Martin Foot And Ankle - I'm Not Applying For A Secret Service Job

Foot Care
Review by Roy on 2013-03-03
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LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA -- On Feb 27th, I went to Martin foot and ankle for some problems with my feet. As I filled out the questionnaire, I noticed questions about race, ethnicity, marriage (single, divorced, annulled, etc. ) They also ask for 2 picture IDs and want a "mug shot" as well. Not to mention SS number. Why? What do these questions have to do with foot care? Especially when many Pennsylvanians object showing a picture ID to vote.

I served in the US Marine corps and am a decorated combat Vietnam veteran. I pay cash and didn't sneak into this country, like millions of illegals do. I just found out, they did a background check on me? For what?

As far as the personal, irrelevant questions go, I refuse to answer them! I am not applying for a secret service or top government security job. Guess they forgot to ask for a blood sample, urine sample and my fingerprints. AFTER CALLING ME TO REMIND ME OF MY SECOND APPOINTMENT THIS MORNING. I WENT TO SEE DR.KASPER FOR JUST THE SECOND TIME, WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING, SHE SAID SHE WANTS ME TO GOT ANOTHER DR. ABOUT 45 MILES FROM MY HOME. WHY DIDN'T MARIA KASPER TELL ME ON THE PHONE. I SPENT MORE TIME FILLING OUT QUESTIONAIRES THAN BEING TREATED. *** TIME TO FIND ANOTHER PODIATRIST ! ***
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2013-03-04
Posted by Johanna on 2013-03-03:
They probably asked for your ID to make sure you were who you said you were. Medical ID theft is a very real thing; but two photo ID's seems a little overkill.

As to the "mug shot," a lot of physician's offices do this, especially if they use an electronic medical record. My own doctor does this too; it's just another way to ensure proper identification of patients.

Whenever a doctor's office asks me for my SS#, however, or that of my children's, I just leave that line blank. I refuse to give that info out either.
Posted by T on 2013-03-04:
I don't see this as a major issue. If you do, you are welcome to take your business elsewhere.

I went to a podiatrist a few months ago, and they photocopied my license. I don't have health insurance, so I pay my own way. I can't remember if they asked for my SSN or not.

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