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No Time for Flowers

Anne Scheetz, MD
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Requests for Reprints: Anne Scheetz, MD, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Stevenson Expressway at King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616-2477.


Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Chicago, IL 60616-2477


© 1992 American College of PhysiciansAmerican College of Physicians


Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(6):513. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-116-6-513
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The doctor's late now and that means she'll be mad. She hasn't called either, like she usually does when she's held up at the hospital and she'll be 5 minutes late getting to the office. Only now it's going to be at least 10 minutes. That means she's stuck in traffic so she'll be mad she's late and mad at the traffic. She plans her days so all the driving is easy and she doesn't hit any of the busy times. She says her time is valuable and so is her patients' time, and she owes them the respect of

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