Thursday, July 29, 2004


Doctors are pretty vigilant when it comes to protecting their privacy. We rarely give out our home phone numbers or home addresses, and keep ourselves off of any public listings. The last thing you want is a patient to track you down and harass you. A friend of mine had a patient call his house 15 times a day requesting more narcotics. A patient followed a female resident home last year. There are a lot of strange patients out there.

So I found it highly amusing when, yesterday, driving my attending home from the hospital, we took the most tortuous and circuitous way. It was as if he did not want me to remember how to get to his house from the hospital. Ever.

Perhaps he regarded me as a crazy resident.