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Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla - BEWARE Dr. Mahmood Mahdavi, San Diego Ear Head Neck Surgery Medical Clinic, Scripps Clinic

My mother went to Dr. Mahdavi at the San Diego Ear Head Neck Surgery Medical Clinic at Scripps Clinic, for an ear ache. She told him that she believed it was a fungal earache, as she has had these recently. She had no other symptoms, no sore throat, no congestion, no runny nose, clear eyes, and no cough. Dr. Mahdavi appeared to do a routine eye, ear, nose and throat exam. He confirmed that she had a fungal infection. Her insurance company was charged $227.00 for an initial new patient exam and $302.00 for a "Nasal Endo DX Uni/Bilat (the rest not printed on statement) and $65.00 for Binocular Micro spear (rest is not printed on statement). She paid the $20.00 co-pay and was surprised to receive a bill from Dr. Mahdavi for $162.62, the amount the insurance did not pay since a "surgical procedure" was performed. NO SURGICAL PROCEDURE WAS PERFORMED ON HER but Dr. Mahdavi's staff was very prepared to defend this charge. She was informed that Dr. Mahdavi used a scope used in surgeries to look into her nose and that was the "justification" for charging $300.00. This kind of practice is indicative of how and why medical costs are so high. Dr. Mahdavi put financial gain before ethical practice. I believe this is something he does often as people are very consistent in their practices. She paid the bill and informed Scripps Clinic - Patient Advocate - and now I am reporting how he practices medicine. We were fortunate that her earache did not turn into anything more serious. The drops Dr. Mahdavi gave her DID NOT WORK and when we returned home (we were on vacation) to see the Ear, Nose, Throat specialist she normally goes to. He is a highly respected surgeon associated with a leading hospital in Orange County. He looked at my ears, confirmed they were still infected and used a powder substance that cleared the infection within 24 hours. Please note my complaint so that others with health problems more serious than mine and with bills far greater than mine will be taken seriously. I believe this deceptive practice is par for the course in Dr. Mahdavi's office.
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#730666 Review #730666 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Point Loma, California
Cons
  • Billing practices
  • Customer service
Reason of review
deceptive practices
Loss
$162
Preferred solution
Full refund
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Ripped off by GameFace baseball in Carlsbad CA by Greg Anderson

I am posting on here, as I have no other choice. I brought my son to GameFace baseball in Carlsbad, CA, a few times last year to work with Damien Jackson. The lessons went well and everything seemed professional and straight forward. I tried scheduling another lesson and Damien was not available so I made an appt with Greg Anderson. My son had 1 lesson with him and at the end of the lesson Greg Anderson was very pushy about having me sign him up for 10 lessons at a discounted rate. I didn't want to do it but he was very pushy and finally brought the price down to $300 for 10 lessons, and I agreed. He insisted that I drive him cash or check on a Sunday, which I did. He didn't show up for the first 2 lessons and then on the 3rd he came late but told me he was having personal problems and that we should cancel any further appointments and that he would give me a full refund. This occurred Sept. 2013 and I have only received $80. Greg Anderson, of GameFace, not only ripped me off but has strung me along for 9 months promising to pay me. I WOULD NEVER DEAL WITH GameFace baseball or Greg Anderson.
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ID
#494371 Review #494371 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$260
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The Movers group - Beware of payless4movers.com or The Movers (Anaheim, Ca)

Update by user Sep 18, 2012

Its got me listed in WV, I\'m in San Diego, CA

Original review posted by user Aug 07, 2012
A close friend of mine needed to move quickly down here in San Diego. He went through the Penny Saver and found their ad. It was a disaster! They told him it would be $250 for 3 hours, it ended up taking around 6 hours but instead of charging $500 they asked for almost $800!! They were *** dirty and rude. When it came time to pay they had "gratuities accepted" writen on the reciept. To top it off a $300 solid wood chair was missing!!! I would go with another company and check the reviews online first! Advice: check reviews, make sure you watch them load and UNLOAD, ask to look in the truck before they leave and if they dont deserve a tip-DONT GIVE EM ONE!
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ID
#337559 Review #337559 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Clarksburg, West Virginia