Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Why You Must Always Look Behind When A Doctor Treats You

Pharmacist Andrew Chong explains why you must always look behind when a doctor treats you:

A man with stomach pains goes to the hospital. The doctor tells him it's constipation and that he'll need to use suppositories. The man is instructed to drop his pants and bend over, whereupon the doctor shoves the suppository up his behind.

"You'll have to do the same thing every six hours for a week," says the doctor.

Later that evening, the man is having difficulty inserting another suppository and decides to ask his wife for help. He tells her what to do, then drops his pants and bends over. She proceeds to put one hand on his shoulder and with the other shoves the suppository home.

"Damn!" screams the man.

"What's the matter?" she asks. "Did I hurt you?"

"No," he replies, "but I just realized that the doctor had both hands on my shoulder"

Andrew concludes that it’s always better to ask your doctor for a prescription and have your pharmacist dispensed the medication to you. And in this particular case, the pharmacist will not have both his hands on your shoulder….you get to insert the suppository yourself:

 The above illustrations shown on were developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) using referenced publications and existing patient information.

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