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Doctor Jokes

  • Arrogance

    doctorI've long maintained that the distinction between "professionals" and "amateurs" is often very slight, often amounting to little more than that the former are paid and the latter are not. This is in no small measure because professional arrogance has been known to become intolerable if left unchecked.

    So it happened that a patient was making his first visit to the doctor. "And whom," began the physician with utmost dignity, "did you consult about your illness before you came to me?"

    "Only the pharmacist down at the corner," replied the patient.

  • Baby Prescription

    doctor4A woman brought her baby in to see the doctor, and he determined right away the baby had an earache.

    He wrote a prescription for ear drops. In the directions he wrote, "Put two drops in right ear every four hours" and he abbreviated "right" as an R with a circle around it.

    Several days passed, and the woman returned with her baby, complaining that the baby still had an earache, and his little behind was getting really greasy with all those drops of oil.

    The doctor looked at the bottle of eardrops and sure enough, the pharmacist had typed the following instructions on the label:

    "Put two drops in R ear every four hours."

  • Can Cure

    doctor3A man went to see his doctor because he was suffering from a miserable cold. His doctor prescribed some pills, but they didn't help.

    On his next visit the doctor gave him a shot, but that didn't do any good, either.

    On his third visit the doctor told the man to go home and take a hot bath. As soon as he was finished bathing he was to throw open all the windows and stands in the draft.

    "But doc," protested the patient, "if I do that, I'll get pneumonia."

    "I know," said his physician, "I can cure pneumonia."

  • Dead Men

    A doctor joke about a man who thinks he is deadPerhaps you've heard of the man who thought he was dead, when in reality he was very much alive. His delusion became such a problem that his family finally paid for him to see a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist spent many laborious sessions trying to convince the man he was still alive. Nothing seemed to work. 

    Finally the doctor tried one last approach. He took out his medical books and proceeded to show the patient that dead men don't bleed. After hours of tedious study, the patient seemed convinced that dead men don't bleed. 

    "Do you now agree that dead men don't bleed?" the doctor asked. 

    "Yes, I do." The patient replied. 

    "Very well, then," the doctor said. He took out a pin and pricked the patient's finger. Out came a trickle of blood. The doctor asked, "What does 'that' tell you?"

    "Oh wow!" the patient exclaimed as he stared incredulously at his finger. "Dead men *do* bleed!!"

  • Diet Skipping

    calendarMr. Lee was terribly overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet.

    "I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you, you'll have lost at least 5 pounds."

    When Mr. Lee returned, he shocked the doctor by losing nearly 20 pounds.

    "Why, that's amazing!" the doctor said, "Did you follow my instructions?"

    Mr. Lee nodded. "I'll tell you though, I thought I was going to drop dead that 3rd day."

    "From hunger, you mean?" asked the doctor.

    Replied Mr. Lee, "No, from skipping."

  • Doctor's Advice

    A joke about an old man taking his doctor's advice.A 92 year old man went to the doctor to get a physical.  A few days later, the doctor saw the man walking down the street with a gorgeous young lady on his arm.

    At his follow up visit, the doctor talked to the man and said, "You're really doing great, aren't you?"

    The man replied, "Just doing what you said Doc: 'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.'"

    The Doctor said, "I didn't say that. I said you got a heart murmur. Be careful."

  • Doctor's Advice

    medical deskA young man, fresh out of college, went to see his doctor one day.

    "Doc, there's something wrong with me. Every time I stand in a baby's high chair and face southwest, and then touch my tongue to a piece of aluminum foil that's wrapped around an acorn, I get a strange tingle in my big toe. Can you tell me what the problem is?"

    "Sure!" The doctor said. "You have way too much time on your hands!"

  • Exercise Pill

    doctor4"I'm prescribing these pills for you," said the doctor to the overweight patient who wanted to lose weight without exercising.

    "I don't want you to swallow them. Just spill them on the floor twice a day and pick them up, one at a time...."

  • Eye Problems

    spots blue"Doctor!" whined the patient. "I keep seeing spots before my eyes."

    The physician scratched his head, "Why have you come to me? Have you seen an ophthalmologist?"

    "No," replied the patient, "just spots."

  • Financing Surgery

    Doctor helps wife with husband's snoringA woman had a medical problem - her husband's snoring.

    So, she called the doctor one morning, and asked him if there was anything he could do to relieve her "suffering."

    He answered, "Well, there is one operation I can perform that will cure your husband, but it is really rather expensive. It will cost $1000 down, and payments of $450 for 24 months, plus payments for extras."

    "My goodness!" the woman exclaimed, "sounds like leasing a new sports car!"

    "Hmm," the doctor murmured, "too obvious, huh?"

  • Finishing

    cake chocolate2My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start.

    So far today, I have finished 2 bags of chips and a chocolate cake.

    I feel better already.

  • Food Allergy

    pharmacistBecause of an ear infection, my young son, Casey, had to go to the pediatrician.

    I was impressed with the way the doctor directed his comments and questions to my son.

    When he asked Casey, "Is there anything you are allergic to?" Casey nodded and whispered in his ear.

    Smiling, the pediatrician wrote out a prescription and handed it to me.

    Without looking at it, I tucked it into my purse.

  • Getting Rid of the Monsters

    doctor3A man visited a psychiatrist to talk about his dreams. "Every night," the man said, "I dream that these three hideous monsters are sitting on the edge of my bed, ready to attack me."

    "Hmmm," said the doctor. "I feel sure I can cure you of this problem. But the treatment will cost you somewhere between twenty-five and thirty thousand dollars."

    "Thirty thousand dollars!" the man gasped. "Never mind getting rid of the monsters, Doctor. I think I'll go home and try to make friends with them!"

  • He'll Get Quiet

    doctor4A young mother paying a visit to a doctor friend and his wife made no attempt to restrain her five-year-old son, who was ransacking an adjoining room. 

    But finally, an extra loud clatter of bottles did prompt her to say, "I hope, doctor, you don't mind Johnny being in there."

    "No," said the doctor calmly, "He'll be quiet when he gets to the poisons."

  • Hospital Wing

    A panel of doctors was asked for their opinions concerning a proposal to build a new wing to their hospital. This was what they said:

    doctor4The Allergists voted to scratch it. 

    The Dermatologists preferred no rash moves. 

    The Psychiatrists thought it was madness. 

    The Radiologists could see right through it. 

    The Gastroenterologists had a gut feeling about it. 

  • Judging Rounds

    doctor4While making rounds, a doctor points out an X-ray to a group of medical students.

    "As you can see," she says, "the patient limps because his left fibula and tibia are radically arched. Michael, what would you do in a case like this?"

    "Well," ponders the student, "I suppose I'd limp too."

  • Little Voice

    doctor officeA man walks into his doctor's office and says,

    "Doctor, I've eaten something that disagrees with me."

    A voice from the man's stomach says, "No, you haven't."

  • Living Long

    old ladyMy friend Ida was slowly recovering from a heart attack. "Doctor," she pleaded with her cardiologist, "you must keep me alive for the next two years. I want to attend my first grandchild's Bar Mitzvah."

    "We'll try," he replied compassionately.

    In due course Ida gratefully attended the festive rite of passage.

    Some time later she again spoke to her doctor. "My granddaughter is to be married in 18 months. Please help me to be able to attend her wedding."

  • Living to 80?

    A joke about living to the age of 80.I recently picked a new primary care physician. After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing "fairly well" for my age. A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, "Do you think I'll live to be 80?"

    He asked, "Well, do you smoke tobacco or drink beer?"

    "Oh no," I replied, "I've never done either."

    Then he asked, "Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?"

    I said, "No, I've heard that all 'red meat' is very unhealthy!"

    "Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf?" he asked.

    "No, I don't," I said.

    He said, "Do you gamble or drive fast cars?" 

    "No," I said, "I've never done any of those things."

    He looked at me and said, "Then why on earth do you want to live to be 80?"

  • Motherly Help

    theatreA strained voice called out through the darkened theater, "Please, is there a doctor in the house?!"

    Several men stood up as the lights came on.

    An older lady pulled her daughter to stand next to her, "Good, are any of you doctors single and interested in a date with a nice, girl?"

  • Nervous Man

    prescriptionA very nervous man, accompanied by his nagging wife, was examined by a doctor.

    After checking the chart, the doctor nodded and wrote the man a prescription for a powerful tranquilizer.

    The man asked, "How often do I take these?"

    "Let's start off with one every six hours. But they're not for you," replied the doctor. 

    "They're for your wife."

  • Paediatricians

    childrens handsPaediatricians tend to have very little patients.

  • Prescription

    pill bottleA man goes to the doctor and tells him that he hasn't been feeling well.

    The doctor examines him, leaves the room and comes back with three different bottles of pills.

    The doctor says, "Take the green pill with a big glass of water when you get up. Take the blue pill with a big glass of water after lunch. Then just before going to bed, take the red pill with another big glass of water."

    Startled to be put on so much medicine the man stammers, "Wow doc, exactly what's my problem?"

    The doctor says, "You're not drinking enough water."

  • Seconds First

    doctor4A young woman wasn't feeling well and asked one her co-workers to recommend a physician.

    "I know a great one in the city, but he is very expensive. Five hundred dollars for the first visit, and one hundred dollars for each one after that."

    The woman went to the doctor's office and, trying to save a little money, cheerily announced. "I'm back!"

    Not fooled for a second, the doctor quickly examined her and said, "Very good, just continue the treatment I prescribed on your last visit."

  • Self Image, Discipline, Dieting

    doctor4A middle-aged man wasn't feeling well, so he went to the doctor for a check up.

    After a thorough examination, the doctor said, "Well, based on my examination, the best thing for you is to cut out all sweets and fatty foods, give up alcohol, and stop smoking."

    The man said, "Well, to be honest with you Doc, I don't deserve the best. What's the second best?"

  • Sore Knee

    knee bones

    Old man Johnson limped into the doctor's office and said, "Doc, my right knee hurts so bad, I can hardly walk!"

    The doctor slowly eyed him from head to toe, paused and then said, "Mr. Johnson, just how old are you?"

    "98!" Johnson announced proudly.

    The doctor just sighed, and looked at him again.

  • Taking It With You

    Picture of PenniesAn old penny pincher had no friends. Just before he died he asked his doctor, lawyer, and pastor to gather around him at bedside.

    "I have always heard that you can't take it with you. But I want to disprove that theory," he said. "I have $90,000 under my mattress, and when I die, just before they throw the dirt on me at my burial, I want you each to toss in an envelope with $30,000 within."

    The three attended the funeral and each threw his envelope in the grave. On the way back from the cemetery, the pastor said, "I must confess. I needed $10,000 for my new church, so I only threw in $20,000."

    The doctor then said, "I must confess too. I needed $20,000 for a new hospital I was opening up, so I only threw in $10,000."

    The lawyer looked at them both and shook his head. He then said, "Gentlemen, I'm surprised, shocked, and ashamed of you. I don't see how you could dare to go against that man's final wish. I mean, I threw in my personal check for the full amount!"

  • Veterinary Taxidermist

    dog2There was once an aspiring veterinarian who put himself through veterinary school working nights as a taxidermist.

    Upon graduation, he decided he could combine his two vocations to better serve the needs of his patients and their owners, while doubling his practice and, therefore, his income.

    He opened his own offices with a sign on the door saying,

    "Dr.  Jones, Veterinary Medicine and Taxidermy - Either way, you get your dog back!"