Category Archives: Horror Stories

Scaring Your Patient Sick

I seem to be hearing a lot of stories of people being stressed out because their provider has, unnecessarily, put the fear of God into them. [caption id="attachment_2594" align="alignnone" width="530"] Is He Putting the Fear of God in You?[/caption] Friend Jane (not her real name), a 69 year old diabetic was being checked out for…
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Divorcing Your Corporate Partner

This was my last column for the local newspaper (The Free Lance-Star)  telling how happy I am to not be part of the "business -of-medicine" rat race any more. [caption id="attachment_2543" align="alignnone" width="572"] So Short lived It's An Annulment[/caption]     I am having deja vu. But from a safe distance thank God.   My…
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Take Care of Your Frontal Lobes

One of the joys of writing is that when you poke around various resources to find out more about what you’re writing about (so you can sound like an authority) you can get to some wild places, and unusual and unlikely stories.   I have been researching decision making as part of something I’m trying…
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How to Avoid Dr. Death

  On February 16th, The Washington Post and the Dallas Morning News had an article about a Texas neurosurgeon, Christopher Duntsch, nicknamed “Dr. Death,” who was taken to court after he performed a spinal fusion on a 74-year-old woman. Duntsch left one nerve root severed and another with a screw through it, causing the patient…
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