Monthly Archives: August, 2012

A 16-Ounce T-bone, Please

Rhonda was a Medical Assistant student assigned to our office for a one-month internship before she graduated. Unfortunately, she became the final straw in a long line of incompetent students we’d endured over the years. First, she thought she was “above” filing medical records and her few attempts at blood drawing ended with a hematoma …

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Dumber than a Zucchini Squash (part VII)

Good old Bob admitted to me one day he was “having trouble” performing with the ladies and was ready to try that Viagra he’d heard about on television. With decided misgivings, I reviewed the possible side effects of the drug with him. I told Bob the drug should be taken one hour before sexual relations. …

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How to Prevent Pregnancy. . .

Tamela (named changed to protect the guilty) had a checkered past. By age sixteen, she’d had more sexual partners than she could count and didn’t even know the names of some of the guys she’d slept with. “I was drunk or stoned out of my head.” Her drunken parents provided no boundaries or supervision so …

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Can you believe it?

The CEO of most medical insurance companies rake in huge salaries, so nothing infuriates me more than a patient of mine being denied a medically necessary procedure because “Big Brother” deemed it unnecessary. “Big brother” I might add, is usually some twerp in Bangalor, India, who knows as much about the medical field as I …

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