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Your doctor CANNOT do not. Otherwise, your doctor would be in serious violation of HIPAA and he could be disciplined for the wrongful disclosure of your private information. The items in Section b) CAN ONLY be released with your specific authorization. If you did not check those items off, the Doctor has NO business releasing the information.
Send a warning letter to the doctor that pursuant to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) that he cannot release those sensitive information without your specific consent and any release of the information inspite of your object would be deemed willful violation of HIPAA and his violation of professional responsibility. That you would file complaint against him with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights and his State's Medical Board for professional misconduct.