Most of us are used to seeing doctors driving around in BMWs and Land Rovers, but Dr. Catherine Baucom, a surgeon in Louisiana, showed up to work on a pink kid's bicycle.

After getting stuck in a traffic jam when a car accident shut down a stretch of Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge, Dr. Baucom showed how dedicated she is to her work. Instead of waiting in the traffic and postponing a scheduled surgery, she left the interstate and headed to a friend's house nearby to seek alternative transportation. As you can see from the image above, all the fellow doctor had to offer Dr. Baucom was his 7-year-old daughter's bicycle and, for safety, a matching princess helmet.

While it's not clear exactly how far she had to ride the bike, it was undoubtedly a challenge since Dr. Baucom is almost six feet tall and the bike is kiddie-sized. After being questioned by police along the way and explaining her situation, law enforcement gave Dr. Baucom an escort to the hospital.

Not only did she make it to her patient on time, she got to keep the princess helmet as a present.


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      Narom
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gave her an escort? Why not just give her a lift?
        Narom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Narom
        Also she says alot of her patients are women, no surprise since she's a breast surgeon!
          brandon
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Narom
          @ducksuckduck.... You would have someone arrested for rushing to do a breast augmentation?
      mbukukanyau
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is the stuff heros are made off. She kept her schedule no matter what.. !! Thanks Dr. Catherine for the great example.
      joe shmoe
      • 2 Years Ago
      this is funny. I'm trying to imagine how the police escorted her. At first, i imagined the police coasting 6mph next to her, while she awkwardly rode that bike all the way to the hospital. But according to the video, the police took off, then turned around to record it on a camera phone. good job, police. good job.
      dcoffeesgirl
      • 2 Years Ago
      need more doctors like her that care!!!!
      beefchow
      • 2 Years Ago
      The good doctor might be interested in learning about TAXI's.
        thedriveatfive
        • 2 Years Ago
        @beefchow
        Yeah because taxis can drive over stopped cars in traffic
        Famsert
        • 2 Years Ago
        @beefchow
        This is why she's a surgeon and you're not.
        Danny
        • 2 Years Ago
        @beefchow
        Yeah, a taxi is much better in traffic than any other car would be. Wait, what?!?!
        brandon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @beefchow
        And you might be interested in reading the article.
        Cindy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @beefchow
        When's the last time you called a taxi? How long did it take to get there? And how would you get one on/off an interstate that's at a traffic standstill?
        ducksuckduck
        • 2 Years Ago
        @beefchow
        freakin' genius, oh yes you are, yes you are.
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 2 Years Ago
        @beefchow
        You can't seriously be this stupid, can you?
        Henry
        • 2 Years Ago
        @beefchow
        What moronic statement to make. Did you even think about that statement before you wrote it? Geez, thinking is free!
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
        Papi L-Gee
        • 2 Years Ago
        Yeah, 'cause there's absolutely no excuse for not expecting there to be an accident on the Interstate. Seems legit.
        breakfastburrito
        • 2 Years Ago
        Such bitter condemnation, for no apparent reason... hmmm. ok. i'll bite. I'd wager you're an educated white male, late 30's, divorced. Fair to high intelligence. Your chauvanism has reared its ugly head only recently, due either to unemployment from a white-collar job, or a move to blue collar, and the realization that long-held dreams of wealth will be deferred. How am I doing so far?
      Matt Haydon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wait. Police escorted her? Why didn't they just give her a ride? lol
        fly by wireless
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Matt Haydon
        By "escort" I suspect they just let her ride shotgun because technically, the cop is still "escorting" her (not her "vehicle") to her destination.
      drewpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cool to see someone so dedicated to the job... A big responsibility that she takes seriously enough to not care about looking ridiculous when trying to get to work.
      john m
      • 2 Years Ago
      YOU GO BOY!!! That there is dedication my friends!
      HardmacK
      • 2 Years Ago
      Because every other road in that entire parish must of been blocked and the kiddie bike was faster than just walking... LOL Ridiculous story is ridiculous.
        Gordon Chen
        • 2 Years Ago
        @HardmacK
        I don't know dude. A 30 minute bike ride translates to a looooooong walk.
        Cindy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @HardmacK
        If you read the story, she was on an INTERSTATE highway, those are limited access highways, not like a town street where you can turn around at the next intersection, or in somebody's driveway, and make a hasty exit. The point of the story is, this lady had an important job to do, and she used her wits and got it done. Most people would have picked up the phone and said they couldn't get there, without even trying to find another way.
      mike.mor
      • 2 Years Ago
      Must be ANOTHER slow news day, AB
        brandon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mike.mor
        Are you serious? This is a great story! We need more doctors like this.
      Geraint Owen
      • 2 Years Ago
      i dont want to see scrubs outside the hospital. what is it with doctors thinking its ok? if its before they work they must be dirty and if its after they're done.... WTF!!
        SuperSkyline89
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Geraint Owen
        Words of wisdom from the armchair surgeon. Ever heard of a locker room? They have them in hospitals, they also have these things called spare clothes and showers. Maybe you should use your brain before criticisizing people that dedicate their lives to saving others'.
          GreenN_Gold
          • 2 Years Ago
          @SuperSkyline89
          I think that's what he means. Change/shower at work. Don't wear the scrubs on the bus ride/bike ride/etc on the way to work.
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