Mar. 23, 2017

Doctor's Charting

During a doctor's visit one afternoon, my doctor and I were discussing his documentation of office visits, or lack thereof. I expressed to him he needed to do better than he is. For example: I have fallen and sprained my shoulder 3 times in the last year. He has not documented this.

I asked him, "Why not? What are you documenting?"

He answered, "I try to document pertinent information."

I said, "Don't you think me falling and spraining my shoulders 3 times in a year is pertinent?"

So he started typing it out on his laptop and said, "Okay, its in there now."

As I was leaving, I said to him, "Are you sure you're not a prostitute? I pay all this money to come in here and see you and I walk out feeling like I just got screwed!"