A woman is worried about her privacy after her former doctor was evicted
DENVER – A woman is worried about her privacy after her former doctor was evicted and potentially sensitive documents were scattered across a South Denver parking lot.
A woman is worried about her privacy after her former doctor was evicted and potentially sensitive documents were scattered across a South Denver parking lot. 9NEWS at 9 p.m. October 15, 2006.
The incident occurred last Thursday when Doctor Charles Kay got evicted from his office at 8200 East Belleview Avenue.
Among the items moved to the parking lot during the eviction were office furniture and loose papers.
“Well, the problem is that there are some documents with patient information on them with social security numbers, phone numbers, where people work,” said Ann Farley Rolle, a former patient.
Kay gave assurances that at least 12,000 medical records were secured before the purging of office contents took place.
However, the doctor, who said he fell behind on payments to the property manager, admitted some of the papers in the parking lot contained personal information.
Rolle says she’s contacted several local, state and federal agencies to get help in making sure her personal and medical records are safe, but so far she says no one has offered any clear answers.
“There are plenty of places to get our identity stolen but when we can do as much we can do to protect ourselves and then someone else drops the ball, who is protecting us?” said Rolle.
Rolle says the only remedy for her is to have the doctor physically show her the original records, but she added that would be a solution for only one family.
It is unclear how many patients may be affected.