Nearly 30 years ago, a staff member knocked on my exam door and said I had a call from a referring physician. I normally don’t let anything interrupt my appointments, but my coworker was very insistent. I relented and excused myself to take the call in my office. I picked up the phone and said my usual, “Dr. Harris speaking, what can I do for you?” And the voice on the other end hit me with, “Doctor, what did you do to my patient?”
A 58-year-old Black female presented for a comprehensive ocular examination with a chief complaint of poor vision OD after being a passenger in an auto accident, during which she was struck in the face with an airbag. The patient denied any additional ocular history and reported a medical history of hypothyroidism, currently well-controlled with medication. The patient denied having any allergies to medications or environment. She is currently taking levothyroxine, lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide, allopurinol, sertraline and ranitidine.
You’ve taken the kids for their checkups and scheduled your parents’ doctor visits. You even went along to make sure they understand what was happening.
Nikki Iravani, OD, is always on the lookout for a great marketing tip.
Nine women ODs were honored during the fourth annual Theia Awards of Excellence from Women In Optometry magazine.