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Has anyone complained? Any luck?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 3, 2007
  • 09:43 PM

I had a terrible GP. I won't go into detail, but the last time I left her office I was crying.
I was seeing other doctors, and at some point she was copied on my test results and a letter that noted an itch and discoloration I was having on my face. The GP called and told me I had lupus! It sent me into a panic! I immediatly called my other doctor and they said they made no such diagnosis and frankly, they didn't do any kinds of tests to even indicate lupus.

I was going to make a complaint before, but really didn't have it in me. But calling me with a bogus diagnosis is really beyond all reason.
Has anyone complained to their insurance company or medical board about a bad doctor. I was once told that if you complain you get flagged as a "bad patient" and you get mistreated by all future doctors.
Any stories?
Thank you!

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