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Something to chew on...

Friday, April 12, 2013

I am going out of town today so, in advance, everyone have a GREAT weekend! Going to visit the college that my "baby girl" will be attending in the fall.

LYNNWILK2 posted a great blog called "First Do No Harm..." about her experience with the medical profession and how they sometimes just get it plain wrong.

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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I made a comment on the page, explaining a few of my thoughts on the subject and mentioning that my totally awesome and fabulous husband is a doctor and is board certified in both Radiology and Emergency Medicine. He is a fantastic diagnostic clinician and he does see much to be desired in the skill set that many doctors bring to the game.

So...that got me to remembering a completely ludicrous commentary on this topic that I wanted to pass on:

www.xtranormal.com/watch
/6843291/radiology-vs-er


It is pure "theatre of the absurd." A short video clip of a "conversation" between an ER doctor and a Radiologist. The robotic, monotone voices make it even funnier to me for some reason! And as the author says on the site: "This is a work of fiction. However, any resemblance to reality would not be coincidental."

And just a warning...this clip might offend if you have had a bad medical outcome...In advance: this is NOT my intent.

I know that inept medical practitioners are serious business....Several years ago, my daughter almost died when my DH was out out town and I ignored my gut feeling that the ER doctor that I took her to dismissed her too easily. The doctor sent her home with pneumonia and 48 hours later she was in intensive care.

Hopefully it makes you think next time someone orders up a CAT scan for you or a loved one. There is radiation involved and they should not be used for no good reason....

The clip is absurd in the extreme...but scarily...often true.

Have a great weekend and keep ...

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  • no profile photo CD12494098
    I LOVE that your husband is a Doctor among true doctors.
    I am so thankful that your daughter is all right.
    Just so you know, I finally found a doctor who I can count among the Doctors I would refer to a friend who took his time with me, listened and talked to me, and YES he paid attention to the subtle things in the way I was walking and moving to help him make a diagnosis that makes the most sense of anything I've heard in the last 2 years. I left there this morning with a plan of action and with a follow up with an MRI for a conclusive diagnosis. Writing that blog really helped me remember what it is that makes a great doctor a GREAT doctor. And I was a bit of taken back by the lack of quality when I expected real QUALITY...

    The clip was so very true, I've actually heard conversations that could have mimicked that a few times in my career.
    SO thank GOD For the medical advocates that truly have your best interest in mind and in the way they practice medicine.

    Hope you've had a wonderful trip. You rock!
    2984 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12494098
    I LOVE that your husband is a Doctor among true doctors.
    I am so thankful that your daughter is all right.
    Just so you know, I finally found a doctor who I can count among the Doctors I would refer to a friend who took his time with me, listened and talked to me, and YES he paid attention to the subtle things in the way I was walking and moving to help him make a diagnosis that makes the most sense of anything I've heard in the last 2 years. I left there this morning with a plan of action and with a follow up with an MRI for a conclusive diagnosis. Writing that blog really helped me remember what it is that makes a great doctor a GREAT doctor. And I was a bit of taken back by the lack of quality when I expected real QUALITY...

    The clip was so very true, I've actually heard conversations that could have mimicked that a few times in my career.
    SO thank GOD For the medical advocates that truly have your best interest in mind and in the way they practice medicine.

    Hope you've had a wonderful trip. You rock!
    2984 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12494098
    I LOVE that your husband is a Doctor among true doctors.
    I am so thankful that your daughter is all right.
    Just so you know, I finally found a doctor who I can count among the Doctors I would refer to a friend who took his time with me, listened and talked to me, and YES he paid attention to the subtle things in the way I was walking and moving to help him make a diagnosis that makes the most sense of anything I've heard in the last 2 years. I left there this morning with a plan of action and with a follow up with an MRI for a conclusive diagnosis. Writing that blog really helped me remember what it is that makes a great doctor a GREAT doctor. And I was a bit of taken back by the lack of quality when I expected real QUALITY...

    The clip was so very true, I've actually heard conversations that could have mimicked that a few times in my career.
    SO thank GOD For the medical advocates that truly have your best interest in mind and in the way they practice medicine.

    Hope you've had a wonderful trip. You rock!
    2984 days ago
  • TATTER3
    Keep Sparkin'!!!
    2986 days ago
  • LYNMEINDERS
    That clip is brilliant...just brilliant.....
    And happens so often
    2987 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    absolutely hilarious and scary in turns
    2987 days ago
  • HAWTGRANNY2014
    have an awesome weekend with your daughter. I am supposed to have a ct scan in May of my stomach but every time I went to the emergency room they took a ct scan. About 3 years ago when I started getting really sick...I went to the emergency room 4 days in a row and they kept saying there was nothing wrong with me. I was in a lot of pain and the doctor just kept saying If it is after hours go to the emergency room and they told him I was fine...Finally on the 5th visit they found that I had both a hernia, and cancer. They put me in the hospital and after they did the hernia surgery and took a softball sized tumor off of my ovaries, I contracted a serious infection. The nurses just slapped on a dressing. Well my daughter was there one day when they were changing it and asked them what that black stuff was and they rushed me to a hospital in Chicago.
    She is not even a nurse!
    When I got to Chicago the doctor said the hole in my stomach was big enough to put his head in.
    Anyway I had another surgery to remove the infection and many morphine, tramadol, vicaden and something that starts with a D...later I had to go to a cancer specialist. There I found out I had 2 cancers, uterin and ovarian. The specialist did not want to operate because of the infection that I had and said I might die if I got another one and chemo and radiation would do no good. So finally after asking her if I was just supposed to sit and die, she agreed to operate on me and saved my life. Then of course had to go through chemo but here I am , free of cancer for one year. Still have check ups every 3 months and labs but you just never know how things will turn out with emergency rooms, hospitals or doctors.
    2987 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3876543
    How exciting about your daughter. Have a great trip and thanks for the funny video!
    2988 days ago
  • LE7_1234
    Hysterical....


    2988 days ago
  • MYOWNHERO
    Have fun with the baby girl!

    2988 days ago
  • DESERTDREAMERS
    OMG - I work in an Emergency Department where a couple of the docs will order almost full body CTs for any & everything. When I fell a couple of weeks ago, I called off but did not go in because I didn't want a head CT.
    2988 days ago
  • EVIE4NOW
    you're right.. funny.. but sad.. have a wonderful trip and be safe.
    2988 days ago
  • AJB121299
    Have a good weekend
    2988 days ago
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