True stories with a twist!


“I’m leaving his practice.”

“But why? You’ve been a patient of his for years.”

“Yes, but a new doctor in his specialty opened a new office in town a few months ago, and I hear nothing but rave reviews about him. He’s got a great personality and is a terrific joke teller.”

I understand your enjoying being entertained while getting a physical examination, but having a few good laughs over jokes told by my physician is not my way of determining a good doctor. In fact I would be suspicious of someone I went to see about a sharp pain somewhere who examines me while laughing about a good line he or she just heard from a favorite performer in a hit movie.

Just let me find a good diagnostician who is conservative about treatment options, and moderate in dispensing medications, and I will be a happy patient. I’ll even give that doctor a “thumbs up,” a “like”, or a five star review on any  sites that rate satisfaction levels.

Happy New Year, and good wishes for modest needs for Medical intervention or consultation in 2002. In other words, Good Health to you!

Comments on: "BEDSIDE MANNER" (25)

  1. Anonymous said:

    Right on, Ronnie.

  2. Thankfully I don’t go to the Dr’s often Ronnie, but to find one still with a sense of humour with all the pressures they have here in the UK at least would be a bonus, so long as they listened and diagnosed well..

    Have a wonderful New Year, and may it be a healthy one full of Joy and happiness. ❤ Love and hugs.. Sue ❤

  3. Happy New Year, Ronnie! May 2020 usher in health, happiness, peace and blessings for you and your loved ones. 🎉🥳🥰

  4. You’ve got it right, Ronnie.

  5. Yep! I don’t need an entertainer, just a very competent physician. I like the way you conclude your post, Ronnie. What we all want more than anything else, I think, is a healthy and emergency-free new year. May all of our medical interventions be on the preventive side. 🙂

  6. The doctor says: “I have some bad news but first a little joke.”

  7. A “Stand up” doctor. Who’d a thunk it?

  8. Joking seems too….. personal to me. I don’t want to be that close to my doc! 🙂

  9. I want the same kind of doctor…one who diagnoses well but isn’t quick to do unnecessary tests or give piles of pharmaceuticals. With those qualifications, he can joke a little if the opportunity presents itself.

  10. I like doctors who pay attention to the doctoring and leave stand up comedy to the comics. Happy New Year Ronnie.

  11. I agree! But my doctor of 15 years likes to joke anyway.

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