posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 08:04 PM
I have an infection in one of my fingers so I decided to go to the doctor to get it checked out. I haven't been to the doctor for about two years.
Upon arrival I was greeted with a nurse requesting that I let her take a picture of me for my records. I expected to have to answer some questions
since it had been awhile since my last visit, but didn't expect that request. I complied because I really don't care, but did find it odd. I also
was asked about twenty to thirty questions, regarding my sexual history, partners etc., if I had been mentally or physically abused as a child. If I
was currently being abused mentally or physically. If I was suicidal or wanted to cause harm to myself. Plus others that I can't remember.
I just found a lot of the questions odd since I was just there to get my finger looked at. The nurse told me they would be asking me the same
questions everytime I came there in the future to see if anything had changed.
I understand why the information could be helpful, but thought it was a bit of an invasion of privacy. Is this something that is going into effect
everywhere due to the new healthcare laws, or is it just to try to help patients better? It seems to me that they are digging really deep trying to
find out as much information as they could.
Maybe I've just been on ATS too much. What do you think?
Has anybody else had any strange stuff go on at the doctor's office recently?