Patients say the funniest things to GPs

Real stories that might just tickle your funny bone

Within the confines of the four walls of a GP’s office, all manner of private health worries and woes might be blurted out.


Sometimes it is simply the patient’s turn of phrase or their amusing blunder with medical jargon that tickles a doctor’s funny bone.

Many a GP will tell you that these comical moments that strike out of the blue are some of the most memorable patient interactions.

Last month, Adelaide GP Dr Pam Rachootin shared some of her own favourite patient anecdotes, including one featuring an older male patient who came for some advice about his