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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:42 pm 
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My husband and son had an appointment with our allergist yesterday. I am absolutely horrified by the lack of care that was exhibited towards my son and all of the other PA patients who may come to that office, besides the fact that I have never encountered a more disorganized medical professional in my life. It was actually frightening. I'm kind of glad I wasn't there, I might have completely lost it.
I don't want to post details here. But if anyone is getting a referral to an allergist in Calgary, and wants to know a name they may want to avoid, they can PM me.

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1 son allergic to eggs, peanuts, green peas, chick peas, lentils and tomatoes
(avoiding tree nuts and most other legumes too)
1 son allergic to eggs, and has outgrown peanuts
Both with many environmental allergies, asthma and eczema


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:00 am 
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I'm sorry that it went so badly.
Here is the link to the College of Physician and Surgeons in Alberta, in case you feel it is necessary to lodge a complaint.
http://www.cpsa.ab.ca/complaints/complaintprocess.asp
Is there another allergist you can see?

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:14 pm 
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Thanks for the link Susan. I was wondering which channels to go through to make a complaint. Since it was my husband at the appointment not me, he'll have to decide about whether or not to pursue this.
Horrible for my son to be put in danger at the allergist's office!!! You'd think that would be one relatively "safe" place!

We are moving in 2 weeks, and have a referral to a new allergist...thank goodness.

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1 son allergic to eggs, peanuts, green peas, chick peas, lentils and tomatoes
(avoiding tree nuts and most other legumes too)
1 son allergic to eggs, and has outgrown peanuts
Both with many environmental allergies, asthma and eczema


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:57 pm 
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Unfortunately this is not the first time I've heard of such stories, and I think if you can find the time to lodge a complaint it would be worth it. If you feel your son's life was in danger that is obviously a very bad situation. Even if you're moving, it might help another family down the road if you do lodge a complaint.

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:07 pm 
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i know that i have to go back for allergy testing and i told my family doctor to refer me to someone new because my orginal allergist did not help me at all my family doctor got me on the medications that helped my allergies most, and when he hit a road block i went to a dermatologist who may have been creepy but he helped (serious white coat phobia) so sometimes getting another doctor is the best thing that can happen it's all in how dedicated the doctor is

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allergies - penicillin, benadryl, dust mites, enviornmental & chemical
conditions - dermatographism, eczema, well contorolled asthma
dietary - lactose intollerant, vegatarian


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:39 pm 
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Just to follow up and add to Susan's complaints info - I've created a page in the Resources forum with links to all the Colleges of Physicians & Surgeons (or equivalent) across Canada - specifically to their "how to lodge a complaints" pages.

See http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... php?t=1704 .

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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