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  • Avatar wideopenspaces 
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    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.

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    ACPC ACPC 
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    I’ve also gotten artwork by my patients that is really cool.

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    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).

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    Avatar fasteddie911 
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    I’ve given a heartfelt note and food/snack that can be shared with staff.

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    Zaphod Zaphod 
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    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.

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    Avatar G 
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    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.

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    Avatar G 
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    I can’t see followups on this thread.  Apparently it is not just threads with “WCICON” in the title that get flukey.

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