ED Magedson – Founder
Bearden Healthcare Associates, P.C.420 Bearden Rd Knoxville, Tennessee United States of America
This is a "Pain Management Clinic" that makes a new patient pay "in advance" $350.00.
When you finally get an appointment date, your evaluation is deemed by a urine test, and a CNA who "interviews" you. If she decides, for any reason, not to accept you as a new patient, you are out $350.00. No refunds. In fact, you are told that if your insurance only pays say, $75, you are still going to owe them money, for the urine test alone is $200.00.
If you make an appointment and pay the $350.00, even if it's a week away, and you cancel, you CANNOT get a refund!!
This is a clinic that gets people hooked on opiates. They make you get a criminal report (after your first initial appt, IF you are accepted), and you also have to go to every pharmacy that you've used and get print outs of all of your prescriptions for the past few years.
They spot check their patients. If they randomly call you to come in for a urine test, and you can't make it, you are kicked out. Even if you are in the hospital. If they have had you on Oxycotin, or Seboxin, and they kick you out, you will then have to go to these methadone clinics, probably for the rest of your life, for once those opiates get into your bloodstream, if you suddenly stop taking them, you can have a heart attack.
This is also a clinic that a doctor is not always there. I looked it up in the phone book, and saw the doctors listed that was SUPPOSED to be there, yet I was interviewed and turned down by a CNA named Ted.
The appointment a week away that was scheduled, was also with a "Ted".
She is NOT a doctor!!!
This clinic has been busted once already for being open without a doctor on the premesis, and for prescribing pain pills and getting people hooked on them, then dropping them. Even the neighborhoood has been fighting to get them shut down and out of there for they prescribe so many pain medications, and most people go to the pharmacy in the store it sits behind. The neighbors complain about this for this particular pharmacy has to have more than enough of these pain meds available, and have been robbed two or three times, because the criminals, (or maybe past patients that got dumped), know this about the pharmacy and robs THEM.
If you talk to anybody that goes to a methadone clinic, they will more-than-likely tell you that they first got hooked by one of these pathetic, quote unquote "Pain Management" clinics.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/15/2010 10:17 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Bearden-Healthcare-Associates-PC/Knoxville-Tennessee-37919/Bearden-Healthcare-Associates-PC-Advance-payments-for-appointments-non-refundable-CN-581158. 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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