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MicOnTheNorthShore wrote: I

But as long as it shows doctors in a negative light it seems good fodder for this arena.....too bad no one ever says anything positive. It is as though there is nothing good to say about doctors here. It is as though there are no good ones and the focus is on pointing out how bad or stupid or uncaring they are as if we should assume all doctors are the same.

orthican

orthican wrote:

But as long as it shows doctors in a negative light it seems good fodder for this arena.....too bad no one ever says anything positive. It is as though there is nothing good to say about doctors here. It is as though there are no good ones and the focus is on pointing out how bad or stupid or uncaring they are as if we should assume all doctors are the same.

That is not true, Orthican. Now stop it!Stare

orthican

orthican wrote:

But as long as it shows doctors in a negative light it seems good fodder for this arena.....too bad no one ever says anything positive. It is as though there is nothing good to say about doctors here. It is as though there are no good ones and the focus is on pointing out how bad or stupid or uncaring they are as if we should assume all doctors are the same.

It might have more to do with the media than with us. They don't publish the good stuff.
If they'd put more news out about doctors who have made a difference rather than all that is wrong
with the profession and sensationalizing it, we'd have a larger base to choose from when we post a doctor /
medical related story. But for a few, I really don't think people are going "hunting" for the bad stuff . . .
it's just there and we do what we do . . . bring it here to discuss.

ok Mic, but what about

ok Mic, but what about this??

http://www.medicalmaniacs.com/Testimonials.php

room1 wrote: ok Mic, but what

room1 wrote:

ok Mic, but what about this??

http://www.medicalmaniacs.com/Testimonials.php

I wouldn't be surprised at all to find some real gems of stories of bad doctors on the site, unfortunately, though, sprinkled throughout many questionable items.

From the site's "Physician Wall of Shame":

"American health care ended the decade with a veritable pageantry of lab coat lunacy - 2,490 physicians either convicted of crimes, or seriously sanctioned by authorities. What other profession spawns such unadulterated idiocy? None that we can determine. Here's 12% of the seriously misbehaving doctors from the year 2009. And yes, we said 12%:"

They're talking about 12% of a group of doctors, but the sensationalism makes it sound more like the group represents 12% of doctors, given the emphasis in the last sentence.

They're talking some 2,490 physicians out of some 250,000 front line physicians and surgeons (out of 980,000 licensed MDs and DOs) in the US. That's less than 1%, which is a lower incidence of crime for the group than it is of the general population.

In the US, across the board, one in fifteen (6.67%) people has a criminal record.

The author may not realize it, but s/he may be invariably suggesting that doctors, as a group, are six times less prone to bad behaviour than is the general population.

(No subject)

Big smile

Here's something interesting

Here's something interesting I came across:

http://connect.jems.com/profile/KPatrickMcDonald

chrisaldridge wrote: Here's

chrisaldridge wrote:

Here's something interesting I came across:

http://connect.jems.com/profile/KPatrickMcDonald

The "Medical Maniacs Among Us" link in the left margin of his page (http://connect.jems.com/forum/topics/the-medical-maniacs-among-us) leads to an interesting discussion and some good questions.

chrisaldridge wrote: Here's

chrisaldridge wrote:

Here's something interesting I came across:

http://connect.jems.com/profile/KPatrickMcDonald

“To see a wrong and not to expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance...” Dr. John Raymond Baker

I love Dr. John Raymond Baker.

There you go Orthican. And for the record I have looked for positive articles. They are hard to find.

chrisaldridge wrote: Here's

chrisaldridge wrote:

Here's something interesting I came across:

http://connect.jems.com/profile/KPatrickMcDonald

The most interesting part is this:

K Patrick McDonald's Page

"Profile Information

My Training:

Graduate - UCSD La Jolla School of Medicine
Prehospital Emergency Management - 1979
California State Fire Marshall Swif****er Rescue
California Travel Parks Management
Thousand Trails Resort Wilderness Instructor
Doctors Without Borders

I Love Being in Fire/EMS Because:

Regretfully, I left the fire / EMS model because of the constant egotistical bickering among those who truly do know better. Much of urban EMS is a caricature of what it could be."

If I'm reading this correctly, this person graduated from medical school (i.e. UCSD La Jolla School of Medicine), but
didn't go to residency and pursue a career in medicine?

This is strange (and very expensive). I wonder what happened here.

"Patricparamedic" also comments that his chosen career path, EMS, was not good enough for him either.

From the "'gag contract' Wall

From the "'gag contract' Wall of Shame" thread (http://www.ratemds.com/social/?q=node/35256):

chrisaldridge wrote:
MicOnTheNorthShore wrote:
chrisaldridge wrote:

Graduate - UCSD La Jolla School of Medicine
Prehospital Emergency Management - 1979
California State Fire Marshall Swif****er Rescue
California Travel Parks Management
Thousand Trails Resort Wilderness Instructor
Doctors Without Borders

If I'm reading this correctly, this person graduated from medical school (i.e. UCSD La Jolla School of Medicine), but
didn't go to residency and pursue a career in medicine?

This is strange (and very expensive). I wonder what happened here.

Perhaps he graduated from an EMS program given by UCSD La Jolla School of Medicine?

I suppose this is possible; however, if that is the case , the way it is presented is misleading (i.e. School of Medicine).

Wasn't the first paramedic program in North America originated in southern California? Perhaps at UCSD? If that's the case, it may not be quite so misleading to EMS members frequenting that website, which appears to be a social network for EMS paramedics.

MicOnTheNorthShore

MicOnTheNorthShore wrote:

From the "'gag contract' Wall of Shame" thread (http://www.ratemds.com/social/?q=node/35256):

chrisaldridge wrote:
MicOnTheNorthShore wrote:
chrisaldridge wrote:

Graduate - UCSD La Jolla School of Medicine
Prehospital Emergency Management - 1979
California State Fire Marshall Swif****er Rescue
California Travel Parks Management
Thousand Trails Resort Wilderness Instructor
Doctors Without Borders

If I'm reading this correctly, this person graduated from medical school (i.e. UCSD La Jolla School of Medicine), but
didn't go to residency and pursue a career in medicine?

This is strange (and very expensive). I wonder what happened here.

Perhaps he graduated from an EMS program given by UCSD La Jolla School of Medicine?

I suppose this is possible; however, if that is the case , the way it is presented is misleading (i.e. School of Medicine).

Wasn't the first paramedic program in North America originated in southern California? Perhaps at UCSD? If that's the case, it may not be quite so misleading to EMS members frequenting that website, which appears to be a social network for EMS paramedics.

"Patricparamedic" doesn't seem to play well with that group either: "Regretfully, I left the fire / EMS model because of the constant egotistical bickering among those who truly do know better. Much of urban EMS is a caricature of what it could be."

orthican wrote: 2 minute

LOL What's your point? I didn't search hard enough? Orthican, have you ever seen me post anything negative about doctors? Where is the fun loving Orthican who used to post? It was so much fun when you were around. Okay, I may have sent you a semi nasty message, but I am sorry. I was frustrated, because I didn't want you to leave. Sad I AM SORRY! Now please come back and have fun. Big smile

Edit: And I was searching for current news articles.

orthican wrote: 2 minute

Search "negative doctor stories" = About 8,590,000 results (0.20 seconds)

Eye-wink Laughing out loud

Proves my point, doesn't it?

abusedemotionally

abusedemotionally wrote:

Search "negative doctor stories" = About 8,590,000 results (0.20 seconds)

Eye-wink Laughing out loud

Proves my point, doesn't it?

That's true, AE. 1.8 seconds is a long time in the cyber world.

ok... I was only looking to

ok...

I was only looking to point out that there is so much negativity placed up on these threads related to doctors and so little good news. Yes I appreciate that the news sources in general are biased as well, but good golly there are decent doctors out there...

Some of us look to be a part of the solution and some of us are content to point out how bad things are and leave it at that.

orthican wrote: ok... I was

orthican wrote:

ok...

I was only looking to point out that there is so much negativity placed up on these threads related to doctors and so little good news. Yes I appreciate that the news sources in general are biased as well, but good golly there are decent doctors out there...

Some of us look to be a part of the solution and some of us are content to point out how bad things are and leave it at that.

You have to consider your cyber neighbourhood.

You're much more likely to see the negative stories here, for obvious reasons.

chrisaldridge

chrisaldridge wrote:
orthican wrote:

ok...

I was only looking to point out that there is so much negativity placed up on these threads related to doctors and so little good news. Yes I appreciate that the news sources in general are biased as well, but good golly there are decent doctors out there...

Some of us look to be a part of the solution and some of us are content to point out how bad things are and leave it at that.

You have to consider your cyber neighbourhood.

Stare I am a very good neighbor.

gagal wrote: chrisaldridge

gagal wrote:
chrisaldridge wrote:
orthican wrote:

ok...

I was only looking to point out that there is so much negativity placed up on these threads related to doctors and so little good news. Yes I appreciate that the news sources in general are biased as well, but good golly there are decent doctors out there...

Some of us look to be a part of the solution and some of us are content to point out how bad things are and leave it at that.

You have to consider your cyber neighbourhood.

Stare I am a very good neighbor.

But this isn't a good neighborhood for a doctor to "live" in.

Katherine wrote: gagal

Katherine wrote:
gagal wrote:
chrisaldridge wrote:
orthican wrote:

ok...

I was only looking to point out that there is so much negativity placed up on these threads related to doctors and so little good news. Yes I appreciate that the news sources in general are biased as well, but good golly there are decent doctors out there...

Some of us look to be a part of the solution and some of us are content to point out how bad things are and leave it at that.

You have to consider your cyber neighbourhood.

Stare I am a very good neighbor.

But this isn't a good neighborhood for a doctor to "live" in.

That's true, but it doesn't have to be that way. I agree with Orthican about the negativity, but that is all the more reason we need more positive stories and points of view. Orthican, will you be my neighbor? It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...a beautiful day in the neighborhood...won't you be my neighbor.

gagal wrote: It's a

gagal wrote:

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...a beautiful day in the neighborhood...won't you be my neighbor.

I will. If you let me borrow your bicycle.
I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride my bike. Laughing out loud

Daenerys wrote: gagal

Daenerys wrote:
gagal wrote:

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...a beautiful day in the neighborhood...won't you be my neighbor.

I will. If you let me borrow your bicycle.
I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride my bike. Laughing out loud

Of course you can borrow my bicycle, because...I love you, you love me. We're a happy cyber fam..i..ly.

gagal wrote: Daenerys

gagal wrote:
Daenerys wrote:
gagal wrote:

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...a beautiful day in the neighborhood...won't you be my neighbor.

I will. If you let me borrow your bicycle.
I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride my bike. Laughing out loud

Of course you can borrow my bicycle, because...I love you, you love me. We're a happy cyber fam..i..ly.

I ride my bike, I roller skate, don't drive no car
Don't go too fast, but I go pretty far
For somebody who don't drive
I been all around the world
Some people say, I done all right for a girl

Well, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key
I think that we should get together and try them out you see
I been looking around awhile
You got something for me
Oh! I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key

Well, I like that song Pam,

Well, I like that song Pam, and I googled to youtube, and found a version which kind of says it all for me and others who have ben harmed by a doctor and then re-victimized by the system.

But, I'm too much of a lady to post it.

wishandaprayer wrote: Well, I

wishandaprayer wrote:

Well, I like that song Pam, and I googled to youtube, and found a version which kind of says it all for me and others who have ben harmed by a doctor and then re-victimized by the system.

But, I'm too much of a lady to post it.

Aw c'mon Wisher - post it - use XXXX to blank out the XXXX word!

Ah well - Dr. or not... love

Ah well - Dr. or not...
love can turn some sane people into a fool.

The story of the "diapered astronaut" for one.

What they thought was love was a flirtation with
their own destruction.
Sad. Sad

Imalert

Imalert wrote:
wishandaprayer wrote:

But, I'm too much of a lady to post it.

Aw c'mon Wisher - post it - use XXXX to blank out the XXXX word!

It's audio, so I can't XXXX it out.

wishandaprayer wrote: Well, I

wishandaprayer wrote:

Well, I like that song Pam, and I googled to youtube, and found a version which kind of says it all for me and others who have ben harmed by a doctor and then re-victimized by the system.

But, I'm too much of a lady to post it.

That good, eh? Evil Laughing out loud

wishandaprayer wrote: Well, I

wishandaprayer wrote:

Well, I like that song Pam, and I googled to youtube, and found a version which kind of says it all for me and others who have ben harmed by a doctor and then re-victimized by the system.

But, I'm too much of a lady to post it.

Do you want me to post it? Evil

gagal wrote: wishandaprayer

gagal wrote:
wishandaprayer wrote:

Well, I like that song Pam, and I googled to youtube, and found a version which kind of says it all for me and others who have ben harmed by a doctor and then re-victimized by the system.

But, I'm too much of a lady to post it.

Do you want me to post it? Evil

Wish is too much of a lady to post it, so YOU post it GG. Eye-wink Shocked

Or you can send it to me, Wish. I'm sometimes not very ladylike. Evil

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