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I Don’t Have the Names of My Doctors. Is That Okay?

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Yes, that's fine. Just do your best when you write down the names, addresses, and amounts owed to your creditors. If possible, please Google around to find info you don't know off the top of your head.  

Written by Kristin Turner, Harvard Law Grad
Updated April 19, 2022

Medical bills are a major cause of bankruptcy filings in the U.S. If you are filing bankruptcy to deal with medical and other debts, you'll be required to fill out paperwork. It will ask for the names, addresses, and amounts owed to your creditors.

If you don't remember your doctor's names that's okay. But if possible, please do a search to find the information you don't know off the top of your head.  It's very important that the doctor's office receive a notice of your bankruptcy filing to ensure the debt will be eliminated.

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Kristin Turner, Harvard Law Grad


Kristin is a recipient of Harvard Law School’s Public Welfare Foundation A2J Tech Fellowship. At Harvard Law, she served as a member of the Harvard Defenders, the Women’s Law Association, and the Harvard Law Negotiation Review. She was the 2016 – 2017 president of the Harvard Bla... read more about Kristin Turner, Harvard Law Grad

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