Skip to comments.Doc, what’s up with snooping? Pediatrician paranoia runs deep
Posted on 10/08/2007 10:19:50 AM PDT by Jean S
Theyre watching you right now.
They counted every beer you drank during last nights Red Sox [team stats] game.
They see you sneaking out to the garage for a smoke.
They know if youve got a gun, and where you keep it.
Theyre your kids, and theyre the National Security Agency of the Nanny State.
I found this out after my 13-year-old daughters annual checkup. Her pediatrician grilled her about alcohol and drug abuse.
Not my daughters boozing. Mine.
The doctor wanted to know how much you and mom drink, and if I think its too much, my daughter told us afterward, rolling her eyes in that exasperated 13-year-old way. She asked if you two did drugs, or if there are drugs in the house.
What! I yelped. Who told her about my stasher, I mean, Its an outrage!
I turned to my wife. You took her to the doctor. Why didnt you say something?
She couldnt, she told me, because she knew nothing about it. All these questions were asked in private, without my wifes knowledge or consent.
The doctor wanted to know how we get along, my daughter continued. Then she paused. And if, well, Daddy, if you made me feel uncomfortable.
Great. I send my daughter to the pediatrician to find out if shes fit to play lacrosse, and the doctor spends her time trying to find out if her mom and I are drunk, drug-addicted sex criminals.
Were not alone, either. Thanks to guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics and supported by the commonwealth, doctors across Massachusetts are interrogating our kids about mom and dads bad behavior.
We used to be proud parents. Now, thanks to the AAP, were persons of interest.
The paranoia over parents is so strong that the AAP encourages doctors to ignore legal barriers and deference to parental involvement and shake the children down for all the inside information they can get.
And that information doesnt stay with the doctor, either.
Debbie is a mom from Uxbridge who was in the examination room when the pediatrician asked her 5-year-old, Does Daddy own a gun?
When the little girl said yes, the doctor began grilling her and her mom about the number and type of guns, how they are stored, etc.
If the incident had ended there, it would have merely been annoying.
But when a friend in law enforcement let Debbie know that her doctor had filed a report with the police about her familys (entirely legal) gun ownership, she got mad.
She also got a new doctor.
In fact, the problem of anti-gun advocacy in the examining room has become so widespread that some states are considering legislation to stop it.
Last year, my 7-year-old was asked about my guns during his physical examination. He promptly announced to the doctor that his father is the proud owner of a laser sighted plasma rifle perfect for destroying Throggs.
At least as of this writing, no police report has been filed.
I still like my previous pediatrician, Debbie told me. She seemed embarrassed to ask the gun questions and apologized afterward. But she didnt seem to have a choice.
Of course doctors have a choice.
They could choose, for example, to ask me about my drunken revels, and not my children.
They could choose not to put my children in this terrible position.
They could choose, even here in Massachusetts, to leave their politics out of the office.
But the doctors arent asking us parents.
Theyre asking our kids.
Worst of all, theyre asking all kids about sexual abuse without any provocation or probable cause.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has declared all parents guilty until proven innocent.
And then they wonder why we drink.
After the 2000 election Hillary said they had to reach a younger base. The college kids weren’t getting the message. Now they are going after our children. Is this how Hitler started?
And yet they continue to miss real health problems. All these docs are trained to do is push symptom hiding pills.
I’d find a new doc.
Perfectly acceptable in the old USSR, in fact info from kids was one of the secret police’s favorite tactics for finding dissidents.
So would I. In another state.
Try being homeschoolers. Our pediatrician doesn't know what to make of us. Thought bubble: "They don't go to school, yet they're polite and articulate. They can even socialize with other people." As the kids have gotten older, he's been asking fewer pointed questions.
Little does he know what we think of him.
I’m sure the next step is to ask the kid “do you have sexual feelings for persons of the same sex?”
Then they’ll give out the personal info to “advocacy groups” to make sure the kid’s “true sexual identity is realized.”
“Beneath the spreading chestnut tree I sold you and you sold me”....And our children are not even aware as they have been conditioned to trust without question doctors,cops,judges,teachers or anyone in a possition of authority....Karl Marx must be laughing his a**s off.
Straight out of 1984.
Bear in mind that developing children internalize their surroundings as normal, no matter how bizarre or unacceptable they may seem to us. This is why abused children will keep silent for so long, not only out of fear, but also because they tend to interpret whatever happens to them as routine. Consequently, such questions can arguably be classified as child abuse.
But it goes deeper than this.
The basic motivation here is to destroy the family and replace it with the State. In Mao’s China, children were also encouraged to inform on any parents suspected of being “Capitalist Roaders.” Such was the nature of their Cultural Revolution.
This technique is very effective in its aim. As with the Chinese Communist Party of the 1970s, the Massachusetts state government is infested with Utopians who hold that ordinary parents cannot be trusted to raise children as well as institutions designed by the Illuminati.
Ummm....and this is the end result of “Romney Care”?
My son’s pediatrician knows fully well not to ask questions that are not relevant to the immediate health of my child.
With respect to the report being filed, I would sue the doctor, and petition to have it expunged.
Too bad that you have to be one of their registered pediatricians to access the page. If anyone can log in and post it here, it would be appreciated.
I'm sure that these 'talking points' are written in such a way that if everyone in the AAP follows the script, they won't inadvertantly expose themselves to being shills for the anti-gun Brady Campaign.
Personally, I think I would be justified in suing anyone who submitted some sort of report to the police on my firearms ownership.
Not even close. Romney care also legislated evidence based medicine. (Which is not to be confused with actual science based medicine.) Now once the pediatrician makes a diagnosis based on the risk factors in the incredibly intrusive questionnaire that the American Academy of Pediatrics shoves at the teens, the government gets to tell the doctor how the condition should be treated based on whatever “evidence” the academics are accepting at the moment. And under pay for performance, either the doctor goes along or he gets penalized financially.
Now more than ever it is important to understand whether you physician works for you or some network, and to make sure that physicians who have the spine to go the extra mile for patients are rewarded for it.
It is also important to make sure that Romney care is not exported to other states via individual health insurance mandates.
Its not a question of ‘state’. You need one that is not an AAP member.
They also know how to use it.
Let me rephrase that....
Ummmmm...so this is another result of "Romney Care"?
No,it's just the medical profession,most of whose members are leftists.And given that Massachusetts is about the most leftist state in the country it stands to reason that it would practiced here.
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