Our Monday Medical Lesson

         Julius and I are gonna try to post one lesson a day.  (We may save them up and do a few at a time)

        Yesterday we saw a man with some vague chest discomfort.

         “Son, what is your number one priority here?”

        “Country Doc rule number two.   Make sure to think of anything that might kill them before you get a chance to see ’em again.”

        “Correct,  A+.”

        I am pleased to tell you the patient passed his treadmill today.  Their gallbladder ultrasound is tomorrow.  We think it might be positive; they had some nausea after meals.  We’re gonna get a cup of coffee and relax.  It ain’t gonna do ’em in before morning.

Dr. B

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4 Comments on “Our Monday Medical Lesson”

  1. rekx Says:

    Hey Dr. B…what do you think of Obama’s nomination to Surgeon General? Seems like this lady is some sort of family practice doc! >> http://trunc.it/vm3f

    • drtombibey Says:

      rekx,

      I don’t know much about her yet, but I like it that she came up tough, has worked in the trenches, and seems to know primary care is in trouble.

      Also I bet she understands mental health services are underfunded. One mark of a civilized society is what kind of care they take of folks who can’t take care of themselves and she seems to understand this.

      I am just glad she is not some multi-million dollar CEO type.

      I am not sure if she plays music but I can forgive her for that.

      Dr. B

  2. Julius Says:

    Dr. B sure is teaching me well! Learned this on the first day, to always make sure it’s not the heart first! Can’t wait for the next day’s lesson.

    –Julius

    • drtombibey Says:

      Julius,

      Having a bright young’un in the office who asks great questions, likes music, and can drive late at night puts old Doc in a fine mood. We’re gonna memorize Harrison’s, learn a dozen songs, and do our best for our people.

      Dr. B


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