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From Greensboro, North Carolina, USA:

Is it normal practice to deny taking a patient because they have type 1 diabetes? We were just turned down as a new patient at a local pediatricians office because my son has type 1. I told them that he has a regular endocrinologist that he sees every three months for his diabetes but she told me that they are a small, busy practice and didn't think their office was the best "fit" for my son. It would be a shame if every pediatrician's office was like this and only accepted children in perfect health.


I agree with your comments that "It would be a shame if every pediatricians office was like this and only accepted children in perfect health." Thankfully, most pediatricians will gladly accept you into their practice without hesitation.


Original posting 25 Jan 2004
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