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  So, I decided to start the Name & Shame the Bad Doctor series with Orestes Cuppis because he makes a very good display of how manipulation, discrimination, and some kind of perverse power game motivates some of our "doctors". To put it into context, I don't speak medicalese ... I am in my 50s and I have always enjoyed reasonable good health. The only medication I have been familiar with has been the occasional sachet of lemsip, or some antibiotics before getting dental treatment. Since I started to practice Reiki, my most common remedies have been meditation, healthy eating, occasional fast, self-love ... And my autistic nature has added a healthy dislike for chemical products; their tastes and smells are repulsive. So, I don't really know what doctors do other than what I have learnt from programmes like ER and Scrubs. I don't know what their specialisms are, and I have absolutely not a clue of their higherarchy or structure, Also, I'm not big on titles

Getting to your data

  GDPR is supposed to give us full access to our data. Yet, this is not quite the case. I was finally able to get my data from the GP after: Making a request to my GP that was ignored Changed GP asking to get access to my data, to which they agreed. Then request, after request was ignored (by phone, in person, by email, and through an eConsult). I kept being referred to the practice manager who duly avoided me Made a complaint Complaint was ignored Referred the matter to the Information Commissioner through a complaint The ICO uphelp my complaint. It was not until this stage that I was given access to my data. And even then, there are a lot of edits that have been made just in the few days previous to my request. It took 18 months and a lot of stress, but finally received the records the other day. It is unsettling to see the data related to my gaslighting going back 3 years. So, now the battle continues in trying to get a proper diagnosis. If you have to make a complaint, or request y

More real-life examples of abusive behaviour

This letter is another example of how gaslighting occurs and how doctors share information deceptively between providers and departments. Apologies for the letter being so reducted. The first point to note is the multiple diagnoses and the plan.  The plan includes 4 different types of medication that are not needed. 2 out of these 4 had been discontinued for over a year. The doctor prescribed those meds in some kind of "revenge" for reporting side effect with the given medication. Interestingly, I reported side effect, however she decided to write in the email "prefers to avoid oral antibiotic".  I can only interpret that as a malicious comment intent on defamation of character. I reported side-effect. I do not have a problem with taking medication orally. Again, this was clearly an act of  victimisation for requesting different medication. During this appointment, the doctor also told me, under her breath, that I was obese. When I asked about it, she ignored me. Sh

Examples of Gaslighting

 I thought this is a good opportunity to show some of the signs of gaslighting that are apparent when reading consultants' letter being sent to the GP. The first couple of items are as expected. The consultant makes appropriate referrals. Hoowever, the rest of the letter is an exercise in manipulation and deception. Let's start with Diagnosis 3. The doctor was told of debilitating side effects of the medication prescribed. Yet, she ignored that and "advised to continue" . Certainly that is objectionable! When we look at Diagnosis 4 the doctor decided that " the patient believes " which is not worthy of referral. So, in a stroke of manipulation they write to the GP to alert them that their patient is being "crazy" and concludes the sentence with " GP to kindlhy consider referral " Again, manipulation and deception. Why the need to lie? Not only that, I have just researched my symptoms because I was asked the entrapment question " what