You should listen to you doctor
When you’re sick or injured, you’re probably not in the best mood. You may even be a real terror for the medical staff at the doctor’s office or hospital. They get it; they deal with people at their worst every single day. Still they aren’t there to be abused by you or your loved ones. You need their help, so you better muster up all the respect that you possibly can.
Here are the things that really make your doctor angry.
“Are you smoker ? “
“Have you ever smoked?”
“How long were you smoking for?”
-2 packs a day for 50 years
“When did you give up? “
-Three days ago (Willster986)
First, the Doorknob Comment: Come for a 15 minute appointment, spend 14 minutes talking about a mild cough, then as she goes to leave the room, patient suddenly remembers, “Oh, yeah and my penis is green and smells strange.”
Second, having to write medical certificates/letter for employers that require them if someone takes a day off because they’re sick. Waste of everyone’s time. “Patient stated he has a cold. Examined and determined that patient does indeed have a cold. Thanks for wasting my time.” (Darth_Morty)
When patients tell me “I’ve got a really high pain threshold” during the history and then act like they are being axe murdered when I take blood or put in an IV line (tarawai)