Hi, everyone-I would like some opinions, please about the following that took place today-Thanks! This is my statement that I sent to the Michigan Health Department. (I hope I'm posting on the correct forum). First, I must give some background. Our 9-year-old Son, Aaron, has type 1 diabetes. We have had all 3of our other children tested under the “Diabetes Trialnet Study” for type 1 diabetes antibodies. Our Son, Matthew, was the only one who tested positive for some of the antibodies. Matt is away at college for about 6 months out of the year. We made an appointment for the Doctor's office to have some blood drawn, after receiving all the forms from the University of Minnesota and Trialnet. We took all of this to Matt’s appointment at the Doctor's office. After we signed in, the receptionist told us that there would be a $10.00 copay. I tried to explain to her that according to the forms that I had, I wasn’t supposed to have to pay anything, that the cost would be borne by the Trialnet study. The Doctor then appeared and said that I had to pay the copay anyway. I asked him if he would read the paperwork that I had, it explains that I shouldn’t have to pay anything. He arrogantly and all-knowingly said “I don’t need to read the papers”. He then said something to the receptionist which I couldn’t hear, and the receptionist said that it would be taken care of. Myself and Matt then sat back down. When the nurse called Matt’s name, we both went in, he was weighed, blood pressure taken, etc. We then went into the examination room and the nurse drew his blood and I gave her all the paperwork and supplies for the Trialnet study. When she was through, she said “We’re all set, you have a nice day”. I returned the well-wishes and we left. We had been home about 10 minutes when we got a call from the Doctor. In short, he accused me of stealing. He said, “Do you think my employees work for free?” He accused me of walking out without paying the $10.00 copay. I tried to explain to him that insurance had nothing to with this, that the cost was being borne by the study. He barely gave me a chance to speak. I also tried to explain to him that it was explained in the paperwork. Before he hung up on me, he suggested that I come and pick up my paperwork and have a lab take Matt’s blood sample. I told him that I would be calling the University of Minnesota to get in touch with him and explain the procedure. I did that, and talked to the Trialnet Study coordinator. She said that she would call the Doctor. About a half hour later, the Doctor's office called me back and the person on the other end said that there was a misunderstanding and they would take care of everything. I thanked her and hung up. This Doctor was terribly condescending and arrogant. He accused me of stealing! I do not appreciate being accused of something I did not do. Other than the 4 of us switching doctors, I would like to make a complaint about the Doctor's unprofessionalism. The 4 of us (myself, my Wife Gloria, Son Matt, and Daughter Jessica) have been seeing this Doctor for about 3 years now. But after the Doctor made me feel like a criminal, he needs to go to a “bedside manner” class, in my opinion, at the very least.