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TOPIC TITLE: Doctor ignoring my calls
Created On 9/28/13 8:29 PM
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Cutiestarr
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Dr. Price MD
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Yes. There is a legal obligation called patient abandonment. The doctor must discharge the patient and try to arrange for appropriate follow up care.

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Edited: 10/3/13 at 8:48 AM by Cutiestarr
 
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The doctor should still let you know either way.

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I still did not hear back yet.

I don't feel well. I am always concerned that when I start to feel like this it is a preview of what is about to come.

It takes maybe 6-8 weeks to get a new doctor. This is where it gets tricky

To be honest, I feel hurt that after being his patient for so many months and having what I thought was a good relationship, he couldn't even call me back.

I guess this post was just to vent about my sadness in waiting so long to hear from a doctor that is not calling me back. I shouldn't take it personally - it's his mistake, not mine - but for some reason I do. Going to his office was a routine, and something I miss and am in need of as well, health wise.

Thanks for your advice


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maybe it shows something about this doctor ! don't feel down look for someone better and more caring
 
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I would totally get a new doctor without hesitation, but he is the only specialist for my condition in my state and one of the only in the country
 
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i hear what you are saying = but am sure that there must be at least one more that can take care of your condition - you can call a referral service to help out.
 
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Consider sending the doctor a letter and contacting the person or organization who referred you.

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If this doctor receives a letter from me, more likely than not he will throw it in the garbage, just as he ignored my phone call and email.

On the other hand, I have a new doctor's appointment set up. Sometimes a new doctor wants to speak to my old doctor. This is uncomfortable as you might imagine. How should I approach this? I just figure if the doctor does not want to return my calls he probably would not be interested in speaking to my new doctor about me.


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