***UPDATE TO THIS STORY*** : My wife insists that they didn't say our last name. But I KNOW that my old Dr.'s office in Minnesota used to do this!!
So I know that hospitals/clinics have to be VERY careful about confidentiality rule - aka: they are not able to share names of patients with anybody besides close family.
So why is it, when I go for a check-up...or when we bring our twin boys in for a 4-month checkup, when we're waiting in the waiting room...
DO THEY SAY OUT LOUD OUR BOYS' FIRST AND LAST NAMES FOR EVERYBODY TO HEAR!?!?
Not that it really bothers me, but I can imagine that it would bother some. If eveybody in the waiting room knows your first and last name...then isn't that breaking the confidentiality rules?
Why can't they just hand you a number - like the return line at Target???
Maybe there is a simple explanation on this...if so..let me know...always been curious.