I received a phone call today from the CA Board of Medicine, where I filed against many doctors who messed up during the treatment of my mother. The mess-up ended up in her death for no reason. There were many medical malpractice type issues but there was this one case I want to bring your attention to since this can happen to you any day and anywhere.
There was this one “doctor” who appears to have practiced without license as I later found out. When I filed the complaint with the CA Board of Medicine (there is a complaint form to fill out with standard questions), it included space for the license number of the doctor. I called the medical office where he was employed and asked for his license number. I was told “oh he works under doctor Y’s license number.” So I immediately knew that there is something fishy here. Next I asked for Dr. Y’s license number and I was refused.
Just so you know, the doctor’s license number is public information and they have no right to refuse to provide it. This further underlined my suspicion of stinky fish.
Thus in the form where it asked for X’s license number, knowing he did not have one, I placed Dr. Y’s name! Submitted the form and waited. I received a confirmation letter from the CA Board of Medicine confirming the complaint against Dr. Y! What??? I filed for X and not Y. Clearly X has no license so what happened here?
The CA Board of Medicine switched the names!
Meaning I filed against X who appears to not have a license and is working under the license of doctor Y. So they changed my complaint against doctor X to Y who had a license and dropped X since he was not in the database!
I sent them a fax–which the case worker said he has not yet seen–reminding them that it is X who I had a problem with and if he practiced medicine without a license, that is a criminal act, and I need to know that so I can throw his case to the DA for criminal charges. And if this is the case, doctor Y is also guilty and will have to face the law since he knowingly employed someone without a doctor’s license and sent him to act as a doctor, writing prescriptions!
I need to know this because these are federal crimes!
I had to repeat this 3 times–I hope he understood… I may have to repeat it a few more times before the CA Board of Medicine realizes that I am filing a medical fraud case against a person who is not a doctor or is acting without a license… they will not understand it because if he has no license, his name will not be in the database and will come out as “no charge against him is possible;” I bet you!
The law and all the people in it are clueless and the people in medicine are corrupt. This is a system that will be very hard to change but we must! If you have similar stories, do not let it go without action! You must do something so we can change the system. The least you should do is send me a note so I know about it. I do not use names as you can see but if no one does anything about this, the system will continue to get worse!
Please send me notes in private: firstname.lastname@example.org or comment in public here or join the closed group CluelessDoctors on Facebook and post your experiences there. I am going to collect all kinds of stories to point out our clueless doctors and corrupt medical system!
wow – sounds like a headache doing all this algebra to just file paper work (x and y) – but you are correct that it is wrong – and well, shame on any doctor who uses some one else’s lic. number.
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Not only wrong.. it is a crime…