Saturday, October 19, 2013

[Peninsula-Patriots] Drs. and gun questions

From our patriot Ted Williams:

Hi, Everyone --
     I have been receiving warnings for some time now over the internet about doctors asking questions, unrelated to medical issues, of their patients regarding firearms possession and mental stability.  So, I emailed my primary care physician the following:

     "I have been hearing over the past year that medicare and VA patients are being asked by their physicians if they own any guns, if they feel depressed, suicidal or if they ever want to hurt someone.  Is this all just paranoidal scare rumors or is there a basis for it?"

He replied:

      "These questions are not required but are encouraged, but if one were to participate in the annual wellness screening these types of questions would be asked. It is yet another reason why I do not participate in such programs."

       So there is some fire under the smoke.  My response to any such questions will be, "No".  If you give them the "None of your business" answer, that would likely be regarded as a "probable" .  Just keep it simple and the answer is always "No."

My 2 cents,
Ted




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