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.

2 comments:

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!