Angry Doctor

Monday, June 19, 2006

Layman's Guide to Medical Equipment 1


The stethoscope is a piece of equipment I use to listen to the sounds your body makes.

When the ear-pieces are in my ears, I cannot hear what you say so there's no use you talking. It will be like talking to a man wearing ear-plugs.

Or, if the chest-piece is on your chest when you talk, your voice is amplified and it deafens me.

Either way I get pissed, so shut up when I am using the stethoscope.


  • well sounds like u have the same problem as me.. they have no brains.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At June 19, 2006 11:55 pm  

  • I think you're being a bit harsh.

    It's more to do with a lack of empathy and awareness than anything to do with brains.

    Patients simply don't give a thought for the doctor.

    I don't mind it if I tell patients that I can't hear anything while I have my stethoscope ear pieces in my ear and they understand.

    It's when they give me that "weird look" that says I am such a lousy doctor for not hearing what they said that gets me pissed.

    I am a doctor. I am NOT God and I was also born with 2 ears.

    Some are weirdos also. You put on the stethoscope start to check their BP, they start talking. You stop and tell them you can't hear then when the stethoscope is in your ear. And they say ok. Then you start again and they START TALKING AGAIN!!!!!


    By Blogger Dr Oz bloke, At June 20, 2006 9:24 am  

  • Hi,

    Your blog is interesting but really full of angry thoughts. I thought doctors have a good life without reporting to people called bosses. You tell me something else.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At June 20, 2006 9:58 am  

  • Doctors have lots and lots of different "bosses"

    Patients from all walks of life.

    Managed Health Care groups.

    Insurance companies.

    Company Human Resource managers.

    Times have changed.

    By Blogger Dr Oz bloke, At June 20, 2006 2:51 pm  

  • You forgot your own staff...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At June 23, 2006 1:13 pm  

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