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Old 04-28-2010, 06:23 PM   #1
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I received a letter today from my shrink. She called me a disrespectful sociopath because I refused a payment that I paid in full and her billing dept said my insurance was billed so go ahead and dispute the payment since she doesn't know how to post a refund. I have called her office several times and nobody returned my call. I called my insurance and she is a listed provider and by law she needs to accept my insurance. What can I do? Is it legal to call your patient a sociopath? I have never been called anything so horrible. She could have said it was disrespectful and would have appreciated a phone call or the time she took to write the letter she could have called me. Whose the sociopath here? Now I need to find a new doc and I don't want that label of me in her file. Any advice?

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Old 04-29-2010, 11:42 PM   #2
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Re: My shrink called me a sociopath because I refused payment

I am sorry but I cant stop finding the irony in what you wrote! I dont think psychiatrists should call anyone such names. They are there to help you become happier, name calling never helps.

On the other hand, it could be a plot from her to make you stand up for yourself or something, ie seeing how you react and taking the right steps to ensure that you can do the right things.

Let me know how things progress. Thanks

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Re: My shrink called me a sociopath because I refused payment

I doubt it's a plot to make you "do the right thing." I think she's just an awful psychiatrist. Not all doctors are good people ya know, in fact, I'm sure there are some very corrupt psychiatrists and psychologists who are sociopaths themselves. I'm not sure what to do about this situation insurance-wise, I just wanted to empathize and tell you that that made me angry even reading what you wrote. Awful.

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I am so sorry to hear that your doctor attempted to belittle
you in that fashion! Makes me cringe a bit ya know. She was
not handeling her professional position in a way that would
make you feel encouraged about confiding in her in the future.
What to do about your concerns of her mentioning that in your
fiiles etc. That is a tough one. Your voice on this has a right
to be heard! I wonder too if your insurance will support you
were you to mention it to them? Insurances too can be a bit
defensive and chose sides (on some occassions). Gosh I sure
can understand how you are feeling some.

Let's hope for more replies on your post.

See what other members suggest etc.


p.s. there is a possiblity too that the letter was not formated
by your psyciatrist but in fact from whomever would do the
patient invoicing.

p.s. am I understanding correctly that your doctor
put those demeaning words in the form of a letter
to you? By all means keep and make copies of that
letter for the time being if so. (imo)
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