Friday, April 22, 2011

i don't think so

i got a report on a patient from her podiatrist.  it was an electronically generated note, and in the review of systems, that infamous pandora's box of the medical record in which you are supposed to ask detailed questions about symptoms pertaining to every part of the human body (leave no stone unturned! is the ROS's war cry), it noted that my patient did not have nipple discharge.  did he really ask her that?  i think i would consider getting up and walking out of the office if my podiatrist, in a clear departure from reality, asked me a question like that. lets keep it real folks. the pressure is on but i know we can.

1 comment:

  1. That is as bad as when a patient of mine (a young female) went to see a urologist and found herself on the receiving end of a breast exam...for real.