Our client is obsessed with tests
Q. How should we handle a client who seems obsessed with repeating diagnostic tests?
"One of our clients recently requested repeated tests when we thought it may be unnecessary. But it turned out the client detected a problem we failed to find in physical exams and previous diagnostic tests," Dr. Kramer says. "Remember, clients know their animals best."So start with a thorough history and consider additional diagnostics or referring the client to a board certified specialist, Dr. Kramer says. "Always make sure your decisions are rooted in the best medicine and accepted practices," he says. "And in case the situation escalates to litigation or a licensure complaint, document everything as if the licensing board might investigate."