Do doctors tell other doctors or people about the conversations they and a patient had?


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Didge Doo answered

That would depend on the doctor. I should think if something of particular interest came up, or something funny, it would be repeated.

I spent my working life in telecommunications and, because of that, was privy to a great deal of personal information about lots of people. Like the people I worked with, unless it was particularly interesting, I mostly didn't even notice. The stuff went in via the eyes and out via the fingertips without actually registering on the brain. It all becomes a bit ho-hum after a while. So it must be for doctors.

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PJ Stein answered

If they are consulting another doctor, then yes. Otherwise, some may talk about anecdotally without mentioning any names to keep things confidential. They are not allowed to give any information to anyone else without the patients permission.

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