I wouldn't normally put this question publically, but I could really use some advice. I have chronic migraines and about 9 years ago found myself in the E.R. I then began seen a local neurologist but had a LOT of problems getting appointments, medications, and basically being heard as a patient. I called my insurance company to find another neurologist and asked Neurologist A for a referral.
Fast forward to about a year ago when my migraines flared up again to more than 6 a month. By now I had a new Family Doctor who, after trying several treatments, referrerd me to Neurologist A. Well, Neurologist A call my Family Doctor's office and said he refuses to see me because I was a disgruntled patient 9 years ago (honestly, I forgot all about the incident until it was brought up. It was 9 years ago. I got married, had a baby, life went on.). Furthermore, all the specialists who are affiliated with Neurologist A in my city also refused to see me based on what happened 9 years ago.
My Family Doctor says that Neuro A is ethically wrong, as are all the other specialists, but there's really nothing she can do. I'm now faced with the real possiblity of moving hours away or to another state just to get to a neurologist that may be able to treat me.
My question is, can doctors blacklist patients list this? I didn't file a complaint with the AMA or anything, just asked for a referral for another doctor. Is this legal? I'm beyond frustration at this point.
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