Wednesday, March 25, 2009

an old patient is better than a new doctor

a patient walks into the medicine opd clinic and when after knowing his symptoms was still wondering which drug to prescribe tells me "give me pp4 injection"!!...

p.s-pp4-procaine penicillin 4Lunits

my father is pretty much like that..a veteran in self medication:P

19 comments:

rahul said...

sahi hai dude..u r getting inspired from somebody..nice one..waise self medication rules in our part of the World, the crocins, paracetamols, cough syrups etc. and no ramdev's remedies also are in every home!!!

Arun Kumar said...

he actually asked for pp4..??
this is more that just self medication i think....
what symptoms did he have ?? (jus outta curiosity..)

Biju Mathews said...

Ha ha. So he just came to get a prescription from you to buy it from the medical store!!

comfortably numb said...

xperience after all is the best teacher:)

Pavi!!!! said...

ya self medication is such a desi thing..[we] all tend to do it sumtime or the other!

Mariposa said...

LOL, I am too!

I talk to so many doctors, med reps and google a lot to a point that I have the name of my illness before the doctor could diagnose me...crazy!

brocasarea said...

@ rahul...so true..everything puts on their thinking cap when it comes to med!!!??

brocasarea said...

@ arun..yeah!!...actually it was for his mom...parotid abscess!

brocasarea said...

@ B.M..exactly!!;)

brocasarea said...

@ numb...yeah so true in this field!!:)

brocasarea said...

@ pavi..yeah guess its in our genes!!;)

brocasarea said...

@ mariposa...lol...u must really a pain in the pass for ur physican!!:P

Saranya said...

It is like that these days...isn't it! Everywhere!! :))

brocasarea said...

@ saranya...yeah!!

Vani said...

Oh dats interesting. I know so many ppl r on self medication.. Usually dos who get sick very often- Very experienced ones :D

brocasarea said...

@ vani...lol...so true..like my father:P

Aparna said...

seems like you get smart patients...makes job easy for you

Aparna said...

doesn't your dad trust you for pescribing medicines..??

brocasarea said...

@ aparna...not smart experienced;)...

yeah he trusts..only sometimes!!