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Darlene Garcia – Protestor At Fontana Kaiser

Darlene Garcia and her husband Hank Garcia.

Darlene Garcia has a story she wants you to know about it.  Your listening to her story may save your life some day.

You can find her most afternoons outside of Kaiser Permanente Fontana.

Download this mp3 here:  2016-04-20_Vickie_DarleneGarcia_1

Darlene Garcia interview originally taped though Tropic Wave Radio
Tropic Wave Radio

The love of her life, Hank Garcia, a robust, very strong man was rendered in a few days to a very weak and in appearance old man who died shortly thereafter due to mismanagement of medical care by professionals who were more concerned with a time clock and a salary than they were with being physicians who should  be helping to heal patients.

Every afternoon, Hank’s wife Darlene is outside Kaiser Fontana.  She talks to patients and many come up to her and tell her their Kaiser HMO patient horror stories.  There are more of these stories than you can possibly imagine.  These stories are not so called “medical errors.  The reasons are far more serious than true error.  These are problems that cause death, disfigurement or permanent crippling due to selfishness on the part of medical staff, greed and actual incompetence.  Often these stories also contain the element of over scheduled staff who are exhausted physically and mentally and are not at that time capable of doing their jobs professionally.  Over scheduling of a well financed hospital is caused only by an Administration that is cutting corners.

Darlene has a FaceBook page about this at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kaiser911/

Richard Obanion – Patient Abandonment

Download mp3 Program at: 2016-04-12_Vickie_RichardObanion_1

richard-obanion-1Our guest is Richard Obanion.  He is a retired financial services officer who had the misfortune of becoming the victim of both medical malpractice and vaccine injury.  He is now permanently disabled.  These experiences left him crippled and in chronic pain.   His HMO physicians chose to medicate him with opiate pain medicine rather than admit what had actually happened to him and do what could be done to fix the medical problems they created.  Consequently he became dependent on the HMO prescribed medications.  The way he has been treated is deplorable. One day they suddenly refused to renew his pain medicine.  The White House has declared war on over-prescribing of opiate medications.  They didn’t think it through all the way when they did this.  Doctors are given three days of classes and are suddenly experts in how to withdraw patients from such medications.  Most of the time there are serious problems when it is suddenly withdrawn.  Patients are left to take care of themselves.

Richard was abused by physicians that were more afraid of getting in trouble for their over prescribing than they were about taking care of a patient.

Richard is going to tell us how to avoid  being given the run around.

How to stop the run around, how to survive  hop scotching from one facility to another and will tell which facilities helped him and which did not.  He has several other tips that all patients will find useful.

Tune in to learn how Richard has survived this sudden withdrawal of pain medication  after being made the dependent by his HMO physician.  Learn the retaliatory tricks these medical professionals are using to dump patients, to label them, to ban them from medical care in an attempt to distract from the truth – the truth being that HMO physicians created this problem and don’t want to draw attention to themselves.  Learn how to work around these problems.

There is one more reason you want to tune into this program.  We all know that HMO’s, and some physicians are reluctant to hand over a copy of patient medical records, or a least reluctant to hand them all over.  Patients may get a little bit of the records here or there but probably at least in some cases not all of them.

Learn how they can be obtained because there is a way to do it even when the physician refuses.

In 2015 the White House announced Public and Private Sector efforts to address Prescription Drug Abuse.  https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/10/21/fact-sheet-obama-administration-announces-public-and-private-sector

Suddenly his HMO physicians are forcing patients into sudden withdrawal by not renewing  medications nor providing alternatives that could address medical problems that cannot be treated any other way.

“The leading public health agency in the United States is urging doctors to stop prescribing opioids for patients suffering from chronic pain, noting that the risks of taking such drugs far outweigh the benefits.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published updated guidelines for distributing these powerful, highly addictive drugs. Vicodin and OxyContin are two prescriptions included in the guidelines. These measures come as a result of the nation’s prescription painkiller epidemic, which the CDC says poses a compelling threat to the health of the country.

The new guidelines do, however, provide exceptions for patients receiving cancer therapy or other forms of end-of-life care. When physicians deem these drugs necessary in other situations, the CDC recommends they be in the lowest possible dose for the shortest period of time.

CDC Director Thomas Frieden said in a statement that public health officials know of no other medications used for nonfatal conditions that contribute to more deaths. The guidelines’ aims, according to Frieden, are to decrease the rate of preventable deaths from opioids and to solidify the drugs’ status as dangerous medications that should be used sparingly.”

See:  https://www.summitbehavioralhealth.com/blog/cdc-recommendations-on-opioid-prescriptions/

Physicians are also now being punished for over prescribing opiate medications.  Pain Management Centers are shutting down, doctors that specialized in this field are getting out of it and in general, over caution is the new norm.  Especially since state and federal governments are  now starting to prosecute.  See:  http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/05/health/california-overdose-doctor-murder-sentencing/