denied health care because of disability?

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patient

Anonymous Proxy

#1 Mar 5, 2013
So I called an area family doctor and asked if they accepted new medicare patients. They did, so I made an appointment. Then I mentioned that I have medicare because of a disability and was told that the doctor "does not see people with disabilities". I pushed for a reason and was put on hold 3 times until they came back and said they are not accepting medicare patients. I explained that I only need a regualr doctor for regular checkups, and that I see a specialist for my condition. They still refused to see me. Never experienced this before . First time I was ever denied health care because I am sick.
Still looking for a good MD.

Is this because of the new healthcare mandate? I wonder if doctors will be using tricks contrary to the spirit of the Hippocratic oath they took in order to maximize their profits?
My biz

Kittanning, PA

#2 Mar 5, 2013
Of they denied you because of disability you need to get an attorney. Hope you got a name of the idiot that said that to you- that's huge! There is a persons with disability act they protects you. Google it.
patient

Anonymous Proxy

#3 Mar 5, 2013
My biz wrote:
Of they denied you because of disability you need to get an attorney. Hope you got a name of the idiot that said that to you- that's huge! There is a persons with disability act they protects you. Google it.
I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I just don't understand why a MD would not take a patient with a pre-existing condition even if they have insurance which the doctor accepts....I do not want pain medicine or anything like that and I told them so. It looks like I am going to have to go out of town to find a MD, there are no good MDs accepting patients in Massena. Plenty of PAs and DOs and whatever but I need a MD.
me too

Massena, NY

#5 Mar 15, 2013
I had this happen recently too. I don't want to name names but it is a MD who is accepting new patients in Massena. I was told they do not accept patients with disabilities even though they accept Medicare. After seeing this I will be calling the hospital's case worker to report it.
Lies

Massena, NY

#7 Mar 16, 2013
Is it really that hard to get patents? These post are all the same person trying to cause trouble. You sound like and idiot. You are an idiot!
truly

Massena, NY

#9 Mar 19, 2013
Maybe wrote:
Maybe I should have said "witch doctor." For a doctor to state they do not want to accept a patient with disabilities is absurd to say the least. Everyone has some sort of disability. This doctor's name should be made available to the public to be aware of and afford the opportunity to allow other perspective patients their own opportunity to ask the same specific question themselves of this doctor in advance of becoming a patient. This is ridiculous!!! The New York State office of Discipline For Professionals should be notified if this is true. <quoted text>
that is correct. also the doctor's name should be made available. that way they can confirm or deny and the rest of us will be made aware.
me too

Massena, NY

#10 Mar 23, 2013
Lies wrote:
Is it really that hard to get patents? These post are all the same person trying to cause trouble. You sound like and idiot. You are an idiot!
Really how would you know? must be clairvoyant? and in the medical field, and feel threatened. I can only speak for me. If this has happened to at least 2 maybe others had it happen. If I wanted to cause trouble I would be naming names but out of respect to the doctor's staff I am not going to name anyone. If it is something worthwhile you will hear about it in the paper.
If you aren't doing anything wrong you shouldn't have any need to worry.
Jasmine

Baltimore, MD

#11 May 21, 2013
I had a dr today in VA deny me because of short term disability. Huh! I believe you. This is awful. They told me they could Denys because they are a private dr and can make that choice on their own. Check out the Americans with disability act. It's discrimination.
Jasmine

Baltimore, MD

#12 May 21, 2013
Jasmine wrote:
I had a dr today in VA deny me because of short term disability. Huh! I believe you. This is awful. They told me they could Denys because they are a private dr and can make that choice on their own. Check out the Americans with disability act. It's discrimination.
I just contacted my lawyer. Ill have an answer for you as soon as he calls me back.
checked

Massena, NY

#13 May 21, 2013
Jasmine wrote:
<quoted text>
I just contacted my lawyer. Ill have an answer for you as soon as he calls me back.
I called the NYS agency that monitors professionals and they said it is legal for doctors to refuse any patient for any reason. I never knew the Hippocratic Oath was conditional to such a degree. But then I suppose it depends on the integrity of the individual "doctor".

Doctors are stooges for drug companies now. They are worse than drug dealers.
watch

Seneca Falls, NY

#14 May 21, 2013
i believe if the Dr. is affiliated with any hospital that accepts medicare and the patient is denied the hospital could lose their medicare priviledges/funding
reality

Massena, NY

#15 May 21, 2013
Really? I urge anyone who had this happen to them to report the doctor to Medicare

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