What I Overheard

        Recently I was in another Doctor’s office and overheard this one.  If people could only step back and realize what things sound like!

       Patient:  “I want to check on Mrs.  Smith.”

       Receptionist:  “Are you on her HIPAA (Federal Government privacy) form?”

       Patient:  “I dunno.  I’m her mama.  I want to pay fifty dollars on her bill.”

       Receptionist:  “Oh, that’s different.  What’s her date of birth?”

       I don’t know about you, but for me there is something wrong with that picture.

Dr. B

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4 Comments on “What I Overheard”

  1. bits Says:

    Hi, Dr. Bibey,
    Thanks for posting on my Blog, it brought me to visit yours where I found some good stuff to read. I love Bluegrass and even had a couple of my little stories published in the now out of business Rosine, Ky. Bluegrass Magazine.


  2. drtombibey Says:


    Rosine- the home of Bill Monroe. Great stuff! Thanks for visiting.

    Dr. B

  3. mrschili Says:

    Doc, don’t EVEN get me STARTED.

    I have no contact with my biological family beyond Auntie. Trust me – this is for the best. Anyway, the biologicals moved back to the area code last year, and I’m genuinely concerned that they’ll try to contact my daughters at school. I called Beanie’s school and asked about this, and I was assured that they’d be given NO access to the girls unless that person is on their emergency list.

    I hope my office ladies are a bit more conscientious than the one you observed. My babies’ lives could be at stake.

  4. drtombibey Says:


    here’s to a safe journey for all the chilis. If all is well with our children, all is well.

    Dr. B

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