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  •  One of my many ER trips w/mom (6+ / 0-)

    A doctor told her she had liver cancer and it looked inoperable. We never figured out what he was looking at. Her liver was fine right up to the day she died.

    "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

    by high uintas on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:43:56 AM PST

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    •  Was he trying (4+ / 0-)

      to make $ off her?  That was the clear impression I got from the gall bladder surgeon.  And I trusted him, because he saved our son's life as a toddler [he had an intessussuption, and would have died]. But Mr. WH had several infected lipomas removed by Dr. Gall Bladder, and eventually quit his practice.  The man was just greedy.

      "The light which puts out our sight is darkness to us." Thoreau

      by NancyWH on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 10:18:50 AM PST

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      •  No, I really think he was incompetent (2+ / 0-)
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        Our ER is staffed by a rotating group of doctors who don't have a practice here in town. Some are very good, and some are scary bad. You gamble every time you go.

        When I went into sepsis from strep pneumonia there really wasn't time to get me to Salt Lake, I would have for sure died. I pulled the lucky straw and got a good doctor, but what happened with mom was just wrong.

        "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

        by high uintas on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 05:45:42 PM PST

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