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A 21-year-old member asked:

need a doctors note?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Dr. exam, then note: A doctor can write a note after doing an in-person exam. Generally, doctors do not write notes such as work-excuse or school-excuse notes, or back-to-work or back-to-school notes, without an exam. That is because a doctor's note is his written, signed, professional opinion, on whether a patient can or cannot do a particular activity. An in-person exam gives confidence to the doctor's opinion.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Using this site: This is the public HT site where volunteer docs answer questions about health problems. It does not offer any direct services. Doctors notes are legal documents that must reflect a direct knowledge of the patients condition(s) based on history,exam & vital signs. Docs who provide such notes without proper evaluation can have their license restricted or revoked.

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