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A 43-year-old member asked:

can a doctor suddenly refuse to see a patient anymore because their patient has moved further away from their office?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
No, Not usually: Physicians may be concerned about the patient having to travel distances but donot refuse to see patients per se. The most common reason for refusal of patients is non compliance and failure to establish a rapport with the patient. This is also a very rare circumstance. Failure to pay bills is also another reason cited rarely and most offices work with patients to set up a payment plan.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Communicate: That would be unusual. Talk to the dentist. Good communication may remedy the situation.

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