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The neighbors called the Police on him. All he wanted to do was light firecrackers and throw them off his porch.

Dr. ABC. He had been a Viet Nam M*A*S*H surgeon. He was a rock climber and flew a one man plane. He used old fashioned techniques for surgeries and loved to improvise. He was stone-faced and spoke in a nasal voice.

I loved scrubbing in with him. He was my PCP back in the mid to late 1980's.

Sadly, he crashed his plane and died in 1990.

Here's to you, Dr. ABC!

Know any eccentric Docs?

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I had previously posted this story and brought it back because the physician performing the colonoscopy was none other than Dr. ABC!

Back in 1987, an extremely hard-of-hearing elderly Patient was to undergo a Colonoscopy. We were in a closed room, so I felt comfortable SPEAKING VERY LOUDLY!

I explained every portion of the procedure in minute detail. The Patient would reply now and then with "uh huh" indicating understanding. FIRST, THE DOCTOR WILL SPREAD YOUR CHEEKS ! "uh huh" THEN THE DOCTOR WILL APPLY THE LUBRICANT! "uh huh" THEN THE DOCTOR WILL INSERT THE SCOPE! "uh huh". Through the entire explanation of the Procedure.

Silently, the stone faced Doctor walked into the room and without a word, sat down, spread the Patient's cheeks, applied lubricant, and readied the scope for insertion.

HERE IT COMES! I yelled.

The Doctor lost it, laughing.

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In the 80th we had a senior physician who

smoked the cheapest cigarillos whereever

he went or stood. If you needed to find him,

you only had to follow the stink.

--- In a vascular surgery !

The compleance of the pts who had to stop

smoking was ... corresponding.:smokin:

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If you needed to find him,

you only had to follow the stink.

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I once knew a doctor who had a broken down Volvo in his yard that he poured large bags of cat food into to feed his 30-40+ cats. He also wore the same 1970's mustard yellow suit day after day.

He liked to show up to facilities late and would sleep on any available couch for a bit.

This same doctor once gave me an order to "Consult with a Baptist minister" about a sexually behaviored patient.

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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.

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I had previously posted this story and brought it back because the physician performing the colonoscopy was none other than Dr. ABC!

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Aahahahaaaaaaaa!!! I just tinkled. You have a loud voice, anyway. I can't imagine you yelling this.

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Aahahahaaaaaaaa!!! I just tinkled. You have a loud voice, anyway. I can't imagine you yelling this.

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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I once knew a doctor who had a broken down Volvo in his yard that he poured large bags of cat food into to feed his 30-40+ cats. He also wore the same 1970's mustard yellow suit day after day.

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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.

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I remember a doctor that worked on a rehab unit. Most of the patients were assigned to him. They always had about 20 vitamins each and everyone had B12 labs plus a B12 shot. One nurse questioned him about the labs and corresponding orders and I guess it hit a nerve because he lost it. He suddenly developed a German accent and starting ranting about b12 levels, how to properly interpret the labs, and went on for several minutes. It was bizarre....then 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.

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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.

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