DRGO Launches 2Adoc.com to Match Patients with Gun-Friendly Providers

Doctors and Guns
Doctors and Guns

Doctors for Responsible Gun OwnershipU.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- In response to a growing demand for healthcare professionals who respect patient privacy and the right to keep and bear arms, DRGO invites healthcare providers who respect Second Amendment rights to join a free referral service. The service will help patients find healthcare providers who respect their constitutional rights.

For decades, medical organizations have been insinuating an anti-gun political agenda into the patient-doctor relationship. Patients are routinely being asked about gun ownership. Worse, many physicians commit boundary violations by pressing anti-gun messages on patients.

The directory and referral service was conceived after the 11th circuit court struck down key provisions of Florida’s Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act in the Wollschlaeger vs. Governor of Florida case (commonly termed “Docs vs. Glocks”). That ruling gives uninformed and anti-gun doctors legal cover to abuse the doctor-patient relationship to further a political agenda.

DRGO has long been an opponent of boundary violations in the form of anti-gun activism in the patient exam room. DRGO has supported the law in several amicus briefs during the Wollschlaeger case’s progress through the court system.

“Medicine has an institutional bias against guns.” said DRGO Project Director, Dr. Arthur Przebinda. “Patients should be able to obtain healthcare services from providers who respect their rights. We are recruiting providers of all kinds. We hope soon to start connecting patients and providers.”

Providers who respect the right to keep and bear arms are invited to sign up with the service at: www.2Adoc.com

Additional details: https://drgo.us/2adoc-com-will-connect-patients-and-providers/

About Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership

Founded in 1994, Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership is a nationwide advocacy and watchdog group of physicians and other health professionals. DRGO critiques medical literature and public policy dealing with firearms ownership, use and misuse. DRGO members have testified to Congress and state legislatures, contributed to amicus curiae briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court and appellate courts, presented to medical societies and the public, and have written and been interviewed for many national media outlets. DRGO is a project of the Second Amendment Foundation.

  • 4 thoughts on “DRGO Launches 2Adoc.com to Match Patients with Gun-Friendly Providers

    1. If a Dr is harassing you about owning guns, refuse to answer and make a complaint to his state licensing board. If he refuses to see you for not answering, complain to his licensing board for patient abandonment. Also ask for a patient satisfaction survey. Negative surveys impact on federal funding a clinic gets, and too many negative surveys can impact on a health providers continued employment

    2. I recently retired after a 27 year career as a Psychiatric Nurse. In that field, patients with Suicidal or Homicidal Ideations are routinely asked if there are firearms in their home or if they have access to them. It is assumed patients who have ease of access to firearms also have a greater ease of ability to kill themselves or others. If they do have access to firearms, their families are asked to remove firearms from the home (or other place of access) before the patient is discharged from the hospital. I can think of no other reason a patient, or family of a patient, should be asked questions about gun ownership. Even asking at times like those, is most likely snooping and unnecessary, since they and their families could simply be asked to remove them if they are present, instead of asking if they are owned. Ownership of firearms is a private matter and no one else’s business.

    3. If the medical community is so interested in the Bill of Rights (i.e. The 2nd Amendment) shouldn’t they also be asking patients if they vote, assemble, or practice a religion, or they don’t want someone searching their homes without a warrant, or they don’t want to incriminate themselves, et al? Frankly, when the general public finally realizes that over 100,000 people a year who go into hospitals die from something they didn’t initially go into the hospital to be treated for, they will understand just how injurious and dangerous medical facilities and their practioners are. 100,000 patients dead from secondary infections and other injuries incurred as a result of just being in a hospital – if guns caused this much damage they would be immediately confiscated!

    4. It is a crying shame that one cannot go to a Dr. without having the Gov.t get into your personal business as far as a hobby in concerned. I collect some firearms and enjoy target shooting with friends and that is NONE of the Dr’s or Gov’ts. business. I suspect this started with the Obama administration and is still going on. I remember when the VA wanted to know if their patients were gun owners or not and again it is none of their business. Are we becoming a communist nation? It seems that more of our liberty and freedom is slowly being taken away! That is scary.

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