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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?'"
'Nothing, honey, except flare up unexpectedly and cause a lot of trouble. Sort of like your uncle.'
"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
Pharmacy Closed. . . Chicken Soup.
'The first aid team has the day off.'
"That's what I love about New York—people leave you alone."
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"Let me through, I'm a pharmaceutical rep."
Tags:emergency, emergencies, medical, medicine, medical emergency, medical emergencies, pharmaceutical rep, pharmaceutical reps, pharmaceutical representative, pharmaceutical representatives, pharmaceutical company, pharmaceutical companies, medical professional, medical professionals, medical advice, medical care, doctor, doctors, nurse, nurses, paramedic, paramedics, first aid, health care, healthcare, unqualified, questionable, suspicious, unhelpful, modern life
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!"
"Is there a dramaturge in the house?"
"I'm afraid we've had to move him to expensive care."
'. . . Press 1 to book an appointment. . . press 2 for a doctor. . . press 3 for an ambulance. . .'
"When he was yelling stroke, stroke, stroke...I just thought he was counting!"
'Did someone yell, bingo?' - 'No, Selma had another stroke!'
"Just take a seat, Mr. Bern. You're acting as if you were the only one here who's been shot."
Tags:waiting room, waiting rooms, gun shot, gunshot, gunshots, shooting victim, shooting victims, gun crime, gun crimes, dramatics, melodrama, melodramatic, melodramas, receptionist, receptionists, unsympathetic, a&e, doctor's office, doctors office, a & e, medical emergency, medical emergencies, gun victim, wound, wounds, wounded, gunshot wound, gunshot wounds, entitled, entitlement, american healthcare, united states healthcare, healthcare system, healthcare systems, emergency room, emergency rooms, hospital, hospitals
"Everybody back! This man's swallowed his nose! Don't panic, I'm a sheet metal worker! Someone bring me a pail of water and a catcher's mitt!"
"Please let me through, gentlemen. I'm a dental hygienist."
"Sorry we're late. We forgot to turn on the siren."
"...My son has overdosed on prescription pills...Knowitol."
Tags:drugs, drug, drug overdose, drug overdoses, overdosing, overdose, teenagers, teen, teens, teenager, mothers, mothers, medicines, medical emergency, medical emergencies, medicine, emergency, stubbornness, testosterone, parenting, reynolds unwrapped, know it all, know-it-all, know it alls, know-it-alls
"Is there a doctor in the house...hopefully unmarried?"
In case you cut yourself breaking glass, break this glass.
'I said he needs an ambulance! Not ambiance!'
A day at the pen cap ER.
'It's a blown speaker.'
'Let me through, please- I'm a herbalist!