JL - I’d say that’s pretty much how every consult note reads.
This is a enigma that has sat in my brain ever since i was the responsible for taking myself to the doctor. What is up with doctor handwritting? Are those predestined to be doctors just born with horrible handwritting? Is this something they just acquire through life? Or do they get this unreadable handwritting while in med school? Sometimes I get worried when the pharmacist have to form a huddle to decipher some doctors handwriting. -illegallyawesome
Those who have bad handwriting come from two schools: Those who were born that way and can’t help it, and those who are capable of legible penmanship and just got lazy.
Several things affect our penmanship:
1. Time. We’re always in a rush to get to the next patient.
2. Repetition. When you have to sign your name 100 times a day, you abbreviate it as much as possible until it eventually becomes your distinctive squiggle.
Um, thanks. I could give a sample of good handwriting (i.e., not rushed), but that would require more work than I currently feel like doing, so…