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Generally, the patient-doctor confidentiality will still apply should you pursue a case against a police officer. The only time that the patient-doctor confidentiality may be jeopardized is if the court subpoenaed your doctor to appear before court or to release your medical or psychiatric records.
The doctors of course would first have to validate if the subpoena is indeed authentic. Moreover, New York State laws protect the patient-doctor privilege wherein if the doctor or psychiatrist is summoned in court they may only testify or release documents pertaining to the case itself and they cannot be forced to disclose the entire medical or psychiatric records.