It is truly amazing the number of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who fail to treat low Vitamin D levels appropriately. I see many of the failing to even address the low lab results that they themselves ordered. When they do address it, they commonly prescribe 50,000 IU’s of Vitamin D once a week for up to three months. Then they tell their patients “You’re good.” They fail to recheck the Vitamin D level before saying that! You have to RETEST the Vitamin D to see if the levels have come up BEFORE you can say “You’re good.” Often times the Vitamin D level fails to come up to where it needs to be. If you quit taking the Vitamin D when it’s been low, guess what? You’ll just get low again. The FDA still recommends the out-dated 400 IU level per day. Most physicians that I know are easily comfortable prescribing 2,000 IU per day. But those in the know are prescribing more like 4,000-6,000 IU per day. Treatment can benefit the patient in many ways, as low levels affect chronic pain, sleep, anxiety, depression, overall metabolism, and more.
Medical records sent for the wrong patient by the clinic. When notified of their mistake, Optimal Health refuses to respond.
Letter to Dr. Harry Taylor and Shannon Suhr, NP, at Aviva Health regarding worsening cognition and physical coordination of one of their patients that they seem to over-medicate without proper monitoring.
Dr. Hoyne wastes patient's time "investigating" other doctor's practices by grilling them on how they operate, what they charge, and more. Yet he charges the patient's insurance for his time that has nothing to do with true patient care!
The FDA lacks any real “teeth” to do their job.
Per a letter I wrote awhile back, I see that the Oregon PDMP is finally reporting the refills properly per my suggestion.
Pulled out some records to check some things and refreshed myself with something I had been meaning to post earlier but got distracted.