Review: East Michigan Family Care - Shannon Wiggins DO

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CPP

Lansing, MI

#1 Jan 5, 2011
This practice will be out of business soon. I went in there and waited 5 hours to see the doctor and lets just say i did not get what i came for so i used a recorder and found 7 HIPP laws broken and now i am working with the local police and the DEA to shut this place down for good and all they had to do was help me like they said they would when i called. Bab move on ther part
Confused

Lansing, MI

#3 May 31, 2011
Lansing City Pulse reported in early May that this Dr Wiggins was in trouble with the law for overprescribing medications. Tried to find reference to it in Lansing State Journal, but could not find it.
cnmp

East Lansing, MI

#4 Jul 12, 2011
I went in waited two hrs paid $125 bucks and this little short doctor came in and said I'm sorry I'm not the type of doctor you need so I said fine give me my money back and I will go somewhere else. Well he was irate and basically said tough your not getting your money back and then I said I wasn't going to leave he said he would call the police and I said fine. He was completely bluffing so they set me up with Dr. Wiggins and when I went in for my appt. she wasn't even in. DO NOT GO HERE!
concerned

Dewitt, MI

#5 Aug 18, 2011
This place needs to be shut down Dr.Wiggins assHippaults her husband on propeerty during business hours, curses at her staff and that ugly office manager needs to learn what her job really means. Staff are not trained but qualify by being renters of Wiggins husbands properties, pay their rent with bridge cards, free labor and sexual acts. hippa means nothing to these offices just sit in the lobby & you will be taught how to get and or buy any narcotics you wish.All these people care about is $$$$ nothing else go their broke and see if they do not tell you to go to Sparrow or face ridiculous charges for walk in , no copay etc..
Aiding to Addiction

East Lansing, MI

#6 Nov 21, 2011
"Dr." Shannon Wiggins AND her husband are a disgrace to the medical profession. For YEARS she has been flying under the radar by hiring P.A.s and doctors as sub contractors to work in her office on Michigan Ave. Her office has prescribed deadly combinations of medications WITHOUT x-rays or other diagnostic proof substantiating the need for such narcotics. Many of these patients have ended up in her METHODONE clinic just to get off the Vicodin she prescribed for lengthy periods of time.
I have seen a womans life totally DESTROYED, resulting in her children being removed and left to fend for herself, on methodone and STILL receiving narcotics from this clinic.
It's about time the courts get serious. Tomorrow, November 22nd in the court house on Kalamazoo, at 8:30am, Shannon Wiggins will be in front of a judge. Show up and be part of the good people watching her criminally motivated career come to an end.
Unfortunately, MANY people do not get the proper care and treatment from doctors that are NOT "drug pushers", which forces them to seek help from Wiggins clinic. Sadly, the help they get from her clinic will destroy them.
Doctors that work for the county health plan, discriminate against those in TRUE need of medications for chronic pain and high anxiety, thus, no medication is given. The assumption is made within the 1st 5 minutes of meeting a county doctor, if you are seeking pain or anxiety medication...you must be an addict. This failure to appropriately treat those that are in TRUE NEED has caused many people to go untreated, living a life of poor quality.
A Catch 22...on one hand you have a doctor that, basically leaves an RX pad open for the addict to fill out and on the other hand, you have patients that are NOT addicts but cannot get the help they need BECAUSE of Shannon Wiggins lack of professionalism.
That is all for now. I pray justice will put this woman AND HER HUSBAND out of business.
Liars

Lansing, MI

#7 Jan 31, 2012
Its a shame that people abuse dr wiggins and in turn us that really need help can't get it. She's a wonderful doctor and is proactive in my medical care and needs. I cannot believe people don't see that 95% of her patients are I'm need of pain help or disabled. They are shut down until further notice which in turn halts my medical care bc no other doctor will see me and I can not access my records to prove my medical condition. She is amazing and all the allegations above are false and untrue. Give me some proof bc I have never had a experience like the so claimed ones mentioned above. Sad and now bc ppl got turned away they are angry and mad and I cannot continue my medical care as of this point. Are you upset bc you are addicts and she didn't want to aid in that or bc your complaints are true? I don't know the answer all I know is now I'm screwed and could die from my lack of meds that I need refilled on the 1st of feb. I pray they open back up.
patient

East Lansing, MI

#8 Jan 31, 2012
Since 2007, I have never seen Dr. Wiggins commit a crime, or curse at her staff. She has always been above board and on top of my medical needs. Because they are shut down right now, I am screwed trying to get the help for my health care. Those that could not get what they wanted from her are bashing her because of this. One patient kicked in her window because Dr. Wiggins would not give her drugs. I personally know people that were discharged from her practice because they were not compliant with their meds. I hope she opens back up, because I cannot even find another doctor with her closed. I loath finding a new doctor and very satisfied with her care.
JUSY OUTRAGED

United States

#9 Feb 1, 2012
I'm agree with the two comments above, I have herniated disk (more then one), insomnia, and depression and I can't speak on all patients bt I know that some of us really r in need of our medications, since realizing that Dr. Wiggins offices have been shut down, I can honestly say that I cannot find not one doctor in this city who is willing to prescribe at least 2 of my medications, and of of those is jt a sleep aid!!! I have 3 children and without my medications come February 17th, my ability to even get out of bed on my own, will start fading away. I guess thank god my oldest is 16 and can help some... But he shouldn't have to cuz its not his responsibility!!!!!
Fired Patient

United States

#10 Feb 1, 2012
That woman is crazy! I had Wiggins as a doctor for a few years. She gave me any medication that I asked for! She failed to diagnose my thyroid disorder for over a year...then when it was diagnosed- she put me on the wrong med for over 6 months! She prescribed me valuim and vicodin like it was candy! She told me that I had back problems-that other doctors told me that I didn't even have! I had an incident- due to the high dose of Paxil she kept me on- I tried to kill myself! After I was released from the hospital, I tried to reach her by phone because I had been told at the hospital to immediately stop taking Paxil and I needed to know if I was supposed to start something else. This BITCH had the nerve to tell me that I had no business calling her because it was not an emergency...then she continued to tell me that I was no longer her patient! Are ya serious!? What a compassionate doctor! I had just gotten out of the damn hospital! She doesn't care about anything other than money! And yeah- every appointment took hours upon hours! You'd sit in the waiting room for hours, then sit in a private room longer still. There were times I had to open the door and ask them if they remembered I was still there. I hope she goes to prison! I heard they arrested her and took all her files and computers. I also heard she has at least 7 charges against her now- including homicide!!!
Well informed

Trenton, MI

#11 Feb 3, 2012
Funny how you people bash doctor wiggins. You say you went to her for two years that's a long time to go to someone but yet say things that are degrading and untrue. If you were so unhappy why did you continue to go for two years? There are some of us that actually go to her bc she is a wonderful doctor and is very understanding about my medical needs. My sister is a addict and tried going to her and she turned her away. I personally know people that have been discharged. And I'll word to so wise people my moms law firm is working on her case and all above accusations are false. They are giving her a hard time but she has orange stickers up for lack of permit for electrical work and she has to get her "interns" out of there and anyone not licensed to work in a doctor office then she can open back up.
Have you heard of a foia request? Use your right go request the docket and read! If your so intelligent. Those charges were thrown out 5 of the seven people were still seeing her yet jumping on board thinking they could get money from her and the death in question she killed herself had tried over a course of ten years just happen the last three years she was seeing wiggins and happen to be successful. That is no longer a case. Like I said 5 of the 7 ppl continued care under her as te jumped on board. I wit evn go int what race or creed they are but it's. It surprising. She is a wonderful doctor she will be open and the so called dea raid was or te patients not herb they are mapping all of you so it's about that so I hoe your in ompliance with your meds and not drug seeking bc like isaid hey r going to ap you all and then it will be taken up with the patient! Any questions please ask
Well informed

Trenton, MI

#12 Feb 3, 2012
Also you people need to get your facts straight.
ritea

Ovid, MI

#13 Feb 4, 2012
Well informed wrote:
Also you people need to get your facts straight.
my bigest question, is what r her patients supose to do right now??
she does seem to treat some cronicly ill people.. they r left with no
where to go, and there is nothing telling them anything on the door
or on the answering machine. seems very bad, as some have said in these comments. who is there for them?
Anon

Lansing, MI

#14 Feb 4, 2012
Can I ask why it is that you drive ALL the way from Southfield to see this doctor? Seems a little suspicious to me....just saying.
Liars wrote:
Its a shame that people abuse dr wiggins and in turn us that really need help can't get it. She's a wonderful doctor and is proactive in my medical care and needs. I cannot believe people don't see that 95% of her patients are I'm need of pain help or disabled. They are shut down until further notice which in turn halts my medical care bc no other doctor will see me and I can not access my records to prove my medical condition. She is amazing and all the allegations above are false and untrue. Give me some proof bc I have never had a experience like the so claimed ones mentioned above. Sad and now bc ppl got turned away they are angry and mad and I cannot continue my medical care as of this point. Are you upset bc you are addicts and she didn't want to aid in that or bc your complaints are true? I don't know the answer all I know is now I'm screwed and could die from my lack of meds that I need refilled on the 1st of feb. I pray they open back up.
bigmama

Lansing, MI

#15 Feb 7, 2012
Well informed wrote:
Also you people need to get your facts straight.
you are totally right people need to stop hating. now abt her husband he need to stay out of the office work because that's when shit started going down hill! i started going there in 2006 and she would not give me nothing tell they ran a full blood work on me,a MRI, x rays and got my med. history. people just get pissed of because they do not get what they want I my self have see them discharge ppl for abuse of meds and i seen 1 guy whom got really mad because she refused him pain meds because he came in drunk and she told him she was not going to set back and allow him to be on pain med and drink that it was a deadly combination. If she is guilty of any thing it would be of spreading her self to thin... tiring to help as many people as she could! Yes you do have a long wait but is it not worth it to get a doctor that cares!!!
yes

United States

#16 Feb 9, 2012
As an ex employee, I'm on both sides. I've seen and heard her cuss and staff. ' All these ppl care about is a check, which often bounced.' I've seen how rude she can be. I've seen her fight patients. Now, she can be very compassionate, at times depending on ur insurance. Whmever Moms law firm is handling the case shouldn't be discussing it with you. Hwever she WAS fined 5000 and found quilty of being incompent (sp) and neligent (sp) it was eight charges not seven. A few DID die of over prescribing meds. At the end of the day she needs an attitude adjustment, treat her staff btr and dnt allow her husband in the office. He's part of the reason too her name is mud. And I highly doubt she will reopen. Sorry guys out there that needs ur meds and can't get records. Go to ur pharmacy and have them print your med sheet that may help. ~ex staff
Ex patient

Adrian, MI

#17 Feb 11, 2012
Dr wiggins was always kind to me and helped me get the test and referrals I needed. But her staff didn't always seem to be on the up and up I heard her husband made them work in the office when they couldn't pay the rent to him and that is so wrong to have people not medically trained dealing with patients. My husband is or was still a patient and we cannot get Any doctor in the area to see him cause of where he was going her name has put a label on her patients one office said to get my husbands records and them they would get back with us well there is no way to get his records currently. He had spinal fusion, just found out he has arthritis in his whole spine and a mass was found in his throat the office was working on getting him referrals to specialists when they were shut down so now he can't find help and could have cancer in his throat and we don't know cause no one will take him as a new patient. We have some records but not everything. People are being discriminated against cause wiggins was there doctor. Someone needs to help the people who were really at that office for help alot of people are screwed now. I got out of that office almost 2 years ago when I got better insurance, my husband just got his better insurance and didn't move quick enough. Now he can't find care anywhere and he needs it.
Loretta Poole

East Lansing, MI

#18 Feb 12, 2012
Dr. Wiggins is a very good caring Dr. whom care very much for her patients, she treated me very well, she referred me to different drs. for different situations she also send me for lab work, and exray when necessary, she made time to ask you questions how you feel today she did'nt rush you in and out she was a dr. that concern about her patients. their were some patients that abuse the drugs to get high she did'nt contiune their services nor gave them medicine some didn't pass the drug text so se would dicontinue to treat or give them medicine and that make them very angry I as a patient did not blame her because they were abusing themselves abusing the systems and putting her practice on the line like now, it is not her fought. Any Dr. that prescribe medicine for you there ar directions how and many times to take your medicine some people just don't follow the rules some overdose because they don't take the medicine as prescribe that is not the Dr. faught, Dr. wiggins is a good caring Dr.that cares and she derserves to carry on with her practice and open back very soon, I as a patient she have cared about my health and I would'nt ask for another Dr. she just a good Dr. no doubt about it
for-wiggins

New Hudson, MI

#19 Feb 15, 2012
i think the only people that are mad at her are the ones who cant get there fixs. i have been seeing dr wiggins since 2007 an she has done nothing but be helpful to me. dr wiggins has sent me to pain management physical therapy an has done x-rays an other test befor giving me what works for my condition. i beleave she is an amazing doctor an she cares for her patiants. she has a stessful job an when others come in bitching for some reason or another it takes a toll on her shes just tryin to help people when others wont. as for the waiting time its well worth it because she is willing to help those who need it.
theonetheonly_Ka tt

United States

#20 Feb 15, 2012
How would you guys like your dirty laundry aired on the internet!! We all have a personal problems, and they should be delt with privately. Leave the poor woman alone. Ever thought she perscribes so many narcotics because the other DOCTORS IN THIS town won't bcuz they r too worried about the government? Let's keep my bank book rolling and screw the patient. Meanwhile the patient is in terriable pain...and miserable. WHAT ever happened to the american spirit of SCREW the government, I'm going to do what I know is right!ANY OTHER doctor that was shut down for fire codes wouldn't of made the news. And even in the first post "she didn't help me so I reported her" .....or how about "I tried to kill myself so that makes her the bad guy" first off YOU ARE THE MORON I'd be willing to bed my house and car that Dr Wiggins wasn't there holding ur hand when u tried to kill yourself! You have had some issues LONG before you were in her care. So throw on ur big girl panties and march up to CMH. As for the rest of you guys, it is nice to see someone defending someone that actually cares for her patients!
theonetheonly_Ka tt

United States

#21 Feb 15, 2012
The office opened Wed, feb 15th for those of you that aren't too busy bashing her and actually need a DECENT DOCTOR.

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