A Gun-Friendly Doctor's Visit Today

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    A Gun-Friendly Doctor's Visit Today

    I had a Doctor's appointment this afternoon, seeking relief from a chronic migraine headache I've had lately. Naturally, I went armed.

    Starting off at the check-in desk, the receptionist asked for my insurance card, which I had in hand.

    She: "I see you're armed & ready for me".

    Me: (With a sly ) "Always".

    Then it was off to the exam room for the preliminary stuff with the nurse. When I told her that every OTC pain med I've used hasn't worked, she said that could be a minor problem.

    Me: "I guess you could always shoot me and put me out of my misery".

    She: "Well, I don't have my gun on me today. We'll have to let the Doctor take care of that when he sees you".

    So the nurse leaves and I hang up my vest, placing my pistol and mags in the inside pockets, and take off my shirt. Doc comes in and while he's doing his exam, he spots my empty IWB holster. "What's this", says he, "an empty holster"? "I hope your gun didn't slip down your pants leg".

    Yeah, my Doc's a gun guy.


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    That's just flippen cool!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    At my Dr.'s office they ask me if they need to subtract four pounds or five pounds from my weight depending upon which gun combo I am carrying.

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    I see two doc's; one is our SWAT doc that sits next to me at my office and we BS about guns when he is in, the other is the pretty girl that sleeps in my bed.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    My last DR visit contained a minor (but positive) discussion about CCW and today's crime...

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    I went to a doctor back in October near University Drive in Fort Worth whose office manager accused me of having a gun and thought I was going to go postal through the office (first time I saw this doctor). I had just bought my Px4 about a week before the visit but I didn't have it with me because I was without a CHL. She mistook my cell phone holster for a gun holster. Yeah, they look real similar..... I come to find out that the doctor wasn't too swift either. Never in my life had I been so judged and condescended to by doctor and his staff.... and yes, I complained, not only in a letter to him but also to the Texas Medical Board and the Department of Transportation (he refused to sign a form allowing me to get a handicap license plate even though I more than qualify). I wish I had a cool doctor like the OP.
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    Cool docs...

    Not only is this proof that some doctors are cool, but also evidence that they're smart (a medical doctorate doesn't necessarily indicate genius).

    My last visit, I was wearing a Sig shirt. The good doctor asked if I was a 'Sig Guy', and I told him that I'm trying, but owning only two hardly makes me a fanatic. He proceeded to DISARM IN THE EXAM ROOM (yup...my doc carries, even in the comfort of his famliy practice) and proudly show off his P239.

    I'll NEVER leave for another doctor...unless I die as a result of his treatment. Then, I'm definitely getting a second opinion.
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    Don't spend your money where they don't share your beliefs.I once went to
    physical therapy and I saw no gun sign I told young lady the sign was company policy not law as sign states and I would be going some where else if they didn't take sign down as I was packing.I went back to doctor and told him
    don't send me to an anti place as I don't want to support an anti business.

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    Doctor's Offices

    Are there actually doctors offices that do not permit ccw? I usually carry everywhere, but this last time when I went for my yearly physical, I left it at home . There's just no place to put it where it won't be seen and I didn't want to create a situation. Maybe I will next time anyway, just to see what kind of reaction I get.
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    My vet is a gun person. We shoot trap together. Way cool!
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    I see two doc's... ... the other is the pretty girl that sleeps in my bed.
    You must tell me who your insurance carrier is!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raytracer View Post
    You must tell me who your insurance carrier is!!!!

    Joe
    Its much more expensive to marry a girl who wants to be a doctor, but once school is done and paid for, the medical care is top notch, no insurance needed. The trick is finding such a girl who is willing to marry a knuckledragging street cop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I see two doc's ... the other is the pretty girl that sleeps in my bed.
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    Cool Doc
    In michigan we cant carry in hospitals & i always assumed that doctors office was the same thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by M&P_erfection View Post
    Cool Doc
    In michigan we cant carry in hospitals & i always assumed that doctors office was the same thing
    A doctors' office is wayyy not a hospital. You're fine.
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