Harrassment: Bariatric Style – The Emails

5/12/14

The items from several weeks to almost a month ago, in written communication, have not been addressed, in regards to putting items in my records. By HIPAA law, there is no time restriction.

I’ll pass on that your security guard photographs & logs me for asserting my constitutional rights to free speech, including the office watching me. The multiple times the police have gone out, they have never seen me do anything other than behave with dignity and respect. That includes how I treated a nurse politely with inappropriate questions & the bariatric surgeon following me on public property.

I have made it clear that I have no interest in money, being photographed, or lawyers, but in getting appropriate health care. Care that the bariatric surgeon appears to have been incorrect in saying I didn’t need, or that my other doctors have indicated I couldn’t use. All because I don’t want to see someone else also hounded and suffer for saying they are a human being who is worthy of respect and to assert their rights under the law and published policies.

((I also mentioned that more than a year ago, I had suggested to the office in an email, that they needed to educate other healthcare personnel in bariatric after care)).

5/8/14

I politely answered the nurse when they went at distance length from the bariatric group staff door to initiate questions about what I was doing/intent/etc. on public property (not considering that I stated I was not a patient any longer, so why I was being asked such questions on public property raises motive questions) & was followed onto public property multiple times by the bariatric surgeon in another instance. I received a letter that contains incorrect facts, from my records, among other things. Most sad, considering I was extremely impressed by another one of your physicians I met.

I do not have the information requested below regarding another source for the HIPAA privacy people, as they have not responded to my photography related request. Prior history shows a difference between published practices & practices per se. What practices can we expect from the Privacy people is what I am looking for from another source. The same can be said for you, especially as to why you need lawyers when I bring legitimate concerns, with no lawyer in tow, that have never been completely addressed, & you have been given multiple opportunities to do so.

Please see second paragraph below, they stated nothing could be done for me. If regular doctors can’t deal with/recognize it, an ER doctor would not either. None of the Nutrition Journals use bloodwork as main indicators since 2011 for malnutrition, nor did you when you {a person who isn’t a doctor and never examined me} made your medical assessment that I did not have malnutrition in 2013, compared to a physician I had a history with and medical research to support the assessment. Do you have further information on who has experience dealing with a complication of bariatric surgery since the bariatric surgeon appears to not have, & non compete and “buddy” agreements don’t allow for care in the area from bariatric healthcare personnel? Or who doesn’t drop care when payments can’t be made, which is why a patient couldn’t make an office appointment, contrary to stated your policy?

Because our bodies are very good at compensating during tough times, doctors have observed that blood tests and external measures of illness are inadequate: there are very few indications a body is about to go into crisis until the damage has already been done. Too many families find out only after a life-threatening or fatal episode how close a loved one was to death. In PCM, however, the lymphatic system can’t keep up with the leakage, and the stomach area begins to bloat with its own waste fluids.

Starvation can cause (amongst other things) low blood pressure and poor circulation; osteoporosis leading to possible fractures, deformities, and pain; anaemia; stomach shrinkage, leading to uncomfortable stretching and feelings of fullness when more than a small amount is eaten; increased blood cholesterol levels due to lack of oestrogen; nerve and muscle damage; low glucose levels, which may lead to coma; kidney failure; and death through heart failure.

Thank you,

5/X/2014

> I’ve started getting a higher temperature, burning up at times, legs cramping & chest pains, a lot of problems eating and tonight, couldn’t eat without pain. My skin is breaking apart, my MPV and platelets are high for me, indicating thrombosis. I’ve not been able to take medications since November because when the albumin is low, drugs have nothing to bind to and are free in the plasma, amplifying the effects.
> Some of my bloodwork is high/low for me, meaning the effects of malnutrition are starting to show in the bloodwork because I can no longer compensate for illnesses that weren’t diagnosed & my care disrupted.
>
> Find me someone else who can answer the questions since I’ve been told there is nothing they can do for me. I’ll won’t make it through this because of the bariatric surgeon without any care in the area. They said that ‘if you don’t do as I say, I’ll put it in your record, and other doctors will see it, and wonder why’. They wanted to damage my relationships with other doctors. They succeeded. As an office worker said ‘YOU’VE lost a huge chunk of your care.” There were right. I will pay the price for that, although I even asked that the administration do nothing negative to the surgeon, and I’ve seen that the suggestions I made regarding the practice were implemented.

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