Fruit Truck at 34th/Convention



Rating: 3/5


34th and Convention


Next to Penn Tower



Bang for the Buck

Z4jVzjCUG Wed, 07 Aug 2013

Quality: 5, Convenience: 2, Speed: 1, Friendliness: 2, Bang for the Buck: 1.
I do not think that you can separate the litlte thing from the big thing when it comes to conveying messages. I mean if one is in a professional environment, the whole environment projects professionalism, care, attention to detail, and most importantly attention to the patient.Esprit de corps creates professionalism and styles of behavior and concern which makes the patient feel at ease in a difficult situation.I also think that one should not use the white coat or the gloves to make the patient feel that the situation is more complicated than it is. Some informality is important especially in take home instructions. Common sense is too. Obviously, infection control and hygiene are critical.But I remember diagnosing a tuberculosis infected HIV infected physician. The physician was clearly in denial. He was seeing patients while coughing and losing weight.He coughed up a sixteen ounce cup of sputum during his visit with me. I was afraid that I would convert my PPD since we did not do the protocol of isolation and UV light immediately. But, on the other hand, I decided to do everything in the clinic before he went to the ward. We got a microscopic sputum diagnosis of AFB before he left his cubicle. That simplified his work up on the floor and he was immediately sent to where he needed to be. Working in an inner city hospital, I was told when entering the patient\'s room by the supervisory physician that he did not believe in the physician\'s weight loss and symptoms.The important thing is to listen to the patient and address the medical issue at hand. Messages are important but only part of the picture. Even mistakes can lead to positive results if one addresses the patient respectfully. I remember a thirty something patient coming in for a flu shot in a year that there was a scarcity and the indications were for people over sixty five and with extraordinary conditions. This patient looked healthy and I immediately told him that he looked too healthy to get a flu shot. He took off his hat and he had an IV line in place for chemotherapy for a brain tumor. So, I congratulated him on well he looked under the circumstances and that he had fooled me; the patient was pleased even though I had clearly spoken too quickly.Perhaps, the point that brings these two cases to mind is that the intention of the doctor conveys the message as well as the natural symbolism. The unexpected can happen at any moment. One should first worry about what needs to be done and do to right by the patient rather than simply worry about the impression.Bohdan A Oryshkevich, MD, MPH -CX9nz1H4Xnx

elw8o3S3 Mon, 05 Aug 2013

Quality: 4, Convenience: 1, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 1, Bang for the Buck: 4.
I cannot tell a lie, that really hedple. -1JBedY2x

Quick & OK Tue, 19 Aug 2008

Quality: 3, Convenience: 3, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 3.
The fruit, while fresh, is not always ripe and so not as sweet and juicy as I like. It's usually cool to cold (which is a must) so it's acceptable. NEW! They now offer smoothies which are actually pretty good. -Love Fruit

Abhi on Thu, 10 Jan 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 2, Speed: 5, Friendliness: 3, Bang for the Buck: 3.
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