I hate to tell you this but this is the job of the modern medical librarian. 
It's essential that today's medical librarians obtain the skills to achieve 
a fast turnaround time for their clients-the doctors, Instead of being at 
the bottom of the list I would put him at the top for a referral since he 
shows he wants all the up to date info he can get before operating. That's 
just my humble opinion.
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From: "Library" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: CHAT: Surgeons needing medical information

I have no problem with them asking for surgical procedure info. I have one 
surgeon who routinely calls every couple of months  for procedures on some 
obscure procedure or another coming up in the next couple of weeks 
scheduling.  At another locale, we had a doc who called from the OR 
routinely for procedure info stat.  They couldn't have all been surprises, 
and most of them were not obscure surgeries.  He was on the bottom of my 
list of "who to call if I need a surgeon."

Madeleine Taylor, MLS
Medical Librarian
Health Sciences Library
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center
703 Main Street
Paterson, NJ  07503
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