Dr. Bloomenstein joined the Optoturban podcast to talk about how he integrates humor in his life and with patients. Dr. Bloomenstein decided to pursue optometry 25 years ago to land a date (LOL). From there, he pursued his degree in Optometry in Boston and now practices in Arizona at Schwartz Eye Center.
Using Humor with patients/friends?
- It’s ok to create a comfortable environment for patients by using jokes; remember: life doesn’t always have to be serious #whysoserious
- Be yourself
- Read the body language of your audience
- Be careful if they are not receptive to your jokes; they aren’t for everyone
- Use current topics
- For example, “Netflix and chill”
- Use analogies
- Use topics that most people can relate to (e.g. food)
- Real-life experiences
- Talk about your wife and kids
- Use individualized jokes for individualized care
- Don’t be afraid to make fun of yourself
Overall, try to be yourself.
If you have any questions for doctor Marc Bloomenstein, feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions for student doctor Jasdeep Singh Soni, feel free to contact him at email@example.com.