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Chief Science get a Physical

Posted on Tue Aug 28th, 2018 @ 2:36pm by Lieutenant JG Addison MacKenzie & Lieutenant JG Rachael Shelbourne

Mission: Side Posts
Location: Sickbay

Rachael Shelbourne had put off getting her physical for as long as she could. She didn't really like doctors that much simply because they always seem to find something wrong with their patients or tell them they need to start eating healthy.

Finishing up in her own office Rachael made her way to sickbay.

Addison was working at her desk, preoccupied with the copious amounts of data needing to be analyzed from the Clip when she noticed a figure lurking outside the glass doors which granted access to her office.

She diverted her eyes to look up over her desktop monitor at the figure - one with which she was only familiar because of the most recently updated crew manifest. Addison watched the woman pace in a not-quite-nervous way, but it was clear she was uncomfortable and hadn't quite decided whether she was coming or going.

Finally, Addison hollered loud enough to be heard from behind the doors, "You're going to wear a hole in the carpet!" and gestured with a finger for the woman to enter the office.

"I'm sorry," said Rachael sheepishly. "I saw you were busy and didn't want to disturb you." Rachael entered the doctor's office. "I've put this off for as long as I could but I was wondering if it wasn't to much of a problem..." she started stammering. Doctors really made Rachael nervous. "I mean I'm here to have my physical done."

Addison smirked and stood from her desk. She moved to meet the woman at the door. "Of course," she said, gesturing toward one of the nearby biobeds. She grabbed a medical tricorder and followed the woman. "Have a seat," she instructed.

Opening the tricorder and removing the scanner, Addison began the routine diagnostic. "Any complaints today, Lieutenant?"

"Well, I have been getting a headache now and then. I don't know if it's from the stress of work or what is causing it," said Rachael.

"We don't exactly have the most low-stress jobs, now do we?" Addison asked with a gentle smile. "That having been said, I don't want to rule anything out. My tricorder isn't showing anything out of the ordinary... Any other complaints? I took the liberty of checking your file when you arrived - it seems like you've been in fairly good health, and your last medical exam wasn't too long ago."

"Just the occasional headache now and then, and you are right. Doctor's and scientists don't have low-stress jobs. Mostly its high-stress jobs." said Rachael.

"That's why it's always important to keep proactive with your medical care," Addison said with a smile. "I'm not showing anything on my tricorder. You've kept up on your exams, and as long as you are feeling well, I don't see anything to be concerned about. Just make sure you keep up with your physicals."

Rachael smiled. "You'll have nothing to worry about me with keeping up with my physicals. I generally wait until the last minute and thn force myself to get it done. Keeps the doctors from chasing me around and ordering me to sickbay."

"Well then, Lieutenant, I look forward to serving with you, but don't take this the wrong way when I say that I hope never to see you in here again," Addison said, escorting her to the door.

"Oh trust me. If I come in here again I'm sure I will be unconscious." said Rachael. "Thank you and I too look forward to serving with you as well."

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Lt. JG. Rachael Shelbourne (NPC played by Haught)
Chief Science Officer

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Lt. JG. Addison MacKenzie
Chief Medical Officer

 

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