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Any Doctor Fn Users

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#1 TheAkwardNinja



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:39

Just out of curiosity, how many people here are in the medical field and use fountain pens while working? I actually have a brother who is a PA, but I couldn't convince him to use a Pilot Metropolitan, I did gift him the rollerblading version though.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:50

I heard from a pen store owner (I believe it was Bert of Bertram's Inkwell) that doctors often like the Pilot VP for marking charts

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 03:08

Not much writing to do these days. Most everything has gone electronic.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:45

Computer records are part. of the plot for big corporations to finish taking over medicine. (Who said, "it's not whether you're paranoid, are you paranoid enough?")

I still take my psychotherapy notes with Fountain Pens, on legal pad on a Levenger pad backer, but my. medical notes are ballpoint on computer forms. Very crazy to have to take two sets of notes.

Especially as my career was spent developing an integrated approach to Biologic, Psychologic, and Social perspectives.

About 50% psychiatrists don't take insurance these days. Much fewer do psychotherapy,

Fountain pens aren't extinct, but the Physician-Patient relationship is not what it was once. Which is the mission. And computers are part of the strategy.



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 06:02

I still use pilot 78 get in B and f in office to sign prescriptions and Consult letters etc

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 07:22

Except for the forms coming out of the slot machine on my office desk, everything is written with a fountainpen. For the patients there is always a MB BP on the desk in case they should fill in some forms.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 07:31

I gave my sister-in-law a fp and a bottle of iron gall ink. She promised to use it to write prescriptions.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:21

My partner uses a Pilot Vanishing Point every day. We are in Ireland where EMR is pretty much non-existent so updating records by hand is a large part of the job unfortunately.

#9 Lorna Reed

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:24

My GP uses a Parker fountain pen to sign prescriptions.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:38

I use my Lamy 2000 at work. I write with it posted and with the semi hooded nib it doesn't dry out as I review different results and record in the notes. I did contemplate a vanishing point when I was buying the 2000 - a simple click to be ready to write is really convenient on wards, but I was a bit put off by the clip position. The other advantage is that fountain pens really help you to tidy up your writing! The nurses appreciate it a great deal to have notes that they can read!

I would happily recommend a 2000 to anyone for work in a hospital.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:45

The opposite: when I was in hospital last year, my consultant had to borrow my ballpoint to make a note on my chart as he had no writing implement of any sort on him!

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 04:20

my daughter's pediatric cardiologist uses a MB 146 in an M nib. A recent addition too because he was using cheap ballpoints before that.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 04:56

I'm an endocrinologist in India and I use fp for all my OPD and Inpatients. I mostly use VP, Platinum 3776 century and Sheaffer No Nonsense (all in fine nib)

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