A couple of days ago, on a most interesting patient, I performed a prostate biopsy. As we got started it came up that he enjoyed doing impersonations, ” I particularly like doing Australians,” he said. As I was performing the prostate block and with the patient now on his left side I say,” Do some if you don’t mind.” He had taken a pain pill and a sedative I had given him before the procedure and with the addition of the prostate block he was having very little discomfort. At this point he does Russians, Australians, Roger Moore, and all sorts of neat snippets of movie and cartoon characters. ” I think the favorite of the girls I work with is a baby crying,” he said and then proceeds to do that to perfection. It was perfect and the pitch so high it was hard to imagine how he did it. (You know Rush Limbaugh does a good baby crying imitation.) Well, by the time he had done several of his impersonations, the procedure was done.
He was in the office today and thankfully the results were good. All the specimens were benign. I then ” showed him off” to my staff and had him do a few of his favorites. He was right, my nurses and check out girls loved and were fascinated by the baby crying one the most.
He told me that he had done several for short youtube movie, I asked if I could put on my blog and he said yes and I have put here.
I guess the next step in this process, much like Dr. Oz and nationally televised rectal exams, would be to do a video demonstrating how a prostate biopsy is done all the while the patient entertaining those assembled with impersonations.
Dr. Oz ain’t got nothing on us.