In no particular order at all, here is a smattering of Reader Responses over the past year:
“Thanks for these fantastic articles. Where else could anyone get this kind of information?”
“One of our cardiologists who was God in a lab coat, asked a nurse to accompany him to the patient’s bedside. He gave the chart to the nurse, then began asking questions about lab values, etc. This went on for some time, finally the physician rose from his chair and made a perfunctory thank you in the patient’s direction.
Problem: The bed was empty. There was no patient in that room.”
“I well remember when doctors walked the hall of our hospital like so many SS agents. Arrogant and condescending, all they lacked was a riding crop, monocle and totenkopf insignia. Quick to criticise others. They felt themselves above reproach. A money driven health care system produces these kinds of people, and only fools or cowards defer to them.”
“Our society is sick enough without the addition of more dirt-bags. I have met very few physicians I would have as a friend.”
Ron Slade Sr.
“Simply want to say your articles are astonishing. Thanks a million and please keep on letting everybody know about the weirdness in medicine.”
“This post needs to be removed immediately! If this post is not removed, further action will be taken. You do not have legal rights to post this information.”
Justin, Attorney at Law
(Note: This poor legal fellow must have confused us with people who fear feckless lawsuits)
“We had a saying in medical school. The top third of the class make the worst docs, the middle third the best, and the bottom third the richest.”
“It’s pretty clear by now that most state medical boards exist to protect doctors, not the general public.”
“Still no idea why there is not more public outrage when doctors like Dr. Nadpara sexually abuse women. You’d think women’s groups would be all over it.”
”30 days in jail for a felony is hard time for a doctor! Many doctors convicted in sex-related matters face no jail time at all. Why do you suppose doctors are held to such a low standard and why is there so little outrage at their ‘predatory’ (as Oregon put it) behavior?”
“Every woman that I have been close to has had one or more experiences of male doctors crossing the line in some way or another.”
“It bears repeating: the number one place for a woman to encounter a sexual predator is her doctor’s office.”
“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?”
“Convicted of a sex crime and ‘will never practice medicine again.’ What a naive comment from the D.A! Perhaps in this case, because the doctor is 69 years old, Public Citizen reported a few years back that 40% of doctors disciplined for sexual misconduct return to practice.”
“Sexual misconduct by doctors just goes on and on, and as you’ve pointed out, doctors pretty much get a pass. If licenses are revoked, they get them back later on. If the judicial system prosecutes, they get probation for actions that would have any other man thrown in prison.”
“I just don’t understand why there is not more public outrage at these massive thefts by doctors.”
“There is a very bad link between doctors and relatives who own pharmacies too – as I have found much to my disgust.”
“Patrick, this is just a sliver of the tip of the iceberg when it comes to physician sexual misconduct. I have thousands and thousands of such cases on file. Contact me if you’d like: doctor dot watchdog at yahoo dot com.”
“If there was ever a candidate for the gas chamber, (Dr. Michael) Swango was certainly one. I saw several deaths caused by incompetent physicians, not criminal ones, and the hospital made every effort to minimize damage and squash publicity.”
“We had a kleptomaniac physician who stole so many drugs from our pharmacy that we had to redesign the entrance. It was reputed that he would go into a nearby business, place two albums together, hold them up as he passed the register and say, ‘Charge me with this album.’ The cashier would routinely write ‘four albums.’”
“Murder, it seems, isn’t all that uncommon among physicians. Over 20 years of working as a hospital pharmacist, I saw quite a few ‘dysfunctional personalities’.
One of them sticks out in my memory. Carl Drury, MD, now in prison for the murder of his wife, was suspected of drowning his first wife in her bath. But it was the contract he tried to put out on his second that did him in. How he was allowed a license to practice medicine is a mystery, as his knowledge of therapeutics was abysmal, and his character was close to nonexistent.”
“As a young pharmacist a long time ago, I went into hospital practice thinking physicians were special people. A year later I wondered how the profession had attracted so many dysfunctional people with personality disorders.”
“I spent 20 years working as a hospital pharmacist. In that time I saw physicians who were convicted murderers, drug addicts, misanthropes, incredibly arrogant, and racists. Some, I’m convinced, would have fit right in the SS.”
“Nice posts. I learn something totally new re the medical world every time I visit. Thanks.”
Jordan Scarpe Prezzo
“Thank you for reporting on this. In another article I read it stated they the guides with Dr. Palmer tried to destroy and hide the radio transmitter collar that was on Cecil, so they knew very well he was a protected lion. I am sickened by this need to kill. Lions are close to being on the endangered list because of “humans” such as this. How many animals or people in need could $50,000 have helped? The only good thing to come from this, is Dr. Palmer will no longer be able to afford these expensive hunting trips. I doubt that will curb his need to kill though, so if I was his neighbor, I would be keeping a close eye on my pets.”
“Love all your articles and appreciate the hard work you do to expose the truth. Also love your sense of humor in reporting these facts. Thank you!”
“I just bought a copy of the book. Great writing! I wish it were in Kindle form, too.”
“Wow, that’s all I can say. Wow.”
Thank you so much for your contributions to our site. We are fortunate to have a loyal group of readers from all over the world. It is our sincere hope that millions of folks will become aware enough of the foibles of health care, to be very, very vigilant in their own dealings with physicians. As long as the patient care industry stubbornly refuses to police itself – the rest of us must do so.
Be safe out there.