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The Marshfield Clinic - Negligent yet Arrogant

On October 5, 2009, my wife saw Dr. Christopher Rall for her abdominal pain, weight loss, dry hair/hair loss, bloating and very loud bowel sounds. He performed a rushed, very painful endoscopy. He did not look at my medical records including the CT scan I was asked to bring - mumbling some thing about "not getting them" (duh!). Rall's solution to my symptoms: "Put corn oil in your hair for the dryness". For this sage advice, our insurance was billed $6,531.08 and I was billed $1,575.07. Now, 9 months later I STILL do not have a diagnosis, I STILL do not have treatment plan, Kathy Rice, Manager of Patient Manager Service lied about my poor service, violated the HIPAA laws and now has the gall to send US to collection. Well, the tables have turned; we are sending HER to collections! Here is the rundown on how Ms. Rice responds to complaints: "Ms. XXX's concerns have been extensively and thoroughly reviewed". Impossible: On February 22, Rice wrote: "Could you please supply me with a copy of the CT scan, MRI Scan, Physician Records, CD, and DVD and our Medical Legal Department will take a look at these?" How is it that the "Medical Review Board" supposedly twice reviewed my case when they just claimed they don't have the records? I am still awaiting the replacement costs of the lost medical records. "…her subsequent provider diagnosed her with irritable bowel syndrome." An outright lie. I have never been diagnosed with IBS. In any case, how would The Marshfield Clinic Business Office have gained access to my subsequent medical records without violating the HIPAA laws? "Ms. XXX's had a complete work up for celiac disease and there was no evidence of that diagnosis." Another lie. Marshfield never recommended or followed through with a gluten-free diet, the only true standard for diagnosis of celiac disease (Google "celiac disease diagnosis – new standard"). I was put on a gluten-free diet at Froedert Hospital (Milwaukee) which resulted in complete elimination of the celiac symptoms. Again, it is now 9 months later and I still do not have a diagnosis, I still do not have a treatment plan. But I do have a pile of bills! Avoid them at all costs! We have reported them to the BBB, the Department of Health and Human Services and have started collection proceedings.
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#1683459

I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a year ago at the age of 68. For several months I had noticed tremors in my right hand and the shaking of my right foot when I was sitting.

My normally beautiful cursive writing was now small cramped printing. And I tended to lose my balance. Neurologist had me walk down the hall and said I didn’t swing my right arm. I had never noticed!

I was in denial for a while as there is no history in my family of parents and five older siblings, but now accept I had classic symptoms. I was taking pramipexole (Sifrol), carbidopa/levodopa and Biperiden, 2 mg. and started physical therapy to strengthen muscles. nothing was really working to help my condition.I went off the Siferol (with the doctor’s knowledge) and started on parkinson’s herbal formula i ordered from Solution Health Herbal Clinic, my symptoms totally declined over a 5 weeks use of the Parkinsons disease natural herbal formula.

i am now almost 70 and doing very well, the disease is totally reversed!! Visit there website www.solutionhealthherbalclinic.com or E-mail: solutionsherbalclinic@***.com

#496917

Yet, when I took them to collections, did they *** and moan!

#496810

It doesn't matter whether you send them $10 or$50 they still send it to collections but have no problem cashing those checks of payments..

#496792

Give the *** $10 a month. They can't touch you. :grin

#496778

Marshfield is always sending everyone to collections.. Whether you have insurance or not..

They get they're money from the insurance and the bill that you owe if not paid in full is expected to be paid of within 30 days..Right !!!!! Like yeah who in heck has thousands of dollars at they're beck and call in 30 days?

#608229
@allyfarm

Unless you pay in full they will send you to collections. FYI Marshfield Clinic has filed civil suits in every county of Wisconsin except Grant County.

Since 1993 they have filed over 20,000+ suits. Check the Wisconsin Court System-Public Records and guess how many times the courts have ruled in favor of Marshfield. They are in the business of suing their patients. FYI-they are tax exempt and recieve millions in grants both Federal and State.

Marshfield grossed over $1 billion in 2009.

Public information is available on the Wisconsin Tax info site.

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The Helman Group Chocolate Fondue Fountain

We received The Helman Group Model CFF-930 Chocolate Fondue Fountain as a 2007 Christmas present. First tried to use it July 26, 2008. Motor turned too slowly to adequately lift the liquid, then quit entirely. Called the Helman Group July 29, 2008. Customer no-service rep admitted motor and/or gears were defective. He informed me the model was no longer made. Also informed me the warranty was 90 days from date of purchase, which although bogus, we understand. I suggested we would pay the difference for the newer, upgraded unit. In all fairness, he did try to resolve the situation with his superior(s), but no go. Therefore we have a brand new unit that is going in the trash. Do not purchase anything from the Helman Group, www.helmangroup.com; they do not stand behind their product!
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Moraine Park Technical College Class Shortening Scam

My wife was in her second-last semester of the LPN to RN progression program at Moraine Park Technical College, West Bend, Wisconsin. She was enrolled in two courses: Nursing Concepts 3 and Mental Health. Well lo and behold; MPTC decided they could make a lot more money by shortening these 16-week courses to 4 weeks! Why? 1. 4x the student fees 2. 4x the book sales 3. 4x the book buyback/reselling scam 4. Unlimited “retakes” as the drop-out/failure rate is 50%+. A couple months ago, they had the gall to ask her to complete a survey as to why she (and so many others) quit MPTC. Well, Duh! So, they called her back to announce their “revamped courses”: same 4-week ***, but meeting twice a week instead of once a week. Lesson not learned: One cannot complete 16 weeks of coursework in 4 weeks. Does MPTC care? Obviously not! Money comes first, students come last.
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CareCredit Scam

CareCredit/GEMB - Same story as the others: "interest-free" payments for oral surgery procedure if paid in full in one year or less. I sent documented payments religiously, always with extra...just in case. Standard operating procedure - they claimed they never received several payments, assessing "late charges" and other penalties. After an hour + wait (totally illegal in itself) to talk with rude telephone personnel, I faxed copies of the cancelled checks and drafts which they also "never received". Yeah, right. Sent them again via registered mail. They still denied receiving proof of payment. Nothing resolved. Hoping to collect with class-action suit.
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#757937

Find out who started/owns that company, find out where they live, go pay them a visit during the holidays (while their families are there) do your thing.

#577017

Jesse:

Apparently you HAVE NOT READ the other posts. These *** DO NOT CARE if you make the payments on-time.

However, I'm glad you had a good experience (if you are for real and not a Care Credit employee).

aPPARENTLY YOU have not read THE OTHER POSTS. cARE cREDIT does not care IF YOU MAKE THE PAYMENST ON TIME.

hOWEVER, i'M YOU YOU HAD LUCK WITH THEM.

#576997

:)

I have been a customer of Care Credit for over two years. Thanks to their program I was able to finance a full set of dentures that were badly needed. I did my diligence and researched options available to me, and decided to go with Care Credit.

My relationship with Care Credit has been flawless - because I MAKE MY PAYMENTS ON TIME!

I check my credit report three times a year and each of the three major credit reporting agencies has a positive record for my experience with Care Credit.

Not sure why there are negative comments on this site concerning Care Credit...Care Credit is here to help you, not make your life unbearable...but you must understand that there are rules that must be followed - like PAYING ON TIME!

#747861
@Jesse

I paid my pmt early and they assessed a later fee because they said it did not register, in fact I paid them off twice.

#541442

They keep tacking on my account too.. I payed them $140 in july and just now made them a payment of $4.00 oh well. and I went from like $2,000 to $2,700 sence July of 2012 to now!Icant pay them what they want!

#461861

I recently paid over $685 in payments to these idiots. I told them I wanted all of it allocated to the promotional items.

Only $153 of it went to the promotional items and the rest they put on the full balance.

Now they are going to charge me interest on things that were paid off as I requested. And when I called even the supervisors were RUDE!!!!

#444214

I am personally investigating several issues with dental bills i charged to care credit account. I am not finished but so far there are too many questions about fees and charges....If there are any civil suits going on please POST!!!!!!!

#410254

A year or so after the fact, A GE rep was responding to people (including myself) who commented on the CareCredit/GE MoneyBank scam on another consumer website, www.complaintsboard.com, and I believe on this one as well.

As I had already beat them in court, I didn't pursue the offer, however, others got a refund + interest. Suggest you look at all the past complaints under CareCredit, GE Moneybank and other derivatives of the name.

"Just stop paying them" would work as far as finally getting a court hearing, however, CareCredit/GE MoneyBank will trash your credit in the meantime.

Best of luck to you all.

#410156

Stop paying them, If they can't be honest with you the screw them.

#378925

As a senior citizen recent cosmetic surgeon patient who had the option of either putting surgical fees on several credit cards, or charging it on one Care Credit card, after explaining to the doctors office my intention of transferring a majority of the charges to lower and/or no interest credit cards, after making a $3,000.00 balance transfer, my Care Credit $202.00 per month payments stayed the same despite my four phone calls to Care Credit and the doctors office. Use any other method of payment other than Care Credit.

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