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3rd opinion, now really confused!! 3rd opinion, now really confused!!

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Unread 09-23-2002, 06:42 AM
3rd opinion, now really confused!!

oh you have my sympathy. i have seen a few dr's with no personality (mean) but are very good in their fields...i hope this is one of them. i have this site to find out about dr's on my favorite places and hopefully you can find out some info on it. i can't seem to get the web address to post and work so i will try to send it to you by e mail. love, cynthia
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Unread 09-23-2002, 06:51 AM
3rd opinion, now really confused!!

Here's a link for how to obtain information about docs in Florida

http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/medic...html#Consumers

Many good docs (especially obgyns who deliver babies) have been sued and many bad docs have not, so this is just one piece of information to consider in your evaluation of this person
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Unread 09-23-2002, 07:29 AM
3rd opinion, now really confused!!

In most states, the reported information isn't lawsuits filed; usually only final judgments not in the physician's favor are reported. If there is a judgment against a doctor, it's important to find out why; it's not necessarily a serious problem. But I would be wary of a doctor with several disciplanary actions against him or her. In my state (Massachusetts) doctors have in the past been allowed to continue practicing despite multiple malpractice actions. This is about to change, and I believe the new statutes will specify more than 3 strikes and you're out.

Also, although OB/GYN's are usually sued more often than other doctors, remember that about 60-65% are never levied an unfavorable malpractice judgment , so my position is why bother with the other 35-40%?
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Unread 09-23-2002, 08:26 AM
Great information Ladies!!!

Thankyou! I was able to find out that this new dr is certified with The American Board of OB/GYN and has never been sued or had any sort of discplinary action taken against him. This helps to ease my mind a little.

I also looked up the gyn that did my surgery while I was in there and found that he has been successfully sued twice within the past 6 years, the first time they settled for a half a million dollars and the second suit settled for a quarter of a million, this raises some serious concerns and makes me feel better about straying away from him for other opinions.Now that I have been told that all of the organs removed showed normal pathology, I wish I would have sought a second opinion before doing the surgery. He also had disciplinary action taken on him by the Fl. Dept of health just within the last couple of years. I was not able to find out any information about what he was sued FOR or what he was discplined for. I would be very curious to know. If any one has any idea how to get that..let me know. Thanks

Thanks again Ladies, I am going to bookmark this site under favorites and I will use it before I see ANY dr. I knew I would get useful information from you guys.
I hope everyone is doing well.
Dawn
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Unread 09-23-2002, 08:32 AM
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dawn.
look around on those sites for a phone # to call and get the full report on why the dr was sued. i know you can get it i just don't know where i found this florida #. good luck!
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Unread 09-23-2002, 10:48 AM
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Dawn,

As Cynthia said, look around on the state site for the agency where you can get further info on why the doc was sued. One likely place could be the Division of Insurance, or try calling the Florida Department of Health. If they don't maintain the info, they can probably tell you who does. Twice in 6 years, for fairly large awards, plus a disciplinary action by the state board raises a warning flag. Your new doctor doesn't have any of these problems, so this is a good sign. Maybe when you see him at the next visit he'll be more pleasant. Some doctors, when they first meet you come across rather gruff, and they soften up as they get to know you.

Let us know how it goes.
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Unread 09-23-2002, 02:30 PM
3rd opinion, now really confused!!

i also agree with wachusett about the dr's acting like jerks then turning nice. i've also met some genius dr's that god obviously delivered brains but nothing else . i feel so bad that an incompetent dr got ahold of you and i can understand you must be devastated. hang in there and hopefully dr. personality can fix you.
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Unread 09-24-2002, 05:23 PM
3rd opinion, now really confused!!

Dawn

Like everyone else I am sorry you have to go through all this. One of the best pieces of advice I ever got came from a 75 year old female doctor who told me "don't ever forget that your doctor works for YOU, and not the other way around."
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Unread 08-15-2005, 04:45 AM
3rd opinion, now really confused!!

i was a hyst patient in florida too... on the gulf coast. i understand just how tightly knit our doctors all are. i must tell you that i regret taking the precise path that i did & wish that i had sought more than one opinion. i also wish that i had had the courage to ask someone non-medical to go with me for support but believed it was a sign of weakness & immaturity. if i could go back, i would have that person there to catch the fly balls (you know...the ones that go soaring past your face before you can field them, like barbs from the dr). i would also go from one to the next to the next to the next until i found one that made me feel comfortable. trust your gut about personality. just because your doctor may be an ace surgeon does NOT allow for psychological mistreatment. having a bad day is NOT an excuse. it was when i brought a caring person with me to my appointments, that things started to become clearer & more simplified. i am NOT an idiot. i understood what they were telling me, but my deification of their statures created a stupidity in me. my friend saw this & helped me through it. do NOT settle. you ARE worth more. and you do NOT have to go through this alone.
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Unread 08-15-2005, 09:29 AM
3rd opinion, now really confused!!

dawn, we have been out of touch for a while, how are things now, are they any better?

i have recently been given the diagnosis of possible Ovarian Remnant Syndrome and was so mad initially that i wanted to go off! I am seeing a new doctor now and she is taking the cautious route and is going to get me a consult with an oncologist surgeon so it can be removed and be a more thorough approach. But I am still upset, this will be surgery #4 in 5 years for me!!!! When does it end???

Hugs to you sweetie and update us on how you are doing!!!!!

jody

my birth mom moved from Pensacola back in April, her husband passed away the end of January and we came down for the funeral.
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