"Troubling cases in which doctors were accused of botching operations while undergoing treatment for drugs or alcohol have led to criticism of rehab programs that allow thousands U.S. physicians to keep their addictions hidden from their patients."
Dec 19, '07
I am not surprised by this fact.
A personal note. My deceased uncle, a psychiatrist, lost his leg when he was in his thirties. My mother, who is also a nurse, always gave me the excuse of his having spent too many hours sitting while driving a truck. Later I found out the truth; that he was addicted to opiates and stimulants and that he would use his femerol vein to shoot up for a fix. He lost his limb due to his addiction. And later his life from kidney failure. Sad. He was brilliant in his field. He'd had lived longer had it not been for this.
We do have a doctor that will make rounds in the evening drunk, no kidding. I can always tell when, for his manner of speaking is less sophisticated as though he were addressing a class of fourth graders or something. I am amazed that he still practices medicine. Truth is I find him to be one of the better docs and would not report him. Enabler as you may accuse me of being, but I haven't the heart to report him. I will be leaving soon...and I will before leaving confront him in private. ;-)
Last edit by CaLLaCoDe on Dec 19, '07