This is really hard to listen to if you put yourself in the patient’s shoes who woke up after a colonoscopy and realized he had recorded the whole procedure. He didn’t mean to do so, but he did it by accident. And what he hears is shocking.
Dr. Tiffany M. Ingham is as unprofessional, cold and callous as they come and worst of all, she came up with a fake diagnosis to give the man even more hell he didn’t deserve when she said, “I’m going to mark ‘hemorrhoids’ even though we don’t see them and probably won’t.” Then she put the diagnosis in the man’s chart! She flat out lied!
The victim was awarded $500,000 in a lawsuit, however, no discipline actions have been taken against Dr. Ingham, which I find really disheartening. This is a woman who gave the oath to do no harm, and she clearly violated that. She shows no respect for this patient whatsoever.
Sadly, most patients don’t know who they will get as an anesthesiologist when going under for a medical procedure or surgery. They typically don’t tell you who it will be, and you rarely see them. Or if you do, it’s only at the very last minute when you can do nothing about it!
If you live in Florida, news reports say she is now living down by you and working there now. If you have to go under, I would certainly recommend that ask who your anesthesiologist is ahead of time so you can avoid this one. She clearly has serious issues that I don’t think will be resolved even by the exposure of this incident.