Hi folk, Been a while since i posted anything so here it is... Everytime I visit my family, they ask me medical questions pertaining to their health and want me to diagnose their illnesses or the next door neighbors illness or aches and pains,etc. It happens w/ friends too. How and the hell and I suppose to know all that information already? Dont they realize that I am just a pre-med? Does this happen to anyone else? I actually try to explain with what limited knowledge i do know(I pull out my books and try to figure out what muscle is strained or what ligament...the funny thing is that i have tried to diagnose my own injuries( after playing rugby for 2 yrs, i have had plenty of those) I guess when we do become docs that people will be coming up to us and expecting a free diagnosis on the street. This leads to the next set of questions, i guess. How do you guys feel about giving out free diagnosis while on your time off. I knew a doc who would go almost in a disguise when he went grocery shopping just so he did not have to deal w/ patients outside of the office. Seems kind of unsocial, but dont we need our time away from our patients? my worries are not about getting the doctors visit fee, but the interruption of my daily life. I want to help people when ever I can, but where do you draw the line? Do you think we should ever draw a line, or is that one of the sacrifices we must accept as physicians??? BIOTN "Black holes are where God divided by zero."