BEWARE OF MERCY HOSPITAL/MERCY MEDICAL CENTER ABANDONMENT BY MERCY HOSPITAL
I was admitted to Mercy as a clinical trial study patient of Dr. Paul Thuluvath, which consisted of a brutal 48 week treatment of chemotherapy. Thuluvath made the treatment worse by his verbal abuse, and the stress related to repeated bills which I was not responsible for. Instead of addressing He told me after treatment I was cured. My last scheduled visit to him, he unsympathetically told me that I was not cured, and that I should have called him instead of driving to the hospital. I reminded him I had a scheduled appointment, and was following his instructions. Instead I wasted my time, my gas, and my parking fees.
Thuluvath said I was discharged as a patient. Although at that last meeting, he assured me he would contact me when a new treatment would become available, I never heard from him again. Instead, he just abandoned me to possible death from liver disease. Consequently, when I read of new treatments available, I had to search for another doctor and seek a new treatment.
Thuluvath and Mercy caused me much stress during the entire course of treatment. All bills were supposed to be covered by Mercy and Thuluvath according to the conditions of the study. Instead, I kept getting bills throughout the course of my treatment, and months after it had concluded. I spent many hours dealing with Mercys Billing Department, and Mercys Patient Relations Department, and finally the pharmaceutical company, all to no avail. I approached Thuluvath for a solution. They all told me it was Thuluvaths responsibility to ensure I would not be billed. Rather then trying to resolve the situation, Thuluvath told me he would terminate me from the study.
I have made complaints about Thuluvath to Mercy Hospital. Apparently they have taken no action, and he has suffered no reprimand. Now I will initiate complaints on the internet about Thuluvath and Mercy. I hope and expect that these reviews will encourage other prospective patients to choose a doctor and hospital who really cares about their patients.
The following is a letter sent to Thuluvath:
September 25, 2015
You should be ashamed of yourself for the way you treated me as your patient.
You had the audacity of telling me after 48 weeks of treatment and your stress and verbal abuse, that I should have called you to determine the outcome of your treatment. You mean it was too much trouble for you to call me? Instead I wasted my time, my gas, and my parking fees.
Although at that last meeting you assured me you would contact me when a new treatment would become available, or course you never did. Instead, you abandoned me to possible death from liver disease. Consequently, I had to seek new treatment.
You caused me much stress during the entire course of treatment. I kept getting bills which I was not responsible for. Rather then you addressing the situation, you told me you would drop me from the study.
In addition to being an arrogant, unprofessional, self-centered and rude doctor, you are more importantly a despicable and extremely unpleasant poor excuse of a human being. Please be assured that others familiar with you in the medical profession and with whom I have spoken share my opinion. You have quite a reputation.
I have made complaints about you to Mercy Hospital. Apparently they have taken no action, and you have suffered no reprimand. Now I will initiate complaints on the internet. You will now cause Mercy to also hare in my most negative reviews about you. I hope and expect that these reviews will encourage other prospective patients to choose a doctor and hospital who really cares about their patients.. I demand Apology, compensation. I don’t recommend them
- #Paul Thuluvath