Of course not, but if she is concerned about depression or any symptoms she feels he may not be telling the doc about she can speak to the doctor, either when her husband is there for an appointment, or another time.Wait -- reread Moon. I mean, why do you talk to a doctor? She wants information. That's what I meant. She will not get info out of the doctor without her husband's consent.
My uncle would not tell his about balance issues he was having. Both he and my aunt went to the same GP. SHE mentioned it when she was in for her own appointment, as an aside and in comparison to uncle's problem. It was the first that the doc knew uncle was having the problems.
So, the doctor brought it up when uncle was next in. He was a bit irritated about her speaking to the doctor, but in the end it turned out that the problem was easily fixed, and he was able to cut down the use of his cane/walker considerably.