America's Dumbest Doctors
National Healthcare Reform? Now that's a complex subject. But here's an idea: Why don't we just start by weeding out the lunatics?
The Florida doctor who conspired with his brothers to chop off a finger with an axe, so they could collect a nifty insurance pay-off . . .
The New York physician who accidently blew himself up, demolishing an entire building, to spite his divorcing wife . . .
The Arizona MD who - while facing 67-counts of sexually abusing his patients - announced in court, "Okay. So I'm not exactly Dr. Marcus Welby."
The East Coast doctor who stole a cadaver's hand in order to impress a topless dancer . . . Oh, we're just getting started. There are 100,000 more you might want to keep an eye on.
"Author McDonald breaks ranks and names names. I sincerely wish I could report that these are merely a few far-out nutcases. I honestly cannot say that. And this fact alone makes his work, regrettably, important."
J. William Hollingsworth, MD (Retired) Former Chief of Medicine, San Diego VA Medical Center
"Disturbing, provocative and uncomfortably funny."
Lesley Miller, MD, (former "surgeon to the stars") USC Medical Center, L.A.
Patrick McDonald is a graduate of UCSD School of Medicine, La Jolla, original EMS program. He was appointed the first EMS supervisor for the city of San Diego under Mayor (and then governor) Pete Wilson's administration; was a coauthor of the National Waterpark Lifeguard Training Manual; a set medic on such movies as Planet of the Apes; has provided medical services for entertainers such as Engelbert Humperdinck and the Commodores. For three decades this author and guest speaker has collected thousands of outlandish physician stories. He writes, "I waited 25 years for someone else to do this. The fact is, no profession in America spawns more outright lunacy. And we thought you might like to know a little more about it."
For more on the fascinating subject of doctor shenanigans, come visit our website, where you will learn all about your own "Dumb Doctor" story, money-making opportunities. We are gathering nutty cases for the next book, due out in the Spring, 2010. Why not join the fun?
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