People often complain to me they received poor medical care from a bad charge card happy doctor, and I know it is true, cause I have experienced it many times.
There are many good ways to deal with this issue:
- One of the best thing you can do is to take someone else with you, a loud mouthed friend to see the doctor, he or she likley will not abuse or neglect you in front of a witness.
- Most doctors also do want to be well respected in the community and they are associated with a local pharmacy.. so I have often gone to the local pharmacy and told them directly that such and such a doctor is incompetent and he or she had provided me a very poor medical services.. the pharmacy employees do gossip as well.. and it eventually gets back to the bad doctor and he is made ashamed
- I often tell the doctor face to that when I leave his office I do write a letter to the health minister stating what kind of medical services I got from him, and in one case the medical services next improved ten fold.
- Or I tell the doctors staff that I truly will write a report on the net about my experiences with the doctor… that works well for me too.
I even do lodge in writing many complaint against hospitals all the time still. I WRITE A LETTER OF COMPLAINT AND I HAND DELIVER TO THE HOSPITAL OMBUDSMAN and I also so mail them to to every legislative member and to every MP, major news editor stating that I cannot get the proper medical care.. for in Canada medical care is a right and according to the doctors oath they cannot refuse to treat you..
I disregard everything anyone says to me, on the phone included, I put my complaint in writing..
I still wrote a letter to the Quebec Ombudsman and they appointed a lawyer to review the matter..
Incidental they have a security guard in every hospital and I hand delivered the letter of complaint to him and he passed it on to the right party.
Now somehow I seem to be able to get by all the obstacles, cause I persist it in writing!
We all do deserve to get better and to get real medical services.
.. now lets get real medicare
PS: If a doctor now cannot get adequate medical treatment in Ontario then how about everyone else?
The Ottawa doctor at the centre of a public health investigation that has thousands of patients wondering if they inadvertently contracted hepatitis or HIV under her care is the plaintiff in $3.3-million lawsuit claiming she has “limited ability” do her job because of chronic back pain. Dr. Christiane Farazli and her spouse allege wrongdoing by the Ottawa Hospital, two other doctors and a nurse.She claims the medical staff misdiagnosed back pain she was experiencing starting in December 2007. The statement of claim was filed in Ottawa Superior Court in 2009 and amended this year. http://www.torontosun.com/2011/10/19/ottawa-doc-in-public-health-scare-sues-hospital