The first edition of these was posted on March 26, 2021. There are lots of these. Feel free to add yours in the comments.
- They have the “Magic Five” of allergies for Orthopaedic patients
1. Anti-inflammatory medication – we use that initially on almost everyone we first see for a non-urgent problem
2. Iodine – we use that on almost everybody to sterilize the skin for any procedure.
3. Latex – we use these kind of gloves for almost everything we do in the office or surgery
4. Penicillin or Keflex – if we use an antibiotic, we almost always use these
5. Narcotics (Codeine Percocet, Morphine) – we use these for almost everybody in severe pain, especially after surgery.
The more of these, the worse the prognosis
- The patient threatens you
- “I’m going to give you a bad patient satisfaction survey”
- “I’m going to sue you”
- “You’re really going to be sorry if you don’t give me those pain pills”
- They are crying as you walk into the room
- They refuse to fill out their medical history
- Their pain diagram has tears streaming down their face
- The first word of every sentence is “Dude!” or “Bro!”
- They have an “emotional support chihuahua” in a bag on their shoulder
- They have sunglasses on in the office – and they don’t have an eye problem that requires it