Sunday, December 15, 2013

Possible Medicare Abuse -- Complaint

December 16, 2013
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Apt. 136
Washington, DC  20008
202 362 7064

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD  21244

RE: Possible Medicare Abuse -- Claim No. xxx xx xxxx

Dear Sir:

I receive medical treatment for mental illness from Nurse Sara Carroll at the McClendon Center, a District of Columbia Core Services Agency.

I believe Nurse Carroll's medical management is medically-uninformed, which is more fully detailed in the attached letter dated December 16, 2013 addressed to Steven Steury, M.D., Medical Director of the McClendon Center.

Nurse Carroll is failing to follow good medical practices.

Sincerely,

Gary Freedman

1 comment:

Gary Freedman said...

“Earlier in the day I had an appointment with the nurse practitioner who prescribes my psychiatric medications. At the consult she said to me, ‘You have no friends.’”

I told Nurse Carroll on 12/12/13 that I have nice chats, pleasant conversations with my psychiatrist, but that I didn’t consider it to be psychotherapy. She said, “You have no friends, so that’s good for you.”

Should Medicare be paying for me to have a friend to talk to? Is that what Medicare is for?