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Why do some doctors fire patients?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Not Donald Trump!: Patients aren't actually "fired, " but they can be discharged from ongoing medical/surgical care if they refuse to follow directions, abuse the doctor or staff, refuse to pay bills, or are threatening physical harm, among other irremediable conflicts. This is a rare step, but one that has to be done occasionally when there is a complete breakdown in the doctor-patient relationship beyond repair!

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