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Resident vs. full-fledged physician

IvorymoonIIvorymoon Posts: 44
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:41 AM in Health Insurance Issues
I was a bit concerned about it, and now I am wondering.....
WHY would Social Security send me to a resident for my medical exam? I mean, the minute that resident walked in I knew it was not going to be a very good outcome....the first thing out of her mouth was "I'm running behind so we'll have to make this quick....", I told her this was a pretty serious matter for me. I am rather angry about being shipped off to just a resident. She made a few mistakes during my exam and the physician she reports to had to later tell her she could not do that (she was examining me for something other than what Social Security had sent me there for). You can bet I will bring it up at some point, especially after finding out that I was denied today (my second denial).

Has anyone else been sent to a resident? Also, the teaching physician did not come in to examine me at all, as is the norm when you are typically seen by a resident physician. He only popped his head in long enough to tell her she could not include the other exam she had done (the resident had stepped out to speak with the teaching physician).


  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    It doesn't seem fair. Don't give up. See if you can get more documentation for youre attorney. If you don't get paid neither dose he!
    Good luck, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • Good point thank you. I am going to get a lot more documentation, and I've already got an appointment for more tests, and going to see a specialist.
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