this is an article in July Reader's Digest. I found it rather interesting. a family practice doctor from Difficult Child said "its pretty common for doctors to talk about their patients and make judgements, particularly about their appearance" A pediatrician from NY said "everyone thinks all doctors know one another. But when we refer you to a specialist, we often have no idea who those people are. Generally we only know that they accept your insurance" It was intersting to read.