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Doctors piss me off. - GROWL — LiveJournal
Doctors piss me off.
Me: [Insert facility greeting here]
Dr. Jerk: Yes, I was wondering if X has come in yet.
Me: I don't know, but let me check for you. *Checks* I'm sorry, but it sounds like there haven't been any new admits today.
Dr. J: No, she should be there already.
Me: Oh, I see, let me check my list. Ah, okay, here she is. Let m-
Dr. J: Look, I need blah blah blah, don't understand what you're saying as I'm not medically licensed, blah blah blah. So, why don't you just go ahead and get that figured out and I'll call back.
Me: ... I'm sorry, but I can't do that. I'm in the business office, not on one of the teams. I can, however, page that nursing station for you.
Dr. J: *Sighs* I really don't have time to be on hold.
Me: *In my head* And I don't have time to be talking to you or taking care of your issues, so go fuck off. *What she really says:* One moment, please. *Puts him through to the team. Which, by the way, immediately answers. Hmph.*

This may seem weird... but I felt a sense of victory not letting him push me around, just because he has 'Dr.' in front of his name. It really pisses me off the sort of attitude doctors pull when I'm on the phone with them. Like their time is any more precious than someone else's. Yes yes, you're a doctor. You rarely sleep, have ten other things you need to be doing, etc. I get that. But you know what? YOU chose the field knowing full well that was how it was going to be.

So get that pocketbook out of your ass and remember that other people have just as much right to respect as you do.
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bobthebarbarian From: bobthebarbarian Date: September 19th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL /signed, except I get their tirades on paper >< except when I'm lucky enough to give them a call, which I then usually ask for a nurse or 'medical assistant' b/c doc's are generally impatient and only listen to 1/2 the conversation.

-btw, best call today, called pharmacy and talked to tech:
tech: I'm sorry, but I can't do X
Me: Umm, yes you can.
tech: No, I can't.
Me: Yes, I used to do your job and you can.
tech: Fine, hold on...(pause while checking with someone else)...okay, I guess I can.
Me: ...
ifritah From: ifritah Date: September 20th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha! Gotta love it when people know their job!
betacandy From: betacandy Date: September 20th, 2007 05:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I think some very entitled assholes choose the medical field on purpose because they think it's carte blanche to... well, in their cases, be themselves.

I like the way you handled that. Sometimes just not giving people like that a reaction is the best way to leave them unsatisfied. :D
ifritah From: ifritah Date: September 20th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
*Nod* I agree. Some people seek out entitlement.

And thank you. No satisfaction for the cranky doctor makes me a happy panda. ^^
wondervixen From: wondervixen Date: September 20th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good job! I used to work for doctors, and while some are fine, many do have that crappy attitude. Doctors and lawyers are the worst.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: September 24th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had a feeling that you'd know exactly where I was coming from there. ^_~
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