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Lee A. Burnett: Bit-o-trivia -- when they were writing the pilot for Scrubs, the writers posted on SDN looking for funny stories. There's the belief that "Dr. Cox" is named after our own "Dr. Kimberli Cox".
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If this is true, can you elaborate?:)
 

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About a year before "Scrubs" premiered, there was a user who posted a single thread, stating he/she was a writer for an NBC pilot sitcom, tentatively named "Scrubs", and was looking for funny stories, etc. about being a doctor, especially as an intern.

I wouldn't say I gave him/her a hard time, but found it hard to come up with funny stories which could be shown during the "family hour". I did tell a story about an attending who always said, "you're either helping me or F*&*(ing me and right now you're not helping me". I understand that this has become an oft-used quote on the show, "helping me, hurting me..."

SDN Lore then has it that when the show premiered, the Doctor Cox character was named after me. Plausible, but not probable - more likely a coincidence, but if its true, I'd like some residual checks!:D

Besides, the literary license is obvious: I am much cuter than the "Doctor Cox" to the left and would NEVER wear my scope around my neck (but our smirks are pretty similar)!
 
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Wow, great story and if true they do owe you quite a bit of residual. Ok, I have to ask, the scope around the neck thing...No? Yes, but makes me stand out as noob? Not sure how it works yet, but then again I wouldn't see people laughing at me as I walk away. Curious.
 
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I have to ask, the scope around the neck thing...No? Yes, but makes me stand out as noob? Not sure how it works yet, but then again I wouldn't see people laughing at me as I walk away. Curious.

Kim's a surgeon. They wouldn't be caught dead wearing their stethoscopes around their neck (only internists - a.k.a. "fleas" - do that). The only worse sin would be wearing a scrub top with khakis (the "ER mullet.") :p
 

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Kent has it right - I was trained early on not to wear my stethoscope around my neck as it was a sure sign of a flea. I now even find myself borrowing the scope from the medical student so I don't have to deal with it at all. Since I posted the above thread I've changed my avatar from an actual picture of the character of Dr. Perry Cox to one Kent helped me create.

Here's the link to the original thread... http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?p=166095#post166095

Now if you're a flea or planning on being one, there is no shame in wearing the instrument around your neck. OTOH, the "ER mullet" is a crime of fashion almost as bad as the "reverse Peds on call mullet" - cotton top with flannel overshirt and scrub bottoms. :D

You may find this thread interesting...
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=369838
 
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OTOH, the "ER mullet" is a crime of fashion almost as bad as the "reverse Peds on call mullet" - cotton top with flannel overshirt and scrub bottoms.

Maybe I should use this as my avatar. :D

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Kimberli, what's the meaning/reasoning behind calling internal med docs "fleas"...i just don't get it.:confused:
 
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Kimberli, what's the meaning/reasoning behind calling internal med docs "fleas"...i just don't get it.:confused:

Fleas: Internists, because of their constant attention to the minutiae of daily patient care. In a less complimentary light, as a patient's death becomes imminent, the consulting specialists will often sign off the case, which internists, as primary care doctors, are unable to do. So internists resemble fleas, which are -- as the saying has it -- ''the last ones to jump off a dying dog.''

Source here.

The stethoscope 'round the neck is sometimes referred to as the "flea collar." ;)
 

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Fleas: Internists, because of their constant attention to the minutiae of daily patient care. In a less complimentary light, as a patient's death becomes imminent, the consulting specialists will often sign off the case, which internists, as primary care doctors, are unable to do. So internists resemble fleas, which are -- as the saying has it -- ''the last ones to jump off a dying dog.''

Source here.

The stethoscope 'round the neck is sometimes referred to as the "flea collar." ;)

Perfect...thanks.
Hey, what are some other "nicknames" for other specialties?
 
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Hey, what are some other "nicknames" for other specialties?

Some of these are decidedly British and uncommon in the States, but...

Orthopod = orthopaedic surgeon
Baby catcher = obstetrician
Captain Kangaroo = chief of pediatrics
Cath jockey = interventional cardiologist
Fanger = oral surgeon
Flea = internist
Freud Squad = psychiatrists (a.k.a., shrinks, head-shrinkers, etc.)
Gas-passer = anesthesiologist
Knuckle-dragger = surgeon (a.k.a., slashers, cutters, sturgeons, etc.)
Molar masher = dentist
Obs & gobs = OB-Gyn
Pox Docs = infectious disease
Rear Admiral = proctologist
Rheumaholiday = rheumatology
Shadow gazer = radiologist

Source here.
 

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PM&R = plenty of money and relaxation or plenty of meals and rest....

The ABC's of Anesthesia are Airway, Book, and Chair.

....I guess they are not nicknames but I think they're funny.
 

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More like Shadow "Merchant" - based on their questionable readings and constant hedging. Never forget that when the report reads: MRI would be recommended; it translates to "More Radiology Income."
 

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Allow me to expand on the ABCs of anesthesia:

(A)irway
(B)ook
(C)hair
(D)onut
(E)xtubate
(F)unnies - read 'em
(G)o
(H)ome!

Peace out!
 
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