On Saturday, March 22, 2008, a patient called my office complaining of a toothache. The name sounded familiar and alarming. My records indicated that I last saw this individual in 1999. After several calls to area pharmacies, he was identified as a "doctor shopper" at that time.
"Doctor shopping" refers to the practice of a patient requesting care from multiple practitioners, often simultaneously, without making efforts to coordinate care or informing the practitioner of the multiple caregivers.
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