View Full Version : So I went to get the flu shot last night...

the wingless one
12-19-2006, 12:02 PM
So I was at Ralph's last night when I walked by the pharmacy and noticed a flu shot sign. I stopped to ask them what hours they usually administer the shot and I was told a "doctor" was on duty right then.

After filling out all the paperwork, including questions about what kind of medicine I'm taking and whether or not I have any immune deficiencies the "doctor" came over to ask me a few more questions before administering the shot. First, what kind of medicines are you taking? Then, what kind of immune deficiency do you have?

I told her, "Lupus."

She wrote on her paper L-U-P. Then she paused. She finished A-S.


And then she stuck a needle in my arm.

Just thought ya'll might get a kick out of that. My fiance was standing next to me and after we left he started laughing and said "Well she obviously doesn't know what lupus is."

12-19-2006, 12:15 PM
I just hope she's a med student and not a real doctor! Or maybe she's really bright but just can't spell?

12-19-2006, 10:40 PM
That's so funny... was she a doctor or a docter? We need to find out what medikal skool she gradiated frum.... LOL WeHaveLupAS.com SORRY couldn't resist the dig.

the wingless one
12-20-2006, 01:44 PM
lol, I'm not sure, I don't think she was a med student because on her name tag it said "Dr. something something" and under that it said "Pharmacist." So...do they call pharmacists doctor? I didn't think so but that's the only explanation I can think of!

I was seriously having second thoughts about letting her immunize me after I saw that but I was too shy to say anything ><

12-20-2006, 05:11 PM
I love that! My son is an anesthetist at a local hospital - I'm going to share that story with him. I know he'll appreciate it, given some of the stories he's told us!

12-27-2006, 01:34 PM
Oh my word! That is SO funny! :lol:

When I was last admitted into hospital, I was also asked whether I had any important medical conditions. I said "Yes" and told the nurse what they were. I told her that I have Asthma and she wrote "Asma"! I nearly died from shock! :shock:

Also, I have Celiac Disease and told the kitchen staff, as well as the nurses, that I cannot eat anything containing gluten, i.e. no wheat, no barley, no oats and no rye. Even so, they were bringing me sandwiches, porridge and chicken wraps! One of the women in my ward nearly collapsed from laughing!

:lol: Thanks for that! It brightened up my evening! :wink:

12-27-2006, 03:04 PM
I think I'd ask when someone else would be on duty..... :?

12-28-2006, 09:57 AM
I'm sure that doc did quite well in her Univercity. LOL

12-29-2006, 12:11 PM
:D :lol: :P

That was cute Littlered!! The original story was also hilarious!!


12-29-2006, 12:44 PM
Okie dokie, here is the answer to the doctor question. Some pharmacists are doctors. The degree is PharmD or doctor of pharmacy. Some pharmacists are RPh, or have a bachelor's degree in pharmacy. The PharmD degree is supposed to be a more clinical degree than an RPh, but it really depends on the experience you get after you get your degree that determines how clinical of a pharmacist you become. Hospital pharmacists tend to have more clinical experience than retail pharmacists. Regardless of the degree, all pharmacists have to pass the same national board exam to become licensed. Somewhere around the year 2000, the RPh degree was phased out, so all graduating pharmacists are PharmDs now. I personally find it a bit distasteful for a retail pharmacy to exploit the pharmacists' title by insinuating that a physician is there.

01-01-2007, 02:47 PM
Hi! :)

You're not going to believe this! :shock:

I have just come out of Hospital again and when I was being admitted, I was asked what medication I was on. I told the nurse which medications I was taking for my colon and she wrote "lacsetives"! :shock: I nearly collapsed when I saw that! :lol:

Keep well, everyone and Happy New Year! :D

01-01-2007, 07:33 PM
Most pharmacists have a pretty warped sense of humor, and we see a lot of misspelled and mispronounced drug names. We tease each other about the 'correct' way to say some of the drug names. Some humorous examples are pheno barbie doll instead of phenobarbital, coodamin instead of coumadin, metron a dazzle instead of metronidazole. Keep in mind that these are all mispronounciations that we have actually encountered in practice, not just made up ourselves. The mistakes come from patients, nurses, and doctors. Personally, I want the job of makeing up new drug names. I am sure I could come up with some good ones.

01-01-2007, 08:02 PM
I would love the job of making up the parodies - but I would hate to be the one actually in charge of developing the generic and trade names - way too many regulations and agencies to deal with. But I guess most of the consulting firms who develop the tradenames get paid enough, they don't mind the hassle. $600,000 or $700,000 fees would be a pretty fair trade-off for the headaches involved. I can only imagine some of the mixed-up spellings you run across from day to day - you should put a book together with some of the best ones.

01-02-2007, 09:33 AM
Oh my word! You should have seen this hilarious letter from my doctor. Every other word was mispelled. It was so funny.

01-02-2007, 11:20 AM
Let's see....I'd call Prednisone "Michelin-Woman-Maker" cause that's what it does to me.
I'd call Tylenol #3 "fool maker" because I do/say weird stuff on it, and am not even aware that it's weird....until later.
I'd call Plaquenil "jumpety-ump" because not only does it help my fatigue but makes me nervous as all get out.
I'd call oxycontin "Knock-er-on-er-butt" for obvious reasons.

Yeah, I could come up with some really descriptive names.