Doctors Behaving Badly
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Wednesday, September 03, 2014 11:19 AM

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.” ― Isaac Asimov

The mantra from TMA and AMA is always the same, tiresome and unsubstantiated contention that all things healthcare must be supervised, controlled, and managed by allopathic doctors to protect the public safety. While TMA always points to evidenced based reasons why docs must control the healthcare world, time and time again they cannot point to any study that backs up their claims.

What you see is this scenario: A podiatrist organization wants to expand their scope of practice, legislative aides hear something from TMA along the lines of (legislative aides weigh in here), “If you allow a podiatrist to do that, then you will risk the patient’s health, risking death. We have a case where a podiatrist….” They find a case of a podiatrist acting badly and make the case that scope expansion is a poor idea.

Well, the Internet is filled with stories of medical docs behaving really badly, evoking the old aphorism of glass houses, stones and such.

This source offers several examples of MDs behaving really badly.  Perhaps the legislature should take note of the dangers that the MD proposes.