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35 Pieces Of Medical Wisdom From "30 Rock's" Dr. Leo Spacemen

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1. Sometimes, doctors make you do things just to loosen you up.

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2. They may seem dumb, but pamphlets are actually very useful.

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3. The rumors are true: All tongue depressors were once popsicles.

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4. Even doctors can be squeamish sometimes.

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5. And grossed out.

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6. Take comfort in the "doctor's code."

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7. Everyone could use some more protein.

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8. Doctors don't mind prescribing to themselves; and sometimes they make dosage errors.

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9. And a good physician will just trust you with their prescription pad.

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10. But do know that some prescription treatments are a lifelong commitment.

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11. You should know that fertility specialists are usually willing to go the extra mile.

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12. Doctors are only human.

13. And they don't know everything.

14. Especially if it's not their specialization.

15. Although they can help you with non-medical matters as well.

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16. And one thing you can always count on is a physician's memory.

17. You should never rule out "homeopathic" remedies.

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18. Or other "holistic" treatments.

19. Anyone interested in going into the field of medicine can get their start on game night.

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20. But despite going to school for about a million years, doctors have mishaps, too.

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21. You'd be surprised by how much medical terminology is actually quite straightforward.

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22. Although there's not always a classification for every medical issue.

23. The best way to treat stress? R&R.

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24. There are many questions doctors may never find answers to.

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25. So. Many. Questions.

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26. It's probably because doctors also enjoy the philosophical side of their job, always asking, "what if?"

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27. And they like to bring new ideas and interpretations to the field.

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28. The doctor-patient confidentiality agreement is kind of what you make of it.

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29. But generally most doctors maintain very high ethical standards.

30. ...Ethical standards that extend outside the doctor's office.

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31. There's also a reason you can't eat before surgery.

32. Always remember that most doctors will work on a sliding scale if you can't afford treatments.

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33. A truly great doctor will really be there with you for every step of the process.

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34. And their recommendations can always be valued because they come from personal experience.

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35. But overall, when it comes to your health, we must always remember this:

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