Back during his residency, my brother-in-law told us some pretty crazy stories of patients coming in with heinous ailments and injuries. And I know all those people didn’t migrate to just him, because we’ve all heard some strange things from other doctors as well. In fact, I just ran across a story on Facebook about the top 20 dumb patients to come to the ER.
One patient wanted to know if he could “catch” diabetes from a one night stand with a diabetic woman. Another was prescribed a medical patch every few days and she came in to complain that she had run out of room to put all the patches (not realizing you take the old one off and put the new one on…). Since my brother-in-law doesn’t tell us those stories anymore, I’m guessing it means that nothing really surprises him anymore, and he just goes about his day. Continue Reading →