Thursday, October 15, 2009

Daily Musings

As we were getting ready for bed last night I was explaining how frustrating my classes can be. I have to take a Chem 100 course in order to graduate as it is a requirement for all students. Naturally it's a freakin' breeze.

But this is how my day progressed. In the morning I was learning about genetic engineering. Using virus to alter genes in DNA in order to produce various effects. I ended day by listening to a classmate in this stupid Chem class educate everyone how on plants take in oxygen and give off water and that's how they help global warming.

Oy.

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I'm also really getting tired of getting bitched at for other people's mistakes. It was not me who did not mail out your prescription. It was not me who didn't fill your refills when you called them in. It was not me who put the wrong bottle in the back.

Stop fucking bitching at me and be grateful I fix your problems with a smile on my face. It could be a lot fucking worse.

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No we don't have the shots that give you the swine flu. First, ask a correct question. Second, stop calling.

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If you come in for Plan B, don't try and justify it. I don't need to hear about how you've already had four kids or how you're just not ready for children. You were drunk, someone played hide the pickle with you and you lost. It happens, life goes on.

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Wellpoint, why do you keep rejecting a Hydroxyzine script by saying; "Mental Health/Substance Abuse drugs not covered." It's an antihistamine for a rash on a guy's foot. It falls under neither mental health nor substance abuse. Am I missing something here?

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Finally I've spent about $1,200 getting ready for these interviews already. That's a lot of freakin' money. At least I got a suit out of it, but geez I'm gonna go broke by the end of this. Maybe I should wear some kind of hobo getup to squeeze a little sympathy out of them.

That being said, I'm interviewing on Halloween Eve. Would it be inappropriate to wear a costume? Precisely, I want to be a bottle of Viagra this year. I would think that would show my passion for the profession would it not??

I mean c'mon, it's not like I'd be a bottle of Valtrex.



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I ended day by listening to a classmate in this stupid Chem class educate everyone how on plants take in oxygen and give off water and that's how they help global warming."

Wow. I covered that topic in HIGH SCHOOL. Yeah, he is going places... like his mom's basement. (Or the philosophy department. He's already good at making stuff up.)

Shalom said...

" wellpoint, why do you keep rejecting a Hydroxyzine script by saying; "Mental Health/Substance Abuse drugs not covered." It's an antihistamine for a rash on a guy's foot. It falls under neither mental health nor substance abuse. Am I missing something here?"

Um, yeah.

Nowadays it's mostly used for hives, but the original indication for Atarax was as what was then known as a "minor tranquilizer", i.e. anti-anxiety. (As opposed to anti-psychotics, which were called "major tranquilizers".) The brand name itself was derived from the "ataractic" (i.e. anxiolytic) effect. Of course better drugs have come out for that indication in the 50+ years since its introduction, but you still see the occasional old-timer prescribing it for its sedative properties. A few years ago when I worked in NYC, I found that NY State Medicaid also classed it as a psych drug and waived the copay as such.

Apropos of nothing, hydroxyzine is the only word in the English language which has the letters XYZ in that order, or was until Xyzal came out.

The Cynical Intern said...

The best insurance rejection I ever got was when generic Adderall XR had just came out, and the insurance still only paid for the brand but of course wouldn't bother to tell anyone this, so if you were lazy (all people who actively typed prescriptions and were not me), you wouldn't have any idea. I believe it was Medco that would tell you

"PA Required, trials of Omeprazole and Pantoprazole req"

BigEvilRx said...

How many interviews have you paid for already?

Minus the suit, is that maybe one-two plane tickets/hotel rooms cost coverage.

¡Buena Suerte!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

At least you only need 1 suit and 1 tie.

I have a lucky tie I wore to all my interviews. Still have it.

My winning med school interview was around Halloween eve. The guys first question was whether I thought Joe Montana or Steve Young should be the 49'ers starter that year.

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