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Insurance Company Interests Come First Here - Review by C V | Wallingford Pediatrics

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Insurance Company Interests Come First Here 3/23/2007

When we first visited Dr. Springers office, I noticed a newspaper clipping about the Doctors recent Award for NOT precribing antibiotics to children in many cases....the award (and monetary gift) from an insurance company! That initially struck me as maybe a bit of a conflict of interest. My son, who is ADHD, had been seeing a highly respected ADHD specialist for seven years, until our insurance company dropped that Doctor and then assigned Dr. Springer to us. Dr. Springer, on our first visit, made it clear he was "not comfortable" with my sons' medication he had been on for seven years. As a parent, I have always had a great concern for my childs well-being, and especially when it concerns taking this type of strong medication. He had been thoroughly checked out every three months for potential side-effects, and has always come up up clear and in good health. Today the Doctor made the sudden decision, without consultation with us, to refuse to have his medication prescription filled. Cutting my son off of his necessary medication cold-turkey without consultation is absolutely the most unethical move I have ever heard of by a Doctor, who refused to discuss it with me when I called, and simply left his office (early) for the day. This doctor has clearly demonstrated that he is putting the interests of the insurance companys before the interest of his patient. DO NOT RISK YOUR CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING!! SEE SOMEONE ELSE!! more
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