At the doctor's office (ON topic)

At the doctor's office (ON topic)

Post by Edna Pear » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 10:31:14



Today I went to see a new doctor.  The minute I opened the front door to his
clinic, there on the back wall facing the front door was a queen-size string
quilt with hand ties in addition to the quilting.  It was amazing.  I peered
behind the quilt (it was perfectly hung by a sleeve on a curtain rod) and
saw the backing was unbleached muslin ("brown domestic" as I've learned from
my reading the old-timers called it).  I could see tears that had been
lovingly repaired.  I asked the receptionist if it was truly antique and she
said yes.  I explained to my SO why I was so impressed by the quilt --  
little tiny one-of-a-kind strips of fabric pieced into blocks with regular
quilt stitches, sturdy ties, neat mending, etc.

When I came out of the back office with my doctor at the end of the
appointment, I raved again about the quilt.  The doctor said a patient had
found it at a garage sale (!) and given it to the clinic.  The doctor let me
touch it.  There was a flour brand stamp on the back -- the backing was from
flour sacks!

I take this as a good omen for my health and this doctor.  (Yes, I can be a
bit superstitious when it suits me.)

Edna Pearl

 
 
 

At the doctor's office (ON topic)

Post by Jennifer in Ottaw » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 11:30:57


Sounds as though you have found a winning doctor!  I have one too and
he makes housecalls!  jennellh



Quote:
> Today I went to see a new doctor. ?The minute I opened the front door to his
> clinic, there on the back wall facing the front door was a queen-size string
> quilt with hand ties in addition to the quilting. ?It was amazing. ?I peered
> behind the quilt (it was perfectly hung by a sleeve on a curtain rod) and
> saw the backing was unbleached muslin ("brown domestic" as I've learned from
> my reading the old-timers called it). ?I could see tears that had been
> lovingly repaired. ?I asked the receptionist if it was truly antique and she
> said yes. ?I explained to my SO why I was so impressed by the quilt -- ?
> little tiny one-of-a-kind strips of fabric pieced into blocks with regular
> quilt stitches, sturdy ties, neat mending, etc.

> When I came out of the back office with my doctor at the end of the
> appointment, I raved again about the quilt. ?The doctor said a patient had
> found it at a garage sale (!) and given it to the clinic. ?The doctor let me
> touch it. ?There was a flour brand stamp on the back -- the backing was from
> flour sacks!

> I take this as a good omen for my health and this doctor. ?(Yes, I can be a
> bit superstitious when it suits me.)

> Edna Pearl


 
 
 

At the doctor's office (ON topic)

Post by Joann » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 13:21:09


I don't think that's superstitious I think it's called paying attention.
I think there are lots of little signs in life that people miss. But in
general when we pay attention to them usually good things happen. Trust
the gut I say.
Joanna
Quote:

> Today I went to see a new doctor.  The minute I opened the front door to his
> clinic, there on the back wall facing the front door was a queen-size string
> quilt with hand ties in addition to the quilting.  It was amazing.  I peered
> behind the quilt (it was perfectly hung by a sleeve on a curtain rod) and
> saw the backing was unbleached muslin ("brown domestic" as I've learned from
> my reading the old-timers called it).  I could see tears that had been
> lovingly repaired.  I asked the receptionist if it was truly antique and she
> said yes.  I explained to my SO why I was so impressed by the quilt --  
> little tiny one-of-a-kind strips of fabric pieced into blocks with regular
> quilt stitches, sturdy ties, neat mending, etc.

> When I came out of the back office with my doctor at the end of the
> appointment, I raved again about the quilt.  The doctor said a patient had
> found it at a garage sale (!) and given it to the clinic.  The doctor let me
> touch it.  There was a flour brand stamp on the back -- the backing was from
> flour sacks!

> I take this as a good omen for my health and this doctor.  (Yes, I can be a
> bit superstitious when it suits me.)

> Edna Pearl

 
 
 

At the doctor's office (ON topic)

Post by Dr. Zachary Smit » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 22:08:20


If one pays attention, I think we'll be seeing a gradual change in the
way doctors are being trained and in the way they do business/treat
patients.  Don't expect any overnight miracles - this is going to take
a while - at least a generation - maybe more.  I have a specialist who
comes out to the waiting room and greets and escorts every patient
back into the office/exam room (every doctor in that practice does the
same).  My PCP handles a lot of things by phone and mail rather than
making patients come in for an office call, and returns his calls
personally, often after hours.  This didn't all happen by accident; we
put a lot of time and effort into finding the best doctors for us;
more people are beginning to do the same, and the doctors are
beginning to notice and respond.

Doc

 
 
 

At the doctor's office (ON topic)

Post by KJ » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 22:36:47


My initial shoot from the hip response is that only a specialist has the
time to personally escort their patients.

--
Kathyl (KJ)
remove "nospam" before mchsi
http://community.webshots.com/user/kathylquiltz


Quote:
> If one pays attention, I think we'll be seeing a gradual change in the
> way doctors are being trained and in the way they do business/treat
> patients.  Don't expect any overnight miracles - this is going to take
> a while - at least a generation - maybe more.  I have a specialist who
> comes out to the waiting room and greets and escorts every patient
> back into the office/exam room (every doctor in that practice does the
> same).  My PCP handles a lot of things by phone and mail rather than
> making patients come in for an office call, and returns his calls
> personally, often after hours.  This didn't all happen by accident; we
> put a lot of time and effort into finding the best doctors for us;
> more people are beginning to do the same, and the doctors are
> beginning to notice and respond.

> Doc

 
 
 

At the doctor's office (ON topic)

Post by dealer8 » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 09:53:41




Quote:
> Today I went to see a new doctor. ?The minute I opened the front door to his
> clinic, there on the back wall facing the front door was a queen-size string
> quilt with hand ties in addition to the quilting. ?It was amazing. ?I peered
> behind the quilt (it was perfectly hung by a sleeve on a curtain rod) and
> saw the backing was unbleached muslin ("brown domestic" as I've learned from
> my reading the old-timers called it). ?I could see tears that had been
> lovingly repaired. ?I asked the receptionist if it was truly antique and she
> said yes. ?I explained to my SO why I was so impressed by the quilt -- ?
> little tiny one-of-a-kind strips of fabric pieced into blocks with regular
> quilt stitches, sturdy ties, neat mending, etc.

> When I came out of the back office with my doctor at the end of the
> appointment, I raved again about the quilt. ?The doctor said a patient had
> found it at a garage sale (!) and given it to the clinic. ?The doctor let me
> touch it. ?There was a flour brand stamp on the back -- the backing was from
> flour sacks!

> I take this as a good omen for my health and this doctor. ?(Yes, I can be a
> bit superstitious when it suits me.)

> Edna Pearl

Sounds like a good omen to me too and the office staff must want the
patients to feel right at home...there's something about a quilt that
speaks 'home', you know?  I'm glad for you.  Donna