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Doctors Are Sharing Their Funniest and Stupidest Patient Stories

Doctors are usually regarded as the pinnacle of knowledge or the epitome of high-level education but apparently, some people don’t always listen to doctors.

Over the course of a year, approximately 83 percent of adults will visit a health care professional at least once. And for children, that number skyrockets to 93 percent. And for hospitals, there are annually about 125 million visits versus private physician’s offices which average almost 885 million visits a year. The most commonly diagnosed condition is ‘essential hypertension’ and the most common reason for a visit is for medication. So with all these visits and all these people, within just a year, doctors must go through a wide assortment of faces, bodies, and attitudes. So at Providr, we decided to scour the internet in search of stories from doctors themselves that showed how funny, silly or downright stupid some of their patients were. Whether it be ignoring their medical advice or blatantly going against what they say, here is a compilation of hilarious stories from the health care professionals themselves.

‘I had a guy come into the emergency room once with burns on his lower extremities. Apparently, he had been trying to use a propane-powered weed burner in his yard (a flamethrower) while being extremely inebriated. His shoes and the bottoms of his pants were almost completely burned away.’ (Sanfranshan)

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