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My wife has diabetes. I have diabetes. My wife has

My wife has diabetes. I have diabetes. My wife has arthritis. I take prescribed medication for severe migraines. We both have high blood pressure, and take prescription meds for this. I am 66. My wife is 61. I have been seeing my doctor for 12 or 15 years. I first went to him when he advertised for patients on the radio.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Recenlty, I had a bill dispute woih the doctors corporate offices of between 500 and 700 dollars. I have had billing problems with FloridaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Well, I have padi them tons over the years, including cash. they have made many billing mistakes before. bBut now, after all these years the collection department has abandoned me, and told me that I cant see this doctor anymore, have refused my needed prescription refills. They never gave me any time to find another doctor, which is just about impossible in this town, etc. My wife is panicking, and I have read all the artilces on abandoned ment, etc., doctors notes ete. I know that the doctor did not personally do this. But I am stuck now. I feel like someone has punched me in the stomach.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I want to get a lawyer to help me. I am a criminal defesne investigator myself, so I know a little bit of law. But I am not a lawyer. My lawyers clients don't practice this kind of law, but they all have told me that it appears that they did not properly severe our relationship, which I know under certain circumstances they CAN do. But one of them suggested I write a personal not to the doctor, which I did. I told him I will pay the 500 or whatever it is when it is accounted for. This is entirle a 500 dollar billing dispute. He has not yet answered my letter, but a day after they notified me to take a hike with an unsigned letter fron the billing or collection department, they refused all my refill medications from my pharmcact.

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I am type 1 diabetic also a social services work

HelloI am type 1 diabeticalso a social services work for the state of West VirginiaMy doctor's office they said I was a no show once also have several rescheduled appointmens with my job sometimes I cannot help that I could be in a hospital or on an emergency child evictionhowever they sent me a letter that they are terminating my future visits effective immediately. ..this is the only endocrinologist for 50 miles is it legal to for this to take place even though they say it's their policy?

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To avoid suit "Patient Abandonment" suit,how & when to terminate doctor-pati

To avoid suit "Patient Abandonment" suit,how & when to terminate doctor-patient relationship, in Illinois?

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I was disabled in 2008 from west Nile virus I was placed on pain medication I was disable

I was disabled in 2008 from west Nile virus I was placed on pain medication I was disabled in 2008 from west Nile virus I was placed on pain medication and now have 8 compound fractures in my back, broken clavicle, broken shoulder, right wrist, left hand and more due todegeneration of bone from west Nile. They say no patient will receive pain medication due to because of DEA crack down. Can they dothis? Is the abonment or a patient continuity issue?

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Are medical providers required by law to complete disability

Are medical providers required by law to complete disability forms? Can they be cited by their medical boards? Thanks

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Can I sue my recently former doctor for defamation of character

Can I sue my recently former doctor for defamation of character for getting urine drug screens mixed up which showed that I was taking a drug not prescribed to me. I was subsequently discharged and abandoned according to one of my other other doctors and the Patient Bill of Rights. I did hair follicle test that came back negative for the drug I was accused of taking. Do I have any legal grounds to sue, especially with regards ***** ***** of character?

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North Carolina - what cause of action(s) do I have?

case of intentional patient abandonment? North Carolina patient diagnosed with pulmonary embolism falls through the cracks of medical system because PCP and warfarin nurse do not communicate. Following diagnosis in emergency room, MD fails to provide refills of needed medicine. Falsifies record to indicate refills were provided - pharmacy records and later MD medical record statement contradict falsified statement. Does not educate patient on procedure for medication monitoring until 4 months after diagnosis. Patient visit summary says "no instructions given". No evidence of patient education in chart. Patient kept on subtherapeutic dose of warfarin for nearly a year - confirmed by prescription records. EMR says patient was advised to increase dose (lie). Prescription paper trail shows no increase in dose. Significant evidence in EMR that medication list was not reviewed or updated. After a year of sporadic monitoring on the wrong dosage, patient figures out what is wrong via internet, self administers correct dosage, achieves therapeutic results, and contacts practice to advise. Practice discharges patient for noncompliance. Patient subtherapeutic at time of discharge - out of medicine. Practice is withholding records. Last three months of treatment denied by practice. Refused patient calls after discharge. Denial of transitional care. Patient is OK. pain and suffering, slightly enlarged heart, but no permanent damage otherwise. Told by local lawyers this is not a medmal case due to lack of permanent injury. Housewife with no lost wages. Any ideas? Filed with medical board, dhhs, etc. Statute up Oct 2015.

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Im a physically disabled man. I have been seeing a GP for

I'm a physically disabled man. I have been seeing a GP for more than 5 years and out of the blue received a register letter from the GP terminating our physician/patient relationship 30 days from date of letter. I'm prescribed three (3) control substance and will run out in less then 30 days. The letter by the way was dated 1/30/14 and I didn't get it until 2/5/14. No reason for termination was given and my phone call has gone unanswered. In less then 20 some odd days I have to find a new physician and get my meds refilled or I will be in serious trouble. Also please note that my medical records support my being prescribed the meds that I on. Any suggestions? Help

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Hi, Im a foreigner currently staying in the U.S. In the beginning

Hi, Im a foreigner currently staying in the U.S.In the beginning of Dec 2013 had to visit orthopedic due to knee and hip pain.I have self paid for everything (xrays, appointment and meds)Now, Im returning to my home country and keep on asking the doctor's office for a copy of my medical records.The office claims that they cannot provide me with such as the doctor didn't 'dictate the notes' so they can't print it..It's ridiculous and frustrating as I'd need that to further treat my health issues with my doctor back home.Is there anything from legal perspective that can speed up the process?thank you

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