Pediatrician threw us out of their practice!

My pediatricians office threw me out of their practice! I just wanted another opinion from another pediatrician for her gas and constipation issues since they didn't help me at all. I asked them for my daughters records and they told me that they are closing her file. I couldn't believe it. Is this normal?

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    09/02/14
    They cannot get rid of her medical records, and you DO have a legal right to have them. I would find another doctor and then have them get the records from them. If they refuse or destroy her records then you can sue them for malpractice. Some states it is illegal for them to "close" her file and refuse to see her if she does not already have another doctor or if they have not referred you to someone else.
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      09/02/14
      You should be able to get your daughter's records at the very least. I've never had anyone refuse that to me.
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      09/02/14
      I'm sorry, I misunderstood. With my experience, that is normal, yes.
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      09/02/14
      I agree with you, it is unbelievable.. I left my doctor on good terms, but then I got a letter from the practice I couldn't come back. Not that I would because my doctor who also left was the only good one there.
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        09/02/14
        As long as she has another doctor then they can say that she cannot come back. I don't think it is normal but they can do it. Not very good practice if you ask me. I would go online and submit reviews about the experience. It helps others when trying to find a doctor. Whenever I find a bad one or a particularly good doctor I always submit reviews.
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          09/02/14
          I don't know about normal, but it sounds like something a doctor would do. Sadly, doctors don't heal people anymore. Medicine is now a big business, and doctors are in it for (huge) profit. If you (a peon) question the doctor, you can expect retaliation like that. No wonder so many people are so sick. They trust their doctor who is only treating them for the money.
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