George Richert reports:
Confidential medical records were scattered all over a busy intersection. Some of the documents even list social security numbers.
Hundreds of people saw the mess in North Tonawanda, but a News 4 viewer who started picking up the papers alerted us to what was on them: doctors’ social security numbers.
A stack that we found had private patient information on them, but many of them had the social security numbers of doctors themselves.
We traced the documents back to Practice Management Center, a medical billing company in the nearby Wurlitzer Park complex. News 4 went in and told their Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Campbell what we found. He wouldn’t do an interview and could not explain why no shredding had been done to these documents including doctors’ tax numbers, doctors’ family members names, and even a copy of one nurse practitioner’s medical certificate, all flying around Niagara Falls Boulevard.
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