Dr. Germaphobe and I did a hip the other day, the patient got admitted, I rounded on postop day #1, everything was fine, then I went in to see her on postop day #2
Patient: Dr. Orthochick! Dr. Orthochick! You'll never guess who I saw yesterday!
Patient: I'll give you a hint: he's a doctor and you work with him
Me: Ummm...an ortho doctor?
Me: Is it Dr. Germaphobe?
Patient: Yes! I was so excited to see him yesterday! He came in to visit me!
We are doing a really good job keeping our expectations low around here if patients are getting excited about seeing their surgeon the day after their surgery.