It’s Friday on Super Bowl weekend, so I thought we’d do a Fun Friday post. If you’re looking for fun, where better to look than ZDoggMD? In case you don’t know him, his recent Taylor Swift parody video might be a good intro:
I thought this comment by Christina Padrutt on YouTube describes many of the physician and nurse reactions I’ve seen to ZDoggMD’s work:
I absolutely LOVED this. It is a genuine reflection of the issue of drug seeking patient behavior. I can relate so closely to this. I have shown it to many coworkers. I even emailed it to my boss, who in turn forwarded it to other administrators. I actually loved how you show both sides of the story: the provider and a glimpse at the patient’s struggles as well. This is INDEED a real issue. In fact, it is such an issue that our unit is having a “burnout, difficult patient populations, and patient abuse towards staff” inservice to help staff cope. Thank you, Dr. Damania for this comic relief! Also, I would like to add that at least physicians get to spend limited time with this population, nurses are anchored to this behavior for 12-16 hours at a time at the bedside.
I’m thinking about inviting him to speak at the Health IT Marketing and PR Conference. What do you think? I can’t decide. Now that I signed up for him to be my doctor at Turntable Health, I guess that makes me biased.
Either way, have a great (and safe) Super Bowl weekend!