I am a gynecologist. That’s a doctor that deals exclusively with women and women’s problems. So, when a man calls the office, it’s either a
· wrong number
· member of my family – husband or kid
So when a man calls the office and asks to make an appointment, my receptionist is a little confused. She asks what they want to make an appointment for. She is thinking it might be a business thing.
No. These men want to make a medical appointment. She has to gently explain to them that they have called the wrong kind of doctor. Since she is a nice person, she will often ask the nature of their problem and give them a referral.
We joke between the two of us that she should tell them that they don’t have the correct parts. If we’re having a silly day, we get really specific.
She got three calls in one day last week. I love to listen in.