Thursday, February 02, 2006

You want fries with that?

This week, a patient told me that she wanted "express service" for her problems.

I imagined myself at a drive-up window, smiling, wearing a paper hat...asking about symptoms and side effects...

8 Comments:

Anonymous Allen Searls said...

I saw a "minute clinic" at a drug store the other day, and see these kinds of things appearing all over the place lately. Looks like what you describe just might happen after all :)

8:32 AM  
Blogger Raine said...

LOLOL we ALL want express service!! If you put a cheeseburger in the order along with the therapy that'd be great LMAO Some of us understand its hard work and we have to do it ourselves with your assistance tho.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Fallen Angels said...

Ok...I'll play..."Ya want ativan or Xanex with your Paxil?"..."hey Sigmund, throw 30 of Ativan in the bag!". LMAO

10:32 AM  
Blogger Joel said...

You must do therapy with your clients. I'm in and out in ten minutes or less, prescriptions in hand.

I save the "into-your-head-and-around-the-bush" stuff for my therapist.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Greg P said...

If I had someone tell me that I would laugh, and quite heartily, then probably not say anything more to see what came out of their mouth next -- I wouldn't want to spoil it by asking questions.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

What if your drive-up 'clinic' is next door to a drive-up funeral parlor or drive-up wedding chapel...might get interesting!

3:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn why didn't my therapist tell me "Express Service" was an option. Here I am thinking I had to actually work at recovering from trauma. I want the 1-hour martinizing version of Psychotherapy!

5:19 AM  
Blogger Nurse Practitioners Save Lives said...

I don't think the term "minute clinic" is a good idea.. It implies fast, shoddy healthcare. I'm sure that it's better than using the emergency room for minor ailments though.. I'm still not sure if I would want to work in one as a NP...
People want speed but not for healthcare..

12:32 PM  

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