Doctor Terrorizes Naked Mom of 3 in Exam Room Over Lost Vaccination BonusUpdated: December 23, 2016Healthy Pregnancy, Baby & Child, Vaccination
Any woman who has had to take off her clothes in a doctor’s office for a physical knows that this is a very vulnerable and sensitive time, particularly if the doctor doing the examination is a man!
Certainly, any male doctor with even a shred of bedside manner would know that this is not the time for lecturing, let alone berating, belittling or otherwise terrorizing, a female patient for exercising the basic civil right, frequently religiously motivated, to make medical decisions for herself and her children.
Even more repulsive is a lucrative financial motive behind the bullying, as in the case of a doctor losing a generous vaccination bonus for failing to achieve a certain rate of compliance in his patient pool.
This loathsome behavior is occurring my friends, and yes, doctors do get paid for pushing drugs on their patients, and this includes chemotherapy drugs (the most lucrative of all) as well as bonuses for vaccine compliance.
I myself have been bullied on several occasions over the years by pediatricians for refusing the drugs being pushed on my children.
Unbelievable! Mother Bullied Over Vaccines While Naked Getting a Physical
I received the letter below today from Jan R., a Mom of three. Her words upset me greatly because I understand in some small way exactly what she went through. I know many of you reading this do too as you have experienced bullying during a vulnerable medical type of scenario. This practice must stop! How in the world do doctors like this continue to stay in business?
I have long been aware that pediatricians get bonuses for high vaccine compliance in their practice. But, I was not aware that other doctors were also benefiting from a similar financial incentive. Consider Jan R.’s letter to me this afternoon.
I had a doctors appointment today. When I saw my [family] doctor the first thing he said was “you cost me some money this month”.
“Oh, how is that?” I replied.
He went on to tell me that he gets a bonus for having a certain percentage of babies vaccinated in his practice. Since I have twins and a singleton, I brought his percentage WAY DOWN and he didn’t get his bonus.
He went on asking again why I didn’t vaccinate, making fun of me, my choices and the whole anti-vaccination movement and ‘hippie, tree-hugging, hairy-armpit’ lifestyle.
I asked if we could have this conversation when I was wearing clothes, since I was only covered by a thin paper sheet after my physical.
He joked ‘well it’s easier for you not to run away this way’.
He kept on about it until I left in tears. I know he felt bad about making me upset, but I don’t feel bad about costing him a bunch of ‘bonus’ money.
More Confirmation of Bonuses to Doctors Who Administer Vaccines
Here’s what a newly minted medical doctor in California says about vaccine paybacks who, for obvious reasons, wishes to remain anonymous given the retribution that doctors are experiencing who buck the government mandated line on vaccines. He personally refuses to give vaccinations due to the financial conflict of interest and his own view that they harm more than help his patients:
It is true that clinics or doctors doing private practice get reimbursed a fee for the vaccinations that they give. They do not get reimbursed very much for patients with Medi-Cal or similar insurances but they do get reimbursed better for vaccinations given to those with private insurance.
At my clinic they actually have separate vaccinations for patients with private insurance versus those who do not have private insurance because they get paid for those vaccinations.
Like the doctor above, fear of ridicule and possible harassment or physical intimidation within her community has caused Jan R. to request that I not use her last name or indicate where this atrocity took place.
How I would love to publish the name and location of the doctor that traumatized this young mother! I know many of you would leave voicemails and send emails of outrage that would hopefully shame this man into better behavior in the future. However, shaming causes us to sink to that level, doesn’t it?
The best and most effective response is this:
Take our business elsewhere!
Nothing speaks louder to a doctor than an empty waiting room. So, if you’ve experienced bullying, belittling, or berating at the doctor’s office for your vaccine beliefs or any other medical decision you’ve made that runs contrary to conventional thinking, it’s time to find another doctor.
Pressure from Doctors to Vaccinate is Primarily Financially Motivated
This story sure does put big fat dollar signs on the front door of those pediatric practices that are kicking out patients for not vaccinating, doesn’t it?
At the end of the day, it’s about M-O-O-L-A-H, not public health blah-blah-blah.
The Silver Lining of This Story
Jan R. revealed to me in subsequent emails to her original message that the doctor who dished out this verbal abuse has shockingly been her family’s doctor for 20 years and is well respected in the community.
She also said that when she got home, the doctor called her to apologize. Jan also said that she would like to find another family doctor, but that it is hard to find one in her area who is not fresh out of medical school.
While remorse in this situation is certainly a good thing, this man needs to understand that an apology to this traumatized mother is too little, too late. His intimidating, completely out of line behavior is not only unacceptable and unprofessional (and has probably happened many times before), but also grounds for review by the state medical board.
I, for one, will be encouraging Jan R. to take her story to the proper medical authorities for consideration of disciplinary action so no other parent has to experience the anguish and shame perpetrated by a doctor with a seriously deviant god complex.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
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