Doctor Admits To Intentionally Misleading Patients About Health Insurance

Imagine being told that your doctor accepts your health insurance, only to discover you have been stuck with a hefty medical bill at the visit’s end.

That’s exactly what happened to numerous patients of podiatrist John Lanham in Milwaukee, Wis. As a result, Lanham has been the subject of more complaints to state regulators within the past five years than any other foot doctor in the state, the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported.

Lanham maintains that he doesn’t outright lie to his patients.  He simply tells them he accepts their insurance, but doesn’t explain the situation further.  Then, he sticks them with significantly larger bills than if he were in the patients’ network.

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