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A 21-year-old member asked:

what if my family member refuses to see a doctor?

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Don't force it: Discuss the reasons why the person is not wanting to have an exam. It could be fear or having had a bad experience. You could find a doctor that might be a better fit. You can not force the person.
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Well: Who doesn't like doctors! well, seriously you can't force anyone, unless it is a psychiatric patient out of their mind, aggressive and trying to hurt themselves or others. However you can talk on his/her behalf to his doctor and see how his/her condition is serios, based on your observations, and what outcome can be expected without medical intervention, and than try again talk to your relative.

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