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Former medical director alleges groups prioritized profits over care
Bakersfield Californian

The ousted medical director of local medical groups is suing his former employer claiming he was wrongfully fired because he raised concerns that administrators and employees who were not doctors overruled medical decisions because they were more concerned about costs then patient care.

An amended complaint filed in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court last month alleges that Dr. John S. McGee was fired from his job as medical director for Bakersfield Family Medical Center and Coastal Communities Physician Network medical groups “in retaliation for recommending and approving appropriate and necessary medical care, his insistence on properly performing his statutory duties as medical director, and his refusal to participate in an unlawful scheme to compromise patient care for corporate profits.”

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