It’s hilariously difficult to even get an IV line inserted. “Jesus, are you going to pin prick me to death?“
Or get a good symptomatic history. ” I had my stomach pains and vomiting since 10:30 but I could handle it till 1:00am so you can bring me to ER” She was dehydrated by then.
They have their own diagnosis. ” I only ate small amounts of pancit…maybe its my UTI!” Maybe. But her blood sugar is also 290. With some signs of dehydration..
And their treatment : “ I’ll just lessen what I eat so as not to perk up my sugar“
And discharge plans: “I’ll go home tomorrow, where are you?“
They also can be your chief of clinics :”When are you going to see me? Who is my doctor, what time will he be here??“..
Ugh, well. I just resigned my job and endorsed my patient! I’d rather just be, “the Son”. Good luck doctor!