MemberAugust 16, 2017 at 4:43 amquote drtowfigh:
Thank you, I’ll see if I can get those records. My surgery was done in an Ambulatory Surgery Center though, and there was just the surgeon, the anesthesiologist and an assistant. Outpatient. For all I know his records are all that exist.
By the way, I’m not trying to compete. I appreciate this site that you’ve put together. I think that all of us, patients and surgeons alike, are hindered by the bureaucracy and fear-of-lawsuits of the medical industry as it exists today, as far as learning about the best way to get things done. I call it an industry because that is how it behaves.
My surgeon has put forth extra effort, sitting through three denials for an MRI and a panel discussion to justify it, to help me figure out what is going on. Even though he has other patients, I’m sure, who are battling much more serious issues. I think that he wants to know also.
We can’t fix things though, by just accepting barriers and the status quo. Please don’t take offense as I dig in to the problem.