Should a compliant be filed with the medical board? Some of you know my mother sufferes from congestive heart failure (CHF). She has had it for quite a few years now and is on oxygen. If she gets a minor cold, she usually ends up in the hospital for pnemonia (sp??) or bronchitis. She had to go last night. While in the ER, the doc asked her how much Albuterol she took every day. She replied none since her pulmonologist never prescribed any for her, ever. The ER doc asked her the name of her pulmonologist and when he heard the name, he replied "That figures. You should have been put on that as soon as you were on oxygen." From his tone and demeanor, it was obvious that the hospital has had problems with this pulmonologist. So, when is it appropriate to file a complaint with the medical board? Perhaps Albuterol was not that particular doctor's protocol. I wonder if she were put on some sort of maintenance program, she wouldn't have the numerous trips to the ER room. Usually when she is in the ER, her pulmonologist is on call and he treats her but for some reason, he was not available last night. I just wonder if he is bilking Medicare and my mother's secondary insurance at the expence of her health.