HeartDoc Andrew for President in 2020
Campaign Platform: "Always say that "I am wonderfully hungry" in **all** ways including especially caring to 'convince it forward' our need to do this."
A Journalist-led Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv89xuLjFAI&t
Wonderfully hungry at CNN: Questioning Mr. Donald J. Trump on 12/03/15 while at CNN.
Anticipated Terrible Misbehavior by the Terribly Hungry: http://investigations.blog.ajc.com/2016/08/04/wonderfully-hungry-doc-suspended-by-medical-board/
Bottom line: America really needs a wonderfully hungry President to lead by example how to stop the terrible misbehavior of the terribly hungry (more commonly known as the "hangry").
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TO: Andrew Chung
FROM: Evaluation Team, Ridgeview Institute
DATE: September 15, 2016
RE: 96 Hour Evaluation Summary
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PATIENT NAME: CHUNG, ANDREW
MEDICAL RECORD #: 92206
COTTAGE/PROGRAM: PHP 96 HOUR EVALUATION
DATE OF ADMISSION: 08/29/2016
DATE OF DISCHARGE: 09/01/2016
ATTENDING PHYSICIAN: GARY WEICHBRODT
96 HOUR EVALUATION SUMMARY
IDENTIFYING DATA: A 51-year-old Chinese male, a private practice fellow cardiologist,
married x26 years with a 14-year-old daughter. He practices in Mableton, currently
predominantly with home health visits. His wife is an AT and T behavioral psychologist. They
live with their daughter in Mableton.
Mr. Chung was referred for evaluation, by the medical board due to complaints from a practicing
attorney regarding his peculiar and bizarre behavior.
He was noted socially with obsessive, pressured focus on dietary concerns to a socially impairing
degree interacting with others. He focuses on a dichotomy between “healthy hunger” and “angry
hunger” with ensuing negative and positive behaviors. On social interactions with others, he is
noted with obsessive, pressured demeanor, demanding catechism responses to endorsing
“healthy hunger” and the virtues of this. His obsessing nutritional focus led to informal meetings
with the medical board in 2007 around anonymous complaints regarding his bizarre focus and
social interaction. Continued complaints have led to his restriction from practice until further
psychiatric 96-hour evaluation.
Indeed, on initial interaction by this evaluator, he obsessively required verbal endorsement of the
need for a “healthy hunger” before my evaluation and questioning could continue with him. He
maintained congenial but pressured and obsessive focus until completing these endorsements to
proceed with his evaluation. He notes his nutritional appetite focus a product of his medical and
genetic training background and during the course of my initial 1-1/2 hour evaluation
explained his main nutritional based world view. During my interview, he carried a portable
food scale and notes the daily limits of 32 ounces of food volume per day, independent of
nutritional content, based. on “bariatric evidence and principles.”
On further discussion, he notes the pervasive behaviors of others based on “healthy hunger”
versus “angry hunger.”
After successfully completing his internship and cardiology residency, he was briefly in a large
cardiology group practice in Florida. He quit after three months due to ethical concerns. He was
asked to under-report the patient’s cardiac history, evidently to minimize any preexisting
conditions that would preclude physician’s reimbursement for medical care. The cardiology
group noted him scaring patients with his nutritional concerns. He thus returned to Mableton in
2001 and began a solo cardiology practice with affiliation at Parkview Hospital. With the
hospital’s demise, he has continued a solo “referral” practice. To minimize financial overhead he
now does his own insurance billing doing home visits to see his patients using family members
there as chaperones during his medical appointments. He has a portable electrocardiogram for
his visits but denies any other invasive procedures and has no current hospital affiliation.
With his nutritional philosophic stance, he has maintained a nutritional website. He notes
recently posting to run for President. He notes his desires to espouse his philosophical and
ethical stance, especially in the light of prejudiced presidential candidates currently running for
the office. On interview, he minimizes proselytizing of his views, though he notes his wife and
daughter carrying their own food scales, and sponsors health fair locally. With family, he notes
their nutritional decisions ‘their own” with their own free will. Historically, he notes his
nutritional beliefs evolving over his medical training, He minimizes traveling by car, opting for
the more healthy and aerobic bicycling, a positive witness to males around him. He notes his
ponytail length hair appealing to females who correlate it with his healthy precepts. On close
examination, the logic of these connections seems tenuous.
PAST PSYCHIATRIC/ADDICTION HISTORY: He does not have any past psychiatric or
addiction history. He denies prior inpatient or outpatient psychiatric treatment, hospitalizations
or trials of psychotropic agents. He denies any patterns of use or abuse of addictive agents,
noting healthy nutritional lifestyle precluding such patterns. He denies extended periods of
depressed mood, despite recent stressors regarding his restricted license. He notes stable sleep
pattern without recent overt weight gain or weight loss. He denies any clear history of manic or
hypomanic episodes. Despite his obsessive and somewhat pressured focus on my verbal
agreement with “healthy appetite,” he denies clear obsessive/compulsive disorder rituals around
hand washing, checking or sequencing patterns, nor around germ phobias. He does obsessively
focus on his nutritional world in a referential way, attributing other’s behaviors to a healthy/angry
appetite dichotomy. He denies any history of Tourette’s but interpersonally repeats nutrtional
phrases obsessively in starting and ending conversation. He denies any history of positive
psychotic symptoms including auditory, visual or olfactory hallucinations, or somatic delusional
phenomenon. However, his explanation of other’s behaviors based on his nutritional beliefs
seems at least referential in intensity, if not overtly delusional.
PAST MEDICAL HISTORY: He denies any recent physical exam, his last in 1997 after
“suffering assault from the police.” He denies any history of head traumas, loss of
consciousness, seizures, thyroid disorders or surgeries. He notes a childhood of robust health.
He denies any family history of psychiatric illness. He denies any family history of bipolar
disorder, depression, schizophrenia or addictive disease.
CURRENT MEDICATIONS: None.
Allergies: SULFA DRUGS.
PATIENT PROFILE/SOCIAL HISTORY: Interpersonally, he is heterosexual and began
dating as a high school sophomore. He noted his first sexual experience in his early 20s. He
married his wife at age 25 after dating for four years. They met at Georgia Tech. He notes their
marriage a supportive one. He notes some pressure from extended family regarding his
nutritional beliefs and recent licensure restriction, to “tone it down." He notes his wife supportive
of his position. “She believes in my free speech.” “There is no DSM diagnosis for my
beliefs.” He notes a supportive relationship with his 14-year-old daughter.
Mr. Chung was born and raised in Boston, moving to Atlanta at age four. His father was
employed at Morehouse University as a physics prof, his mother an accountant. He notes their
marriage a positive one. He is the oldest with a 50-year-old brother and 48-year-old sister who is
a neurologist. He denies any history of physical or sexual abuse. He grew closer to his mother,
his father suffered an inferior wall MI in 1993 which the patient essentially diagnosed over the
phone while a resident at Grady Hospital, hastening his father to the nearest emergency room.
where he was saved. Thereafter, he notes more closeness with his father. He notes growing up
closer to his brother due to their age, a year apart. Now, he notes more communication with his
He was an exceptional student throughout school attending Pleasant Day Elementary and
Henderson High School with 4-point grades. He attended Georgia Institute of Technology and
Emory Medical School with near 4-point grades. He completed training for medical residency as
well as a Ph. D. program in genetics. After a year’s internship, he completed a 4-year cardiology
residency at Emory. He notes no difficulties socially with his training. He denies any
complaints of truancy or disciplinary issues completing his residency at about age 32.
Occupationally, he briefly practiced in an Ocala, Florida cardiology group. After less than three
months, he terminated employment due to “pressures to under-report cardiac disease” by a
practice partner. He notes a successful solo practice since in Mableton with referrals from
internists in the community.
His daily schedule includes weekdays with his cardiology practice from 9 to 5 p.m. This
currently entails home visits with a few office patients. He notes referrals at the behest of
referring primary care physicians. In solo practice, he has no cross-coverage but refers any
emergencies to the primary care physicians he is working with. He wakens at about 6:30, eats
breakfast with his family. His wife takes his daughter to school. The patient, at the office,
maintains a regimen of 32 ounces of food per day, skipping supper in the evenings if his
consumption is above this volume. In the evenings, his wife returns home with his daughter. He
is usually in bed by 10:00 p.m. On weekdays, he notes time away from the office at home,
frequently exercising by biking. He notes helping neighbors with their bicycles and notes his
exercise and fitness a positive model for those in his community.
He notes his legal history including 02/03/1997 assault while in picking up his wife at GSU, by
several police officers. He notes the assault unprovoked with eventual simple battery
charges. With ensuing litigation, he attributed the assaults to the time of day, “near noon,” when
“angry hunger was at its fullest.” With ensuing investigation and litigation, he attributed the
officers with ‘looking for action,” the assault fueled by “their hunger at that time of day. His only
other legal history entails a trespassing charge in 2011. He was evidently proselytizing, and
member complained. He denies any history of malpractice suits or infractures in practice. He
denies any prior patient-fueled complaints regarding boundary issues or impaired practice due to
psychiatric issues or patterns of chemical addiction.
Spiritually, he grew up with his mother a Catholic and his father a Taoist, the latter reluctantly
attended some Catholic services with the family growing up. He notes currently attending
Woodstock Baptist Church, a practicing Christian. Currently, his leisure activities include ins
time with his faniily and bicycling for exercise. In high school, he noted activities with the chess
club. He notes time enjoying the internet and maintaining his web site. He attends weekend
church as well.
He notes the emotional support of his wife.
MENTAL STATUS EXAMINATION: An Oriental male with normal psychomotor activity,
casually dressed with focused eye contact and demeanor, though responsive to questions. On
initial interaction, he is dogged regarding responses to “having a healthy appetite.” Indeed, he
demanded I repeat the phrase several times to proceed with the interview in an obsessive and
somewhat pressured manner. He denied mood symptoms, weight fluctuation or neurovegetative
symptoms. Regarding sleep, appetite or weight disturbance, he notes a healthy lifestyle with “a
healthy 32 ounces” daily. He denied any periods of despair, depression or suicidal or homicidal
ideations in the past. He notes a strong Christian faith with “belief in Jesus as my
savior.” Stream of thought seems mildly pressure, and obsessive demanding his nutritional
phrases of health be repeated to a socially awkward and off-putting degree. He, however,
controlled these interactions selectively and, indeed, acquiesced quietly with the phlebotomist
during his blood draw. Thought content revealed no visual, olfactory, or somatic hallucinations,
despite recent practice concerns. He denied patterns of persecution. He denied systematized
paranoid delusional thoughts. His obsessive nutritional beliefs, however, entailed referential and
somewhat magical associations. For example, he attributed his 1997 legal charges to the police
“angry hunger in the noon hour.” He connected his long hair to “a healthy demeanor for women”
in a system of beliefs and positive modeling. His restriction to “32 ounces per day” is consistent
with magical thinking. Intellect included abstract, proverb interpretation and poor insight into
his presentation to others, though he took pains to emphasize his avoidance of proselytizing
“healthy hunger and healthy appetite precepts” with others, especially his patients. He
is grandiose proselytizing beliefs in his nutritional precepts, connected with his campaign for the
Presidency”. Sensorium included alert mentation. He was oriented x4 with remote memory, i.e.,
his age intact. Recent memory was intact with normal immediate digit recall of 7 forward, and 5
backwards. He had 3/4 item recall after five minutes. He could subtract 7’s from 100 to 50
without error. He had a mini mental status score of 30, indicated no overt cognitive
unpairment. Rapport, however, seemed limited due to his obsessional nutritional focus,
insistence on my repeating key phrases, and his with pressured intensity.
HISTORY AND PHYSICAL AND LAB: Dr. Wolfson’s physical exam revealed no active
medical issues. With nonfocal neurologic exam, he still recommended brain
imaging. Laboratory data included negative urine drug screening and normal basic metabolic
panel save for mildly elevated nonfasting glucose of 111 and creatinine of 1.22. Other lab was
COLLATERAL INFORMATION: Collateral information included information from his wife,
his sister, (a practicing neurologist), and a physician colleague who has known Dr. Chung
since medical internship at Emory University’s medical residency. Dr. Blanchard noted Dr.
Chung’s success as an intern, although with acute changes after 1997 police assault. Thereafter
she noted his progressive focus on nutritional food issues, with a hyper-religious degree
and somewhat hyper-religious orientation. Dr. Chung eventually successfully completed his
cardiology residency over the next four years. After graduation, with his failure to work with a
Florida cardiology group, Dr. Blanchard noted feedback that he had been terminated due to
frightening patients with his focus on nutrition. History from his wife, Mrs. Chung, notes a
somewhat detached relationship with Dr. Chung’s nutritional focus. Financially, Dr. Chung
notes practicing 40 hours per week and estimates an income of about $200,000 per year. Mrs.
Chung notes no knowledge of this money with very little brought in from the medical
practice. Their communication seems focused on their daughter. She notes his history of 1997
police assault while attempt to pick her up from Georgia State University. Evidently he
refused to leave the car. He was eventually assaulted by several police. Charges ensued for two
years before they were dropped against him. He then sought damages from the police
department at GSU with a financial settlement after an ensuing three years. By her history, he
refused referral to Grady Emergency Room after the assault because he was employed
there. History from Dr. Chung’s sister, a practicing neurologist also, notes his focus on the
assault and ensuing obsession with nutritional beliefs. His sister notes his intellectual brilliance
throughout his academic career, although socially detached from others throughout his
childhood, teenage years, and adulthood. During his cliquish high school and teenage years, he
was socially ridiculed by peers.
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: Psychological testing by Dr. King essentially entailed full-scale neuropsychological testing revealing no impairing cognitive deficits, and above average IQ
commiserate with Dr. Chung's academic achievements. With cognitive testing, Dr. King noted.
mild to moderate deficiency in only one area, visual spatial information. Dr. Chung’s over-endorsement of MMPI and personality screening invalidated the scales around this
information. Dr. King noted evidence of maladaptive personality traits with schizotypal,
narcissistic/grandiose, and obsessive-compulsive features, and evidence of grandiose delusional
thinking. Dr. King also felt brain imaging important to rule out frontal temporal lobe
1. Delusional disorder, mixed type, continuous, with grandiose features.
2. Schizotypal personality disorder.
DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATIONS: Dr. Chung meets criteria for mixed-type delusional
disorder with his focus on nutritional precepts to a socially impairing degree. His demands to
repeat ritualistic phrases around “healthy hunger” interfere with social interaction and
information gathering needed for caregiving by any physician. With his beliefs and “mission,”
there is a grandiose evangelical focus which has even led to his campaign for the
presidency. Illogical, precepts include nutritional demands for “32 ounces per day” of food,
independent of content, as a source of health and restoration. There are mixed elements of
delusional thought content. In 1997 when assaulted by police, he gained financial settlement
after five years’ litigation. He attributes their behavior a noontime the nutritional state and
“angry hunger”, not to concerns with his leaving his car for arrest. Of note, he spent 15 minutes
with me explaining the dynamics of their anger before lunch. Indeed with rejection of his world
view and its logic, he simply attributes other’s skepticism to their “nutritional deficiencies.” I
believe his referential logic and world view impaired his joining a private cardiology group
practice in Florida. Although he currently notes active cardiology practice, family minimizes
any active patient contact or income. As a credentialed cardiologist, he sponsors local health.
fairs to espouse his nutritional beliefs. Ebony Barry, a local participant, had some contact with
him in seminars and over the internet. In June 2012 she was charged with starving her
daughter. The latter died of malnutrition, and Ms. Barry is currently incarcerated. Dr. Chung
acknowledges contact with Ms. Barry, although clearly there was no physician-patient
relationship between them. In discussing this disturbing case, Dr. Chung attributed the
daughter’s death to “disobeying her mother and foraging for food in waste bins.” “She was noted
to have suffered a seizure before death, which is more attributable to parasites and infectious
cause due to her behavior.” In my discussion with Dr. Chung, there seemed little connection into
the impact of his teachings on Ms. Barry’s behavior. This lack of insight connotes concerns with
Dr. Chung’s caregiving as a physician. However, again, Ms. Barry had no specific physician-
patient relationship with Dr. Chung, having only attended his health fair. It is noted that Dr.
Chung’s nutritional obsessive focus was more clearly apparent to colleagues after his 1997
assault. With the incident, he denied any loss of consciousness, although noting at one point
with the trauma “feeling detached from my body, floating above the scene and observing.” He
had no ensuing neurologic evaluation, but denies any specific neurologic sequelae. He also
denies ensuing patterns of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms or dissociative
symptoms. The need for neurologic consultation and brain imaging is indicated even at this late
date. Corollary history from Dr. Chung’s family indicates his early introversion and some degree
of social isolation amidst his academic success and excellence. His sister
notes social peculiarities since childhood with more prominent characteristics now. His social
impairment now seems a part of his old nutritional world view with ensuing isolation from his
siblings and immediate family. Despite his delusional focus, he was able to complete his
internship and four years medical residency in cardiology. Currently, however, his wife notes
little patient contact or caregiving save for the health fairs he sponsors. There seems a
grandiosity to his delusional focus which he attributes to his caregiving “mission” for other’s
health, although there seems a hyper-religious focus as well. Schizotypal interpersonal patterns
seem present since childhood progressively more prominent and impairing currently. Dr. Chung
denies symptoms of affective mood disorder. There seemed no dramatic psychotic exacerbations
consistent with schizophrenia or cyclical mood symptoms consistent with mania or
hypomania. He denies any pattern of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms after his traumatic
altercation with the police in 1997. Ensuing legal issues in 2011 (criminal trespassing) seem due
to his proselytizing others at a local church.
I would recommend the following in his treatment:
1. Restriction from medical practice until treatment at a professional physician’s recovery
program specializing in psychiatric disorders.
2. Medical follow-up regarding elevated creatinine and recent lab abnormalities.
3. Neurologic consultation given his distant history of trauma with recommendations regarding
brain image scanning. Dr. Wolfson, internist, and Dr. King, psychologist emphasized the need
for imaging studies.
4. With return to practice, active monitoring of patient feedback regarding medical care under Dr. Chung.
5. Dr. Chung was encouraged to seek another 96-hour evaluation if he disagrees with our
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