American Medical Association [AMA] — Bryan Scott Shaver, pa-c - malpractice
Thursday - Aug 6th, 2020
Having recently relocated to Elkhart Texas, I needed to find a new physician. I contacted the Christus Health, and despite telling them I wanted a doctor and not a PA, I was given an appointment with a PA without my knowledge. After meeting with the PA, less than 5 minutes, the Mr. Shaver told me I should stop taking my Insulin. When I told him I would not because without it my Glucose levels are too high, he told me that 'You Glucose levels are just a function of your diet.' Implying that my diet was the issue. I told him I have an extremely healthy diet that came to be after consulting with an Endocrinologist and a Nutritionist. I told him my Glucose will go to over 200. It responded with 'So!'
'What's wrong with that?' I was shocked that he would be telling me that, as he had only met me 5 minutes earlier, and they had not received my medical records from the other doctors. I told him I would NOT stop taking the insulin. He became agitated. I had ALL my current prescription with me for him to see. One prescription, he said he would NOT refill it because it was a controlled substance. When I explained that I had been taking that medication for over 30 years as it was prescribed after seeing my doctor, a Psychiatrist, a phycologist and a pharmacologist, he told me he could fill it but it was just so hard and had so much paperwork involved because of the laws. I then asks about my blood pressure medicine. I was taking Amlodipine but it was causing massive swelling of my feet. He wrote me a prescription for Hydrochlorothiazide. I assumed that it was safe, since I had just spent several minutes telling the nurse I was allergic to Penicillin and Codeine.
When he left the room, I heard the nurse talking with him quietly. Then I
heard her say 'You can't do that!' A minute later, she came in and sat down
and shook her head and said 'Sorry!'.
She then told me that he would be filling all the prescriptions.
After getting the Hydrochlorothiazide and taking it for a couple of days, I decided to look it up online as I do with all my medications. One of the first lines for that drug was 'Do not take if allergic to Penicillin!' I'm lucky I didn't have any kind of reaction. I then called Dr. Laws office who is supposed to be his supervising doctor since he is only a PA. I was told the doctor would call me back but he never did. Instead, I got a letter telling me that Mr. Shaver would no longer be treating me. I had been fired from being a patient. What the hell!. Extremely bad and dangerous advice. Writing prescriptions without reading the patients chart or even asking questions. Downright laziness. And now the Dr. in charge is too chicken to talk to his patient.
Elkhart Family Medicine
Bryan Scott Shaver, PA-C
313 W. Parker
Elkhart, Tx 75839