Kaitlyn’s mom called, asking if we could see her for a strep test as soon as possible. My morning schedule was fairly full, so we said I could see her at 11:30.
Mom explained that Kaitlyn had awakened at camp with a sore throat. It was only a two-day camp, and she could not return until she was tested for strep. Mom said she would probably take her to urgent care, hoping to get a faster answer. That made sense.
Soon after that phone call, I realized my next patient wouldn’t take very long. So we called mom, and within half an hour Kaitlyn was in my office, being seen. Strep was negative, and she was on her way back to camp before 10 AM.
I love being able to provide such prompt personalized service. Medicine the way it should be!