In nursing school, because some of us had a celebrity patient during one rotation, it was impressed upon us by our instructors how famous people are often treated differently by their doctors/nurses — and not in a good way. They talked specifically about the tragedy of Gilda Radner’s repeated misdiagnoses and dismissals by doctors. We all run the possible risk of being dismissed as hypochondriacs or misdiagnosed — that’s just how things go sometimes. But to have it happen because you “intimidate” people or they think they know you, or some other bit of your celebrity influences their actions — that should not happen. I never again had a celebrity patient, but I was always aware of how fame can be a drawback in getting treatment.