New Patient Form Asked If we Own Firearms

New Patient Form Asked If we Own Firearms

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    New Patient Form Asked If we Own Firearms

    I took my wife to the doctor office not too long ago. Since my wife was a new patient, we had the usual 3 inch paperwork to fill out.

    One of the questions asked:

    "Do you own firearms in the home? If so are they secured and locked?"

    My face turned WHITE! I said who the hell is the guy asking such an intrusive question? I took my pen, and
    wrote:

    "NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS!"

    Has anyone else witnessed this before?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetpilot007 View Post
    I took my wife to the doctor office not too long ago. Since my wife was a new patient, we had the usual 3 inch paperwork to fill out.

    One of the questions asked:

    "Do you own firearms in the home? If so are they secured and locked?"

    My face turned WHITE! I said who the hell is the guy asking such an intrusive question? I took my pen, and
    wrote:

    "NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS!"

    Has anyone else witnessed this before?
    I just recently had a physical with a new doctor. She asked me the same questions. She caught me by surprise so I answered, "Yes" and "Yes." I forgot about the one in the nightstand next to my bed.

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    If I had to speculate the insurance companies are asking doctors to place tng that question into the paperwork stack.

    In fact I am going to call my provider and ask them if they are indeed asking this question.

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    Wow...seems a bit intrusive and unrelated. It's not like you would go straight to your primary care physician if you were shot. Why the heck would they care?

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    I don't know. But I felt like asking the MD, "When was the last time you cheated on your wife?" That's a personal question, is it not? N different than asking about firearms in the home.

    They should stay clear the heck away from asking questions about firearms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetpilot007 View Post
    I don't know. But I felt like asking the MD, "When was the last time you cheated on your wife?" That's a personal question, is it not? N different than asking about firearms in the home.

    They should stay clear the heck away from asking questions about firearms.
    He'd probably turn bright red!

    Did they respond to the answer you wrote down?

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    Write "See Second Amendment" in the blank.
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    No response, not one word.

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    Write "Read Bill of Rights, Plead the 5th". Seriously my doctor knows I have guns and the condition they are stored in. I carry in their office when I go for follow ups every 3 - 4 months, she and her staff are fine with it. Diabetics need to see their doctors more regularly than most folks.

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    To prevent child injury

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowman23 View Post
    Why the heck would they care?
    They ask because it is an opportunity to remind people to take care to prevent children from getting their hands on 'em. At least that is what my doc said, and I believe her. She just wanted to remind me to keep them safe if kids are in the house.

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    Never been asked yet, but I've brought it up. I've not had a problem with my personal doctors as of yet.
    At the hospital, it is a problem. Here in Central Florida, Shands Hospital is in partnership with the Univerity of Florida...therefore, no weapons allowed by state law.
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    I know that some pedeatrician's offices aske this question on their forms. Here's a standardized form, and you can see the question almost at the bottom, left side. I'm sure it's used to somehow protect children, but I'm not sure how.

    http://sw-health.org/documents/SMG/F...stionnaire.pdf
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    Simply ignore the question. If it isn't relevant to your medical history, leave no record of an answer of any kind. Concealed is concealed. Even on paper.
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    I took my grandson to his pediatrician a few years back when he was 4 and the Dr asked me if there was any guns in the house out of the blue. I said, "YES SIR, and would not have it any other way!" (My guns are locked up and my house pistol was in one of those bedside safes.) He told me that I needed to get rid of them and I told him, "it is none of your business what I do in my home". My grandson goes to a new Dr now. My grandsons father is a cop. I am afraid that that kind of stuff will get worse as time goes by.

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    "Do you own firearms in the home?"

    I own mine everywhere and not just in my home.
    So...I would have to truthfully answer "NO" to that question.

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