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A Real Resolution

A Real Resolution
I’ve been behind in the adding to the sad saga of Mr. M’s complaint against me. The fact is that the legal system takes a long time to resolve any  issue. As stated in previous posts, Mr. M didn’t want to pay his bill. He was subsequently turned over to a collection agency. He then turn a simple collection issue into a cyber and legal war accusing me of all sorts of things. In December 2010 I received a letter from the University of New York, State Education Department explaining that they were conducting an investigation in to Mr. M’s allegation of “professional...
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Pain and Loyalty

In an audio clip, Dan Ariely of Duke University talks to NPR’s Robert Siegel about dentistry and the relationship with the dentist. Apparently, the more pain, the better the relationship between doctor and patient. This may be good news for some dentist, but for the patient, well that may be a different story. Click Read More to listen to the NPR clip.
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The Real Story

The Real Story
In 2007, patient Mr. M. was charged for an operation that took bone from his lower jaw and transplanted it to his upper maxilla. The operation was necessary due to severe bone loss and before he could be a suitable candidate for implants.  Naturally this type of surgery requires general anaesthesia and an anesthesiologist and for which services there is separate charge. As a surgeon, my practice is certified as a ambulatory surgical center with a certified operating room, but no anesthesiologist on staff.  Mr. M paid the bill for surgery by credit card and agreed to pay for the anesthesiologist on...
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The Real Rip Off

The Real Rip Off
Recently I became the subject of an Internet smear campaign by an unhappy patient. In fact, it’s more than a smear campaign, to me it’s cyber bullying and extortion. It has nothing to do with malpractice or the care and treatment given to the patient, although that is what the patient claims. The trigger was simply asking him to pay his bill–nothing more than that. You can read The Real Story of Mr. M here. After being turned over to a collections agency, the patient started an Internet campaign containing false accusations against me and even my staff. He had threatened to do this in an...
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