Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My patient the flip-flopper

So I thought I was frustrated a few days ago when I posted my last post. Here is the update:

Thursday last week: Pt is in pain and decides to get a root canal to save the tooth
Monday: Pt calls to say she wants extraction
Tuesday AM: 30 min conversation with patient; patient decides to go ahead with root canal
Tuesday PM: Pt calls to clerks to say she does not want appt at all; I am supposed to call pt to verify
Tuesday PM: Pt will not answer phone and has no answering maching
Wednesday AM: I am wondering if she is coming in or if I wasted a whole afternoon appt on her, or if she is coming...does she want a root canal or an extraction? These require different clinics, hugely different procedures, faculty, instruments, appt starting times, and whether or not I need an assistant.

I guess we'll just have to see.


brenna said...


shawn said...

What happened??
And welcome to real life in the dental office...