Unfiltered Story #107754

| Unfiltered | March 21, 2018

I work in an ER. One day, I heard a lady telling a doctor her very not-emergency story: she had a bit of muscle pain in her neck after sleeping funny.
As is typical with the ER docs I know, this doctor told her that for an issue like this it’s fine to see her primary care doctor. She said she didn’t have one. The ER doc looked surprised and told her that since she was North of 70 she needed a primary doc.
She asked him if she should have seen her gynecologist instead. For her neck strain. To this day I have no idea how I got out of that room without bursting into laughter.