On 28 Sep 2015, we sent Dr Owler, President of the Australian Medical Association, a letter by email asking whether there was anyone within the medical profession to whom complaints about a bad doctor could be addressed.
On 14 Oct 2015, we got a letter back from a Ms Jodette Kotz an AMA Senior Policy Adviser, that filled a full A4 page, telling us about the Health Care Complaints Commission, (as though we would have never heard of the Health Care Complaints Commission,) but not answering our question at all.
We immediately sent back a letter, with a copy to Dr Owler, pointing out that our question hadn’t been answered – which has been ignored.
Brian Owler would think he’s so smart having Ms Kotz answering our email in this way, when, in fact he and Ms Kotz are both making fools of themselves.
The answer is, of course, that there is NO ONE within the medical profession to whom complaints about a bad doctor can be addressed.
No wonder, as we’ve commented on before, a retired judge, in addressing 1200 doctors, told them:-
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