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My heart doctor was asking me personal questions, is this normal?

My heart doctor was asking me personal questions, is this normal? I went to aheart specialist because my internist reccomended it. He says tell me about yourself .. So I explain my medical conditions and symptons im having, he cuts me off and says No i want to know about your personal life, what do you do ? He asked me are you divorced ? I said no Im a widow, he says have any children ? I said yes 2, he says how old ? I say 20 and 22, he says are they successful , I say yes , he says oh so you live alone , I said no they live with me He gives me a puzzled look, and was waiting for more info then questions me about ever being in a hospital Is this normal?
Mon, 12 Sep 2011
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Hi well come to HCM.
What ever querry put to you were absolutely needed to find out any stress in your
life and stress has bigger role in coronary heart disease and anxiety related disorders.
Past hospitaliztion was asked to know about any major disease in past of which you
are cured of, at times present complains are in relation to your past ailment, and many
other conditions there can be relapse as well. Staying alone was ask to know your
social circulmstances like going well with children or feeling lonely etc. This all questions
are necessary to know for any good doctor. Thanks
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Not sure but I believe that he was looking for stress in your life, and he was probably trying to make a connection. DOnt think that he was hitting on you
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