10. Discussing Test Results

A: What brings you into my examination room today?

B: I'm here because your receptionist told me I needed to come in to discuss my test results.

A: Well, let me take a look at your file.

B: The receptionist made me nervous when she wouldn't tell me the results over the phone.

A: Legally she can't tell you the results.

B: So is it bad, doctor?

A: Your cholesterol is a little high.

B: Does that mean I'm going to die.

A: Let's not exaggerate.

B: I'm going to be okay?

A: If you change your diet and exercise more, you will be fine.

B: I will do whatever it takes to be healthy.