04/05/10 Grif.Net – New Doctor

04/05/10 Grif.Net – New Doctor

[Gramma K sent me this experience]

I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and exhaustive
Lab tests, he said I was doing ‘fairly well’ for my age. (I just turned 62).
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking him, ‘Do you
think I’ll live to be 80?’

He asked, ‘Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer or wine?’

‘Oh no,’ I replied. ‘I’m not doing drugs, either!’

Then he asked, ‘Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?”

I said, ‘Not much… my former doctor said that all red meat is very

‘Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking,
or bicycling?’

‘No, I don’t,’ I said.

He asked, ‘Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of physical

‘No,’ I said.

He looked at me and said, ‘Then, why do you even care?

Dr Bob Griffin
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”