From my days in L&D: Please do not go into your post-eclamptic friend's room q 5 minutes and then complain to the staff that the room is dark and you want to talk to her, when she barely pulled through her seizure and crash C/S and needs to rest and heal from her eclampsia. Yes, you and her 515 other friends will have to wait until she is d/c to the Mother/Baby Unit when she is more stable. What part of recovery do you not understand? From office nursing: do not wait until 1200 on a Friday to call and request your anxiolytics/narcotics when you've been out of them for a few days or call and c/o about your N/V/D or cold sx that you've had since Monday. Do not call and harangue the staff multiple times in a single day when all you needed to do was to leave a simple message for me requesting a written rx for pickup for your annual trip down to the VA. Do not call and request a return call from me wanting to review your labwork for the nth time, when we've already discussed it before and you have discussed it with the doctor, oh, say, at least twice, and you have two or three other doctors also performing labwork on you. Do not throw a temper tantrum over the phone when you leave a message wanting a call from me today at 1500 on a Friday. Your own granddaughter told me that you've burned through at least three or four other doctors due to your behavior and you're on the verge of that with both my MD and myself. If you have side effects or experience other issues with your medications, do not simply quit taking them, call our office and let us know. If the doctor tells you to lose weight/monitor your BP/check your BG, do so. Doing these will keep you alive. Do not wait until AFTER the doctor leaves the room to tell me about the multiple other issues, concerns, or worries that you have. He has already gone on to his next patient and you will need to make another appointment to discuss these with him. No, I cannot give your spouse/child/parent-in-law a flu shot or check their BP or assess them, as they are not patients here and it goes against office policy. Do not stop taking your medications because your spouse/child told you to do so. They are not RNs/MDs/NPs. Do not waltz in here 15 minutes late for your appointment and be upset that I no-showed you. You need to leave your work/home earlier and show up on time. We see other patients that are sicker than you and unless you are acutely ill, there will be no exceptions. Do not show up late, then have multiple complaints that you want to have all addressed today. Due to your tardiness, you will have a short visit. The MD has other patients to see, who showed up on time. Turn off your cellphone now. There were signs at the front desk and next to the clinic doors, requesting that you do so. Surely you can take 15-30 minutes for the doctor's time? THANK YOU!