Guns Don’t Kill, Doctors Do

According to Harvard researchers the 30-day mortality risk of Medicare patients of either heart failure or cardiac arrest is much lower when cardiologists are off duty.

According to Harvard researchers the 30-day mortality risk of Medicare patients of either heart failure or cardiac arrest is much lower when cardiologists are off duty.

Stunning New Evidence From the Top of Academic Medicine …

Why You Should Never Visit a Cardiologist Again!

According to Dr. David Perlmutter, M.D.,

In a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Harvard researchers looked at 30-day mortality risk of Medicare patients admitted to the hospital between 2002-2011 with a diagnosis of either heart failure or cardiac arrest. What the researchers wanted to explore was the possible correlation between risk of death within the first 30 days following admission compared to whether or not there was a national cardiology meeting going on around the time the admission took place.

How my family learned the truth the hard way…

Barbara Jane Gallion

CALIFORNIA, January 26, 2013 – Barbara Jane Gallion, mother of Dr. Scott Brown, died following a procedure performed by her cardiologist Dr. Robert Coronado, MD of Redding, California.

I had arranged mom to be treated at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri.  She had suffered odd complications following procedures in the last few years at the hand of her group of attending physicians in Redding and Chico; a stroke following a simple pacemaker procedure; a grisly gash that never closed over her spine from a neurosurgeon’s blade.  I decided that she needed better care.  I enjoyed a connection with Wash U due to a college friend who finished as a heart surgeon at Harvard and wound up on the medical school faculty.

How Dr. Bob Pays For a New Boat

The economics of a medical practice are simple.  Physicians receive no training in financial management in medical school.  They are bombarded with easy money in the form of high credit limits when they become established in practice.  This leads to the purchase of a home with a mortgage payment higher than they can safely assume.  Along with the upscale home come fancy cars and European trips.

The Republican party has made it nearly impossible for victims to sue for malpractice.  They simply shifted the burden of proof to the patient. As George Orwell said “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.

The odds of Melisa Rivers winning her case against Yorkville Endoscopy have to be ratcheted downward due the preferential protection from malpractice that members of the medical community enjoy from Congress all the way down to the hospital.

An aging, pliant patient on medicare to many doctors is like a blood bag to a vampire — an easy way to finance a lifestyle in the 1%.

Doctors often order tests and recommend drugs or procedures when they shouldn’t—sometimes even when they know they shouldn’t. In fact, nearly half of primary-care physicians say their own patients get too much medical care, according to a survey published in 2011 by researchers at Dartmouth College. And the Congressional Budget Office says that up to 30 percent of the health care in the U.S. is unnecessary.”

More HERE.

Why You’re Better of Getting Treated in India…

The Economist on Jan 16th is very clear concerning the dismal state of medical care that the heads of the American Heart Association (and their their army of overpaid cardiologists) should pay attention to (should the serfs [patients] arise with pitch forks and torches in Washington.

Doctors receive a fee for each treatment, so there are few financial incentives to keep patients well. And since the health market has the transparency of a concrete bunker—patients usually do not know the price of treatment until after they have received it—American hospital stays are unusually expensive (see chart). It is little wonder that health spending overall accounts for nearly a fifth of GDP.

More HERE.

I Paid $2,450 For An Autopsy…

An autopsy performed by Shasta County Office of the Sherrif Coroner Tom Bosenko found a…

Right-sided retroperitoneal hematoma, at least 700 ml, probably secondary to angiogram procedure.”

Read Full Autopsy HERE.  Take it to your Cardiologist compliments of me and ask LOTS of questions.  

In Memory of Barbara Jane Gallion

This was by far the most difficult essay I have ever written in my life…

“Barbara Jane Gallion passed at 12:25 a.m. on Saturday January 26th, 2013 at the Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, California. Barbara was born to Helen and Kurt Duffield at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon in 1936. She married optometry student Delano Max Brown in the late 1950s. They lived in Georgia during his tour with the U.S. Army. …

Read Full Obituary HERE.