If your Canadian doctor seems more interested in making money from cosmetic procedures like Botox than in providing you with the health care services that you deserve, you can do something about it. Health fraud in Canada can be stopped. We will teach you how to Recognize It - Report It - Stop It!!!
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
List of Canadian Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons
Click on the links below and then look for"File a Complaint"to enter the details if you think that your RN has been treating you for things like Botox or Restylane or other injectable without an MD in the office. The name of the MD needs to be posted in the spa, and if they don't tell you who it is, run fast to the exit. But, finish reading this blog to take action.
A cosmetic clinic or spa can obtain the prescription injectables by hiring a MD who basically acts as a go-between the distributor and the patient. The MD, for instance, can give a public injection at a woman's health fair in front of hundreds of people in the audience and say something like this:
"We can bill the Province for a procedure that may not be covered, like Botox. So just come into the office and we can tell the Province that the Botox was for your migraines", not your wrinkles or frown lines" .
If the RN in question sees you without a MD in the office, they an get in trouble with their regulatory bodies or Colleges. Some Canadian MDs have been known to "service" up to a dozen or more spas or clinics without ever setting foot inside their locations. It's called "Botox-by-Proxy".
As a consumer, paying for cosmetic treatments, consider that it could cost you more than money. If the owner/operator of the local spa seems to be doing things above and beyond you would expect, then ask questions:
1. Who is the doctor in charge? 2. Where are they now?
3. Who owns the spa?
4. Do they have malpractice insurance?
5. How does the Botox get to the spa?
6. Where are the RNs trained who work there?
7. How long have they been doing this, and have they had any complications?
Here are the links to the Colleges of Physicians across Canada
College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia