wideopenspacesParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 959Joined: 01/12/2016
Kid named after you? What earned you that honor??
Gifts in psychiatry are tricky. I most appreciate a note of thanks. That means so much to me. I’ve also gotten artwork by my patients that is really cool. And a couple plants. I’m glad I haven’t been put in the position of accepting gift cards or things with much monetary value. I’d stick with a note of appreciation and something edible- I think the chocolate is a good idea.March 9, 2019 at 10:02 pm MST #197216ACPCParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 33Joined: 12/31/2018I’ve also gotten artwork by my patients that is really cool.Click to expand…
Artwork is super cool. Doesn’t have to be professional, it’s just giving something that is ‘you’. Otherwise, a box of chocolates and a handwritten card as others have noted. When the clinic staff is happy because of a shared box of chocolates, the surgeon’s day is just better (they get to be a good guy/girl because of what you’ve given them).fasteddie911ParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 282Joined: 05/31/2016
I’ve given a heartfelt note and food/snack that can be shared with staff.March 10, 2019 at 4:58 am MST #197227ZaphodParticipantStatus: Physician, Small Business OwnerPosts: 5645Joined: 01/12/2016
Food does go over well.
Though friday I did receive a great basket filled with 10 bags of pistachios and 6 almonds and 2 bottles of wine…there will be no sharing with staff.GParticipantStatus: Physician, Small Business OwnerPosts: 1462Joined: 01/08/2016
As a patient: for the guys that have seen me through insurance: a hand-written card. For the the guys that refused to take my co-pay: the card plus wine or scotch in the $75-125 range. I’ll second Dreamgiver’s suggestion, the Balvenie 15 Yr Single Barrel Sherry Cask for $120 is the best value around.
As a doctor: I have received cards, rarely food, a couple old guys have tried to tip me, several old ladies have tried to arrange dates. Ultimately, as an ER guy, I’m just happy if it isn’t a pipebomb.