I first came to Dr. Ming Li Tsang for chronic joint pain. He was very trusting and made it easy to receive medication when I asked for it, but overlooked a lot of my symptoms which were indicative of an autoimmune condition.
In his defense, I do have a very sensitive body prone to both acute and chronic infections and body injuries.
So I came to him a lot in a short period of time for minor infections and a sprained ankle, which may have confused him into thinking I was a hypochondriac.
I was really just trying to avoid extensive ER bills for non emergencies.
Again, if we could have communicated properly we could have had that discussion.
At one point, he essentially told me I was crazy since my blood work was normal and wrote me a referral script for a psychologist.
I was deeply upset and offended because he wasn’t listening to me and couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me or at least direct me to the appropriate specialist.
Instead of referring me to a specialist, he accused me of imagining it, but I trusted myself enough to know he was wrong.
I later persisted with a board certified rheumatologist who diagnosed me with Psoriatic Arthritis within one 20 minute examination.
This condition doesn’t show up on blood work, and no, I was not imagining joint pain Dr. Tsang.
My joint pain immediately went away once I was given the proper medication.
What’s even worse than this is that in my final visit to him as my primary care doctor, I came to his office with severe cough, exhaustion, and chest pain.
An ER doctor later took my temperature with a high fever and told me these are all CLEAR signs of pneumonia, which I almost died from due to him missing it.
When I came in, he DIDN’T even take my temperature WHICH IS A BASIC PROCEDURE EVERY DOCTOR should take in this circumstance.
He told me I had a cold and heart burn and gave me heart burn medication and cough medicine.
I almost died from my fever. Honestly, failed auto immune diagnosis aside, I would not put my health in this doctors hands out of this one incident alone.
He’s lucky I didn’t sue for malpractice.