Any chance this Third World Assassin will be deported? Don’t be ridiculous. The U.S. doesn’t deport criminal immigrant doctors. We reward them with a fresh license in a new state. Cool, huh? If America’s newest President really wanted to impact this country’s immigration soap opera in a meaningful way, he might start taking baby steps that DON’T result in angry protest marches. And one thing both liberal and conservative folks might agree on, is bad doctors. Do we really need
We suspect these patient medical record notes would be less hilarious if they weren't . . . you know . . . TRUE: “He is a healthy-appearing, decrepit, 69-year-old male, alert but forgetful.” (Well doc, you certainly cleared that up) “I am unable to arouse this woman.” (Note to doc: 9th grade playground primer, page four . . . find the Grafenberg spot) “The patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia the rest of the day.” (We sort of like anorexia on pumpernickel, but that'
Not as long as this happens 300 times a week Errant healthcare – including the constant, never-ending yammering of drug-pushing advertising – is almost guaranteed to kill 2,000,000 citizens, between now and New Year’s Day, 2038. THINK about that, the next time you see the next red-hot Flu scare news story. https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2015/p1218-drug-overdose.html
“Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.” (Clay Shirky) What's the difference between this ad and the ones you see on TV every hour of every day? Not much So our advice for the day? Keep this in mind the next time the wacky world of medicine tries to lure you into an annual flu shot. Chances are . . . your immune system knows best how to handle the occasional cootie. It’s been around a lot longer; it knows you far better . . . and it nev
In the city of Reno Federal Court Judge Miranda Du has sentenced a drug-pushing physician to 10 years in prison. Doctor Robert Rand, age 53, who operated a sham clinic out of an auto dealership called Jones West Ford, was handcuffed in court and taken off to Nevada's federal prison in November. At sentencing, Judge Du told the court that physicians like Rand, who show a reckless disregard for life, are fueling societal addiction to narcotics. "Doctors like Rand are enablers a
Occasionally we think it appropriate to tip our cap to the thousands upon thousands of physicians in our nation who aren’t the least bit criminal. In fact, some of these guys and gals have figured ways to be downright upright, without committing any crime at all. They treat their patients with respect; save a few lives and – in their downtime – actually deem to entertain us with some mighty fine poetry. And God love them. Enjoy these scribblings of scriveners. Off to the An
In the State of New Hampshire, Merrimack Superior Court Judge John Kissinger has refused to allow a physician's request to regain her medical license, which was revoked last September. And a key component to that decision is because the doctor is adamantly opposed to utilizing computerized software for clinical recordkeeping and prescription tracking. The New Hampshire State Medical Board had found serious flaws in the medical recordkeeping of Doctor Anna Konopka last summer.
In San Francisco The State Division of Workers' Compensation - briefly known as the DWC - has sanctioned 7 more medical professionals who were licensed to participate in California's workers' compensation system - and now have been banned from the program. So the total number of providers punished over the last decade is now 166. The practitioners were suspended for committing numerous crimes, but mostly healthcare fraud and drug-dealing.
According to DWC Director George Pa
Two years ago, Margaret O’Neill brought her 5-year-old daughter to Children’s Hospital Colorado because the band of tissue that connected her tongue to the floor of her mouth was too tight. The condition, literally called being “tongue-tied,” made it hard for the girl to make “th” sounds. It’s a common problem with a simple fix: an outpatient procedure to snip the tissue. During a pre-operative visit, the surgeon offered to throw in a surprising perk. Should we pierce her ear