But, you could not expect less in a communist state?Here in Illinois, some doctor's offices, hospitals, nursing homes, etc. are, for the most part, "posted" and those little signs have the "force of law" behind them. Ignore the sign and you can lose your CCP. But that may also be why most doctors around here don't ask questions like that.
Obviously, she's wrong. No local, federal, or state law compels any law-abiding citizen to answer that question to a doctor, at least not in this universe. In fact, in roughly half the states, you don't even have to answer that question to law enforcement, with the sole exception of a traffic stop.Since I retired from the Army (1991) and started having to go to civilian doctors, I have been asked that question only once by a doctor. The question was on one of the forms I had to fill out and I left it blank. When I got in to see her, she was absolutely livid that I had not answered that question and, quite aggressively, informed me that I had to answer it as it was the law.
I'm not sure what it is about women doctors. I've encountered three women doctors and one woman endodontist. Of the four, three were certifiable, and two were pushy about asserting their authority as a doctor to get me to make a choice that was contraindicated. One of them went ballistic when I thanked her for her offering me her expert opinion, but refused her recommended course of treatment.When I was finally able to quit laughing, I grabbed my forms, further infuriating her, and left. Found another, far less confrontational and far less nosy, doctor.
Exactly.Bottom line is this: The doctor can ask any question they wish to. If that question is not directly connected to the reason you are seeing the doctor, nothing says you have to answer them.
Yer lucky, man! Aye, I've encountered excellent professionals of both sexes. No slight intended. My luck of the draw in the physician sphere hasn't been the best. But I've worked with many excellent female professionals in other spheres, most notably in aviation.It's not, fortunately, all women doctors. The young lady who is my primary care physician and the young woman who is my cardiologist are both sweethearts and both strive to give me the very best of care. Some of the male doctors I have seen over the last twenty-seven years have been as bad, if not worse, than that one woman doctor.
You mean like a mechanic who charges you an extra $35 to tap the oil drain plug threads he stripped because he failed to use a torque wrench?They don't mean to kill .... but I assume when they do that they still get paid for their work. What would that make those doctors?