“But George, negative is good. That means everything is OK.”
Doctors need serious lessons in bedside manner because their standard jargon flies right over patients heads.
“Mr. Greene. I’m calling from the ________ Medical Center with your results! On the biopsy the results show an atypical mole that exhibits a negative trend towards melanoma and static trend towards common dysplastic nevus! Do you have any questions?”
Or something like that.
Couldn’t they have just said, “Mr. Greene? _________ Medical Center here. All clear! That little spot we took off your back was worry-free and your insurance covered everything. Have a nice day! God Bless Obamacare!” You get it? Maybe couch their language with positive terms at least?
Their good news just took ten years off my life!