Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My Doctor is Kevin Spacey

Today at 11 AM I showed up right on time, although I was told to show up 30 minutes early to fill out paperwork. I ignored that request, since they sent me a packet to fill out in the mail ahead of time. Seems like this new guy is running his practice like a business. Inevitably, I still sat there reading magazines for over an hour, when my name was finally called and I was escorted to a private office where I was abandoned for 45 minutes. It's now 12:45 when the doctor knocks twice and opens the door for my 11 AM appointment. I literally was about to leave without saying anything to anyone when he finally entered and guess who it was?

In walks this dude, wearing a yarmulke, (a Jewish skullcap) about 50 years old, in perfect physical shape, dressed to the hilt with matching grays, striped shirt, plaid tie and $300 slacks. He had that, "My education is really paying off look". After I got over the concept of a Jewish doctor, not that common in Arizona, I realized he looked just like Keven Spacey................with a yarmulke! Without saying a thing, he stuck out his hand and I shook it and asked if he was Jewish or did he just have a hair transplant? That broke the ice indeed. He burst out laughing and the tension was gone. Then I reiterated, make that Kevin Spacey with a yarmulke. Again he laughed, I guess I wasn't the first to notice the resemblance.

He looked at my file and said, what's with the kidney problems? I told him that I was merely the host and that's precisely why I was here to see him. Turned out that after all the kidneys tests I'd gone to the trouble to sit through, he didn't even have the results of the latest one, the one he needs. I took that test 5 days ago and it was only one block away from his office and I offered to run over and get it. He said he was due in surgery and didn't have time, but he made an appointment for 3 weeks from now, so we can do this all over again. He did tell me that he saw my report saying that I had kidney stones and they were in my bladder and the last thing he said to me was, "I'll see you in the operating room", and left. How's that for a cliff hanger? Don't you just love doctors? FYI, I'll not see another Kevin Spacey movie!

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Doctors suck. Yes, I know I reek of eloquence. But seriously, they do. At least yours was kind of good looking. :)