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Everything posted by northerngal

  1. Greg, As far as any "wagon hitched to certs" in reference to Dr. Townsend or Denali Healthcare, you have shown your lack of knowledge. Our practice is devised of many services and while these services do include certifying legit patients, certifications are only a fraction of what we offer. As I said, if you have questions regarding our services, visit our website or give me a call! You know what they say about assumptions........
  2. Greg, As the practice manager for Denali Healthcare, I can answer your question VERY easily. We do NOT participate with/bill insurance companies. That has NOTHING to do with the legitimacy of the work we do. It also does not mean that we are unable to participate with them. There are many reasons why a doctor may not participate with insurance companies beyond "not being able to". A medical doctor is not required to participate with insurance companies. There is no law stipulating it. There are no code of ethics requiring us to do so. Please explain to me how not accep
  3. Although I have been trying to hold my tongue lately...... I don't think sharing some love today could be misconstrued. Behave.........if not be yourself.
  4. Welcome! Nice to see you stopped over I was curious to see what "Boozhoo" translated to in your title, so I searched it. I think I was hoping that it translated to "friend". Not that anything is humorous about the word per say, but I might have had to laugh for a second picturing you calling someone a "Boozhoo", without them understanding your language. Thank you for sharing, I appreciate learning something new each day. I can now say "Hello" in Ojibway! Once again, glad to see you stopped by and said hello! Don't be a stranger in these parts, sharing some of your knowledge
  5. At this time, the Gaylord office will be open weekdays from 8am-4pm. Eventually this may expand as other healthcare professionals are added to the staff. Currently we are working on adding a massage therapist, acupuncturist, counselor, and chiropractor. I have also been in contact with a yoga teacher and a specialist who practices reflexology. Price is obviously dependent on the service you are requesting. We currently offer pain management, Suboxone therapy and medical marihuana renewals and certifications. Within the next few months we will be expanding those services to include th
  6. Thank you all! It made my day to come in here tonight and see this post I truly do my best to make sure each patient is treated as an individual and feels special. So many patients get themselves "worked up" before important doctor visits. They worry about being judged or having the proper documentation, perhaps about who they might run into or the paperwork they have to fill out. (among other reasons) Many do not feel "up to par" as it is. I try to not only make the experience one they feel comfortable with, but one they can walk away from feeling good about. I am more than willin
  7. I did mention that I thought that wording the judge used was bogus. Probably more than once. I completely acknowledge that. Just for reference, I supported this case. I supported it based on the wording the judge used. That was factual information. I drove many miles to show my displeasure over the judges reasoning and to attend the press conference. I also donated cash in support. I did what I thought was right and what I was able. I was not asking specifically about the Greens when I asked about how you define "exemplary parents". I was gathering information on your judgemen
  8. Perhaps you are correct Greg, as far as this post goes. Perhaps my posts strayed off topic somewhat. I would not have directed the things I did at this particular post had I not been responding to another post in this thread directly. Responding to incorrect information. My original post in this thread did pertain to the Green case. It pertained to the untruths portrayed by media reports. You also know from experience that if I drifted too far off topic, moderators would have corrected the situation. I have said what I needed to say in response to "Grassmatch". I have made my point
  9. We can agree to disagree. Overstepped my delicate sensitivities, eh Greg? I would have run away from this place long ago, with my tail between my legs if I let "delicate sensitivities" direct my actions! Unlike some people in the community, I do my best NOT to spread misinformation and drama. I do my best not to spread lies to suit my purpose. Can you say the same? Who is truly delicate in this situation? I did not speak directly about the Green Case, did I? Perhaps you need to put your reading glasses back on. I was speaking on the need for divisions like CPS, through my own
  10. I did not claim there could not be corrupt CPS offices. There is always the possibility of corruption in any agency. I will readily acknowledge this. I still do not see any proof that the State of Michigan Child protective Service Division receives incentives from removing a child from a "drug house" as you stated. I suppose you could find a dozen cases of corruption, hundreds of cases of wrongdoings on a worker or judges end. I believe many are probably accurate. I also believe mistakes are made, false allegations are reported, misunderstandings do occur. Sometimes all of the facts
  11. What I see is a dozen articles written by MEDIA or disgruntled parents with "theories". This is a far cry from proof of what you stated. Removal of a child DOES NOT equate to adoption. Far from it. The majority of children removed in Michigan are removed temporarily and reunited with family once certain criteria is met. I can not dispute the fact "adoption credits" are given. This has never been a hidden thing. Tax breaks and other "incentives" are often given to adoptive families as well. I do not see this as a bad thing either. To be honest, the credits only cover a portio
  12. You believe CPS gets extra funds for removing a child from a "drug house"? You need to do some legit research. Another piece of "misinformation" being thrown out here Children being removed cost the state money. How is it an incentive monetarily for CPS to remove them? Please enlighten me with FACT.
  13. There was a happy ending to this case for the family, for that I am sincerely glad. I would like to share a lesson I seemed to have forgotten. Perhaps it will remind us all of some valuable lessons we have forgotten?? This case reiterated something valuable to me. How the media and others are used to manipulate the population into believing anything that suits a particular situation! One instance in this particular case: The media projected that Maria Green was currently breastfeeding Bree when she was removed by CPS. Personally this was something MANY media members used
  14. Those were my exact thoughts. This is one of the easiest "changes" to follow. I am not saying we have to agree to it, but until it changes, can't we abide by it? I know in some circumstances, mistakes do happen. Things could be forgotten or a person could be ignorant of the law. In general, if we are aware of THIS change, what reason is their NOT to follow it? The benefits do not outweigh the risks in this situation. (risks referring to charges filed)
  15. Are you having a bad day? Do you need a hug? There are several PAC's related to cannabis. I do not think it's a matter of "being smarter" than anyone else. It's not like they are the first nor the last to form. To be honest, I expected someone to bring up Cannapac, but not in a condescending way. You have good info - bring it without the B.S. - Not everyone in this community knows much about this subject. There are several that want to learn how they can help. Educate them, share what is available, help them understand! Talking to people like they are inferior due to lack of
  16. There has been a lot of talk about PAC's (political action committee's) and their function/role in the cannabis community. I think a thread regarding what PAC's are and what they do would be helpful for the general population here. I know several here are involved with different PAC's and will be able to share in the conversation. What is a PAC: Political Action Committee (PAC) — A popular term for a political committee organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect and defeat candidates. Most PACs represent business, labor or ideological interests. PACs can g
  17. The CPS case is within Ingham County. You must be referencing the criminal proceedings in Oakland? I am only aware of the news media's portrayal of the criminal proceedings against the Green's. I can not personally "judge" by media reports whether a person was "100% legal" or not. We all know how that goes. The Carruthers case was also heard in Oakland County, wasn't it? I understand that the Oakland County prosecutor is also very vocal about dispensaries being illegal. Her thoughts on this have always been clear.
  18. Thank you for the further understanding and clarification! I understand that a 501 ©(3) is also restricted in regards to "politics". Can you explain that in more depth? I suppose some direct questions may be: Can a 501(c )(3) directly support legislative bills/house bills? Can a 501 ©(3) support political candidates? What about indirectly? For example: Can MiCompassion (a 501©(3) financially support groups that's sole function is advocacy on passing legislation or HB's? (such as the NPRA and HB4271) Does the "Guidestar" service mentioned above give access to your
  19. Thanks for your opinion on things Phaq! I too have seen the results of real abuse and neglect too many times and it is something I will never forget or take lightly. Denise adopting those children may have saved their lives. It certainly saved them years of neglect and gave them a deserved opportunity to become productive members of society. Thankfully they had people who cared. Not all of them do My post came after Bob's reference to the 20 cases here in Michigan. Not all 20 cases were unjust. That is partially what sparked my post. Understanding the communities general r
  20. I am not agreeing with the scenario or saying anyone should be punished for that. But let me ask you this: the room the drug was being grown in was not locked. For this, I will face prosecution? I will not be afforded the protections of section 4 if I do not follow the provisions set forth? I could spend years in prison for this? I may not always agree with the laws of man, but will not act stupefied when I am prosecuted for being caught choosing not to follow them.
  21. I am sorry. I said that improperly, I will correct it. "The Green's have not been found guilty in the criminal charges filed against them" I am unsure what else you are trying to say here or how it is applicable to my post. Taking children away from parents simply because a person is a patient or CG should be a redline, for sure. I believe I made that clear. You didn't read my post as it was intended and my point was apparently lost to you. Does your red line extend to parents placing children in danger? (not insinuating that was done in the Green's case or any other parti
  22. Do you believe that all 20 of those children were taken without "good reason"? I do not. I believe some might have been. I did not like the referee's wording when he took Bree last Friday. I did not agree with the reasons he stated. (regarding safety issues and break in's etc.) But I do not have ALL the facts in this case. In general: Do you feel a child is "reasonably safe" in the following examples: Mother and father are registered CG's, they operate a "dispensary" out of there home. Children are in and out of the room they are "dispensing" out of. Same scen
  23. I suppose the one positive thing that came out of the emergency hearing today is the family was granted unlimited, supervised visitation with the baby. Without todays hearing, they were only allowed 3 hours a week, in one hour intervals. Bob - Thanks for posting the news report. This one was more informative than past ones have been.
  24. I figured Bob would be there. I didn't see him and get to say hello though I think I may have seen you on my way out?? I smiled and nodded but I was not 100% sure that it was you. If it wasn't you, I am sure some random guy thought he had an admirer (or that I was a creeper)?! We may have made some impact, I understand they called an emergency court hearing for Friday afternoon. (previous to today they did not have to return to court until October) Great job everyone!
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