Man Says Unc Doctor Billed Him For Smoking |

Man says doctor billed him for smoking |

Full statement by Robert L. Gianforcaro, D.O., F.A.A.F.P. President, CEO of UNC Physicians Network "Because of patient privacy law, we cannot comment on a specific patient's condition or billing for a condition. However, in general, our physicians are encouraged to have proactive conversations with patients who smoke, are overweight, have trouble with alcohol, or engage in other unhealthy behavior. Those discussions typically don't involve simply asking one question and checking a box. Our doctors will discuss at length how smoking or other risky behavior negatively impacts health.

EDT Where are your friends tonight? At James Murphy 's new wine bar, that's where. The former LCD Soundsystem frontman has announced plans to open the Four Horsemen, a wine bar in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, as The New York Times reports. The bar opens in early June and will feature up to 350 wine selections, as well as food. Murphy's wife, Christina Topsoe, is a partner in the bar. Murphy has spent a lot of time developing the Four Horsemn's acoustics, so that conversations inside the bar won't have to be shouted."Thats why it doesnt sound gout cavernous," he told the Times. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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The patient may decline to receive counseling or information regarding cessation programs. Most physicians feel that they are ethically responsible to provide objective evaluations of health risks, particularly life threatening risks. Part of that responsibility is to educate and engage the patient in discussions regarding behavioral changes that will decrease risk. A smoking assessment is completed on each patient during an office visit. Health care quality organizations recognize the importance of the assessments and identify it as an important quality improvement metric. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit