Friday, October 21, 2005

Neighbors

Neighbor 1 had me rise from bed to check on him because of fever. looking for a source of infection, i found his right elbow to be swollen. He said it must've been bitten by a cockroach. i told him it was infected and he needed some antibiotics to fight the infection. i prescribed his meds and went back to bed. i found out later that when i left his unit, he whined that i didn't even use my stethoscope to listen to his inflamed elbow (eing??!). He went to the hospital to get a second opinion and got prescribed the same meds i gave him.

Neighbor 2. came to my door asking me to look at her 2 year old daughter who limped. i asked the kid to run and noted that she did limp on her right foot. when i examined the foot for deformities, it looked normal to me. i asked if she had any bouts of fever lately, negative. trauma, negative. immunizations, complete. i told her to observe for a week then if it still persisted, i would suggest an xray. when she left my house, she went directly to the hospital to have an xray taken. when she saw me the next day she said, "doc, normal yung xray. Di na po sya pilay." i just stared at her then walked away.

Neighbor 3. Her son threw a stone at another neigbor's daughter. Being a responsible mother she volunteered to pay for her medicines. I asked her to buy some antitetanus shots. she looked at my prescription and said, "dadalhin ko na lang sya sa center tapos kung ano yung reseta dun eh ipapaturok ko na lang sayo." (ginawa pa akong nurse) She ended up buying my prescribed medicines.

maybe if i charged them a professional fee they'd show more respect.
what should i do to earn some credibility here?
to hell with them all.

14 Comments:

Anonymous jey said...

you remind me of my sis. she's already thinking (and near doing it) of charging service fees to the patients who come in our house for consulation. sometimes even at 4 in the morning!

hope you don't mind me hopping here. thankies.:) and nice blog, btw.

3:12 PM  
Anonymous van said...

dok! dok! ako po may pimpol sa noo. ano ba kelangan dito? antitetanus shot na ba? xray po ba?

ano? ano?

teka teka... sa center na lang din siguro ako magpapacheck-up. baka pag freebie ang konsulta isipin ng mga tao eh purita ako.

hehe.

joke lang. makflari ko ha duke? ;)

8:43 PM  
Blogger atticus said...

doc, pang-matandang doktor ang respect. hehe! seriously, you remind me of flavier. as dok to da baryo, he had to compete with the albularyo. the ingenious albularyo had a gimmick: his wife takes care of the patient's family while under treatment. it took flavier time - and a lot of liters of "diesel" (a beer and gin concoction) shared with the baryo toughies- but he did get a lot of things accomplished. cheers! *hic!*

8:56 PM  
Blogger chumsychums said...

mmm.. maliit ba t-shirt mo nung nagtanung sila? mwehehe. buti pa ko binibili ko yung gamot na pinapabili mo kahit robin padilla pa yung papel(ang di mo lang alam eh pumupunta talaga akong infirmary kinabukasan para magtanung ulit dun). ahehehe. loko lang. oist kain. sweldo day.

9:21 PM  
Anonymous mei said...

hahaha! ganyan talaga mga pinoy. tingin siguro nila sa'yo boy next door (di ba nga?...) na chickboy at di dapat paniwalaan! hahahaha! just kidding... nagpapa-kyut lang sayo yang mga yan, kaya kahit magpapa-check up naman talaga eh tinatawag ka muna....

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wala kasing "the doctor is in" yung pinto mo.

try mo lagyan. itll do wonders.

-saltik

11:44 PM  
Blogger GENIUS IS JUST ANOTHER MOUSE! said...

Hahaha! I totally enjoy your blog, Doc. I hope it's OK to link to your blog.

I miss the practice already because of your blog :-)

Cheers!

3:04 PM  
Blogger -raindrops- said...

ano ka ba? tine-test lang nila kung may alam ka talaga. kaya nga pumupunta pa rin sila sa ospital pagkatapos magpatingin sa yo. validation baga. hehehe.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous bugsybee said...

Throughout the years, I noticed that people think the doctor is "good" especially if he prescribes really expensive medicine. LOL.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous miwa said...

maybe, u weren't wearing a white blazer when u examined them. everybody respects the guy in the white cloak.

4:33 PM  
Blogger f.r.i.e.d.w.a.t.e.r. said...

lagi ka kasing magsabit ng stethoscope tapos magsalamin ka tapos magsuot ka din ng overcoat na puti, maski nasa loob ng bahay.

12:03 PM  
Blogger duke said...

jey, hi jey. thanks for dropping by. tell your sister to charge. she's earned her right to charge. i'm glad you like my blog. drop by often. hope to see you around. :) and don't hesitate to comment. all comments are appreciated.

Van helsing, pimpol sa noo? di pimpol yan, pigsa. at di noo yan, puwet yan. P200 PF. akin na. bayaran mo na ako.

atticus, yes, i'm trying to grow my white hairs. there a group of them on my temporal area. i wear glasses too para mas mukhang matanda. and no, i'm not flavier. heheheeh. don't associate me with him.

chumsychums, tanga. lolz.

mei, tisoy naman ako. dapat siguro mag-astang doktor na ako. snob. lolz.

saltik, cge nga. maghaanap ako ng doctor is in. hehehe.

genius, colleague. why'd u abandon the practice? people need you man! link me up all you want! hehehehe. i dropped by yours already. pretty interesting.

rain, onga no? testing tesing. taeng testing yan. hehehehe.

bugsy, funny you thought of that. i don't know why but it's the first thing i think about. my patient's financial status. and i give the cheapest available meds not sacrificing quality. it was i was taught. maybe i will have to unlearn some things.

miwa, right. e ang inet inet sa pilipinas. susme! babantot ako nang di oras nun. hehehe. but to tell you the truth, the coat really does wonders. as in.

friedwater, pede din. kaso mainet mag coat. sa ospital lang ako gumagamit ng coat. hehehe. stet ko lagi ko naman dala. at nakasalamin ako. baka nga muka lang akong tanga talga. hahahahaha!

10:39 AM  
Blogger GENIUS IS JUST ANOTHER MOUSE! said...

Linked already. Will be doing my Masters muna next year, that's why.

Cheers, man! Keep your cool always.

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11:42 AM  
Blogger Rudy man said...

hehe nakakatawa nga naman minsan ang mga kabulastugan nang mga pinoy.

10:27 AM  

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