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Psychiatrists Slam Phil, Cedars

1/6/2008 8:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Eight psychiatrists tell TMZ they are shocked Cedars Sinai Medical Center let Dr. Phil go up to Britney Spears' room without her prior knowledge or consent.
Dr. Phil, Britney Spears
The shrinks had various things to say about Dr. Phil's visit to Brit's room, but the theme was unified -- that the hospital should not allow any doctor who does not have in-patient privileges into a patient's room, unless that patient has given prior consent. TMZ has learned Britney had no idea Dr. Phil was coming to her room and indeed when he walked in she became agitated and walked out. She eventually came back in and he pretty much did all the talking for around 15 minutes.

One psychiatrist called it "intrusive and inappropriate." Another shrink told us the hospital "is supposed to be a safe place. If the patient doesn't want to see someone, that person doesn't get in -- period."

Another shrink, who said he was "outraged and disgusted," added, "It is incredible that the hospital allowed Dr. Phil in her room. It's a total violation of her rights."

One doc surmised bluntly the hospital was "star struck" and let the TV doctor's profile override its judgment.

We're told early yesterday the show wanted to book Brit for a TV intervention that is being taped on Monday. We're told she wants nothing to do with it, and the show will not have her on. We're also told Brit's parents, who wanted Dr. Phil to visit Britney, had agreed at least initially to be on the program.

One shrink said splashing a private medical matter on TV and saying it's an intervention -- especially without the proper medical diagnosis -- is no way to run a railroad.

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hollyweird0    

TMZ whitewashing alert... Let's see how fast TMZ admins remove the truth... Britney has a lot of other concerns coming her way http://www.google.com/search?q=britney+kfed+stripper+eonline+tormenting+eonline&btnG=Search&hl=en I don't know why TMZ moderators remove the truth when its inevitably going to come out. See what Google has to say about something up and coming, watch TMZ moderators see Google's cache and this message will be gone within minutes. Any bets?

2483 days ago
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Glisten Garbor    

I guess Brit's mom had more important things to do so she sent Dr Phil in her place.

2483 days ago
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wundersmack    

Dr. Phil is a publicity whore! It is ridiculous that he showed up unannounced and then immediately issued statements to the press. How in the world is that helpful?

What a douche.

2483 days ago
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FLYONTHESHIT    

SCREW THEM WHAT DO THEY KNOW ABOUT THE SITUAIATION SHE'S A SKANK AND A WHORE AND CRACK HEAD AND SCREW RONDOG

2483 days ago
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name withheld    

I'm personally outraged, offended and disgusted.

I hope Britney's family enjoys the publicity.

2483 days ago
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tuna marie    

the spears clan have ruined all the celebrity blogs. go away, skanky family.

2483 days ago
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Leibe1    

It still all boils down to people using Britney for personal and financial gain. The hospital deserves to be sued (and I hope they are) and the "Dr" Phil, who acts more like a used car salesman than a physician, deserves to be disciplined from the medical board. Remember the "first, do no harm" from the Hippocratic oath? Phil is an embarassment to all of us in the medical profession.

2483 days ago
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name withheld    

There are better days ahead for Britney, and the thousands of people who stand by her and hope for the best will be vindicated when the boys lead healthy lives, and Britney finds peace within herself

2483 days ago
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Allred Tree    

Dr. Phil's show should be CANCELLED and he and his skanky wife, Robin, ran out of town! They both are nothing but the lowest of media whores. Jamie Spears and her parents should seek Dr. Charlatan's advice if they think he's so hot but how dare these losers force him on Britney or anyone else.

2483 days ago
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Malibu Barbie    

Finally "professionals" agree with us regular folks.....McGraw was out of line and now we know he exploits weak people. The Hospital was wrong as well........Your candle has burnt out Phil, yes we all waited with baited breath for Britney to crash, but we don't need your 2 cents and that is exactly what your knowledge is worth 2 cents, Oprah what were you thinking!!!!

2483 days ago
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Alicia    

This is getting ridiculous!!! This is a private matter! Birtney needs some form of help and it should be done privately! Dr. Phil wants money money money and if it is true that her parents are going on his show, they are causing her more harm than good!

2483 days ago
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Blair    

Crying shame

2483 days ago
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MICHAEL TOUCHED MY LIFE TOO    

I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE NOW. I KNOW SHE DOES NEED HELP,HOWEVER TO JUMP IN HER FACE WITHOUT CONSENT-LIKE DR. PHIL,THAT ISN'T RIGHT. NOW YOU'RE INVADING HER SPACE. MAYBE THAT IS PART OF THE ENTIRE PROBLEM. SHE CAN'T LIVE HER LIFE WITHOUT PEOPLE THINKING FOR HER OR TRYING TO TELL HER WHAT TO DO. HER FAMILY HER CARE OH SOOO MUCH ABOUT HER SHOULD BE HELPIONG HER GET MEDICAL ATTENTION. GREAT GIRL MY HUSBAND MET HER BEFORE AS WELL. GREAT MUSIC. SHE HIT ROCK BOTTOM NOW BEFORE SHE WINDS UP LIKE ANNA NICOLE LEAVE HER BE!!!

2483 days ago
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k    

Brit is a railroad?

2483 days ago
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Lillianne    

When is enough exploitation enough?

2483 days ago
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