This is my first time posting and I had to from being so upset.I have rotator cuff tears in both shoulders with osteoarthritis in the left and tendonitis in the right.I recently had surgery in March on my right shoulder,everything was fine until I went to therapy and the therapist went to far and retire my rotator cuff.I told my surgeon was in extreme pain and he didn't believe me.he didn't give me better pain meds so I ended up going to a pm Dr.he gave my correct meds.I had a second MRI to see that my rotator cuff was retore.surgeon referred me to a specialist.when I saw him yesterday all he could say is stop taking these meds.I explained to him I was in so much pain that I could not sleep and the Percocet helps.he then told me that I should not be in so much pain because I only have one muscle that was tore.he would not look at any of my MRI's,disk or operative report.he then moved my arm in certain positions that gutted and he said why are you making those faces telling me that I am not in pain and I am bullish**ing.he through my papers at me and I left in fiery.he must have thought I wanted meds or something,but that doesn't give him any right to be treated like that.I am willing to go to the end of the earth to report this guy because anyone,better yet a patient you known for 2 min. should be treated like that.I am in Illinois and i would like any input or suggestions to help me report this Dr
I feel I have been treated badly by a doctor, how do I report him?
Question posted by almac3 on 8 June 2012
Last updated on 23 July 2014 by Kaleidescope
Here it is 2014 ( saga started in 2010) and I have had the same issue. Work reported problem, I slid on carpeted stairs which were reported as off tread and bam, torn rotator. Dr does surgery, and PT did nothing. What I did at home, I did there. Then 2 more injuries at work plus a bogus ergo assessment where they did everything wrong. I got terminated due to "company performance" after 3rd injury. Dr then orders an mri with dye, tech hits my nerve in ball joint of shoulder oh joy. Tore again. 2 yrs later I am still in pain and after him treating me so disrespectful for going to ER at his direction when Norco wont help (I have no medical) he scolds me for going tho he said to go. So i got mad demanded mri-did regular one-torn and shredded. now all the sudden said idiot dr wants to hurry and do a biopatch before a QME review. I said no and he told me not to call him until I want the surgery.
He has only done two of these types, and I met one of his nurse assts in Costco parking lot, who has never heard of the procedure so I think the dr was lying ... went to another dr, who said he doesnt do reconstrucive surgery like I need. Limbo, pain, options are small.
What ever happened to empathy? I have worked for a lot of doctors and some just don't have much. I can understand how you feel! I had a shoulder that dislocated a lot so when I was 19 I got surgery done on it. It still would dislocate. So about 10 years later I found a Sport doctor who did surgery on it again. He said the other doctor did the wrong surgery on it thats why it did not work. It had been so long so I didn't go after the first surgeon. But you should do everything you can to get justice. I wish you luck!
The best way to file a complaint against a Dr like this is to go to the Board of Medical Examiners for your state. Sometimes it is abbreviated BOMEX. You should be able to google Board of Medical Examiners and then further into your state of Illinois. They should have an area to report an abusive Dr. Another good way is, if you have health insurance, to report him to your insurance company so that they can do an investigation into your report. Insurance companies do not want to pay for subpar care given by jerks and they should seriously look into your complaint. The more folks who complain the less likely Drs like this will get away with these kinds of behaviors.
It is very true nowdays that Drs are not wanting to deal at all with patients in pain, especially if it is chronic pain. They are under terrific pressure from the government and the DEA right now and they are all running scared. It is going to get to where no one is going to be able to get pain relief in this country. We have GOT to complain and not allow this kind of behavior to keep occurring!
Hello almac3. Welcome to the site. Hope you manage to find some answers to your concerns. Again welcome and be well, pledge
So sorry that this unfeeling doctor didn't even LOOK at your MRI's or any of your records. What an a@@! If you are looking into malpractice, IF you can find an attorney who would take the case, it would be to the PT, who caused the second injury, not the jerk of a doctor. I suggest that you go to a University Hospital if you have one near you. They are the best places to find (most of the time) decent doctors. At least med students and interns and residents check all your records and MRI's before the big one walks in, so they can't accuse you of drug seeking. Best of luck, and do report that doctor to your state AMA also!
Unfortunately you can't report a Dr for being an arse. Many of us here have faced (and still face) this very thing. The second you mention "pain" they turn into plaster-cine figures with no beating heart. Best suggestion I have is to move on. Thank goodness they're not all like this, although it's getting worse by the day. If you do look for another Dr, I suggest you do not go in with "pain" as the issue or you'll risk a similar response. Go in with a "needing help" mindset and hope the Dr addresses the pain on their own, because if you bring it up first... nuff said. Hope this helps.
The quickest way to report a physician and check if there are other complaints, is to go to the state licensing board. They have phone numbers as well so you can talk to a person. Always nice to do... lol.
Some docs are notorious and this is a quick heads up on them. I have reported a doc and they were extremely helpful. It actually went to review, was in the papers, others came forward and the guy lost his license. It also resulted on a new law in our state. Amazing what a call can do.
Good luck with this. Remain calm when you talk. Save the anger for venting later. Let them take you seriously as they work off facts. Keep us posted.
I agree with Kaismama. And agree that everyone has a right to compassionate care.
Like Kaismama said, document, document, document. Then you may have some legal options. The DEA has wreaked havoc with anyone on any narcotics for anything.
Might want to get that torn rotator cuff fixed ASAP as it is so painful.
In addition to reporting him to the state board, think I'd report him to the AMA and whoever is the head of his specialty.
I have reported docs on several occasions just to let them know.
Peace and much luck,
I'm all for you doing all you can against this dr. Unfortunately society is allowing it, when its a person who is on a narcotic. You weren't there asking for pain medicine, but he treated you as a drug seeker. Call the dr who sent you to him, talk to him, and get a different referral. You have a right to see whatever is written about you, so ask for a copy of everything. How does he make the decision that you have no pain, he been in your body? I would also send a letter to the referring doctor and to this doctor outlining your visit. Then they can't say they weren't told when they are slapped with a law suit. You can also report him to the medical board in your state. The things going on in healthcare right now are outrageous, no doctor should treat any patient the way you were treated. Next time you see your pain management doctor, tell him about it too, the more docs who know he's a jerk, the less referrals he'll get.
First Google search "how to report an abusive doctor" these claims are taking by attorney's who file claims against the doctor for malpractice. It is lengthy and hard to get something done against ANY doctor because they have lawyers and top advisors at their beckon call.
In other words if you are going to pursue this first you need to report it to your primary doctor. Details are important write it all down just like it just happened. If you are under strain, panic, feel abused all the emotions you feel.. write it down!
If you require medication to recover from this incident..if you received an injury, then embarrasment..did it cause you other trauma? Write it all. Seek your PCP, then a counselor. Then call an attorney. Malpractice is big business huge! Keep in mind most file charges back for slander etc.
Everyone has the right to be treated with decent behavior and respect. Most are lacking in the medical community. I'm so sorry you were abused by this doctor.
I myself had a round with a PCP stand-in, he demanded my chest revealed and clothes off for exam every visit. I seen him 4 times. I got sick in the hall twice after seeing him. I finally at that 4th visit said no, he cut my meds by 75%. He was angry. I went every 2 weeks til this 4th visit at my 5th I requested an alternate doctor to fix my medication. He had a heart attack in the room next to me. True story.
Good luck my friend.. he hasn't been back to practice, but I did turn him in.
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