Originally Posted by ScamperFarms
Wow. I like that one. I like that one alot. I alwats get irrated at people who call and yell at me about medications when the dr doesnt do refills our hands our tied! we are the after hours...but they dont care. well i dont know about them. but i sure can see when my meds are running low..
Don't I know it. I always try to be nice, and do my best to help people out...but I love the refill messages I get (as a nurse at a clinic). "I just noticed that I took my last pill this morning." What, you didn't notice 2 days ago that you had 2 pills left?
Or the people who wait til late Friday, when all the docs are gone, and say they overtook their medicine, or lost it, etc. Funny thing is, it is usually the kind of medicine that is often abused!
The other thing I've learned, is people will call and rip into the secretaries, then be real nice to me, the nurse, thinking I am the one to sweet-talk. If I hear about them abusing the receptionist, I ask them to apologize, or have my boss call them to set them straight. (We work with a lot of difficult people, but try not to let ourselves be abused.)
It helps me to remember that we are not doing anyone any favors to teach them to verbally abuse us to get their way. Those inappropriate coping skills don't help at all in the "real" world. If someone is over the line with you, the doc may find it helpful to know about it.