dobetternow replied to your chat: TSK: Dr. Cranquis, Urgent Care Consultant to the Stars
i’m slightly guilty of doing this…. o.O for going to the ER twice in two days because my fever wasn’t going down… because my antibiotic wasn’t working and i’m afraid of acetaminophen…. whoops
No no no! There’s nothing wrong with that! If you have an urgent/emergent issue, and you aren’t getting better (within a reasonable amount of time)after being started on treatment, you SHOULD be seen again! What I’m complaining about is more like, well, like THIS —>
meganfloyd replied to your chat: TSK: Dr. Cranquis, Urgent Care Consultant to the Stars
One Sunday I sat at UC with my feverish 2-year-old for hours and listened to a lady gripe about them taking sick patients before her daughter’s physical that she needed to try out for softball the next day and had known about for over a month…
Sheesh. Thankfully my UC doesn’t do well-physicals/sports-physicals/etc. And the maxim around here is “Your failure to plan ahead of time does not constitute an emergency.”
fatboydiaries replied to your chat: TSK: Dr. Cranquis, Urgent Care Consultant to the Stars
Dr. C, I don’t see what is so confusion about this situation. She wanted to take up space/waste time in an Urgent Care Clinic before going to the the specialist that her PCP told her to see. It is the perfect logic if you are complete stooge.
I am very disappointed in myself for never having used the word “stooge” to describe this type of patient before. IT IS NOW AN OFFICIAL ENTRY IN THE CRANQUIS LEXICON.
Stooge. n. /stooj/ A patient who disregards prior medical advice given by primary care physicians who already know her well, or new medical advice given by specialists who are experts in that diagnosis, until the exact same information is repeated to her by an urgent care doctor who just met her 5 minutes ago and is just making an educated guess.