I don't use this as often as I should, since I see so many of you throughout the day and speak with you then. So for those of you who are new and who weren't checked in and examined by me, I am Dr. Beverly Crusher. Before I woke up here, I was the Chief Medical Officer on the U.S.S. Enterprise. I am aware that I was on a program originally based on the adventures that Captain James Kirk experienced while he captained the ship, and that my own time on the Enterprise, along with that of my fellow senior officers, was the subject of a second program. I do not know what happens after the Borg invaded Federation space, except that Captain Picard survived and that the Federation was able to defeat the Borg. Further than that, I don't know, and right now I don't want to know. I'm happy to speak with any of you about the Enterprise, however. I will be in the Mount Weather Community Theatre's production of The Pirates of Penzance, and I am heading a class on midwifery -- to fill a gap in our medical situation.
It has come to my attention that there are a few of you who are hesitant to come to medical when you are ill. Please don't do that. We're to help you, and to make sure that you become healthy again. Yes, we perform surgery, but only when necessary, and I can assure you that we have a stellar team of surgeons on staff in Medical. Unfortunately, one of team, Lily Potter, was one of those who disappeared yesterday, and she was the only Healer we had on staff who is familiar with the medical procedures in one of the alternate universes. We miss her, but we can assure you that your care will in no way diminish since she is gone. We use needles, because that is the only way we have of administering certain helpful drugs, but they are always sterile. Cleanliness is a top priority, so you should not ever worry about that. Otherwise, to diagnose, we use what you tell us, what we have observed, and the medical texts available to us.
I can not stress to all of you how important it is that you come to us the moment you start feeling bad. We are a closed community, and we're still learning what new diseases this world holds. Even a simple cold, left unchecked, can become highly dangerous. If something causes you allergies, tell us so that we can inspect your living space and your work area, to see what might be causing it, and if it might give other people problems. There is nothing too small for us to look at, from a skinned knee to a broken limb. This staff is here to make sure that we are all healthy and that, if we are sent home, that you will be as healthy going back as you were when you arrived. Unless you were injured, and then we'll send you back healthier.
Speak to me at any time, day or night, via chatty or coming to see me. I am in 504-A.