questionable doctor

A physician who has been sanctioned for serious state and federal offences and placed on a list by the Public Citizen’s Health Research Group

questionable doctor

Medtalk A physician who has been sanctioned for serious state and federal offenses and placed on a list by the Public Citizen's Health Research Group. See Impaired physician.

Patient discussion about questionable doctor

Q. I took my friend to a doctor and he questioned her about her history of alcohol. My friend who is a county level athlete is a superb runner. We were all sure that she would be selected for high level competitions. Two years back she lost one of the track events and did not make any attempt to try again. Her problem started when she lost her mother during a practice session. This has been very hard on her and has led to a trauma so much so that she has lost her confidence and has started drinking. She has never touched alcohol before in her life and has become such a wreck that I feel so sad for her. When I last met her she was in a bad condition and was drinking more heavily than usual. She did recognize me though and I sat and talk to her for a long time. I took her to a doctor and he questioned her about her history of alcohol. I do not know how long all this is going to take as she has no family members alive and is totally alone. Her dreams have perished and she feels helpless. I will help her all I can with information and whatever else I can do for her apart from the treatment she has started on.

A. I am so happy that you have a helping nature. First of all, let her treatment go on for as long as she needs it, as she needs to regain her lost strength before she makes a comeback as an athlete. It`s very difficult to be by her side all the time though she might need a friend at this desperate juncture since she has lost her dreams. You can support her by admitting her in a rehab center or any other organization that helps alcoholics. I hope she will get well soon.

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There have been public complaints about shortage of drugs in government hospitals, lack of public health facilities, questionable doctor's behavior with poor patients, and duty dereliction and absence of staff.
In the series, Grint portrays Daniel Glass, an employee who was wrongfully diagnosed with a fatal ailment by a questionable doctor (played by Nick Frost).
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There have been public complaints about shortage of medicines in government hospitals, lack of public health facilities, questionable doctor's behavior with poor patients, and duty dereliction and absence of staff.
* Public Citizen (877) 747-1616 www.citizen.org/hrg (Maintains database of questionable doctors in the U.S, which is available to the public for a fee.)
Respondents emphasized that many protections are in place to protect the public from questionable doctors. The National Practitioners Databank and state medical boards are sources of reliable information on disciplinary procedures for licensed physicians.
Its list of 20,125 "questionable doctors" represents just 2.6% of the nation's 770,000 practicing physicians.
"Because we name names and tell facts, regardless of how powerful or intimidating the opposition, Public Citizen [founded by Ralph Nader] is the only organization with the courage to produce Questionable Doctors." The latter is an interesting document naming 100s of doctors around the country who have behaved in less than honorable doctoral fashion.
"Questionable Doctors" can be purchased in regional editions at www.questionabledoctors.org.
20,125 Questionable Doctors can be purchased in regional editions for $20 each at www.questionabledoctors.org.
One publication, Questionable Doctors, is published periodically by Public Citizen, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit group created by Ralph Nader (www.citizen.org).
The complete set of 16,638 Questionable Doctors costs a hefty $307.50, but regional editions are available for $23.50.