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Old 03-09-2013, 05:19 AM   #41
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just to clarify, I only accept gifts/ food etc from patients at the free clinics.

It would not be appropriate to refuse those gifts from a cultural standpoint anyway. I love being with my patients at the free clinics, and they love me back. Sometimes we eat at the church with them, it's like a big family of a few hundred people. Not accepting to be part of their culture of sharing, or going to their quinceneras for example would be a mistake IMO.

Of course, hospitals are a totally different environment.

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I have always felt uncomfortable about anything that might smack of conflict of interest, and even about gifts from patients. I figure that pharmaceutical (and device) manufacturers would only spend money on this if it is effective in improving their bottom line. My interest is in what's good for the patient first, and for the founders second.

Hope that helps.

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Old 03-09-2013, 05:32 AM   #42
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Yikes! Just found out my doc of 25 years was disciplined by the board for doing a procedure which resulted in the death of a patient! He is now directed to not do that anymore, nor anything requiring sedation. (Something about an accidental double dose of sedation.) He refers people now for any such procedures.

So, he is to stick with regular family doctor office stuff. But that's scary. He's about 65, and has me wondering if it is time to look somewhere else.

Ugh... I hate reading this. He's an incredible part of our community. He gives so much back. He isn't in it for the money. Heck, he never wants to retire. Oh, I just hate this.

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Old 03-11-2013, 03:43 PM   #43
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I this "Watson", I presume?
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:27 PM   #44
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DW's and my previous primary doc got convicted for taking and pushing drugs. Needless to say we were in search of and found a new one.

As an aside, the new doc on the first visit did probably the most thorough exam I ever had. Ditto for DW.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:37 PM   #45
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I change doctors whenever the current one tells me things I don't want to hear. I dropped my last doc, when he told me I need to cut down on the red wine

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