It's healing to see all the bad reviews. I'm not crazy after all. In 2012 for the first time in my life, I was formally rejected from Moscow Family Medicine because Dr. Sarah M. Lawrence of Gritman Medical Center didn't like me. That was basically the explanation in the rejection letter.
I have had a few issues with doctors in the past but those were the ones with all the complaints against them. Anyways, due to her rejection letter, she had me blackballed from Moscow Family Medicine. They won't take me as a patient ever again. I recently moved to Moscow and my son needs a primary care provider.
He will be using Gritman Medical Center for some medical issues. I was so unhappy to learn Dr. Sarah M. Lawrence works in the Emergency Room at Gritman Medical Center. I called Gritman Medical Center and told them about my experience and how it affected my ability to trust other doctors. (I did locate a much better doctor in 2012 but she's now retiring.)
The administration at Gritman assured that Dr. Sarah M. Lawrence was only very part-time. I called Moscow Family Medicine because it would be nice to have my son's primary care provider next to Gritman due to his other services. I recalled this experience in 2012 and asked Moscow Family Medicine if they had a record on me.
I was informed they wouldn't take me as a patient. Would you take your child to a clinic where you cannot be seen? The receptionists and office staff at Moscow Family Medicine are different than normal clinics. I contacted the administration to see if they would allow me as a patient. I want my son to be close to Gritman, and Dr. Sarah M. Lawrence isn't working there anymore.
I did get a voicemail from Moscow Family Medicine but can tell by the tone of the woman's voice, I ain't gonna ever be accepted at their clinic. The administration at Gritman said Dr. Sarah M. Lawrence couldn't reject providing emergency care to my child and myself. I hope we're never in need of emergency care when she's working.
I would need to have administration staff present in the room, I don't trust this woman. I'm so glad to see all the horrible reviews of Moscow Family Medicine. You would think a medical clinic connected to a hospital with a decent reputation would be top-notch. I advise anyone reading this to avoid this clinic and take into consideration all the bad reviews. I guess sometimes rejection is protection?
Do research on all the providers in the Moscow area. Try to establish care with a different clinic before taking the chance you won't be accepted by this inefficient Moscow Family Medicine. I did contact Dr. Sara M. Lawrence's supervisor in 2012. I felt her rejection was more discriminatory than legitimate. He was super nice and agreed by the end of the phone conversation that there might be something wrong with the provider.
It's my opinion Dr. Sara M. Lawrence's temperament doesn't work well in a health care setting. I don't care that she doesn't like me. I do care that any doctor who is judgmental can limit a person's ability to receive health care in rural areas. There are better providers out there.