Hello, I’m here for my covid vaccine.
OK. I’m doctor Talus. I’m a foot and ankle surgeon.
Oh OK. Well nice to meet you. Which arm shall I use ?
Well, I notice your shoe is stretched out in the front, do you have a bunion ?
Yes I do. I’ve had it for years. It’s never hurt me.
I think we better take a look.
Are you sure. I’m here for my covid injection.
Trust me. I’m a doctor, sort of. Let’s look. Oh my, you have a fungus toenail. You need some Formula 99 for that infection.
But I just need my vaccine.
I’m a doctor. I know what you need. I’ll just have that nurse supervise me for this injection, then we can talk.
Ouch ! That’s the most painful shot I’ve ever had. Felt like you hit the bone.
No. Didn’t hit the tibia.
Tibia ? I thought it’s the humerus bone in my arm.
Nope. I’m a doctor. Tibia I think. Anyway, you need to buy some Formula 99 and will need immediate toenail laser surgery.
We need to schedule this before you can have your second injection. This will protect you from COVID toes.
Are you sure about this ?
Will that be cash or check ?
You’re a doctor ?
Yes. I graduated from medical school. Board certified by ABPM. I’m also an AAPPM fellow.
Well I only have a check.
I’ll take it. Thank you. And by the way, when you come in for your laser surgery we need to schedule your MIS bunion surgery.
Nurse. Nurse .
Yes Dr. Talus. You have a question ?
I do. Can I mix the covid vaccine in the same syringe as my lidocaine and bupivacaine injection when I inject that women for her bunion ?
I really don’t know Dr. Talus. Do you wish me to call the pharmacy ?
No need. I’ll write into PM News for the answer.
Oh nurse, I don’t suppose you know the code for billing that do you ?