How to handle that last patient on a Friday afternoon

You may be ready for a big weekend, but you can never let your patients know it

I was recently working in clinic on a Friday afternoon. I was on my last patient of the day, and it had been a particularly long clinic.

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I had big plans for the weekend and should have already finished. The gentleman entered the room, sat down, and we began the consultation.

Because I was so behind, I went through everything a little quicker than I usually would, but still covering everything required.

He answered all my questions and told me what he needed to. His problems did not seem overly serious and he was otherwise quite