Valleywide Legal Blog

Urgent Care or Emergency Department?

One of the most obvious changes in the medical landscape over the last 15 years has been the proliferation of urgent care clinics.  You can’t drive down almost any street in a major metropolitan area without passing at least a … Read More

Posted in Board Certification, Cardiac CT scan, Doctors, Health Care Costs, healthy living, heart attack, Hospitals, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, Nurses, Stroke |

Hip Replacements.

One consequence of our lengthening life spans is that we are wearing out our original equipment.  Our knees and hips were not intended to last 60 or 70 years.  They certainly weren’t intended to support the heavy bodies so many … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Blood Clots, blood infections, Board Certification, Doctors, heart attack, Hip Replacement, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Infection, joint replacement, Medical Devices, Medicare, Nurses, Obesity, Orthopedics, Pulmonary Embolism, Sepsis, Surgical Errors |

Beware The Cosmetic Surgeon

We all want to look like we are young and healthy, even those of us in our later years.  Beauty is big business and, wherever there is big business, you can be sure charlatans will follow.  This is true in … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Board Certification, Doctors, Fee for Service, Fraud, Health Insurers, Hospitals, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Plastic Surgery |

Not All Doctors Are Created Equal.

I was going to give this post a title about getting what you pay for in medicine as in many other walks of life.  Then I thought better of it.  The pricing of medical care is so crazy and opaque, … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Board Certification, Doctors, Fee for Service, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence |

Smile. You’re On Social Media Or Doctors Behaving Badly.

Apparently all is fair in social media postings by plastic surgeons seeking business.  A few years ago a South Florida plastic surgeon began posting videos on social media as a marketing tool and attracted a large number of followers.  Nothing … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Board Certification, Doctors, Fee for Service, Fraud, Informed Consent, medical ethics, medical mistakes, Plastic Surgery |

Tips for Avoiding Medical Malpractice

Most doctors are well trained, ethical, and caring. However, a small minority are not, and it is up to you to make certain you don’t end up in the care of one of them. Almost every state has a medical … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Board Certification, Doctors, Fee for Service, Health Care Costs, Hospitals, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Nurses, Surgical Errors |

Malpractice and the Fake Doctor

Perhaps like me you saw the news about the office manager at a New York City dentistry practice who operated on patients behind the backs of the dentists in the office.  Let’s set aside the question of how she could … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Board Certification, Doctors, Informed Consent, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Surgical Errors |