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Complaint Review: Family Medical Walk-in clinic

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  • Submitted: Wed, August 01, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, August 23, 2012

  • Reported By: sbl130 — Erie Pennsylvania United States of America
Family Medical Walk-in clinic
281 US Highway 60 W Republic, Missouri United States of America

Family Medical Walk-in clinic Dr. William Baird Dr. Baird Nearly Killed Me from the Medication He Perscribed, Blamed Me for it!!!! Republic, Missouri

*Consumer Comment: Dr. William Baird

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I Had gone to Dr. Baird to get an approval for Gastric Bypass. When I first met him, I liked him and though that he was very helpful and continued to use him as my PCP until April of 2012. I was being treated for lower ruptured discs, depression, anxiety, and pain due to my back condition. Due to my GBS, I have a hard time with medication being very effective. Dr. Baird put me on a bad combination of drugs, twice!!!! He first prescribed me a painkiller and anti-depressant combo, Tramadol and Viibryd. Viibryd, the anti-depressant, was so new to the market that the Wal-Greens pharmacist had never heard of it! It caused me to pass out easily and I was not at all myself. One day, I was looking through the leaflet of Viibryd to make sure that an antibiotic I was prescribed did not interact with it. I saw that Viibryd and Tramadol should never be taken together! http://depression.emedtv.com/viibryd/viibryd-drug-interactions-p5.html I was confused a lot and very faint! When I told the Dr. about it he fluffed it off as no big deal. I ended up in a mental health facility and taken off of this medication and was told to never let a regular Dr. put me on these things because it's not their area of experience, but for a psychiatrist. In fact, I had for quite some time asking for a referral  to a psychiatrist and a pain management specialist. Again, I was fluffed off. I gave him the benefit of the doubt and continued to see Dr. Baird. My next incedent with him was when he put me on 100 mg Fentynal Patches and 2mg Xanax three times a day! Needless to say I was lost at that point!

I had memory black-outs, very marked changed behavior to the point that my family became concerned. I then became very sick, throwing-up (which is hard on a GB patient), swollen ankles, feet, legs, and then face and neck. I was rushed by ambulance to the E.R. The E.R. Dr was very upset that I was on this combination of drugs, they were too powerful and they were shutting down my bowels. I later found out that Fyntenal was 100x stronger than morphine and actually sold on the street as heroin!!!! So, needless to say, not only did I have a bad reaction to the medication, I also had to detox off of the medication! The E.R. Dr. indicated that he was going to turn in Dr. Baird, not known to me until later. When I found out was when I went back to Dr. Baird for the last time to tell him I was tired of medication and that I would like to have surgery and get it over with (a secretary in his office told me she had the same problem and back surgery helped her tremendously)! That is when he started to scream at me, call me a drug chaser, a liar, ect... He lied to me by saying that I had visited 5 different pharmacies in one day! Never happened! He showed me a list dating back to 2010, where I had gotten medication, I was able to name each one and why, most being surgeries! He continued to scream and yell, calling me a liar, and that he was going to make sure no Dr would help me, no pharmacy would fill my prescriptions, and I would have no insurance! He told me to never come back!

Well, I later found out that the E.R. Dr and a social worker turned him in to the DEA and I was also told this was not the first time he has been red flagged! This has taught me a valuable lesson in finding a Dr. you can trust, and always research any medication a Dr. gives you! Don't take their word for it! And be very aware of Dr. Baird and the Family Medical Walk-In Clinic! Oh, and as a side note! I have also been double billed there, they were small amounts so I thought nothing of it, but, I know there were several times that I have paid the same bill! Now, I have a bad medical record because of this quack!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/01/2012 01:49 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Family-Medical-Walk-in-clinic/Republic-Missouri-65738/Family-Medical-Walk-in-clinic-Dr-William-Baird-Dr-Baird-Nearly-Killed-Me-from-the-Medica-921000. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Dr. William Baird

AUTHOR: NoYB - (United States of America)

I had Dr. William Baird as my primary care physician years ago and I was extremely pleased with his care at that time.  Then, however, he moved from that practice (I got a form-type letter that he was leaving) and I had no idea where he went.  Our insurance plan was very restrictive back then, so I could only find another PCP within that certain system - which I did, of course.

I recently had a bad experience with the PCP (who I will NOT be filing a complaint against because I really don't know if the problem was a simple misunderstanding or he's just "that way."  He might very well be great with other patients) I've had for the last 7 months, and am again searching for a new one.  I located Dr. Baird on the 'net and am excited that I may be able to see him again - but I am doing my research as always when making an important decision.

When Dr. Baird was my primary care guy all those years ago, I found him to be accessible, easy to talk to, and more knowlegeable than any doc I've had before or since (except, perhaps, that Harvard Med School Navy doc when I was in the military.)  He always considered my questions carefully and never seemed to be bored because I may not have been the most interesting patient or had a lot of exciting, exotic health problems.  I thought our personalities and communication styles meshed well.

I take these Ripoff Reports with a grain of salt the size of my head for a specific reason:  you can say any vile thing - true or untrue - about any business or individual and not be held accountable for those accusations since you can post here anonymously.  Sure, one can make a rebuttal - as I am now doing on behalf of Dr. Baird - but the damage to the business' or individual's reputation has already been done.  As they say, once the cat is out of the bag . . .  

Frankly, I find this person's report troubling in that he/she doesn't take one iota of responsibility for anything that <supposedly> happened.  Dr. Baird is a horrible villian (a "quack"), and the complainant is a pure and saintly victim.  If this person's situation(s) happened as reported (his or her life was truly in danger?), I would think a lawsuit would be in order - or at the very least a complaint filed with official entities such as the Medical Board, etc. 

Doing my research on Dr. Baird over the last couple of days, I have found ZERO COMPLAINTS or DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS levied against him by any official body.  If he was such a substandard and abusive doctor, wouldn't he have been cited or sued at some point in his 20-year career?  And also, the complainant has a "bad medical record" because of him?  C'mon - this isn't that episode of Seinfeld where Elaine gets a big red stamp of "DIFFICULT PATIENT" in her record!  I would like to know what exactly is in the complainant's record that distinguishes it as a "bad record."

So per this super-dramatic report, my reaction (without being able to question the complainant) is, "Hmmm . . . "

I will be contacting Dr. Baird's office in the next day or two to set up an appointment.  I look forward to seeing him again!
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