Annemarie Wiley FREAKS OUT and Accuses American Society of Anesthesiologists of Defamation Campaign!
This dispute stems from comments Annemarie Wiley made on a recent episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which she argues have been misrepresented, leading to tensions between her medical profession and her role on the Bravo reality series.
The 40-year-old nurse addressed the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ criticism on Instagram Stories on Saturday. She composed a detailed message in response to the medical association’s public reprimand, which accused her of misrepresenting her medical credentials on the show.
“I do not condone the ASA’s defamation campaign. I am a CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories.
“I am extremely proud of my profession. I will not be accused of title misappropriation because a cast mate needed a storyline on a reality tv show. This is my real life and my career.”
Annemarie pleaded in her statement that she has never presented herself as an anesthesiologist. She emphasized her deep respect for professionals in the anesthesiology field, underscoring that her own role is distinct from that of an anesthesiologist.
“I ask that the ASA, and other Anesthesiologists, show respect to CRNAs as well,” she continued.
“This type of unhealthy discourse only causes friction and professional division. Political issues exist between physician anesthesiologists and CRNAs, which explains their current attack on me and the CRNA profession.”
The RHOBH newcomer stressed the importance of collaboration among all anesthesia providers for the welfare of their patients. She emphasized the need for unity and teamwork in the medical field to ensure the best outcomes.
“My aim is to educate the pubic (sic) on who CRNA’s are and what we do in providing the highest quality of anesthesia care to those we serve,” she concluded.
In her second Instagram post, Annemarie issued an apology for questioning Sutton Stracke’s esophagus condition, acknowledging that this particular storyline was “not funny.” She expressed regret over how the situation was portrayed and handled.
“That storyline was unauthentically dragged on for far too long, and I have been dragged through the mud in the process,” she said. “I just want to highlight the ‘Real’ in Reality TV.”
Annemarie’s statements followed the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ release of a statement on Instagram. This statement, shared on Thursday, included a graphic to clearly distinguish the roles and qualifications of anesthesiologists compared to nurse anesthetists. The ASA’s post aimed to clarify the differences between these two medical professions.
“The Real Housewives know a fake. Anesthesiologists are medical doctors with more than 12 years of higher education and up to 16,000 hours of clinical training,” the organization captioned the post. “Title misappropriation has no place in health care.”
In Season 13 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Annemarie frequently questioned Sutton, 52, regarding her esophageal stricture, a condition Sutton disclosed she was dealing with.
The mother of four has been catching heat online for her approach towards Sutton’s medical condition. Annemarie, who shared with her co-stars that she attended medical school and reportedly introduced herself as a doctor to Crystal Kung Minkoff, badgered Sutton over her esophageal stricture, which Sutton said made eating difficult. This questioning attracted criticism, particularly from Real Housewives of Miami star and anesthesiologist, Dr. Nicole Martin.
Dr. Martin, 38, expressed discomfort and labeled Annemarie’s comments on Sutton’s esophagus condition as “very uncomfortable and cringey.” In response, Annemarie, reiterated her stance regarding her castmate’s condition and countered Dr. Nicole’s critique, accusing her of “clout-chasing.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesdays, at 8 p.m. ET, on Bravo.
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