I had a patient I evaluated who was 8 months pregnant with a pubic symphysis issue. Severe pain upon adduction. Could not get comfortable at all. After performing the eval I did not feel comfortable treating this type of injury because I felt did not have the experience doing it. I referred her to a facility that specifically works with women health issues like this. The next day my boss calls asking me why I referred a patient away from our facility when this could have easily been treated. He called it a simple orthopedic issue. I didn't see it that way and did what I felt was best for the patient not his business. I have no problem referring out to a therapist who may have more experience with a specific condition such as this. I do more orthopedic like back , hips, knees and shlds. Was I wrong in doing this?
You were wrong in referring the patient out, but she might feel more comfortable with another woman treating her. If you don't have a female therapist for her, then she'd have to agree to being treated by a male therapist. Anytime you purposely lose business then you have to discuss that with the owner or manager, because it's really their decision in the end.
< Message edited by CardioFlex Therapy -- April 12, 2018 6:46:38 AM >