I went to see the neurologist recently and during the visit there was a medical student. Is it okay to ask the student to leave. I didn't realize until I left the office that I didn't get into some issues because that student was there. Do they have to have a third party in the room? I am considering making another appointment and asking to just see the doctor.
Great question. You absolutely have the right to ask the medical student to leave. If you feel uncomfortable with this request, ask to speak to your doctor alone for a minute and inform him or her of your request. You can do this at any time during your visit.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego
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