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  • Nysoz
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    Come to think of it, I did hire a patient’s company to paint my old house. I guess it’s slightly different because I never had to see them again after the post op visit.

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  • wideopenspaces
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    Granted I'm a psychiatrist but I still think there's a power differential between any physician and any patient and I don't think it's a good idea to engage in any other relationship besides the doctor patient one. Too many ways for things to go sideways or just get weird. Surely there are other options out there that are less fraught? I'd keep looking.

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  • SLC OB
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    Originally posted by nephron View Post
    I don't know the rules or ethics behind it, but I would never hire a patient. It would be super-awkward if you needed to fire them because they were doing a crappy job and they were still your patient.
    So my son came home from a house his friend was house sitting at. Two girls and him, playing games (my kid is honest, tells me when he drinks, having sex, etc. so I believe him). The girl who was house sitting got caught and my son and other friend hid out until her uncle and her left. My son comes home and tells me all about it. We are laying in bed, about midnight, laughing about how ridiculous it is that this poor girl, who is leaving for college in 2 weeks, is getting in trouble for having friends over playing games at this house (sorry... whenever we have had a house sitter... my husband and I discuss the "should we get an older 20-something family person and pay more or a teenager who will party at the house but be cheaper?"... so far we have always gone more expensive just to decrease liability for us). Anyway... as we are laughing about the situation, his phone rings. It is his friend, so he answered. An irate woman (the girls aunt) is screaming at my son, calling him names, etc... I grab the phone, listen for a bit... then interrupt her and say in a very low calm voice "This is his mother. Do. Not. Ever. Call. Him. Again." and hung up.
    Long story... she is my patient. Time to find a new doc! Ha! Things happen in small towns. Maybe use this persons firm but not them directly so you can fire if needed?

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  • Lordosis
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    I am a small town family med doc. I have no problem working with patients but it is somewhat out of necessity. There are only so many options around.

    Also the bone doc thing almost made me spit out my drink! Bravo 👏

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  • Notsobad
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    We have done it the other way around, but more often taken care of employees family members.

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  • StateOfMyHead
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    Psychiatry would have to be a hard no.

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  • CordMcNally
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    I don't have incredibly strong feelings about the situation but my first thought was that it would be weird.

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  • fire2026
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    Good point

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  • nephron
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    I don't know the rules or ethics behind it, but I would never hire a patient. It would be super-awkward if you needed to fire them because they were doing a crappy job and they were still your patient.

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  • VentAlarm
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    Originally posted by Huggy View Post

    Same
    I’m actually EM & CCM.

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  • Huggy
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    Originally posted by TheDangerZone View Post

    Dang, with your username I always had you pegged as a Pulm/CC doc.
    Same

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  • Nysoz
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    Originally posted by TheDangerZone View Post

    Dang, with your username I always had you pegged as a Pulm/CC doc. Next thing you know, bonedoc is going to tell us he’s a rheumatologist.
    Bone doc is obviously a urologist

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  • TheDangerZone
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    Originally posted by VentAlarm View Post
    I’m an ER doc, so the only thing a patient has tried to sell me are 1) their body and 2) drugs.
    Dang, with your username I always had you pegged as a Pulm/CC doc. Next thing you know, bonedoc is going to tell us he’s a rheumatologist.

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  • Tim
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    Originally posted by CordMcNally View Post

    Bonus points if they try to sell you the pain meds you just prescribed them.
    Not bad. How did the second date work out?

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  • fire2026
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    Perfect, will do

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