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Old 08-25-2014, 08:09 PM
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Well blow me away!

Just had to share this. I went to a new doctor today. I like her. I of course left my guns in the car, because I wouldn't want to upset anyone or get blacklisted on medical records as one of those subversive law abiding gun owners.

So we are talking and had a mutual aquaintance who owns a gun store. Then she mentions the high cost of ammo for her .50 cal! She's very enthuastic about guns.

Did I mention I really like my new doctor!
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:20 PM
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You got a winner...

I do too... years ago I told him I left mine in the car and was told I didn't have to do that.

"I want you to have one." Don't need to be told twice.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:33 PM
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She muttered something about "Buntline" when she gave me a physical.



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Old 08-25-2014, 08:52 PM
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That's awesome wish more were like that. Today, I took my grandmother to her doctors appointment and on the front door of the office was a Gun Free Zone sign.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:05 PM
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Ha, fell into their reverse psychology trap did ya? Well, probably not but, it seems the fouler progressive stink, the more their tactics are considered acceptable by the sheeple.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:35 PM
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My last yearly follow up with my surgeon went like this…

Me: "I'm going to put my gun over here." (In a chair.)

Dr.: "Well, first unload that thing. I want to look at it before we get down to business."

There's nothing like talking guns and holster selection while being poked and prodded!
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:49 PM
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Cool that you found a new doctor/friend/gun nut. I'd jump on the opportunity to help her out with some .50 ammo for a chance to shoot it!
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:58 PM
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Just had to share this. I went to a new doctor today. I like her. I of course left my guns in the car, because I wouldn't want to upset anyone or get blacklisted on medical records as one of those subversive law abiding gun owners.

So we are talking and had a mutual aquaintance who owns a gun store. Then she mentions the high cost of ammo for her .50 cal! She's very enthuastic about guns.

Did I mention I really like my new doctor!
Nice to hear.

My doctor asked me if there were any firearms in the house, and I had to give him the "none of your damn business" answer.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:00 AM
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When I was younger (and dumber, if that is possible) I had a "gun free zone" doc. I wouldn't do that again.

I have a new doc since Obamacare retired my old one and so far, he seems OK. If he starts any "do you own guns" crap I'll dump him.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:03 AM
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^^^ That's my usual answer. "Guns? Oh no guns are bad, I'd never have one in MY house!" (Yeah, never just one...).
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:08 AM
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I got the "Do you have any weapons" from my doctor. After I told him what I had, we BS'd about rifles, ballistics & what we drew for tags this year. I like my doctor too!
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:51 AM
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She muttered something about "Buntline" when she gave me a physical.
...funny guy!

You may have confused what she said with "sub-compact".

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Old 08-26-2014, 04:33 AM
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All the doctors I've been to in the last 10 years know I have guns and knives; its kind of hard not to notice the 275# 6'2" uniformed Customs Officer in front of them! The other day I had to get weighed at the doctor's office. I wanted to empty the pockets to reduce my weight; when I was looking for a shelf or somewhere to put my snubby down the nurse said, "I'll hold it for you." No she was new and I didn't go there lol!

Hell with all the meds that I have to take my employer wanted a medical doctor's opinion to cover their butts; considering I've been taking the same meds for ten years; suddenly its an issue for them? I had to spend eight hours at Henry Ford Hospital with the head doctors; the way the shrink started out she came across in a manner that screamed anti-gun; talk about feeling like rhe test results were going to the darker side. I was concerned enough that when the clinic director talked to me I raised the issue up. It turned out alright; the doctor apologized (which meant alot to me) and three weeks later my gun was back in the holster. On a side note a supervisor tried to jam me up...but it backfired on him. Instead off having to write a memo explaining why I did what I did the second in command asked me to shut the door on my way out of the office. For the next 10 minutes the paint bubbled off the wall as that supervisor was reamed!

Any new doctors will get the following response: No, should I; do you? The subject changes really quickly when I do that!
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:52 AM
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On my get to know you with my V.A. doc, he asked me if I needed any gun locks. I looked at him strangely & said "Why would I want to lock up my guns? I might need to use one." He got a big smile on his face/said that they wouldn't let him carry on V.A. property. He protested but still no. Soon as he leaves, he's armed. Said the only guns he has locked are the ones in his safe!

He's from here IF that makes a difference. Great guy.
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:41 AM
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my pediatric office, where i have returned to work part time, has a new patient information sheet given out at well visits. On the form are a dozen or so questions about the home environment, with a safety comment at each question. Questions like "is your child in a rear-facing child seat", "do you have a swimming pool", "do you have a trampoline", each followed by a safety suggestion. None of the safety suggestions are judgmental.

One of the questions is "do you have guns in your home", followed by a yes/no column, then the suggestion to be sure they are secure from childhood access.

I am amazed how many check "yes", even for South Carolina, which leads me to engage in conversation about their and my guns and firearm sport and hobby. Many of my "mothers" carry. About the only comment I may make is to tell a teen to be sure to always clear any chamber when they pick up a firearm.

I know lots of physicians who enjoy shooting hobbies, and most are politically conservative, too.

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Old 08-26-2014, 10:30 AM
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GunSlingerGirl,

I'm wondering what this new doctor looks like?

No, it's not like that. You see, I'm diabetic, so I see an endocrinologist about 4 times per year. One visit, a couple of years ago, my regular doctor comes in the exam room and explains that he has a medical student observing him with his patients, and asks if I mind if she observes. Of course I didn't care, so in comes this pretty blond girl in a white lab coat.

Anyway, somehow my conversation with the doctor turned to flying and how much of a pain the TSA inspections were. The med student piped up and mentioned that out where she grew up it was common to see hunters bring cased rifles on board airplanes as carry-on baggage. I asked where she was from, and she said she was from North Dakota or someplace like that. She went on to explain that she had all sisters, but that she was her dad's "boy". She said he took her shooting a lot and eventually got into F-class shooting! She talked about reloading her match ammo, shooting targets out to 1000 yards, and all.

Well, by this time the endocrinologist was absolutely floored. He couldn't believe this pretty frail looking little girl was shooting targets at 1000 yards, loading her own match ammo, etc.

Anyway the exam finally finished, and the doctor changed my meds. Because of this I had to go see his "diabetes educator", so he directed me to have a seat in a waiting area outside her office.

While sitting there the doctor and the med student walked by in the midst of a conversation, and I heard him say "And you make your own ammunition?" The med student just looked back at me and smiled.

Later I mentioned this unanticipated visit on the National Match forum - I was shooting highpower rifle competition myself at the time - and in one of the replies in my thread one of the other guys mentioned that he thought he knew who I was talking about, that he heard that she had gone into med school, and that she cleaned a bunch of guys clocks at a match a few years before!

I'd really like to know where she ended up, just out of curiosity.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:07 AM
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lol maybe you'll luck out and she will give you a box of 45 acp 230gr and say call me in the morning if you don't feel any better!
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:14 PM
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I'm just happy I finally found a doctor who speaks English.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:22 PM
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I'm just happy I finally found a doctor who speaks English.
Now that is funny.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:12 PM
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I'm just happy I finally found a doctor who speaks English.
Mayhem I know you're making a funny comment but the reality for me is:

My personal physician is Canadian from Ontario; he went to Medical School in Ireland yet despite the critical shortage of Physicians in Ontario the licensing bureau wouldn't give him a license to practice in Ontario but said if he went to BC or Alberta…then he'd get a license. Sounded political to me.

My first pain management doctor is Egyptian; current doctor is Lebanese; Cardiologist is East Indian; my hand surgeon is from Pakistan; they all speak clear and concise English; but more importantly they are excellent doctors in their fields. To me that's a lot more important then their English speaking abilities…heck my Colombian Wife speaks Spanish a lot better then English but when she speaks I make damn sure I understand her quite well!
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:22 PM
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Had my annual physical on my birthday last week. My doc is a geriatric specialist (I am an old fart) and we talk guns and reloading more than medicine. He and his wife both have their CHL, he loads and shoots .223 and 9mm. I told him to come by and we would load some .380 for his practice guns....He'll do it too!
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:28 PM
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^^^ That's my usual answer. "Guns? Oh no guns are bad, I'd never have one in MY house!" (Yeah, never just one...).
Ha, I'm going to use that if it ever comes up. Doc: "Do you own a firearm?" Me: "No, I don't own 'one'."

I did go to the Doc a while back. After discussing the issue, it was decided to give me a shot. One that goes into the fat of lower hip. Being the good little boy I am, I respected the newly applied "No Weapons" sign on the clinic door, and left my baby in the car.

But when the nurse came in to shoot me, I dropped trow, and my empty holster flopped out in full view. I thought she was going to pass out or something. He face turned white, and she froze for just a second. I'm the one that usually turns pail at the sight of a needle.

I didn't say a thing, she didn't say anything. After the blood returned to her brain, she just went on her marry way. Not sure if anything was discussed behind the scenes, or added to my history. But nothing has ever been brought up in discussion since.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:55 PM
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Mayhem I know you're making a funny comment but the reality for me is:

My personal physician is Canadian from Ontario; he went to Medical School in Ireland yet despite the critical shortage of Physicians in Ontario the licensing bureau wouldn't give him a license to practice in Ontario but said if he went to BC or Alberta…then he'd get a license. Sounded political to me.

My first pain management doctor is Egyptian; current doctor is Lebanese; Cardiologist is East Indian; my hand surgeon is from Pakistan; they all speak clear and concise English; but more importantly they are excellent doctors in their fields. To me that's a lot more important then their English speaking abilities…heck my Colombian Wife speaks Spanish a lot better then English but when she speaks I make damn sure I understand her quite well!
Yes it was just a funny. Of course there are many doctors from different countries that speak perfect English. Unfortunately, there are many that do not. Don't underestimate communication with your doctor, as this is the single MOST IMPORTANT aspect of the patient doctor interaction. Bad communication leads to bad medicine regardless of their first language.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:58 PM
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bflying - I've only had one issue involving a concealed handgun and a doctor's office.

I have some chronic low back issues that means I take pain meds on a regular basis. The doctor I used to see was in addition to a Sleep Disorders and Neurologist (with a degree in Pyschology as well) is one of a few pain management specialists in my small Michigan town. I usually would schedule my appointments with him in the afternoons, missing out on mandatory overtime; and somedays going into his waiting room I thought I'd entered some sort of combat zone; 20-30 people waiting for their pain med refills…one day a nurse told me that another nurse was scared that I was carrying a gun - in uniform; just left work and didn't go home first and change. Apparently a few years before I started seeing the doctor on a regular basis; a "patient" demanding an immediate refill pulled a gun on the nurse and took her hostage. I could immediately see why she was scared. The doctor and I discussed it at length; if I had an appointment with him after work and I was in uniform I would carry my duty gun (there is no way I would not carry a gun in uniform; in civvies I would lock it up in the car.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:05 PM
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I think it's funny. I was in my Doc's office when he wanted to feel my abdomen. I told him there was a firearm there. He laughed and it turned out with both had the same political beliefs, etc. Long story short, I turned into his trainer and counseled him on best firearms, accessories, got him a 650 Dillion and taught him reloading and gave him shooting lessons. He's now part of our personal prep group, and a damn fine shot. He loves his new firearms.
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