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July 5, 2017 - Commentary Regarding the DMHC 2017 Survey and Report of Kaiser Permanente
The California Department of Managed Health Care has released the Final Report Routine Survey of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. A Full Service Health Plan. It is not favorable.
August 2016 - Story regarding March 2016 ER Senior Patient Abuse -
- Kaiser Senior Patient - Dan Kasperski - Blown off by ER staff sent home in shorts
with vomit pan in a taxi cab, during a rain storm with diagnosis of
pneumonia, blood clots in his lungs, numerous other serious problems.
Told to inject medicine into his stomach to treat blood clots.
In the month of March, 2016 three emergency visits to the ER with
this same lack of care and callous behavior for same problems.
Finally his primary physician and doctors nurse got involved and
made sure he received care.
FACTS: Scott Campbell, age 42, was the patient of Dr. David Sullivan at Kaiser -
Baldwin Hills. Although Campbell had several cardiac risk factors, including
hypertension, overweight, smoker, and elevated cholestrol, Dr. Sullivan did not prescribe
statin drugs that would have lowered cholestrol. In 2009, Campbell underwent a
treadmill stress EKG which was negligently read as negative. Approximately six months
later, he began having chest pain when resting and during exertion. A few days later, he
was seen in Kaiser Urgent Care by Dr. Tran, who read the 6-month old stress EKG report,
saw that it was normal, and decided that the chest pain was of a muscular, and not
cardiac, origin. That night, however, Campbell died of a heart attack.
6 May 2016 - TheTeresa Estrada Story - http://workcomp.kaiserpapers.org/teresa-estrada.html
3 Dec 2015
- Kaiser is obligated to pay for out-of-network medical care
based on physicians' "binding" determination that a patient needed
emergency stabilization, a federal judge ruled. -