Thursday, August 30, 2007

Bad (But Funny) Advice

I saw a patient today who was having heart palpitations, probably due to drinking too much coffee. I basically advised the patient to cut back on caffeine, but had I known, I would have employed visual aids such as the one below:


I know some patients who would benefit from these instructions in "How to Explain Yourself to a Doctor". But he left out "Answer the question the doctor asked you without rambling aimlessly through 3 or 4 other unrelated topics."


More "Basic Instructions" here.