I didn't know where to post this, so I posted it here.
My dilemma is, I have been in communication with a private non government funded doctors office in Europe. I thought I could trust them because they were referred to me by a hospital.
However, on a disaster video call which I had prepaid a lot for, the doctor said he'd send me a summary of what we spoke about that morning as well as the medical report. What is important to note is he said he'd send it within two hours because I told him I was going to my doctor here at 9:00 am and his report would be useful. Well, I kept refreshing my email up until my doctor's appointment and got nothing.
However, I didn't get the email until I got home, which was just after noon. But, the email was posted as 8:05 am est. And sent at 1:31 pm their time. But I can tell you it was not there at 8:05 am. Now, people have done this to me before,- backdating emails, but none of those people were doctors. I checked the message source and looked through it carefully. They sent it through Outlook and I know there is a function on Outlook where you can change the time or date. At the top it says 8:05 am. But, if you scroll down amongst the characters by the bottom it notes 12:05 pm, right on the dot. Now, my email is a university email. It's very good. I even tried to send myself an email after changing the time on my computer and turning off auto sync. But, it arrived at the real time and the message source showed my real time. But, it's not Outlook and there is no way to change the time on my email. Incidentally, I just now opened the email again and the university email server adjusted the time to 12:05 pm but it's still listed in between emails received between 7 and 10 am.
I guess we are taught to respect doctors, and I just can't believe they would do such a thing. But, I had complained to the nurse immediately after the video call, and before I went to my doctor here, that I felt that their doctor wasn't prepared. I also mentioned that he actually claimed it was my fault for not sending the documents even though I told him that she confirmed receiving them. He also claimed my mic wasn't working when everything indicated it was. (It worked on a video call two days before and worked when I double checked with a friend right afterward). He even had the IT tek come in and muck around with it for 15 minutes of the call. But, he couldn't fix it. So, the doctor called me on my cell, which was really annoying. I pointed out to the nurse, citing all of our previous correspondence, that I asked her repeatedly if she got all the documents and that she assured me she did. Basically, I did my part. Of course, if it was true that he didn't even look at my file beforehand and was unprepared, then I could ask for my money back. So, the purpose of backdating would be a) to make it look like he sent the medical report beforehand and didn't actually spend 4 or more hours rushing to get something done that he should have done earlier, and b) so I would not have it in time for my doctor's appointment. The latter, I have no idea why.
Anyway, apologies for the long essay, but it's important I don't deal with these people if they are dishonest. My question is: do you think they backdated the time by 4 hours?
Edited by LisaPisa, Today, 09:59 AM.