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20 Dec, 10 tweets, 4 min read
Kudos to Dr. Allison Brown, for going public and exposing more of the Cartel of private equity in medicine and how it affects the quality of care being provided to patients. Specifically in the specialty of Dermatology. nbcnews.com/health/health-…
2)Not surprising in the article is that the CMO and president of Pinnacle, the Pimp corporation backed by the Cartel, does what many of these sellout, traitor-trash docs do, parrot the same old bulls**t rhetoric about their prioritization of patient safety and quality of care.
3)"We...will continue to provide valuable dermatological care at the highest possible levels.” He then proceeds to disparage Dr. Brown. A colleague under his employ who shared her concerns, within the company, about patient safety and quality of care being compromised. ImageImage
4)Yet when asked about Pinnacle's reliance on NPs/PAs and academic studies demonstrating negative clinical outcomes due to dermatology practices utilizing PAs/NPs more frequently because they are cheaper, the CMO/President had nothing to say. Crickets. Regarding Dr. Brown, welp, Image
5)he had no problem denigrating her. Folks, there is a reason I use sex industry terms to describe the Whorehouse of Medicine, because it is apropos. We practice in a f**ing bad BDSM movie. Medical execs in PE-backed corporations don't call the shots, the shareholders
6)do..a master/sub relationship if you will. Rios may own Pinnacle, but his Daddy is the PE company, Chicago Pacific Capital. A memo sent out Aug 2020 to Pinnacle employees in Michigan epitomizes exactly where "Hellcare" is today.
7)"We are in the last few days of the month and are only 217 appointments away from meeting our budget, don’t forget the August bonus incentive for all patients scheduled in August! That’s the easiest money you can make. Get that money!!” The last sentence says it all. Isn't that
8)the goal of all Pimps? For their Ho's to make it rain so they can collect the fruits of their labor? authenticmedicine.com/2021/08/pimps-…
9)For those who are unaware, the corporate of medicine(CPOM) is illegal. We have to stop being afraid to speak up for the patients. We have a moral and professional duty to protect the public, including from employers who compromise their safety. If not us, then who?

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