The Doctors discuss the case of a patient who was reportedly dropped by her doctor after attempting to pay another patient's bill.
A Tennesse woman says she received a letter from her doctor stating their physician-patient relationship had been terminated due to alleged significant philosophical differences.
Criminal defense attorney Tiffany Feder says that despite the optics of the story, the doctor can choose to not treat someone if they do not feel comfortable, for any reason, including this one. She says this story is "extreme" and "disheartening," but allowed.
The Doctors wonder if there was another issue at play with this story, noting there is an entire process involved in letting go of a patient. They also note it would be difficult for the doctor to share their side of the story or respond to a negative social media post, as in the case of the Tennesse incident, due to privacy laws.
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