Dating your doctor

I will really miss the opportunity to chat with him.

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Dr Surendra Kumar, a GP who practises in Widnes, Cheshire, said: ‘Consider the powers of the doctor.

This is the only profession of which a member can ask a person to take their clothes off and find the request usually met with few questions and no resistance.’But Dr Tony Grewal, a senior GP who practises in West London, said the watchdog ‘should not limit the capacity of two consenting adults to explore a relationship’.

"Although it would not be possible to specify a length of time after which it is acceptable to pursue a relationship with a former patient, it is reasonable to expect that the more recently a professional relationship ended the less likely it is to be appropriate to begin a personal relationship with the patient." Patient groups welcomed the change, saying it was about time the watchdog moved into "the 21st century".

Joyce Robins, of Patient Concern, said: "I don't see any problem with it if they are no longer their doctor.

However, I have noticed subtle displays of body language that indicate he is also interested in me.

(I've been reading up on body language since this began.) Also, during an eye exam, in casual conversation, he shared with me that he is a single parent. ' Neil Chesanow March 26, 2015 A recent Medscape Ethics Survey, in which more than 21,000 physicians took part, found that having intimate relations with a patient, although still taboo to most respondents, is no longer as unthinkable as it once was to a significant number of doctors.Be that as it may, the survey revealed that the number of doctors who believe otherwise is growing substantially.Speaking to Pulse at the time, Dr Grewal added: ‘An absolute ban on sexual relationships with patients or former patients is an unfair limitation on the right to pursue happiness for doctors and patients alike. Most participants were dead-set against a doctor dating a current patient, and many objected to a physician having intimate relations with a former patient as well, regardless of how much time may have elapsed, a position that mirrors that of the American Medical Association (AMA) and most specialty societies. A friend told me I am suffering from transference, but I don't think so. He would sit in my room and chat about non-medical things.

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