|Who's in charge: Dr. or Insurance
Jun 1, 2001
7 days after rushing my room mate to hospital #1 his insurance kicked in. His insurance transfered him to hospital #2. (I do not believe the Dr. at hospital released him)At Hospital #2 he was assigned to a DO. (not a Dr.) The DO. had only been liecensed for 1.5 yr. He was sent Home (my house)after a week at hospital #2. My Room-mate (of 6+ years) is DEAD. A gruesum death, which I had to watch!! He was 29 when he DIED. Dr. #1 said "that he would have lived if he had been under my care". I have been HIV+ for 18 years now is this the care I should expect? So again: I ask WHO IS IN CHARGE?? The Dr. or the Insurance Co.??
| Response from Mr. Berg
It's an ongoing battle. Generally, HIV specialists are warriors and know how to win with insurance companies(like Dr #1). It's very important to have an established treating physician before one is hospitalized and at the mercy of the system. Your story is simply horrific. My sincere condolenses to you.
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