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"It seems the patient wishes to exercise his right to choose his own doctor. Is there another doctor in the house?"
Tags:doctor, doctors, patient, patients, medical rights, patient rights, second opinion, second opinions, medical opinion, medical opinions, personality clash, medical emergency, medical emergencies, healthcare, paramedic, paramedics, rights, health-care, medical crisis, medical crises, difficult patient, difficult patients
'Everyone accuses me of being a 'control freak'.'
"If I need to stop smoking and lose weight...what are you going to do about it?"
'This get well card is from the nurses you have been complaining about.'
'I don't have to take guff from anyone. I'm the doctor! Go out there stand up to her...'
"The food tastes like cardboard, it's way too noisy in here....and when can I see a real doctor!!??"
"Stop ringing for the nurse. We know you're here."
"I'm recommending a transplant. I'm transplanting you to another hospital."
"More than one person has claimed I've driven them to drink."
Tags:therapy, therapists, driven to drink, therapist, counselor, counselors, counseling, counsellor, counsellors, drinker, drinkers, alcoholic, alcoholics, alcoholism, counselling, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, professionalism, unprofessional, difficult patient, difficult patients
"Let's make a deal, doc. I'll stop diagnosing myself on the internet when you start making house calls again."
Tags:doctor, doctors, gp, general practitioner, general practitioners, self diagnoses, diagnosing yourself, internet diagnosis, hypochondriac, hypochondria, hypochondriacs, house call, house calls, patient, patients, difficult patient, difficult patients, doctors office, doctors surgery, doctors surgeries
"Is this the one who was demanding a private room?"
Tags:hospital, nurse, doctor, bedside manner, privacy rights, ward, privacy, private room, private rooms, public ward, public wards, hospital bed, hospital beds, private, overcrowded hospitals, demanding patients, health care system, public healthcare, obamacare, medicare, difficult patient, difficult patients
"You're not making this easier for any of us."
"Please, please... stop buzzing the nurses every 30 seconds! My home-life has been hell since you became my wife's patient!"
'This is a tongue depressor for patients who won't stop talking.'
"Nurse Jensen is old school."
"It's wonderful how John is able to get 100% compliance from his patients!"
'The doctor is on medical leave. Diagnosing your hypochondria gave him repetitive stress disorder.'
'Wait! Wash my dentures first.'
'It's Mrs Yomp - she can't remember if she should take the aspirin first and call you in the morning, or call you first, then take the aspirin...'
'Now, 'ol doc, he'd have wrapped 'er the other way.'
'Yes, but Hippocrates doesn't have Elma Yomp as a patient!'
'It's a get well soon card, from all the hospital staff.'
'I'm quite full of myself. I don't want you to tinker with that.'
Ways to handle difficult patients.
Tags:counselor, counselor’s office, attitude counselor, therapist office, smoker, smokers, off on the wrong foot, passive smoking, hard habit to break, attitude, attitudes, bad attitude, bad attitudes, negative attitude, negative attitudes, attitude problem, attitude problems, difficult patient, pushing buttons, instigator, troublemaker