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New MD News Article: "The Significant Dangers of Engaging in a Physician-patient Relationship with Family or Friends"

October 12, 2017

A new article published in MD News Long Island "The Significant Dangers of Engaging in a Physician-patient Relationship with Family or Friends" by Anthony Sola and Samantha Shaw.

 

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"It is quite common for physicians to be asked to render “informal” care and treatment to family and friends. Providing casual care and treatment, even by way of a simple prescription, while probably common, can result in potentially serious adverse medical consequences for the patient and major legal consequences for the physician. In this article we will discuss some of the potential ramifications and reference a case we had involving gynecological cancer caused by an internist treating his wife."

 

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