Read this, its an absolute disgrace. I cannot believe these insurance people! Disgraceful treatment! Absolutely awful.
I just learned today, after following up, again, on an oncology referral, that I have been dismissed from Sutter Health Oncology/Hematology. I never received the original dismissal from my first oncologist. Apparently, after I saw my PCP for another referral, because my existing oncologist was bought out by John Muir (which they failed to advise), I was blackballed by Sutter. I only learned of this today, over the phone that I am not allowed to see any doctor in oncology/hematolgy.
Sutter is refusing to treat a stage 3 colon cancer patient because I couldn’t understand my Russian-born oncologist. They are collecting premiums and denying care. I went through the steps of seeing a PCP for a referral for an established disease that Sutter knew of for the previous 10-months. Sutter told me I had to do this to see another oncologist and they knew full well I couldn’t be seen…
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