In other words, “I really want to get my co-worker in trouble.”
Fortunately, it wasn’t one of those goth file folders with the spikes sticking out.
Danged if I didn’t have to consider a CT of the chest after putting my stethoscope on her chest to listen to her heart … and an MRI of her back after she laid on the table for the exam.
And she’ll probably end up getting the Press Ganey survey that blasts me for performing an inadequate workup on her.
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