How Good is YOUR Doctor? Want the Short Answer? You’ll Probably Never Know
"We found that well over 90% of the cases were very serious offenses. Doctors who have been convicted of crimes, doctors who have sexually abused patients … doctors who misrepresent or over-prescribe drugs.” (Sidney Wolfe MD, The Health Research Group) The Secret World of Feeble Doctor Discipline A physician who performed 10,000 unnecessary eye operations on homeless patients in order to bilk Medicare, is among the 250,000 doctors listed in the National Practitioner Data Bank
Historical Hysterics? LOL. Someday They’ll Look Back and Laugh at us, Too
Someday, our heirs in the distant future will look back at America’s “healthcare” insanities of the year 2018. They just might wonder why the citizenry thought popping pills that killed a 1,000 of us per week, was a bright idea. They just might suspect we were . . . appallingly stupid, back in the day we know as today. In ancient Greece the wisest of healthcare males were able to convince the populace that many of the ailments of women-folk were caused by – now you may want t
Who Killed Doctor Daniel Yacobi's Mom in Beverly Hills? LAPD Says Doctor Daniel Yacobi
A well-known dentist was arrested this week on Suspicion of Murder after his 67-year-old mother was found dead in her Bel-Air home last October. Doctor Daniel Simon Yacobi, age 36, who also lived in Bel-Air, is believed to have killed his mother in order to inherit her wealth, according to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office. The doctor's mother, Violet Yacobi, was found dead in her home on October 10 of last year by her daughter. Paramedics who responded saw evidence
Man in Miami Had a Tattoo That Said 'Let Me Die.' So ER Doctors Did Just That.
Every now and then - just to exercise our pugilistic perspective - we like to argue with trial lawyers. Keeps us fit and feisty, somehow. And one of the coolest places to do so is on law professor Jonathan Turley's website, which is probably one of the finest, most interesting blogs on the planet. Great stuff, there, and we've opined numerous times over the years. If you find yourself bored, you might head on over there. In December, a blog post addressed the matter of a fell
The 'Third World Assassins' Just Keeep onnn Commin'. But, But Who Cares?
A New York immigrant physician was handcuffed in court on Wednesday and carted off to federal prison. He was ordered by Brooklyn Federal Judge Dora Irizarry to be caged for the next 13 years. His crime? Well, this particular medical maniac stole $7,200,000 from Medicare - which happens to be this nation's largest insurance provider. He was able to amass the ill-gotten wealth by routinely billing Medicare for thousands of procedures he didn't perform, This idiot took the "Ame
The Cockamamie Case of the Tail Wagging the Doc
"Yep. Easy to see what your problem is, ma'am. I'm a doctor so I know these things." So perhaps by now you suspect - as regular readers of the Paramedic Heretic - that when it comes to clinical cretinism, you've heard it all. No you haven’t. Sit back and appreciate this unexaggerated beauty: It was July, 2012 when Los Angeles County Sheriff detectives raided an urgent care clinic in the city of Glendora. After a two-month investigation they were convinced the clinic’s drug pr
Med Students + Cell Phone Cameras + Cadavers. Guess What Happens Next?
Maybe if you're real lucky, this stethoscope freak - Aaron Hartman - is YOUR doctor And so it seems that a senior orthodontics professor, along with a few graduate dental school students at Yale University, decided to have a little off-beat fun behind closed doors. They thought it would be kinda cool to start snapping selfies in the lab, posing with the severed heads of folks who had donated their bodies to the advancement of science. When it comes to antics in medicine, you
Another Month - Another Legally Drugged up, Totally Dead Celebrity
So we now know that rock & roll star Tom Petty died of a nasty drug overdose. But because his medications were prescribed, guess what? The sale of the drugs and the popping of the drugs like M & M's was all perfectly legal. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, the final blood tests revealed that Petty, age 66, had a ton of narcotics swimming in his blood stream at the time of his death - the sum of which looked like this: Fentanyl Oxycodone Temazepam Alprazol
Montana MD "Guilty" of Two Dozen Crimes. Still, Judge Doesn't Want a "Doctor"
In the city of Hamilton Doctor Chris Christensen was convicted on a litany of crimes last week by a jury who didn't buy his "I'm a physician and a good person" routine. They were especially peeved when the prosecutor pointed out that the daffy doc had killed two of his patients - Gregg Griffin and Kara Philbrick-Lenker. Christensen's sentence, in Ravalli County District Court, was as convoluted as his excuses. He received a 20-year prison term from Judge Jeffrey Lanton, but w
Don't You Just Gotta Love Doctors?
I mean, they’re just so darned concerned about public health and all . . . We just can’t tell you how much we trust these people.