Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Emergencies Shouldn't Happen on Weekends

If you want to live, and I know you really, really do, then don't chop off a limb, fall off a roof, or have a heart attack on the weekend or in the middle of the night. Doctors don't like coming into the hospital on weekends. The doctors on call, don't like to be bothered and have to take a shower and dis-engage from their commitments and get in the car and get gas and come in and it is SUCH A PAIN.

I like Doctors, heck, I am one. But the romance of being needed loses its luster a few years into practice. Thankfully, I'm not an emergency doc or a surgeon or cardiac specialist or anesthesiologist--they work crazy hours and rarely "have a life."

Remember the scene from Caddy Shack when Doctor Beeper gets beeped on the fairway? That's about right.
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