RHOBH rookie Annemarie Wiley fires back at “clout-chasing” RHOM star Dr. Nicole Martin for “hurtful” medical critique over Sutton Stracke drama.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills newbie Annemarie Wiley admits that she was shocked by Real Housewives of Miami star Dr. Nicole Martin‘s “hurtful” comments about her remarks concerning Sutton Stacke‘s esophagus issues.
“I was really very hurt by Dr. Nicole doing that. As a colleague in anesthesia practice, she knows my training, she knows my skillset, she knows my knowledge base,” the 40-year-old RHOBH star admitted on Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast.
“Why wouldn’t you offer that professional courtesy and reach out to me and kind of ask, ‘Oh, I wasn’t really comfortable with that. Why were you doing that?’”
Both Annemarie, a nurse anesthetist, and Nicole, an anesthesiologist, are in the medical field, on top of being reality TV stars.
The RHOBH newbie doubts that Nicole’s comments came out of genuine concern for Sutton. Instead, she believes the RHOM star was looking for a way to grab attention and get her name in the press.
“I actually reached out to her after I was told that she made a video, and she didn’t respond to it, which shows me that this wasn’t so much about clarifying anything for anyone,” Annemarie said of Nicole.
“It was really, unfortunately, about trying to capitalize off of the Beverly Hills show, and I guess this is what the kids call clout-chasing, right? You’re just trying to capitalize on the moment for likes and whatever it is.”
As AllAboutTRH recently reported, Nicole put Annemarie blast for her “cringey” comments bout her co-star Sutton‘s esophagus issues.
“It does not matter where you fall on the spectrum — all the way from being a tech to being a doctor. You joined the profession to be an advocate for patients, and as such, it is not our place to belittle, question, or demean a patient’s symptoms or diagnosis,” the 38-year-old said in a video posted on Instagram.
“We are there to facilitate and help the patient through the medical process, and it was just very uncomfortable and cringey to watch Annemarie belittle Sutton’s symptoms in such a way.”
While Nicole met the RHOBH newbie at BravoCon 2023 and thought she was “lovely,” the RHOM star disagreed with how Annemarie handled the discussion of Sutton’s health issues.
On an episode of RHOBH, Annemarie made it seem that Sutton was over-dramatizing the seriousness of her esophagus issues.
“Narrow esophagus. That’s that’s a symptom of something. That’s not a medical diagnosis. If you have, like, a stricture in your esophagus, all you do is chew your food more. If you really have a problem, you go get treatment for that,” the RHOBH newbie told Sutton.
Sutton retorted: “You’re not my doctor. … Why am I having a doctor’s appointment right now?”
“My brother gets his stretched out. I choose not to do that. Shall we go get my esophagus stretched out all together as a group?” she added.
In fact, Nicole slammed Annemarie for “medical gaslighting” Sutton, which she says is a real issue in the medical community.
The RHOM star wrote:
“Let’s not do this #gaslightin. Gaslighting can happen in medicine, too.
Medical gaslighting occurs when a medical professional dismisses or downplays a patient’s physical symptoms or attributes them to something else, like a psychological condition. Numerous factors can contribute to this behavior, but ultimately, the patient is impacted, so let’s do better ”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.