I mentioned in a post recently about my wife identifying docs for me when we see them in public. See, she knows them all because she’s a nurse and she works with them, including my own personal docs.

I have so many medical issues I need a team of docs, not just one.

Anyway, she works the night shift. Sometimes she needs to call her patient’s doc if there is a problem, and once in a while they’re less than enthused about being woke up in the middle of the night.

Recently she had to call one of my docs at 2:30 in the morning. He challenged the fact that he was the doc to be called for that patient, and that the issue was important enough for a call in the first place. She just laughed at him. After she hung up the phone, that is!

A few days after that occurred, I had an appointment with him (she didn’t think he realized who she was during the calling incident). I wanted to ask, “So, have any nurses called you recently in the middle of the night, heh heh heh!” But I didn’t. He’s one of those docs that doesn’t create an atmosphere for small talk, so I stuck to business.

Which is fine, don’t get me wrong. I’m not paying him to be my friend, I’m paying him to be my doc! I like him, he’s a good doc.