Doctor's note for work: do patients lie to the MD doctor for it?
All patients do it once in a while and have a good reason for getting the doctor's note. Some patients might lie to the MD doctor to get a doctor’s note to avoid work. Some patients might lie to get a doctor's note avoid school. Some patients do not want doctors not but might lie to the MD doctor about their drugs or alcohol problem out of the fear of embarrassment.
So, do the MD doctors always find out when the patients are lying to get a doctor's note for work ? Not always.
The MD doctors do not always find out when their patients are lying to get doctor's note for work. But that does not mean that the MD doctors are not aware of the fact that a significant percentage of their patients lie to them to get doctor's note for work. The MD doctors may not always discover when someone is lying about their symptoms for the first time to get doctor's note for work.
What do MD doctors think about the patients that lie to them to get doctor's note for work?
It may surprise you to know that most MD doctors do not think badly about patients who lie to them to get a doctor's note for work. Many MD doctors completely understand that the employers and teachers put a lot of weight on doctor's note and are happy to help the patients out.
What about the patients who do not need a doctors note for work but still lie to the MD doctor anyway?
The MD doctor is concerned about these patients who do not have a clear incentive to lie. Unlike the patients who need doctor's note for work, the MD doctor can not read these patient's mind. Most MD doctors want to able to see exactly what is happening with thier patients. That helps the MD doctor make correct diagnosis of the patients.
How does the MD doctor find out what is wrong the patients?”
Well, the patients tell the MD doctor. When the most important source of information is less than accurate, you can imagine that everything that follows will be flawed. The MD doctor makes all his diagnostic and treatment plans based on the story that the patients gives him. Therefore, the MD doctor has to believe the story in order to move forward with the treatment plans. If patients lie to the MD doctor and they do not have a obvious motive like a doctor's note for work, then the MD doctor is in trouble. The MD doctor could make the wrong diagnosis and may unknowingly harm those patients. Most MD doctors are scared of the patients who lie to them even when they do not need doctor's note for work.
So far, you read about the normal and usual everyday circumstances under which patients lie to the MD doctors. Now I will tell you about some interesting types of lies that patients tell their MD doctors.
Basically, there are three different types of patients that lie to the MD doctors. The first categories of patients are the normal everyday liars that have some specific and well defined motive that could easily get fulfilled by the lies. These are the types of lies patients tell to get doctor's notes for work. The second category of liers is somewhat interesting. These patients know that they are lying to the MD doctors but do not understand why they have to lie. These patients do not even think about or wonder why they have to lie but keep doing it every time they visit the MD doctor.
The third category of liars is even more interesting. These patients visit doctors frequently and lie about new and complex symptoms but they do not even know that they are lying. In other words, they lie to themselves and start to believe their own lies. By the these patients visit the MD doctor, they already have firm belief in their own story and do not realize that they are telling lies.
This is a chapter in the book that describes different types of patients and why they lie. If you really want to know what your MD doctor thinks when you lie to him to get doctor's note for work, you need to read this book. You will also enjoy reading why patients who do not need doctors note for work lie to the MD doctor anyway. You will find out how those lies change the diagnosis and treatment and what happens with those patients.