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As a patient, I found this article surprising, actually it's an editorial. Has anyone here experienced this kind of conduct in the operating room?
Editor's Page: Sexual Predators in the OR > Outpatient Surgery Magazine > February, 2015
We generally don't have those conversations until the patient has been put under anesthesia and intubated. Of course there is a potential for awareness...
The Virginia Board of Medicine committee members must not have a sense of humor. How else to explain the $1,500 fine they levied against orthopedic surgeon Benjamin Allen, MD, for stapling a surgical nurse's forearm while playing around in an OR at Culpeper (Va.) Regional Hospital?
In board documents, Dr. Allen says he only meant to tack the sleeve of the nurse's scrub jacket while testing a malfunctioning staple gun. Surgical staffers who saw the incident, however, describe Dr. Allen's actions as part of a "joke."
I'm in California, and I asked my doctor (not concierge) that if a doc doesn't accept medicare, can a patient bill medicare directly. He said no, only doctors can bill. Which for me, means that my second insurance is also useless because they only pay if medicare is used first.
Some doctors won't go concierge because their patient base are elderly. My oncologist says most of his patients are over 50, and there's no way they can afford cash only chemo. One session is billed at almost $20,000. Not that they get that much, but several thousand, I'm sure.
I think it will pay for everybody to exercise, eat right and look both ways before crossing the street. To avoid ending up in the poorhouse. Interesting times ahead.
Maisy, does that flat fee cover labs, radiology and other tests?
I wonder if the doctors who will not accept patients with medicare have forgotten that Medicare funded their training while in residency. I also wonder if these cash-only doctors will be able to treat their patients in teaching hospitals with medicare funded residents as part of their team.
Audrey Deen Miller has proffered a unique defense to charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon: she shot her husband to protect her cat. The police report that Miller's husband threatened to shoot one of her cats with a pellet gun. She did him one better and shot him in the abdomen with a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun.
Miller has several cats and dogs . . . and one apparently non-cat loving husband. Assistant Chief Mark Herman expects her account that "[t]he husband was trying to do something to the cat and the wife was just trying to protect her cat."
When the husband came home (still in a hospital gown), he found that he was locked out. It was not clear if that was the work of his wife or the cats.
No, I found the photo online, but I'd take him home in a minute , but he would have to pass muster with my cat
The doctors responses in the comments section were so unfair to Nurse Brown. What a great advocate she is to her patients.
The link worked for me. Also the NYT link for the "July Effect". Both interesting (and troubling) articles.
To avoid delaying or cancelling the operation, could the patient correct the consent form themselves by scratching out and rewording it for accuracy, then initialing the change? Would that be legally acceptable?
Cindy Givens, RN, BSN, the 40-year-old administrator of the Surgery Center at Tansbourne in Hillsboro, Ore., was stabbed to death in her home early Monday, police say. Police believe her estranged husband, Steven Leon Givens, 45, of Portland, stabbed her and then reportedly stabbed himself to death shortly afterward in his white pickup truck on the side of a highway.
Another lost kitteh
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