First of all, for your back ground music to this post, please play Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated.” Set the mood.
Seriously, after two really long clinic panels, all I want to do is pretend I’m super zen and ohm and not think about anything.
This is coming from a person who never ohms.
Like I said, being the booking resident is both a type A’s dream and nightmare.
There are so many check boxes and ample opportunity to use one’s ever present four colored pen.
[ ] consent
[ ] calendar
[ ] SCC clearance
[ ] PICIS
[ ] Med clearance
[ ] labs
[ ] EKG
[ ] CXR
[ ] Make sure patient knows what time to come and where
[ ] NPO AFTER MN!!!!
But, by that same token – THERE ARE SO MANY CHECKBOXES.
And, its your responsibility to make sure the patients come to each appointment so they can go to the OR.
Let’s just say that thinking about it all and getting through it all gets my heart rate up. Who needs SoulCycle wen you can be the booking resident?! You also get to carry around a sweet trapper keeper on your person at all times so its sort of like weight and HIIT training all at once.
Also, I’m going to give every one here some pro doctor tips:
#1 – ALMOST CERTAINLY, THE FIRST QUESTION THE DOCTOR IS GOING TO ASK YOU IS “WHAT BRINGS YOU TO CLINIC TODAY.”
[Now that I’ve told you, you have time to prepare!]
#2 – ALWAYS KNOW WHAT MEDICATIONS YOUR ARE TAKING AND HOW MUCH.
[Would you eat a food you didn’t know what it was? No! Same goes for medications.]
#3 – CONSIDER BRINGING LIST OF QUESTIONS/CONCERNS
[Your type A doctor will probably hug you. I will if they don’t.]
If doctors could insert emojis into their notes, doing all of these things would guarantee one of these in your medical record:
On a separate note, I hate to admit that I actually like urogynecology.
Why? #1 Because vaginal hysterectomy is THE BEST SURGERY EVER and #2 Everything is “patient satisfaction” driven.
Does your incontience and prolapse bother you? Yes? Ok, we can do something. No? Ok, let me know if and when you do want something.
Urogyn was way ahead of HCHAPS scores before anyone every came up with that stuff.
Anyways, I’m so tired I’m going to go assume savasana….for a very extended period of time.
Until next time…
Daily coffee tally: ONE
[why? bc all day I only drank that and one water and I was so thirsty in clinic I almost couldn’t take it!]