I Am A Doctor ButI'm not your doctor.
It is amazing how many people just start taking off their clothes and telling me what is wrong with them.
I was at dinner with a companion when another restaurant patron inquired with the maitre 'd about me. I usually wear something that is striking when I go to dinner.
The patron came up to our table said his name and proceeded to get undressed while telling me his symptoms. I was floored. My dinner companion thought he was trying to flash me and nearly punched the man out. The maitre 'd came to the table apologizing to me for telling the man that I am a doctor. Because the patron caused a scene at our table, dinner was free.
I'm not a mobile doctor. I don't walk outside with a sign around my neck that says free clinic.
I have patients that I see in my office. I'm not looking for new patients. The new patients I receive are from direct referrals because they need a specialist.
It all makes me laugh at times. It is like someone saying I'm a doctor and people asking for a diagnosis for their foot or skin rash only to find out that the doctor is a dentist or research doctor.
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