Doctor took the medicare fee but wouldnt fill out a form
On Tuesday 5th August 2014 I took a disabled parking permit form, from the RTA
for the Drs at
Inland Medical Centre – Forbes 2871, Lachlan st, NSW
to sign for me to lodge back at the RTA, But instead,
after showing the DR my drivers licence,
disability pension card, and my attempt to wiggell my left toes
i was issued with a blood sample form and i was told it would cost me to
obtain my own medical information,
that i provided from the specialist, to the Medical Practitioner
upon request , at No Charge in the 1st instance.
So much for their duty of Care or their due dilligance,
instead of them ringing my old Dr,
No service just take the medicare
fee and you ring your old Dr and get him to send up your records at
your expense, never mind the government
putting your medical records on line to make life easier….
(part of a convo on yahoo chat)(copied and pasted)
peter dunn (8/5/2014 12:34:14 PM): Went to drs to get a disabled parking permit and
he tells me my old dr at warrawong wants to charge me for the documents i gave him,
photocopied for free, re my left foot crush injury, then the dr wants me to give him my blood for free also
Centerlink similarly was provided with documents from the specialist re my
left foot crush injury prior to them
placing me on the disability pension.
Inland Medical Centre – Forbes 2871, Lachlan, NSW
Medical Centers – Forbes, NSW 2871
Inland Medical Centre
Telephone: (02) 6851 5208
3H.2.2: Freedom of information law and accessing information
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