Our Inconvenient, Embarrassing Truth . . .

Doctors Hasan, Eroshevich, Kapoor, Murray, Thompson & Bishop

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Just makes us proud to be an American

Just makes us proud to be an American

 

 >  A woman calmly pulls a gun from her purse and opens fire on six colleagues sitting around a table at a staff meeting.

>   A man on a military base murders 13 people who wear the same uniform he does.

>   Three Los Angeles professionals ply their celebrity clients with powerful drugs under questionable circumstances using fake names, and some very famous entertainers now lay dead.

>   Twin, 53-year-old pediatricians in Ohio get long prison terms for years of child sexual assaults.

What do these individuals have in common? Well, they each have achieved the highest level of medical degrees to be found on planet earth, and their names are now enshrined at the National Practitioner Data Bank, viewed as “Dangerous” or “Questionable” by the Health Research Group.

They also join the 2,490 other doctors who find it impossible to remain on the right side of the law in any 12-month period of any year.*

The only aspect of the stunning volume of physician crime more despicable than the acts themselves, is the outright enabling of it, by their otherwise ethical peers and state medical boards, who turn a blind eye toward some of the strangest behavior in society until it’s far too late. So what can a reasonably intelligent citizen do, to ensure the safety of his or her family? Fortunately, the internet is a modern miracle. It is now – in the year 2014 –  a simple task to quickly determine who your state and federal representatives are, and which ones sit on health-related committees. Each of our senators and representatives has office staff, whose function it is to read incoming mail. Let them know that you believe physician discipline histories need to be transparent to all Americans. Tell them anything less is not acceptable. Remind them that it is entirely ridiculous that – as the situation stands now – citizens can learn far more about the reputation of their auto mechanic than their heart surgeon. By what stretch of imagination does that make sense?

Finally, you might care to mention this: Any “health care reform” discussion within the hallowed halls of legislation, that fails to include the embarrassing reality of physician misbehavior, is not merely impotent. It is irresponsible.

 

* compilations, U.S. Department of Justice; FBI & state attorneys general annual reports; 48 state medical quality assurance boards agenda data

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We consider the following response important enough to attach to the front page. And we are very thankful for the exceptional minds – as the author of the following comment  – who actually take time out of their busy days to pay attention to the appalling events happening in our society:

permanentevigilante says this:

“I have always been outraged at how the fact that Major Nidal Hasan was a PSYCHIATRIST has been totally ignored by the media.

Dr Nidal Hasan, mass-murderer, Fort Hood Texas

Dr Nidal Hasan, former U.S. Army Psychiatrist

Dr Nidal Hasan, mass-murderer, Fort Hood Texas

Dr Nidal Hasan, mass-murderer, Fort Hood Texas, November 2009

Whenever there is a mass killing, the media laments that not enough money is going to fund Mental Health care [i.e. psychiatrists]. I wonder how many homicidal patients Dr. Hasan “counseled” before wiping out 13 lives all by himself? Who is counseling the wacko psychiatrists?”

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How much of this subject did we hear discussed during the 3-year Obamacare debate?

Zero.

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One thought on “Our Inconvenient, Embarrassing Truth . . .

  1. I have always been outraged at how the fact that Major Nidal Hasan was a PSYCHIATRIST has been totally ignored by the media. Whenever there is a mass killing, the media laments that not enough money is going to fund Mental Health care [i.e. psychiatrists]. I wonder how many homicidal patients Dr. Hasan “counseled” before wiping out 13 lives all by himself? Who is counseling the wacko psychiatrists?

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