What to Do When Your Doctor Asks About Guns

Have you had the experience of going to your doctor for a particular problem, let’s say headaches, and been surprised by the doctor asking you about a completely unrelated subject—whether you have a gun in your home? It’s no accident that doctors’ or health plans’ questions about guns in your home have become routine. In […]

Timothy Wheeler, MD Media

Timothy Wheeler, MD is the Founder and former director of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, a project of the Second Amendment Foundation.   Visit our YouTube channel for all content.   Dr. Wheeler on Cam & Co. speaking about his article comparing deaths from medical errors to deaths from firearms. He points to the hypocrisy of associations such as […]

Timothy Wheeler, MD Articles

Tim Wheeler, MD, a since retired southern California surgeon, launched DRGO in 1994 and served as its Director through 2016. Now a nationwide network, DRGO unites physicians and other health professionals  who support the safe and lawful use of firearms. This is an index of Dr. Wheeler’s articles published in various media outlets.   Miami Herald […]

Robert Young, MD Media

A practicing psychiatrist, DRGO’s Dr. Robert Young knows the dangers of encountering violent or mentally unbalanced patients or their family members. Psychiatry is one of the medical specialties most at risk for being targeted with a lethal assault.   Visit our YouTube channel for all content.   Dr. Young speaks with Cam Edwards about an article […]

The Gun Question

Doctors should not routinely ask their patients about guns in their homes. This practice has been vigorously advocated by medical organizations whose official policies are openly hostile to the rights of gun owners. In some cases, such as the official policy of the American Academy of Pediatrics, it is a prelude to urging patients to […]

What’s old is new again in Oregon

By Timothy Wheeler, MD Last week came first a flurry of denials and defiance from Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, MD, culminating in his resignation under a cloud of scandal. Then from Portland congressman Earl Blumenauer came a report outlining steps to reduce “gun violence” by using (cliché alert!) a public health approach. Rep. Blumenauer’s announcement, […]

Doctors and Guns in Kansas

A bill in the Kansas legislature, HB 2199, calls for protection of firearms and related products manufactured in Kansas from proposed federal infringements on the right to keep and bear arms. The bill also limits doctors’ inappropriate questioning of their patients about guns in their homes. Here is DRGO’s testimony about doctors’ ethical boundary violations—doctors […]