Arrest them? Sometimes. 200 a month, actually. But the Daffy Docs just keep on coming . . . .

The Doctor Monster Tally for 2011 is Now in: 2,491 Guilty Verdicts

5 of 2,500 arrested this year

Here are 5 of just under 2,500 convicted in a single year

As physician misbehavior investigators, we see enormous flaws in any Health Care ‘reform’ that refuses to address the off-the-chart volume of physician-related mischief. How is it that this subject is so deftly, consistently, blatantly sidestepped?

Monstrous fraud; literally millions  of unwarranted procedures; drug pushing beyond reason –  our health care system provides  fertile ground for excess and abuse. Chew on these points for a minute:

1. U.S. DOJ: “the estimated law enforcement cost to police & try criminal doctors and medical fraud, is 1/2 TRILLION dollars annually.” Let’s all stop and stare at that number again: $500,000,000,000.

2. 11,000 physicians found criminally guilty of serious misbehavior in the last 8 years. Five times as many civil or ethics hearings.

3. 2010 – 2,389 doctors convicted of egregious acts.

4. 2009 – 2,490 guilty verdicts, 5,000+ more sanctioned in civil proceedings.

Would you not concede the following observation?

When a single New York surgeon can perform & bill for 10,000 unwarranted eye operations

When a team of heart surgeons can cut open 900+ healthy chests to pad their own bank accounts

When the Michigan medical board chairman utters the words, “Yes, it can take five years to remove a child molester MD”

Then the only line that comes to mind was spoken on Apollo 13:

“Houston, we have a problem.”

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Until we weed out the lab coat lunacy, any talk of “reform” is juvenile beyond belief.

Trust us: You're safer in the pool with his fellow

Trust us: You’re safer in the pool with his fellow

How long are we willing to ignore a killer whale in our neighborhood swimming pool?

(reprint of our Huffington Post health care editorial, January 2012)

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One thought on “Arrest them? Sometimes. 200 a month, actually. But the Daffy Docs just keep on coming . . . .

  1. key2 says:

    Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all the folks. You really know what you’re talking about! I’ve Bookmarked this site.

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