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Doctor's Role Assessed

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According to Dr. Benjamin Kissin, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, many alcoholics can be frustrating in their behavior, which includes a laxity in paying medical fees.

"It is a cruel and harsh thing to say, but I think the family physician is better off not treating that kind of patient, because he is just going to lower his own tolerance for other alcoholic patients,... Login to read more
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