You Deserve the Best – For Whose Benefit Is This Being Done?

By | May 10, 2012

Did George's previous pain management physician have a financial relationship with the surgery center that affected his judgement?

In evaluating whether or not George got the care he deserved, I would like to start with his question immediately after the injection. George is an intelligent man and after his injection at Schlesinger Pain Centers, he knew immediately that the surgery center and the anesthesiologist had been unnecessary. While George had luckily not suffered any adverse consequences from his previous treatment, he had been inconvenienced and the cost of his treatment was certainly higher than it needed to be. Is it really ethical to ask a patient to scratch his left ear with his right hand, just because his physician makes more money that way?

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