Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Quote of the day

From my favorite anesthesiologist, who was in my room today. We were talking about med staff last night, and I mentioned that I lucked out and got called out.

"Yeah, I go to my 50% yearly."
"Me too" I replied. "Too many whiny doctors to deal with there."
"Most of them need to be on meds."

Couldn't disagree.


Grumpy, M.D. said...

He's probably on them, too.

Dragonfly said...


Grumpy, M.D. said...

Taking medication doesn't make you any less of a person, or any worse of a doctor.

Anyone who tells you otherwise needs a good slapping.

ER's Mom said...

Hey, I'm on meds!

It's not intended to diss those who are, but to diss those whiny twits who obsess about the littlest stupid stuff.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I know you are, I read the post. Hell, who isn't these days?

I'm pointing out that people who think less of you just because you take them, are WRONG.

Everyone needs help at times, and there is nothing wrong with that. The hard part is sometimes getting people who really need them to take them.

In my practice I use the analogy comparing depression to diabetes, just like the pancreas isn't making insulin, your brain isn't making enough of this, and this meddication will help replace it, and so it's no different than a diabetic taking insulin. I find that example often helps people accept them.

ER's Mom said...

Actually, come to think about it, personality disorders aren't easily treatable, are they?


Grumpy, M.D. said...

No, and pretty damn easy to diagnose, too.

Annie and I frequent refer to ICD9 666.66: personality disorder NOS.

Dragonfly said...

Those people are scary when entrusted with the power of running a meeting. Scary. (No deprecation of people on meds - only people who engineer long meetings for no apparent reason).

ER's Mom said...

Is that the real ICD 9? If so, that's pretty damn funny!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

No, we made it up. As far as I know there is no such ICD9 or Dx.


Betsey Langan said...

Dr. Grumpy had me going.

Based on the online ICD9 index, 666.6 would be a currently-undefined subcategory of postpartum hemorrhage.

Yes, I looked it up. Because it would be so perfect. Alas, no.