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I went to an optomotrist last week and although he was intelligent, he was also very sloppy. He cough into his hands and never washed them. His 5 year old grandson repeatedly interrupted him in the exam room. What I want to know if this is against and HIPPA. Law. I did sign one at the office. He also pressured me into seeing a certain eye surgeon because be found a cataract. This was all very strange and would like to know if he did violate HIPPA or he is just sloppy. Thanks.
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No. This is not against HIPPA law.
There is also no need for you to go to the eye surgeon he recommended. As a matter of fact, I would cancel that appointment and pick an eye surgeon of your own choosing for a second opinion concerning your possible need to have the cataract treated.
Sounds like he is just sloppy...
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