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Would you go to doctor that makes you sign a NDA?

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I learned recently on the forum that some doctors require the patient to sign an NDA (Non-disclosure agreement).  I'd like to know more about these NDAs, and what they include.  Does it mean you're not allowed to leave a negative review for the doctor if your procedure goes bad?  Or just no posting photos?  

Personally, I'd be really hesitant to go to a place that requires a strict NDA. It seems this would take all accountability away.  And it would make me suspicious of their online reviews. 

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I agree with Dr. Vories, 

Why would you sign an NDA? What are they hiding would be my first thought.


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Let me go into a tangent for a sec....When I think of an NDA, secrets come to mind.  Not disclose what? Advancements in the industry? Something that's working? Don't get me wrong, lots of collaboration does happen at the ISHRS, for example.  Many are involved to make this industry a better one.  It is still amazing to me how many people still think a hair transplant will result in plugs.  The ignorance out there is unreal...Or is it? I''ve witnessed doctors just getting started and having no clue....harvesting with a punch bigger than a 1.5.  And, when making sites, rows! Can you imagine?  Stick to the doctors on this site and you should be fine.

The point I am trying to make, however, there should not be any secrets.  Why not collaborate with others, perhaps not as knowledgeable, but in the end will make the industry better?  If this happens, everyone wins. 

NDA...hmm. If no one signs the thing...I wonder what the practice would do. Not do the procedure?  Eventually they would need to discard the entire idea.  Funny how patients do have a lot of collective power...they just don't know it.

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Would I knowingly go to a doctor that makes me sign an nda knowingly? HELL NO

 

ny interpretation of that would be:

 

1. The doctor will not stand by his work nor you, the patient, if something goes wrong

2. It Makes it seem like they have something to hide 

3. They only care about inflated reviews online 

etc

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1 minute ago, jj51702 said:

Would I knowingly go to a doctor that makes me sign an nda knowingly? HELL NO

 

ny interpretation of that would be:

 

1. The doctor will not stand by his work nor you, the patient, if something goes wrong

2. It Makes it seem like they have something to hide 

3. They only care about inflated reviews online 

etc

All valid points. Another question is what is your recourse if something goes wrong? You’ll essentially be left with no options.


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28 minutes ago, LaserCap said:

Funny how patients do have a lot of collective power...they just don't know it.

That’s why this forum exists for the collective power and wisdom.


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These NDAs are basically to prevent the patient from telling his story publicly if something goes wrong...and I agree it's absurd because it leaves the patient gagged with no recourse whatsoever.

We line in an age of social media everywhere so that's what some of these clinics fear.


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I'd consider signing a NDA with a doctor as long as they would allow me (or my 5 year old nephew) to operate on them if i wasn't happy with my results :)

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NDA, no way. Those shouldn't be the reliable doctors who do this. I doubt them their skills as well, having a great hair transplant surgeons who have no such inappropriate restrictions to show, allow their patients to share their reviews & results pics without any fear.


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