Q: Doctors office is trying to enforce a 3 strike policy with missing appointments
Doctors office is trying to enforce a 3 strike policy with missing appointments where you will not be allowed to speak treatment there. Just tried to reschedule my appointment because after driving around for 20 minutes in 3 different parking lots including a garage there were not spots a receptionist said I would not be allowed to be seen if I was going to miss the appointment. Had the issue before where I wasn't able to call the day off the appointment and accumulated a strike, the woman said it would have been different if I would have called, however apparently that did not matter in this case. I just want to know if their policy trumps my right to seek Healthcare wherever I choose. And if I were to miss another appointment and them refuse to see me if there's something I could do.
A: Physicians have the right to end the Patient Physician relationship. The only time there me be a legal issue is for patient abandonment where a patient must prove that the physician ended the relationship at a critical stage in the patient’s treatment without good reason or sufficient notice to allow a patient to find another physician, and the patient was injured as a result.
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