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peachford hosp./breakthrough


violation of hippa laws

Complaint Rating:  80 % with 10 votes
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peachford & breakthrough
2151 peachford rd.
Atlanta 30338, Georgia
United States
when i left peachford and decided to attend the php(partial hospitalization program) there during the day it was recommended by my doctor that i stay at a recovery residence in the area. he said i should stay at one called breakthrough run by a cat by the name of chris jacobs. so i met with chris and decided to do so, although i had some misgivings because this was all sight unseen. i thought that it would be like a halfway house. it turned out to be morelike a quarterway apartment building, but at least i reasoned they provided transport to and from the hospital for php. php turned out to be a total waste of time as we spent all day in brain numbing lectures and group therapy. niot only that but my first night there the "founder" of breakthrough came in to join us for rap up group and he came in yelling at 2 young guys and telling them how screwed up they were and that they were damn close to getting kicked out. i couldn't believe they disrespectful way the "founder" screamed at these young men. i knew right then that this place wasn't for me - i mean i've already done bootcamp and these guys were paying $325 per week to be there and some that were already through with php were paying $5, 000 per month to attend the breakthrough program. out of this money each person received $60 per week to buy groceries with - you can't feed your dog for that. before i left the hospital to go to breakthrough my mother and i discussed the payment with chris jacobs; "founder and ceo" of BRO (breakthrough recovery outreach) and since i hadn't even seen the property( which turned out to be a couple of apartment bldgs that mr. jacobs leased from a large apartment complex), mr. jacobs agreed that if i didn't want to stay he would return the money for the second week which he asked us to pay in advance. after his temper tamtrum the first night i was there i pretty much decided to give it a couple more days, but it only got worse so i left after my third day so i forfeited the first weeks rent, but should have received a refund for the second week. needless to say we have spoken to mr. jacobs 5 or 6 times since i left a month ago but we have yet to see the first dime back from jacobs. every time we call he says he's in a meeting, and once he told us that we were not due a refund and that he and my mom had never discussed it which is of course a total lie. this is the craziest setup i have ever seen, and a big fat cash cow for mr. jacobs who has proven to me that he has traded his addiction for drugs to an addiction for money - especially when it doesn't belong to him. he is a scam artist and i found out later that he is on the board of directors for the hospital so of course the doctors who work for him are going to recommend that their patients go to breakthrough for further treatment. i also recall seeing mr jacobs on several occasions walk into a unit and pick up a patients chart and start reading it. this is a violation of hippa laws, and if his business ethics are supposed to be an example for his clients then they should all turn out to be fine greedy little crooks. but hey at least they won't be high. jkacobs is a third rate counselor at best with little or no certification who verbally abuses his clients and i wouldn't allow him to babysit my cat much less take care of my son or daughter. he is very unprofessional and should have his licensure if he has an revoked and peachford should be put on probation and warned to keep chris jacobs away from charts and/or patients. most of these people were abused to begin with and don't need any more abuse at the hads of their would-be rescuer. sincerely, thomas v holland
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