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Doctor, patient have hearing problems
I went for my first visit to my new doctor. Everything was going fine until my phone rang. I didn’t want it to keep ringing because it would have rang three more times loudly. So I answered the phone. He was busy typing on his little computer anyway. I tried to hurriedly get off and he got up and said as he went out the door that he would be back when I got off the phone.
I know it is considered rude when you answer your phone while you are with a doctor, but what do you do if it keeps ringing?
Anyway, the reason I am telling this tale is that when he came back in the room he handed me a prescription and said this should last until I found another doctor.
Although I tried to apologize to him, he would have none of it and told me to find a new doctor. Now I think this is the epitome of rudeness. I feel like he could have been a little more nice since it was my first visit. Even if he had said something so simple such as, “Next time we are in an exam room together, please don’t answer your phone,” or at least post some signs.
By the way, when leaving the nurse did say they were going to hang a sign.
Jo Ann Martin
It’s no joke
I was wondering if someone could explain to me why the University of Kentucky is going to pay the outgoing coach — Joker Phillips — $3.4 million (1.7 million a year) for something he will not be doing for the next two years?
I was thinking that money could be used on something else at the school — more upgrades in some departments, a few paid collage scholarships. Maybe even bring back a course that was downsized because of lack of funds.
I mean really, if a building contractor has a contract and they don't live up to it, do you still pay them? Or if a dentist makes a mistake, do you go back and pay for maybe another mishap? Or if an employee does not make quotas, do you keep them and pay them for not being able to achieve?
I guess I'm not sure as to the reasons for keeping him there, but the school should give a darn good reason for paying him instead of using the monies elsewhere.
Glen E. Basham Jr.