What would you do?

TJkick

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Situation:

Denied ortohpedic surgery my CBWTU physician (primary care physician). Fought his decision and won to have a combat injury repaired (received PH ). His decision was over ruled by the WTU hospital DCCS.

Due to this, he said that I must be too medically complex and therefore for the rest of my time I need to be transferred back to the WTU (for medical management purposes) which is approximately 500 miles away from my HOR. NCO's at the CBWTU told me off line that he was laughing and saying that would teach me for having his decision over ruled. Complained and at first to no avail. Newspaper article came out and due to bad press, I received a lot of visibility. The decision was immediately reversed by MEDCOM and I stayed at my HOR.

I was next refused a referral from my primary care physician to a Rheumatologist by this physician. Again, he was over ruled and was told to give me the referral (by the WTU hospital DCCS). He never did after being told multiple times, so a full month later, I set my own appointment, knowing that the directive had been given to allow the referral (ombudsman was involved) and I was in the beginning stages of the MEB process (time critical).

Just found out, and have in writing that this physican called up the Rheumatologist's office and tried to get him to change my diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and it is in the records as stating that "there will be a secondary financial gain" if I am given that diagnosis and he asked for a Dr. to Dr. phone call regarding this and gave out his personal cell phone number. Staff and the physician has indicated that he was not happy with the diagnosis.

In short, I believe that this gentleman, due to a bruised ego, is both being vindictive and practicing outside his legal boundary's by trying to get a diagnosis changed due to the potential for my receiving compensation if I am diagnosed with something. I think he has really crossed the line here and not just by a little bit. At first I just wanted to get this over with but now...I wonder if this man needs to be stopped somehow (I'm sure I am not the only one but I may be the only one with a provable record along with notes actually stating that he expressed concern for the "secondary financial gain" of a diagnosis). I believe that by having this in writing that he has tried to influence a diagnosis on me he has really opened himself up to severe scrutiny.

So, what would you do?
 

grizz13

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Go to Patient Advocacy, see what they can do for his medical ethics violations, if they do nothing go to MEB JAG.
 

nwlivewire

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Go to Patient Advocacy, see what they can do for his medical ethics violations, if they do nothing go to MEB JAG.
WOW! THIS IS AN ISSUE FOR JASON AND MAPARKER TO WEIGH IN ON!

WOW! This is beyond the ETHICAL/LEGAL/MORAL/EVERYTHING pale for an Army DOCTOR to be doing!

THIS DESERVES INFORMING YOUR CONGRESSIONAL/SENATORIAL/ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

And, you need help in getting the "LID" pulled off this issue!!!! To include reporting this to the HIGHEST in the DCCS LEVELS.

And YES! You are probably NOT the first one to have this happen to. But if you have OVERRIDINGLY CLEAR EVIDENCE of WRONG-DOING, then I URGE YOU to SHINE THE LIGHT ON THIS IN A MULTI-PRONGED ACTION.

INFORMING THE PRESS, CONGRESS/SENATE, DCCS, OMBUDSMAN, IG, JAG, AND WHOEVER ELSE HAS WEIGHT TO CHANGE THIS BEHAVIOUR. INCLUDING YOUR STATE GOVERNOR/ATTORNEY GENERAL.

This CB-WTU ARMY DOCTOR is WRONG< WRONG< WRONG.

JASON & MAPARKER, WHAT ARE THE BEST STEPS TO TAKE TO RIGHT THIS WRONG AND STEPS THAT CAN PROTECT THIS SERVICEMEMBER FROM FURTHER RETALIATORY ACTION BY THE ARMY, HIS CHAIN OF COMMAND, AND HIS IMMEDIATE MILITARY PHYSICIAN BEAN-COUNTER QUACK?

SM is currently in a CB-WTU, stationed at his/her HOR and several hundred miles from his/her WTU location - his/her higher HQs.

This is the kind of S*** that can happen when you are in CB-WTU - which is comprised mostly of NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE Servicemembers.

For the Active Duty ARMY to "borrow" Reserve and NG SMs, and then to institutionally treat them like this with denial of medical care and refussal to accept accurate diagnosis is an abomination to ALL OF US!

V/r,
nwlivewire
 

medic75

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Yep pt advocacy, ombudsmen, open door with command, IG-not really, this needs to be fixed. I would bet this is not his first or last time to do this.
 

gsfowler

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Yep pt advocacy, ombudsmen, open door with command, IG-not really, this needs to be fixed. I would bet this is not his first or last time to do this.
Hopefully this did get fixed. Original post was a year and a half ago.
 

nwlivewire

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Omg somehow it popped as new...lol hope its fixed
According to the original poster's profile, he was last seen on this website back in APR 2013.

Did he ever get his situation fixed?

We may never know....

nwlivewire
 

YellowHammer

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I'm curious now, hopefully he comes back sometime.

I had one an Army doctor (Army retiree) tell me that the Army is medically retiring too many young men and I just need to "move on". I eventually got him overruled as well, but it took several months.
 
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