My doctor ask if I own a gun

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powersearch

Texarkana, AR

#1 May 31, 2012
Strange as it sounds; I just left my doctors office; hes not an obam supporter; he was almost cursing; he said he had triplicate paperwork to fill out now and he MUST ask me a series of questions; the first one was: Do I own a gun? second question: Do I wear my seatbelt. and on and on and on......... my neighbor had the same thing happen to her. why would my doctor need to know if I owned a gun; also why would my neighbors doctor ask her also; shes retired.

whats going on????
strange

United States

#3 May 31, 2012
MeSoHardHeaded wrote:
<quoted text>You know whats going on !! But dont worry, God will forgive you for a few white lies to keep the government out of your private business !!
im not sure those are lies, not only did my doctor ask me the same question, mine asked me how many.
Thank Big Brother

United States

#5 May 31, 2012
Snopes.com will tell you this is a lie. All over the Internet you will find people telling you that this is a hoax. It is not. Not only has my doctor asked the question about guns, but they are using a computer system that the ARRA and Obamacare mandated they pay for and implement. My doctor was livid that she had to ask the questions and she showed me the computer screen. It lists these questions:

(Nextgen and Meditech are the names of the software)

number of firearms at home?
If you own firearms are they locked storage
If you own firearms do you have a rigger guard
Is your ammunition stored separately
Are any firearms in your home nloaded for storage
Are your firearms kept for:
Recreation
occupation
hunting
protection?

This is NOT a hoax. I have seen it for myself. Good luck finding much info on it because they are pretending it is not government mandated to be able to accept and get payment for Medicaid/Medicare but that is another lie by our government. Don't believe me? Check out the PDF from Meditech about implementing the Recovery Act. Now who is wearing a tin foil hat?

http://www.meditech.com/Interoperability/flye...
edgotxs

Texarkana, AR

#6 May 31, 2012
gee, what people won't say to get their candidate elected!!
a hoax indeed!!
maybe the owners of the clinic just have a need to know or do they think it will help defeat Obama?
I went to the doc Tuesday and was not asked those questions and if I had, I would have been smart enough to tell them that was none of their business!!
powersearch

Texarkana, AR

#7 May 31, 2012
snopes is a mom and pop operation. who in their right mind would believe anything they have to say?
powersearch

Texarkana, AR

#8 May 31, 2012
edgotxs wrote:
gee, what people won't say to get their candidate elected!!
a hoax indeed!!
maybe the owners of the clinic just have a need to know or do they think it will help defeat Obama?
I went to the doc Tuesday and was not asked those questions and if I had, I would have been smart enough to tell them that was none of their business!!
I would have thought it was funny and laughed it off, if it hadnt happened to me also. we have different doctors.
strange

Texarkana, TX

#9 May 31, 2012
MeSoHardHeaded wrote:
<quoted text>I was referring To the little white lies you will need to tell someone in order to keep your business YOUR business !! For example....yes Doc. I exercise every day !! No sir Doc. I dont have a stockpile of weapons in my basement !!o
i see what you were getting at now. Dont i feel stupid. I did tell my doc that i have a couple, i thought it was because of the drug "chantix" he prescribed to stop smoking. It has some suicide issues i read. Scandalous bastards.
Thank Big Brother

United States

#10 May 31, 2012
edgotxs wrote:
gee, what people won't say to get their candidate elected!!
a hoax indeed!!
maybe the owners of the clinic just have a need to know or do they think it will help defeat Obama?
I went to the doc Tuesday and was not asked those questions and if I had, I would have been smart enough to tell them that was none of their business!!
LMAO, either you went to a doc that doesn't accept Medicare/Medicaid (and no I am not in either category but my doc accepts them), or you are not a new patient. Switch docs and see if you aren't asked. Don't like read the document I posted because it doesn't point you to the specific laws or anything. Idiot. If I don't acknowledge it, it doesn't exist. You should put your fingers in your ears and say "lalalalalala" too. I don't give a damn who you vote for. The law is the law no matter who is "your candidate". Sure they can vote to change it but it doesn't change the fact that it is the law right now, even if you don't want to believe it. The acronym is HITECH. Don't believe me? Do you believe the Kathleen Sebelius? She's your girl isn't she? www.hhs.gov/recovery/reports/plans/pdf2010061...

Is the Dept. of Health & Human Services making things up to get "my candidate" elected too? Why do you bring up defeating Obama? Deflecting much?
tanfftx

United States

#11 May 31, 2012
they used to and may still have an alleged 15 count 40 child news reported offender in the local Dept. of Health & Human Services in the elderly disabilities department. would nt want that dude in my elderly family members home snooping around.
WOW

Petersburg, TX

#12 May 31, 2012
tanfftx wrote:
they used to and may still have an alleged 15 count 40 child news reported offender in the local Dept. of Health & Human Services in the elderly disabilities department. would nt want that dude in my elderly family members home snooping around.
You never did get that mental help you needed did you? Yet you come on Topix year after year with statements that may or may not be true........as YOU put it!
farronwolf

Texarkana, TX

#13 May 31, 2012
I certainly don't think you have to answer any question asked by a doctor. Simply tell them it is none of their business if you aren't comfortable with the questions asked.
Or you could turn the tables on them and simply look at them seriously and ask them "just how often do you have relations with your spouse these days". I'm pretty sure they will more on to more important medical stuff.

Since: Jul 10

Texarkana, AR

#17 Jun 1, 2012
Damn, I hope you do better at work staying on topic and on task then you do here.

Although, if I had too put money on it, I wouldn't bet that you do.

Must suck to have such a crappy life all can look forward to is whining. Now try to focus. The topic is doctors asking you questions about guns or other factors irrelavent to your health.

I might consider it relevant if a psychiatrist was asking, since if you have mental issue you could pose a danger to yourself or others. However, guns don't pose any health risk to ordinary people who are not too stupid to follow the 4 rules of gun safety.
APoster

Texarkana, TX

#18 Jun 1, 2012
If you refuse to answer the questions, what are the repercussions? Can the doctor refuse to treat you? Will you be placed on some government watch list?
tanfttx

Mifflinburg, PA

#20 Jun 1, 2012
farronwolf wrote:
Damn, I hope you do better at work staying on topic and on task then you do here.
Although, if I had too put money on it, I wouldn't bet that you do.
Must suck to have such a crappy life all can look forward to is whining. Now try to focus. The topic is doctors asking you questions about guns or other factors irrelavent to your health.
I might consider it relevant if a psychiatrist was asking, since if you have mental issue you could pose a danger to yourself or others. However, guns don't pose any health risk to ordinary people who are not too stupid to follow the 4 rules of gun safety.
nobody forcing you to respond to my posts, dont remember asking for two cents worth. as for the subject, well if a person did have possession, it wouldnt very well make sense for them to asnwer the doctor honestly so what is the point of him asking. if he isnt law enforcement then that is none of his business. if he wasnt price gouging his patients then he wouldnt have to worry about it now would he.
strange

Texarkana, TX

#21 Jun 1, 2012
I dont know anything about government conspiracy. But it does make sense, if law enforcement asked me how many if any guns i own i would respond with none, get a warrant, but if its my doc that im suppose to trust then rationally i would answer yes. Government probably knows this and uses it as a tool to find out as much as they can about the people they govern. Doctors would probably be forced to cooperate concidering the government is about to own the medical business.
tanfttx

Mifflinburg, PA

#22 Jun 1, 2012
strange wrote:
I dont know anything about government conspiracy. But it does make sense, if law enforcement asked me how many if any guns i own i would respond with none, get a warrant, but if its my doc that im suppose to trust then rationally i would answer yes. Government probably knows this and uses it as a tool to find out as much as they can about the people they govern. Doctors would probably be forced to cooperate concidering the government is about to own the medical business.
i dont know if i would go so far to say it a government conspiracy that a doctor would want to know such things, but from a medical perspective that just isnt related to his work and isnt none of his business. how would that question directly deal with his examinations or his prescriptions. thats just plain snoopin around in other people's business. now if he was going on about this medicine and that medicine then sure i would defer to his educated wisdom 99% of the time, but asking about a lawful firearm is not his job and a person would be under no obligation to give him information on such things to the best of my knowledge.
APoster

Texarkana, TX

#23 Jun 13, 2012
powersearch wrote:
Strange as it sounds; I just left my doctors office; hes not an obam supporter; he was almost cursing; he said he had triplicate paperwork to fill out now and he MUST ask me a series of questions; the first one was: Do I own a gun? second question: Do I wear my seatbelt. and on and on and on......... my neighbor had the same thing happen to her. why would my doctor need to know if I owned a gun; also why would my neighbors doctor ask her also; shes retired.
whats going on????
If I were you, I would look into this a little more. I visited a new doctor last wek for the first time. Needless to say, I completed a lot of forms. I thought of this post as I was writing down my information, and never once was a question asked about how many firearms were in my home, or any questions about firearms period.
APoster

Texarkana, TX

#24 Jun 13, 2012
or seatbelts!
joe

Texarkana, AR

#25 Jun 15, 2012
why would he want to no
Continueon

Texarkana, TX

#26 Jun 15, 2012
I had to take my grandson last week. 8 years old. the doc never talked to me, but asked him if he wore a seat belt? did he sit in a booster seat? did his parents smoke in the car? did his mother have a boyfriend? I kid you not. I was dumbfounded for about 10 minutes. speechless.

Next time it happens, we will switch doctors or tell him to go somewhere.

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