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  • Posted By: kamsae
  • February 6, 2007
  • 06:43 PM

legally a patient can refuse a medical test or procedure, but can a doctor legally refuse to give it to a patient?

I firmly believe i have a condition that is only diagnosed by presence of symptoms and a laparocopy. the doctor will not order the laparoscopy though. is it legal for them to refuse it when you have every indication of need?

The same doctor refused genetic testing for me and my kids in 2005, told me that we were to intelligent to have the condition that i described, and that i needed parenting classes instead. she refused occupational and sensory therapy for my kids as well, based on her disbelief. a second opinion physician ordered the tests (didnt believe me but agreed to ease my worrys:) and confirmed that 2 of 3 members DID have the genetic disorder. I have read about lawsuits pertaining to this sort of thing but i dont want that- i want the test! what do i do to force it? (2nd opinion physician is out of the question right now) are there medical advocates or something?

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