Memoirs of a Strong Woman; A Frightening Look Inside the US Healthcare System
Follow patient advocate/activist Pippit Carlington through the seedy underbelly of a big healthcare corporation that just keeps making one poor decision after another as it seeks to cover up its numerous human rights violations and other misdeeds in the name of “patient care.”
Plagued by a mysterious illness that causes involuntary movements, mobility problems, and Dysautonomia, Pippit is forced to fight the very system that’s supposed to be helping her but instead now wants to discredit and leave her untreated, to die.
Despite her numerous attempts to work through the system the corporation summarily refuses to make things right and all internal grievances fall on deaf ears.
Even with ample evidence, doctors refuse to acknowledge the Dysautonomia that was discovered during a recent hospitalization at another facility, and one after another passes the buck refusing to treat it as she continues to spiral downward.
Now threatening calls and letters are coming in and it’s no longer safe to go to the ER.
One by one every doctor/patient relationship she has there is poisoned by the libel that the on-call neurologist put in her chart which although not an official diagnosis still hangs in the air, alarming every doctor who reads it, then followed by the innocent but costly blunder of another neurologist who sits on the fence.
The one woman who can clear her name is on maternity leave and won’t be back until late May, the doctor who others say “likes controversial.” Will she stand up against the Powers That Be to prove the saboteurs wrong ? Will she risk speaking out in defense of her patient, against the corrupt agenda of a vicious big business that will stop at nothing to make money, even sacrificing the poorest, sickest patients by rationing their care, driving them away, driving them insane, or worse?
Will the patient get the documentation she needs to set the record straight and receive the treatment she so desperately needs in time to save her life?
Follow the blog and find out. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. This is one of those stories.