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Orthopedic Medical Group Failed to Communicate Important Details

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See How Dr. Gonzalez

 

Really Operates

 
He Said - She Said ...
But Ultimately It Is The Patient At Risk
bullet Poor or negligent communications
 

The First Time I Showed Up For Surgery
 
The staff of the surgery center asked if I had anything to eat or drink since midnight the night before. I explained that I had about 6 oz of water to take some medications 6 hours earlier.

I further explained that Kathy, the nurse, instructed me to take my usual medication, and it would be ok to have a small amount of water to take it.

The information Dr. Gonzalez’s nurse Kathy gave me was against the surgery centers policy.  My surgery was postponed and we got up at 5:00 that morning for nothing.
 
The Second Time I Showed Up For Surgery
 
The day of my surgery, the surgical staff asked a number of questions, similar to the ones asked by Dr. Gonzalez and his staff. One of the questions was if I use a CPAP machine (a machine that assists those with sleep apnea where people stop breathing when they are asleep) to which I answered yes. The same answer I gave to Dr. Gonzalez and his staff.
The surgery center had no record that I had sleep apnea, and appeared not to be prepared to handle a patient with sleep apnea.

The surgery center staff told me point blank, that they would probably not do surgery on me (which would have postponed it a second time). They had to speak to the anesthesiologist, and it would be up to her.

I learned sometime after my surgery that had the surgery center not double checked the information they received from Dr. Gonzalez’s office, there could have been serious complications up to and including death.

 
 
 
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My problems with Orthopedic Medical Group
   
bullet Poor record keeping by Orthopedic Medical Group
bullet Orthopedic Medical Group’s staff attitudes
bullet Extreme wait times for appointments at Orthopedic Medical Group
bullet Lack of concern by Orthopedic Medical Group for their patients
bullet Orthopedic Medical Group knowingly allows their doctors to excessively overbook
bullet Frivolous appointments were required
bullet Why I hold the medical group responsible for the actions of a rogue doctor
 
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My problems with Dr. John B. Gonzalez – my former orthopedic surgeon.
   
bullet Dr. Gonzalez’s Nurse Kathy
bullet Dr. John Gonzalez’s Staff
bullet Dr. John Gonzalez’s orthopaedic surgery skills
bullet Dr. Gonzalez himself
 
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Other doctors I would avoid because of their affiliation with Orthopedic Medical Group
 
bullet Dr. John Gonzalez
bullet Dr. Robert Jaspan
bullet Dr. Sunny Uppal
bullet Dr. Michael Mai
bullet Dr. Peter Sofia
bullet Dr. Jack Akmakjian
bullet Dr. Donald Kim
bullet Dr. Lawrence Walker
bullet Dr. Neil Hallbridge
bullet Dr. William Navigato
bullet Dr. Stephen Suzuki
 
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Orthopedic services in the area
 
bullet Dr. Shoji receives my highest recommendation
bullet Orthopedic services in Riverside
bullet Orthopedic services in Moreno Valley
bullet Orthopedic services in Corona
 
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Related Information
 
bullet OMG’s locations
bullet How to get referred to another specialist
bullet About me and this site
bullet Latest in orthopedic news
bullet Related to OMG Riverside?
bullet Is This Why You Have To Wait - OMG's Retirement Information
 
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