The doc was just following guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics. I believe his story because it has already happened to us on a smaller scale. We usually only get questioned about whether we have guns in the house. But it won't be long before they are asking questions about drinking, etc. When my kids turn 13, I will not be allowed in to their medical exams (if we stay with the same practice)--even if my child wants me there!
As the author of this article quips:
We used to be proud parents. Now, thanks to the AAP, we’re “persons of interest.”