A person who comes to the Emergency Room on a regular basis for non-emergent complaints, particularly those relating to chronic pain. Refers to someone who wastes the ER doctor's time and/or tries to get unnecessary narcotics from the doctor.
Harriet is here again, what a frequent flyer. She said in triage,"I have menstrual cramps and ran out of my vicodin again. I hope Dr Smith is here"
A person who is a frequent rider of the band wagon. They always follow the trends and what is currently hot. These are the kind of people who always do the those new stupid dances that keep coming out and hop on any new artist that is just coming up. They are also known as dick riders.
frequent rider: Yo man, Drake is the best rapper alive!
me: Hop off his sack, there is no way a rapper who just came out for a few years is the best rapper alive. You're a frequent rider aren't you?
1) Commonly, someone who is a repeat user of a product or service, regardless of the nature of the business.
2) In healthcare, someone who is frequently showing up for similar injuries or disorders. Often, this is applied specifically in the world of drug and alcohol rehabilitation (rehab) to somebody who has tried to get sober (clean up or dry out) but has had frequent relapses. According to current statistics, the majority of addicts (80%) are likely to relapse after the first try.
1)“You watch the register, I’ll take care of Mr. Jones. Don’t worry, I’ve already got his order. It’s the same thing every day. He’s one of our frequent fliers.”
2)“Looks like we’ve got Sandy back again. Room 5. Yup, heroin again. We’ve got her on some Seroquel and an Ativan drip, so at least she’s calm this time. She’s another one of our frequent fliers.”