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Two Patients

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

As a Senior Citizen, I can relate to this one................

Two patients limp into two different doctors' offices with the same complaint: Both have trouble walking and may require hip surgery.

Patient 1. is examined within the hour, has an x-ray the same day, and has a time booked for surgery the following week.

Patient 2. sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for another week and finally has his surgery scheduled for 6 months from then, pending the review board's decision on his age and remaining value to society.

Why the different treatment for the 2 patients?

The FIRST is a Golden Retriever taken to a vet.

The SECOND is a Senior Citizen on Medicare.

There is definitely something wrong with this system!!!!!

I think I will go to my emoticon 's Doctor from now on!!!!!
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