Musings of a Marfan Mom

You Know Your Children Have Spent a Lot of Time at Doctors’ Offices When They…

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– set up their own clinic, complete with a stool for the patient to sit on
– won’t let anyone else in the exam room (closet) during the exam due to patient privacy
– have a doctor/nurse team
– ask the patient to roll up his sleeve for the blood pressure to be taken
– go over patient ID questions while taking the BP (DOB, address, etc.)
– check reflexes, ears, and eyes
– know where the heart is to properly take a heart rate
– pull up the patient’s shirt to listen to the lungs
– require the patient to pay his co-pay

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  1. 1 person reviewed this on Yelp:

    9/10 Friendly service and a clean office. Parking garage was a bit inconvenient, being inside the clinic, but I’ve never been treated so well. I just wish they’d have told me more about what to do regarding their diagnosis of “tummy fever”.

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  2. did m really ask for a co-pay?

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    marfmom Reply:

    yes! he really did!

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  3. That is priceless! If I am ever in Ohio and need medical help I hope they take out of country insurance!

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    marfmom Reply:

    For you? Of course!

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  4. This is hilarious, Maya! Reminds me of when Cassie was a baby and had to have daily blood pressure checks with a visiting nurse at home for 7 months after she started losartan. Penelope was 2.5 years old and got to be a pro at checking blood pressure with her doctor’s kit. A new nurse we had a few months in could not believe it when Penelope took my pressure and rolled up my sleeve, attached the blood pressure cuff to my arm, placed her stethoscope on the inside of my elbow, squeezed the blood pressure pump,, and looked at her wrist (where a watch would be), and pronounced me “just fine.”

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    marfmom Reply:

    I forget how much information they are soaking up at this age!

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  5. Does he accept Tricare? :-)

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    marfmom Reply:

    Oh totally! We’ve heard how hard it can be to find a good specialist with Tricare :-p

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  6. I LOVE it!

    He should give classes to doctors on how to provide good customer service to their patients!

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