Take two and never call me again
Because of the current political climate, medical care is a hot topic. Aside from rising costs of insurance, it’s seems harder and harder to find good medical care.
There are certain careers where you’re expected to act neutral, calm, and professional. Doctors are required to be concerned and caring, but somewhat distant. It’s understandable when some of them have to deal with life and death matters on a daily basis.
Then again, not all medical professionals fit that mold. There’s a percentage of bad docs out there who are only in it for the money. There is also a percentage of physicians that act maybe a little too casual around their patients. These Redditors share the hilarious, awkward, and wrong things that have come out of their doctors’ mouths.
Can I get that on a note, please?
Yeah, i had a doctor tell me very frankly and un-clinically “wow, you’re lungs sound like s***” when being evaluated for a lung infection. It was frankly reassuring -I’d been sick for weeks and my school was starting to think I was faking when I skipped class because I couldn’t walk 10 feet without wheezing. (whereswalda)
Is that legal?
Oh I’ve had this one. I’ve been told by ~8 different medical specialists that I am “medically unique” and they “have no freaking clue” … My allergy specialist suggested that, as a last resort, they shove a flamethrower into my lungs to char the tissue to make it less sensitive to allergens. Its supposedly a legitimate procedure (although I don’t recall the name of it) but if that was his last idea… well, I went elsewhere after that. (cheeseguy3412)
Doctor was doing a pap smear and he said “woah!” at one point while the speculum was in. I never did find out why, but I’m assuming he was just amazed by my awesome vagina. (johnney22)