So I recently had some bloodwork done. As my physician was reviewing the results with me, she was making assumptions about my health and lifestyle. She insisted on ordering one more test then proceeded to explain that she would have to put me on medication when the results came back...well, the results all came back NORMAL. It really irked me that she assumed I had a condition that I don’t have.
Should I say something to the office manager?
Moral of the story...don’t ASSUME, you make an ASS out of U and ME!
First of all, assumptions are an important part of daily life. We all make assumptions and many are necessary. There are MANY examples, but here is an obvious one to make my point; when we have a green traffic light, we assume people coming from the other direction will stop when their light is red so we can safely drive through the intersection.
Second, the statement "don’t ASSUME, you make an ASS out of U and ME!" is cute and mildly funny, but is not as frequently valid as the person who states it assumes, and finally why does YOUR (someone else's) assumption make an ass of ME? It's just a silly, frivolous statement.
Now, about your physician, it was completely correct for your physician to make assumptions about your health and lifestyle but wrong to state anything about them or potential treatment regimens to you until all the data was in. Furthermore, if the initial test results raised a red flag, your doctor would have been liable for not following through with additional tests to get a better or more complete definitive answer or diagnosis. You would not have liked it if she didn't do a particular test and you ended up critically ill or dead. You should be thankful she ordered an additional test to clear up any questions.
As far as speaking to the office manager is concerned, that's a subordinate person way down the hierarchy of people in a doctor's office and serves no purpose.