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"He's Okay"

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by Emergent Emergent (Member) Member Nurse

Emergent has 25 years experience .

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Have you seen the commercial where the patient awaiting surgery asks the nurse what she thinks of Dr So and So. She replies "He's okay". The patient reads between the lines and gets instantly nervous. I forget what they are advertising but I like the commercial. 

I actually think I've used the same reply. The commercial shows the power of nurses to communicate the truth with finesse. 

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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I think it's a Geico commercial, maybe? "Guess who just got reinstated!!" lol

Edited to add: wait, it's AT&T. But yes, I agree with your point! 

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What's bad is if you have an encounter with a healthcare professional who acts with a cavalier attitude that is very close to the one portrayed by the actor in the commercial.  When you get a chance to think about it, if you start to wonder if you need to find a new provider, based on this "care less" attitude, you are in trouble.  Loss of trust is a real issue in some cases. 

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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What's your suggestion as to an answer when asked your opinion regarding a doctor that you think is less than great?

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RNperdiem has 14 years experience as a RN.

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My brother is a doctor, and that commercial is a big hit with his colleagues.

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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15 hours ago, Emergent said:

What's your suggestion as to an answer when asked your opinion regarding a doctor that you think is less than great?

"Well, you can always get a second opinion"

I have used the above on more than one occasion.

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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18 hours ago, Pixie.RN said:

I think it's a Geico commercial, maybe? "Guess who just got reinstated!!" lol

Edited to add: wait, it's AT&T. But yes, I agree with your point! 

Lil, then the doctor asks the patient " Are you nervous?". Patient says yes and the doctor says "So am I!" Lol, very clever! 😁

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Love that commercial! My mother and I laugh at it every time it comes on.

 

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LibraSunCNM has 10 years experience as a MSN and specializes in OB.

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I love that commercial.  I've definitely had some doctors that I wanted to warn patients against, but that was working in postpartum where by the time I actually got the patients, they'd already had whatever experience they were going to have with them.  Never had a patient ask my opinion about a doctor's skills.

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Nurse Jen is a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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On 12/1/2019 at 11:42 PM, Emergent said:

What's your suggestion as to an answer when asked your opinion regarding a doctor that you think is less than great?

I explain that all patients and doctors have different relationships and some "gel" better than others.  Depends on what they are looking for in an answer.  Are they asking for bedside manners or actual competency?

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Snatchedwig has 11 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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I answer honestly.  Not from my personal opinion but from what other patients say. 

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