Malpractice and neglect

Doc Harris

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I am at a complete loss for what to do. I just recieved my packet that will be submitted to the VA for my QTC appointments. Missing from my packet was all of my labs and diagnostics, and all of my psych notes. The psych notes is an obvious explaination. The referring condition for my VA packet was lumbar strain??? Apparently the refering physician din't notice I have multiple buldged disks at all levels, spondylosis, Hx of SI HI ideations, PTSD, major depression, joint, chest,migraines, and abdominal pain of yet unknown etiology, and ETOH abuse since being back into country, and I have been to two inpatient treatment centers for my PTSD. As this roused my curiousity as a medical provider, I started to audit my own record, what little of it they provided, and I have discovered numerous errors, in the hundreds, false information, falsified documentation, and other issues. Other issues I have encountered in the last ten months were providers blatently accusing me of malingering, making things up, and being in the WTB for financial gain. Lets not look at the numbers, I actually make the same as a LPN in the civilian sector, and would rather not be 4 hours away from home in a broken system. I am fucked up, pardon the verbage, I just want proper care, and I want to get home to my family so I can be a husband and father. Not a soldier stuck in a failed medical system contemplating blowing my head off every other day to make the pain go away. How do I get someone to burn this house down, so myself, and other soldiers don't hit the same roadblocks? How do I get proper medical care outside of the Madigan medical system. Currently I am barred from entering Madigan without an escort, due to alleged threats, and I feel like I cannot get the care I need. I need legal help and advice quickly, as I feel my case is going down hill and heading towards getting swept under the rug. I will be the first to admit that I will be an epic failure if I try to represent myself, and the system will most likely win. My end goal is to get the medical care I deserve, hold personnel accountable for their actions/inactions, and ensure other soldiers don't have to go through what I have gone through.

Thanks in advance.
Doc
P.S. Something tells me I will be receiving repurcussions for blowing the whistle, and posting this in a public forum.
 

Robert Albright

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I had a similar problem Doc; though not as severe. My primary care diagnosed me with malingering and reported me for Social Security Fraud. He was retaliating because I complained to Maria Cantwell's Office that he refused to recommend that I be sent to a WTU. Social Security investigated determined that my condition had deteriorated, not improved. Got my medicare card yesterday.​



After I saw the diagnosis of malingering, I went to see the Ombudsman and had some records from a civilian doctor added to my record. My PCP had claimed that I was lying regarding a positive test for anti-nuclear antibodies. So I had the positive lab result put in my military records.​

Next I went to Madigan and requestes a new PCP (request was refused) but the patient advocate gave me the PCPs license number and state of licensure so that I could file a complaint against him with his state medical board. She then sent me down to the basement to see the HIPPA clerk. I filed a complaint under HIPPA stating that my PCP had made false claims in my record and filed a statement in my record along with diagnostic testing that refuted his claims.

I'm currently recovering from surgery, but I intend to follow up with Senator Cantwell's office regarding my PCPs actions and will probably file a "retaliation against a whistleblower" report. If you decide to contact Senator Cantwell, she has a website with a form to fill out. You will receive a response in about three days. The letter will have a form to fill out. Fill it out and take it to her office in downtown Tacoma. You will speak with Mr. Samuel Mack. He is a very decent man.

When I went to the formal PEB they did ask me about the PCPs statement. I explained the situation, and referred them to the evidence in my medical records that refuted his claims. The end result was that they sent my case back to the MTF. Just got my paperwork back, everything I asked for was added.

Don't let them wear you down.

Have you been seen by the Fusion Cell regarding PTSD? Don't know if you've been tracking it, but a while back a Doctor at Madigan was caught changeing diagnosis in medical records. His name was Kepplar; not sure of spelling. Surgeon General's office sent a special team down from Maryland to review the cases. Check with the Ombudsman she can point you in the right direction.

They also did not send my psych records to the VA. Didn't matter. VA contractor asked me a few questions; told me that he was certain that I had PTSD; VA rated me for it. Just make sure you list all your conditions on the paperwork.
 

grizz13

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Doc, hit up the MEB JAG office by old madigan. They will help you set up all the paperwork, you need to provide the medical records to show proof that you weren't malingering. Also, if you need me to be your "NCO escort" to Patient Advocacy I am more than willing, I can still wear a uniform until Wed next week. PM me if you need help!

Robert it was Mr. Keppler, he was the one that changed my diagnosis too... Glad that r-tard quit...
 

Doc Harris

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This is a lot to process for me. On top of everything, my wife told me to stop coming home because I am adversly affecting the family due to my painn, depression, and just stayinmg in bed because I feel like shit all of the time. So I guess my weekend reprive from the WTN is gone now. I truely feel alone in this fight, and I just want to get better.
 

Robert Albright

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Doc, get your vitamin D levels and B12 levels checked. I thought my depression and exhaustion was from PTSD. Got a new shrink, she decided to check my vitamin D. Normal levels are above 30. Mine was a 12. After taking the supplements for about a month, I was able to stop taking anti-depressants. I feel better than I have in years. Low vitamin D levels are common in the Pacific Northwest..

When I went to see my civilian doctor for the first time I told him about the extreme exhaustion I was experiencing. He checked my B12 and it was at the bottom end of the scale; after taking injections I actually feel like getting up and moving around.

I just paid out of pocket to have an ultrasound done; discovered that I have an inflamed fatty liver. This might be the source of my malabsorbtion problems. Won't know until I follow up with my civilian doc. Trying to hold off until I recover from surgery and until next payday.

Understand your marital problems; mine took the kids and left in May. Had to file a motion with the court to force her to bring them back from across country. Try Army One Source for a therapist if you think its worth saving the marriage. I've been through it and therapy is worth a shot.
 

Robert Albright

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Doc, hit up the MEB JAG office by old madigan. They will help you set up all the paperwork, you need to provide the medical records to show proof that you weren't malingering. Also, if you need me to be your "NCO escort" to Patient Advocacy I am more than willing, I can still wear a uniform until Wed next week. PM me if you need help!

Robert it was Mr. Keppler, he was the one that changed my diagnosis too... Glad that r-tard quit...
Problem is the guy who ordered Keppler to do it is still around; and it sounds like its back to business as usual.
 

Doc Harris

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What is the process to see a civilian doc without getting booted from this program. Can I just go?
The spouse situation is better now, and there is no cure for the bullshit they put us through at MAMC. This week they have cut off my pain meds without notice, or a valid justification. Probably retaliatory for filing a Congressional to get things out in the open. Pain and withdrawls will teach the soldier to shut up, yes?
 

Robert Albright

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What is the process to see a civilian doc without getting booted from this program. Can I just go?
The spouse situation is better now, and there is no cure for the bullshit they put us through at MAMC. This week they have cut off my pain meds without notice, or a valid justification. Probably retaliatory for filing a Congressional to get things out in the open. Pain and withdrawls will teach the soldier to shut up, yes?
You can go; but you'll have to pay out of pocket. It was worth it for me in the long run. I'll easily make my costs back with the items that I finally got documented and presented at the formal PEB. Ia week. asked a friend who she used and called and made an appointment. Got seen within Have you been to the pain clinic for meds, or are they prescribed through your primary care?
 
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