* * * bleep * * * bleep * * * bleep * * * bleep * * *Please, when you call your doctor about a health concern, have your medication list (complete with names and doses of the drugs) in hand before you make the call.
<07> Sally Smith 847-555-1234 same 65 ENH tecca-cardia attack
4:46AM 20 APR 2008
"Hello, this is Dr. Fisher returning your page."
"Yes doctor, thank you for calling. I'm a patient for Dr. Jones and had surgery in August. I think my heart raced this morning and it woke me from sleep."
"Is it racing now?"
"Uh, I'm not sure."
"Does it feel like your heart beat is regular or irregular?"
"I think it's regular."
"What medicines are you taking?"
"Uh, I'm not sure. I'm not very good at remembering..."
"Do you have a list where they're written down?"
"Yes, but I'm in bed and the list is downstairs."
"Well, now that there's two of up early this morning, you mind retrieving it?"