Doctors hate doing dictation. If you don't believe me, try telling one that they must redo a report because it was erased, lost, or a crazy rabid patient who eats only keyboards and paper.... It will be bad. You will be threatened, if not in word, then definitely by look. A fruit basket will not help you.
These reports stick to facts alone. And hey, they should. I don't want my doc getting creative with, say, how chubby I'm getting. But how boring to be so buried in reality! Yick. Perhaps that's why they hate doing dictations. Okay, I know it's just time. But a writer would feel "boxed in or blocked." (Name that movie quote!)
Anyhoo, since many a non-reality bound person is on the other end of the recording, we look for things to amuse us. This was a cartoon we posted on our bulletin board at work, half Snoopy/half cardiologist quote.