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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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31.

FLYONTHESHIT    

9. PHIL'S THE MAN HE HER ONLY HOPE OF BEING A GIRL IN DRAG AGAIN, WHERES THE SEX TAPE I WANNA SEE IT NOW !!

IS SHE DEAD YET ???
I WOULD LIKE TO BANG ROBBIN McGRAW SHE GOTS NICE T I T S AND A NICE A S S

Posted at 6:44PM on Jan 6th 2008 by FLYONTHESH1T

2396 days ago
32.

Lori B    

Wow, "Dr" Phil has allowed 25 comments on his Brittney message board. They still won't let me complete the registration.

2396 days ago
33.

April Fouels    

dr.fill is done, he is one toke over the line

2396 days ago
34.

DXR    

Don't click on comment #1....it's a bunch of trash and porn downloaded onto ur computer!

2396 days ago
35.

Michelle    

I would have attempted sucide if Dr. Phil showed up to "save me". He is a quack

2396 days ago
36.

adult    

Why does Brittany's father or anyone else have any say so? Brittany Spears is an adult. Dr Phil should not be anywhere near there, neither should the media

2396 days ago
37.

54321    

BTW, WHERE WAS BRIT BRIT LAST NIGHT??? She was With her POP-OH-Razzi Boyfriend!! Yes, That is Right!!!
They Checked into Shutters Hotel together!!
SHE IS ONE SELF ADSORBED BIATCH!!!!

2396 days ago
38.

Riley Martin    

What do expect from her hillbilly parents? Dr. Frigging Phil, an obnoxious pseudo TV shrink who couldn't give a damn about Britney, and only cares about ratings and getting his name in the press. Despicable that her father would get involved with him. Despicable Dr. "Shill" would go to her hospital room, and try and get her on his TV show. America is doomed if they keep listening to this @sshole! P!ss on her parents if they go on his show!

He does have one thing in common with Brit, they're both media whores!

The Beovians will get him .....Oh kwa tanzan wah.

2396 days ago
39.

ewee    

With all that has been done to her - in her obviously weak mental condition - well, I'd like to have a SERIOUS TALK with Dr. Phil and set him straight. Who the hell does he think he is? He's just another ambulance chaser if you ask me.

2396 days ago
40.

Linda    

Isn't Dr. Phil a PhD. psychologist? I do not think he is a psychiatrist Medical Doctor!

2396 days ago
41.

AlecsMom    

This intervention is a ridiculous idea given that Britney has no intention of participating. It's a shame kind of because she really needs some help. Not that Dr. Phil has any right to do what he did; violating professional standards and ethics. However, Spears is in real denial if she isn't seeking professional help. My bet is that she does get help once she realizes the children will not be seeing her. Hopefully, the judge also requires a psych eval and treatment as a condition of any custody or overnight visits.

2396 days ago
42.

Zoya    

Phil did more damage to Spears mental healh. If she is suffering from a mental ilness the last thing anyone should of done was blind side her. All the Phil did was reaffirm whatever paronoid thoughts she has towards any doctor helping her. I hope the the Medical Ass. that governs Doctors opens a investigation inregards to what Phil did. In fact i beleive that Phil violated the code of ethics under section 4 whch states: A physician (phychiatrists are also held to this) shall respect the rights of patients, of colleagues, and othe health proffesionals and shall safegaurd patient confidences within the constraints of the laws. The clear and blantant violaton of b.spears medical issues by Phil is travesty. He should be held accountable for his lack of proffesionalism.

2396 days ago
43.

Tom Cruise has landed    

He just went WAY too far even for him. He needs to be stopped. He is such a patheitc loser. I hate that idiot. Him and his plastic wife need to go back to the rock they crawled out.

I can't believe how unprofessional that man is. He makes me sick.

2396 days ago
44.

JoAnn    

Phil's a pig! He is not an MD but a TV doctor (PhD). He had no right visiting her at the hospital without her prior consent. The worst part is that he contacted and sold his story to ET. I hope people will boycott his show and I also hope Britney sues his a~~ and Cedars as well. Jerk!

2396 days ago
45.

Lori B    

I had "Dr" Phil's website resend me my registration info, and as I scrolled down the page the following disclaimer caught my attention....

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

All material provided on the DrPhil.com web site is provided for
entertainment, educational or informational use only, is not necessarily
created or approved by a certified mental health professional, and is not
intended to be used in lieu of medical or emotional therapy for those in
need of psychiatric or emotional care. We suggest you consult an
appropriate health care provider or servicer in your community regarding the
applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your
specific situation or medical condition. Links are provided solely as a
service to our users, and in accordance with the Terms and Conditions.

The polls and quizzes on DrPhil.com are not necessarily created by Dr.
Phil McGraw or any other certified mental health professional, nor are
they necessarily certified academic or psychological examinations.

This particular part is quite telling....

" is not necessarily
created or approved by a certified mental health professional, and is not
intended to be used in lieu of medical or emotional therapy for those in
need of psychiatric or emotional care"

So what conclusions shall we come to??? Hmmmmm......

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