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St. Lukes has marked my wife as TB active, even though they wont tell us that directly. They say she needs to stay here for 7 months. If my wife had active TB then she would be coughing really bad along with a whole ton of other symptoms. I am 100% sure that my wife either has latent or no TB at all.

St. Lukes, from my understanding, gets paid big money by the embassy for their "observed treatment service" that they provide to the "customers", which would give them plenty of motivation to mark people as TB active when in reality they really aren't. I have tried speaking to the embassy and they aren't willing to help.

I am thinking about going down to St. Lukes and passing some $ under the table to a pulmonologist to get her approved. I think the whole "business" they have is a complete scam. Has anyone ever done such a thing or can anyone provide advice on how to go about doing such a thing? I understand it's a big risk but I am 100% sure they are playing games with us. I have high ranking radiologist friends in the states and they highly doubt that my wife has active TB as well.

What should I do?

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What you're planning to do is extremely dangerous, risky and unethical.

Trying to bribe the hospital/doctor who is in charge of your wife's medical is foolhardy to say the least.

I strongly urge you not to even consider it. Your wife's visa denial could be the LEAST of your problems.

What you should do is have your wife undergo a test done by another doctor somewhere else. See what those results say.

Then you can proceed.

Good luck!


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What you're planning to do is extremely dangerous, risky and unethical.

Trying to bribe the hospital/doctor who is in charge of your wife's medical is foolhardy to say the least.

I strongly urge you not to even consider it. Your wife's visa denial could be the LEAST of your problems.

What you should do is have your wife undergo a test done by another doctor somewhere else. See what those results say.

Then you can proceed.

Good luck!

It doesn't matter if she gets a second opinion because the embassy will only listen to this one particular clinic.

Here's some interesting reading for you: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/142401-st-lukes-medical-center-quezon-city/

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You really what someone's opinion of what you asked? your kidding right? why would you try and override a doctor with a bribe? what if she is positive and you bring her to the states? oh how sad you she maybe, you need to wait and just be suppoertive of her as she deals with this, its only 7 months and if that doctor reports it to the embassy which he will then she is screwed and so are you she will never get a visa then, so think about what you are trying to do.

St. Lukes has marked my wife as TB active, even though they wont tell us that directly. They say she needs to stay here for 7 months. If my wife had active TB then she would be coughing really bad along with a whole ton of other symptoms. I am 100% sure that my wife either has latent or no TB at all.

St. Lukes, from my understanding, gets paid big money by the embassy for their "observed treatment service" that they provide to the "customers", which would give them plenty of motivation to mark people as TB active when in reality they really aren't. I have tried speaking to the embassy and they aren't willing to help.

I am thinking about going down to St. Lukes and passing some $ under the table to a pulmonologist to get her approved. I think the whole "business" they have is a complete scam. Has anyone ever done such a thing or can anyone provide advice on how to go about doing such a thing? I understand it's a big risk but I am 100% sure they are playing games with us. I have high ranking radiologist friends in the states and they highly doubt that my wife has active TB as well.

What should I do?

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You really what someone's opinion of what you asked? your kidding right? why would you try and override a doctor with a bribe? what if she is positive and you bring her to the states? oh how sad you she maybe, you need to wait and just be suppoertive of her as she deals with this, its only 7 months and if that doctor reports it to the embassy which he will then she is screwed and so are you she will never get a visa then, so think about what you are trying to do.

No I am not kidding. The clinic also stated that they are "not sure" if 7 months of treatment will be enough. She has no symptoms of active TB and I am sure that they are lying. If it makes everyone feel better I will get a sputum test at Medical City to be sure before I go though with it, even though I am sure that she does not have active TB. It could also be a case of the doctor that read the results incorrectly. All I know is she does not have active TB.

7 Months is a long time.

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Don't be an idiot. Seven months is insignificant in the scheme of things.


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Don't be an idiot. Seven months is insignificant in the scheme of things.

Don't be rude. I have already been stuck in this country for 14 months waiting for this process to complete and I can't deal with 7 more.

I have to stay here until this completes, and I have my reasons for doing so.

I am asking for advice not insults.

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Frankly, what you think or what your high-ranking radiologist buddies think is irrelevant. None of you are privy to the medical tests/results.

Firstly, try to get a confirmation whether she has TB or not. Get a second opinion.

If it's positive, well, then, you'll have to wait out the time for treatment.

If not, you can try talking to St. Luke's and showing them the negative test results which might prompt them to do their own second testing. The truth will come out eventually.

If you try to bribe your way out of this, there could be serious repercussions to it.

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St. Lukes has marked my wife as TB active, even though they wont tell us that directly. They say she needs to stay here for 7 months. If my wife had active TB then she would be coughing really bad along with a whole ton of other symptoms. I am 100% sure that my wife either has latent or no TB at all.

St. Lukes, from my understanding, gets paid big money by the embassy for their "observed treatment service" that they provide to the "customers", which would give them plenty of motivation to mark people as TB active when in reality they really aren't. I have tried speaking to the embassy and they aren't willing to help.

I am thinking about going down to St. Lukes and passing some $ under the table to a pulmonologist to get her approved. I think the whole "business" they have is a complete scam. Has anyone ever done such a thing or can anyone provide advice on how to go about doing such a thing? I understand it's a big risk but I am 100% sure they are playing games with us. I have high ranking radiologist friends in the states and they highly doubt that my wife has active TB as well.

What should I do?

i am sorry to hear this.. but sorry to say u don't have nothing to with this anymore.. bribing them will be dangerous and very risky :no: :no: :no::o :o :o .. they are not like employees from other PI gov't hehehe... :unsure: :unsure: :blink: all u have to do is to deal with it... she needs to attend to her medication at St. Luke's... don't worry she will be ok for sure after that whole time... good luck to both of u...

:)

and tell u, even if u go to other doctor they will not accept the result only from from their doctor... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

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St. Lukes has marked my wife as TB active, even though they wont tell us that directly. They say she needs to stay here for 7 months. If my wife had active TB then she would be coughing really bad along with a whole ton of other symptoms. I am 100% sure that my wife either has latent or no TB at all.

St. Lukes, from my understanding, gets paid big money by the embassy for their "observed treatment service" that they provide to the "customers", which would give them plenty of motivation to mark people as TB active when in reality they really aren't. I have tried speaking to the embassy and they aren't willing to help.

I am thinking about going down to St. Lukes and passing some $ under the table to a pulmonologist to get her approved. I think the whole "business" they have is a complete scam. Has anyone ever done such a thing or can anyone provide advice on how to go about doing such a thing? I understand it's a big risk but I am 100% sure they are playing games with us. I have high ranking radiologist friends in the states and they highly doubt that my wife has active TB as well.

What should I do?

What your asking for is illegal and against the TOS of this site.

I suggest you forgo this line of thinking and follow the rules - no matter how hard they are for you.

Your way will probably end in tears.


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

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Are you just basing your assumption that she's not TB active because she doesn't have any symptoms? if you have the money to bribe then why can't you go to another reputable clinic/hospital (like the actual St. Luke's Medical Center not the clinic or Medical City or even the Lung Center in QC) to get second opinion? If she's really "clean" then show that result to the St. Luke's clinic, if they won't listen then talk to some lawyers and charge them with malpractice or misdiagnosis.

Same thing happened to my aunt. Her petition became current but she was diagnosed positive like your wife, so she has to stay for 5 to 7 months (so the clinic can grow the culture of her sputum sample) before the embassy gave her a visa. When she arrived here in California last year she gave another sample of her sputum to the county clinic in Sacramento and after 2 months of culture the county doctor said that she only have a "sleeping" infection (whatever that means) which the doctor said is not usually treated in other countries like the Philippines because its not serious.

Lastly, as the others said, don't bribe the clinic, you're risking a lot, you're wife might be banned from going here for life.


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