- Report: #706794
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Complaint Review: Marvin Sponaugle
Marvin Sponaugle32815 US Hwy North Palm Harbor, Florida United States of America
Marvin Sponaugle Rick Sponaugle Charged me $15,000 for an opiate detox, withheld information from me and re-doped me with Subutex ,another very addictive opiate, as if I was a life long Heroin Addict. I came to him on a very low dos Palm Harbor, Florida
*Consumer Comment: addicted for 10 years...
*General Comment: Sponaugle Wellness Clinic
*General Comment: Sponaugle "wellness" clinic
*Author of original report: More Proof that Sponaugle is a Scam Artist
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I have since learned the TRUTH about my opiate and Xanax detox(another $3000 to Sponaugle for the Xanax detox, when RDD Center in Michigan would have weaned me for free) and the danger I was put in by Trusting the "Christian" Doctor Sponaugle. Since no Doctor, upon arrival at Florida Detox, took out the time to speak with me, and let me decide my fate with Subutex, I was just cast into the crowd of Hopeless Heroin Addicts and Doped Up without my knowledge of what it was. No one bothered to explain the fact that I was not clean of opiates after a ridiculous bogus detox, nor that I would be brought down to my knees from trying to wean from the Subutex, nor that I would be seeking out and paying for another detox within a matter of months. I have filed several complaints, with the Florida Board of Health, against Rick, the mastermind and Steve Sponaugle, the brother who does not even hold a medical license but is allowed to take over your complete health and well being. He takes great pride in belittling you and making you feel emotionally worthless and physically ill beyond belief. I'm horrified that this JOINT can get by with this kind of abuse to one's emotional, physical and financial welfare. I was denied my medical records from Sponaugle when I legally sent for them, I was blackmailed by the brother, Steve, for a good testimony on the Vitals.com website, and I was left in the dust to find a solution to my “Slight Subutex Dependency” as Steve so casually put it. There is no dependency with such a hideous drug. There is only full blown Addiction. The sad state of affairs that Florida is in, with it's horrific opiate abuse and their greedy doctor abuse in writing the prescriptions, plus the deception of the pharmaceutical company that makes Subutex/Soboxone, plus the FDA that is so behind on the dangers of this drug, is one of the reasons why he continues to get away with such a crime as charging $19,000 for an opiate detox and re- doping with Subutex. Every week I speak with people that call from the RDD Center in Michigan's referral, who are seeking a detox from Soboxone/Subutex, (the very drug that Sponaugle uses on his patients) and all have been led to believe by doctors, pain specialists, detox centers and treatment facilities, that they were not ingesting anything so sinister. I say that this practice of The Quick Switch During Detox is nothing but criminal. It is called Theft By Deception, done by Con Artists all over the world. Under law, Theft by Deception is a crime in our society.
My hope is that this fanatical Doctor will someday be held accountable by the Florida Board of Medicine, for all of the harm he has brought to his patients that DID NOT WANT to be re-addicted to another opiate because of their withholding of the Truth. If you are looking at Sponaugle's website thinking Dr. Phil condones his protocol of Subutex, just watch The Dr. Phil Show. Each week there are many guests with drug issues, but in the last 5 or 6 years, I have yet to see Dr. Phil send One More patient to Sponaugle’s Carnival of Horrors for re-addiction. I think he feels that two of his patients were enough to subject to the Sponaugle Switch, many many years ago. No one likes to be TRICKED, not even Dr. Phil. This is truly a Scam, Sham, Thank you mam detox facility, only in it for their own greed and to heck with those that are left with another opiate addiciton. I hope that Sponaugle and his Flock learn HUMILITY by being Humiliated (as countless Sponaugle Patients have been) and I hope they learn HONESTY by being cheated (as they have made countless Sponaugle Patients feel).
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/16/2011 12:49 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Marvin-Sponaugle/Palm-Harbor-Florida-34684/Marvin-Sponaugle-Rick-Sponaugle-Charged-me-15000-for-an-opiate-detox-withheld-informati-706794. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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