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    For parents--have you left your child alone with a pediatrician or other doctor?

    This relates to the Delaware Pediatrician who molested more than 100 kids over several years. I cannot fathom how this doctor was able to be alone with these children--one child he molested was 6 months old.

    I have an almost 3-year-old little boy. He has gone to the pediatrician, the dentist, an ear specialist, and a heart specialist (they thought he had a murmur when he was born, but he did not), and at no time have any of these doctors asked to see my child alone. If they did, bells would have gone off, and I would have said, "I'm not leaving."

    Have you left your child alone with a pediatrician or other doctor? If you answer yes, please tell us under what circumstances did you do this. For example, did the doctor ask you leave? Was there no room for you in the examining room? Did you need to make a phone call?

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    Re: For parents--have you left your child alone with a pediatrician or other doctor?

    I think the only doctor that has seen her without my husband or me is her dentist. She saw many specialists in her first 3 years because she was born 4 months early but I don't remember her being out of my site at any of those visits.

    The dentist has another adult in there also as all doctors should do whether seeing a child or an adult. The dentist did ask for us to stay in the waiting room and he manages to fill cavities sometimes with shots without her crying so I think he has a good system.
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    Re: For parents--have you left your child alone with a pediatrician or other doctor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    I think the only doctor that has seen her without my husband or me is her dentist. She saw many specialists in her first 3 years because she was born 4 months early but I don't remember her being out of my site at any of those visits.

    The dentist has another adult in there also as all doctors should do whether seeing a child or an adult. The dentist did ask for us to stay in the waiting room and he manages to fill cavities sometimes with shots without her crying so I think he has a good system.
    Excellent point. I could see being out of the examining room under those circumstances (as long as someone else was in the room). Even as an adult, I know of no physician who has examined me (physically) without someone else being in the room.

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    Re: For parents--have you left your child alone with a pediatrician or other doctor?

    I'm sorry, what if instead of a doctor, you have a doctor and a nurse, molesting the child instead? It's like you can't trust anybody anymore.

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    Re: For parents--have you left your child alone with a pediatrician or other doctor?

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    I'm sorry, what if instead of a doctor, you have a doctor and a nurse, molesting the child instead? It's like you can't trust anybody anymore.
    I see your point, but the chances that both individuals would be molesters and would conspire to molest a child or children are pretty small. As I said, there would be very limited circumstances that I would leave a doctor and another person alone with my child.

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    Re: For parents--have you left your child alone with a pediatrician or other doctor?

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    I see your point, but the chances that both individuals would be molesters and would conspire to molest a child or children are pretty small. As I said, there would be very limited circumstances that I would leave a doctor and another person alone with my child.
    Before this, I would have said that the likelihood that a pediatrician would molest children is pretty small...

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    Re: For parents--have you left your child alone with a pediatrician or other doctor?

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    Before this, I would have said that the likelihood that a pediatrician would molest children is pretty small...
    I believe it is pretty small. One guy makes a high likelihood? Are you kidding me?

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    Re: For parents--have you left your child alone with a pediatrician or other doctor?

    Nope - never left my kids alone with anyone - even a dentist.

    I'm paranoid.

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    Re: For parents--have you left your child alone with a pediatrician or other doctor?

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    I believe it is pretty small. One guy makes a high likelihood? Are you kidding me?
    The point is this: If there's a small chance of a child being molested by a pediatrician and it has happened, what's to say that just because "the chances that both individuals would be molesters and would conspire to molest a child or children are pretty small" that it won't happen?

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    Re: For parents--have you left your child alone with a pediatrician or other doctor?

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    The point is this: If there's a small chance of a child being molested by a pediatrician and it has happened, what's to say that just because "the chances that both individuals would be molesters and would conspire to molest a child or children are pretty small" that it won't happen?
    I'm not saying it wouldn't happen. To me, however, the chances of two child molesters being medical personnel in the same office and molesting a child together are even smaller than the Delaware doctor incident. But if you want to think otherwise, be my guest.

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