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Re: [IP] Being fired by a doctor

WOW ! I have never been fired by a doctor before but I have been thrown out 
of a hospital - that that was because I was drinking and smoking pot the 
night before my wisdom teeth extraction and they caught me :-)  I was VERY 
young and VERY stupid "-)

> Responding to: The worst that can happen is that they'll fire you as a 
> patient
> Has anyone else been fired by a doctor?
> As a result of my blood sugar testing in a routine physical exam done at 
> LifeSigns - a Physical Examination Center, I called an internist that had 
> done my physical 2 years prior. He said he could see my that afternoon but 
> would have to repeat the test done by LifeSigns. Upon arrival at his 
> office, the nurse took me back for a bonescan. I had evidently 
> misunderstood the doctor when he said he would have to repeat the tests - 
> he meant all of the tests - bone density, pap, stress, sigmoidoscope, ect. 
> I thought he just meant the blood work. When I told him that neither my 
> insurance company nor I would pay for the duplicate tests he told me that 
> he "could not see a place for himself in my healthcare." Two days later, I 
> received a registered letter from him restating that he would no longer 
> see me as a patient.
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