Author Archives: Dr. Cranky

About Dr. Cranky

Dr. Cranky is a residency-trained, board-certified emergency physician who has been fighting in the trenches of American medicine for far too long. Each day he tries to stay one step ahead of burnout. Despite his best efforts, burnout seems to be closing in fast.

Dr. Cranky Hates Cell Phones!

Greetings gentle reader. Once again it is time for Dr. Cranky, your raucous raconteur, to take to his keyboard and release the pugnacious humors which have been building within his tortured spleen! Your humble servant has so much he wishes … Continue reading

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Dr. Cranky Returns!!!

Greetings, dear reader. It is time once again for your faithful chronicler of disease, death, decrepitude and destruction to regale you with his tales of derring-do whilst decimating disorder and saving lives.

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Too Stupid to Live

Greetings, Dear Reader. Dr. Cranky is once again at his keyboard, prepared to vent his spleen for your personal edification and enjoyment. Your faithful host would like to assure you he has not forgotten those nearest and dearest to his … Continue reading

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Acute Wuss Syndrome

In a previous post, Dr. Cranky examined that phenomenon known in Emergency Department circles as the Princess. Specifically, he detailed the havoc such damsals in distress inflict upon their surrounding environment and referred to their behavior as APS or Acute … Continue reading

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Myosotis latifolia

Dear Reader, Dr. Cranky wished for you to be aware that he has not forgotten your plight. He knows how much you yearn for your cranky fix. Fear not, as your faithful servant is working on his next missive. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Macho Man

Something interesting happens to physicians and nurses after several years of service to the Emergency Medicine gods. They are vested with a strange power. It is a unique ability which comes upon them as a reward for their many Herculean … Continue reading

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How to Go to the Emegency Department – Part One

The other day Dr. Cranky was speaking with Mrs. Cranky (who is not at all cranky herself) and asked her the following question: What is the one thing the general populace should know about Emergency Medicine? Her answer was immediate. … Continue reading

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Dr. Cranky Chastised!!!

Today your humble servant received the following e-mail from his progeniture, the Cranky Daughter, with the eye-catching subject “A Very Serious Matter.” What follows is an exact reproduction of her communiquĂ© in all it’s glory:

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Night Shift – The Aftermath

Dr. Cranky knows he told his readers he would require some down-time following his battle with the Armies of Darkness, but he thought his readers might be interested in a brief accounting of the bloodshed (both literal as well as … Continue reading

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Night Shift

Dr. Cranky regrets to inform his faithful readers that he will require some “down time” for the next several days. This is the result of having to work a night shift this very evening.

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