I didn’t know that TSA airport screeners were such good primary health care providers. This must be part of the health care reform efforts to improve preventive care. I think I just got a pap smear update here in Richmond airport trying to get my elderly father (in a wheelchair) out of the snow to Florida. They do need to work with the TSA staff though to improve patient-provider communication stratgies:
“M’am, spread your legs more now or I’ll have t do it for you.”
Oh yes, and then they decided my small bag of cornmeal from a local mill was suspicious and I think they confiscated it. Compliant ‘patients’ of TSA will do fine. A note: it’s not a good idea to tell the TSA pap-smear examiner: “America, the land of the free and the dumb.” You may not get to Florida.