So sorry you are dealing with this crap. You have a right to be angry, but you just hang in there, ok? Giving up treatment is not an option. No one wins in that scenario. I would talk directly to your onc. and bypass the *#($*. Maybe then you could get some resolution.
Well, I received a call from the administrator of my onco office. Suddenly, it is okay for me to make payment arrangements for the spenddown. I can continue w/ my treatments. He was so nice it made me want to puke. He said that I was absolutely correct about everything but the $200 being paid. I asked him what changed his mind. His answer was that they didn't want to lose me as a patient. I started laughing and asked him if it had anything to do w/ my attorney contacting him? There was dead silence. I told him that I would be there on Tues for my treatment but I wanted all of my entire file copied so that I could have it in my possession. Also that I didn't want to have to deal w/ this problem each month. That I didn't want to talk to Melissa or him about this again. That any further discussion would be thru my attorney. He did admit that they allowed patients w/ PRIVATE insurace to make payment arrangements. So he is aware that there is a great potential there for a discrimination lawsuit. So, for the time being, I will continue to have treatments there but I am looking for another oncologist.
Thanks for all of the support.
Thanks for all of the support. I went for my chemo and visit w/ my onoc yesterday. First time in 3 weeks..grrrrrrr I stepped out of the elevator and who was the first person that I ran into...the B.... Melissa. I no more than got signed in and sat down to visit w/ some other patients that I knew and here comes Karen from the business office. Melissa had made sure that Karen brought the forms up for me to sign. I told Karen that I wasn't upset w/ her but I didn't plan to have any contact w/ Melissa again as long as I was living. lol My visit w/ Dr. Mary lasted almost an hr. Most of that was discussion. She was very upset and actually started crying. I told her that I felt she and the other onco needed to stand together and fight for the patients. She kept telling me that she didn't want me to leave and I told her that I didn't want to go elsewhere but that I would NOT be treated like dirt nor would I have the stress again. So, we will see. I am still keeping my appt w/ the new onoc on the 23rd. Need that backup plan. And yes, my attorney is ready to go as soon as I call him. I am hoping and praying that it won't come to that.