I have a patient whose daughter is also a doctor (an actual medical doctor!), and she's very involved in her father's care. Which is fine, except when it's weird. I call her with some lab results...
"So... the labs came back. Everything's basically looking fine, but I'd like to start him on [drug A] -- I think he'll benefit from it."
"You'll send me the lab results?"
"Okay, let me take a look and I'll call you back once I have all the information."
"So I looked at the lab results. You think [drug A] is better than [drug B]?"
"Yeah, we tend to give [drug A]."
"Well, I think we should do [drug B]."
"I'd rather check with my attending first, if that's okay."
"Sure, call me back."
"Uh, I guess we can try [drug B], that's fine."
"What dosage were you thinking?"
"Yeah, me too. So I can just call that in for my father, that's great."
"Uh... you don't want me to call it in?"
"No, no, I like to manage all of his meds."
"And if you could do [these three tests] next time you see him..."
"I'll e-mail you a reminder before his next visit."
"Great. My father and I think we like you."
"Uh, thanks, but I'm not really doing much-- you seem to have it all under control. Not even really sure why you need me, to be honest."
"Oh, well, he obviously needs a doctor!"