[Rushtalk] My Medical Appointment
John A. Quayle
blueoval57 at verizon.net
Sun Mar 3 23:01:48 MST 2013
OUTSTANDING, Paf! Show 'em where ya live, son! W-T-G!!!
At 05:00 PM 3/3/2013, Paf Dvorak wrote:
>My Medical Appointment
>I visited a physician last week. It was a new
>doctor in the practice
a young lady (at MY
>age, EVERYBODY is young
when I was born, the
>Dead Sea wasnt even sick) who was quite
>enthusiastic. She was obviously a liberal by her
>dress & manner. I was thinking of hitting on
>her, but I dont like the phrase, You remind me of my grandfather.
>She asked me what was wrong, & I replied, I
>have a cut on my leg; & I think it may be getting infected.
>She said, Before we start, I have to ask you a
>few questions. Are you allergic to any medications?
>I replied, No.
>She said, Do you have any guns in the house?
>I said, HUH?
>She replied, Guns. Do you have any guns in the house?
>I asked, Why?
>She said, Ive got to ask this question. It is
>required under the Affordable Care Act.
>I asked, What are you going to do w/the data?
>She said, We compile it, amalgamate it, & submit it to the government.
>I said, Well, I have a Tommy Gun. I let my kid Tommy play w/it.
>She said, Whats a Tommy Gun? I dont think
>that is the kind of gun they are concerned with.
>With THAT, I knew I had a live one. I said,
>Its similar to a B.A.R., but a little heavier
>& shorter. I have a B.A.R. also.
>She said, A B.A.R.?
>I said, Yes.
>She looked puzzled. Then she brightened up &
>asked, Do you have any assault rifles?
>I attempted to look puzzled, & said, I dont know. What is an assault rifle?
>She said, Thats a gun that is used in wars.
>I said, As a matter of fact, I do. I have a
>replica of a Revolutionary War musket.
>She began to look a bit exasperated. I pretended
>not to notice & kept up the appearance of trying to be helpful.
>She said, Do you have anything more modern than that?
>I replied, Well, yes, I do. I have a replica
>muzzle loader from the Civil War. Do you know
>the difference between a musket & a muzzle loader?
>She rather peevishly said, No, I dont; & I
>dont want to. What else do you have?
>I said, I have an M-1.
>She asked, Whats that?
>I said, A rifle.
>She asked, What kind?
>I replied, It is called a Garand.
>She rather loudly said, I dont care if it is a
>grand rifle or not. Is it an assault rifle?
>To which I replied, I dont know. I dont know
>what an assault rifle is. You say its a rifle
>used in war, yet you say that my musket & muzzle
>loader are not assault rifles.
>She calmed down (a bit) & asked, Anything else?
>I said, I have an MG-.30, & an MG-.50. Im also
>part owner of an Apache. But they are not rifles.
>She stated, Well, then, Im not interested in them. Anything else.
>I replied, Well, yes. I also have a 12-gauge &
>a 20-gauge pump. They are not rifled tho.
>She said, Im not interested in pumps; Im interested in guns.
>I replied, Well, then, I have a Colt, a Luger,
>a Glock, a bazooka, a Parabellum, a Kalishnikov,
>a Henry, a Uzi, a Llama, & a Beretta
but they are not rifles.
>She then said, Ive had enough of this. I think
>youre toying w/me. Let me see your leg.
>I then said, Excuse me, but before you look at
>my leg, I have a few questions to ask of you.
>She replied, Of course. What are they?
>I said, I have given you a lot of information
>about my guns. I am somewhat concerned about
>your knowledge & ability to assimilate, make
>coherent sense of that information, & report it
>correctly. Do you know the difference between a
>.22 caliber & a .223 caliber? Its a rather fundamental difference.
>She replied, Actually, I dont.
>I said, I see. Let me ask some more relevant
>questions. How much money do you make?
>She said, Thats personal, why do you ask?
>I said, Well, in pushing the Health Care Act,
>my president cautioned the population about
>doctors that would amputate a leg rather than
>treat a cut because they make more money that
>way. Consequently, I wish to know if you are
>financially troubled. What kind of car do you
>drive? What are your house payments? How much is
>your mortgage? How much credit card debt do you
>have? Do you have a student loan; if so, how much?
>She said, Im not going to answer those
>questions. You have no right to ask them.
>I then asked, Do you have training & education
>in homeopathic techniques? Do you know the
>benefits/effects of CoQ10, ginseng, fish oil,
>Creatine, BCAA, & other such herbal treatments?
>Do you know the difference between Panax
>ginseng, American ginseng, & Siberian ginseng?
>She replied, Well, no.
>I then asked, Well, have you studied it at all?
>She replied rather defensively, NO; its all a bunch of hogwash anyway.
>I said, Oh, then you have read the research on it. What have you read?
>She then said, I dont waste my time reading
>such things. Why are you asking me these questions?
>I said, Well, if Im going to turn my body over
>to you for treatment, I believe it is reasonable
>for me to know something about your motivation,
>training, experience, & competence. Do you know
>anything about the practice of holistic medicine?
>She said, rather angrily No, I dont.
>I said, Oh. OK How much experience do you have in practicing medicine?
>She replied, Well, not very much.
>To which I said, Well, we all have to start
>somewhere. What medical school did you go to;
>what is its rank in terms of other medical
>schools; where did you intern; & where did you
>do your residency? What is the rank of the
>hospital where you did your internship & residency?
>She rather peevishly said, All my credentials
>are posted in the waiting room.
>To which I said, Really? The rank of your
>medical school is posted in the waiting room? Do
>you have any experience w/leg injuries? If so, how much?
>I guess that was too much for her. She rather
>crossly said, I think it would be best if you
>saw a different doctor. & started to leave the room.
>I said, You know, doctor. You asked me
>irrelevant questions about my guns, & I answered
>them. Whether or not I own guns is really none
>of your business & has absolutely nothing to do
>w/any treatment you might prescribe. On the
>other hand, I ask you questions quite relevant
>to my situation, & you refuse to answer them. Isnt that somewhat backwards?
>She said, But I HAVE to ask those questions. Its the law.
>To which I replied, Actually, it is NOT the
>law. Here is what the law says
taken directly from the Affordable Care Act:
>(1) WELLNESS & PREVENTION PROGRAMS A
>wellness & health promotion activity implemented
>under subsection (a)(1)(D) may not require the
>disclosure or collection of any information relating to
>(A) the presence or storage of a
>lawfully-possessed firearm or ammunition in the
>residence or on the property of an individual; or
>(B) the lawful use, possession, or storage of
>a firearm or ammunition by an individual.
>(2) LIMITATION ON DATA COLLECTION None of
>the authorities provided to the Secretary under
>the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act or
>an amendment made by that Act shall be construed
>to authorize or may be used for the collection of any information relating to
>(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition;
>(B) the lawful use of a firearm or ammunition; or
>(C) the lawful storage of a firearm or ammunition.
>You may verify this at:
>As you can see, you have broken federal law
once by asking, & once by collecting
>data. It is perfectly legal for me to own guns;
>it is not legal for you to ask &/or collect such
>data. YOU are breaking the law, & yet YOU are
>the one that is angry. Not only that, but you
>erroneously stated that you must ask such
>questions, & you did it in a very authoritative
>& convincing manner. You gave me false
>information, which I then acted upon by
>answering your questions. On that basis, how can
>I be expected to trust your medical judgment?
>When I attempted to ascertain your medical
>competency, you became defensive & hostile.
>There is really no need for me to see another
>doctor in this practice. Ill go somewhere else,
>where my privacy is respected, & I can trust the information I receive.
><http://thatswaytoomuch.info/>notmyname at thatswaytoomuch.info
>Rushtalk mailing list
>Rushtalk at csdco.com
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Rushtalk