• 11 months ago

    Hippa Law

    My wife's Dr tells me now that I can no longer go to the examining room with her. Saying it's against hippa law. In reality he is trying to fondle. My wife's breasts, as I've seen him repeatedly try to listen to her heart by putting his stethoscope on the tip of her breast, and he keeps wanting to do a paper smear on her. She wants me to go back with her, because she doesn't feel comfortable alone. I don't think he can stop me. Can someone enlighten me further before I sue his ass in the ground?

    Thanks

Responses

  • 11 months ago

    RE: Hippa Law

    Wouldn't it just be simpler to change doctors?
  • 11 months ago

    RE: Hippa Law

    You're both uncomfortable with this doctor. Find another.
  • 11 months ago

    RE: Hippa Law

    Hi Open this link below take a copy go to your doctor and ask him to point out which part he is on about.

    https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/laws-regulations/index.html

    I kind of had a quick look down it, boy its kind of boring, but take it see where he points to.

    If your wife wants you to be there I don't think there is much he can do as its her wish, if you have a local medical board ask there for there advice about women wanting a close companion to be present why being examined.

    NOWHARD
  • 11 months ago

    RE: Hippa Law

    Changing doctors would be much easier than suing the current one. It would be extremely difficult to prove what he is doing is inappropriate.

    My wife and I always see our doctor together, whether we both have appointments or just one does. If you decide to stay with this doctor, complete and sign the HIPPA paperwork needed so you can legally be in the exam room together and share medical information with each other.
  • RE: Hippa Law

    If your wife wants you in the treatment room with her, HIPAA cannot keep you from this. However, the bigger issue seems to be your concern that he is being sexually inappropriate. If anyone thinks their doctor is inappropriately touching them, it is advisable to find another doctor. You might also want to report him to the medical board.
  • 8 months ago

    RE: Hippa Law

    I agree with others - you should dump this doctor and find someone you’re more comfortable with. If you have to stay with him, then tell him hippa does not restrict your wife’s right to a chaperone during her doctor exam.

    If he digs in his heels, then have a professional license attorney, like my friends at <a href=" https://immigrationslaw.com/criminal-defense-dui-lawyer-orange-county/ Law</a> write him a letter saying they will report him to the Medical Board. That should change his tune fast. Any complaints are publicly posted and doctors hate them.
  • 8 months ago

    RE: Hippa Law

    First of all find a new doctor and secondly report him! He is lying to you and you need to protect your wife.
  • 7 months ago

    RE: Hippa Law

    What a load of crap from the Dr. The only way you would be made to stay out is if your wife requested it. Find a new Dr. I saw a neurologist years back who slept with his patients. Tried to with me—yuck! Yet people post because he’s a good Dr who cares who he sleeps with. Dr’s are human they’ll try anything.
  • 15 days ago

    RE: Hippa Law

    What an unprofessional physician! You know this is not the case. There's so much backlash against this kind malpractice right now...his medical group is really asking for a lawsuit.

    You may want to speak with a medical license attorney like https://toplawyer.law/medical-license-defense/ to see if there's a good legal claim against this guy.

    Michigan State ended up paying $500 million because of Larry Nassar: http://www.wkar.org/post/deadline-sue-msu-over-nassar-abuse-arrives-monday

    And now USC has settle a class action lawsuit for a gynecologist that worked in their on campus health clinic: https://change.usc.edu/statement/
  • 15 days ago

    RE: Hippa Law

    wow.. I think women doctor is the best for women health issue. i always prefer women doctor. My all doctors are women. Tell your wife to go to the woman doctor if available via your insurance and your area wise.

    Take care
  • 13 days ago
  • 13 days ago

    RE: Hippa Law

    You are obviously not happy with this doctor but I wonder why uour wife does not want to have a pap smear test done? It's essential to her health and most doctors will try to convince their patients to have one. I also wonder if you are not confusing a routine breast exam with "fondling"? Finally, is it possible that you have made such a fuss in the examination room in the past that the doctor is grasping at straws to keep you out and let him do his job?
  • 11 hours ago

    RE: Hippa Law

    Two ways you can handle this: Have your wife sign a Release of Health Information authorizing you to know in verbal form health information about her. That kills the MD's legal HIPPA argument, which is legtimate even if his intentions are otherwise.

    The second way is for you and your wife to stipulate that a nurse from his office must be present in the room with him while he conducts the examination. Personally, I can't see why he wouldn't be doing this just as a matter of good practice.

    One or both of these ways are perfectly within your right and your wife's right to demand if he wishes to keep your wife as a patient.
      • 10 hours ago
        I have woman OB-GYN doctor. I know when doctor get in the room, most of the time Nurse do not stay. They done their work with patient before doctor get in.

        So, I think she faced same, because everywhere supposed to be same. Nurse cannot stay without doctor permission if a doctor allows a Nurse then they can.

        It is better for her to change the doctor.