New Definition of Chutzpah
Not making this up:
I saw a patient with palpitations and a rapid heartbeat. She had been treated for Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome several years ago with a successful ablation, but stated that the present symptoms were very similar. So I sent her back to the very same cardiologist she had seen previously. Here's the opening to the letter I got back:
...Our records on this patient have been purged, and we have requested records that may have been transferred to you from our office concerning her past cardiac history.That's right. I have to send them copies of THEIR OWN RECORDS. Sort of like:
We can't be bothered to maintain patient information, so please act as a storage and retrieval facility for us.Jeez!