3 months ago 3 months ago At the doctor’s office… by Staff 3 months ago3 months ago Post PaginationPrevious PostPreviousNext PostNextLike it? Share with your friends! 55 55 points perthaussieguy I’ve been to many doctor appointments over several decades both here in Oz and in England. I can’t recall ever been asked by the receptionist my reasons to see the doctor. I guess this is just for the joke. Shivers I was about to say, this is a violation of patient privacy. Haze1nut France, UK, and US. Never asked. Even at the ER you just write it down on a paper so they know how to move people around. The People’s Poet Same. I have never been asked by a receptionist anything other than information about what time I want for my appointment and if I have a preferred doctor. ComputerPony I’ve been asked by literally every receptionist I’ve ever been to what the reason for my visit was. I assume it’s supposed to save time so they can put it in the chart and whatever, but it is *super* awkward at times. perthaussieguy Wow !!!! ComputerPony Maybe it’s just something with my state? I haven’t the slightest. Amber Mari They should already have known when the appointment was made. Patchy Why not call ahead to make the appointment and then tell them at that time what the cause is? Rev. Analbumcover I don’t believe I have ever been asked that by any receptionist. Why would they even need to know? Maybe they’re just being nosy. (Two minutes earlier: “I bet you lunch the next guy that walks in here has a problem below the waist…”) Unless somehow your clinic makes appointments with patients without asking them the reason at that time, which would be weird and inefficient. Amber Mari Yeah. I thought you were supposed to tell them that either when you make the appointment or once you get into the screening room. BearnieZardoz I refuse to believe, this is real. I just WANT to believe such an asshole can’t seriously exist. But the really shocking thing is, I have my doubts… Dragonofarbitration There is likely a tiny grain of truth in this(VERY tiny) and someone has embellished it. Gregor I’m fairly sure such asshole receptionists do exist, many people with perverted morals find it objectionable to talk about the human body in practical terms Tanya Wicht Yeah, but what are they chances they wont get fired for it. Weirdly enough, even doctors want their patients to keep coming back. Flockacox This actually made me laugh, I had to turn in a STOOL sample to a lab. I went to the front desk drop off area, and the lady asked LOUDLY… “IS THIS A STOOL SAMPLE???” How TF do I respond??? PATMAN Really loud, with “Well, No Shit!!!” Daniel Emberton “i hope so..or im concerned for the chocolate pudding i had on the way here” Patchy I stopped reading after realizing it was made up.