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    I am going to a new doctor today for my annual physical and to check on a few things. I have relocated so I am going to a new Dr.

    They emailed me a 3 page form to fill out and bring in with me. Most of it is standard medical history stuff, but one section is called "Prevention". It asks a series of Yes/No questions like do I smoke, drink alcohol, drink coffee ect. But one question stood out.

    "If there is a gun in your home, is it out of children's reach and unloaded?"

    Now first of all, in my home the answer would be both Yes and No. One is out of reach but it is loaded.

    But the main question I have is what does this have to do with my medical care? I think we can proceed with my physical without the doctor knowing the details on how I store firearms. Plus the form had already asked the names and ages of my children. They are 26, 27, and 29.



    Has anyone else had this bizarre question pop up at their doctor's office?
     
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    Oh, yeah. That's nothing new. Been seeing that, and other questions like it for years. I suppose doctors are just using those forms for general data aggregation, though it wouldn't surprise me if insurance companies are behind it at some level.
     
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    The question is there so when you die your death can be listed as a gun related death and they can further their agenda.

    Check this out. do you know that if you answer the question do you smoke or did you ever smoke, no matter for how long or have you ever been exposed to second hand smoke, when you die you are listed as a tobacco related death.
     
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    How is that, according to a autopsy report? What if someone killed themselves during a auto-erotica attempt? That would be tabacco related? Or gun related, even though Joe Pervs gun is sittiing on a shelf collecting dust, unloaded?
     
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    what is on the death certificate has nothing to do with whether or not it is counted as a statistic for anti tobacco purposses. If you smoke, smoked or say you have been exposed to second hand smoke you are a tobacco related statistic
     
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    Well, that's statistics, not the actual cause of death...sorry, just a bit confuzzled, you said that when someone dies, if they smoked or have ever smoked, it's listed as a tobacco related death...that would be part of cause of death.
    Joe Perv killed himself trying to have a super hightened orgasm, yet his death is still tobacco related if he ever smoked or was still a smoker up to his death.
    I think our health insurance heads are smoking crack...[​IMG]
     
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    Pediatricians often ask that, though I've never had my doctor ask me that.
     
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    Whenever I shop around for a new doctor, I don't pay much attention to his credentials. I check the size of his fingers.
     
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    Lol bbd...
     
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    hopefully its not a case of bigger is better
     
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