It’s been about two months since I went to KARK and had my post go viral on the internet about how Unity Health has turned Searcy Medical Center into a nightmare. I have a lot to report about since that time. I’ve been completely blackballed by the entire Unity Health system. I was turned down by three different doctors in the system. Doctors who refused to see me since my Primary Care Physician and I completely parted. I’ve been attacked many times over from Unity Health workers, calling me a drug addict and a liar.
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” – Theodore Roosevelt
That quote resonates with me on so many levels. When my story went viral, I had nearly 75 people tell me their horror stories. They all shared a common theme. They were poverty stricken, seeking help from their local hospital here in Searcy, AR. I had to do something for them, so I went to KARK to share my story, and the story of others. I was met with a complete blackballing of my wife and I. Even our family physician wouldn’t see me. He sees my father and my sister. He won’t see me because he is a part of Unity Health. I’ve also applied to several other doctors and all met with “We can’t see you”. No explanation given.
I’m not considering myself a martyr. I consider myself someone who did the right thing, and when people do the right thing, there is a backlash. That is how the world works. I had no illusions about what to expect when I went toe to toe with Unity Health. I gave those who needed a voice about their experience an audience. The reaction was predictable with attacks and assumptions. We live in a world where those who suffer can’t suffer enough, and those who do get good care or in a comfortable position are usually blind to those who suffer.
Let there be no mistake about this. It is happening all over America. The land of the free has turned into the land of the rotten to the core. Stand tall and continue to be vocal about atrocities. Know that if you receive a backlash against something that is humanistic or humanitarian, you are doing something right.