I have read several times here where patients have been "fired" (or dismissed) from a doctor's practice for one reason or another. I have just learned that if you have been dismissed from a doctor's practice that he MUST see you again after a 30-day waiting period, if you want to return to his practice. It's a law. At least this is true in the state of Ohio. Of course, if the doctor was such a jerk to "fire" you as a patient, I don't know what the conditions would be that you would want to go back to him, but if he was the only doctor available, he would HAVE TO take you back into his practice after 30 days from your "firing". Just thought this info may be useful to someone!