Thursday, January 24, 2008

Dr. Smak is the queen of the outrageous patient calls, including the following:

Please write letter on letterhead stating that patient is unable to do work of any kind for 3, 6, or 12 months.

Call and leave message on machine when complete. Patient will be gone all day hunting.

Here's my 'did-they-really-say-that?' phone message of the day:

Patient is having a lot of stress with her kids and her health. She would like to check into a Health & Wellness Center for 2 weeks. 'A place where I can be monitored and relax.' Advise.


Ruth said...

No wonder my doctor does not allow messages to be left on his answering machine!

Dr. Smak said...

If you can find a way to check me in as well, I'll bequeath my crown to you.