June 25, 2015

PATIENT BILL of RIGHTS

Posted in DOCTORS, LEGAL ISSUES, MEDICAL tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:31 pm by PCOSLady

http://www.nhballantynemedicalgroup.org/home/patient-bill-of-rights.aspx

Your Rights in Health Care:

PATIENT BILL of RIGHTS

You have the following rights. If someone is helping you make healthcare decisions, he or she may exercise these rights for you.

~O~

Quality of care – you have the right to:

  • ~ Quality care by skilled doctors and staff.
  • ~ Be treated for your pain.
  • ~ Treatment that is as comfortable as possible.
  • ~ Emergency procedures without unnecessary delays.
  • ~ Help decide the details of your plan of care.
  • ~ Ask for a second opinion, at your expense.

~O~

Safety – you have the right to:

  • ~ Safe care.
  • ~ Know when something goes wrong with your care.
  • ~ Have a family member or friend, as well as your doctor, notified promptly of your admission to the hospital.
  • ~ Be free from all forms of abuse and neglect.
  • ~ Be free from all use of restraints unless needed for safety.

~O~

Voice and choice – you have the right to:

  • ~ Get information in a manner you understand.
  • ~ Make informed decisions about your care.
  • ~ Refuse care.
  • ~ Make advance directives and have your medical wishes followed.
  • ~ Contact a person or agency to protect your rights.
  • ~ Have a support person with you for emotional support.
  • ~ Agree to refuse to allow pictures for purposes other than your care.
  • ~ Religious and other spiritual services that you choose.
  • ~ Complain without fear and have your complaints reviewed.

~O~

Affordability – you have the right to:

  • ~ A detailed bill and an explanation of that bill.
  • ~ Information about resources to help pay for your healthcare.

~O~

Authentic personalized relationships – you have the right to:

  • ~ Know the names and jobs of the people who care for you.
  • ~ Privacy and access to medical information as described in Novant’s Notice of Privacy Practices.
  • ~ Be treated with respect and dignity.
  • ~ Treatment without discrimination.
  • ~ Respect for your culture, values, beliefs and preferences.
  • ~ Visitors of your choices. We will inform you of any restrictions.
  • ~ Personal privacy.

~O~

Easy for me – you have the right to:

  • ~ Sleep in the hospital without being awakened unless necessary.
  • ~ Know about rules that apply to your actions.
  • ~ Help in discharge planning from the hospital.

~O~

What is your role in your healthcare?

  • ~ Be an active partners in your healthcare.
  • ~ Ask questions.
  • ~ Keep appointments.
  • ~ Be respectful to other people and their property.
  • ~ Follow the facility’s rules.
  • ~ Follow your care instructions.
  • ~ Share as much health information with us as possible.
  • ~ Tell us about changes in your condition.
  • ~ Tell us when you are in pain.
  • ~ Give us a copy of your advance directive(s).
  • ~ Leave your valuables at home.
  • ~ Pay for your care.

June 6, 2015

DR SHARON RASA

Posted in DOCTORS tagged , , , , , , , , , at 1:00 am by PCOSLady

Dr Sharon Rasa
Rasa Health
http://www.rasahealth.com
312 Shrewsbury Avenue   
Red Bank, NJ
732.842.2610

How long have you been doing what you do and how did you get to be a Holistic Practitioner

 

In the early 80’s Dr. Rasa began her healing arts career with studies in the Eastern philosophies including: Traditional Chinese medicine, Ayruveda, Shiatsu and meditation. During this time she opened the first wellness center in New Jersey (LifeQuest: A Center for Positive Living) and published the first natural living magazine in the region (Starlite Times).   In the 90’s Dr. Rasa decided to return to school and earned a B.S. Nutrition and doctorate in Chiropractic. Upon graduation she founded the Hunterdon Holistic Center  and co-founded the Hunterdon Holistic Society.   In the new millenium Dr. Rasa began to study with Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PhD one of the most renowned physicians in the field of biological medicine in the world.  He conducted three years of research on the dysfunction in autoimmune disorders at the Albert-Ludwig University in  He developed Autonomic Response Testing, a comprehensive diagnostic system. Dr. Rasa is proficient in Autonomic Response Testing and is a lyme literate ART practitioner.   Dr Rasa co-founded Multiple Kinetic Systems. www.multiplekineticsystems.com This is an organized system used to assess and treat dis-ease based on a 5 level model of healing. She works closely with whole body dentists and provides the detoxification protocols necessary for proper mercury and heavy metal toxicities.
 
  Dr. Rasa 1,000 of hours of continuing education in
  • Naturopathic testing and protocals
  • Lyme literate( testing and treating Chronic Lyme Disease)
  • Autonomic Response Testing – Certified Klinghardt Practitioner
  • Bioresonance & biofeedback therapies
  • Cranio-sacral therapy
  • Functional Medicine Testing & treatment
  • Applied Psycho Neurobiology (APN)
  • Matrix Repatternng
  • Neuro Emotional Technique
  • Metabolic Typing
  • Allergy desensitization techniques 
  • Healing with Light & Sound
  • Detoxification – Solvents & Heavy metals
  • PEMF Therapy – Pulsed Electromagnetic Field
    She has been a health columnist for the Tewksbury Times,  Author of Wordwaterlight, appeared frequently on local community stations and CNN. She has taught Autonomic Response Testing for the Klinghardt Academy and led many classes in holistic health,  and laser and light therapies.   She practices functional medicine diagnostics and is skilled in lab interpretation focusing on physiology and function.

Can you help me?

  I often tell patients I have helped other patients with similar challenges and history but no two people are alike. A lot also depends on the discipline and compliancy of the patient. I look at our relationship as a partnership. I will help guide you and coach you ….but you must do the work

October 27, 2014

Dr Sharon Rasa ~ Rasa Health

Posted in DOCTORS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:15 pm by PCOSLady

Rasa Health
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http://rasahealth.com/
~ Rasa Health … Dr Sharon Rasa… 732-842-2610 … 312 Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank, NJ … “our passion is health because your passion is living!” … Holistic Healer/Practitioner and Chiropractor…

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Why do you want blood work…it always comes back normal? –
Unless the physician has been trained in functional medicine (medicine that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease. They often don’t receive the training to analyze labs other than to look at ranges. Functional medicine is grounded in the following principles:Biochemical individuality,dynamic balance, everything is connected, health is not the absence of disease and the enhancing organ function. Lab work is not to be relied on as the only diagnosis but can offer a piece of the puzzle and I use it to build my care plan and my approach.
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http://rasahealth.com/about-rasahealth/#pos10
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I live 1,000 miles away. Do you offer remote consultations?
I do. There is much we can do using the modern technology we have today with skype, teleseminars, webinars, e-mail and other. Often, the patients I work with remotely use my services to fill in and compliment what they are already doing.
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Do I have to get my amalgams out before I see you?
The answer is NO. A large part of our protocol is preparing the patient for proper amalgam removal. We have found some patients get worse if the mercury/amalgams are not removed properly or the organs of detoxification and elimination have not been properly prepared
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What labs do you offer?
We can provide lab kits for hair tissue mineral analysis, environmental pollutants testing, organic acids, hormone testing and Complete Blood Chemistry. Others as deemed necessary.
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Why do you want to know about my teeth?
The teeth and a patient’s dental history are vital to understanding systemic health. Did you know each tooth sits on a meridian which has a direct pathway to each organ such as the kidney, liver and gallbladder. Click here to view more.http://mercuryfreedentistga.com/education/tooth-organ-chart
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How long have you been doing what you do and how did you get to be a Holistic Practitioner
In the early 80’s Dr. Rasa began her healing arts career with studies in the Eastern philosophies including: Traditional Chinese medicine, Ayruveda, Shiatsu and meditation. During this time she opened the first wellness center in New Jersey (LifeQuest: A Center for Positive Living) and published the first natural living magazine in the region (Starlite Times). In the 90’s Dr. Rasa decided to return to school and earned a B.S. Nutrition and doctorate in Chiropractic. Upon graduation she founded the Hunterdon Holistic Center and co-founded the Hunterdon Holistic Society. In the new millenium Dr. Rasa began to study with Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PhD one of the most renowned physicians in the field of biological medicine in the world. He conducted three years of research on the dysfunction in autoimmune disorders at the Albert-Ludwig University in He developed Autonomic Response Testing, a comprehensive diagnostic system. Dr. Rasa is proficient in Autonomic Response Testing and is a lyme literate ART practitioner. Dr Rasa co-founded Multiple Kinetic Systems. http://www.multiplekineticsystems.com This is an organized system used to assess and treat dis-ease based on a 5 level model of healing. She works closely with whole body dentists and provides the detoxification protocols necessary for proper mercury and heavy metal toxicities.
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Dr. Rasa 1,000 of hours of continuing education in

~  Naturopathic testing and protocals
~  Lyme literate( testing and treating Chronic Lyme Disease)
~  Autonomic Response Testing – Certified Klinghardt Practitioner
~  Bioresonance & biofeedback therapies
~  Cranio-sacral therapy
~  Functional Medicine Testing & treatment
~  Applied Psycho Neurobiology (APN)
~  Matrix Repatternng
~  Neuro Emotional Technique
~  Metabolic Typing
~  Allergy desensitization techniques
~  Healing with Light & Sound
~  Detoxification – Solvents & Heavy metals
~  PEMF Therapy – Pulsed Electromagnetic Field

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She has been a health columnist for the Tewksbury Times, Author of Wordwaterlight, appeared frequently on local community stations and CNN. She has taught Autonomic Response Testing for the Klinghardt Academy and led many classes in holistic health, and laser and light therapies. She practices functional medicine diagnostics and is skilled in lab interpretation focusing on physiology and function.

August 29, 2013

Medical vs Natural Healing

Posted in ALTERNATIVE HEALING, DOCTORS, FUNGAL, INFECTIONS - FUNGAL, MEDICINE TODAY, WAKE UP FYI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:39 pm by PCOSLady

MEDICAL WAYS vs NATURAL HEALING
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PCOS Lady:
A true and heart felt scenario between friends where the author uses his natural healing knowledge to save his close friend… Western medicine has its place but the scenario will prove to you where it fails!
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I hope all of you learn a lasting lesson about the medical world and the natural/holistic world!
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Permission to post his heart felt scenario on August 28, 2013…
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Cure Zone post: http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1156772#i
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Written by: Trapper, is a social analyst, wellness educator, philosopher and singer/songwriter.
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MEDICAL WAYS vs NATURAL HEALING
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i am exhausted. i got 5 hours sleep in 72 even before i got here. i must get the first part of this story told before it gets lost.

the first two days were a nightmare. i came the minute i got word that my friend bill was in trouble. the doctors were saying that he would not leave the hospital(alive). his daughter told me in her email that he had requested me and that it was bad. i knew that if he was asking for me, it must have been. bill is closer to me than a brother in many ways. it is interesting that i posted the song by the great bessie griffin that i did a few days earlier, because in many ways he is my mother and my father, my sister and my brother, my mentor and my best friend.

back to the first two days. i observed while the very best in modern medicine fumbled and bumbled their way in the dark. i have never seen a more ignorant and narrowminded profession in my life. robert o becker said it best in his classic work “the body electric” when he said, “medical biology is afflicted with a kind of tunnel vision.” boy is it ever.

i watched as they tried to treat an illness that they knew had internal causes by using external mechanisms. the standard treatment for copd is to leave the patient to their own devices until they can no longer breathe on their own and then put them on a machine to breath for them. once this occurs, they may or may not ever get off the machines until they expire. apparently there are many in this country who are in facilities living on a respirator, a prison that i cannot imagine is preferable to death. my friend feels the same way.

once they got his gasses turned around, they took him off the inubator and onto a mask called a c-pap. this machine assists in the breathing and introduces higher than normal levels of oxygen at the same time. usually the idea is not so much oxygenating the blood, but the problem is the release of co2. as the co2 builds up in the blood, this creates an acidifying effect. as the pH goes lower, less and less co2 can be released. the acid pH effects the ease with which the gradient of oxygen can displace the co2. the patient snowballs and soon can no longer stop the rise of co2 in the blood which results in expiration. the person is chemically drowning.

the mechanical means by which they try to treat this is no different than sticking a plug in ones butt to stop diarrhea. sooner of later, something has to give.

i kept listening intently as the high paid and barely available doctor would come in and explain what was going on and never once offer a solution that would correct the problem, even when asked. the co2 rising, the diaphram muscle being exhausted and unable to work as hard, the lungs less elastic than before – all the while all of these things got worse. just let the machine do it.

bill is a patient man. he went with the flow and accepted his fate as things went along. however, he was not going to be confined to a machine with no way to communicate. as he tried to move away from this confinement, the doctor got more doom and gloom and began to talk of dying.

when i first got there, they got the tube out of him and put the mask on. no longer being fed by a tube into his stomach, he wanted to eat. i was aghast at the meal they sent him. it was death on four wheels. i watched him eat mashed potatoes and turkey and gravey and roll with 2% milk and a small salad. he seemed to be feeling better and the doctor was in general agreement with his quest to go home. she said he might not make it out of the hospital once he tried to move about. he did seem to get worse after his meal. i left that evening with him in good spirits and doing fairly well. the next morning he was in crises again.

the next day went the same way. the more he was on the c-pap, the better his gasses got and he was able to take the mask off and eat again that evening. again, it was the biggest acid forming meal i had ever seen, and again he went downhill through the night. the next morning everyone was summoned in and he was moved to a private room where as many as wanted could visit. his wife and he signed a DNR that morning just to get them to take him out of CCU. they were no longer drawing blood gasses. he was on his own. we were all told he would not make it through the day. medical science was more than willing to stand by and watch this man die without lifting a finger. well, i wasnt.

late yesterday i had discussed with bill what i saw based upon the information the doctor had given us. i systematically went throught he list of all the difficulties he was having and suggested a treatment for each. magnesium peroxide for his diaphram to relax the muscle to it could rest when not working and get oxygen closer to this starved muscle. cayenne to help normalize the blood. vitamin C for the high oxygen levels, both as an antioxidant and as a detoxifier of the lungs. iodine for its oxidizing effects where oxygen had not been able to get and as a mucolytic and antifungal. amazingly, iodine also works as an antioxidant as well and helps balance pH. oregano oil to help clear the lungs and address any parasites that may be present. and the air restore lobelia and mullien tincture from MH. he said to go ahead and get these things.

but this morning he was at deaths door according to his doctor and we all just rushed over. and got him moved into his private room to die. they only expect people to leave this area on a gurney to the morgue.

like a fool i did not bring anything with me. logistics has been tough but we managed to get out of there while they prepared to take him out of CCU. i rushed back to the house and got the air restore, the iodine, the oregano oil, and picked up a cheap ass 40Khu cayenne at the grocery store. a better selection would have to follow later.

when i got back he was in his new room. i told bill if we could turn this pH thing around we could get him out of the hospital and go to work on the rest and on to the healing stage which would include even more things to try. i gave him a capsule of the cayenne and a capsule with one drop of oregano oil in it. in some orange juice, i gave him four drops of wilsons iodine solution, four drops of magnascent iodine and two dropperfulls of air restore.

the turn around was almost immediate. he kept his mask off longer, gained strength and coordination, his voice got stronger, he was more animated, he laughed a lot, and some kind of cloudy yucky substance began to flow out of his urinary cathater. this was an added bonus for me to see. unfortunately the DNR arrangements meant there were no more blood gasses drawn for testing so i dont know what his co2 was doing. but i had a good guess.

you see, i had told him earlier that he had an infection. the doctor was saying there was no infection to fight and he was already being given prohylaxic antibiotics. i knew he had an infection. i figured it was candida or a mycoplasm or both, both of which were in his lungs.

then i told him there was no way he could eat that crap again and expect to live. we planned his evening meal and had it cooked at home by his son who brought it over. it was salad with olive oil and vinegar, whitefish and green beans. orange juice to drink. not perfect but not that other crap. at the meal, he recieved two cayenne, two drops of oregano oil, four more drops of iodine, two dropperfuls of magnascent and four dopperfulls of air restore.

by the time i left tonight he was still improving, still excreting a nasty cloud from his cathater, and having his oxygen levels adjusted down by a respiratory specialist. he is coming home tomorrow, lord willing, and i see nothing but improvement for him once we finish shopping at the health food store.

i fully intend to see this through and if he wants, i think he can be functioning at a level above what he was at even six months ago. he said he had about six more months of work on his book. i think he can have that and more if he wants.

i dont want to get too excited, but i did have one other interesting interchange with his doctor in passing. i asked her if she was surprised(as if i couldnt tell), and she said yes. you dont tell family to gather for a death from as far away as louisiana and have the patient walk out of the hospital the next day. it just aint possible. or is it?

August 26, 2013

Dr Adam Meyers

Posted in DOCTORS tagged , , , at 10:51 pm by PCOSLady

Dr Review on Dr Meyers

Seaview Orthopaedics
Address: 1640 Route 88 West
Brick, NJ 08724
Phone:(732) 458-7866
Doctor: Dr Adam M Meyers, DO (Pain Management)

http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Adam_Meyers/reviews
(I keep trying to post this in the Vitals site)

His License over Patient Care

Malpractice/Not Caring… 68 yr old man severe pain with both rotary cuffs being bad (1 replaced in 1980 ~ all bad). 1st saw ortho dr/Dr M~ on 15mg oxycodone/then specialist shoulder surgeon ~ said strong pain killer for life since he refused to operate! Dr M refused to up dosage to 30mg oxycodone that works for patient and refused to write why. Dr M ignored other medical issues. Dr M: “I’m not a drug pusher”. I said: “Patient is not a drug dealer!” Dr M: “Deal with the pain.” He wanted him off all pain meds! Per him. Patient has been in a mental and physical mess! Pain is severe, falling~ reinjured hip and shoulder, not in right mind~set an egg on fire! Police and firetrucks at apt Sunday. Not acting right, abusive, not talking straight and making bad decisions! I’m on the fence of assisted living or what with the condition the patient is in from Dr Meyer’s and his protecting his license. Man was fine before Dr Meyers! I say he should not be writing scripts at all since he does harm to patients as i experienced 1st hand!
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* “Good” people are being hurt that need strong pain killers by him!
* Dr Oath: First do no harm… He neglects patient’s concerns and needs!
* If a patient shows he has been on the drug at the dosage he needs there should be no reason not to give it to him!
* Dr Meyers ignored the shoulder surgeon specialist’s notes on a strong pain killer for his life!
* Dr Meyer even ignored replacing the methadone to stop the hard constipation bouts endured!
* Dr Meyers acted unprofessional like a kid the second visit!
* The Brick office seems to be protecting him, have yet to hear from the head doctor after three attemps 2 in person requests!
* Dr Meyers changed his attitude when i asked if we need to bring a tape recorder in since he lied about what he said in the 1st visit!
* Dr Meyers refused to name what pain killer he would put him on in place of oxycodone.

Think twice before seeing this doctor!

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OBSERVATIONS ON PATIENT
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Patient was fine on 30mg of oxycodone 1~3 times a day depending on his pain level…

After seeing Dr Meyers the 1st time and being lowered to 15mg of oxycodone he has been in pain, weak legged, has fallen several times, talking out of his mind, making bad decisions, abusive, making wrong calls to people, put the egg & pan on fire Sunday and could not tell police why he was calling! I explained the police call Sunday afternoon…
~ Yes on fire, 2 fire trucks, 3 police cars about 11am…
~ He called to tell me of the fire at 1:10pm that Sunday… I got back to his place at 2:30pm only to experience him harassing and badgering me as i packed up to leave his place! 3pm he called the police, i had to tell them why he called… 3 cops showed up!
~ I explained what transpired from Dr Meyer’s hands… The cops knew the man was not in his right mind!

Of all the years i have known this man i never had to set up his pills for the week nor monitor him…

SITES
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http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-adam-meyers-yw8fk/background-check
~ Malpractice in 2008…
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TO BE FINISHED LATER….

March 22, 2013

Bad Doctor FYI

Posted in DOCTORS, LEGAL ISSUES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:27 pm by PCOSLady

BAD DOCTOR FYIs PLUS
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PCOS Lady:
True there are a few “good” doctors out there… Most doctors are in the “bad” category though…
~ It’s sad when a physician’s assist recently told me he will call me first before seeing a doctor…
(Nice compliment to me, but says volumns about doctors he knows…)
~ “YOU” can and need to make the call, write the letters, etc… to get “bad” doctors disciplined and out of practice! No one in authority knows til you speak up!
~ Do your part to help others… It will help keep our medical costs down in the long run…
~ Malpractice lawyers are getting wealthy off bad medical practices and doctors!
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http://www.medical-malpractice-lawyers-attorneys.com/investigate_doctor.html
http://medicalconsumers.org/
http://medicalconsumers.org/2012/04/11/45-tests-and-treatments-to-avoid/
http://www.medical-malpractice-lawyers-attorneys.com/investigate_doctor.html
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…. Drug Watch ~  Drugs & Devices, Current Law Suits, FDA Recalls…
http://www.drugwatch.com/lawsuits/

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Look Up Physician
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~ * ~ First, obtain the current license status of the doctor to see if they are in “good standing”. Check with the state medical board of use the sources below.
~ * ~ Second, find whether he/she has had complaints filed against him/her.
~ * ~ Third, investigate the history of disciplinary actions brought against the doctor such as suspensions, fines or license revocations..
~ * ~ Fourth, research the doctor for a criminal record.
~ * ~ Fifth, check whether he/she has been sued for medical malpractice.
~ * ~ Sixth, see if he/she has lost lawsuits or paid judgements for negligence.
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http://www.choosingwisely.org/doctor-patient-lists/
~ Choosing Wisely … Excellent informative site for you!
~ Specialty Society Lists of Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question (for physicians)…
~ Patient-Friendly Resources from Specialty Societies and Consumer Reports…
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How to Report Bad Doctors
http://www.livestrong.com/article/18458-report-bad-doctors/
~ Live Strong …
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http://biowizardry.blogspot.com/2012/09/serious-business-reporting-bad-doctors.html
~ Biowizardry Blog … Serious Business Reporting Bad Doctors…
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So here are some ways to do the most good:
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Report the physician/s to the licensing board in your state.
You can’t do much about what happens after that, but it goes on record and makes that doctor’s/institution’s future screwups harder for them to do damage control on. And there WILL be future screwups.
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Review the physician or organization online.
These review sites get read by patients, doctors, and doctors’ staff, so patients are warned by your record of consistent stinkery and — bonus! — a really stinky review often gets back to the physician via other physicians, providing “reputation readjustment” among the very people they most value. It sounds cruel, but hitting them in the ego is second only to hitting them in the pocketbook in terms of the salutary effect you can have once constructive efforts have been exhausted.
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Submit letters to the editor in that doctor’s or institution’s area.
These are followed by the PR departments of hospitals, government agencies and universities (this means that university hospitals will have a double dose of PR departments.) Docs who make the institution look bad, cost money. Once they look like they’ll cost too much, they lose their jobs… And, at higher levels, find it very hard to get another one.
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In the end, maybe it’s not about whether you can get what you needed in the first place. Sometimes, it’s about protecting others, your cohorts in need. There are a lot more of them than there are of either vile doctors or great ones, but at least let’s steer them away from the vile. You can save lives this way 🙂 …
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Links
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PCOS Lady:
You now know where to find all the links you need to find and turn your “bad” doctors into…
~ The Medical Board for your state also takes complaints about the doctor’s office staff…
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How to report damaging and dangerous doctors
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AMA FAQ on reporting physicians:
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-ethics/code-medical-ethics/frequently-asked-questions.page
~ American Medical Association … Don’t be intimidated by the prim, imperative language. You’ve probably done almost all of that already.
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Contact info for physician licensing boards in all 50 states:
http://www.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/ethics/state-medical-boards.pdf
~ American Medical Association … This is who has the authority to revoke a vile physician’s right to practice. A consistent record of vileness can’t be overlooked once it gets to this level.
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How to review your providers online
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http://www.Yelp.com/
~ Yelp … This site is well known and widely used. Even though it’s generic, physicians themselves have told me they fear bad reviews here…
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Doctor-specific review sites:
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http://www.vitals.com/doctor/rate
~ Vitals … Reputable. You need to register.
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http://www.healthgrades.com/
~ Health Grades … Find the doctor, click “About This Provider”, look under “Patient Satisfaction,” and click “Fill Out a Survey About [doctor’s name]”.
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http://www.ratemds.com/
~ Rate Mds … Doctors to AVOID: Free reviews and ratings of local doctors and dentists. Has been picked up by several national news outlets.
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http://www.healthcarereviews.com/HealthcareRating.php
~ Health Care Reviews … Seems relatively new. Could be worth it, if it saves one more person.
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http://www.change.org/
~ Change organization … Ideal for institutional-level stinkiness. You can set up a petition and this org will do most of the legwork to get others with relevant interests to sign it. This then gets mailed to the institution with all those names on it. Also, if it’s a good story and the news folks are awake, it can hit national TV. Now THAT’s pressure!
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Letters to the editor
~ Guidelines for writing letters to the editor: http://www.pnhp.org/action/how-to-write-an-op-ed-and-letter-to-the-editor
~ Most important advice: keep it focused, human, and snappy. Cite relevant recent news (on the institution, the doctor, the disease, health care, etc.) so it feels like part of the larger reality (which it is.)
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~ Links to major news outlets’ Letters pages, with submission guidelines: http://www.ccmc.org/node/16179
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~ Or search “letters to the editor [your state or city]” for more relevant links.
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* These not only come back to the hospital administrators, but are followed by politicos. It’s a good way to make a big stink, especially given a good paper trail and a link to your petition. If you’re lucky, it could trigger some investigative journalism. *
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You can also research investigative journalists in your area, and pitch your story as an idea for a project. This is more time-consuming than the other options, and not all of us have that time or can make those contacts.
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Not the last word
Once a reputation has been trashed, it’s very hard to recover… And sometimes that’s the only way to keep these hateful, [expletives deleted], predatory, self-serving, [more expletives, really vile ones, also deleted] from hurting others.
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It would be helpful if more doctors stepped up to the plate and helped corral their own. It’s this damaging minority of trolls who stain the image of all doctors.
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Any physicians who know of means to do that, it would be tremendous if you’d let us know… If only to assure us that some effort is being made. Even after roughly a decade as a nurse and another as a patient, I know of no mechanism that still lets you police your own — so if it exists, it’s awfully coy. It’s too easy to feel abandoned by the profession when we wind up in the hands of someone like this, and see the colleagues near them just shut up and knuckle under. If there were a wider pool of colleagues they had to answer to, it would help us to know that.
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If you’re in the awful position of needing to use this info for yourself or a loved one, please comment and let us know how these methods work for you.
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Best of luck. May all your future doctors be good, capable, and really know their jobs.
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Posted Comment:
sw_tr…
I work for a group of doctors (surgeons) and can assure you that you would be well within your rights as a patient to report this doctor.
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Report her to the medical board, the hospital where she is affilliated (you should be able to call the hospital main number and ask for the patient advocate or patient representative) OR, if you want to really make a statement, call the office of the hospital’s CEO.
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I would not stop until you get some type of apology or something that would make this doctor see that she was way out of line.
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In the meantime, contact your insurance company’s 800 number and see if they can assist you in finding another OB.
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http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_and_who_do_you_report_a_bad_doctor
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How and who do you report a bad doctor to?
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http://www.local.com/results.aspx?keyword=Doctors&cid=3087&gclid=CKv6373jkLYCFYid4AodSkkA3A
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Answer:
1. File a voluntary Medwatch (www.fda.gov/medwatch) report or call 800-fda-1088
2. Contact state medical licensing board and file a complaint.
3. Contact the state health dept.
4. File with consumer complaint such as Better Business Bureau
5. Contact the State Attorney General’s Office and file a complaint against their business.
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http://www.ama-assn.org/
American Medical Association
515 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(800) 621-8335
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SITES
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http://www.drugs.com/
~ Drugs … Excellent for drug info, name brand, generic, over the counter warnings, newsletter for recall alerts and news, etc…
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GOOGLE:
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