Angry Doctor

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Layman's Guide to Medical Equipment 4

Pen Torch


This is a small torch light. I use it when I need to see better.

So when I hold it to your eyes, I am trying to have a better look at your eyes.

Don't shut them.

When I hold it to your mouth, I want to look inside your mouth.

Open up.

But don't say 'aah' unless I ask you to.

Now say 'aah'.

12 Comments:

  • do you get patients coughing into your face when you look at their throats?

    You can see the pharyngeal space narrowing as the muscles contract and that's the cue to move AWAY!!!!

    I have perfected the art of evading it!

    Some patients also very funny.

    They come to see you for eye problem. Then you take torch and want to take a look at their eyes and they offer the mouth.......?

    Reflex action? Common sense right? You have eye problem I look at eye lah. I guess must also tell them lah. Maybe they dunno that if got eye problem look at the eyes better than looking at the mouth. Maybe they think look at mouth can find out what is wrong with the eyes.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At June 28, 2006 7:34 pm  

  • I guess they find it strange that we start our examination at their hands when they come with an abdominal complaint too! :)

    By Blogger angry doc, At June 28, 2006 7:51 pm  

  • "They come to see you for eye problem. Then you take torch and want to take a look at their eyes and they offer the mouth.......?"

    I think they got ear problem, or their brain got problem, they are unable to control their nerves. Or you are too handsome or beautiful.

    Ask them to sit down and wait for waiting number to be display, they want to stand. Then complaint they are too weak to stand anymore. Dying soon.

    Sometimes feel like telling them, cannot STAND, then ask Viagra from your GP. They are very happy to do so. Then you can STAND ALL NIGHT LONG. All nuts!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At June 28, 2006 7:55 pm  

  • Actually I think TCM doctors will look at the tongue as part of the examination to determine an eye problem.

    But I doubt the patients are that informed to be offering the mouth to the doctor for that reason.

    By Blogger Dr Oz bloke, At June 28, 2006 8:00 pm  

  • "Sometimes feel like telling them, cannot STAND, then ask Viagra from your GP. They are very happy to do so. Then you can STAND ALL NIGHT LONG. All nuts!!!"

    Aiyah there are weird people around lah. Courtesy is not a strong trait of Singaporeans.

    They do all kinds of wayang to get what they want. Bargain also. Get MC liao then at the counter say dowan this medicine, dowan that medicine, that medicine how much, can dowan all medicine no need to pay?

    By Blogger Dr Oz bloke, At June 28, 2006 8:02 pm  

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    By Blogger Crazy PSA, At June 28, 2006 8:07 pm  

  • now, why do i have the feeling that you are pretty 'arrogant'? Quite a 'modern cynicism" eh?
    whatever, I guess i really enjoy reading your blog.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At June 28, 2006 10:10 pm  

  • Wonder why doctors is so impatient to get things done when people's lives are at stake. Care to comment? Have only encounter "few" (2%) caring doctors till now.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At June 29, 2006 1:03 pm  

  • I am pretty sure I am guilty of some of the stuff u write about!

    I love this blog! Found it by chance. Pls keep writing!

    By Anonymous Gin, At June 29, 2006 1:48 pm  

  • "Wonder why doctors is so impatient to get things done when people's lives are at stake."

    I don't think I know the answer to that. But you seem to have your own answer (98% of them are not caring) and a ready solution (stick with the 2% who are).

    By Blogger angry doc, At June 29, 2006 6:16 pm  

  • yeah, so stick to them and be loyal to the 2% that you are lucky to find. Be appreciative.

    By Anonymous dryvlee, At July 02, 2006 11:19 am  

  • dryvlee

    "Be appreciative" how exactly, wonder if doctors know how to appreciate good patients?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At July 04, 2006 3:06 pm  

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