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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:53 AM

Does anyone take a tape recorder to the doctor

Some of the shit that comes out of doctors mouths or medical personel period, has blown my mind. Now I am wondering about my own sanity. Am I a trouble maker?, am I full of shit? should I just shut up? are some of the questions I ask myself. When a doctor says " you better get out of here before we get in a fist fight" I have to wonder. I was talking about the pain programs that make you feel like your on probation. They are all scared of the DEA
Not only to hear what the doctor said, but what I said also. Maybe I am the ass.
But in all of my old records that I got they always say I am pleasant.

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Reply Does anyone take a tape recorder to the doctor (Original post)
sorefeet Jan 2013 OP
murray hill farm Jan 2013 #1
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #2
Sheldon Cooper Jan 2013 #3
sorefeet Jan 2013 #5
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #14
Enrique Jan 2013 #4
sorefeet Jan 2013 #6
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #7
bettyellen Jan 2013 #8
Orrex Jan 2013 #10
Orrex Jan 2013 #9
Fla_Democrat Jan 2013 #11
Orrex Jan 2013 #16
struggle4progress Jan 2013 #12
cynatnite Jan 2013 #13
sorefeet Jan 2013 #15
guardian Jan 2013 #17

Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:56 AM

1. maybe....

you could hide that tape recorder in your tin foil hat!

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Response to murray hill farm (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:58 AM

2. That is an insult. nt

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:00 AM

3. If a doctor is asking you to leave before a fist fight erupts, I have to wonder

what you were asking him/her. Can you elaborate?

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:11 AM

5. I basically told him

that I have been taking opiates for a long time now and I know a lot more about them than he does from personal experience.

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Response to sorefeet (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:33 PM

14. Doctor would dump you if he found out

A doctor can dump you for just about any reason, just like private businesses can ask you to leave. It's kind of scarey, but its true.

I've been dumped by several doctors before. I was dumped by my family practice doc when I was pregnant because she didn't want to prescribe meds to a pregnant women. (Fortunately, my OB/Gyn prescribed the meds)

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:01 AM

4. when a dentist says "is it safe?" over and over

I have to wonder...

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Response to Enrique (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:17 AM

6. When a dentist says my saliva

wasn't sticky enough to hold dentures, that I would need implants. You have to wonder.
When a dentists says "if it has 4 roots it will cost more" yep it has four. Can I have the X-ray "nope, unless you want to pay another $25.00" you have to wonder.
When that same dentist said"the reason blacks are in walmart in the first place is to steal" you have to wonder. Warning if the dentist is in tan coveralls and has Limbaugh on the radio, walk out.

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:03 AM

7. if you do and the Doc finds out, expect serious consequences

I suffered from psychogenic amnesia and carried a recorder to hold things I forgot when I was upset.

When I made it known that I had captured remarks of a female psychiatrist that to me seemed sexually purulent I was threatened with prosecution under federal wire-tapping laws.

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:54 AM

8. notes, sure. but if think you need a recorder, what you really need is a new doctor.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:58 AM

10. Good answer

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:57 AM

9. Does anyone take a tape recorder anywhere?

The last place I took a tape recorder was 1994.


If you're concerned about statements made by your doctor, take a recording device. You could even hedge your bet by telling the doctor that you're recording the appointment because you don't want to forget any instructions or advice, etc.

On the bright side, many doctors only see patients for about 15 seconds, so you won't need much storage space to record a whole bunch of appointments.

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:00 PM

11. No, my tape recorder is feeling ok.










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Response to Fla_Democrat (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:17 PM

16. Dammit

How did I miss that a perfect feeder line like that?

I hate myself.

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:01 PM

12. "... Whether it's legal to secretly record a conversation with a doctor depends on the state ..."

Family may use secret recording in medical negligence suit
By Alicia Gallegos, amednews staff. Posted Feb. 27, 2012
http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/m/2012/02/27/pca0227.htm

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:04 PM

13. Have you considered examining your medical records?

You are allowed to read them if you'd like. They may not give you the actual records, but they will at least make copies. If they do make copies, they will charge you for that.

If a doctor did say that, I doubt anything more would come of it even if it's recorded.

I do recommend that everyone read their medical records to see what is in them. You may be able to challenge what is documented in them.

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Response to cynatnite (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:05 PM

15. I have seen my records from say 3 years

and further. One doctor says I own a ranch and need to be well for that job, which is bullshit, I rent a little house. One doctor said I that I told him I drank a case of beer everyday for 15 years. Which is bullshit. I don't know anyone who has drank 24 beers a day for 15 years while holding a job sandblasting and coating everything from the Aloha stadium to the bridges,smoke stacks, refineries and power plants across the country. They were quick to blame my neuropathy on beer instead of the deadly chemicals and solvents that I had wallowed and bathed in for 30 years for the huge corporations.

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Response to sorefeet (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:26 PM

17. I'd take a tape recorder to the antique store.

 

A digital recorder is what you want today.

But no I would not record my conversations with medical personnel. If you don't like your doctor then change doctors.

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