Dr. Victor Mak should have his licence revoked

Dr. Victor Mak is so incompetent and dishonest as a doctor that he should have his licence revoked, long ago. Dr. Mak has done much harm to his patients and their families, even resulting in death. How much more harm and how many more loss of lives will a doctor have to cause and then lies to cover up before the CPSO will consider it to be a significant history of complaints?

From ratemds site:

'This Doctor should have his liscence revoked. My father had prostate issues. He had a Turp procedure by Doctor Mak to reduce the swelling in his prostate. After the procedure was done Dr.Mak told my family that he had scrapped and removed part of my dads prostate and should going forward have no problems with urinating. Dr Mak informed us that my father might have some clotting in his urine over the next few weeks but it would pass. 3 weeks after the procedure my Dad was unable to urinate and we brought himto a hospital in Newmarket as Dr Mak was away on March Break. My father had to have a catheter inserted as the clots were so large he was unable to pass them on his own. The hospital staff had trouble inserting the catheter and the procedure was done a few times before successful. The urologist on staff had to go in and do another Terp becasue the clots would not drain through the catheter and he thought my dad had a burst blood vellel in his bladder/prostate. Once the procedure'

'I would NOT recommend this doctor. My father is being treated for cancer and he is always trying to talk less and rush you out. Communication skills very poor - does not give much information voluntarily and he mumbles while talking. Asks questions already recorded on the doctor's chart (he should read!!). No compassion whatsoever. Very indecisive - we tried several treatments with no success and always unexpected surprises. Just running around in circles and with no progress. He recommended to try out a drug which he forgot we already tried out 11 months ago! I suspect a recent emergency case was a result of his mishandling - slow indecisiveness combined with wrong diagnosis - '

‘URGENT WARNING FROM A DOCTOR. In my 26 years of practice in anesthesia and critical care medicine working closely with urologists and surgeons, I seldom see anyone as dishonest and incompetent as Dr. Mak. He lost more than the total body blood in a patient in less than 40 minutes, patient's rectum was perforated, cancer cells were left behind, he toke out fatty tissues instead of lymph nodes and told family that all the lymph nodes were negative for cancer cells, he delayed his dictation and did not mention complications. Lied to family. Worst of all he is still practicing and positions himself as a community healthcare leader. I am a doctor and I know what a bad doctor is. Stop being his victim. Dr. Mak should have his license revoked.’

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Harry.Lloyd wrote: The best

Harry.Lloyd wrote:

The best thing is to report government or the association who could ask Dr. Mak that what he has done with profession.

If you read my blog and posts in this forum about CPSO investigations, I’m afraid your faith in the CPSO and the Canadian government for medical justice will shatter. Neither the ministry of health nor the justice department will oversee this self-regulated body of health professionals.

Harry.Lloyd wrote:

Only limited people approach this forum that`s why I would like to say that use any other channel/source to beware people from such a thing.

At least I have alerted you, one less potential victim of such doctors.

http://patientsassociation.ca

http://patientsassociation.ca/node/1186

I really don't know what to say. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is ineffective in my opinion, and if a doctor is a "bad" doctor - (incompetent, unwilling or unable to learn, hostile towards patients, substance abuse) - the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandated to defend that doctor at further risk and harm to patients and their families.

I am not saying that any particular doctor is a bad doctor. What I am saying is that I have learned that bad doctors have immense power.

I have learned that it is nearly impossible to get rid of a bad doctor. Patients are nearly powerless. I think it is all very complicated, but the bottom line is that we need to reach a tipping point where patients will demand change, and I think that would involve having many patients harmed by many bad doctors, and having it very clearcut and undefendable that this is what happened.

Doctors are only human and cannot be expected to be error-free. The system has to promote safety as much as possible to accommodate this fact. The system isn't there yet, so doctors are at risk from the system.

Doctors are only human and can truly be unfit, but what choice do they have? It's possible they may or may not realize that they are unfit; they could be in denial. The problem is a system problem because the system supports their denial; their lies and deception are personally and professionally harmful, but necessary in order for their survival and the survival of the system. It becomes a survival of the fittest, and patients and their families are at risk.

What choices do these patients and their families have to mitigate harm? I was told I needed to mitigate in 2004 and my mitigation for the last 9 years has been completely ineffective. I have gone to work as an RN with an eyepatch to make my vision "essentially normal". I have suffered significant mental health problems since 1997 and I continue to suffer and I see no end to my suffering.

Patients who have been harmed by the medical system deserve justice. They deserve happiness and healing rather than years of continued stress. If they try to find healing and happiness, the CMPA can argue that the doctor's negligence was a matter of "So What?" - no harm done.

For example, I could be seen as just too stubborn to wear an eyepatch and just too lazy to work. Part of me has actually felt this way this past week, and if I can be tricked into believing this, then perhaps the CMPA can convince the judge. I am told that oftentimes the judge has worked for the CMPA in the past. It's scary.

I have already sold my house to support my lawsuit. In order to win a lawsuit and not be at risk of having to pay the doctor's CMPA expenses which is probably at least double of what I have spent since 2005 on my case including interest, I have to be seen as a victim, but I don't want to be seen as a victim. I am going to church now and I'm going to ask for answers. I hope God has answers.

I feel your pain. Dealing

I feel your pain. Dealing with similar circumstances
here in the states. Doctors, hospitals are all protected,
patients have limited rights after signing all those
legal forms at the hospital. These doctors lie and
deceive. It's all about the almighty dollar. Hope it
gets better for you.

wishandaprayer

wishandaprayer wrote:

http://patientsassociation.ca/node/1186

I really don't know what to say. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is ineffective in my opinion, and if a doctor is a "bad" doctor - (incompetent, unwilling or unable to learn, hostile towards patients, substance abuse) - the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandated to defend that doctor at further risk and harm to patients and their families.

I am not saying that any particular doctor is a bad doctor. What I am saying is that I have learned that bad doctors have immense power.

I have learned that it is nearly impossible to get rid of a bad doctor. Patients are nearly powerless. I think it is all very complicated, but the bottom line is that we need to reach a tipping point where patients will demand change, and I think that would involve having many patients harmed by many bad doctors, and having it very clearcut and undefendable that this is what happened.

Doctors are only human and cannot be expected to be error-free. The system has to promote safety as much as possible to accommodate this fact. The system isn't there yet, so doctors are at risk from the system.

Doctors are only human and can truly be unfit, but what choice do they have? It's possible they may or may not realize that they are unfit; they could be in denial. The problem is a system problem because the system supports their denial; their lies and deception are personally and professionally harmful, but necessary in order for their survival and the survival of the system. It becomes a survival of the fittest, and patients and their families are at risk.

What choices do these patients and their families have to mitigate harm? I was told I needed to mitigate in 2004 and my mitigation for the last 9 years has been completely ineffective. I have gone to work as an RN with an eyepatch to make my vision "essentially normal". I have suffered significant mental health problems since 1997 and I continue to suffer and I see no end to my suffering.

Patients who have been harmed by the medical system deserve justice. They deserve happiness and healing rather than years of continued stress. If they try to find healing and happiness, the CMPA can argue that the doctor's negligence was a matter of "So What?" - no harm done.

For example, I could be seen as just too stubborn to wear an eyepatch and just too lazy to work. Part of me has actually felt this way this past week, and if I can be tricked into believing this, then perhaps the CMPA can convince the judge. I am told that oftentimes the judge has worked for the CMPA in the past. It's scary.

I have already sold my house to support my lawsuit. In order to win a lawsuit and not be at risk of having to pay the doctor's CMPA expenses which is probably at least double of what I have spent since 2005 on my case including interest, I have to be seen as a victim, but I don't want to be seen as a victim. I am going to church now and I'm going to ask for answers. I hope God has answers.

Thank you wishandaprayer for that response even
though this wasn't my primary thread posting, I
can relate and just had to respond. Us patients have
no freaking rights. You're playing Russian Roulette
with some of these doctors and hospitals. As a loyal,
faithful member of ratemds, I HAVE A VOICE AND WILL
USE IT UNTIL THE DAY I DIE. Keep The Faith

coldbloodsurgery

coldbloodsurgery wrote:
Harry.Lloyd wrote:

The best thing is to report government or the association who could ask Dr. Mak that what he has done with profession.

If you read my blog and posts in this forum about CPSO investigations, I’m afraid your faith in the CPSO and the Canadian government for medical justice will shatter. Neither the ministry of health nor the justice department will oversee this self-regulated body of health professionals.

Harry.Lloyd wrote:

Only limited people approach this forum that`s why I would like to say that use any other channel/source to beware people from such a thing.

At least I have alerted you, one less potential victim of such doctors.

Unfortunately, it's not just the Canadian Government
with these medical issues. Major problems here in the
United States, patients sign away their rights before
surgery.

jimwel wrote: Unfortunately,

jimwel wrote:

Unfortunately, it's not just the Canadian Government
with these medical issues. Major problems here in the
United States, patients sign away their rights before
surgery.

Yes, that happens here in Canada too, and at times a signature prior to surgery, stating exactly what the surgery is and what the risks and benefits are - is simply not necessary. The CMPA is assisted by taxpayer's money to defend bad doctors.

Unnecessary surgery happens and harm happens and some doctors may simply not care because caring doesn't line their pockets.

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/when-surgery-does-more-harm-than-good/article11557746/?service=mobile

jimwell wrote: Thank you

jimwell wrote:

Thank you wishandaprayer for that response even
though this wasn't my primary thread posting, I
can relate and just had to respond. Us patients have
no freaking rights. You're playing Russian Roulette
with some of these doctors and hospitals. As a loyal,
faithful member of ratemds, I HAVE A VOICE AND WILL
USE IT UNTIL THE DAY I DIE. Keep The Faith

I believe patients should have the right to a nurse with 2 good eyes and/or mentally and emotionally adjusted to her vision. I don't believe any healthcare provider's right to earn a living should trump a patient's right to honest, ethical, competent care.

I am playing Russian Roulette and it hurts me greatly. I don't feel I have a voice at this point. It's like a tree falling in a deep dark forest where there are no humans to hear. Just a few animals who don't matter and although their cries can be heard, they are not understood.

I understand. I am trying to keep the faith. Hoping to hear God's message today, I listenend to Acts 15. 1-2, 22-29. (Settling a dispute.)

LOL - it was about circumsicion. The little devil in me is thinking some Bobbitting could be effective justice. Evil

Then there was the Gospel Jn. 14.23 (Love in Deed)

In saying farewell Jesus has not deserted us. In his name the Father sends the Holy Spirit that we may drink in his power and live in peace.

My eyes kept going to the Grade 6 children's poster and the message is to be beatitude person.

Innocent I guess my goal should be to work towards being a beatitude person, not a bobbit person.

"...the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not let your hearts be afraid."

I once wrote a paper - My eye is blind, but not my heart.

My heart is not blind, but it is fearful, but Jesus is asking for my heart not to be afraid. I will try not to be afraid even though it's a game of Russian Roulette. It's just a game to the CMPA but it's my life to me, and not just my life, but others lives as well.

There needs to be a better balance, however, if the CMPA doesn't wish to have a balance the scales of justice cannot be balanced. I am exhausted from being in the deep dark forest where I cannot be heard.

Isn't it exhausting?

wishandaprayer wrote: There

wishandaprayer wrote:

There needs to be a better balance, however, if the CMPA doesn't wish to have a balance the scales of justice cannot be balanced. I am exhausted from being in the deep dark forest where I cannot be heard.

Isn't it exhausting?

We all learnt the so familiar tactics of the CPSO, one of them is to exhaust you by all means so you give up. But righteousness will always be heard and stand strong when put to test. I stumbled on a Susan Boyle’s youtube video after I read your post, her voice is so heavenly, almost divine, it made one feel at that moment that we don’t see the devils around us.

Be alert! Dr. Mak is still

Be alert! Dr. Mak is still practicing. I wish this patient well. From ratemds:

"Please please don't goto see this doctor. I want to rip him apart and cry, but trying to be very fair about this. He misdiagnosed my condition entirely. I wasted years from my life chasing after the wrong thing and taking unnecessary drugs. Thank god he gave up and pushed me over to other doctors in that same hospital who decided from pathology lab tests that the initial diagnosis was completely wrong. The worst thing is he doesn't care. He told me to let it be and enjoy what time I have left. He could never answer any question directly and always danced around. I was told by the other physician that there was only a matter of months left to live. Dr Mak never said that to me - he was too scared and wanted to avoid the awkwardness.....but is he supposed to be a professional? Imagine when the other doctor broke this news to me... I kept a straight face but the moment i exited those hospital doors i broke down and sobbed for the entire drive home. Please please everyone just avoid Dr.Mak"

It's too bad that the

It's too bad that the oversight system cannot be fixed. No one has the power to fix it.

Well, actually, the people with power are the doctors themselves. They need to learn compassion for those who have been harmed rather than contempt.

Contempt for patients who try to find answers through oversight agencies such as the CPSO and/or lawsuits is a huge safety issue, in my opinion. I didn't know how the system worked back in 2004 when I had questions. I didn't know how difficult and painful it would be to find those answers and that I would be subjected to further harm for asking difficult questions.

When I was a young child, I was taught, "Y is a crooked letter, and you should know better!" I am receiving therapy now, and I know the response I received was the best they could do at the time, but it was a very ineffective response, which led to so much further unnecessary harm.

But everything happens for a reason, and I'm trying to take comfort in that, but I don't know how to prevent further unnecessary harm.

I think the answer lies in medical expert opinion providers. Some doctors hold people who complain about doctors in contempt. They are not seen as patients, but as "complainants" and/or "plaintiffs", and the doctor is seen as the "respondent" and or "defendant", and the victim of a patient/or patients who are ignorant of the facts.

But, we remain ignorant if we are not given the facts. Getting the facts; an honest, unbiased account of what happened, is quite impossible because of the lack of transparency. The system supports dishonesty and contempt, in my opinion.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario does not have to perform anything more than a superficial investigation into complaints, and they can use the same biased medical expert opinion provider and that "expert" has his or her identity withheld, and that "expert" could be someone who holds complainants in contempt. That "expert" could have no compassion, and/or be the victim of a system which lacks compassion for complainants and/or plaintiffs.

If the doctor the CMPA defends lacks compassion, then his or her dishonesty and lack of compassion drives the system, and this is an unsafe system, in my opinion.

There is no accountability for doctors who defend such doctors. The CPSO wrote a guideline last year, but do doctors need to follow it?

Will the doctors without compassion follow it? What will happen if they don't? They will be paid very well.

I don't know all the facts and all the details concerning Dr. Mak, but I am guessing some doctors and lawyers are rewarded very well for defending him.

Whether they will be rewarded in the next life or not, is not for me to judge.

In many ways what you are

In many ways what you are going through, and communicating to others, effects the potential patient pool. I don't know this doctor and live in the U.S. but its a name I'll never forget and you can bet never go to. The course you've been on is known by more than you might expect. Damages and incompetence is more frequent than ever before and many of us are deeply involved; forcing legal action is almost a crime of passion as it so often goes against you. This is the part which tries the soul. The U.S. is plagued by similar behaviors and we must continue but I would think numbers of people have more power as an organized group than the rants here. Its a tic-toc-tic-toc thing and the longer it goes unaddressed the more we loose. You give me strength in my battle.

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