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'You have a lovely bedside manor.'
'The Doctor will see you now. Here's your medical jargon dictionary.'
For some patients, Dr. Edwards would play 'Diagnosis Charades'.
'That's it for today. If you have any questions, ask the nurse. I can't hear a thing with these ear plugs in.'
'Forgive the interruption, but can the surgeon wait until after he operates on me to play his chess.'
'Of course I'm listening to your expression of spiritual suffering. Don't you see me making eye contact, striking an open posture, leaning towards you and nodding empathetically?'
"Let me check my card file for a joke about your condition."
"It's not our policy to disclose details of a future operation."
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"You'll feel better when you see the doctor."
"Does the doctor hug?"
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'It's just a mild hyperinsulism due to islet cell hyperplasia with a touch of hepatic insufficiency and glycogen depletion. In other words watch your diet.'
'Turns out medicine is the best medicine.'
'I'll give it to you straight - This disease is almost IMPOSSIBLE to pronounce.'
'I'm afraid we've lost your husband...but if you care to take a look at our overall figures...'
"It's always best to start with a low dose and closely monitor the results."
"The surgery went well. It had spread, but I'm quite confident we got it all."
'I've never lost a patient yet. This is my first operation.'
"So, let's catch a wellness wave!"
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'I don't have to take guff from anyone. I'm the doctor! Go out there stand up to her...'
Who did you start feeling icky
"I'll make this as short as possible because I have much better...um, you have much better things to do with your day."
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Dealing With Nervous Patients Was Always A Present
Doctors Without Boundaries
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'I'm the surgery robot. I'll be doing your surgery in the morning.'
"That's not what I expected when I asked for a second opinion."
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