Tuesday, 16 October 2018

The 51 Funniest Things That Ever Happened at the Doctor’s Office

The 51 Funniest Things That Ever Happened at the Doctor’s Office
18 Jun

“Did you hear what happened to Mel?”

Close up of male cardiologist doctor or medical student in white coat with stethoscope holding and reading ekg paper print report of heart disease patientTippaPatt/Shutterstock

… one friend said to another. “He was seeing his doctor for six months because of chest pains and shortness of breath. Last week, he dropped dead from cancer.”

“That’s terrible,” says the other friend. “Well, I told him a hundred times to go see my doctor.”

“Is he any good?”

“Good? He’s the best! If he treats you for heart problems … you’ll die of heart problems.”

Submitted by Steven Lamm, MD, 
NYU Langone Medical Center

She can see clearly now, the urge is gone

age, vision and old people concept - close up of senior woman face and eyeSyda Productions/Shutterstock

Mr. Harper sued a hospital, saying that after his wife had surgery there, she lost all interest in sex.

A hospital spokesperson replied, “Mrs. Harper was admitted for 
cataract surgery. All we did was 
correct her eyesight.”

Submitted by Amar Safdar, MD, 
NYU Langone Medical Center

Medical transcription errors

Doctor keeps in the hands of a cardiogram, holds her transcript. The image depth of field.Kuprevich/Shutterstock

To paraphrase Mark Twain: Be careful of medical transcripts; you may die of a misprint.

Social history reveals this one-year-old patient does 
not smoke or drink and is presently unemployed.

On the second day, the knee was better, and on the third day, it disappeared.

Discharge status: alive but without permission.

Exam of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized.

Occasional, constant 
infrequent headaches.

Bleeding started in the 
rectal area and continued all the way to Los Angeles.

She is numb from her toes down. —Sources: gmrtranscription.com; nursebuff.com

Overheard at the nurses’ station

Nurse holding a mobile phone in hospital wardwavebreakmedia/Shutterstock

A gentleman calls our office with questions about an upcoming test he is scheduled for, and we talk 
at length about the procedure.

Patient: I’m sorry to have so many questions.

Me: Oh, that’s no problem. You can always call and ask for clarification when you need it.

Patient: Thank you very much, Clara Fication! You’ve been very helpful. —Source: notalwaysright.com

Don’t miss these 11 emergency room stories that are almost too crazy to be true.

Source: https://www.rd.com/funny-stuff/funniest-things-doctors-office/


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