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Best Car in The Doctor's Lot

I'm also a pediatrician, but I decided to pull the trigger. Waiting for mine in 2-3 weeks. Mine should be the first Tesla for my group, but it's a very large group with other specialties, so won't be too surprised to see another one.


We may be in the same group :) Maybe not, but I have not seen any others in my lot thus far and pick up the car tomorrow.

But at my hospital there is no "Doctor's Lot." there are just the parking lots, a few of which are employee only. But that's everything from Janitor to Physician so I may be the first one in the Janitor's lot :D

Cheers.
 

Jeeps17

Cath Jockey in a P85
Mar 17, 2012
1,013
385
Montreal, Canada
Interventional cardiologist here.

As my canuck colleague pointed out, I have been saving for my S, trigger pulled.

I should be the first at my hospital to get one (AFAIK), but some of my colleagues have already bought TSLA stock after hearing me talk about the car and company off/on for two years.

Most are waiting to see how the car will perform in winter before they consider getting one, lots of skepticism about that, it is by far my most common question (our winters, however, are no joke!).
 

ITSELE

Member
Jan 25, 2013
72
27
Goodyear, AZ
Well Doc, your gonna have to give up some of your Tesla exclusivity come April when my bright Multicoat Red Model S is parked next to your brown one! Even though we both drive EV's I'll be the one passing gas to your patients :)

We test drove the Model S at the same time so I guess it left a lasting impression on us. I blazed the trail with my Nissan LEAF and I loved it but it doesn't have the street cred of the Model S and I certainly looked like a dork parking it in the physicians parking lot. The honeymoon was over and I got rid of the LEAF because the AZ sun was just killing the battery and I couldn't make it to Scottsdale and back home on one charge! Good thing TM cars have TM to make it through the hot summers. Now I'll be able to make it to Flagstaff or Tucson from Phoenix on one charge!

I've been trying to get myself on the schedule with you just so I can drool all over your car. See you soon!
 

GasDoc

Member
Nov 15, 2012
806
492
SF Bay Area
I'm pretty sure that I'll be the first Model S in my hospital garage. I should have delivery in 3-4 weeks.

We don't have a doctor's lot but we do have a "dedicated" portion of the parking lot which is loosely enforced.

Being an anesthesiologist, I get to the hospital early enough that I can get a good spot.

Now to convince administration that putting in charging stations would be a good PR move...
 

7racer

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Jun 13, 2011
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Retina/uveitis subspecialist here my Roadster already gets a lot of comments asking who's that is and is it a Lotus? I'm never in the main hospital that much but whenever I am parked people seem to know who I am. Can't wait to see what happens when my X gets here!
 

mark

Member
Sep 8, 2012
236
107
Dallas
Cardiologist here - my S is the first at my hospital. 2 Fiskers always looking for a place to plug in so they can make home without burning gas.
 

walla2

Member
Jul 15, 2012
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218
I got my S delivered the same time as another M.D. got their 2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo. The cars are basically parked next to each other, and the Tesla is absolutely the grand prize winner next the Porsche. People have come to see both cars and usually state how much better mine looks with the bigger wheels, a sleeker body, and a better looking rear. At almost half the price of the Porsche with tax (no EV tax here), I got a great deal too and can beat the Panamera off the line even if its 0-60 is slightly better.
 

Plug Me In

Member
Nov 29, 2012
593
23
Central Virginia
ER Doc - I park next to the ER so don't see the physician's lot but I'm sure my MS (when it comes) will be the only one and the nicest car in town. Pretty small physician community here and you just see the standard Mercedes C and E class and BMW's.
 

stevezzzz

R;SigS;P85D;SigX;S90D;XP100D;3LR;YLR
Nov 13, 2009
6,100
121
Colorado
And I'm wondering if there are more pilots with S's than doctors?

Don't know about physicians, but I can tell you that it certainly will be for the only respectable choice for a Software Engineer.

Well, I'm a pilot and a software engineer, if not an MD. There are plenty of us pilot/owners on the forum.
 

setritt

p6652
Feb 12, 2012
149
10
Atlanta
funny u say that. i got our ceo to look into it and i think we're getting 5 chargers installed.

I'm pretty sure that I'll be the first Model S in my hospital garage. I should have delivery in 3-4 weeks.

We don't have a doctor's lot but we do have a "dedicated" portion of the parking lot which is loosely enforced.

Being an anesthesiologist, I get to the hospital early enough that I can get a good spot.

Now to convince administration that putting in charging stations would be a good PR move...
 

ThortsMD

Member
Nov 30, 2012
321
280
Seattle
Seattle pathologist here. I see at least one Tesla almost every day in the large hospital parking lot, although I only know of one other doc (pediatric oncologist) who has one. I will be getting to work on the other 50 pathologists in my group once mine arrives (awaiting the delivery button!)
 

jchangyy

Member
Nov 30, 2012
193
0
CA
We may be in the same group :) Maybe not, but I have not seen any others in my lot thus far and pick up the car tomorrow.

But at my hospital there is no "Doctor's Lot." there are just the parking lots, a few of which are employee only. But that's everything from Janitor to Physician so I may be the first one in the Janitor's lot :D

Cheers.


I work for PAMF....and you?
 

Odenator

Member
May 2, 2011
365
42
Olympia, WA
Orthopaedics here. All of the nurses and docs ask me about the MS regularly. A dentist stopped me at Starbucks thinking I was a fellow dentist since he saw one at a nearby dental society meeting. So maybe there's another owner in the Oly neighborhood?
 

smd

Member
Jul 25, 2009
101
0
Lafayette, CA
Anesthesiologist.

Mine's the first Tesla (of any kind) at my hospital. We don't have doctor's lot, just an employee lot. But as an EV, I can park at the EV/Hybrid spots that are close to the front entrance instead of over 2 buildings away in the employee lot. It's too bad that we don't have chargers to take advantage of all the solar panels all over the lots and buildings. PG&E is claiming that the hospital would be an electricity producer and distributer, which it is not licensed to do in the state. Just another reason for me to dislike PG&E.

As an anesthesiologist, I tried to get GAS SUX from the CA DMV for my plate, but they rejected it for be offensive?!? All I was trying to say is that I use anesthetic GAS and SUX (succinylcholine) all the time at work! I ended going with ELEC3CT.

Just about every day, I spend 5 minutes talking to folks about the car as I try to leave work. I love putting my bag in the frunk just to amaze folks as I leave.
 

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