Let’s get Physical

I had an appointment with my new endocrinologist yesterday. I’m a type 1 diabetic and I’ve been on my own for the last year, so it was really time to get on the ball and start managing my health better.

Most of the appointment was the usual new patient thing – filling out paperwork, waiting for my primary physician to fax over records, yadda yadda yadda. Then my new doctor went over my labs with me, pointed out the problem areas, and proceeded to give me an initial physical to check for things like neuropathy (making sure my nerves and blood vessels in my extremities were all good, which they were) and thyroid size. When it came time to do the “turn your head and cough” portion of the exam, he noticed for the first time that I was in a kilt. This part kept me laughing all day.

“Okay, now I need you to drop your . . . um, lift your . . . ” He stared for a second, nonplussed.
“Um, I need you out of that.”

All men should wear kilts to physicals. The time savings during exams would save billions, I tell you. Billions.

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  1. Ember Says:

    Awesome :)

    I concur!

    I’d become a hallway groupie….

  2. Michelle Says:

    Says a lot about his observation skills :)

    Great story! any more kilt stories out there?

  3. Sarah Ostrowalker Says:

    Oh man, that’s too funny! I can just see the look on his face… I agree with Ember. I’d be a hallway groupie. 😉

  4. Rachel Says:

    way to be a good ambassador, David!

  5. Paul Says:


    Good for you!

  6. mtscoastergirl Says:

    LOVE IT! The line is pretty interesting too – do you have a list of interesting lines you get while wearing a kilt? That one would have to be at the top of the list….

  7. Theresa Says:

    I would love it if my patients came in kilts! Perfect!

  8. Sea Anemone Says:

    ah. hmm. nice. :)

  9. Hilary Says:

    Do all those hallway groupies make you a hallway gropee? ;-)))

    H x

  10. kate Says:

    well, either your new doc is very focused or not very observant. For your sake, I hope he’s focused. It was so nice to meet you at Rhinebeck!

  11. Heather Says:

    Heh, that’s delightful. I can just picture the poor guy’s expression.

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  14. Spritely Stephanie Says:

    priceless. too bad you don’t have a sound recording 😀