Does anyone know how to report a Dr.?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by chris636m, May 28, 2003.

  1. chris636m

    chris636m New Member

    Hi Everyone! Thanks to all who have replied back to me about my Doctor refusing to prescribe pain med! I was just wondering if anyone knew how I could report him for his behavior toward me? This is the same Doc that diagnosed me and the same Doc who prescribes my other meds! I was embarrased beyond belief and I also had my three year old child with me. He sent a medical student in before he came in with out asking for my permission also. What upsets me so bad is that I called the office asking for a prescription and was told I had to have an appointment, I sat in the office for an hour waiting ,only to be told that he was not going to help me. I got up and walked out on him. I tried to call when I got home to talk to him with out the Medical student in the room and he had his receptionist call back and tell me that he would not return my call because I walked out on him! I feel that this man is very unprofessional and would like to report him,but I don't know where to report him to. Any help woul be greatly appreciated! I hope your having a pain free day! Chris
  2. Seagull

    Seagull New Member

    My former pcp, although a nice guy who was quick to refer me to a rheumy for proper diagnosis, refused to refer me to a chiro/massage therapist for alternative pain management. He wanted to keep trying different meds, instead, and when I refused those, he told me that he did not believe in chiros or massage therapy, so would not refer me.

    I had already found a chiro and massage therapist right around the corner from my home, who are experienced in pain management for FMS and CMP, and who are under my insurance plan. So, I called my insurance carrier, filed a complaint against my pcp (which they told me would be vigorously investigated), and they switched me to another pcp and backdated the effective date to the beginning of that same month so that I could get a quick appointment for a speedy referral to the chiro.

    Meanwhile, I have been told that the former pcp's whole clinic is now under review by the insurance carrier and is in jeopardy of losing that carrier's contract if they do not change their attitudes about patient referral requests to alternative therapists approved by the insurance plan.
  3. Lox

    Lox New Member

    Pain Care Bill Of Rights
    As a Person with Pain, You Have:


    The right to have your report of pain taken seriously and to be treated with dignity and respect by doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

    The right to have your pain thoroughly assessed and promptly treated.

    The right to be informed by your doctor about what may be causing your pain, possible treatments, and the benefits, risks and costs of each.

    The right to participate actively in decisions about how to manage your pain.

    The right to have your pain reassessed regularly and your treatment adjusted if your pain has not been eased.

    The right to be referred to a pain specialist if your pain persists.

    The right to get clear and prompt answers to your questions, take time to make decisions, and refuse a particular type of treatment if you choose.



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    Although not always required by law, these are the rights you should expect, and if necessary demand, for your pain care.

    Taken from the American Pain Foundation site.