious that my boss making $200K+ had a crappier car than me, making FAR less.

Haha, this sounds like my first car. A 1960 (something) had no heater (not just broken heater but car never came with one to begin with) so I always had a coat, mittens etc on while driving. The drivers side window would also just fall/drop down (even though I tried to use a bungie to hold it up, and would use plyers to pull it back up). One day while driving in the rain the window just dropped so pouring rain was coming in and I was trying to block it...those were the days!

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those were the days!

Yessiree, Daisy!

But some things don't change. For example,here are two pics of me 50 years apart, clad in basically the same sort of outfit, the first one by my Dad's '53 Chevy pickup and the second by my '51 Chevy pickup with its '53 replacement cab!

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Oh...wait a minute... this thread is suppose to be about Eccentric Doctors and not leaky vehicles. (My '51 leaks.)

Off topic. Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry!

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Yessiree, Daisy!

But some things don't change. For example,here are two pics of me 50 years apart, clad in basically the same sort of outfit, the first one by my Dad's '53 Chevy pickup and the second by my '51 Chevy pickup with its '53 replacement cab!

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Oh...wait a minute... this thread is suppose to be about Eccentric Doctors and not leaky vehicles. (My '51 leaks.)

Off topic. Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry!

Nice pics DaveyDo!!

My car was one of those that had the fins on the back. My husband and I also had a 69 Chevy truck with NO power steering. I think I weighed about 105lbs back then and no upper body strength (at least not to begin with LOL).

Ok, off topic again, sorry sorry sorry!!

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I worked at a facility that had an involuntary psych unit. I worked 3-11 at the time and was on the medical floor that was adjacent to the psych wing. There was this one very flamboyant psychiatrist that would always start his rounds around 11:30pm or so. He always seemed to be hyped up on one to many espressos. I never understood how he could get an accurate mental health assessment on patients that he would have to wake up after they went to sleep for the night but that's when he would start rounding on our unit before going over to the psych wing where they had been medically cleared.

Night shift probably had a skeleton crew, right? So the psychiatrist breezes in at midnight and wakes everyone up? I would KILL him.

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Belinda could listen in and be assured that you and I were not having some shady online affair!

What did she say when she realized were WERE??!

Ok, off topic again!

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I worked at a facility that had an involuntary psych unit. I worked 3-11 at the time and was on the medical floor that was adjacent to the psych wing. There was this one very flamboyant psychiatrist that would always start his rounds around 11:30pm or so.

So the psychiatrist breezes in at midnight and wakes everyone up? I would KILL him.

Oh- don't say that, TriciaJ. A homicidal statement is criteria for an involuntary psych admission!

On the flip side of things, back in 2006, before Wrongway Regional Medical Center had hospitalists and NPs to oversee medical concerns for psych patients, we had an internist, Dr. A, who would come in early on the MN shift to to assess and prescribe treatment.

Here's a caricature I did of Dr. A back in '06:

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I remember one time on the MN shift Dr. A was assessing a patient who was complaining of severe abdominal discomfort and he asked me if I could hear I bowel sounds. I listened for a couple of minutes and said yes, I could hear them in all four quadrants. He said, "I'm going to send her down for some tests anyway".

I don't remember what the tests were- maybe an abdominal series, KUB or something- but when the patient returned, she was right as rain, making up her bed and humming a little tune.

Sometimes, a little attention (and some unnecessary tests) goes a long way!

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I remember a doctor that worked on a rehab unit.

I saw him put on the accent any time there was an issue for one of his patients. One minute, no accent, the next minute, super strong German accent.

I worked with a Pakistani psychiatrist, Dr. N, who had a very thick accent and he who could do just about the opposite.

For example, one time he was telling me about a conversation with a patient and when he spoke the patient's part of the conversation, it was without an accent!

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This is and edited caricature of Dr. N from a 2003 journal.

Dr. N had great hair!

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