Baffled in Brooklyn


The Cough Isn’t Going Away

I saw a 4 year old in the urgent care yesterday for cough. I looked in the child’s chart and noticed she had been seen in the clinic (Same building and same electronic charting) that afternoon and was told that the cough is part of a virus that would take 7-10 days to resolve. She was also given a patient handout that explained this. When I asked the mother why she came back for a second time she replied, “The cough STILL isn’t getting better.”

Patience grasshopper.