23 Things Patients Do That Drive Doctors Crazy
Want to annoy your physician? Bring them some poop in a leaky carrier bag.
Show up with an epic list of ailments.
Decide you know more about medicine than we do.
Don't have a wash before your appointment.
Don't wear underwear to your consultation.
Lie about your symptoms.
Gripe about the other doctors in our surgery.
Do something really bloody stupid.
Bring us stool samples in anything other than the airtight container we asked you to use.
Show up late for an appointment.
Or don't bother showing up at all.
Be rude or aggressive to our reception staff.
Refuse to vaccinate your children.
Be a smartass.
Demand a sick note for a fake illness.
Fail to finish courses of medication, or completely ignore the instructions.
Steal things from the doctor's office.
Furiously demand antibiotics for a cold.
Mess about with our stuff.
Harass us when you see us in the supermarket, or when we're on the school run.
Convince yourself you have a rare disease based on scaremongering news stories.
Refuse to give your children or teenagers privacy.
Yell at us, or threaten us with violence.
And, worst of all, fail to come and see us.
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