Monday, December 23, 2013

Bedside Manner

I recently had a medical appointment with a urologist.  What discussion we had was generally limited to medical issues, but he reminded me of another doctor I once went to who wanted to talk about politics.  In general, I would prefer not to discuss politics with my doctor, particularly if he's a urologist.  The last thing I need is to have any tension with someone about to perform a digital rectal exam.

Which reminds me of a story of my old friend John Baker.  He once told me he got such an exam (I can't remember the circumstances--could it have been just a regular physical?) and he tightened up so much the doctor could barely get in.  The guy told John to relax.  John told him "you try to relax in this position."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fun breakfast reading.

I tried to overcome this myself by getting a cute young lady doctor. It didn't help, now I'm even more afraid of them.

3:17 AM, December 23, 2013  

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