FL: Sensitive Patient Records Found in Winter Haven City Recycling Dump
Rick Rousos reports:
Records containing more than 60 Social Security numbers and sensitive medical histories were found this week by a woman diving for coupons in a large recycling bin.
The paper records found at the city recycling area near the Orange Dome in Winter Haven on Tuesday came from the office of Jeffry Barnes, a Winter Haven periodontist who practices at 320 Ave. K S.E.
Social Security numbers are the most vital element of identity theft, and some of the patients are peeved.
The material from Barnes’ office were in a recycling bin and contained more than 60 prescription reports, with the names of the patient and drugs prescribed by Barnes. Among the paperwork were medical history forms that include what drugs patients were taking and whether patients were seeing a psychiatrist.
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