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"We're running a little behind, so I'd like each of you to ask yourself, 'Am I really that sick, or would I just be wasting the doctor' valuable time?'"
'I looked up my symptoms on the internet and I think I might be dead but I came in for a second opinion.'
"Your's may be a case of hypochondria so I'm going to refer you to an imaginary colleague."
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John W. Wilson 1949-2009 - Forgot to ask his doctor everything he wanted to ask him.
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'I've already diagnosed myself on the web but I thought I'd come in for a second opinion.'
"Yep - peanut-free, Ebola-free, gluten-free. That'll be $74."
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Providing Healthcare For All
Health MOT's will attract 'worried well'
'I've looked up my symptoms on the internet and I've either got...'
"Your doctor says it's all in your mind and that you're a hypochondriac? It's a good thing we caught this when we did."
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"O.K. Which one of you worried well is the most worried?"
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"I've written my diagnosis on this piece of paper. I'm going to slide it over to you, and I want you to tell me if you're interested."
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"Thank You For Not Mentioning Dr. Oz."
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"It's an awl in your head."
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Dial 123-SICK and Reach Out to Your Fellow-Hypochondriacs
"I'm warning you, I have a cold!"
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"But if you cure my hypochondria I won't have any hobbies."
"Perhaps you'd care for a home medical encyclopedia that is a little less specific, sir."
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'No, you haven't missed much. Pretty well everyone called in sick.'
"I'm very impressed with your web research,this self-diagnosis would be 100% accurate...if you were a Patagonian fruit bat!"
NHS Confederation suggests that patients be allowed to register with A&E departments..."Can someone help me I've got a bit of a cough!"
Doctor, I looked up my symptoms on the internet and I think I might be dead. Don't believe everything you read on the net.
'Did you cut your lip shaving or is the bandage across your mouth evidence you want to listen to me?'
"I'm glad you took the trouble to diagnose your own symptoms using the internet...and you'd be 100% accurate...IF you were a GOAT."