SSL Error - Bad handshake- SSL By Pass Options?

Hoping someone from the community can help us with this error or suggest a path to resolve. So far weve added a pem cert, weve tried to bypass SSL verification but this doesnt seem to work.

Any suggestion on what we can do?Or any bypass options we can try that has worked with the latest release?

reply = requests.get(credentials_api, params=payload, headers=headers, verify=’/etc/ssl/certs/star.data.smartapplicationsgroup.com.pem’)#, proxies=proxyDict)
File “/home/frappe/frappe-bench/env/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/requests/api.py”, line 75, in get
return request(‘get’, url, params=params, **kwargs)
File “/home/frappe/frappe-bench/env/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/requests/api.py”, line 60, in request
return session.request(method=method, url=url, **kwargs)
File “/home/frappe/frappe-bench/env/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/requests/sessions.py”, line 533, in request
resp = self.send(prep, **send_kwargs)
File “/home/frappe/frappe-bench/env/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/requests/sessions.py”, line 646, in send
r = adapter.send(request, **kwargs)
File “/home/frappe/frappe-bench/env/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/requests/adapters.py”, line 514, in send
raise SSLError(e, request=request)
SSLError: HTTPSConnectionPool(host=‘data.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com’, port=443): Max retries exceeded with url: /api/smartlink/getmemberprofile?patientid=xxxxx-xxxxxx (Caused by SSLError(SSLError(“bad handshake: Error([(‘SSL routines’, ‘tls_process_server_certificate’, ‘certificate verify failed’)],)”,),))