The disadvantage of being in BFE: everyone knows your business. And since I have an unusual last name, it's pretty easy to guess when I am the patient (like last night in vascular lab).
I am hospital-employed, solo practice in a clinic setting. So the hospital has a vested interest in knowing how I am feeling and whether or not I am healthy.
Risk management stopped by earlier. I have been informed that I am NOT going to work while still on crutches.
"But, but, but...."
"No. The liability is too much for OB." (she's probably right). "It's the hospital's problem how to cover your call."
"And besides, do YOU want to screw up your knee even more?"
I gave up, knowing that I would never win against her. Plus she was right (but I won't admit it).