DR.V.Vishwanathan, Pediatric neurologist at child trust hospital. Chennai — Does not have the basic etiquette of a doctor
DrDr. C. Jayakrishnaveni
I wish to bring to your kind attention the following incident that happened on 2nd march 2010, while i brought my sick daughter for consultation. I want to express my deep anguish on the extremely harsh, inhuman treatment meated out to me by the so called pediatric neurologist Dr. V.Vishwanathan on 02.03.010. How can a doctor behave to a fellow human being without the basic etiquette? I am a doctor in government service, and its appalling to see a doctor shout at the patient's attender in a private hospital set up and fling away the case file, when we doctors in government service fear the most because of the awarenes and litiginous nature of our public today. Is he a philanthropist doing social service free of cost?.After me paying Rs.300/- and waiting to see him for nearly four hours, is he doing service by shouting at me in front of his assistant doctor and paramedical staff and throwing off my file? Due to many unavoidable personal reasons i could not follow up with him. He is accusing me of doctor shopping as though it is so cheap and free of cost. In a democratic country like India a person has every right to choose his consultant.When I come back it is the basic duty of the consultant to treat me properly. If he can throw the file at a doctor like me, iam afraid of the plight of the common men who come to him. Can he dare do the same thing to a person in UK or US? There, for money he might be worshipping his patients. He is shouting at me for taking MRI Brain for my daughter as seizure is a neurophysiological problem. I did' nt go and do MRI out of my own will and wish. It was advised by a neurologist like him. If there is no structural problem of brain in seizure disorder then why did he ask for CT brain plain and contrast in his past consultation. A physician is expected to have empathy with the patient. Is he a physician or a politician? I know very well that this mail is not going to bring about any change in the mental agony he caused by his weird behaviour. I once again condemn his inhuman behaviour.
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