How To Terminate A Relationship With an Uncooperative and Combative Pediatrician

MB Comment: This revealing article from the American Academy of Pediatrics discusses vaccine economics for the pediatrician (how to price shots, etc.). Pediatricians need to make money out of vaccines, since that is what their business practice is all about. Well child visits are simply their excuse to ring the cash register for pumping your kids full of vaccines.

In a free market economy, doctors are selling a service — just like gas stations, laundromats or newsstands. Consumers are not obligated to stick with a lousy business provider – including doctors. If you don’t like what they are providing, you are free to go somewhere else.

Many pediatricians have a messiah complex — they tell patients my way or the highway when it comes to vaccines. If you are stuck with a repressive medical dictator like that, perhaps it is time to take your medical business elsewhere.

Point #5 of this article suggests a novel approach to ditching your doctor. It discusses the expense of vaccine inventory shrinkage and wastage due to loss from ‘drawing up the vaccine and having the patient/family reconsider and refuse, resulting in subsequent nonpayment, or a loss of dose that may occur in attempting to vaccinate an uncooperative/combative patient.’

They have unknowingly suggested an ideal strategy for saying good-bye to your medical dictator. If your doctor violates the American Medical Association position of informed consent (which allows you to refuse a medical procedure) and keeps pressuring you to get vaccines after you say no; perhaps you should consider telling them: OK I give up – fill up all the vaccine vials, put them on a tray and bring them in the examination room.

After the shots arrive – change your mind and leave their office, never to return. Bingo, expensive inventory shrinkage – or they can stick those wasted shots up their own rear end.

What a peaceful, non-violent way to terminate a relationship with an uncooperative and combative pediatrician. Gandhi would probably approve.

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The Business Case for Pricing Vaccines and Immunization Administration

American Academy of Pediatrics

‘The number of vaccines continues to increase and the costs have become increasingly high, necessitating a more business-like approach to payment because of the increased potential for uncompensated costs.

Recovery of costs attributable to inventory shrinkage, wastage, and nonpayment: In the retail market, inventory shrinkage refers to the uncompensated loss of product due to theft, vendor error, and administrative error. Additionally, there is an estimated wastage/nonpayment of at least 5% (this should be accurately accounted for in each office). This includes drawing up the vaccine and having the patient/family reconsider and refuse, resulting in subsequent nonpayment, or a loss of dose that may occur in attempting to vaccinate an uncooperative/combative patient. This would also include collection costs in response to nonpayment by the patient or third-party payer.’

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3 Responses to How To Terminate A Relationship With an Uncooperative and Combative Pediatrician

  1. Bayareamom says:

    …”They have unknowingly suggested an ideal strategy for saying good-bye to your medical dictator. If your doctor violates the American Medical Association position of informed consent (which allows you to refuse a medical procedure) and keeps pressuring you to get vaccines after you say no; perhaps you should consider telling them: OK I give up – fill up all the vaccine vials, put them on a tray and bring them in the examination room.”

    “After the shots arrive – change your mind and leave their office, never to return. Bingo, expensive inventory shrinkage – or they can stick those wasted shots up their own rear end.”

    “What a peaceful, non-violent way to terminate a relationship with an uncooperative and combative pediatrician. Gandhi would probably approve.”

    I LOVE this! Just love it. Thanks, Michael. Wish I’d thought to do this when we FIRED our pediatrician, years ago.

    -Kim

  2. Crystal says:

    This is what happened to this California couple for refusing a medical recommendation and going elsewhere for a second opinion.
    http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/04/30/police-take-baby-away-family-wanted-second-medical-opinion

  3. Zed says:

    The pocketbook is the only way some will ever measure their own success. This could be an awesome wake-up call.

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