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There are instances when the relative of a patient is a doctor and this could go both ways. The good scenario results in the relative doctor keeping the patient and relatives re-assured of what is being done. The bad side results in the doctor crossing the border of ethical boundaries and wanting to take part in management. I have my fair share of experience on both spectrum. My take on the topic is that doctors should remain within the boundary of a relative when not directly involved with the case. It is unethical and disrespectful to our colleagues to question their management plans and will lead to more stress for the patient. For the MIMS community, what is your experience when encountering a patient who is accompanied by a relative who happens to be a doctor too?