Wayfaring MD

I am a family medicine resident who likes to highlight the hilarious in medicine as I write about patients, medical school, residency, medical missions, and whatever else strikes my fancy.

HIPAA is for reals, folks. All of my "patient stories" have been changed to protect patient privacy. I will change any or all identifiers, including age, location, race/ethnicity, sex, medical history, and quotes. Also, I am an anonymous internet person. Why should you trust an anonymous internet person to give you medical advice? Don't ask me, ask your doctor!
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In what world does it make sense to re-heat the compresses that were on your groin abscess in the communal microwave?

Resident: What are you doing your presentation on tomorrow?

Me: Diagnosis and treatment of simple and complicated diverticulitis. I have a good case to present of diverticulitis gone horribly wrong.

Resident: Are you going to talk about diverticulosis?

Me: Um, I mean, I’ll probably mention it in my differential and pathogenesis slides.

Resident: Good! Because I’ve been wanting to learn the difference between the two.