Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Remember the Seinfeld rerun where Elaine has, err, difficulty finding a doctor to treat her rash because her first doctor wrote that she is "difficult" on her chart?

Jerry's Apartment:

Elaine walks in.

Elaine: You are not going to believe what happened to me at the doctors office today .

Jerry: Not the gown again.

Elaine: No , no . I was looking at my chart and it said I was difficult . Why would they write that?

Jerry: They have gotten to know you.

Elaine: Then the doctor writes more stuff down and doesn't even look at my rash.

George: Why don't you find a doctor that doesn't know you're difficult.

Elaine: Oh come on . I'm not difficult. I'm easy.

Jerry: Why because you dress casual and sleep with a lot of guys.

Well, life does indeed imitate art:

From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, March 8, 2006:

Palm Beach woman sues Walgreens over insulting comments on prescription
So when the 53-year-old Palm Beach resident read the Walgreens printout attached to her prescription last week for the sleep aid Ambien, she couldn't believe her eyes. Typed in a field reserved for patient information and dated March 17, 2005, was "CrAzY!!" In another field, dated Sept. 30, 2004, it read: "She's really a psycho!!! Do not say her name too loud, never mention her meds by names & try to talk to her when ... "

The notes would have been readable on computers in any of Walgreens' 5,122 stores.

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