Patients ‘fired’ by their doctors out of luck – CTV News

Patients ‘fired’ by their doctors out of luck – CTV News.

Patients who don’t like the care they are getting from their doctors are always free to leave them and find a new one – if they can fnd one in these days of chronic physician shortages. But do doctors have the right to “fire” a patient?

That’s what Jennifer Thomson has been asking herself. She had been a patient with her family doctor for about four years when she recently got a letter in the mail telling her that her doctor was “terminating” her as a patient, effective immediately.

“I didn’t know they could fire you. It was a complete surprise that they can do this,” she told CTV News.

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