Fair Warning: This article refers to some real life situations that some might find offensive.
Men and women are different in the way they go about their doctors’ appointments. Without overgeneralizing, my male patients prefer to handle their clinic appointments without much of fanfare.
They pretty much want “just the facts please.” Every now and then, I run into a male patient that outtalks me- that’s a tall feat I tell you.
My female patients tend to be relationship focused. We talk about our respective attires. “I just love your earrings”, “where did you get that lovely purse?”
We talk about their kids, their partners, the boss that drives them crazy yet still find time to address the core reason that prompted the clinic visit.
When I see a male patient with his wife in attendance, an alarm bell goes off in my brain – there are definitely issues to talk about.
Men would often minimize their symptoms and put off seeking medical care when they need to; trying to appear macho and the lady of the manor has had enough of that and marches him to the doctor’s to provide “emotional support.”
The topic that comes up frequently during those wife-in-attendance clinic visits is the issue of sex or the lack of it. The lady-of-the-manor has had enough of mister’s shall we say; wimpy wiener.
Those TV ads for the “blue pill” (Viagra) don’t help. She is here in the office to get the stuff below the belt fixed ASAP.
Way to go girl!
The “blue pill” or one of it’s clone is prescribed by yours truly and a potential catastrophe in the bedroom department is hopefully averted, maybe a marriage is even saved in the process, who knows?
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