President’s ex-doctor says three Trump associates ‘raided’ office - MRCAESAR.COM


Tuesday, 1 May 2018

President’s ex-doctor says three Trump associates ‘raided’ office

President Trump’s kooky former doctor said he felt “robbed” after the President sent men to his office to take The Donald’s medical records — leaving him feeling “raped, frightened and sad.”
The squad descended on Dr. Harold Bornstein’s Park Ave. office on Feb. 3, 2017, in what the doc described to NBC News as a “raid” that occurred a few days after he spilled to The New York Times that the President takes hair-growth medication.
“They must have been here for 25 or 30 minutes,” Bornstein told NBC. “It created a lot of chaos.”
The loose-lipped gastroenterologist told CNN the men showed up unannounced and demanded the records.
“They barged through the back door, they terrified the secretary, they pushed aside the patient that was in there,” the doctor told the cable network.
Bornstein, who made headlines in 2015 by saying Trump would be the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” told NBC that White House staffer Keith Schiller, who worked for Trump before he became President, a “large man” and Trump Organization lawyer Alan Garten also demanded a framed photo of the President and the doctor be taken down.
The doc said the men never gave him a signed authorization form required under HIPAA, the federal medical records privacy law.
Instead, the men handed Bornstein, who has been Trump’s doctor for 35 years, a written request for the records from Dr. Ronny Jackson, the President’s failed Veterans Affairs nominee, according to an unnamed NBC News source.
The men took all the original paperwork under Trump’s name and the President’s aliases, Bornstein told the network.
Dr. Harold Bornstein, former personal physician to Trump, arrives at his office at 101 East 78th street.(JOE MARINO/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
“How would you feel if you cared for someone for 35 years, they came and robbed your office?” the doctor told CNN.
Unnamed sources told CNN that the exchange was handled peacefully, nothing like Bornstein described and the only hiccup was the doctor’s failed attempt at copying the records before they were taken.
Trump cut ties with Bornstein shortly after The Times article.
“I couldn’t believe anybody was making a big deal out of a drug to grow his hair that seemed to be so important,” he told NBC.
“And it was certainly not a breach of medical trust to tell somebody they take Propecia to grow their hair. What’s the matter with that?”
That’s against the law, said medical privacy law expert Andrew Wachler, of the law firm Wachler and Associates.
“Doctors don’t get to decide what the patient is sensitive about,” he said. “Only the patient has that right.”
Bornstein could be liable for the release of the President’s records without the proper authorization, Wachler said. Under state and federal law, doctors are required to keep medical records for five to six years.
Trump ditched Dr. Harold Bornstein after he revealed in an article that the President takes hair-growth medication. (WIN MCNAMEE/GETTY IMAGES)
“Patients have a right to copies, but doctors have to keep the records,” the lawyer said.
If Bornstein felt he was being robbed or the men were not authorized to keep the records, he should have called the police, lawyer Zachary Margules-Ohnuma said.
“You can’t send thugs to pick up medical records,” he said. “They could have been sent by Hillary Clinton.”
Bornstein never called police to report the incident, according to the NYPD.
A White House spokeswoman told NBC that the pickup was “standard operating procedure for a new President” and dismissed the doctor’s characterization that it was a “raid.”
Tuesday’s disclosure appears to be a public breakup by a longtime loyal soldier to the President.
The doctor admitted Tuesday that he was so far under the President’s thumb at one point that Trump told Bornstein what to write in a clean-bill-of-health letter, CNN reported.
In the missive, the doctor fawned over Trump’s fitness, writing that the President had lost weight, never had cancer and his lab test results were “astonishingly excellent.”
White House physician Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson speaks at the press briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 16, 2018. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
“(Trump) dictated the letter and I would tell him what he couldn’t put in there,” he told the cable news service.
Bornstein had previously told CNN that he had dictated the letter in five minutes in the back seat of his limo.
“That’s black humor, that letter,” he told the reporter.
Garten did not respond to a message seeking comment.
Bornstein did not respond directly to Daily News requests for comment.
On Tuesday evening, as he arrived at his Scarsdale home, he refused to answer questions about the presidential medical records.
The doctor shouted insults at a News reporter as he tottered across his front law with the help of a police officer, flipping the bird to the scribe from the safety of his front porch.
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