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Who says experts know more than politicians?

Who says experts know more than politicians?

"So has your men's imaging center folded yet?"

"Folded? No—it's been a huge success!"

"What? How?"

"I'll show you. It's just around the corner."

"But it's almost midnight."

"Not a problem. It's open till 4 a.m."

"This place looks like my basement and smells like stale beer. Who would come here for medical care?"

"All those guys would."

"Oh my god, is that a fistfight?"

"Yeah, isn't it great?"

"What's going on here?!"

"How much did you spend on your women's imaging center with all its fancy décor?"

"$2.3 million."

"And didn't you tell me you were losing money on every mammogram you did but were hoping to make it up with other services?"

"Yes, but….."

"But nothing. This is a men's imaging center and the décor is man cave. We bought most of the furniture at garage sales and have no debt to service. We've got sawdust on the floors, 500 channels of cable sports, and a liquor license. After a few drinks a prostate ultrasound doesn't seem so bad. And you would be amazed at how little provocation it can take to induce best friends into a fistfight over a football game when they're drunk. We make a fortune on all the imaging studies that they then need—not to mention the alcohol sales. After most bars close we can keep selling medicinal alcohol by prescription! For the Super Bowl we're considering renting a second mobile CT scanner."

"This is insane!"


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