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