Katie5 1,459 Posts Aug 23, 2011 Yes, because it's better to shame your daughter in public in front of everyone, right? I don't have kids, but my Mom would've taken me aside and talked to me about why I couldn't do whatever instead of talking about it in the middle of the waiting room where everyone and their relatives could hear. The girl is a minor - parent should've talked to the doctor, learned why they wanted the MRI, and figured out if it was emergent and if there was any way they could afford it.Shame on the mother indeed. That poor girl. I doubt she'll ask for any tests in the future because of this incident.If at sixteen, the teen is dumb enough not to know how to speak in low tones in a public environment, then she needs more learning.How did she shame the daughter? She shamed herself more then the daughter!Doctor should also have requested to speak to the patient's parent or did he/she not recognise that patient was a minor? Upon being told no, that patient could not have the procedure, a prudent doctor might have referred the patient to the nurse to consider other options or come out to speak with the parent.But that would be me passing judgement on the doctor.