SERVICES INFO-BLOG

Rosacea- face & scalp

Posted on May 4, 2014 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 

 

Rosacea is a common, non-contagious inflammatory skin condition which is found on the face and appears as red, flushed skin. It kind of looks like you're blushing... all the time. It is often mistaken for Eczema, Acne or a skin allergy. The severity of the condition differs from person to person. Rosacea is quite a complex condition which is why it can be broken down into 4 subtypes (with long scientific names)Subtypes of Rosacea

1.Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea - Persistent redness and visible blood vessels

2.Papulopustular Rosacea - Same as above but with tiny acne-like bumps

3.Phymatous Rosacea - Same as above but with thickened skin causing an enlargement of the nose

4.Ocular Rosacea - Same as above with eye irritations such as dry eye, tearing and burning

 

So what causes Rosacea?

 

No set cause for Rosacea has been found. It is believed by many dermatologists and researchers that there are various triggers that may prompt Rosacea to develop or, in some cases, worsen. These triggers differ among Rosacea sufferers. We recommend to our customers to try and identify what is triggering their Rosacea as this will make it easier to determine how to best treat it. It is also worth noting that what may work for one person may not work for another. Resting or altering a treatment is also advised as some sufferers find their symptoms may build up a resistance to a particular treatment. According to dermatologists and researchers, the 5 key triggers of Rosacea are:

1.Demodex Mites

2.Blood vessel abnormalities

3.Helicobacter Pylori

4.Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

5.Leaky Gut Syndrome

 

1. Demodectic Rosacea

 

 

 

 

Demodex Mites

 

Demodex Mites are microscopic creatures that inhabit the pores of the skin. You can't see them with the naked eye and they live harmlessly on most people. Yes, this made us cringe too! It has been found that Rosacea sufferers have a higher density of these mites on their skin than those without Rosacea, as seen in the study The Demodex Mite Population in Rosacea. It is believed this higher density of mites may lead to or worsen the condition. On the other hand, some people believe it isn't the actual number of mites, but rather the bacteria released when they die that causes Rosacea. Yucky, yes we know but all the more reason to get rid of them, right?! The study Mite-related bacterial antigens stimulate inflammatory cells in Rosacea found this bacteria has "the potential to stimulate an inflammatory response in patients with papulopustular Rosacea." Another interesting point to note is that Rosacea tends to flare up during heat and humidity, conditions in which these mites thrive.

 

Treatments

 

In order to help treat Demodectic Rosacea, one must manage the Mite population on the skin and also soothe the inflammation caused. There are a number of ways to do this:

 

Tea Tree Oil

 

Tea Tree Oil

 

 

Tea Tree Leaf

 

Some studies such as this one have found that tea tree oil may help kill off Demodex Mites. The problem though is that Tea Tree Oil is required to be at least 50% concentration. This can be irritating on the skin and may potentially burn the skin.

 

Anti-Demodex Medication

 

Medication is often prescribed to Rosacea sufferers which helps stop the mites from spreading and moving around the skin. The anti-parasitic medication Invermectin is one example that is commonly used to treat worms in dogs and other animal parasites. While it is often effective, there are some side effects such as possible neurotoxity which damages the nervous tissue. Additionally, this medication is not suitable to use during pregnancy, breast feeding or for children under 5 (as advised by your doctor).

 

Olive Leaf

 

 

Olive Leaf

 

Olive Leaf

 

Olive leaf extract is taken in capsule form and acts in the same way that antibiotics do. It is very strong which means dosages must not be tampered with. There isn't a lot of research into this treatment unfortunately.

 

Fish Oil and Vitamin E

 

The Omega-3 fatty acids found in Fish Oil have strong anti-inflammatory properties which help soothe the inflammation caused by Demodectic Rosacea. Vitamin E is effective in repairing damaged skin and helps reduce the redness caused by this condition.

 

Whilst both of these may help soothe the symptoms of Demodectic Rosacea, neither of them do anything about the mite population on the skin which causes the condition to flare up in the first place.

 

MooGoo Demodex Rosacea Powder

 

We at MooGoo have spent a long time trying to develop something natural to help treat Demodectic Rosacea. We have formulated a special powder and licensed it as a medical device to do just this. Basically, this powder works to create an environment on the skin that irritates the mites and absorbs excess sebum which they need to survive. Our customers who have given it a try have had excellent results so far. :) You can read more about this product here.

 

2. Blood Vessel Abnormalities

 

Abnormalities in the blood vessels of the face play a role in the development of Rosacea as it causes persistent redness and enlarged blood vessels. What causes the blood vessels to inflame and swell is unknown.

 

It has been shown in the past that a relationship exists between gut problems and skin conditions, such as Rosacea. The following 3 Rosacea triggers are all related to a gut condition.

 

3. Helicobacter Pylori

 

Artistic Impression of Helicobacter Pylori

 

 

Artistic Impression of Helicobacter Pylori

 

 

Helicobacter Pylori (Hp) is a common bacterial infection that affects the lining of the stomach and causes inflammation and stomach ulcers. It affects over 30% of the world's population, according to the Centre for Digestive Diseases. Hp may also lead to an increase of Nitrous Oxide (NO) in the blood and tissue which, along with the inflammatory symptoms, is believed to cause a range of other conditions, including Rosacea. The bacteria may also prompt a protein known as bradykinnin to develop which may trigger the expansion of blood vessels (a common characteristic of Rosacea). The study The Link between Helicobacter Pylori Infection and Rosacea found, "Rosacea could be considered as one of the extragastric symptoms of Hp infection."

 

 

Treatments

 

The first step to treat Rosacea caused by Hp bacteria is to eliminate the bacteria itself and soothe the associated inflammation. This can be done using:

 

Oral Antibiotics

 

Antibiotics are commonly prescribed for Hp infections. However, if antibiotics are taken too much, the bacteria may become resistant to their effects which force you to take higher or stronger dosages.

 

Natural Supplements

 

A number of natural supplements have been found to kill off Hp bacteria and soothe the inflammation. These include (but are not limited to):

 

1. Monolaurin

 

Monolaurin is derived from coconut oil and, interestingly, is also found in human breast milk. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties which help soothe the symptoms of Hp. It is taken in capsule form and a number of studies have found it is effective in killing off the bacteria. Some examples include:

 

Bacterial effects of fatty acids and momoglycerides

Minimum Inhibitory concentrations of herbal essential oils and Monolaurin of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria

 

Monolaurin is derived from Coconut Oil

 

 

Monolaurin is derived from Coconut Oil

 

2. Mastic Gum

 

Mastic Gum is derived from the mastic tree and acts as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal supplement that has been found by some studies to kill off Hp bacteria such as:

 

The effect of mastic gum on Helicobacter Pylori: A randomized pilot study

Bacterial Activity of Pistacia lentiscus Mastic Gum against Helicobacter Pylori

 

3. L Glutamine

 

L Glutamine is an amino acid that's found in high levels throughout the body. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and is essential for the proper fucntion of the immune system. It is often taken as a supplement to heal any damage and inflammation caused by Hp. This article goes into this a bit deeper and one study that examines the efectiveness of the amino acid in soothing inflammation is Why is L-Glutamine important to cells of the immune system in health, post injury, surgery and infection?

 

 

 

 

 

Picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT KERATIN TREATMENTS BY QOD

Posted on June 10, 2010 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (4)

THE WINNER TO THE HONESTY !

Notes on Formaldehyde

In the U.S. market there is a great deal of confusion – and far too much false advertising - regarding Brazilian Keratin products and formaldehyde. Any professional stylist considering offering a Brazilian Keratin treatment will take the time and effort to get to the truth about these formulas, their potency and their effectiveness.

The Myth of “Formaldehyde Free”

There are a number of keratin formulas on the market claiming to be “formaldehyde free.” Technically, this may be correct. Many of these “formaldehyde free” products, however, are likely to contain other “aldehydes,” urea, or similar mixes which share the potent characteristics of formaldehyde. Often these compounds convert into a form of raw, unrefined formaldehyde when heated.

Even though QOD Brazilian Keratin formulas do not contain industrially manufactured raw formaldehyde, we choose not to advertise them as “formaldehyde free.” We find this to be a disingenuous marketing gimmick. More importantly, it is potentially harmful. If stylists are comforted with a false sense of confidence, believing that a product is “formaldehyde free,” they may not follow the same stringent safety protocols they would with other powerful salon products. That would be a mistake.

The bottom line is this:

Any formulation that produces a significant volume-reduction in the hair lasting several weeks is a potent salon product. It should always be treated with healthy respect, and handled in compliance with salon safety protocols by licensed hair professionals only.

There are no exceptions to this, and there are no short cuts to achieving the remarkable, long-lasting effects of a Brazilian Keratin treatment. If a product is truly without formaldehyde or any derivatives, its effects will most likely last only until the next washing. A beautiful flat-iron and blow-out with some nice keratin-based conditioner might last for several days and make a client happy - but this service is not a Brazilian Keratin treatment.

What is Different About QOD Brazilian Keratin?

At QOD COSMETIC, our approach is different. We have always focused on the technology rather than marketing hype, steadily reducing the levels of potent chemicals in our formulas while maintaining – and improving – their long-lasting conditioning and volume reduction effects.

We also respect our clientele, communicating with them frankly and directly about what is involved.

In the U.S. field of relative new-comers to the market, QOD COSMETIC USA stands apart. We have led the world in Brazilian Keratin products for over a decade, and are unique in our expertise. We have developed a cutting edge, patented technique that uses a proprietary compound of actively charged elements to work with the keratin for maximum penetration and effect. With QOD’s process, the ratio of potentially harmful chemicals in our keratin formulas goes way down. This is particularly true in the formulation of QOD GOLD. Click here to learn more...

Several products that have been very successful in the U.S market still rely on a low grade mix of raw, potent ingredients – sometimes coupled with a misleading marketing campaign. These formulas may be effective at volume reduction, but the treatment experience will be far less pleasant – and the results less optimal - than with a QOD formula that has been systematically refined through years of research and testing.

Communicating With Clients

Most of us have a greater level of awareness than ever before regarding chemical content and potential risk. QOD’s clients are no exception. You are forward-thinking, high-end stylists and salon owners who seek to understand the products you are using and do not fall for marketing hype. You tend to gravitate towards the highest quality, best performing products available, and you expect to receive complete information about them.

Many of your clients, for their part, wish to be informed about the chemical content of products used on their hair. Some may be concerned about formaldehyde, and have probably heard about “formaldahyde free” products. We suggest you explain to your clients the difference between “formaldehyde-free” and “chemical-free.” Go over the potential risks of using a true Brazilian Keratin formula, and demonstrate how you have salon safety protocols in place to protect them. They will appreciate your professionalism – and they will love their hair!

live blood analysis 2

Posted on March 20, 2010 at 12:52 AM Comments comments (0)

You need Adobe Flash Player to view this content.

live blood analysis

Posted on March 20, 2010 at 12:43 AM Comments comments (0)

You need Adobe Flash Player to view this content.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIPPOCRATES INSTITUTE /WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA

Posted on March 20, 2010 at 12:28 AM Comments comments (0)

 

http://www.hippocratesinst.org/

 

 

Dr. Brian Clement, Director of Hippocrates, discusses active anti-aging and the living foods diet with William Shatner on "Heartbeat of America"

 1. Active Anti-Aging at Hippocrates

2. William Shatner interviews Dr. Brian

3. Guest Testimonials on Global Health Network

 

Hippocrates Health Institute

1443 Palmdale Court

West Palm Beach, FL 33411 USA Reservations 800-842-2125

Telephone 561-471-8876

Fax 561-471-9464

 

The Hippocrates Health Institute

has been the preeminent leader

in the field of natural and complementary

health care and education since 1956.

The Hippocrates Health Institute

Deemed the world's number one teaching institute in the year 2000 by Spa Management Group, this historic and thriving center was founded by visionary and humanitarian Ann Wigmore and is currently under the leadership of Brian and Anna Maria Clement, PhDs.

More...

Oasis Therapy Center

The Center offers a diverse and exhilarating range of therapies allowing one to experience the ultimate in a resort destination. Explore the therapeutic and luxurious services at Oasis.

More...

Our Signature Programs

Our pioneering programs provide our guests with the tools necessary to take control of their own personal well-being, to allow the body to maximize its potential and heal itself naturally.

More...

 

 

The NEW Hippocrates Health Institute at Serra Retreat Center in Malibu, California

The Younger You Program and The Complementary Care Program for Cancer. Presented by Hippocrates West in Alliance with The American Health Institute - Recover Health and Create Youth!

More...

 

Supplements Exposed

Brian Clement (PhD) looks closely at the role supplementation plays on health, shedding light on the myths and misinformation surrounding this important topic.

More...

New HHI Website coming soon!!!

We are happy to announce that our new Hippocrates website will be launched soon. You'll be able to check out more new videos, recipes, shop at our new online store and learn even more about HHI through live chat.

 

Register on the site and receive full access to our rapidly expanding archive of prior magazines and additional materials.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Copyright 2008 by Hippocrates Health Institute | Privacy Statement | Terms Of Use |

Hippocrates Health Institute - Healing Our World

FOOD INC. WHERE FOOD COME FROM?

Posted on February 26, 2010 at 10:46 AM Comments comments (9)

Find out what's on your food at: whatsonmyfood.org

How to defend yourself ! from Hospital Costs

Posted on December 21, 2008 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)
October 3, 2008
Thank you for visiting the Fairness Foundation and Hospitalvictims.org. We regret to inform you that recently, our Founder and Chairman, J. Patrick Rooney, passed away. Because of his death, the Board of Trustees has determined that it is necessary to close the Foundation and its advocacy program. Effective the above date, we will no longer accept new clients.
However, the process to negotiate your hospital bills is available to you on our websites through October 31, 2008: www.fairnessfoundation.org or www.hospitalvictims.org. If you follow the recommended steps, you should be able to effectively negotiate an equitable billing.
Sincerely,



http://www.consejohelp.org/hospital.asp


Boca Raton Community Hospital Costs


"Let's make it right, together." T



Boca Raton Community


Boca Raton Community Hospital (Boca Raton, FL)charges 370% times its costs. That is 316% times what Johns Hopkins charges!
On average, Boca Raton Community Hospital charges 3.2 times what Johns Hopkins charges, ranked the finest hospital in America.
Look at the price comparisons of Johns Hopkins versus Boca Raton Community Hospital .

Compare OverallCompare Ancillary Services
JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL: The reason for comparing to Johns Hopkins Hospital? It is one of the finest hospitals in America. If they don't overcharge, why should your hospital overcharge?

370%
117%
Mark UpBoca Raton Community Hospital vs. Johns Hopkins
Boca Raton Community Hospital list prices are outrageous. On average Boca Raton Community Hospital grants a 74% discount to people with insurance. How much of a discount did they give you?
If Johns Hopkins is the best hospital in America, why is this hospital so much more expensive?

Bethesda Memorial HospitalLooking for information on a different hospital? Click here.
Bethesda Memorial Hospital (Boynton Beach, FL)charges 500% times its costs. That is 427% times what Johns Hopkins charges!
On average, Bethesda Memorial Hospital charges 4.3 times what Johns Hopkins charges, ranked the finest hospital in America.
Look at the price comparisons of Johns Hopkins versus Bethesda Memorial Hospital .
Compare OverallCompare Ancillary Services
JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL: The reason for comparing to Johns Hopkins Hospital? It is one of the finest hospitals in America. If they don't overcharge, why should your hospital overcharge?

500%
117%
Mark UpBethesda Memorial Hospital vs. Johns Hopkins
Bethesda Memorial Hospital list prices are outrageous. On average Bethesda Memorial Hospital grants a 74% discount to people with insurance. How much of a discount did they give you?
If Johns Hopkins is the best hospital in America, why is this hospital so much more expensive?

Delray Medical CenterLooking for information on a different hospital? Click here.
Delray Medical Center (Delray Beach, FL)charges 582% times its costs. That is 497% times what Johns Hopkins charges!
On average, Delray Medical Center charges 5.0 times what Johns Hopkins charges, ranked the finest hospital in America.
Look at the price comparisons of Johns Hopkins versus Delray Medical Center .
Compare OverallCompare Ancillary Services
JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL: The reason for comparing to Johns Hopkins Hospital? It is one of the finest hospitals in America. If they don't overcharge, why should your hospital overcharge?

582%
117%
Mark UpDelray Medical Center vs. Johns Hopkins
Delray Medical Center list prices are outrageous. On average Delray Medical Center grants a 82% discount to people with insurance. How much of a discount did they give you?
If Johns Hopkins is the best hospital in America, why is this hospital so much more expensive?
Defend Yourself!

"What a relief to know this has been resolved."Susie and Dwight Dodd, 8/30/05Are you one of the over 47 million Americans that are uninsured? Are you facing financially impossible hospital bills?Did you know that you may not have to pay what they say you owe?The Fairness Foundation provides the information and support necessary to help the uninsured negotiate for a reasonable charge.Many not-for-profit hospitals are indeed Very profitable.Informing the hospital that you have no health insurance is the beginning of a financial nightmare for the uninsured! You become a target, much like walking in with a bull’s eye on your chest, all because the uninsured are charged a higher charge than those with insurance or Medicare. Everyone gets a discount on their hospital bill, everyone EXCEPT the uninsured.
Some hospitals now offer "self-pay" discounts to everyone. We have found that the discounts barely make a dent in the overcharged, outrageous bill, in the first place.Many times hospitals refuse to provide a reduction in the uninsured’s bill. Is it fair that you are penalized because you have no one to negotiate a fair and equitable rate? We believe you should have the same consideration of those with insurance.Hospitals have been known to garnish wages, seize cars even take people's homes as payment. They will and do take people to court! Is this fair?Let us help you find your way out of the maze of unreasonable charges! We are here to help.HospitalVictims.org and its team of advocates will show you what type of discount your hospital provides to someone with insurance.We will show you the actual cost to hospitals (as opposed to how much they charge) to provide a service. Those facts will help determine whether the amount you've been charged is reasonable.Keep in mind, even if the hospital gives you a discount, they could still be overcharging. That's important because the courts have repeatedly said that hospitals are only entitled to collect a reasonable amount for their services.If you believe that what you have been charged is unreasonable rate, we'll give you suggestions on how to fight back, we provide ideas on how to protect your assets and your credit. Our suggestions identify steps to get a collection agency to quit harassing you. If it is necessary we will give additional assistance to help you accomplish that. Being uninsured doesn't mean you are without rights.We are here to help!Pulitzer Prize Winning Investigative Journalists Donald L. Bartlett and James B. Steele from their book, "Critical Condition," released October 4, 2004
-->Highlights
Hospital overcharging examples
What hospitals do NOT want you to know
Hospital prices revealed
Get expert advice
Rampant Overcharging:"Almost everybody knows that a hospital stay can be hazardous to your financial health if you don't have insurance. "What isn't so well known is that hospitals charge the highest prices to those who don't have insurance. In other words, those least able to pay are charged the most. In a system riddled with inequities, this may be the most egregious... "Studies show an uninsured person who is not backed by the muscle of a pool is billed three, four, five, sometimes as much as ten times more than an insurance company whose patient has the exact same treatment."
Notice: The Fairness Foundation is only providing information. Such information is not legal advice. Legal advice can only come from a duly-licensed attorney in your State. The Fairness Foundation encourages you to consult with an attorney on legal matters as there are time limits that could adversely affect your legal rights.
How to
Defend
Yourself:
1.Register your case with the Fairness Foundation.
2.Request a copy of the itemized statement from the hospital via telephone.
3. Request a copy of the UB-92 or UB-04 from the hospital in writing. Send the appropriate letter to the hospital or bill collector.
4. Make copies
5. Mail copies to hospital, collection agency, and credit bureaus via certified mail with return receipt.
6. Save a copy for your records.
Rampant Overcharging:
"Almost everybody knows that a hospital stay can be hazardous to your financial health if you don't have insurance.
"What isn't so well known is that hospitals charge the highest prices to those who don't have insurance. In other words, those least able to pay are charged the most. In a system riddled with inequities, this may be the most egregious...
"Studies show an uninsured person who is not backed by the muscle of a pool is billed three, four, five, sometimes as much as ten times more than an insurance company whose patient has the exact same treatment."
~ Pulitzer Prize Winning Investigative Journalists Donald L. Bartlett and James B. Steele from their book, "Critical Condition," released October 4, 2004

Our investigation has uncovered:
Price gouging - many hospitals bill uninsured patients 3 to 4 times what they'd accept as payment from insurance. Examples
Hospitals are merciless with the uninsured - they take homes, savings, ruin credit, and garnish wages all to receive the outrageously high prices they charge the uninsured.
Hospitals make big profits from the uninsured - the typical bill to the uninsured represents a price that's 3 to 4 times the hospital's reported costs
- Report from the Fairness Foundation5835 West 74th StreetIndianapolis, Indiana 46278
HOW TO FILE A HEALTH INFORMATION PRIVACY COMPLAINT WITH THE OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

If you believe that a person, agency or organization covered under the HIPAA Privacy Rule ("a covered entity") violated your (or someone else's ) health information privacy rights or committed another violation of the Privacy Rule, you may file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR has authority to receive and investigate complaints against covered entities related to the Privacy Rule. A covered entity is a health plan, health care clearinghouse, and any health care provider who conducts certain health care transactions electronically. For more information about the Privacy Rule, please look at our responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and our Privacy Guidance. (See the web link near the bottom of this form.)
Complaints to the Office for Civil Rights must: (1) Be filed in writing, either on paper or electronically; (2) name the entity that is the subject of the complaint and describe the acts or omissions believed to be in violation of the applicable requirements of the Privacy Rule; and (3) be filed within 180 days of when you knew that the act or omission complained of occurred. OCR may extend the 180-day period if you can show "good cause." Any alleged violation must have occurred on or after April 14, 2003 (on or after April 14, 2004 for small health plans), for OCR to have authority to investigate.
Anyone can file written complaints with OCR by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a complaint or have a question about the complaint form, please call this OCR toll free number: 1-800-368-1019. OCR has ten regional offices, and each regional office covers certain states. You should send your complaint to the appropriate OCR Regional Office, based on the region where the alleged violation took place. Use the OCR Regions list at the end of this Fact Sheet, or you can look at the regional office map to help you determine where to send your complaint. Complaints should be sent to the attention of the OCR Regional Manager of the appropriate office for your region.
You can submit your complaint in any written format. We recommend that you use the OCR Health Information Privacy Complaint Form which can be found on our web site or at an OCR Regional office. If you prefer, you may submit a written complaint in your own format. Be sure to include the following information in your written complaint:
Your name, full address, home and work telephone numbers, email address.
If you are filing a complaint on someone's behalf, also provide the name of the person on whose behalf you are filing.
Name, full address and phone of the person, agency or organization you believe violated your (or someone else's) health information privacy rights or committed another violation of the Privacy Rule.
Briefly describe what happened. How, why, and when do believe your (or someone else's) health information privacy rights were violated, or the Privacy Rule otherwise was violated?
Any other relevant information.
Please sign your name and date your letter.
The following information is optional:
Do you need special accommodations for us to communicate with you about this complaint?
If we cannot reach you directly, is there someone else we can contact to help us reach you?
Have you filed your complaint somewhere else?

The Privacy Rule, developed under authority of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), prohibits the alleged violating party from taking retaliatory action against anyone for filing a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights. You should notify OCR immediately in the event of any retaliatory action.
To submit a complaint with OCR, please use one of the following methods. If you mail or fax the complaint, be sure to follow the instructions above for determining the correct regional office. Option 1: Open and print out the Health Information Privacy Complaint Form in PDF format (you will need Adobe Reader software) and fill it out. Return the completed complaint to the appropriate OCR Regional Office by mail or fax. Option 2: Download the Health Information Privacy Complaint Form in Microsoft Word format to your own computer, fill out and save the form using Microsoft Word. Use the Tab and Shift/Tab on your keyboard to move from field to field in the form. Then, you can either: (a) print the completed form and mail or fax it to the appropriate OCR Regional Office; or (b) email the form to OCR at [email protected] Option 3: If you choose not to use the OCR-provided Health Information Privacy Complaint Form (although we recommend that you do), please provide the information specified above and either: (a) send a letter or fax to the appropriate OCR Regional Office; or (b) send an email OCR at [email protected]. If you require an answer regarding a general health information privacy question, please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you still need assistance, you may call OCR (toll-free) at: 1-866-627-7748. You may also send an email to [email protected] with suggestions regarding future FAQs. Emails will not receive individual responses.
Website: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa
OCR Regional Addresses
Region I -CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VTOffice for Civil RightsU.S. Department of Health & Human ServicesJFK Federal Building - Room 1875Boston, MA 02203(617) 565-1340; (617) 565-1343 (TDD)(617) 565-3809 FAX
Region VI - AR, LA, NM, OK, TXOffice for Civil RightsU.S. Department of Health & Human Services1301 Young Street - Suite 1169Dallas, TX 75202(214) 767-4056; (214) 767-8940 (TDD)(214) 767-0432 FAX
Region II - NJ, NY, PR, VIOffice for Civil RightsU.S. Department of Health & Human Services26 Federal Plaza - Suite 3313New York, NY 10278(212) 264-3313; (212) 264-2355 (TDD)(212) 264-3039 FAX
Region VII - IA, KS, MO, NEOffice for Civil RightsU.S. Department of Health & Human Services601 East 12th Street - Room 248Kansas City, MO 64106(816) 426-7278; (816) 426-7065 (TDD)(816) 426-3686 FAX
Region III - DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WVOffice for Civil RightsU.S. Department of Health & Human Services150 S. Independence Mall West - Suite 372Philadelphia, PA 19106-3499(215) 861-4441; (215) 861-4440 (TDD)(215) 861-4431 FAX
Region VIII - CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WYOffice for Civil RightsU.S. Department of Health & Human Services1961 Stout Street - Room 1426Denver, CO 80294(303) 844-2024; (303) 844-3439 (TDD)(303) 844-2025 FAX
Region IV - AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TNOffice for Civil RightsU.S. Department of Health & Human Services61 Forsyth Street, SW. - Suite 3B70Atlanta, GA 30323(404) 562-7886; (404) 331-2867 (TDD)(404) 562-7881 FAX
Region IX - AZ, CA, HI, NV, AS, GU, The U.S. Affiliated Pacific Island JurisdictionsOffice for Civil RightsU.S. Department of Health & Human Services50 United Nations Plaza - Room 322San Francisco, CA 94102(415) 437-8310; (415) 437-8311 (TDD)(415) 437-8329 FAX
Region V - IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WIOffice for Civil RightsU.S. Department of Health & Human Services233 N. Michigan Ave. - Suite 240 Chicago, IL 60601(312) 886-2359; (312) 353-5693 (TDD)(312) 886-1807 FAX
Region X - AK, ID, OR, WAOffice for Civil RightsU.S. Department of Health & Human Services2201 Sixth Avenue - Mail Stop RX-11Seattle, WA 98121(206) 615-2290; (206) 615-2296 (TDD)(206) 615-2297 FAX

 

HEALTH INSURANCE COMPLAINT

Posted on December 21, 2008 at 2:53 AM Comments comments (0)

Get Smart About Insurance!


Finding an insurance company can be a challenge.




The NAIC’s Consumer Information Source (CIS) provides information about insurance companies you can use BEFORE purchasing insurance.


Using the input fields in the right-hand column of this page, you can access key information about insurance companies, including closed insurance complaints, licensing information and key financial data.
Get More InformationThe NAIC and state insurance regulators are committed to helping every American be a smarter insurance consumer. Our award-winning Insure U education program provides tips and special considerations on a variety of insurance issues. Available in English and Spanish, Insure U also provides insurance information specifically for small business owners.


Visit http://www.insureuonline.org/ to learn more.


File an Insurance Complaint Do you have a specific problem with an insurance company, broker, agent or adjuster?


to file a complaint with your state insurance department.


FLORIDA:




Division of Consumer Services



.