tosho wrote: Bagge wrote:
Lorima wrote: It's as if any harm done by "authorities" is to be ignored.
One should take a few minutes to review the various medical board websites, then reconsider if the harm being done by other physicians is truly being ignored.
That's a hypocrisy. You know well that the IDSA guidelines are a "protection" of infectious diseases doctors.
Ok, Tosho. I have noticed this for some time from you. You seem to be associating me as a strictly pro-IDSA person, perhaps even a member. What I have noticed is that it is indeed like a few others have mentioned, which is that anyone that disagrees with the 'LLMD' agenda is accused of one thing or another. I base my opinions on my own knowledge and experiences.
Have you given any thought as to the fact that the 'LLMD' protection laws being passed are solely for the protection of 'LLMDs', and not for the benefit of the patient?
You know well that the IDSA guidelines are a "protection" of infectious diseases doctors.
Is anyone attempting to pass a law that says no ID doctor can be investigated based on how many or how few antibiotics they prescribe? No.
How many times have you been solicited to send your other doctors money for their legal defense funds? None?
How many of your other doctors expect you to pay for the training of new physicians into their medical society? None?
If you review the various posts here about 'LLMDs' being supposedly under attack and persecuted, you should recognize that the charges are not based on the amount of antibiotics they are prescribing, but rather on other things. As an example, that one in WI (who is still free to practice) was charged with being intoxicated on the job, and on more than one occasion. There were some other charges listed, but I'll leave those off for now.
Let's take that situation, showing up drunk to work. Do you own any pets? Would you want a intoxicated or otherwise impaired vet doing surgery on your dog? I sure wouldn't. If I had pets, I wouldn't even want an intoxicated person trying to clean my pet's teeth or cut their nails. Can you imagine having an intoxicated person with their sense of balance or other motor skills impaired being charged with the care of a human life? I think not. That is not acceptable to me, not under any
It seems that this physician was warned throughout the years, and on many occasions. How many warnings should they get before being formally sanctioned? You see, they've been warned time and time again, by multiple people, yet the Lyme patients still defend them. Patients that have never
met him and never
received medical care from him so as to have a basis for a more informed opinion even support him. I bet if you go through his medical board's website, or that of any other state, you will unfortunately find that there are other medical providers that have been sanctioned for similar acts of negligence. Yet, you don't see any defense funds being collected for them, nor are they trying to shift the blame and allege they are being unfairly persecuted for some unrelated reason.
Really, go look around the medical board websites, but do it on an empty stomach. I'm not a hypocrite, I'd object to the same behaviors and actions regardless of whether it came from an ID doctor, a 'LLMD', or even a school teacher, and for darn sure even a lawyer
Sorry Spanky, I had to add that in there
You should be able to find the links to the state medical boards on this website.