Mcleod Cancer & Blood Center
JDD

United States

#82 Nov 14, 2012
Looks like the banks know a bad investment when they see one...might be difficult to run a cancer center from prison!!!!
MIKE KISER

Whitesburg, KY

#84 Nov 14, 2012
Patient wrote:
Did both offices close? I went to the one on Wesley St
i went to both places is lambs office going to open tomorror. thursday that what i was told i am running out of my medication. any one can help me i would appreciate it.
JDD

United States

#85 Nov 14, 2012
MIKE KISER wrote:
<quoted text> i went to both places is lambs office going to open tomorror. thursday that what i was told i am running out of my medication. any one can help me i would appreciate it.
I called my primary care physcian and they were able to take care of my meds by calling in a prescription.
950PennAve

Springfield, NJ

#86 Nov 14, 2012
TruthSeeker wrote:
Conveniently omitted from the WCYB story is the fact that the loyal employees who stuck with Mcleod after the FDA search and Michael Combs' federal plea were also told Monday -- without any notice whatsoever -- that they would not be paid for the last two weeks they had ALREADY worked. It is a shame that WCYB evidently relied on the statement of an unidentified "official" who blames Mcleod's closing on the banks, rather than the physicians whose apparently criminal actions and complete mismanagement of the practice created the very situation which obviously gave the banks sufficient reason to refuse to loan them more money. WCYB and its viewers should also know that the unidentified "official" with whom WCYB spoke was a 20-year old employee with no medical or business education, who conveniently happens to be the daughter of Dr. Lamb's financee. So one can make their own judgment about whether the "official's" statements to WCYB were uninformed and/or biased. Bottom line is that it is time for the physicians to man-up and dig into their deep doctor pockets and pay the 30 or so employees who got the shaft yesterday the money they are owed. The physicians have more than sufficient personal assets to cover a two-week payroll. For once, perhaps the physicians will do the right thing instead of protecting their own greedy interests.
Without any notice whatsoever??? You mean besides the federal agents and newscasters that frequented your place of business from March to October? Were you waiting for a whistle or a bell or something?
ToothSeeker

Springfield, NJ

#87 Nov 14, 2012
TruthSeeker wrote:
WCYB and its viewers should also know that the unidentified "official" with whom WCYB spoke was a 20-year old employee with no medical or business education, who conveniently happens to be the daughter of Dr. Lamb's financee.
I've met Tony Treadway, but I don't know if those are the words I would use to describe him... to his face.

My only question is whether the abovementioned wedding is still on.
Recent patient of McLeod

Chatsworth, GA

#88 Nov 15, 2012
I was referred to Dr. Lamb by my primary physician after being diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in Sept. He was referred to me as one of the top Oncologists in the area. He gave me hope. Also started Chemo in the hospital and our hope is to add as much time as possible and get back to our family out of this area. I was shocked to show up for my Chemo Treatment on Tuesday and found they were closed down. This was after I took one of three pills that retail for $419.00 and I'll have to get again. I did get to talk to Dr. Lamb and he helped me get my records and move over to the Mountain States Center, (where I had done my radiation anyway). I can tell you this is one upset man. I believe he loved his patients and he did a lot for me in a short period of time. I don't think he believed his funding would be denied with a business going as well as that one was with as many patients as they had. There must be some kind of abandonment laws that apply even to banks when it comes to situations like this. The are sure not bashful about going to the government to bail them out so buck up money bags and help take care of locals, some of which are your customers until a much smoother transition can be made instead of this panic.
Christy Campbell

Greeneville, TN

#89 Nov 15, 2012
I have Iron Defiency Anemia and have had 18 IV Iron treatments from McCleod Center and my iron is the lowest it has ever been even lower than when I first started the treatments. The Iron must have been fake also!
Me too

United States

#90 Nov 15, 2012
Tim T wrote:
I'll be the first to admit when I am wrong. I sat down with Dr. Lamb two weeks ago and he assured me that he was not involved and would be exonerated. Although no charges have been brought forth against him, my faith has been shaken. I have called and requested my records and then I will be looking for a new oncologist. My insurance will not pay for the Medical center cancer center I may end up going to Kingsort or Bristol.
All patients that have been treated at the center should seek another doctor to verify their health status.


The Regional Cancer Center called my insurance and they agreed to let me go to MSHA in network. They said that they have gotten that approval for several people in the same boat as me. You might want to try that before driving all that way.
info

United States

#91 Nov 15, 2012
Dr. Kincaid enters guilty plea in federal court. See link for story:

http://www2.wjhl.com/news/2012/nov/15/breakin...
Queen

Knoxville, TN

#92 Nov 16, 2012
Christy Campbell wrote:
I have Iron Defiency Anemia and have had 18 IV Iron treatments from McCleod Center and my iron is the lowest it has ever been even lower than when I first started the treatments. The Iron must have been fake also!
You are crazy to compare iron defiency to chemotherapy, give me a break. Get some oral over the counter iron and get over it. You can live with low iron, I promise. So silly
JDD

United States

#93 Nov 16, 2012
It will be a happy day in my life when I read the State Board has revoked the licenses of these 3 doctors so they will not be able to practice medicine in the state of Tennessee. "Would you like fries with that?"
Queen

Knoxville, TN

#94 Nov 16, 2012
JDD wrote:
It will be a happy day in my life when I read the State Board has revoked the licenses of these 3 doctors so they will not be able to practice medicine in the state of Tennessee. "Would you like fries with that?"
It will be a happy day in my life when people stop passing judgement on others..... Maybe we forget that judging is not our place. Dr. Lamb has helped many people, you obviously don't know him.
TFM

Brevard, NC

#95 Nov 16, 2012
Queen wrote:
<quoted text>
It will be a happy day in my life when people stop passing judgement on others..... Maybe we forget that judging is not our place. Dr. Lamb has helped many people, you obviously don't know him.
Not to worry. The judge will be judging the other two in due time. Any good that any of them has done does not excuse what they did. People got chemo that came from an unapproved pharmacy and through a storage unit.
Queen

Knoxville, TN

#96 Nov 16, 2012
TFM wrote:
<quoted text>
Not to worry. The judge will be judging the other two in due time. Any good that any of them has done does not excuse what they did. People got chemo that came from an unapproved pharmacy and through a storage unit.
You don't know what you are talking about... The other two doctors had nothing to do with any of this. It was done behind their backs that means they did not know. So until you are correctly informed you need to stop putting inaccurate comments on here. That's why we don't need to judge anyone especially when we don't have all the facts.
ToothSeeker

Springfield, NJ

#97 Nov 16, 2012
Queen wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't know what you are talking about... The other two doctors had nothing to do with any of this. It was done behind their backs that means they did not know. So until you are correctly informed you need to stop putting inaccurate comments on here. That's why we don't need to judge anyone especially when we don't have all the facts.
Excellent, another defender of the faith. I was afraid that we had lost the last of them. I was nearly fresh out of BS.
Ridge Runner

Franklin, TN

#98 Nov 16, 2012
Ah the effectiveness of the Northeast TN healthcare market! This kind of stuff, MSHA's monopoly, what's next?
Queen

Knoxville, TN

#99 Nov 16, 2012
ToothSeeker wrote:
<quoted text>
Excellent, another defender of the faith. I was afraid that we had lost the last of them. I was nearly fresh out of BS.
That's funny. I was fresh out of idiots. Thank you for your assistance!!
Deb

Johnson City, TN

#100 Nov 16, 2012
The office behind JCMC will be open Mon-Wed of next week (Nov. 19-21). Although the answering service is saying the office is closed, they are in fact open so patients can sign release forms for their records. I was there this afternoon. I was called that a copy of my record is ready to be picked up. I will do so on Monday.

I will miss Dr. Lamb, the staff and the patients I sat with in the chemo room while getting my treatment. After ten years,( I was only supposed to last two) these people are like family to me. It breaks my heart to see Dr. Lamb and his staff face such devastation and for the patients facing fear and uncertainty.
JDD

Johnson City, TN

#101 Nov 17, 2012
Queen wrote:
<quoted text>
It will be a happy day in my life when people stop passing judgement on others..... Maybe we forget that judging is not our place. Dr. Lamb has helped many people, you obviously don't know him.
I know Lamb better than I wish to. He was aware from the beginning. As a matter of fact he is the one who first received information from the supplier of the non FDA approved drugs. Lamb has lied directly to me so I know what kind of person he is.
Sick

Lincoln, NE

#102 Nov 17, 2012
If you worked there and saw these things happening why then didn't you say something you have no right to post on this site given you are just as guilty of those involved if you sat back and did nothing. I happen to be a granddaughter of one of Kincaid's patients and this whole thing makes me sick b/c maybe if those nurses who noticed things off in 2007 or people like yourself who are now coming forward would do the right thing in the beginning patients wouldn't be left wondering if there cancer has been properly treated or for the patients who lost their battle. People like you make me sick.
x-employee wrote:
I used to work for McLeod and left due to unethical things going on. I saw questionable insurance practices, OSHA violations left and right, state of Tennessee violations, doctors' kids and step-kids doing tasks they were not certified to do, phlebotomists running lab tests, and a whole lot of shredding prior to the FDA serving their search warrants. I wouldn't take my dog there because I love my dog. I do not think that everyone who works there is unethical or shadey, however, I do believe that money was always the highest priority. I feel sorry for the patients and their families.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Elizabethton Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Elizabethton School Board Wanting to Change the... 1 hr Jenett 1
blm 1 hr Dump Democrats ... 8
No agreeing with the mayor. 1 hr Jenett 4
sycamore shoals 1 hr Holly 5
Anyone know a woman named Lindsey Hurley? 5 hr Gettinaround 2
Boyd the RINO. 7 hr GOP 2
PC Correct 12 hr PC correct 1

Elizabethton Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Elizabethton Mortgages