Monday, December 26, 2005

My Own Work Excuse

Patient: Michael Williams
Date: 12/26/2005


To whom it may concern:

Mike Williams will be unable to work on 12/26/2005 due to the severity of his infectious medical condition.

If you have any questions, please see the attached picture.


Michael A. Williams, DC


Blogger Bob2837465 said...

okay, seriously, that is totally disgusting. you know, it is one thing to hear about someone's pink eye via text message and you can kind of laugh about it, but that up close picture is a bit much. right now i have to have this comment box over the picture so i don't have to look at it while i type.


11:24 AM  
Blogger MD Blogger said...

Until now, conjunctivitis was primarily a clinical diagnosis and cell cultures and PCR are not routinely done. A recently FDA approved diagnostic test called the RPS Adeno Detector makes a laboratory confirmation of viral conjunctivitis readily available at the doctors office. It works similarly to a rapid strep test for a sore throat. It can effectively identify contagious viral conjunctivitis requiring more time away from work, school, or daycare. Unlike bacterial conjunctivitis that becomes relatively noncontagious after 48 hours of appropriate antibiotic therapy, adenoviral conjunctivitis does not improve and continues to shed a significant virus load until the eye is no longer red and tearing.

The RPS Adeno Detector provides health care professionals with a true point of care test for infectious conjunctivitis. The test requires only 10 minutes to obtain a result that can empower physicians to practice better medicine, foster patient acceptance of supportive treatments, and identify contagious viral conjunctivitis while simultaneously reducing ocular antibiotic resistance. The practice of treating all conjunctivitis with topical antibiotics may not only increase the risk of antibiotic resistance, side effects, allergies, and corneal toxicity, but also may lead to increased cost to the individual and society as a whole.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Nichole said...

Ewwwwwww Seriously though. I just got over something similar myself. I feel for ya, Dr. Mike. I have left over eye drops if you need em LoL

10:10 PM  
Blogger Chris Johnson said...

That picture is just nasty!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Dr. Mike said...

MD Blogger can kiss my conjunctivitis ass! Topical antibiotics got rid of the red-- and the want to scratch my eyeballs out.

Nicole: Thanks for the offer, but after spending 2.5 hours and $200 watching the freak show at the urgent care center, I'll use my own!

1:26 PM  
Blogger Dave Morris said...

You are disgusting. I couldn't tell if that picture was your eye or your ass.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Dr. Mike said...

Crash (Em), and Chris: Never said this was a PG13 blog...

Nicky: NEXT TIME you find out that I have PinkEye (hopefully never!) CALL ME and let me know you have drops! I'd have gladly split with you the $110 and NOT sat at the Urgent Care Center...

Dave: If it my ass I would've called it "PINK ASS" you dumbshit!

MD Blogger: GFY!

10:47 AM  

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