Doctor who admitted prescribing hair loss drugs to Trump has office raided by thugs


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/01/doctor-who-admitted-prescribi.html


#2

This may have been heavy handed and unnecessarily aggressive, the doctor might have legitimately felt frightened, but he wasn’t “raped”.

Also, Trump’s medical records belong to him, and as long as one of the people involved was explicitly authorized to access them, it is totally reasonable for them to show up at his office and collect them. Also, he shouldn’t disclose medical information to NBC news without his patients consent. If that really happened, the doctor should probably face disciplinary action from the state medical board.


#3

Viagra started out as a hair loss treatment, just sayin’…


#4

Oh come on, he’s not really upset about paperwork. This guy is clearly much more upset that the narc also ran off with his private stash. He looks like the Tommy Chong of doctors.


#5

Bornstein told NBC News in 2016 that he wrote the note in just five minutes while a limo sent by the candidate waited outside his office.

Asked how he could justify saying Trump would be the healthiest president ever, Bornstein said, “I like that sentence to be quite honest with you and all the rest of them are either sick or dead.”


#6

I wonder if the other guy looked like this:


#7

Probably peed on the rug and took the Credence tapes, too.


#8

Obama and W are “sick or dead”???

That’s such an insult to Tommy Chong…


#9

He should have called the FBI. By not reporting this, he might be violation of HIPAA.

I am pretty sure the aides were in violation of HIPAA.


#10

Amen to that. This doctor is off-sides. If my doctor started telling people about my medical history, I would probably send some thugs around as well.


#11

Sheeesh:


#12

That rug really tied the room together did it not?


#13

So it seems Sarah Sanders says this is all “standard procedure” however the doc says he never received a release for those records and the procedure is to have a release signed by the patient and naming the people to whom the records are to be released.

Maybe it’s an alt-standard procedure…


#14

The Green Arrow !!!


#15

Lie down in a swamp and you’ll drown in muck.


#16

Was his office bigger on the inside


#17

They belong to him, not his bodyguard or lawyer. Unless they brought a signed release, they had no right to the files. Though disclosing a patient’s medication is a major HIPPA violation, you are right on.

Maybe this fell under the “Health Information Presidential Proselytizing Act” instead of regular HIPPA?


#18

I believe a copy of Trump’s medical records belong to him, not the original.

I can’t imagine any hospital or medical facility would give up the only copy of anyone’s record.


#19

A patient can demand all copies. If they want a physician or hospital to have no record of them, other than financial, they have a right, especially if there is a question of inappropriate disclosure.


#20

Well played, sir. Well played.