Physician dating former patient

03-Oct-2019 09:02

If a patient decides to employ a different doctor then that new doctor can take over care of the patient whenever he or she chooses to do so (the new doc does not have to accept the patient).

If that new doctor is at a different facility (hospital or nursing home) and agrees to accept the transfer then the patient can compel… It is unethical for any kind of doctor to date their patient as their is a power differential between the two people.

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The phrase "patient education" refers to a doctor informing a patient about their sickness, disease, medications, and more.

If the patient is ignored or feels ignored, then the doctor needs to try to help the patient so they can keep the patient with his/her services. Idol, MD Neurologist NC If you are this doctor's patient by the "Medical Code of Ethics" he could lose his license if he dates a patient.

I have had a patient that threatened to sue the hospital because I called her to late at night. If you aren't his patient then there is no reason he can't ask you out on a date.

If you aren't his patient and you strongly feel he's interested in you ask him out for drinks. The doctor also need to see the patient for a period of time for emergencies. Also, depending on the patient's insurance, the doctor may need to notify the insurance company too.

Good luck Marcy This is more of an add-on question than an answer. It is a good idea for the doctor to also suggest some other doctors for the patient to see, or give a source for those.

The patient would stay calm if they understood what the Doctor was saying.