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Your Medical Mishap: Patient To Patient Support - Part Eight
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Maybe I should tear off another article here. I am afraid the last one I wrote may have been right on the border of being too inflammatory. When I tried to click on the link for the articleI get sent to a generic web ad site, not my article number 7 on my medical mishaps and related topics.

This is a good thing really. As I write these articles it gets easier for the words to issue forth from my mind, reawakening a talent I had 20 years when I was working on my graduate studies.

Oh! Here is a secret: If you want to know what is going on with the world, just ask an MBA. The crux of the matter is all in the numbers, just think about big systems and the associated big numbers.

When writing these articles I have been overcome with emotions of guilt. If a person is sick, in the middle of some medical mishap, they really don’t want to think about how this guy online impressed upon their minds the fact that doctors are fallible and that their competence and integrity levels are as varied as they are for the the rest of us humans.

That is what not you want when you are sick. What you want is a compassionate, all-knowing, almost superhuman being who can diagnose and treat your medical maladies with no more than a raised eyebrow and a few sage words. If you run across someone like that send him(her) my way, please.

Sorry, doctors are just like University Football Coaches, Politicians, Big Business Persons, Cops, Entrepreneurs, Exterminators and Public Telephone Sanitizers. Ok, enough said.

Someday I imagine someone will ask why I did not mention the specific names of the medical systems or physicians I am writing about in these articles, or on my website: My answer is easy. I don’t need the grief that might come from that, especially here, in what I think of as my student work. I can leave breadcrumbs though: Just google Portland Oregon, the area of medical specialization that is relavent, criminal activities ...etc. It isn’t hard to find. The hospital that gave me MRSA? Look at: Oregon, infection rates, thoracic surgery. It takes about a minute to fill in the blanks. There is one entity in the State list with a silly infection rate, one that is way out of line with state and national averages.

Also, I didn’t have a chance to fill in this detail about that Mr. Wonderful Neurosurgeon guy, the one I almost let work on my neck: Besides the incident mentioned in an earlier article,( which cost him $1 Million), he also had another “you should really switch to decaf” moment.

This amusing character had a pharmacist call him from a major department store chain here in the Northwest to ask for clarification on a prescription that the good doctor had written. Yes, ok... guess what? Dr Wonderful exploded all over the pharmacist, called him every foul thing he could think of, (including epitaphs about the pill-guys race and place of national origin)......you can fill in the rest. The conversation was recorded and Dr Wonderful had to dig another $300k out of the candy dish by the front door for that one.

You know, it is not that I am shocked by any excess of human behavior, it's just that even though this is a podunk state, couldn't they send this guy off to Syria or something? Somewhere where the field mice, (the common people), have the right amount of respect for the soaring eagles, (psychopaths with mega cash), of society?

That was wonderful: Catharsis, I hope my "John The Baptist" moments amuse the reader.

whaa...where am I? More later Harryc


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