Dave Says: Trust Is Trust

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Posted: Nov 02, 2017 12:01 AM
Dave Says: Trust Is Trust

Dear Dave,

I have a medical condition, and I finally got an appointment with a specialist I’d like to see. The office requires credit card, debit card, or bank account information be kept on file. Having this kind of information out there with them makes me uncomfortable, but I really want to see this doctor. What should I do?

Chelsey

Dear Chelsey,

If you’re uncomfortable with this practice having your financial information, then you should also be uncomfortable with any medical opinions they would render. If you don’t feel they’re trustworthy enough to professionally handle something like adebit card or bank account number, then they’re not trustworthy enough to treat you — period.

I hope that wasn’t unclear.

—Dave