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Originally posted by DrChuck
Here are some questions many of you may find strange and intrusive but they are very helpful in certain diagnoses and makes the doctor aware of certain risk factors.
Are you married? If so, how many years?
Are you sexually active? Do you use condoms/OCPs?
How many sexual partners have you had in the last 10 years?
Have you a history of STD's? If so, what were they and were they treated?
Do you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illicit drugs? If so how much and for how many years/months?
Have you travel out of state or country recently? If so, where?
Do you have a family history of medical problems of your immediate family members?
What is your occupation? How many years have you worked in this job?
Originally posted by rickymouse
reply to post by SUICIDEHK45
They get to bill the insurance ten dollars more for asking you those questions probably. Every thing they do gets a code and by adding codes they get money. It's creating jobs and also higher costs. See, it's really important to the health of the doctors office to ask those things.