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Important. 

As of June 24th, 2022, following the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs case, the privacy of your medical care and your choice of therapeutics is no longer constituted under federal protections.  You will need to take steps to ensure your medical care and choice in treatment remains private.

Why this is relevant.

Following the Dobbs decision your state of residence may now decide to not allow your doctors to provide you the medical standard of care you require.

Each state’s legislature may now define privacy, autonomy, and therapeutics differently and those definitions may not be based in medicinal science. 

While it is this office’s goal and objective to provide private, patient-oriented, medical treatment meeting the standard of care and based in evidence-based medicine, your state’s legislature may now limit and abridge your doctors’ capacities to privately and expertly treat you using best-practice standard of care.  

What you need to do.

It is your duty to fully understand your state’s legislature, its position regarding medical privacy, autonomy, and choice of therapeutics and to take measures to ensure these aspects of your care are maintained.

Minimize use of app-driven or internet-based journaling or symptom monitoring software including mapping apps to and from medical appointments, refrain from social-media and other electronic representations or disclosures of your medical concerns and treatments, and maintain relative discretion in seeking and continuing all of your medical services.

This office encourages active and regular communication with legislators and states’ attorneys general to convey needs and expectations of representatives in facilitating and safeguarding private, evidence-based medical care. 

Your political decisions and those of your representatives directly impact your medical care.

It is the advice of this office that all individuals locate or relocate all aspects of their healthcare, medical care, and mental health care to providers in states that have enacted or plan to enact legislation continuing and ensuring the protections to medical privacy, autonomy, and therapeutic choice previously found under federal protections.