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Bill, LCSW, Consultant, Expert Witness
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Experience:  35 years treating individuals, couples, families with mental health and substance abuse prob's
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I was admitted to mental hospital for 8 days and didnt see

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i was admitted to mental hospital for 8 days and didnt see the doctor assigned to me is that normal?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Bill replied 6 years ago.
Bill :

Hello- Thank you for asking the question here at JustAnswer. I have read what you have written and am happy to respond.

Bill :

I am sorry to hear about this. If you could share more about the type of facility and if you feel comfortable giving me the name and location, I would be most happy to look into this as this is NOT standard operating procedure. Physicians are legally and ethically mandated to interact with patients. More information from you will help me find out what you can do as this is wrong.

Bill :

Best, Bill

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Expert:  Bill replied 6 years ago.
As you were off line- I have responded above. If you can give me the information requested, I will look into this for you and provide options on what you can do if you chose to do so.
Best, Bill
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
the hospital was penninsula in blount county tennessee and i saw admitting dr but during my 8 day stay i did not see my assigned dr once, but did see a therapist in counseling session but not my assigned dr
Expert:  Bill replied 6 years ago.
Thanks for your reply. If you were not seen by a physician over an 8 day course, I would file a complaint with the Tenn State Medical Board. that oversees physician behavior and Hospital Certification:
Call their 800 number today.
I wish you the best, Bill