I get more emails from respiratory therapists (RT) than ANY OTHER SPECIALITY in medicine.

And every email is exactly the same: “What about us? When are WE going to get a video? When do WE get some love?”

Never mind that I’ve made A BUNCH of videos and memes that shout out RT. Never mind that I collaborated on the below video from with real-life rapping respiratory therapist:


Despite all this I still get non-stop whining from my PEEPs in RT. Well, in exasperation I turned the matter over to Doc Vader cuz I ain’t got time for it, playboy. And neither does Vader, apparently…enjoy, my snot jockeys!


PS Respiratory therapists, y’all know I got mad luv for y’all. I still wanna do “Ventilators” as a rap parody of Warren G’s “Regulators.” If you wanna see it happen, help us find a sponsor for it or contribute yourself via Patreon! PEACE!



2 Responses to “Doc Vader on Respiratory Therapists”

  1. Terry Manlove CNM MS

    I think your physician attitude is showing up in this banter. Is it really about send me the $ ? Maybe so but hardly endearing and I am not a RT or OT. Maybe this was just an off day for you. 😜

    • Laurie Popell Nelesen

      Well I’ve been an RT for 31 years and I totally understand this type of humor. We have always been the ugly step child of the hospital. Feeling underappreciated and overworked a lot of the time. There are several nurses and docs that do love having us around but I overheard a doc once tell an intern, “Don’t listen to anything the RT says…they are just glorified knob turners.” That was truly terrible!!


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