The Criminal Doctor Freight-Train Just Keeps Right on Chugging Along

Well, another week, another 40 physicians found guilty of serious misbehavior. Here are just a few MDs who’ve managed to step into deep doctor doo-doo:


Dr Raja Jagtiani – yet another foreign-born sexual pervert


NEW JERSEY – Doctor Raja K. JagtianiBergan Medical Associates – is a physician who operated a clinic in Bergenfield. He confessed in superior court to criminal sexual assault. Eight different adult women – both patients and employees – told police that the doctor “groped and bit them on the face” over a period of years. Jagtiani is a 55-year-old, Indian-born immigrant.



Dr Richard Paulus’ greed put many patients at risk for no medical reason


KENTUCKY – Doctor Richard PaulusKing’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland – is a cardiologist whose name is prominently displayed on that hospital’s heart center. He now stands convicted of appalling health care fraud. Richard Paulus assaulted “at least 70 innocent patients” and probably more, by performing unnecessary heart stent surgery on them for money.–399034251.html


Randeep Mann: ‘Come to America. Blow people up’

ARKANSAS – Doctor Randeep MannIn Little Rock the Arkansas Supreme Court heard arguments last week by this doctor’s lawyers, regarding his conviction of Attempted Murder of Doctor Trent Pierce. Doctor Pierce was the chairman of the state’s Medical Board which had disciplined Mann. The result was that Randeep Mann – another Indian-born immigrant – decided to plant a bomb in Doctor Trent Pierce’s car. The explosion nearly killed Pierce, and Mann is currently serving a Life Term in Arkansas. His lawyer is arguing that “just because a bomb was planted, it doesn’t mean Mann was actually trying to kill anybody.”

Gotta love America’s twisted version of ‘healthcare’.


‘America’s Dumbest Doctors’: How This One-of-a-Kind Book Came to be


We can’t know how you happened upon our little tirade, but we’re guessing you didn’t find our book next to the magazines in your physician’s waiting room. Pity, because we fail to see a better place for it. Still, your personal bookshelf will do nicely, in which case you may file this one under Reality Check, if you like, because that’s precisely what you hold in your hands.

Most MDs in the U.S. have a book nearby called the PDR – Physicians Desk Reference. Well, here’s a PDR of a different sort. Rest assured, in the realm of clinical diagnoses, A.D.D. no longer merely stands for Attention Deficit Disorder.

Some of you may wonder how America’s Dumbest Doctors came to be. It isn’t really that long a tale. For years we waited patiently (pun inescapable) for somebody of appropriate angst to come along, sort through the pyramid-of-Giza-sized accumulation of goof-ups, and assemble them into an enlightening work. It would have been particularly cool, we thought, had a doctor chosen to shine a penlight into the recesses of his or her own profession. After all, they do take such pride in policing themselves. An elucidation of physician faux pas was decades overdue.  So we tended to our own daily chores in disease care and we waited. We responded to 20,106 emergency calls, and we waited some more. And you know what? It just didn’t happen.

They just wouldn’t . . . you know . . . fess up.


“I was always under the impression that putting a doctor in jail was a rare event. My opinion changed recently when I discovered this book. The encyclopedia of doctor’s misbehavior. For me, it was a very interesting and a very painful read. BUT…. THANK GOD, I AM NOT LISTED INSIDE!”

Joseph J. Neuschatz M.D. dr-joseph-j-neuschatz


And so we began to wonder, who else might do such a project justice, if not doctors themselves? Well, nurses certainly could. Nobody on the planet, Lord knows, holds a more accurate view of inner sanctum lunacy than do these talented professionals. It is nurses, after all, who are insulted and assaulted, spat upon, pushed aside, denigrated, groped and more, all on a daily basis. So much so that within the sequestered halls of medicine (and not a few court rooms) a shameful phrase now echoes off the walls. It’s called “disruptive physician”demeanor which encompasses a wide-range of child-like deportment, sort of like the sixth-grader who tends to get mean, throw things around the classroom and generally fails to play well with others. By the year 2000, academia was replete with studies detailing the undeniable connection between nurses walking away from the profession, and physician foibles. The resulting impact on patient outcomes is ugly and obvious.


We suggest you keep right on trusting America’s medical commercials.

Yet even nurses, opting to protect their livelihoods, have always elected to remain relatively silent on the absurdities they endure so often. To be sure, a number of terrific exceptions have been penned over the years. Still, the ongoing circus of physician screw-ups, poop and boo-boos rolls merrily along everyday, does it not, preposterously under-published.


And we’ve always wondered why. Why no exasperated pharmacist with a prescription-scribbled migraine had yet taken up the pen. Why no maddened physical therapist, O.R. tech, nurse practitioner, administrator, x-ray pro, perfusionist, nor orderly has ever raged, “For God’s sake, enough!” and cleared the air. Going postal? How about somebody going “medical,” in righteous defiance, just once?


New York MD Nicholas Bartha, who blew himself up to spite his wife

For there exist, we now know, entire armies of health care experts with spooky tales to hoist your hackles, but you would scarcely guess it by visiting the library. Or by watching network news.

So after 25 years, with our personal pile of funny little notes bulging from a dust-covered briefcase, it finally dawned. Okay, so maybe we’re slow. But the torch was ours to carry. A paramedic would just have to do it. We, the ruffians in blue, those rogues of rescue, the only characters in the entire scheme of advanced medicine who run around outside, faces awash in the fresh air of clarity. It does, in the end, make perfect sense. Who else orchestrates advanced emergency treatment with not a singular hospital staff, but many dozens? Who else arrives on accident scenes time after time, to find bewildered physician-bystanders with literally no clue what to do, absent x-rays, labs and nurses to orchestrate the treatment plan? Who else, by virtue of our nifty 24-hour shifts, is likely to be around at all, to witness bonehead moves by doctors, at any hour of any day?

And so it comes to pass, from our unparalleled perspective, that three unequivocal points ought now be carved into the stone of medicine’s Rushmore:

  • Many of the finest primates in our country can be found wearing lab coats, and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude
  • Many of their wackiest peers graduated from the very same medical schools
  • Some of the most confounding characters in society scribe MD after their names

 And we thought you might want to know a little more about them.

It’s that simple. The birth of America’s Dumbest Doctors.

Have a terrific Halloween weekend, readers. Thank you for visiting us, and do watch out for at least these two spooks who have the nasty habit of hiding behind a friendly face:

Creepy Clowns & Daffy Doctors.


Halloween. Time to decide who the real spooks are.

Murderous Physician Finally Nailed: Faces a Totally Justifiable Death Penalty


These 4 people were murdered by a physician who could not tolerate the fact that he had been disciplined for ‘disruptive’ behavior on the job.

“We’ve waited so long. It’s been a long road, it really has, and it’s very emotional – a doctor slaughtering 4 people out of revenge.” (Douglas County Attorney Donald Kleine)


Medical mad-man Anthony J Garcia hears “Guilty” finding in Omaha Superior Court

In the city of Omaha Nebraska Doctor Anthony Joseph Garcia is facing the death penalty. He was found guilty yesterday in the murders of 4 people, including an 11-year-old boy.

Garcia was originally convicted of First Degree Murder in the 2008 stabbing death of Thomas Hunter, the young son of Doctor William Hunter, as well as Shirley Sherman, the family’s 57-year-old housekeeper. In a separate jury trial, the homicidal medical maniac was found guilty of the Murders of a Creighton University staff MD, Doctor Roger Brumback, and his wife Mary.

During the trials the juries saw photos of the terrible murder scenes, including those showing the boy lying on a bloody floor with a kitchen knife through his throat. Garcia refused to look at the photos as the prosecution detailed the horrible findings.

The prosecution was able to prove that the murders were motivated by Garcia’s rage over having been fired from Creighton University School of Medicine’s residency program in 2001 by the two senior physicians. It was nothing more than an uncivilized act of revenge. They presented a stunning amount of incriminating evidence, including credit card and cell phone records placing Garcia in Omaha. Garcia had driven there from Indiana. Garcia’s computer records showed he had done searches for the addresses of the victims within days of their deaths.

Garcia was also found guilty on 4 charges of Use of a Deadly Weapon.

Here’s a look at the cast of characters in this ugly melodrama:

Here’s another look at this case:

Indiana MD Admits Child Sexual Abuse



Dr Jon Andrew Shull

In the city of South Bend a physician previously arrested February 3 on Child Sexual Molestation charges, changed his “not guilty” plea to “guilty” in St. Joseph County Court yesterday. 

According to the case file, Doctor Jon Andrew Shull, age 36, confessed to committing the felony act upon a 5-year-old girl at his home in February 2014. She had told police that “Doctor Shull made me touch him in his bed, and he touched me.”

Prior to his arrest, Shull, a family medicine specialist, was employed at the Southeast Neighborhood Health Center by Beacon Health Group. BHG reports they terminated Shull last year. He is scheduled to be sentenced on November 30.

Here’s another look:


The Shameful Doctor Robert E Windsor Case: a Patient’s Wife Responds


On March 28 of this year we covered a story on the above-named physician’s criminal activities:

Georgia MD Admits ‘Yes, I Really Did Steal the Money’

Here is a letter of one patient’s wife who responded:

Upset wife says:

My husband was a patient and we knew nothing about this until yesterday. (August 15) All of his staff and employees had to have known.  I say this because Gainesville Times reported that one of the employees stated he did a conference call with them and said that something bad happened (the FBI investigation) but didn’t affect the Georgia clinics.

The staff also claims they weren’t paid the last three weeks before they (the clinic) shut down. My question is, he pleaded Guilty in March and all of his employees were still running his offices, seeing patients, scheduling office procedures, and yet why were they allowed to do all of this, and all of a sudden abandon their patients with notes on all their locations to find another doctor immediately? Should they be held responsible as well?

Thousands of patients left in the cold. Most did not know what was going on and you only have 8 days (to get your) medical records? Why 8 days? And two of those days fall on the weekend. So I say 6 days.

And yes I have proof of the scheduling of a office procedure for the 11th of August 2016. Along with a appointment sheet not card but sheet for this month.

Dear Upset Wife:

We are so sorry that when doctors go bad, it almost always hurts the patients and their families most of all. We have witnessed this for 30 years. In most cases, law enforcement does its specific job, but does not get involved in the medical-appointment-patient care collapse that invariably happens after the arrests.

Our point of anger has always been this: In your case, for example, the Georgia Composite Medical Board knew for well over a YEAR that bad boy Windsor MD was under investigation for crimes that – if proven – were major. THAT is when the Board should have gotten involved. The Board knows full well that any conviction of a physician will absolutely have a terrible impact on at the very least, hundreds of patients.

The Georgia Board should have intervened MONTHS before the conviction, but they didn’t.

As far as we are concerned, state medical boards’ mission statements of “Our priority is always patient safety” is outright, jack-ass-in-the-cornfield yammering.

doc-handcuffs-n-cashThese boards refuse to properly babysit errant doctors, most of whom have been acting out for years prior to any arrest. Then they leave patients and their families to clean up the poopy mess.

In a sane society, patients and their families would march to the state medical boards’ doorsteps with fire and pitchforks. They would absolutely demand accountability for those miscreants who plunder systems; steal insurance money; injure and kill more citizens, than any other known profession.

We do thank you for sharing your story, and we pray your situation has smoothed itself out.

Is It Sunday? Must be Time for Physician Phunnies!

We suspect these would be less funny if they weren’t . . . you know . . . true:

You know the phrase, “We could never make these things up?”

“As an avid reader of true crime, Demon Doctors was even more fascinating and horrific because all of the murderers were physicians like myself.” (book review) Elizabeth Linberg, MD, Urgent Care Director, Tucson, Arizona

“Getting better has one side effect. It has a negative impact on profit within the medical system.”  Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, “Confessions of a Medical Heretic”

“I have never known a clinical psychologist to report, on the basis of a projective test, that the subject is a normal, mentally healthy person. There is no behavior or person that a modern psychiatrist cannot plausibly diagnose as abnormal.” Dr. Thomas Szasz, The Manufacture of Madness

“Every hospital in America has at least one disruptive physician on its medical staff. And most have more than one.” Richard Sheff, MD

“You want to be taken seriously? Practice ignoring the first three nurses who say good morning to you everyday.” Len Hastings, Resident, UCSD, La Jolla

Question: “Now that we know Dr. Swango did in fact poison three paramedics, would you have any concerns about rehiring him to work in your hospital?”

Answer:  “I would have no problem at all.” Robert Haller, Vice President, National Emergency Services, in response to attorney questioning, during a trial in which Michael Swango, MD was suspected in 60 murders and convicted of three.

“We got many thousands of public health complaints last year. Only 5,200 were about physicians.” Jo Ann Uchida, State of Hawaii Professional Regulation Department

“I cannot think of any other industry where honesty is an option.” Susan Sheridan, President, Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS)

“Some nurses are pretty bright, but most of them are not. Around here we don’t have time to sort it all out. We just call them all Band Aid Bunnies and let it go at that.” Attributed to a House Resident, Jewish Hospital, Louisville

And finally, we once kinda borrowed this note from the surgical lounge at Doctors’ Hospital in San Diego.  We surmise it must have held some measure of educational significance, displayed as it was behind glass in an elegant mahogany frame.

Master these and we’ll go on to the next twelve:

  1. One of us is worth many of them. No patient is worth hurting yourself.
  2. Always stick to what you do best. Or be very, very good at faking it.
  3. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you can justify it to in-house counsel.
  4. You can do everything right and the fool can still die.
  5. You can do lots of things wrong and the patient might live anyway.
  6. Uncommon symptoms of common diseases are far more common than uncommon diseases. (Also known as Intern Mantra #4)
  7. Better-looking patients get better-looking care. Tell people to deal with it.
  8. Refrain from giving the lecture, “Suicide: How to get it right.”
  9. Don’t give in to pharmaceutical bribery without a fight.
  10. A bloody surgeon is a happy surgeon. Leave us alone.
  11. Other peoples’ pain builds character.
  12. Should the patient opt to walk away, he first must sign out A.M.A.


Have a terrific weekend readers, and thank you for buying our books. We think they happen to save lives, with maybe a smidgeon of entertainment along the way.