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October 26, 2022
When I first started going to Omni Family Health in 2013, I loved everything about it. They had a variety of locations to choose from, and great doctors, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners. They even had a great Behavioral Health Department.
I came to love the Nurse Practitioner that I had. I saw her for years, until she moved away. I was very fortunate though, to find another Nurse Practitioner, who gives excellent service, takes time to listen to me as a patient, and works to get me referrals fast, since I have complicated medical issues that need a lot of outside care.
After Covid 19 and the pandemic happened, the care at Omni went completely downhill. It is not the care of the individual practitioners that has gotten worse, it is how the services are offered to the patients. Since I am in the hospital a lot, particularly in the ICU, upon discharge from the hospital, it is always part of my discharge instructions to see my primary doctor within 1-3 days. This had always been easy in the past, because you could show up at your facility location early in the morning, and be seen as a walk-in. This is no longer the case.
Even if you have not been in the hospital, but you need an urgent or emergency appointment, you are out of luck. First off, there is no phone number to call your doctor's office directly. You must call a call center, where you are on hold at least 20 minutes, if not longer. When the person answers the phone, they often times, are rude. For example, I called the call center 2 days ago, because I needed an urgent appointment with my provider. I have an upcoming appointment on October 31st, but I cannot wait that long to be seen. I am out of two medications, that Omni will not refill unless I see a doctor. One is for congestive heart failure, and without it, I cannot breathe. The other is for pain, and without it, I cannot get out of bed, and will end up in the hospital, doubled up in pain, usually hospitalized for over a week to get the pain under control. I am being treated at USC Keck Medicine in Los Angeles for my conditions, but my doctors here in Bakersfield have to prescribe my medications.
After the call center person two days ago, told me to go to the hospital, because nothing could be done for me, I wrote a message to the call center to contact my doctor and explain my situation, and I also sent a message to my provider, because as I mentioned, there is no phone number to directly call the office. As of today, it shows that neither message that I sent have been read. You can tell if the messages have been opened up and read. With the continued poor treatment from Omni, I decided to email the Corporate Office for Omni in Bakersfield, to file a complaint. I stated that all I needed was my medication filled. The call center, not a person from the Corporate Office, left me a message, when I so happened to be away from my phone. Did they give me a person's name or contact number to call back? Absolutely not. They left the phone number to call back the call center, who would have no idea, if I called back, the person to refer me to at the Corporate Office.
Also, when I spoke to the call center two days ago, they said if I was really having an emergency, to go to the hospital. My goal is to stay out of the hospital, since I have a horrible immune system, and I catch illnesses easily. Why would I unnecessarily need to be exposed to Covid and other illnesses that people go to the Emergency Room for, when I do not need to be there in the first place?
Since I have absolutely received no help, I have a feeling that I will end up in the hospital by this weekend, due to not having my necessary medications. This will cost my insurance company a lot of money, from a situation that could have been handled by a two minute phone call from my provider who would have agreed to fill my medications. I do not blame her at all for this situation, and I look forward to explaining it to her on my appointment on October 31st. I have a feeling she will be just as frustrated about what happened as I am.
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August 26, 2022
People ask me why I support President Trump. I do not put my faith in any man but in our Lord Jesus Christ. Trump is not perfect by any means. Have I gotten mad a Trump? Yes. Do I disagree with him on some key issues? Yes. I then think about this man, who worked for free for 4 years, donating his salary to help veterans and others in need.
I think about how this man gave up his plush lifestyle, only for the reason to help bring America back to a place of Glory, focusing on God, liberty, and following the Constitution, not values that trash our American flag, and trash the hard-working American people who built this country.
I think about how our country became energy independent under Trump, and how he grew our military and worked to stop Iran from being able to create a nuclear weapon. I think about how Trump worked with Israel, to make Jerusalem it's capital. I think about how Trump stopped the endless amount of money going to China, so they could not build a military bigger than ours so that China would not be a threat to the entire world. I think about how Trump taught people that every life is valuable, including babies in the womb, and wanted to stop the murder of millions of babies.
Lastly, I think about the media, in over 90% of their news coverage, tried to destroy Trump's life, making up one lie after the next, and now wants to continue to push a fake narrative with the raid on Mar-a-Lago, to take out a political opponent who will be running for President. These are tactics by 3rd world corrupt countries, which now our country has become. I think about how Joe Biden took every good thing that Trump accomplished, and threw it away, making this country decline in a 2 year period, that we never thought would be possible.
We patriots are tired of the media lies, high inflation, high food and gas prices, the indoctrination of far-left liberal ideas pushed on children, the anti-God message, the anti-constitution message, and the continual message that White and Christian people are racists. We have had enough. We want our country back. This is not a Republican or Democrat issue. This is whether or not, you want the Marxist/communist takeover of our Constitutional Republic. We fought to become an independent nation, and the only way possible for our country to be destroyed, is from within.
This is why we support Trump for President in 2024.
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Female Volleyball Team Banned from Own Locker Room After Transgender Student Made Them Feel Uncomfortable
Randolph Union High School via WCAX
Feeling comfortable, as a teenage girl changing in a locker room, is an important part of being in high school. No student should have to fear their safety or be reprimanded for bringing up an incident where they feel like their safety is in jeopardy. Unfortunately, this happened at Randolph High School in Burlington, Vermont.
An incident first occurred when a transgender student inside the girl’s locker room, made inappropriate comments toward biological female volleyball players who were changing inside the girl’s locker room.
After this incident, a female volleyball player named Blake Allen, decided to speak out regarding the incident.
Blake stated, “So every girl, no one’s allowed in the locker room, no volleyball girls even during school to get changed for gym class. No one is allowed from volleyball.”
Before Blake spoke out, emails were sent out to parents informing them that the girls were banned from using the locker room pending an investigation. The focus of the investigation is not regarding the transgender student making inappropriate comments to girls from the volleyball team, but against the volleyball team for alleged “harassment” of the boy that claims that he is a girl.
Blake stated in her interview with WCAX that, “My mom wants me to do this interview to try to make a change. I feel like for stating my opinion, that I don’t want a biological male changing with me, that I should not have harassment charges or bullying charges. They should all be dropped.” Blake continued by saying, “There are biological boys that go into the girl’s bathroom but never the locker room.”
When the email went to parents on this issue, the school indicated that “there is plenty of space where students who feel uncomfortable with the laws may change in privacy.” Blake rejected the school’s explanation of this, by commenting, “They want all the girls who feel uncomfortable, so pretty much 10 girls, to get changed in a single stall bathroom, which would take over 30 minutes, where if one person got changed separately, it would take a minute, like no extra time.”
Vermont Agency of Education’s policy states that, “a transgender student should not be required to use a locker room or restroom that conflicts with the student’s gender identity” but also notes that “any student may desire additional privacy in using a bathroom or locker room. A transgender or gender nonconforming student may request additional privacy within a locker room or other changing room. Similarly, other students may request additional privacy in changing clothes in a locker room or changing area used.”
The school is supposed to protect the privacy of all students, but in this incident, the school only appears to be focused on one transgender student, and not the safety of all the female students. What this is stating, is that the female students are the problem. They are banned from using the locker room, not the person who originally made the females uncomfortable in the locker room.
It should not be the female students who need to find another place to change, being banned from their own locker room, when the locker room itself is a female locker room. The easiest solution would be for the transgender student use a private changing stall. This would protect the privacy of both the transgender student and the female students. This solution though, was the opposite of what Randolph High School decided.
Issues like this in high schools and colleges, will not go away anytime soon, if ever. As a nation, we need to come up with decisions that best support every student involved, not only a few in the minority.
Bounding into Sports. https://boundingintosports.com. October 1, 2022. Vermont High School Bans Girls Volleyball Team From Their Own Locker Room After They Objected To Boy Changing With Them. By John F. Trent.
Biological Female Volleyball Players Banned From Locker Room For Feeling Uncomfortable Changing With Transgender Teammate. October 1, 2022. By Joe Kinsey.
Vermont Agency of Education’s Policy. https://education.vermont.gov/sites/aoe/files/documents/edu-best-practics-transgender-and-gnc.pdf
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