Doctor Robert Midgley who resides in the Med Legal section of Kaiser Permanente, South Sacramento has been reported to me to be a physician not to be trusted.
As a nurse myself, it appalls me that such people are allowed to impact patient care.
Not only will he change his mind about an important medical situation for political rather than scientific reasons, but he will act upon that change in any punitive way he has the power to effect.
That would include cutting patients off from vital health contacts, that is, contacts with physicians within the Kaiser HMO (in which he works) that a patient is depending upon for health maintenance.
It is the politically motivated inconsistency of this person that makes him so dangerous. He will in an instant support the poor judgment of other physicians in order to preserve his position within his HMO, Kaiser Permanente.
So long as there are no administrators or colleagues depending upon him to support them in an anti-patient action, Dr. Midgley will attempt to assist a patient in pain.
However, Lord help a patient in pain if that patient is requesting medical reasons for physician recommendations, and the attending physician has none, appealing to MedLegal to threaten patient with cutoffs of various kinds if the patient will not "shut up."
Dr. Midgely is also known to be quite a hypocrite when it comes to supporting a "friend" in trouble within the organization. So long as his "friend" does not require his support versus a superior who could harm Dr. Midgley politically, Dr. Midgley is all smiles. However, request his help in any other situation, and smiles turn to cold, blank stares reign, and Dr. Midgley is more plastic than flesh.
This kind of physician is the bane of the medical profession, and is an all too common me-first personality represented within the medical profession.
Give a person a modicum of power, and soon, too soon, that power often turns to arrogance.
Our medical doctors in the United States have been pampered far too long. The Dr. Midgley's of the profession need to be removed.