Ok. I was having acute panceatitis. I went to an ER I do not usually go to, because it was closer to where I was. The doctor asked me, "How much do
I replied, in agony, "None. I don't drink. I have chronic pancreatitis, that would be stupid!"
The doctor replies, "Come on. You can tell me. People with your condition are always heavy drinkers. The conditions go hand in hand. Just tell me how
much you drink."
When I was discharged a week later, after standing my ground and insisting my condition was from 10 years of misdiagnosed gallbladder disease, I got a
copy of my medical record to take to my regular doctor.
On the record, the doctor had noted, "patient drinks regularly"
I went back and demanded it be changed.
Just a few weeks ago, my regular generic meds were no longer being carried by any pharmacy in my state. They gave me a new med which caused me to go
into anaphylactic shock. Both meds had codeine. When I called the pharmacy, the pharmacist insisted, to the point of argument, he was putting
"allergic to codeine" on my account.
You see, I have provided two very good reasons why gun background information should not be linked to ONLINE health records.
Aside from the fact records should not be online to begin with, how long until things outside the scope of "mental health" are used against people?
Oh, I see you are a heavy drinker. You go to a pain clinic. You know, it's dangerous to combine those two? You must have issues...
The potential is stunning.
edit on 16-1-2013 by Libertygal because: (no reason given)