Archive for August, 2008

It Sang ‘Let’s Do the Time Warp’, As I Recall

Urologist: Can we do a time-out, please?
Nurse: Mr. Henderson* is here for a cystoscopy. You’ve seen this patient before.
Urologist: I’ve never heard of him. (uncovers the field) Hmmmm. I don’t remember the patient’s name, but I have seen this penis before.

Hospital, Virginia

Overheard by: CJ Wiretap

AMA Rule #1: When Cornered, Deny the Corner Exists

Receptionist: I have Ms Jones* on the phone, she still has pain and wants to know if you will refill her Endocet prescription.
Doctor: No. She can have Vicodin.
Receptionist: She’s allergic to Vicodin.
Doctor: Then she has to go to the hospital.
Receptionist (after speaking on telephone again): She asks if these are her only options: take medication she’s allergic to or go to the hospital?
Doctor: Tell her I’m not here.

Kinnelon, New Jersey

Overheard by: Veronica at