Complaint: My parents have been patients with Dr. Stephen Aslami for more than 10 years. Over those years they have been very good customers and have received treatment from this doctor. My parents have insurance and over those 10 years that doctor has received at a minimum $100,000.00 in insurance payments. Whatever has been left owing by the insurance has been paid by my parents, until recently. My father is 76 and my mother 71. Both live solely on social security benefits. They have a very high monthly cost in medications, making it tough to pay the doctor or pay for food. Thank god for the church that help them with food. Over the last year they have been unable to pay a total of $150.00 that the insurance did not cover. They are unable to pay this amount, let all the rising costs we are all faced with. So, if you do the math my parents have been patients for more than 10 years and only owe $150.00, so basically the doctor wants to be paid his $15.00 per year that they owe. Never mind the huge insurance payments that have contributed to his wealth. Recently the doctor has given the law firm Olsen Shaner permission to take legal action. The bill is now over $400.00. Olsen Shaner is famous for strong arm tactics, they have been known to sell your personal non-exempt items to try to pay the debt in full. Accruing even more costs. Knowing my parents delicate state of health the Doctor has signed off on the debt for hard core collection efforts. He believes it is worth collecting every last penny his former patients has, even if it means coming into ones house and taking personal items to satisfy a debt and risking the stress that it will cause his for patients. That is if the non-exempt property is worth it. All for $150.00 over a 10year period, basically!!! You may argue that he may have more patients that owe him money as well. That may be true, but when an account is turned to collections that debt is written off as a loss. If money is collected he can claim it as income. It’s a win-win for him and a horrible loss for senior citizen patients that have been stripped of their dignity.
Address: 1160 e 3900 s salt lake city, Utah United States of America