do i have a right to be upset / concerned?

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    I recently started seeing an orthopedic surgeon. it's been going well for awhile now until one time when the topic of our sexual history came up he accidentally had told me that he had looked me up in the system (as a patient) to see my previous tests. I didn't know exactly what to think about hearing that. I had nothing to hide so I wasn't too worried but still.. its wrong! Is it common for health professionals to secretly look up people they have been with? he then went on to tell me that all the doctors do that... couldn't they lose their registration for looking up someone who wasn't their patient out of "curiousity"?

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    Quote from Sezgirl86
    I recently started seeing an orthopedic surgeon. it's been going well for awhile now until one time when the topic of our sexual history came up he accidentally had told me that he had looked me up in the system (as a patient) to see my previous tests. I didn't know exactly what to think about hearing that. I had nothing to hide so I wasn't too worried but still.. its wrong! Is it common for health professionals to secretly look up people they have been with? he then went on to tell me that all the doctors do that... couldn't they lose their registration for looking up someone who wasn't their patient out of "curiousity"?
    Um yea, absolutely. You could report him for HIPAA violation. You can only look up pt info if you are caring for them. And only what pertains to you caring for them.
    pseudomonas, liebling5, sapphire18, and 12 others like this.
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    Totally unethical. I'd think long and hard about whether I wanted to be involved with someone who would do this.
    emjay:), pseudomonas, Ivanna_Nurse, and 24 others like this.
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    Heck yeah that's unethical.

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    SE_BSN_RN, nrsang97, GrnTea, and 3 others like this.
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    Very wrong.
    jtmarcy12, Fiona59, nrsang97, and 4 others like this.
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    That's wrong and creepy.
    sapphire18, SE_BSN_RN, Fiona59, and 11 others like this.
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    He violated HIPAA and that is also super creepy. He basically told you that he will always be able to see whatever is in your record whether you want him to or not. I would not be comfortable with that and would consider breaking up with a person who would do that to me.

    Keep in mind - you cannot control or change what he will do. You can only decide if you want to be associated with him.
    Last edit by Baubo516 on Dec 26, '13 : Reason: add more info
    pseudomonas, liebling5, HouTx, and 16 others like this.
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    If this is what he would do in this circumstance, imagine what he would do in other circumstances dealing with you. I would seriously consider whether you want to continue in this relationship.
    NURSEKI, SE_BSN_RN, Fiona59, and 9 others like this.
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    and a comment on the EMR.....anybody with a password, and they can be had, one way or another.
    SE_BSN_RN, SoldierNurse22, and Esme12 like this.
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    Quote from caliotter3
    If this is what he would do in this circumstance, imagine what he would do in other circumstances dealing with you. I would seriously consider whether you want to continue in this relationship.
    This is what I was thinking, too! No matter what you're seen for or what you say to your doctor, he could potentially know. Weird yuck yuck
    GrnTea, SoldierNurse22, and Esme12 like this.


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