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Ramblings of an Emergency Physician in Texas

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By: GruntDoc

Fri, 23 Sep 2005 22:56:17 +0000

Vacation / Best Of My gift to you is that I'm taking a vacation, so all those wasted hours refreshing to see if I've posted yet can be used to a more productive purpose, but only for a week. I'll be back early next...

By: Anonymous

Fri, 19 Dec 2003 23:25:32 +0000

Oh, come on. No one teaches people how to be patients but it's hard to get old enough to walk on your hind legs with learning a little bit about how to be a social human.

By: Glorfindel of Gondolin

Fri, 19 Dec 2003 21:09:47 +0000

Single-payer opponent Rangel quotes Sam Gamgee Anyone who can manage to quote Sam Gamgee in a post about single-payer health insurance is certainly deserving of a response. But rather than "nit-pick every detail and nuance" of Chris Rangel's most recent attack on the idea of a...

By: I Speak of Dreams

Fri, 19 Dec 2003 20:15:51 +0000

Emergency Room Etiquette When you wind up in the ED, please consider the following: Your Doctor is your Doctor, not your waiter. "Will you be waiting on me" is the wrong question. Your doctor will not really mind being called doc. He will

By: Dr. T

Tue, 16 Dec 2003 22:08:34 +0000

No one teaches people how to be patients. No one teaches people how to describe their symptoms. No one teaches people what questions they should be asking their physicians. No one teaches people how to keep track of their meds or even to carry emergency information in their wallets. In the "old" days, doctors were God. They listened to patient complaints with pity because the poor fools didn't go to 4 years of med school and 4 years of residency training and don't know how to do doctor speak. Doctors know better, they were told. This is a new era and has been ever since the advent of "managed care." People need to be taught how to get adequate medical care in this new era. Who's going to teach them? P.S. your redesigned website looks good.

By: Darren

Tue, 16 Dec 2003 17:13:22 +0000

You continue to crack me up! I passed these around the ER last night and we all had a good laugh. Especially after we had the police take away a "gentleman" who was inappropriate with one of our nurses. Rule number one in our ER- keep the nurses happy!!

By: meg

Mon, 15 Dec 2003 03:49:09 +0000

Good advice, thanks for the insight. BTW, I think your site is lovely and didn't have the pleasure of seeing the logo/banner that someone thought looked like a teen's site banner.

By: Chris Rangel MD

Sun, 14 Dec 2003 23:08:39 +0000

Saddly even if we handed out this information there are still tons of assholes out there that think that the ER is their one chance in life to be waited on hand and foot. Just because ERs in this country are obligated to treat everyone does not mean that patients should be allowed to abuse the staff.

By: code: theWebSocket;

Sun, 14 Dec 2003 10:25:35 +0000

Word to the Wise One of the problems of being in the 'medical services industry' is that there is a substrate of society that places the emphasis on the "service" portion of the label. We in the biz tend to emphasize the 'medical' portion....

By: supermom

Sun, 14 Dec 2003 08:22:52 +0000

This info should probably be handed to all incoming patients -- in the appropriate language. However, those of us who have access to it will just remember and will act accordingly.