Me: I see you have some upcoming GI appointments.
Patient: Yes, my Bavarian swallow is scheduled in November.
Me: Uh-huh, I did see that they booked you for a barium swallow.
Patient: I have to go back and see that GI doctor after I get my Bavarian swallow.
Me: Yes, we do want to follow up on the barium swallow
Patient: That Bavarian swallow thing, does it hurt?
Me: No, the barium swallow doesn’t hurt. (thinks to self: Unfortunately it’s not as creamy and delicious as it sounds. Mmmm, I could really use a donut right now)