OT true doctor stories

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  1. sues1

    sues1 New Member

    True Doctor Stories

    A man comes into the ER and yells,
    "My wife's going to
    have her baby in the
    cab!" I grabbed my stuff,
    rushed out to the cab,
    lifted the lady's --Dress,
    and began to take off her
    underwear. Suddenly I
    noticed that there were
    several cabs, and I was

    in the wrong one.

    --Dr. Mark MacDonald, San Antonio, TX
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    At the beginning of my shift
    I placed a stethoscope on
    an elderly and
    slightly deaf female patient's
    anterior chest wall.
    Big breaths," I
    instructed. Yes, they used to be,"
    remorsefully
    replied the patient.

    --Dr. Richard Byrnes, Seattle, WA

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    One day I had to be the bearer
    of bad news when I told
    a wife that her
    husband had died of a massive
    myocardial infarct. Not
    more than five minutes
    later, I heard her reporting
    to the rest of the family
    that he had died of a
    "massive internal fart."

    --Dr. Susan Steinberg, Manitoba, Canada

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    I was performing a complete physical,
    including the
    visual acuity test. I
    placed the patient twenty
    feet from the chart and
    began, "Cover your right
    eye with your hand." He read
    the 20/20 line perfectly.
    Now your left."
    Again, a flawless read Now both,"
    I requested. There
    was silence. He
    couldn't even read the
    large E on the top line. I
    turned and discovered that
    he had done exactly what
    I had asked; he was standing
    there with both his
    eyes covered. I was laughing
    too hard to finish the exam.

    --Dr. Matthew Theodropolous, Worcester, MA

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    During a patient's two week
    follow-up appointment with
    his cardiologist, he
    informed me, his doctor,
    that he was having trouble
    with one of his
    medications. Which one?"
    I asked. The patch. The nurse
    told me to put on a
    new one every six hours and
    now I'm running out of
    places to put it!" I had
    him quickly undress and
    discovered what I hoped I
    wouldn't see. Yes, the man
    had over fifty patches on his body! Now the
    instructions include removal of
    the old patch before applying a new one.

    --Dr. Rebecca St. Clair, Norfolk, VA

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    While acquainting myself with
    a new elderly patient, I
    asked, "How long have
    you been bed-ridden?"
    After a look of complete
    confusion she answered ...
    Why, not for about twenty years
    -- when my husband was alive."

    --Dr. Steven Swanson, Corvallis, OR

  2. neen85

    neen85 New Member

    Those were good ones! Thanks for the laugh! Daneen
  3. sues1

    sues1 New Member

    Glad you enjoyed them..........Susan