Wednesday, September 15, 2010

When do you know your doctor is making a fool of you ?

This one happened during my surgery rotation. A major (read: PG resident, as ours is a military college) sent a patient for testing blood sugar after the OPD consultation. She came back with the report after half an hour…

Mrs.Fatlady: Doctor saab, here is the report. Please tell me if something is serious.

Maj.Clinicwala: Dont worry aunty, your report is all normal.

MrsFatlady: So?

Maj.Clinicwala: So, take the medicines i have written earlier and you will be fine.

MrsFatlady: I came from such a long distance and you say my report is fine ! You wasted my time and you knew nothing is wrong with me. You are a bad bad doctor.

Mack: Sir, just give her sugar pills.

MajClinicwala: You should be happy mam, you are all right.

MrsFatlady: But atleast give me something. I am standing for half an hour outside just to show this report. And you say i dont need medicine. I will never come to a free hospital again !

MajClinicwala: Just go away mam. You are wasting my time.

MrsFatlady: I will complaint to your professor ! You dont know anything about treatment. YOU ARE JUST A QUACK.

(and she sped down the corridor, screaming at the top of her lungs…)

5 comments:

Blogger Girl said...

See now you upset her!! People like her are happy with Vitamin pills they don't know the difference... just tell her to take once daily 1/2 hour before your first meal... would have saved MajClinicwala time arguing!!

Mack said...

u see, that is the point i made when i said 'give her sugar pills' ..but i guess, there is no place for placebos in our medical system.

Wishv said...

asking g=for a disease? is it too much to ask for? :P And if you can't give her a disease, at least give her a cure.. hehe :P

Wishv said...

asking for*

mice_aliling said...

Happy Pills. :) You should have given her so everything's settled :)