Thursday, November 08, 2007

Me: How's your blood pressure been?
Pt: Great!!
Me: That's good news. What sort of numbers are you getting?
Pt: I don't know, I haven't checked.
Me: How do you know then that your blood pressure is great?
Pt: Well I feel fine.

Then substitute blood sugar for blood pressure and play through the same conversation. Play them both several times weekly during annual physicals.


Jean said...

So, do you tear your hair out often after conversations like this?

Femail doc said...

Why do you think my hair looks so thin in my picture? Non-compliant patients plus a teenager of course!