Telephone Conversation between Charles Balis, M.D. and Hal Mainor, Wednesday, November 27th, 1996 at 9:30 am.

Dr. Balis: Hello?
Mr. Mainor: Doctor Balis, is it you?
Dr. Balis: I think so. Is it Hal?
Mr. Mainor: Yes it's me Doc. Let me get straight to the point.
Dr. Balis: Please do.
Mr. Mainor: I was at SII yesterday.
Dr. Balis: Yes?
Mr. Mainor: I saw Sylvia, you know--Ms. Bows.
Dr. Balis: Yes?
Mr. Mainor: Well I watched her go into your building after work around 4 pm or so.
Dr. Balis: Oh?
Mr. Mainor: She is your patient isn't she? I mean she can definitely use your help. But why didn't you tell me? I was going on and on about her and you knew the entire story already. You could've saved us both some time and...
Dr. Balis: Hal, wait a minute. Just because Ms. Bows walked into this building does not mean she is my patient. This is a twelve story office building. It takes up a large chunk of the block. There are hundreds of offices in this building. What makes you think that Ms. Bows came here to see me?
Mr. Mainor: I just thought...well...I put two and two together. But I guess I see your point Doctor. But are you sure she isn't one of your patients?
Dr. Balis: Hal, let me explain something to you. If Ms. Bows called me here right now and asked whether you were my patient, I would have to tell her that my patient list is confidential and I cannot give out that kind of information to anyone except the insurance company and to the police under very specific circumstances.
Mr. Mainor: Like a murder or something.
Dr. Balis: That's right. Like a murder or something.
Mr. Mainor: I see. So even if she was your patient, you couldn't tell me or anything, right?
Dr. Balis: That's right.
Mr. Mainor: I guess I'm just getting really paranoid Doc. It's all these decisions to change my life--it's been kind of hard keeping it together and acting normal.
Dr. Balis: You still thinking about leaving your wife and kids for Sylvia?
Mr. Mainor: I figured I would wait till the holidays are over. I don't want to disappoint the kids, you know?
Dr. Balis: I would really like to talk to you before you make any kind of move in that direction, okay Hal? I think there is a lot to think about and I would like to help you sort out the whole situation.
Mr. Mainor: Sure Doctor. No problem. I'll try to make it in sometime. In fact I was going to stop by yesterday but then I saw her walk into the building and you know...
Dr. Balis: I understand. How about making an appointment for some time next week?
Mr. Mainor: I would like to Doc. But I just have to see how my life is then--I'm taking it a day at a time. I don't want my wife to get suspicious before it's time. But I got to go now. Thanks for putting my mind at ease. Bye Doc.
Dr. Balis: Goodbye Hal. Please call me soon.
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