Sunday House Call, #852, September 25, 2022: Rudeness and profanity; An unproductive means to book an appointment with your doctor. It will also be your last.

Profane and personal attacks directed at our receptionists, part of our health care team, is equivalent to swearing at your physician or nurse. There is no distinction. As such, patients who behave this way will be informed that they will have to find a new physician.

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