by: Joanne Finnegan @ Fierce Healthcare

While some doctors may be reluctant to do so, there are times when it’s necessary to dismiss a patient from a practice. A patient may be abusive to physicians or staff, fail to comply with recommended treatment plans or vaccination schedules, or repeatedly fail to keep appointmentsaccording to a report in Physicians Practice.

Try to resolve issues—but if that doesn’t happen, physicians can ask patients to leave, says Rebecca Fox, M.D., a pediatrician at FoxCare Integrative Pediatrics in Virginia, in a related Physicians Practice article. "If it's one bad day, we all have bad days. If it becomes a pattern of bad behavior, at that point, you need to say goodbye," Fox told the publication.  

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