Wow...I wish my patients had A1Cs of 10.2. My latest was 19.6...to which the patient responded that it had improved (insert picture of my head banging against the wall)."My resident told me to call" is so true.
i love this. when medical interns/residents pull the "i was told to call surgery" line with me i always laugh. i tell them that "calling surgery" isn't sufficient. i ask them what diagnosis the patient has that they think needs to be treated surgically, they almost never have answer.
absolutely love this, especially as i'm now on the receiving end of the consult call and it KILLS me when the intern doesn't even have the pt's name!!
I've become something of a pro at this, though I may have sounded a bit like the above med student when I started clerkship. At this point, though, I like to think that my phone calls to the likes of heme and ID are about as good as that resident's... they might disagree. ;)
Wait, so it's NOT enough to have no idea and just get a consult for re: I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING, M'KAY! ?!?!**sarcasm redacted. It's a great feeling to be able to deliver the pertinent one-liner to an attending that convinces them to see the patient right away. Too bad the med student and intern are too busy rewriting pharmacy orders or flipping through their Red/Green Books for IM to notice.
You forgot the 'I'm calling because the patient was transferred to my ward just now and you should have been called but you haven't and now I don't really know exactly what the problem was but something with his thumb' call I made to Plastics recently...
It is nothing linking getting pimped over the phone while trying to confirm a consult
HAHAH that is totally me with the "Oh Shit" panel
Consult sent to Psychiatry, by a Nurse Practitioner- "Needs to act right before he can be sent to a nursing home."