Chief complaint: Neck pain
I walk into the room and see patient is wearing a heavy sweater, covered by a light jacket, covered by a second, heavier jacket. She's also wearing a silk scarf. Even though a gown has clearly been provided for her, it is lying unused on the examining table. For the record, it's really not that cold out.
I finish taking the history, then say to the patient: "I'm going to examine your neck. Can you please remove your jacket?"
Patient: [removes ONE jacket]
Me: "Can you please remove your other jacket."
Patient: [reluctantly removes second jacket] "Do you want me to take off my scarf too?"
Me: "Yes, that would be wonderful."