Friday, January 6, 2012

Quote of the Day

I still don't understand why people come to the ER in search of a pelvic exam.  This, the most personal and private exam a woman can be subjected to, and you want a total stranger to do it?  I guess some people just don't care and consider it the price to be paid for a prescription for Percocet for their 10th visit this year for "painful periods", "my ovarian cyst is bothering me", and "painful intercourse".


I have had a run of days working with Gil, who is an older guy.  After setting up the 4th patient of the night for a pelvic for a frequent drug seeking squirrel, Gil rolled his eyes.  "Doing a pelvic", he said, "is like going on a treasure hunt for really bad treasure".