Re: Catheters, Oxy, and Dementia...oh my!
I thought your Dad is where your older brother is? Should he be the one that is more responsible about being with your Dad at the appt.?
I am confused that how come all siblings put it on you. He is the one nearby.
In a way, the office ignored your POA although not malpractice. Your Dad surely can tell the doctor yes he understood what is going on. Actually it was quite odd because he was not in emergency for this treatment.
My FIL was in that urgency because he could not function anymore.
If you can have a second opinion or a new doctor, the doctor may be able to comply with you. My experience is that if the new doctor starts with you guys first, he is more likely to talk to you or get into the POA or health proxy stuff. If the doctor sees Dad first then naturally he deals with Dad directly as you guys are not in the picture.
Your brother just has to show up with Dad.
Last edited by ninamarc; 02-29-2012 at 06:38 AM.