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Does sharp informed 90yo have right to fire one doctor and find another? Gp said health problems were due to "old age" and gave no explanation.

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Of course

Sound mind, can fire doc for any reason.
Doc can fire patient under certain circumstances, with certain rules.

In brief: Of course

Sound mind, can fire doc for any reason.
Doc can fire patient under certain circumstances, with certain rules.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Martin Raff
Sometimes it is a relief for both parties to separate, sort of like an amiable divorce (if there is such a thing). Conflicts in personalities, expectations, means of communication, degrees of satisfaction can all be involved, to say nothing of trust or lack thereof. Would recommend that the 90 year old ask around to find someone compatible.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Same right as a doc

Discharging a patient for lack of compliance. Absolutely!

In brief: Same right as a doc

Discharging a patient for lack of compliance. Absolutely!
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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