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Think twice before giving your Social Security number to your doctor

When completing personal history forms at many doctors’ offices, it is not uncommon to be asked to provide your or another family member’s Social Security number (SSN). Given the increased news coverage of high profile data breaches and efforts to protect one’s personal information from hackers, many people wonder whether they should provide their SSN to doctors and other healthcare providers.

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