Appointment with the Dentist

You must understand that in my practice I insist on using first names. I like the informality and I think it helps put the patients at ease. I let Peggy, my receptionist, look after all the other details; the date of birth, the address, and, of course, the family name. If I’d been aware of the new patient’s surname I probably wouldn’t have made the connection anyway. If I had I’d have dismissed it as paranoia. Peggy ushered him in and introduced him as ‘Leonard’. He made some comment about the weather as he settled into the seat. I asked … Continue reading Appointment with the Dentist