It seems that Umpqua Health and it’s clinical and administrative staff have big secrets to hide. First they close their office on Harvard Avenue WITHOUT informing patients . . . no letter, no phone calls, etc. I have patients reporting that they have shown up for scheduled appointments only to be told that their provider no longer works there. But that’s where the conversation ends . . . no information about where the provider went, or how to contact them, etc.

Sure sounds like patient abandonment to me. Patients never informed their provider is leaving. Never told that their visit is cancelled. Never told where their provider is going. Never told about how to get their records or prescription refills, etc. What would you call it if it happened to you?

What makes it even worse is that Dr. Choate has done this very same thing again and again. It seems he really doesn’t care about his patients, only what works best for him? Probably just goes where more of the money is?!

Dr. Choate and others abandon patients?
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9 thoughts on “Dr. Choate and others abandon patients?

  • October 17, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    No notice? Just up and left and the clinic supports those actions? Sounds like they are all guilty of abandoning patients.

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  • October 19, 2019 at 4:26 pm
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    What happened to ethics in medicine? It doesn’t seem as if the Oregon Medical Board really cares anymore either.

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  • October 20, 2019 at 7:32 am
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    It’s pathetic that clinic administrators and medical boards do not do anything about such actions.

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  • October 25, 2019 at 4:40 am
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    How does a doctor do this to his patients? I think it really goes to show that he doesn’t really care about them at all.

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  • October 26, 2019 at 2:49 am
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    Just another provider who is so caught up in the money that he could care less about his patients!

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  • October 28, 2019 at 12:19 pm
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    So sad that in today’s world doctors don’t have enough respect for patients to even notify them that they are leaving their clinics.

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  • November 5, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    Is there no personal ethics among doctors anymore? Sure doesn’t seem like they care for their patients beyond the paycheck.

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  • November 9, 2019 at 5:46 am
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    Doctors nowadays are more concerned about getting out of the room faster and getting paid more than they really care about their patients health.

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  • November 10, 2019 at 12:13 am
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    Doctors seem to run away from patients whenever they choose. What happened to really caring about their patients?

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