TMZ posted an interesting tidbit about Dr. Paul Nassif who is married to RHOBH’s Adrienne Maloof.
Paul and Adrienne Maloof-Nassif
“Dr. Paul Nassif is suing an insurance company for bad-mouthing him to one of his clients and accusing him of fraud. Dr. Nassif performed a septoplasty on a patient named William Dawes in June 2009. Nassif claims in the lawsuit filed in L.A. County Superior Court … Dawes’ insurance company, CIGNA, denied Dawes’ insurance claim — telling Dawes, “Dr. Nassif is committing fraud” and “we have our eye on him.”
Nassif and Dawes filed their lawsuit together. Dawes is suing for breach of contract; Dr. Nassif is suing for defamation. They are asking for unspecified damages.”
Dr. Nassif with patient
At the physician rating site, RateMDs.com, Dr. Paul Nassif is on the site’s ‘Wall of Shame’. Physicians are added to the ‘Wall of Shame’ if they make prospective clients sign ‘gag contracts’. It can be argued that a patient is free to choose another provider and hopefully, prospective patients will keep that in mind when choosing their physician. However, it’s what happens after the prospective patient signs a waiver, the online ‘feedback’ from the patient written on patient satisfaction sites which becomes the ‘property rights’ of a physician. Patients that are unhappy with their procedure who signed the physician’s gag contract have gagged the patient from informing the public.
Adrienne before and Paul Nassif
At the site complaintsboard.com, there is a long complaint about Dr. Paul Nassif and the gag contracts from an anonymous individual who claims they were a patient of Nassif’s. But, that is just one displeased patient. More unhappy patients can be found at the RateMDs.com site (http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/146739). So, why then does Dr. Nassif proudly display on his home page (http://www.rhinoplastyspecialist.com/) ‘Proud of our Reputation with Patients’ sites if he requires his patients to sign gag contracts? Just askin’…
As for the squabble between Dr. Nassif, his septoplasty patient and CIGNA, nothing further has transpired.
If you want to perform your own septoplasty, here’s Dr. Nassif’s video explaining how to do it: