Life is full of everyday adventures that are totally delightful…sometimes when you least expect them.
Okay, I’m being overly dramatic. However, at the time with a bleeding finger, I was glad of Kaiser’s good bedside manner. One Sunday I badly cut one of my fingers. After a couple of hours of bleeding, I thought it a good idea to pack up my work and go to Kaiser Emergency. My philosophy is “why not be productive while you wait.”
Since my 20s I have been a loyal member of Kaiser Permanente and always happy with the attention of the doctors. As I was admitted I told the young lady “No, this was not a work-related accident, it is a being an idiot related accident.”
Lucky for me I was the third person waiting. Within ten minutes of walking in the front door, a doctor who was handsome enough to be McDreamy on Grey’s Anatomy and should be used in sales campaigns for Kaiser introduced himself and asked: “I don’t suppose you are related to Robert Fripp?”
If you are familiar with the Fripp Kids you know my reply “Yes, and he is one year, one month, two days, and two and a half hours younger than I am.” More proof was the back on my sweatshirt. The Japan 92 tour The First Day Robert Fripp and David Sylvian.
Dr. Jaime Cintado had heard Brother perform several times. He went to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville so 12th & Porter was one of his regular hangouts. On one occasion Robert answered questions and Jaime was thrilled to have his question taken out of the hat. “What do you like about being a musician?” Dr. Jaime reported Brother’s comments were eloquent.
Jaime asked if I knew about Rock Medicine where he volunteers through the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic http://www.rockmed.org/
After our fun conversation and having my finger super glued (or at least the medical version) together we walked outside for good cell reception. I told Jaime “Brother is going to want to thank you for looking after his sister so well.” They had what seemed like a great conversation.
Robert would say Jaime was an everyday hero
Trip to Kaiser Emergency… $50. Meeting the Rock Star Doctor…PRICELESS!
Dr. Jaime Cintado’s bio http://www.permanente.net/homepage/kaiser/doctor/jaimecintado/
Check out Rock Med.
More than 1000 volunteers giving their time to staff more than 650 events annually, making their services and talents available to more than 2,000,000 concertgoers each year!
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Patricia Fripp is a sales presentation skills trainer, in-demand executive speech coach, and Hall of Fame keynote speaker. Often Robert Fripp joins his sister for kynote speeches on How to be a Hero for More than One Day.