Johnson City, TN asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Virginia

Q: I need to know if it is legal for a doctor or medical facility to dismiss a patient from their service( see additional)

by registered letter without stating the reason and refusing to explain to the person or person allowed to have information on the person (Medical information). I suspect this may be because of pain meds but have medical proof of problems requiring meds. And this may again delay needed surgery because after surgery scheduled if Md doesn't carry thru with referral surgery will more than likely be delayed. And this could very well be putting the person at great risk due to Orthopedic Surgeon thinking old knee prosthesis is infected and has indeed come apart in his knee plus needs knee and hip replaced on other side asap

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Yoiu can't make a doctor take you on. You can look at your medical records. Assuming they are kept electronically you can ask for a disc with the records --this saves you a lot of costs. Then take disc to staples & have them print it off.

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