This is a discussion on Doctor visits while carrying concealed within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Danoh I don't understand. Why shouldn't we carry into the Doctors office? Can they guarentee our safety there? Most likely not. It ...
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I just leave it secured in the car.
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I have a regular doctor schedule - once every 3 months with lab a couple of days before seeing the doc - & even though gun laws in WI are mostly liberal we can't carry in a medical facility. That's the only place that I do business with that bans guns (signs on doors & all) & I feel naked every time. I don't have to strip at my visits but I feel I have before I even get there.
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An option would be to carry a KIMBER Pepper Blaster when at the doctors office. That would make feel a little safer.
Unless it is illegal to carry, I wouldn't worry about it. If the Dr or their staff don't like it, well that's tough. Just like any other time your carrying, don't make a production out of it and act normal.
If you are going in for a physical or diagnostic test (e.g. X-Ray or CT or MRI) it is probably best to lock the gun in our car.
OP: Your doc was almost certainly checking for lymph glands that would enlarge if you had metastatic lung cancer. Not finding anything is a GOOD thing...
I see patients who carry from time to time in my facility and I don't have a problem with it. The facility has a "no Weapons" sign, is a Federally Qualified Health Center, and provides mental health services. I usually explain all that to the patient and that pretty much ends my concern. If they choose to carry after being reminded of all that, it's their choice.
My doc is in a private office and I usually carry when I go to see him but he's a gun nut too, so there is no problem.
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If I'm getting a physical or other procedures I take my lockbox go into then restroom and lock it in the lockbox. I always carry a backpack to the doctor's office. Once I'm done I go back into the restroom and put my firearm back on.
I used to leave mine at home when going to the dr. I felt I couldn't secure it when needing to disrobe and I usually had a couple of my younger kids with me anywhere I went. Once, I broke down on the way home. I had a bunch of people stop to see if we needed help, which I really appreciated - but it also worried me not having my firearm. One guy who stopped offered to bring me to his house to put air in my spare (that was why I couldn't take care of things myself, my regular tire blew out and my spare was flat) He declined taking my spare to his house by himself, but there was NO WAY I was getting into a car with a stranger! AAA of course took their sweet time getting there but did come - lesson learned that day. When going to the dr i leave the gun in a lockbox in the car (assuming I'm planning on disrobing) not at home.
From the title I thought it was the doctor who was carrying.
I usually lock my weapon in the car when I go to the doctor. That is about the only time I leave a weapon in the car.
Besides, they always make me step on the scales and I don't want any extra weight on.
Doctor visits are the only time i carry off body...
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I carry IWB or pocket dependant on the mode of dress.
I am escorted into the exam room and the nurse takes my BP and temperature, then says "the Dr will be in shortly".
When shes out of the room, I remove the gun and holster and place it in my carry bag. (An older computer case, which looks like a soft brief case) Also in the bag are a notebook for my medical stuff and notes, (They always ask for a meds list and thats in the front of the notebook/ Looks like you care, my appointment book. and my MP3 player for the waiting time The gun is in a separate compartment and not visible.
My fears are not being assaulted in the office, but rather the parking lot. Situational awareness.......
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Although I'm armed almost everywhere I go, when I started carrying I also made a commitment not to be gun centric. Weapons come in all forms and not all of them a firearms.
Think of it this way, most of us are going to die from an illness and not a violent attack.
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Travel Clothing for Men and Women: Multi-pocket Vests, Jackets, Shirts, Pants I have a Jacket and a Sweat Shirt with tons of zipped hidden pockets. If it is not on it stays very close at all times. All the gear I carry ways a little more than Five Pounds. When I weigh in at Weight Watchers all the Gear stays in the Jacket or Sweatshirt next to me. Nobody has a clue and with the pockets zipped nothing can fall out or accidentally be seen.