Communication at the Doctor’s Office

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  1. Amanda Jobin says:

    Praying for your family and the inconsiderate doctor! You have navigated through all of this with grace and patience and always try to make things better for the next patient that walks through the door. I don’t know how you do it without a trip to Greece, well, actually I do. God is with you!

  2. danielle says:

    My stupid doctor speak moment of the week:

    After sitting through over an hour and a half of torture in the Hematology waiting (I had ALL three kids btw) room I finally asked if anyone knew just when we’d be seen. I wasn’t sure I could contain the kids any more. Trevy’d missed his nap. And I wasn’t aware I’d need to pack lunches.


    Dr. Hematology sees me immediately upon my complaint. (which begs the question: where the H-E-double hockey stix was he for the past hour and a half?!)

    The kids of course are bouncing off the walls. I offer an apology. To which he responds:

    Oh…don’t worry. I have a three year old myself.


    I guess he’s just a good kid.

    Oh yes he did!!!!!!!!

    Which only added to my frustration of basically having to guide the whole dang appointment also. If I weren’t as persistent (despite my not as well-behaved as his kids) I don’t think I would have learned anything. Nothing. I can’t imagine how moms with less (pent-up anger and) dogged question asking would fair. I don’t know about you. But I really don’t have the spare energy in my engine to burn. It would be nice if there was some some form of communication classes for them to take. Because smarts and degrees on the wall aren’t always the most important thing.


    How’s that for hijacking your comments section! Sorry!


  3. Holy Cow Danielle, I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry! I CANNOT believe he said that. Yes, it can sometimes take so much out of us when we need to pull out info and steer the conversation. It really is great when you find the right match of a doctor. I hope some medical personnel are reading this and I’m hoping they’re thinking, no way, can’t imagine saying that. I’m going to bed now with that appalled laughter.

  4. Any medical professionals interested in how Danielle had to guide that doctor’s appointment, read more here. ..

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