Retired Mom, it sounds like the whole thing was a bit of a nightmare. Your friend is lucky to have someone like you on her team.
Maybe when this is all over for her, you can consider a complaint against that doctor, but only when you feel it won't affect your friend if you are identified as the complaintent.
I hope things work out for your friend. Take care of yourself in all this too...you don't want to do anything that makes you feel worse!
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily