13 doctors arrested - page 3

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    The story in "Coronary" happened in my neck of the woods in Northern California. Redding, CA to be exact. 70 miles from me.

    Read the book to get the real details. It is fascinating.

    I know many of the folks in the book. And met Dr. Moon and Dr. RV when I was in clinical.

    That hospital is being sold again by the way - just announced in our local paper this week.

    steph
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    the ministry of health in ghana has decided to reduce the intake of nursing trainees as a result lack of enough facilities for the training of these personnel. these came as a result of the numerous problems associated with the overpopulation of nursing trainees at the various nursing training schools.the effects of these having been considered,this policy is still going to be implemented with the hope that the underlying problem is going to be corrected soon.
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    Quote from MikeyJ
    There are less invasive procedures that are done as well, such as 24-hour halter monitors for a "murmur".

    I am this type of thing happens all the time and will continue to, unfortunately.
    yes but people do not die because of this "procedure" (which truely isn't a procedure).

    I had a holter monitor for 24 hours for a "mumur" only caught on echo... turns out I had a pretty significant arrythmia that the holter caught :P... so they aren't always not necessary. This type of "screening" tests is far cheaper and safer that say surgery to stick a pacer in ever single patient you see...
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    Quote from Spidey's mom
    The story in "Coronary" happened in my neck of the woods in Northern California. Redding, CA to be exact. 70 miles from me.

    Read the book to get the real details. It is fascinating.

    I know many of the folks in the book. And met Dr. Moon and Dr. RV when I was in clinical.

    That hospital is being sold again by the way - just announced in our local paper this week.

    steph
    I had heard about, and read a book about, a group of hospitals that opened psychiatric facilities in the late 1980s that mainly existed solely to extract money from people's insurance companies, and paid kickbacks to counselors to get people in (and always kept them until the insurance ran out whether they needed to be there or not) but did not know until I read "Coronary" that the Tenet hospital in Redding, CA was part of it.

    It didn't particularly surprise me. And the book was called "Bedlam". This disaster is part of the reason why psychiatric coverage is so restricted - because some people will do things like this.
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    anyone remember back in the 50's and 60's EVERYONE was having their tonsils removed; then it was their appendix; then in the 80's EVERYONE was having a hysterectomy; now I guess it is tests; colonoscopy....that is all you hear, someone is having done; there are probably more but can't think right now....how many needless surgeries were done?? no telling....most of medicine is for money....all the drugs pushed by the MD's...pharmaceutical co. the richest co. in the world... the whole thing just disgusts me....I see so many drugs dispensed needlessly.....I better shut up.......
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    I've been telling my parents, friends and little brother about stuff like this, but they don't believe me. I wish they read this website instead of pretending" to hear me.

    This happened to my brother with knee surgery. He didn't need knee surgery, he strained his knee according to a second opinion MD. But he went ahead and had it, based on what the first opinion surgeon told him. That MD said it would expedite his healing and take away the "nagging" pain he was experiencing. The next thing you know, he coincidentally needed knee surgery in the other leg as well. Now, he has two knees that don't feel "right" according to him and out thousands of dollars.

    So wrong. And yes, the over medicating and unnecessary medicating is so out-of-control, it is scary!
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    An ophthamologist (I guess he was an ophthamologist) encouraged my 84-year-old mother-in-law to have blepharoplasty on her drooping eyelids. Which might have been okay, except she had pulmonary hypertension and chd. She passed away before he could schedule her!
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    My God! Our doctors put in PPM/AICDs ALL the time in people who are over 80 and have dementia or other chronic to terminal illnesses, all with the patients' families consent! "You can't put a price on even another day of life." Yeah, I sure as hell can when it's my tax dollar paying for it! And YOUR tax dollars too.

    And if you're one of the folks complaining about this practice in this forum, then think before you pull that lever in November!


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