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post #1 of 18
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Make sure you put the reciever down properly.

This was on the news last night and i felt embarrassed for all concerned. The telephone conversation is at the bottom of the page.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...70&expand=true
post #2 of 18
ouch,

well i once had a doctor tell me i need help for a drinking & drug problem. hello i dont even drink let along do drugs.

i told the fool to back to india and treat cows, but stay away from people..

anyway, medical staff are just people also. it happens, there mistake was not hanging the phone up.
post #3 of 18
You are right Susan....
how embarrassing for the girl and the staff.
I hope that she is OK.
post #4 of 18
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medical staff are just people also. it happens, there mistake was not hanging the phone up.
That's what i said. Even i call clients but i'm careful before i say anything.
post #5 of 18
Oh my gosh!! I dont even know what to say. That poor girl. I bet that Dr's office will make sure the phone is hung up from now on.
post #6 of 18
did anyone notice the boyfriend giving the camera the bird? I wonder if that was on purpose? lol...

Real classy if so.
post #7 of 18
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did anyone notice the boyfriend giving the camera the bird? I wonder if that was on purpose? lol...

Real classy if so.
Yes i noticed that.
post #8 of 18
I was in the ER once and the doctor went in the next room and said to the nurse "that one in there's a real nutter".

Which is why it took until recently for what was wrong with me to be diagnosed. I have complex migraines, which can have similar neurological symptoms to a stroke, and I've had a few of them, that time being one. I finally went to a hospital during one that had real doctors who figured it out. *gasp*

Really, I know they're just human, but there's a level of professionalism that should be maintained. Yes, it's probably necessary for the nurses and staff to vent about some of the patients, but to sit around gossiping about her boyfriend is a different matter entirely.
post #9 of 18
What are the laws concerning discussing patients over in the UK? I'm pretty sure HIPAA prevents that here unless you've given consent for them to discuss your health - though I'm certain people break that all the time.


Zissou'sMom - that's odd. Migraines should be a fairly well known medical condition by now - look at all the stuff in the news about them. Surely no doctor is so dumb that they couldn't recognize it or at least guess as even classic migraine causes neurological symptoms.
I wouldn't dare go to the ER for my health issues - unless it was on a Wednesday when my cardiologist is in town, otherwise it would likely be dismissed as anxiety or panic attacks.
post #10 of 18
haha I love how the guy in the picture is giving the "one figure a salute". Anyway...,they never have said that. They know better then that,
post #11 of 18
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Zissou'sMom - that's odd. Migraines should be a fairly well known medical condition by now - look at all the stuff in the news about them. Surely no doctor is so dumb that they couldn't recognize it or at least guess as even classic migraine causes neurological symptoms.
I wouldn't dare go to the ER for my health issues - unless it was on a Wednesday when my cardiologist is in town, otherwise it would likely be dismissed as anxiety or panic attacks.
Yea, they're kind of strange. I get mainly the visual symptoms and the puking/nausea, and then a dull ache for the most part... every now and then, apparently, I get some pretty bizarre neurological symptoms that most recently included forgetting pretty basic information, not being able to read (like, I could see the words but not understand them), couldn't walk right, failed all the little tests they do with your fingers and such. I think that time they were more bizarre (probably I was panicking about what was happening on top of it all) and for some reason I got a chest x-ray. No, they didn't pick up on it, or anything else for that matter. Most recently I was in the hospital for like 8 hours, getting a CT scan, having like 5 doctors look at me, and they agreed that was what it was. They were convinced I was on drugs, wouldn't stop asking my roommate and my ex boyfriend what I was on and how much they gave me. A woman in the waiting room said she had epilepsy and that her seizures looked just like I did and nobody would do anything but tell her she was crazy until she finally found the right doctor.

Either way that doctor was an idiot. I probably should have said something, but I wasn't in the position to at the time and then I was just glad to be out of there.
post #12 of 18
^Aura migraine, can be with or without pain. I get weird symptoms with my aura migraines, too. I only figured out how to describe it the other day on another forum - I'll see common everyday items (say my couch) but not recognize them, it's that sort of "what the heck is this doing here?" feeling you might get if you came home and there was a strange car in your driveway. You know it's a car, and even what model of car - but it shouldn't be there.
I grew up in a family that has migraines, so at least I knew what was happening, even during my very first one at age 10. I can imagine it would be frightening for someone who doesn't have any experience with them, worse when you get bad treatment in the ER.

One theory is that the initial aura is caused by localized ischemia in the brain (constriction to vessels cutting off blood and oxygen), which is what causes the weird neurological symptoms during the aura.
I have issues with postural hypotension, which often causes my brain not to get enough blood and oxygen - thus resulting in what would be neurological symptoms, a big one being "brain fog". I'm sure that would throw off a regular ER doc.

The chest x-ray could have just been sort of a routine thing as heart problems and infection can cause neurological issues, too. If your neurological symptoms are bad enough or last longer then 30-60 minutes you may want to look up information on transient ischemic attacks and of course look for a very good neurologist near you if you can.

It's unfortunate that we're at the doctors' mercy to get any treatment at all. I think it gives some an inflated ego that makes them think they can get away with verbally abusing their patients.

Completely O/T...
post #13 of 18
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What are the laws concerning discussing patients over in the UK?
Very strict, infact everything is when it comes to personal details. It's what we call "Data Protection".

When my husband died my lawyer needed his medical papers and his doctor refused saying due to the patients charter and data protection blah blah blah he wasn't at liberty to divulge such information, so my lawyer then had to quote section xxxx on some legal papers to say that he had to.
post #14 of 18
Anyone else notice that they are giving the middle finger to the camera while holding up the tape?
post #15 of 18
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Anyone else notice that they are giving the middle finger to the camera while holding up the tape?
anyone else unable to get the link to load the page referred to?
post #16 of 18
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anyone else unable to get the link to load the page referred to?
You might have to open your firewall and add the domain www.johndoublestein.com to your safe list. My firewall won't display 1/2 of the pages on the internet without me doing that for some sites.
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You might have to open your firewall and add the domain www.johndoublestein.com to your safe list. My firewall won't display 1/2 of the pages on the internet without me doing that for some sites.
afaik, i don't HAVE a firewall here at home...
post #18 of 18
Classy couple ... with the bf giving the finger and all. Dont tell me he's not doing that intentionally!
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