Ms. Bobbie Jane Jenke [P.O. Box 3454 Santa Rosa, CA 95402] [707-546-2879] [email@example.com] [www.tossurgerynightmare.com] [www.sonic.net/bjj]
* Health Administration Responsibility Project [www.harp.org]: Fighting Back against Unfair Insurance Claims Settlement Practices in California
* Jupirena Stein
[coelipink (@) gmail.com]: Did you know that Kaiser Permanente is a
HUMAN SUBJECT RESEARCH HMO and all their hospitals are TEACHING
HOSPITALS?... that they use theirs members for medical experimentation?
My video although short, 3:8 seconds is highly educational. Please,
Google this title: Kaiser Permanente Crimes - Teaching Doctors How To
* Mothers Against Medical Error [155 S Bull St., Columbia, SC 29205]
Feinstein and CA Gov. Brown sacrifice life of CA teacher/Disabled
surgically harmed "patient rights" advocate to Malpractice Industry in
2014-04-13 from Bobbie Jenke:
I am the
surgically mutilated CA Special Educator from Santa Rosa, CA who is
being DENIED access to ANY evaluations of my surgical damage since
2004. My mangled body videos are on You Tube under Bobbie Jenke and on
websites www.tossurgerynightmare.com and www.sonic.net/bjj
begged Senator Feinstein for help finding medical care and assessment
for my complex injuries. I should be able to get this under
All Senator Feinstein did was refer me to CA Governor Brown's office stating that they would help me.
I requested HELP from Governor Brown's office in CA via a fax that was
ignored. Sent again! Ignored and then again and again.
advocate, John Colby, called his constituency staff on my behalf--and
Adrian No Last Name told him that I needed to call them myself to
clarify my fax requests. I did this--and Adrian, No Last Name--Head of
Constituency Services for the Governor of CA acted like he never heard
from me at all--nor got my fax. When I told him about Dr. Colby calling
on my behalf prior--he stated--"He's NOT a doctor." I told Adrian that
he was Ph.D. and then I knew that he had my fax and knew EXACTLY who I
was. I asked if the Governor cared about surgically harmed patients in
CA who cannot find medical care. He stated he did not like my "broad
statements" and then he HUNG UP the phone on me.
So, I publicly
reported that Governor Brown's office ignored my faxed requests for
medical help and even HUNG UP on me as a Surgically HARMED/Disabled CA
After that occurred---my CalSTRS disability
teacher pension got messed with badly. (a meager amount of money that I
receive monthly to survive)
I was sent suddenly sent a 1099-R for
2013 in which they claimed I earned a Gross Distribution of a highly
INFLATED amount of money (as I really make approx only $9,000 per year
from them and live very disabled and impoverished in an expensive area
in Northern CA. They stated in a letter that they (CalSTRS) had PAID
themselves over $31,000 from my disability pension and listed it as a
Gross Distribution to me on a 2013 1099 tax form. So, as impoverished
and disabled as I now am--I had to deal with CalSTRS staff over this for
months--while very sick with a virus and with my mother dying in a
hospital. They did seem to try to reconfigure their mistake, but they
still left me with this 1099 stating I made over $40,000.
So, I had to find a TAX EXPERT to deal with this FRAUDULENT 1099 from CalSTRS for 2013 that they had REFUSED to change.
recently sent them a letter that the tax expert helped to compose--and I
am hoping that they will fix this situation and stop harassing me.
Meanwhile--I had to PAY to extend a filing date on my taxes--because of
their FALSE claims of money I never made.
The Tax Experts told me
it is CalSTRS responsibility to accurately reflect the ACTUAL income I
received that was approx $9,000 for the year of 2013 which shows I am
IMPOVERISHED and do should not even need to file taxes at all.
telling you this now--because--I believe what has happened to me is
RETALIATION from the CA Governor's office for my public whistle-blowing
regarding his lack of help for patients HARMED by the Medical Industry
in CA. I feel this retalitation could also be for my whistle-blowing on
a past illegal HUD landlord in which HUD REFUSED to investigate my
claims--another civil and human rights violation.
Feinstein's staff refused to investigate the HUD landlord lies and
ABUSE, and about the illegal HUD/FHEO behavior in refusing also to
investigate the situation. Senator Feinstein's office claimed that they
always believed HUD--because HUD does not lie.
To all who care,
Thank You for all you are doing to help the most vulnerable populations
in America and to expose corruption and fraud and abuse in government
agencies. The length and extend of which I have been harassed and
abused as a severely surgically damaged CA Special Educator--for daring
to tell about my medical/surgical and then HUD housing abuse--has been
I hope the government and its ferocious lobbyists will
begin to leave me alone with what little time I have left in this
world. If not, I'll have to go to my grave still fighting for justice.
Thank you for any help you are offering.
I was in 2001 at a patient rights rally that I spearheaded with help of
friends/and X-Kaiser HMO patients...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDu-0EVrbAo This peaceful rally occured
prior to my 3rd and last devastating surgery ever called Thoracic Outlet
Surgery) in 2004.
"Medical Industry in Santa Rosa, CA shuts off patient "Oxygen" for Surgically Harmed Teacher/Patient with Respiratory Damage",
message to the public, written 2014-03-30 by Ms. Bobbie Jane Jenke:
Rosa Oxygen Company puts the “DEATH SQUEEZE” on very disabled,
Surgically Harmed/Disabled MEDICARE Patient/CA Special Educator, Bobbie
Jane Jenke, with “surgically caused” severe COPD and Asthma and
See the attached letter from Valley Oxygen and Medical Equipment, dated 3/28/2014 (click on image for larger view).
the attached patient's document of medical proof of 2004 surgical
paralysis of R diaphragm following Dr. Avery's Thoracic Outlet Surgery
at CA Pacific Medical Center, a Sutter Hospital (click on image for
County Sutter-Affiliated, Federally Funded Clinic denies needed
specialty referrals to this same surgically injured patient, Bobbie Jane
Jenke, and then dismisses her from their care.
See the attached letter from Dr. Jason Cunningham, director of West County Community Health Centers.
(click on images for larger view)
disabled, surgically harmed, Bobbie Jane Jenke, is being “blacklisted
by all pulmonologists, primary care doctors and specialists in Sonoma
County and elsewhere who subscribe to the same Physician-owned wealthy
Malpractice company as the surgeon who harmed her, called “The Doctors
And CA Special Educator of Santa Rosa, CA and vocal
patient safety advocate, Bobbie Jenke, struggling to survive her life,
disabled and on Medicare, is also being further harmed since her 2004
T.O.S. Surgery by denials of care, negligence and patient “blacklisting”
by Sutter Health, its affiliates and employees, Northern CA Medical
Associates, former Kaiser Permanente HMO doctors and their affiliates,
“The Doctors Company”, a large physician owned malpractice company, and
their affiliates, UCSF, Stanford and more.
Bobbie Jane Jenke fears
she will die or suffer a severe traumatic event due to her unevaluated
post-surgical complications from Thoracic Outlet surgery performed at a
Sutter Health Hospital in 2004, who refuses to help her after they
allowed one of their surgeons to perform unnecessary surgery on Bobbie,
thus mutilating her, and lying about all risks of the surgery beforehand
and after. See the attached pre-operative risk form signed by Dr.
Gaylord James Avery II aka Dr. G. James Avery II (click on image
for larger view).
clear evidence of harm, lies and recklessness and more, the CA Medical
Board allowed Dr. Avery to continue to perform T.O.S. Surgeries as did
Sutter Health at CA Pacific Medical Center with no disciplinary actions,
which they claim is a high risk surgery, contrary to Dr. Avery's risk
form. See the attached letter to Bobbie Jane Jenke from the Medical
Board for California, denying any malpractice occurred (click on image
for larger view).
Kaiser HMO Patient Rights Rally, 2001,
view this new video to you tube of a Patient Rights rally done in 2001
in front of Santa Rosa Kaiser HMO for Patients' Rights! The rally was
organized by Bobbie Jenke in Dec 2001 and friends, and speaks about all
the patients HARMED by Kaiser Care.
Shortly after the rally,
Bobbie Jenke, Santa Rosa teacher and Kaiser patient was expelled from
the Kaiser facility for "complaining" too much. The CA Department of
Managed Health Care simply allowed Kaiser to do this.
this video shows that American patients live in dangerous times. I was
forced to leave Kaiser HMO because I tried to improve the rights and
safety for all patients in 2001. Today--I cannot even get an appt at
UCSF or Stanford to have my surgical damage evaluated. (see how bad I am
now on you tube under Bobbie Jenke.
I have asked Senator Feinstein and Gov Brown for help--but I get none, and things are only getting worse for me.
pass this video on to all your friends and learn more about the dark
secret world of Kaiser Permanente HMO by viewing the Kaiser Crimes
Videos on You Tube by Ms. Jupirena Stein. We were both patients who were
harmed in the hands of Kaiser Permanente--and have survived to tell you
our stories--so that you can become informed patients.
The level of retaliation in today's Medical Industry has escalated, especially for the most vulnerable patient populations.
doctors and malpractice companies are allowed to act so brutally
because they are almost completely unregulated, especially in CA. More
doctors, clinics hospitals and HMOs have fierce malpractice
companies/departments that invest in Wall Street and globally, and are
very wealthy. Everyone is tied to someone powerful--in a world where
humanity and ethics plays NO part, especially once they damage you.
if a patient is injured by the medical industry in CA--the Tort Reform
laws financially cap any non-economic damages awards--so it is almost
impossible to find an attorney to sue, (even if you are healthy enough
to do so). Nor can you stop a BAD doctor/hospital. In my experience,
the CA Medical Board is completely useless (on purpose) at protecting
patients and yet allows dangerous doctors to continue to practice.
view my other videos on You Tube as I am nearing the end of my
functional life due to severe injuries caused by TOS surgery in San
Francisco. I have been blacklisted in my town with severe respiratory
and other damage from my surgery with my R diaphragm paralyzed and my
too much of my neck region cut away, and more.
Feinstein and CA Gov. Brown sell life of CA teacher/Disabled surgically
harmed "patient rights" advocate to Malpractice Industry in CA",
2014-04-10 letter from Bobbie Jenke to Disability Resource and Legal Center of Santa Rosa:
am a surgically harmed disabled Santa Rosa Special Educator, who is
being medically blacklisted by federally funded clinics, hospitals,
physicians and more in Santa Rosa, CA.
I fear that my prior
patient safety and Patient Rights advocacy-(as seen on You Tube under
Kaiser Patient Rally--and my other videos-- and my complex surgical
injuries are becoming life-threatening at times now--as I live tortured
each day--with NO healthcare team to evaluate my 2004 surgical damaged
that is literally choking me, disabling me, and sometimes completely
Can you please help me? Suggestions??
have been a member of your group in the past-when I could attend
meetings--but my body has deteriorated now, and cooler days--like
today--make me completely home bound. I MUST leave Santa Rosa for a warm
dry climate due to so much internal scar tissue/nerve and muscle damage
and contracture, and my paralyzed diaphragm and partially compromised
Vagus Nerve. i.e. I nearly DIED during a common cold last month from an
inability to cough up my congestion--and breath at night--(it turned
into SEVERE asthma) that Sebastopol Community Health Center REFUSED to
I have IN Home Support, and I'm on SSI--and a small teacher pension.
know Nancy Hall, and some other staff members there from the past who
have been EXTREMELY kind and supportive to me many years ago.
have a Section 8 Portable Housing voucher that I MUST use by August 1 in
order to move out of this area to find medical help and to a warm, dry
climate--but I need a village of HELP to plan and execute this task.
i.e. Much computer research to find medical help in southern areas, a
livable Section housing environment, etc.
Now, both talking and
typing is hard for me as is writing, walking, or being jostled at all. I
am getting very weak--but I have a strong will to remain living
independently. I expect to have some money soon available (that is
allowed on SSI) to pay for this task--but I need the help to begin very
I live deteriorating, isolated and in pain--and I lost my
great HUD apt in 2011-- after five responsible years of tenancy, because
I "blew the whistle" on HUD landlord, Matthew Locati, of
Terracorpinc--who hired an attorney firm to get rid of me during a
"redevelopment sale to Bentall Residential and a 'redevelopment million
dollar deal" with the City of Santa Rosa in 2011.
We had serious
problems at Windham Village Apts during the five years I lived
responsibly there-- that needed reporting--like old apartment furnaces,
one that leaked LETHAL levels of CO gas that sent an older female tenant
to the hospital in my building of 32 units--An Apartment Fire just down
the hall from me that FAILED to trip the building Fire alarm system or
the tenants smoke alarm--yet it almost gutted his kitchen and melted the
blinds in his Living room, etc.
Locati and his staff-- used
Draconian "abuse of power" as managers of their 50 unit complex at
Windham Village, and they are still managing it today--tho it was sold
and now owned by Bentall Residential of Irvine--and the huge Bentall
Kennedy of Canada. I was forced to drop my HUD complaints against Locati
due to his bullying, slander about me, harassment,and more. And,
(despite a botched regional HUD investigation later)-- Senator
Feinstein's staff told me that HUD never lies.
As a Special
Education Teacher in Santa Rosa for many years I have learned that--I am
the one who got a "special" education about the severe injustice and
inhumanity that exists in our country if one dare to report wrongdoing,
or gets disabled and impoverished.
My pro-bono attorney in that
2011 HUD case was the multi-millionaire stepson of Charles Schultz,
named Attorney, Brooke Clyde. He is on the board as a "Community
Leader" for the Center for Family Justice, and he also openly advertises
for NUDE models to photograph a website--and instead of "representing
me" he bullied me, and threatened to falsely report me to SSI if I did
not drop my HUD complaints against HUD landlord Locati. (Clyde was NOT
working for me, the impoverished disabled tenant at his part-time job at
Sonoma County Legal Aide on Dutton Ave. nor was Attorney Barbara
Then after they forced me out of my great apartment
at Windham Village--"someone" made false reports about me to SSI that
forced me into several extended and exhausting SSI reviews--that turned
up NOTHING! I finally got Senator Feinstein to make that harassment
Many dangerous problems were just covered up--and they PAID
me MONEY to leave--that I had to legally shelter in a Special Needs
Pooled acct. but it was barely enough for me to move on, as disabled as I
I have been punished for daring to speak out as a disabled
person about many very serious, dangerous problems in our medical system
and in our housing system under HUD. Now, I believe perhaps they are
winning--and will finally shut me up.
Please see if there is any
help you might kindly offer--or ideas. I may have money soon to pay for
help that is not within the realm of the IHSS help i need to live my
"CA teacher/Disabled "patient rights" advocate running out of time!",
2014-04-05 letter to Patient Safety Advocates, and Human Rights/Healthcare Journalists and Legislators:
Tube Links below-- for Surgically Harmed Disabled CA Patient
Advocate/CA Special Educator, Ms. Bobbie Jenke, who will die because
Senator Dianne Feinstein and Governor Jerry Brown have sold out to
California's ferocious Malpractice Industry.
Despite Bobbie Jane
Jenke's pleas for over ten years, her websites asking for help at
www.sonic.net/bjj and www.tossurgerynightmare.com and many articles, she
has been denied ALL medical evaluations of the medical damage caused by
a Sutter Health's 2004 unnecessary Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Surgery
paid for by Medicare.
Instead, she has been left by the CA
Hospital systems, local physicians, The Doctors Company, Northern CA
Medical Associates, federally funded clinics, Sutter Health Hospital
Systems, Kaiser Permanente HMO, UCSF, and Stanford's PEARL program, and
more to suffer, unevaluated, until Bobbie Jenke, and the
medical/surgical damage and criminal harm to her body dies with her.
of March of 2014 Bobbie has survived ten years of torture, begging
doctors for help, while they took her Medicare payments and then denied
her access to the very tests and treatments that could help to save or
at least improve her life for the time she has left.
Tube video status of Bobbie in September 2013 after her new primary
care doctor from Sebastopol Community Health Center, an affiliate of
Sutter Health, Dr. Rhonda Berney, in September of 2013 told her she
would get NO referrals to specialists for her condition and that she
should “just learn to live in her deteriorating body."
fifty-six year old, prior active, health conscious Jenke, lives with
undiagnosed surgical damage from Thoracic Outlet Surgery done at CA
Pacific Medical Center, a Sutter Health Hospital, with a 1st rib
resection by surgeon, Dr. Gaylord James Avery II aka Dr. G. James Avery
who abused Bobbie after his surgery failed and damaged her. He
paralyzed Bobbie's phrenic nerve for breathing, and Long Thoracic Nerve
to the R scapula, cut out her neck muscles, prior neck surgical
vascularized fat pad in her R neck, and cut out her first rib.
did all this without consulting her prior surgeon(s) to see if the risk
of his surgery might further damage her. He performed NO diagnostic
tests except an exam to see if she even needed his highly invasive
surgery. And he lied to Bobbie on paper about all the risks of his
surgery. Documents are available that show this. The CA Medical Board
reviewed the documents of per-op lies and more, and did nothing to
discipline Dr. Avery, clearing him of any wrongdoing. He continued to
cut out ribs in this T.O.S. surgeries at CA Pacific Medical Center, a
Sutter Health Hospital in San Francisco.
Surgically damaged Jenke
has been discharged from federally funded Sebastopol Community Health
Center, by Director Dr. Jason Cunninghma, after she asked for an MRI to
evaluate her vascular system in her neck and surgical damage, and after
Dr. Rhonda Berney, a prior longtime Kaiser HMO physician, and prior
chief of Palm Drive Hospital, at the clinic abused her at her September
Bobbie is left, BLACKLISTED by ALL
pulmonologists in her area, and her Oxygen company just sent her a
letter denying her any further breathing assistance, despite her
surgically paralyzed diaphragm and need for Bipap machine supplies and
help, and sometime O2 to sleep at night, and during the day. Bobbie, a
NON-Smoker, also now has severe surgically induced respiratory
dysfunction and almost died from severe untreated asthma during her last
viral cold in March 2014 in which Sebastopol Community Health Center
DENIED her a rescue inhaler- and during which the ON CALL doctor of
Sebastopol Community Health Center, Dr. Ly hung up on Bobbie. Bobbie
Jenke cannot handle any stress, and is physically severely compromised
and feels she is being left on purpose to die in Santa Rosa, CA. She
feels the large malpractice industry and risk management departments of
Sutter and Kaiser prefer her dead, than living proof of their crimes.
info for Bobbie is (707) 546-2879 and P.O. Box 3454 Santa Rosa, CA,
and details about Bobbie Jenke are at www.tossurgerynightmare.com and
www.sonic.net/bjj This has become extremely urgent.
teacher, Bobbie Jane Jenke, was injured by Dr. Avery's TOS surgery in
2004—she was a Kaiser Patient Advocate and in 2001 she helped to
Spearhead this Patient Rights Rally in front of Kaiser Permanente her,
then, HMO in Santa Rosa, CA. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDu-0EVrbAo].
after this 2001 peaceful rally for Patient Rights, Bobbie Jenke
received a letter from Kaiser Permanente's Dr. Bob Schultz, kicking her
out of the Kaiser facility for “complaining too much.” The Department
of Managed Health Care simply allowed this to occur.
having Medicare and MediCal Bobbie Jenke cannot find a primary care
doctor in Santa Rosa or nearby who will assess her surgical damage of
2004 that is killing her, and causing her to live a tortured life.
Neither Governor Brown nor Senator Feinstein, both of whom she contacted
several times, will help her survive this surgical/medical crime and
threat to her life.
Letter to Senator Feinstein, 2014-03-30 from Ms. Bobbie Jane Jenke:
am a CA Special Educator who has worked for many years as a Special
Education Teacher with a variety of student populations from pre-school
through Santa Rosa Junior College. I have worked with students with
brain injuries, autism, learning disabilities, communication deficits,
developmental disabilities, home and hospital students, as well as
developing my own curriculum during summer months to help “learning
disabled” grade school students “catch-up” during summer sessions in
Santa Rosa and Sonoma County Schools. Prior to that, I worked as an
instructional assistant in Sonoma County, while earning my three
teaching credentials at Sonoma State University. I paid back all of my
student loans prior to getting injured and then disabled.
decided to become a teacher, I was an Interim Health Specialists for
Sonoma County Head Start, assisting multicultural, “at-risk”
pre-schoolers to get dental, vision and hearing screening by various
charitable community physicians and dentists, and I developed various
health education programs for parents of “at-risk” youngsters both in
Santa Rosa and in Chico, CA, where I earned my B.A. Degree in Community
Senator Feinstein, after I was injured by a by a
one-time sample treatment by a Sonoma County Rolfer in 1998, which was
extremely brutal and harmful to my body, I fell into a trap of
substandard treatment at Kaiser Permanente HMO of Santa Rosa. In fact,
much the care I received was reckless, and cruelly dismissive—causing me
to spend much of my financial savings seeking evaluations and
treatments outside of Kaiser HMO.
By the year 2000, I had become
so damaged by iatrogenic injury, that I became devoted to the cause of
Patient Safety and the enforcement of “Patient Rights” in America today.
I knew too many friends and patients who had been harmed by Kaiser HMO
Care, and I knew if we did not try to improve “Patient Rights” and
“Patient Safety” in this country, we would all be doomed.
didn't realize that by using my voice and writings, to exercise my 1st
Amendment Rights in the United States of America, to publicly advocate
for “patient safety” in America, as a disabled, injured patient myself, I
would soon be destroyed, and abandoned by the various Health Care
Systems I needed and now urgently need to survive my complex iatrogenic
injuries. I also didn't realize that my legislators would forsake me.
learned how deeply entrenched physicians are with their “for-profit”
Hospital Systems and HMOs and with their “profit-driven” wealthy Medical
Malpractice Companies at the moral and real expense of sacrificing
human lives, like fodder.
All the while, most of these
profit-driven companies, and many of their physicians and clinics,
receive and abuse taxpayer monies to actually do harm to unsuspecting
patients like Jupirena Stein of Stein vs. Kaiser as seen on You Tube, (a
once unsuspecting woman of Latina heritage/who learned the hard way
about the plight of innocent patients in the United States), and so many
other damaged bodies and souls that you can see strewn all over the
internet on Patient Safety and Consumer Watchdog websites.
Feinstein, these are real people who went to a doctor or hospital for
help, but instead got severely harmed, or killed in the United States
of America. Just like me! And after we got injured we learned about
the Tort Reform Laws that the AMA tells us we need to make healthcare
“affordable,” but which actually only serve to force the taxpayers via
our government programs to pay for the carnage our legislators have
allowed our Mega-Medical Industry to leave in its path.
recently, the medical-corporate maiming and killing of patients is not
even covert or secret anymore, as you can see in the letters I've
presented here that I received this month, stating they will “cut off”
my air supply and medical help, following the DAMAGE that a surgeon of
Sutter Health did to me after he grossly misinformed me about all the
risks of his surgery.
I could breathe just fine before I was cut
open by Dr. G. James Avery of CA Pacific Medical Center, a Sutter Health
hospital, and harmed so recklessly. Now I have such severe surgically
induced sleep and airway obstruction which over time developed into COPD
and asthma so severe that a common cold virus almost killed me last
month. During this virus I was refused a rescue inhaler by Dr. Jason
Cunningham of Sebastopol Community Health Center, an affiliate of Sutter
Health. Did Dr. Cunningham want me to die? Or did Sutter Health's
risk management attorneys tell him to do this. After all, a dead damaged
patient is better than living proof of the harm they did.
after the harm is done to so many of us, these wealthy medical
companies once again “cost-shift” the harm they do onto the taxpayers
of the United States, who must then support us disabled patients of
iatrogenic harm in the form of Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Care
monies, SSI, SSDI, subsidized housing and more. Is this OK with you?
If not, what will you do?
I'm sincerely hoping you will take some
action to save my life and stop this “sanctioned patient murder” in
your state. Who else will stand up for patients struggling to survive
iatrogenic injury, disability and death? Our Mega profit-driven Medical
Malpractice Industry has no accountability for the maiming and killing
of patients, and the Affordable Care Act is NOT going to change this,
nor save my life or others. Please! Time to say “ENOUGH!”
[signed] Ms. Bobbie Jane Jenke, age 56, CA Special Educator, Community
Health Educator, former teacher's union representative, Disabled by
Medical industry crimes and abuse. Proud granddaughter of former MI
State Representative, and former MI State Deputy Auditor General, also a
teacher, Mr. James Knox Jamison (maternal-side) and proud granddaughter
of hard-working Jewish immigrants (paternal-side).
MEDICAL INDUSTRY GROUPS spending MILLIONS to stop drug and alcohol
testing on doctors and surgeons. How would you like your surgeon to have
a few drinks before he/she puts a scalpel to your body. YIKES! YES, it
happens--and patients pay for it--with their lives. see [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg4tieISE5M]
to read a list of doctors and Medical Industry giants paying millions
to STOP doctors from having to PEE IN A CUP! If bus drivers are required
to do it, why shouldn't a surgeon 'PEE IN A CUP' before he/she cuts on a
"Doctors, medical staff on drugs put patients at risk"
2014-04-15 by Peter Eisler from "USA TODAY" [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/15/doctors-addicted-drugs-health-care-diversion/7588401/]:
Bertrand doesn't remember much about the first time she stole narcotics
she was supposed to administer to surgical patients. She doesn't
remember exactly when she installed the intravenous port in her ankle so
she could inject the drugs more efficiently. And she doesn't remember
how many patients she may have put at risk before getting into
But she remembers how easy it was to get away with it.
was absolutely impaired, using narcotics while working. … And no one
ever noticed," says Bertrand, 49, a nurse anesthetist in Houston. "Did I
make mistakes? I don't know, and that's the scary part. I'm not aware
of any, but I certainly would not say I was immune to that."
prescription drug epidemic reaches deep into the medical community.
Across the country, more than 100,000 doctors, nurses, technicians and
other health professionals struggle with abuse or addiction, mostly
involving narcotics such as oxycodone and fentanyl. Their knowledge and
access make their problems especially hard to detect. Yet the risks they
pose — to the public and to themselves — are enormous.
addicted health care worker who resorts to "drug diversion," the
official term for stealing drugs, can endanger thousands. Nearly 8,000
people in eight states needed hepatitis tests after David Kwiatkowski,
an itinerant hospital technician, was caught injecting himself with
patients' pain medicine and refilling the syringes with saline. He
infected at least 46, mostly in New Hampshire.
It was the third
hepatitis outbreak since 2009 linked to a health care worker using
patients' syringes (the others were in Denver and Jacksonville, Fla).
And for each of those worst-case scenarios, there are countless more
practitioners whose drug-related errors are more isolated — a botched
surgery, an incorrect dose of medication, a worrisome vital sign missed.
of the damage goes unnoticed or undocumented; oversight mechanisms to
detect, report and address drug problems in health care settings are
haphazard and limited. Still, a USA TODAY review of state and federal
records identified hundreds of cases in recent years in which physicians
and other health care practitioners were disciplined or prosecuted for
drug diversion or other medical misconduct related to substance abuse.
toll also can be brutal for the medical professionals who suffer with
addiction — often in high-stress jobs with little help. Many struggle
with guilt and despair, physical and mental health ills, and indifferent
professional environments. Last year, New York's Supreme Court ruled
that a hospital was not liable for the overdose death of a physician
who, after returning from drug rehabilitation, was given operating room
duty, where she had ready access to the propofol that killed her.
diversion affects so many people, and the systems for dealing with it
are completely broken," says Lauren Lollini, 45, who was infected with
hepatitis C in the Denver outbreak and now works with HONOReform, a
patient safety group.
Bertrand, who returned to practice after treatment, now counsels other health care professionals with drug problems.
medical community thinks it's immune from this disease, but that's not
true," says Bertrand, who had no history of drug use until she got
hooked on pain medication after an abdominal surgery. "There are so many
practitioners working impaired and we have no idea. ... We're doing a
terrible job addressing this problem."
patients have in believing the BRUTALITY of our carefully engineered
defensive Mega Medical Industry that will KILL patients to protect!"
2014-04-25 report from Bobbie Jenke:
saw Dr. Rhonda Berney at that Sebastopol Clinic twice -- Aug and Sept
2013. I made it clear to her on a written intro of me and summary I gave
her about who i was, what I'd been thru and what I hoped for in a
She thought it was GREAT! and we got along fine--at the
1st appt. And she collected her Medicare money for that appt and the
However, at my second appt.--she was totally different.
She acted like she HATED me!!! (I did not know she was a former Kaiser
doc. til AFTER i looked her up MUCH later)....She told me at my second
appt. in front of my caregiver---that I would NEVER get referrals to any
more specialists, and that I should just learn to LIVE in my
I was actually in SHOCK! I had been friendly and
professional, and she came in the exam room this way--standing in the
doorway--as if i was too contaminated for her to enter the room.
Called Dept of Health Services in Sonoma County--and told them I was
being "DENIED care" out at Sebastopol Community Health Center.
basically did NOTHING--and later told me they had NO POWER to make any
doctor order tests or refer any patient to specialists.
thought maybe, Dr. Jason Cunningham--who was now director of all 3 West
County clinics--MIGHT help me, as he had seen me just as a D.O., at one
of the clinics in 2006(repeatedly)-and he seemed like a really nice
guy.--that is the letter you see on that Northbayrising website from him
dated 2006. He was kind to me, back then--and did a few things that
attempted to try to help me. (Minimal tho)
So, i finally thought I'd
set up an appt to go back to Sebastopol Community Health Center where he
worked also now, and also acted as director of all 3 West Co clinics.
I had asked for an apology re this Dr. Rhonda Berney's prior
behavior--or at least and explanation of her abuse toward me. It NEVER
came, prior to my appt with Cunningham, as I had asked for and hoped
for. I realized then --that Dr. Cunningham would NOT go against Dr.
Berney--cuz I read up on Dr. Berney and she used to be DIRECTOR at Palm
Drive Hospital in Sebastopol--and she had 13 years PRIOR exp. at Kaiser,
probably learning to DENY care to patients.
I knew any appt at that
clinic would probably be a "set up" for MORE Abuse--so I cancelled the
appt. in PLENTY of time ahead.--also my caregiver was unavailable as I
thought she was going with.
I don't think it is legal for a
federally funded clinic to DISCHARGE a patient for ONE timely
cancellation (more than 24 hrs in advance) of an appt. This is politics
of x- Kaiser docs--who are all over Sebastopol clincs, etc. spreading
bad rumors about me--and, ESPECIALLY, the fact that this Sebastopol
clinic is affiliated with Sutter Health!! It's always about the MONEY
and BLAME--i.e. DEFENSIVE medicine of HUGE malpractice companies
affiliated with these HUGE hospital systems. I had done an IN PRO PER
lawsuit against Dr. AVERY and Sutter Health for his mutilation of me in
San Francisco. I was too disabled--and had no attorney due to TORT
REFORM laws in CA-that cap. non-economic damages--and so unless one is
REALLY rich it is nearly IMPOSSiBLE to find a malpractice attorney in
CA. The case got dismissed--but at least I filed it in the SF Superior
Crt to document the DAMAGE I incurred by whom and where. I believe that
is important!!Sutter Health is the HOSPITAL SYSTEM that INJURED ME with
TOS surgery in S.F. in 2004--aka CA Pacific Medical Center-- a Sutter
Hospital. Sutter Health is one of the LARGEST hospital chains in No. CA
and Central Valley area--I think.
Do you think they WANT to
diagnose their OWN surgical injuries from one of their old surgeons from
their own hospital network--who a patient made a legal CLAIM against
for harming me so badly?