There are 2 nephrologists in this area. They have a tendency to not take selected patients that need dialysis. Patients that go without dialysis would not survive. IS THAT LEGAL? These doctors are the only nephrologists in town.

A physician can chose to treat or not treat a patient depending on the services they have available.  You may have to consult with a nephrologist outside of the immediate area to get care that is not provided in your immediate area.  Physicians can legally refuse to treat a patient who is not in an emergency situation.  I believe that physicians should ethically treat all of the patients that they have the time and facilities to treat.

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