Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Bullies and Scaredy-Cats

Wonderful news from the 14 Mile office of DWIGHT GAMMONS...

OMG, What happened today GAMMONS?

Could you have been at a loss for words?

Just sign the paper and shut the heck up? How unlike you.
Hit you right in the wallet this time? Sad, sad excuse for a physician. With a witness in tow, this awful human had NOTHING to say? Intimidated by having someone around to witness your shenanigans? Shut you down right quick. Like all bullies when the rubber-meets the road you become conciliatory and shrivel up.

I so wanted to go and witness you eating crow, but you and your perverted sense of therapy has already affected my recovery too much. For the time being I will stick to writing my funny, pithy, scathing blog to release my feelings about LESLIE COLLINS, DWIGHT GAMMONS and HPRP in general.

Oh yeah, one other thing you THUGS may be interested in knowing:
Today, out of the blue a kind sir made me an offer to repost the complete DWIGHT GAMMONS, HPRP and LESLIE COLLINS on FaceBook. Think of all the heat a facebook post would generate!!! FaceBook is where the bulk of your victims reside if I'm not mistaken.
This could be exciting, but I will need to take it slow because unlike HPRP GAMMONS and LESLIE COLLINS, I have yet to extort a signed contract with you saying that I can do anything I see fit to help you with your administrative-issues. Because after all I am just here to help you, I want you all to get better. I know you are telling me that there are no problems, but I have a feeling that there is so I am going to suggest that you all go inpatient for 2 weeks at a critical point in your life. In my opinion you're a bunch of pricks.

I know libel is, I also know what an opinion piece is. So heads up.

In my opinion DWIGHT GAMMON, HPRP and LESLIE COLLINS are thugs that use some overblown sense of importance combined with an inner feeling of INFERIORITY  to maintain their fiefdoms and use threats and intimidations to keep people under there control rather than doing anything productive.


So, DWIGHT GAMMONS, HPRP and LESLIE COLLINS  get ready for some additional input from the people that you have bullied, mismanaged, led astray, manipulated to your own benefit and just downright dislike to the point of wanting to see them suffer (like MY WIFE)

Jeff LaBond
Here's hoping you NEVER have fun like this.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Yelling as a communication style

When my seven year old forgets to use his words and just emotes instead, it provokes  a like response in his sibling, (his cousins also). First thing we do as a HEALTHY, LOVING, CARING family is make sure that no one is hurt, but after that we make sure that they know that yelling at someone is not the proper way to deal with issues.

This is directed square at you LESLIE COLLINS. (You're off the hook this morning Dwight Gammons. You're still a sad excuse for a physician)

Now I realize that HPRP and GAMMONS are the furthest thing away from HEALTHY, LOVING and CARING. I mean how could you give a shit about the  the dregs that are trapped in your system, right?

So as an a PROFESSIONAL  you feel the best way to deal with conflict is to yell at your clients, or subjects or whatever the hell you think of them as?  When someone calls you with an issue or a question or maybe even looking for guidance your initial reaction is to browbeat them into submission? You know browbeat right? (look it up).

Horrible excuse for an ADMINISTRATOR, how in the world do you keep this position? Who looks at you and goes, yes, that is what we want in that position? Your system is bankrupt, what is your budget? How much do you make? Based on the information in the 2013 budget online, my guess is the low 70's. Unless you get bonuses also. Theres a thought, what would your bonuses be based on? Filing adverse-notices? You know, every time you fail someone they say "Wow that LESLIE COLLINS sure is doing her jog. Look how many peoples lives she has ruined" "Lets not terminate her contract yet"

I can't believe that in today's enlightened society they allow trolls like yourself to have any authority at all. I am sure that it is only because the people that are victim to your corrupt methods are walking around with guilt at past transgressions, and somehow feel as if they deserve less than respect.

Now I am starting to hear rumblings from a third party that has info about other HPRP victims and mistreatment by your organization (if you want to call it an organization). Just silly stuff, like misplaced paperwork by HPRP and more threats of ADMINISTRATIVE action by your office. My fondest wish is that someone currently going through this nightmare posts a message to me on this blog. I am not a lawyer, just a pissed off husband that wants to cause you as much administrative discomfort and grief as I can. I will take ANY rumors and post them as to the best of my knowledge and see where it falls.

My brain-cancer induced aphasia is almost gone while I write these blogs, that is a good thing. That makes this therapeutic.

You took two weeks of consort (again, look it up) from my wife after a terminal diagnosis. On a whim. Because of a feeling. You have the necessary paperwork to communicate with me on this matter and refuse to do so, you feel the best way yo address this situation is to maintain silence toward me and still yell at my wife?

I am not one of your subjects, I will continue to try to embassies you for as long as I can. Please respond, I know you read these, also i know your general email box gets a copy so your whole office staff gets them as well, to that I say YAY, how many poeople in your office feel the sam way and how does that make you feel? 

Yelling is for children and the weak minded, which are you? Or is it just my wife you yell at? Oh, that would be special, the first crack in your defence of IGNORING me? That would be wonderful.

Come on  LESLIE COLLINS and communicate with me, I would RELISH it, even with my condition i would embarrass you intellectually. I do look forward to one day engaging with you and yours.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Just had a few minutes.....

Just had a few minutes on my hands before my daily dose of chemo and radiation and thought I would look around to see if there was any activity from the GAMMONS and HPRP THUGS.

Guess what I found?

Out of the blue, i found 3 people found the attached review helpful.  Notice the red highlighted area neat the bottom of the image.

Just made my day, I hope they find it humiliating and embarrassing!!

That's all i have for now! Have a GREAT DAY!!!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

So, it's been two weeks.

GAMMONS DO (or is it Do'h?) and the HPRP thugs are still tools.

B is home after two weeks, we sure missed her. Now we can get on a regular schedule of her work, quality time with our kids,  my chemo, my radiation, my office visits and my oncology visits.

It is interesting how these ADMINISTRATIVE IDIOTS think this 2 week hiatus from the real world accomplished anything. What a collection of paper pushers. The 2-week incarceration box has been checked off on their form, they're all set. They did their job.

This is not done. There's plenty more to be said, plenty more people to send this link to. These tools need to be noticed, by tools I mean specifically

General HPRP Mailbox...................................................hprp@hprp.org 
Carolyn-Case Manager...................................................Carolyn Batchelor <cbatchelor@hprp.org>
Leslie Collins-Some sort of admin director tool................lcollins@hprp.org

I would truly relish a retaliation. OMg, that would sooooooo make me happy, that, ladies and gentleman, would cure my brain cancer, I am sure of it.

These people took two of the most most significant weeks of my life away based on their whim. Based on my wive not proselytizing herself before their god. For no reason other than belief system they took her away from me directly after brain surgery while I was getting fitted for my radiation mask and starting treatment.

Why? Given me an answer? I'll tell you why, because they are administrators, not Dwight Gammons, of course. He isn't even an administrator. He's an ignorant egomaniac that loves humiliating people he feels are beneath him, and maintains his superiority by continuous humiliation of his subjects patients.  I can almost understand the HPRP knee-jerk reaction, because they don't know any better, right? They are functions of the HPRP machine. But GAMMONS? DWIGHT GAMMONS is a trained addictionist (what a horrible word, abortionist comes to mind whenever I say it.)

I am not through with this campaign.

On another note......
I have noticed based on some interaction with 3rd parties that they may feel this action is untoward, and maybe I should back off.


If I have a limited time left I am going to use it to humiliate the assholes that did this to my family.
But Jeff, what about....fill in the blank

NOTHING is more important than my family. Any sort of muting or editing of my thoughts about this process will not happen.

This has been a travesty, and i should keep quit? Suck it up? Let it go? Really???????????

Are you kidding me, let this shit go by without calling attention to the hypocrisy and the feifdoms put in place by HPRP?

This will not happen. So, if i loose some tangential connections with some people, so be it. You are afraid of my actions attaching to you, and i am sorry for that. But I will not stop this.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Guest Post...

A very dear friend and family member has been biting her tongue about the GAMMONS and HPRP HYPOCRISY and BIGOTRY along side of my boys and myself. She has decided to write an open letter to GAMMONS  from another perspective. Oddly enough coming from the other perspective happens to wind up at the same spot.

We have some notions that do not correspond completely, our paths cross and diverge. Yet somehow wind up in the same place.  Think about the implications.


My name is Sarah, and I am alcoholic.

My own story is long, sometimes entertaining (“Hun, those flower pots out there are NOT toilets,”)  and sometimes heartbreaking (“Mom, I can’t get a hold of Sarah again….”). I’ve had an interesting road to recovery – and I was a die-hard alcoholic. I did not just have a few *diluted urines* - I fuckin hid vodka in water bottles for crying out loud.  (you know, because no one could obviously tell)

My story is an eight year long saga, most of it has been chronicled on my own blog, Complications of a Perfect, for those who wish to browse.  These days I write a lot less about sobriety and much more about life – it’s the evolution every addict strives for, I assume.

I’ve written this guest post for several reasons:  By sharing my testimony and support, I offer you a new perspective on HPRP, and will point out (in MHO) of where “Dr.” Gammons went terribly, terribly wrong.

I do believe in God, and the 12 steps of AA.  I believe the program has value, and that it saved my life.  I mention that lest you think this blog, this cause is supported only by agnostic/atheist AA-haters.  It is not.  You can believe in God, and AA AND agree that this douche, Gammons, is hurting his patients in sick and indescribable ways – and you should.  It is futile to contemplate what my fate had been if Gammons had been my doctor - I had options to change, a luxury my sister was not given. My question: when you strip options from an addict, rob their freedom, AND degrade them when they ask for these options, how do you than expect RECOVERY in any form?

Gammons expected his *stubborn, agnostic, addict* to fail, and then ensured that exact outcome.

To illustrate my point: Any addictionist may FEEL their patient is hopeless, but they should maintain proper treatment regardless. Period.  This requires staying as positive as possible and guiding their patient towards success no matter what they think or FEEL.  I spent 9 days in rehab – my insurance company had authorized 13.  I felt I had learned a lot and I promised to do Intensive Outpatient Therapy.  I knew my therapist and dr had wanted me to complete the 13 days, but they had enough faith in me and my determintaion that they released me. They had doubts, which I discovered later, but I had no idea at the time.

(I almost completed IOP – does that count?)

Upon picking up my life where it had left off 9 days earlier, I was pretty committed to my meetings and my family. It happened that I could only concentrate on one of the two classes I had enrolled in.  It was a short spring term, however, and the time to withdraw had passed.

Needing my medical records to process the exception, I promptly requested a copy to submit to my school.

OK - I shouldn’t have done this, but who would be able to resist, I mean REALLY?!  What did they really think of me?!  Don’t we all want to know what our drs are scribbling on those stupid note pads??? Fuckin curiosity. I totally read my case file. 

Prognois for recovery: fair to poor
Probability for relapse: probable
WHAT?!  Fuck you!  You fuckin haters!  I’ll show you! 

But I digress – this was in my file, but I would NEVER in a million years have guessed that.  I was treated with respect, positive meetings, lots of support, etc.  I thought I was the model student.  BECAUSE THE DRS AND THERAPISTS CHARGED WITH MY CARE MADE ME FEEL THAT WAY.       

And although I did have relapses – several, short weekend long ones after a 14 month string of straight sobriety – in August, I will have 5 straight years, no drinking. That is my experience, my testimony.

For the past couple of years, I have sat with my sister more times than I can count, either after or before her meetings and dr appointments.  Endless hours filled with: “I don’t know what to do, Sarah, this program just isn’t for me…”  “Sarah, what if you just don’t believe in God and the 12 steps…what are the other treatment options?”  “I hate this, I hate going, I hate being forced into only ONE option that doesn’t work for me.” “No, I can’t be completely honest at these meetings, they are run by the very people making the decisions about my license….”

Unable to come up with alternatives or solutions for her, I tried to explain that she could do it, without the God part.  But since she couldn’t be honest in her group meetings, we used to come up with rehearsed speeches for her, just so it could seem like she was participating.  I gave her cheater phrases so she could fake it.  Because it WASN’T right that they wouldn’t give her options.  They forced her to fake her *progress* so she wouldn’t get berated or punished with longer probation periods.  She could NEVER admit to a relapse, like we all can in regular AA meetings, or she would have been disciplined. Proof: one simple admission got her 2 weeks in rehab.  Need I say more about the ineffectiveness about this program called HPRP???

It is deplorable that she felt the need to do this.  How could she truly get better is she was trying to constantly FAKE her feelings?!  The entire HPRP program is BROKEN.

Those were her meeting concerns, her doctor tears were the worst of it:
“He yells at me, Sarah.”  “I don’t believe in God, so I am being stubborn – he SAID that to me.”  “He told me ‘I don’t want you to talk – your words mean nothing.  I talk, you listen.”  “I can hear him yelling at other patients when I am waiting, and I almost start crying before I even see him….”


I’ve sponsored MANY people who NEVER came to believe in God!  I’ve seen the steps altered hundreds of times over so that it works for THEM.  Old school AA buddies disagree, and hardcore addictionists disagree, but THIS is the TRUTH: The disease, like all diseases, is a science.  The treatment, like ALL medical treatments, is an art.  It is fluid, and it is specific to the patient. 

Dr. Gammons, I ask you – can you count any non-Christians in the patients you feel are in *recovery*?  Because I can, and I’m only a sponsor.

~Sarah Doyle

My credentials, in case your wondering: BS in Psychology, 8 years in recovery, and 5 years of actively sponsoring over 20 women in that time.  If I did my research, I’m sure I could prove a higher success rate.  Because I’ve BEEN there, on both sides, have you GAMMONS?

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Word Play


I have always had a fondness for playing with root-word-derivations. Just notice how the words above fit together like a puzzle and create an arrow pointing to a root idea. Even if you don't know (ignorant) or don't care (apathetic), it's obvious that they are related and come from the same place.
(See if you can guess where..the answer is at the end of this post)

It has been several days since I have done an update on this blog, I apologize to anyone that was waiting for an update, my time has been stretched a bit thin due to circumstances outside of my purview.

Since the last post here, I have had three physician visits, three blood draws (only one fasting, yay), one MRI (with contrast), three trips to see my favorite pharmacist (Hi Jim!) as well as two visits to Bloomfield to visit my B, who you may recall is being held against her will by HPRP.

Remember the HPRP administrative idiots? Leslie Collins, Timothy Gammons and Carolyn Batchelor? There are more administrators involved in this process but those are the focus for the time being. These are the people that decided that since my wife is not a christian she is not following the 12 steps. Remember? Remember how the fine folks at the facility said "there is no reason for you to be here"? But the Admin-Idiots said "uhhhh, we think there is, so keep her for 2 weeks. That'll learn her some..." The administrators OVER ROAD the medical personnel , I exclude  GAMMONS from the medical personnel comment becaise we know he's a tool anyway.

So with the administrative idiots overriding the medical personnel and professional counselors that were talking to B, and assessing B, and preparing to discharge B, HPRP and GAMMONS took her away as I was preparing to deal with my Glioblastoma-multiforme. How much money do you think this is costing insurance? After the discharge order was signed by the facility and the mandate came from HPRP that, no, she has to stay. How much per day for 2 weeks? Based on B telling GAMMONS that she doesn't believe in his god.

More words and ideas for you try to fit together....this time it is just the root-concept not the root words...

  • Pogrom
  • Prosthelytize
  • Evangelize
  • Bigot
I have always had a fondness for the notion (of Jewish origin, I believe) that god does not withhold his Grace from anyone. Does not withhold his Grace from anyone. Regardless. What a noble concept for humans to conceive of. 

Atheists, Agnostics, Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists and any other non-monotheistic-christians beware. You have no chance of being sober (or is it saved, GAMMONS? What exactly are you trying to do here?) 

I haven't heard from anyone on this matter from the other side. (Ignorant and Apathetic). No dialog, i have faxed over release of info on my B's behalf so technically there is no reason for them to not communicate. This is how they roll, can't stop a glacier from moving forward by reasoning with it, you can only use heat heat, and that's all i have.

  • Let's all remember that I am bound by NOTHING except for the best interest of my family.
  • Retaliation to B based on my brain-tumored-aphasiad rantings would be too good to be true.
  • I will continue to speak the truth against the idiots
  • If I had ANY resources at all I would have a lawyer involved. And this would not stand.
  • GAMMONS will have signs place in front of his office on 14 mile. (Take them down, they're made by hand!)
  • I have not heard from my first TV news station, I am still holding on to the notion that this is an embarrassing story for the IDIOTS and local TV news LOVES that shit!
Oh, the answer to the question....It doesn't really matter, I'm tired, my head hurts, I miss my B, her boys miss her too.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Basics

This is a personal email I sent to a DO named Gammons after his abusive behavior as a pseudo-authority was anointed by the HPRP organization.

I have given Dwight several days to respond to my initial email and he has not attempted any form of communication. I did tell him upon my initial communication that i was going to blog about this whole thing unless he began a dialog with me. SURPRISE, Dwight is nowhere to be found.

My motivation for putting this out there is a bit complicated. There is some information that WE would not like to have known to everyone but what outweighs that fact is what really does need to get known. That is that the HPRP process and Dwight Gammons answer to no one, they enforce their Rules and Regulation capriciously and seemingly without guidelines.

Now I may be biased (duh), but that doesn't make what I am saying incorrect. We are not sheep to be lead around by other Sheep while they are pretending to know what is right or wrong, what fits and doesn't fit the agenda...sheep is Sheep damnit. Your position means nothing to me unless you have somehow maneuvered yourself to a position of pseudo-authority (Gammons). Or  the administrators as they try to figure out their fiefdom on the fly. 

HPRP in general and Gammons in particular are out of control. They have no business calling themselves anything other thugs. From one person to the next they have no idea what their goal is, other than to ensure EVERYONE they come into proximity with suffers.

How in the world do you get into a specialized field like this and wind up hating every one of your clients? What kind of bottom of the barrel student decides he / they need to have subjects as patients? To feel superior and enlightened rather than helping? In my opinion, a person with the personality characteristics of Dwight would be more satisfied testing the effects of shampoo on animals eyes. The benefits to Dwight would be the same, but at least no people would be hurt, or is that the motivation? Is the satisfaction derived from hurting people the / a motivator for him? Things that make you go "Hmmmmmmmmm?" 

 This whole process is absolutely ridiculous.

Primum non nocere (First do no harm....)

Since your relationship with my wife has been terminated it is time to get some things off of my chest.
I have been listening to her complain about you for quite a while now and for the most part have been trying to bridge the gap between what I have viewed as opposing forces in this recovery process. I am sure you understand what I mean, but just in case let me spell it out for you...

Addiction is largely an emotional issue and as such it is dealt with primarily  on an emotional level. When working on an emotional level there are several paths to take:
  1. One could be working through complex emotional issues in a manner that emphasizes the fact  the person that has been labeled and addict is not damaged or different from the non-addict. This method emphasizes compassion, compassion strength and informed guidance are what helps to heal emotional issues.
  2. The second one came about in the mid-80's and is known today as tough love. Tough love is actually a horrible misnomer. It was largely a creation of the Nancy Reagan Just Just-Say-No crowed. These are the same group of people that got mad at people for being poor, saw it as their own fault and were mad at them. The analogy between addiction and being poor, in this case is perfect. 
(If you need me to recommend reading on the matter, please don't hesitate to ask, I would truly enjoy helping you increase your skill set before I die from GBM)

These days tough love is reserved for television shows, we've all seen them (well, I haven't actually, they disgust me), on TLC or A&E. The moderator (or the family) feels as if a victory has been had, as long as the get an emotional breakdown from the addict. Just like a 30 minute television show your goal appears to be to contradict any and everything that is said until you find a chink in the armor of your victim. Then sensing some sort of malformed victory you use your position of pseudo-authority to weasel your deviant intellectual ideas into a position of intellectual superiority, I like to think of it as planting a flag of victory in someones back. A flag that says "Look how successful I was today, I found an issue and I began the excision process." Score one for the good guys, right?\

Is that where you received your emotional training component? Did you receive any additional training? Or are you simply a DO, that saw the opportunity to become a practitioner in a field where you would have a sense of superiority over your patients? Because that is EXACTLY what it looks like. I believe that you have no business other than doing whatever it is a DO is supposed to do, which is what exactly? Something like treating inability to sleep with St John's Wort, right? The holistic approach? 

You didn't really tell my wife that my terminal brain cancer wouldn't affect her if she was working your steps, did you? I am baffled. What a horrible uncompassionate thing to say to a human being.
For that alone you should be sanctioned....But there's more.

Did you really recommend her to be in-patient after she told you she doesn't believe in your god?
Actually, that is exactly what I would expect from a Christian. So no surprise there. Still offended that there is no appeal process and that the other members of the "Team" treating her disagree  with your assessment. After all, how can you "Let Go and Let God" without the god portion, right? I didn't realize that HPRP had a Christian component to it, I have looked through all the documentation and the intake literature and did not see any of it. So my assumption is, again, that this is your own personal bias.
For this you should be sanctioned.... But wait there's more.

Do you really yell at your patients while other patients are in the waiting room?
Rebecca has on several occasions listened to your so-called therapy as your voice gets raised and you seem to key in on what I would call line-of-the-day-mentality. You will yell something at an unknown patient like "I don't want to hear any words coming out of you" at a patient, then when Rebecca gets into your office you wind up yelling the same line at her at some point. Quite the coincidence. Do you have an Addictionist Phrase of the Day Calendar?

It appears that you hate the people that you are supposed to help. You have no courage to explore their issues, only to exhort them into submission through bullying and threats of HPRP repercussions. You should examine your career choice and reassess your decisions before you do more damage.

Remember that there is no cure for addiction, once the label is applied one only goes into recovery, (that is a large population for billing!) so I realize how difficult it would be for you  to give up the long term financial rewards of calling yourself an addictionist, but morally you owe it to the portion of the population you treat. Additionally, it must be a good feeling to go into your office 1/2 hour late every morning and sneer in contempt at your patients, walk in the door and feel superior to everyone that has been sentenced to your immoral, unethical, vitriolic help.

I have so much more to say but I realize that you're probably not strong enough to get to the bottom of this email, I understand and it's ok, and after all (my) life is short. So let me just wrap it up by saying that I have a measure of pity for you. I do hope that one day you find a way to do your job in a manner that makes it satisfying for yourself and helpful for your patients.

I would love to continue this dialog with you at some point.  I am not dazzled by your brilliance, simply  baffled by your lack of compassion, concern or caring for those that you CHOOSE to help.
Jeffrey LaBond
I am sending this to your St John eMail account, since for some reason you do not publish an email to Gammons Medical Specialists. (Odd choice for an addictionist.) My concern is that you ARE aware of this information, and if i need to Blog, or Post on Web MD or Vitals, I will ensure that this information is known to you.