The doctor I have told you about put me on 60 mg. of Prednisone, on my last visit she told me she would no longer be my doctor and I should find a new Rheumatologist.I was shocked I told her I didnt know any so she had her nurse look in phone book and give me some names. I was in the middle of treatment with her when she dismissed me. She wrote me a letter and told me I was noncompliant because I didnt have the biopsy she recommended. That was 8 months ago in the beginning of treatment, she made no big deal of it back then, I am mad because she has me on a very dangerous drug in the mids of treatment and she just kicked me to the curb, bad things could happen to me I am not a piece of trash this is a serious medicine. I want to know what I can do about her.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Kansas
I tried talking with her but she would not budge, I went to my family doctor and told him he was shocked, but has been helping me try to find new rheumatologist.
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My question is can a doctor dismiss me as a patient in the middle of treatment while on a strong and dangerous drug,without referring me to another physician to continue treatment and to make sure I continue on the drug she has me on. It seems very unprofessional and dangerous to me.
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