Doctor Conflicts of Interest Are Getting Worse.
“Under no circumstances may physicians place their own financial interests above the welfare of their patients.” American Medical Association Code of Medical Ethics Opinion 11.2.2. Doctors rightly occupy a privileged position in our society. We entrust them with our bodies, … Read More
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Medical Malpractice or Criminal Conduct?
Last week I wrote about an ICU doctor in Ohio, who was accused of deliberately overdosing 11 of his critically ill patients with a powerful painkiller and thereby shortening their lives. After nearly a week of deliberations, the jury acquitted … Read More
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It Is The Wild West Out There.
In the movies, the wild west is always portrayed as a lawless place in which the sheriff was either outgunned or corrupt and citizens were at the mercy of the bad guys. You had to protect yourself because there was … Read More
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“But He Came Highly Recommended.”
There are some bad doctors out there. They are what medical malpractice lawyers call “frequent flyers.” They are careless and incompetent. They get sued over and over again. No matter how often they get sued, the Arizona Medical Board keeps … Read More
Don’t Expect Too Much From The Medical Profession.
I like doctors. I really do. Most of them are caring professionals who try to do the right thing. Unfortunately, there are some who are only in it for the money and who are selfish jerks. There are also some … Read More
Hospital Billing Practices Can Send You To The Poorhouse.
The way in which hospitals bill their patients is a sin. It ought to be against the law, but it is not. Hospitals can charge whatever they want for a medical procedure and often do. Some studies have found that … Read More
The Important Doctor You Never See
There is a doctor whose work is very important to your health. Her decisions may be the difference between life and death for you. Her decisions may determine if you undergo surgery. Her decisions may determine what drugs you receive. … Read More
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The physician/patient relationship is one of the most important in our lives. We place our lives and our trust in the hands of the physicians who provide medical treatment to us and our families. We want to believe that they … Read More
Physician Conflicts of Interest
Physicians occupy a special place in our society. They are respected and honored. They are often well-compensated for their efforts. We trust our doctors. Very few patients ever think that the doctor who is recommending surgery or a particular treatment … Read More
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