• Report: #35660

Complaint Review: Richard R. Cunningham M.D.

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  • Submitted: Tue, November 19, 2002
  • Updated: Wed, September 03, 2008

  • Reported By:Webster TX
Richard R. Cunningham M.D.
2600 S.W. Freeway Ste. 1010 Houston, Texas U.S.A.

Richard R. Cunningham M.D. fraudulent ripoff doctor's office that kept 85% of a fee for a service that was not provided Houston Texas

*Consumer Comment: Thank you Lacey for your kind words

*Consumer Comment: Don't pick on poor Ann! She's God! Didn't you know that?

*Consumer Comment: Keep your legs closed and you will avoid the problem in the future

*Consumer Comment: Oh, James, you just have no idea!

*Consumer Comment: Sorry, you can't choose your Commandments

*Consumer Comment: Sorry, you can't choose your Commandments

*Consumer Comment: Sorry, you can't choose your Commandments

*Consumer Comment: I'm so sorry for you, Stacey! Yes, I am pro-life, but not anti-women!

*Consumer Suggestion: HOW DARE YOU!

*Consumer Comment: OK. Let's look at the facts.....

*Consumer Comment: HOW DARE YOU JAMES - you do not know what it is like to be RAPED and become pregnant

*Consumer Comment: If not the money, then for what?

*Consumer Comment: get real This is a report about a bad doctor

*Consumer Comment: So much passion surrounds this issue. Where is the compassion?

*Consumer Suggestion: Boo hoo. I'm so tired of these women who get abortions complaining about what a terrible, traumatic, emotional experience it was.

*Consumer Comment: Get the facts straight, Ann

*Consumer Comment: To Ann who is misinformed

*Consumer Comment: This is like the "Hooker" Category

*Consumer Comment: I agree

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Went in for a medical procedure, had to sign about ten pages of legal jargon, saw signs on the walls saying "Discount for cash paying customers", minors allowed to have procedure as long as "note from parent is provided" id for minors NOT required!?!

Since I was "uncooperative" during the first minute of this painful procedure the "doctor" threw his hands up in the air and said "I can't do anything else for you" I asked for anesthesia but was told I could not have anything for the pain.

I also asked for my significant other to be in the room with me (after seeing a boyfreind accompany another patient into a room for the same procedure. Again I was told that could not happen.

Loni
Houston, Texas


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#1 Consumer Comment

Thank you Lacey for your kind words

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

All be said and done - Men do not know what a woman has to go through when it comes to being pregnant - I have many nieces and nephews I love with all my heart
My oldest niece and I are closer than she is to her own mother (my sister)
Once again this report has gotten off course but hey to each his own
Choose your doctor upon experience and reputation
Stacey
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#2 Consumer Comment

Don't pick on poor Ann! She's God! Didn't you know that?

AUTHOR: Tina - (U.S.A.)

Don't you all know that she's the ultimate judge, here! She knows those Doctor's hearts and minds and all about how they feel and what awful greedy people they are. Don't you all understand that this is the world according to Ann and all the others that see fit to judge this lady for having an abortion. I'm sure she loses a lot of sleep over what some of you think, especially Ann and Hazel, who sees fit to be rude and nasty to her. I'm sure Hazel, that she's just so torn up that you don't feel sorry for her! What's happened is between her and our only true judge, God. Where is your compassion? Would Jesus have treated her this way? So, ask yourself that question before you fall off you "holier than thou" pedestals! We wouldn't want you to lose your happy thoughts.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Keep your legs closed and you will avoid the problem in the future

AUTHOR: Tammy - (U.S.A.)

I have 4 beautiful children that God gave to me. I will not lie to anyone. With my last child I was in a bind. I did not really want anymore children. I considered adoption because the way I see it is there are people out there that would love to have a child but can not because of medical reasons. Then my fiance suggested an abortion and I flipped the script on him. I told him that I would leave him first before I would ever kill a child.

My advice to everyone that is considering abortion is think of all the people out there that can not have children because of medical reasons. You may not want the child but God did not give it to you to kill. He gave it to you to love. Love that child by letting it live. PLEASE consider adoption. Needless to say I kept my child because I came to realize that if I was woman enought to lay down and spread my legs to make her then I should be woman enough to raise her.

Also before anyone asks YES I have been raped. Yes one of my children is from that rape but that does not matter to me because she is also a gift from God. What one does with their own body is soley up to them but no matter what the doctors or scientists say a baby is a baby from the time it's heart starts beating. I am not judging anyone or condeming anyone. I am simply asking that anyone reading this and considering abortion PLEASE consider adoption. Let the child have a chance at life just like your mothers let you have a chance at life.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Oh, James, you just have no idea!

AUTHOR: Lacey - (U.S.A.)

I shouldn't go there? Did Christ give you the keys to judgement? Did God make you the grand avenger? No. He said, "Judge not, lest you be judged."
Yes, the Bible says, "Thou shall not kill." It also says not to lie, not to covet, not to dishonor your parents. We've all done that. Should there be forgiveness for our sins and not others? Are you self-righteous that you would condem women you do not know?
The Bible has more in it than rules, James. Read a little deeper. Truth with love. "Without love, I am but a clanging symbol."
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#5 Consumer Comment

Sorry, you can't choose your Commandments

AUTHOR: James - (U.S.A.)

OK, I'm done with this topic. Her choice was to have a legal procedure performed - multiple times. I may not judge, but I'm certainly entitled to my opinion, and I make no apologies for it, nor for my faith. And you correctly stated that

"Christ said not to judge"

True. But I wouldn't go there were I you. God also said not to kill and you seem to have forgotten that one. And even if the Commandment itself seems too general for you, this certainly should clarify things somewhat.

Exodus 21:22
22 "If men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that she gives birth prematurely, yet there is no injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman's husband may demand of him, and he shall pay as the judges decide.

Exodus 21:23
23"But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life.

And yet here we have someone with the utter audacity to post and complain about how her about abortion was carried out. What can we expect next? A new category on Ripoff Report for hit men? "I paid this guy $5K to kill my neighbor, and he took my money, and I never saw him again". Doesn't sound all that different to me.

I hope you all find peace someday.....

Jeremiah 1:5
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you."
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#6 Consumer Comment

Sorry, you can't choose your Commandments

AUTHOR: James - (U.S.A.)

OK, I'm done with this topic. Her choice was to have a legal procedure performed - multiple times. I may not judge, but I'm certainly entitled to my opinion, and I make no apologies for it, nor for my faith. And you correctly stated that

"Christ said not to judge"

True. But I wouldn't go there were I you. God also said not to kill and you seem to have forgotten that one. And even if the Commandment itself seems too general for you, this certainly should clarify things somewhat.

Exodus 21:22
22 "If men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that she gives birth prematurely, yet there is no injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman's husband may demand of him, and he shall pay as the judges decide.

Exodus 21:23
23"But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life.

And yet here we have someone with the utter audacity to post and complain about how her about abortion was carried out. What can we expect next? A new category on Ripoff Report for hit men? "I paid this guy $5K to kill my neighbor, and he took my money, and I never saw him again". Doesn't sound all that different to me.

I hope you all find peace someday.....

Jeremiah 1:5
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you."
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#7 Consumer Comment

Sorry, you can't choose your Commandments

AUTHOR: James - (U.S.A.)

OK, I'm done with this topic. Her choice was to have a legal procedure performed - multiple times. I may not judge, but I'm certainly entitled to my opinion, and I make no apologies for it, nor for my faith. And you correctly stated that

"Christ said not to judge"

True. But I wouldn't go there were I you. God also said not to kill and you seem to have forgotten that one. And even if the Commandment itself seems too general for you, this certainly should clarify things somewhat.

Exodus 21:22
22 "If men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that she gives birth prematurely, yet there is no injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman's husband may demand of him, and he shall pay as the judges decide.

Exodus 21:23
23"But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life.

And yet here we have someone with the utter audacity to post and complain about how her about abortion was carried out. What can we expect next? A new category on Ripoff Report for hit men? "I paid this guy $5K to kill my neighbor, and he took my money, and I never saw him again". Doesn't sound all that different to me.

I hope you all find peace someday.....

Jeremiah 1:5
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you."
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#8 Consumer Comment

I'm so sorry for you, Stacey! Yes, I am pro-life, but not anti-women!

AUTHOR: Lacey - (U.S.A.)

Stacey, I'm so sorry for the situation you were put in. No one should have to face a decision like that. You asked if I had ever been raped. The answer is no. I was molested in high school, but never raped, and I will not pretend to know what you went and are going through.

I am sorry also for the comments James made. They were hurtful and ignorant. Of course your mother made the right decision! Anyone who is pro-life, should never say such a thing! This man should be ashamed of himself!
Stacey, I had hoped that my post would be seen as one of hope, not condemnation. Christ said not to judge, I really don't judge women who have had abortions. I know that it is a very hard decision. I know there sometimes seems like no other alternative. Being pregnant and alone can be so scary! I want you to know that I understand where these women come from and I don't judge them for their choice.

Yes, I am pro-life, but not anti-women! A friend of mine had an abortion when she was nineteen. I know why she chose to do it. I understand why she chose to do it. I also know how much she does regret it. So much that she now runs a pregnancy resource center.

The only people that I am angry with are the ones who lie to women. It infuriates me that these clinics don't want women to know the truth. I think women should know all the consequences of such a life-altering choice before they make it. I would want to know.
Stacey, you say you don't care, but you have such anger. It makes me think you're using anger to cover up hurt. I only say this because it's what I do. I have a hard time letting people see that some things hurt me, so I use anger as a defense mechanism. I want you to know that I will be praying for you. I'll pray that you find peace in your life and that God will mend the hurt inside of you. You have been through something that few people can understand or comprehend, and you deserve some peace. God bless you, sweetie.

Oops, forgot to answer one of your questions!

Sorry! Stacey, you also asked if I had ever had to make a choice over my life or my baby's. The answer is yes. When I was in labor with my twins (two months prematurely) I had to have a C-section because baby B (we call him Gabe now :) ) was transverse. Transverse means sideways, the worst possision possible. However, I was so anemic I was told I might not survive a surgery. I was told, to my face, the the anesthesiologist (sp?), "This is how we lose people."

I was fortunate. With the help of a transfusion, I was able to survive. So were both of my babies. It is a choice I would make again in a heartbeat. My life for theirs - no question. My beautiful boys, Gideon and Gabriel, will be two in June. The world is better with them in it. I would never choose otherwise. I love them with everything that I am. They are precious. Gabriel would not be here today if I had not made that choice. I thank God I made the right one.
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#9 Consumer Suggestion

HOW DARE YOU!

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

YOU HAVE NOT RIGHT TO SPEAK OF MY MOTHER IN ANY TERMS !!!! YES I WAS RAPED AND YES I HAD AN ABORTION - AND I HAVE NOOOOOO REGRETS AT ALL -
THIS DOCTOR IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE AMA AND IS A MEMBER OF THE TEXAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION - SOOOO DO THE MATH JAMES = YOU HAVE NOT RIGHT TO JUDGE ANYONE -
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#10 Consumer Comment

OK. Let's look at the facts.....

AUTHOR: James - (U.S.A.)

You claim to have had multiple abortionS. PLURAL. And now you are apparently going to claim that you were raped each time? Oh, please. Listen - that sound you hear is your credibility leaving the building.

You are clearly either the most unlucky person on the planet, or your story is utter bullshit. So which is it? If it's the former, stay off the streets after midnight. If it's the latter (which I suspect) then that explains everything. Please let us know.....

Either way, it's clear your own mother made a gross error in judgment.
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#11 Consumer Comment

HOW DARE YOU JAMES - you do not know what it is like to be RAPED and become pregnant

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

My parents are well aware of my choices and support me for my decisions - THIS IS ABOUT A BAD DOCTOR - MY OB/GYN WAS PICKETED FOR PERFORMING ABORTIONS ON 5% PERCENT OF HIS PATIENTS - Tell you what - You and your pro lifers just go to hell - for you do not know what it is like to be RAPED and become pregnant -
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#12 Consumer Comment

If not the money, then for what?

AUTHOR: James - (U.S.A.)

Are they doing the work pro bono? Are they refusing to accept payment? Are they failing to file insurance claims? Then clearly they are in it for the money, just as in most professions.

The difference is that they knowingly perform a service, though legal, that is despised by a great segment of society. Prostitution is legal in Nevada. Does that mean that the women posting here should be regarded as potential prostitutes? Clearly they have the equipment and the opportunity. So......

Finally, this is a sad commentary:

"It is a woman's choice to do what she wants to do with her body - I have never had one regret over my abortions"

The fact that you are here to write this means your own mother didn't feel that way.
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#13 Consumer Comment

get real This is a report about a bad doctor

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

This is a report about a bad doctor - keep your pro-life crap out of this - Abortion is LEGAL - It is a woman's choice to do what she wants to do with her body - I have never had one regret over my abortions - It was a life or death situation - Hey Lacey - Have you been raped? Have you had a medical situation that you had to make a choice over your life or the life of a fetus? Then do not make judgement over someone who had a bad experience with a Doctor to your pro-life choice -
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#14 Consumer Comment

So much passion surrounds this issue. Where is the compassion?

AUTHOR: Lacey - (U.S.A.)

I will start off by saying that I am pro-life. I believe that killing an unborn child is wrong, no matter the circumstance. Some may think this is too right-winged, but am not ashamed.
Well, now that that is out of the way! ;) I agree with Ann. Abortionists are truly in it for the money. Having been to a planned parenthood myself, I can say from personal experiance that they do not care for you. You will never find an abortion docotor with compassion. If they had that, they wouldn't be murdering children for a living!

As far as the rubuttal about not caring, well, it makes me sad. I used to be one of the pro-life people who had no compassion for women who'd had an abortion. When I lost my own baby at thirteen weeks of pregnancy, my attitude shifted. I remember sitting in the hospital room with my son's tiny body, thinking, "If I feel this terrible after losing my unborn child and knowing there was nothing I could do to save him, how much worse must women feel when they lose their baby and know it was by their choice?"
For those of you who advocate abortion, you should think first about the profound effect this procedure has on the women who undergo it. It is a medical condition known as Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome. It is very similar to Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrone. The symptoms include nightmares, extreme remorse, depression and sometimes suicide.

Anyone who reads this who has had an abortion, I want you to know that there is forgiveness. You made a mistake, yes, but your baby is in heaven with Christ, and there is forgiveness through Him. There are Pregnancy Resource Centers (also known as Crisis Pregnancy Centers) all over the US where you can receive counseling for free. My heart goes out to you. I pray that you will find the peace that I have found in Jesus Christ.
For anyone who is considering abortion, please think hard before you make hat decision. You are not carrying around some "tissue" but a baby. Your baby. Your son or daughter.

Don't let people fool you into believing that there isn't a real baby inside of you. I saw my son's body. He had ten fingers, ten toes. You could see his eyes, ears, nose and mouth. He even had the beginning of fingernails. What a precious gift you can give to your child. A gift I was unable to give my beautiful boy. The gift of life. For life is the most precious gift there is.
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#15 Consumer Suggestion

Boo hoo. I'm so tired of these women who get abortions complaining about what a terrible, traumatic, emotional experience it was.

AUTHOR: Hazel - (U.S.A.)

You know, even if Ann's statements were not entirely accurate, I agree entirely with the sentiment of her rebuttal. You went to an aborton doctor who had signs in his waiting room that blatantly showed he wasn't a responsible person, then you had him do the "procedure" anyway? Well, I'm sorry if I don't feel bad for you. Try ABSTAINING next time. You don't need to have sex to have a good relationship, and you obviously aren't emotionally or mentally mature enough to be attempting this kind of intimacy anyway.

I'm so tired of these women who get abortions complaining about what a terrible, traumatic, emotional experience it was. Get real! If it were that terrible, you wouldn't have gone trhough with it! You would have grown up, made sacrifices, worked hard, and become a mother.

These are not rape victims I'm talking about here-no one forced these women to have sex, no one made them act irresponsibly. As my mother used to say, "If you wanna play, you gotta pay". Either learn some responsibility, or refrain from having intercourse until you can handle the very OBVIOUS consequence of PREGNANCY! Even if you are on birth control, you must accept that pregnancy is always a possibility! Or, just keep your legs closed! At the very least, stop subjecting everyone else to your sob stories. I'm pro-choice and I don't even feel bad for you.
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#16 Consumer Comment

Get the facts straight, Ann

AUTHOR: Tim - (U.S.A.)

Ann, before you go spouting your mouth off about something you have no real information on, check the facts. The reality is that a properly performed pregnancy termination results in infertility less than one percent of the time. The effect of an early term procedure on the reproductive system is actually less dangerous than the dangers posed by carrying a child full term and delivering. The 40% figure refers to late term abortions, that are generally only legal under conditions of medical necessity.

Also, regardless of the types of procedures they perform, physicians are bound by strict ethical and professional codes that are enforced via malpractice suits. Ineffective or inappropraite pain management could be grounds for such a suit. As such, you would be hard pressed to find a physician in any field who cuts corners to save a buck, because in the long run it will cost them much more.

It is not my place to make a moral judgement on abortion. Lies and ignorance, however, don't make the situation any better. For a loved one fo mine, who had just such a procedure, the most traumatic element was not the clinic staff, who were kind and compassionate, but the group of misinformed and judgemental picketers outside the place.
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#17 Consumer Comment

To Ann who is misinformed

AUTHOR: Anon - (U.S.A.)

First off, Loni, I apologize for your terrible experiance during a painful time. Not everyone operates the way those people did.
I just wanted to respond to Ann who claims that all abortion dr.'s are cold-hearted and in it for the money...etc...

First of, in my experiance, my dr was kind, and did everything possible to make me comfortable and to make sure I was positive in my decision. Of course, friends and family are not allowed, for the simple fact that it is an upsetting situation. It's too easy for people's emotions to get the best of them, and for things to get out of hand.

Personally, I wouldn't have wanted my boyfriend to witness the procedure. I was upset enough for the both of us.

Also, her claim that they don't let you see the sonogram is b.s. I was able to see the monitor, and unlike her retarded response, they don't do a sonogram during the procedure.

Obviously she's ill-informed, and has no idea what takes place other than what she imagines in her mind. If you're going to make rebuttals, make sure you know what you're talking about, don't be ignorant.
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#18 Consumer Comment

This is like the "Hooker" Category

AUTHOR: Ann - (U.S.A.)

I filled out a report in another category, but I was curious by there actually being a category "Hooker", so I decided to look it up, and it astounded me! People are actually calling hookers liars, drug-users, and thiefs like it's a revelation. DUH!!! What the heck did you expect from an ABORTION DOCTOR?????? They aren't in it to be your friend, they're in it for the hard-cold cash they can pocket the same day they work so it's easier to head out to the golf course after work.

Why are you complaining??? You OBVIOUSLY knew you were doing something wrong, by making sure you didn't have to involve your parents or any other adult in your "procedure". Didn't anyone ever teach you that nothing good can ever come from sneaking around and lying?? You get anesthetics when you PAY for them. And they don't usually allow "significant others" or anyone else in the room because it's risky for two reasons: 1) the doctor may make a mistake, and they don't want witnesses for fear of malpractice suits (40% of women who undergo abortion for the first time end up sterile...something LOTS of PRO-CHOICE people like to hide), and #2) they don't want to risk you or anyone else seeing the baby on the sonogram monitor while they do the procedure, causing you to realize what you're doing, back-out, and they lose their money from you.

There's nothing pretty, friendly, sympathetic, or consoling about abortion. The very people you see on TV claiming they are all about women's rights are the same people that act cold and callous in the doctor's office. Of ALLLL the people on the planet, you better believe THEY are the ones judging and looking down on you THE MOST when you enter their doors!
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#19 Consumer Comment

I agree

AUTHOR: John - ()

Loni,

I'm sorry your experience was so horrible. Shame on that doctor. He doesn't sound very RESPONSIBLE. For someone with such a noble choice of profession, you'd think he'd have more COMPASSION.

The part about the significant other really upsets me. I mean, the guy was obviously RESPONSIBLE enough to be with you during the root cause of your condition. He should have had the privilege to see things through to the END, like a MAN.

Also, no anesthesia? These 'procedures' should be painless, one way or another. It's such a simple thing, this procedure. Why should people make it more complicated than it is? Zip, Zap, Zoom, Flush...Home in time for "The Bachelor".

Rest assured, there are a lot more people in this profession. Nothing like Capitalism and cash paying customers. Next time you have anahissue that you need to ahresolvejust flip the yellow pages and let your fingers do the walking.
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