I have been singing the praises of my doctor to anyone who will listen, and sometimes to some who won't. Well, today, a friend of mine, who works for a law firm, decided to snoop around in the Georgia doctor's database and find out my doctor's record. Seems my doctor has some things in her past that I'm sure she's not proud of (as well as a couple of things that she should be VERY proud of), but which have nothing to do with the care that she's provided to me. I know this, because said friend decided to send me a link to the page, and foolishly I clicked on it.
To be blunt, I'm very upset. Not at my doctor, mind you; I have a greater respect and love for my doctor, who has worked a miracle in my life and who has me on the road to good health where others have failed. My doctor's past was none of my business, and certainly none of my friend's, who doesn't even go to my doctor. No, I'm furious at this friend. It was none of this person's business to go snooping around about my doctor, it was certainly none of this person's business to "share" this information with me, particularly since this person obtained the information in a semi-official capacity, using the resources of the law firm to check up on my doctor, then sharing the results with me without my asking for anything.
Mary has asked me not to say anything, but at the very least, this is gossip, and at the very worst, it's malfeasance and the law firm could probably be sued for malpractice. I guess I'll have to keep it quiet, but I just wanted to get this off my chest.