Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dr. McSoda

Over the last year or so I'd been contemplating switching our primary care physician. I hate filling out paperwork though. But my itch for a switch came when our normal PCP converted half of his practice to cosmetic procedures and it then became much easier to get Botox injections then a Z-Pack. There's my sign...oh and I should clarify I don't get Botox either.

So, I was ever so pumped when a new doctor's office building opened up so unbelievably close to my home I could crawl to it the next time a sinus infection decides to rear it's ugly head. Oh happy day. I called to set up some physicals as a meet and greet and they were so precious and sweet on the phone. I nearly kissed them through the phone when they told me I'd always see the doctor. What a REAL doctor? I'm sold.

We showed up our filled out paperwork in tow and y'all are gonna fall off your chairs when I tell you this. They asked if we'd like a coke. Say what? "Someone pick boy up off the ground". Sold, where do we sign up.

With the physical I had some blood drawn and with this fancy new doctor's office and it's free cokes comes a brand new nurse. Bless her heart. She was shaking and then I was shaking and then she couldn't find a vein and then she did and then she decided to count to 3 when she was going to put the needle in and I'm sitting there praying she'll stop counting to 3 because the room is getting smaller by 2 and by 3 she might have to pick me up off the ground.

After 3 failed attempts and some mighty bruises on my arm we decided we'd do this over a free coke another day...like a year or more practice.

And that's how I found my new doctor and his free cokes.

9 comments:

Heather said...

I so hate needles! 3 Children and 3 epidurals later and none of it gets any easier for me! I get the shakes just thinking about missed times! So sorry friend!

RedCurlGirl said...

needles blow, but being a serious coca-cola addict, as it makes me nicer during the work day, i'll sign up for that doctor's office!

Page said...

Oh, I have such a needle phobia. Usually I have to lay down or I pass out or throw up. The nurses love me! LOL! I wonder if you can request a little rum in the coke next time?? ;)

Lauren Kelly said...

Oh..... free cokes would make up for the needle, haha!!! I'd so be sold myself, haha!!!!

Rebecca Jo said...

With good comes bad... even in shaky nurses!

I'd give anything for a great doctor close by... I have to drive 40 minutes to get to my doc... BOO! And NO COKES either!! DOUBLE BOO!

Heather said...

I definitely like this new trend in healthcare! I am so terrible to get blood drawn with my tiny veins-YUCK!

Whitney said...

Wow. Where do I sign up?

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness. Free cokes or no, I think the repetitive needling would have sent me out the door. I don't do so well with needles. The last time I had to have an IV I passed out cold before they could get it in my arm...

sandra said...

nice. im surprised it wasnt a diet coke...since, you know, it's the drs ofc and all.