I had a doctor's appointment today (not a CFS doc). Of course the first thing I had to do was fill out a form. Filled in my name - can't see the doctor incognito! Left SSN blank. Debated on birth date after what I read here yesterday, but decided a doctor had a legitimate need to know how old her patients are. I considered filling just the year, since that is all she really needs, but decided it might seem churlish. Left Driver's license blank - why on earth would a doctor need that?!? Filled in address - they might have a legitimate need to contact me. Filled in phone number - they already have that from my call to get an appointment. The I came to age. Why do they ask for both birth date and age? Age is all they really need to know, but I had already filled-in birth date with an ink pen. If most patients are providing all of the information requested, those files would be an identity thiefs dream-come-true. And I can't help but wonder why the doctor is collecting it. Is she selling it?