Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Fake-Excuse Docs, Named

Well, well. Didn't take long for this to happen.

This brings me to Dr. Lou Sanner. He is a family practitioner whose ego, no doubt, precedes his intellect. I have seen his type before as I meandered through medical school and residency. He is the doc who looks down his nose at you as you struggle for the esoteric answer to some zebra diagnosis, all the while pretending to know the answer himself. Well, I am not a resident anymore and what this fellow has done is professionally obscene. He has abrogated his professional responsibility for political expediency.

Sanner not only sounds like a pretentious snot, he looks like one.

He and his colleagues, Anne Eglash, Hannah Keevil, and James Shropshire should know better. Undoubtedly they do know better, but let political emotion trump professional integrity.

Update: I think I found another "physicina" and from the video it would seem that there were nearly a dozen of there. In this case it seems to be Dr. Patrick McKenna who is freely giving out notes for activitis. Fortunately, for him he is a 3rd year resident!

That means that the Medical Society will not have any impact on his license after the investigation proves that he's faking.

What sort of problems could these swamis have?

If I was an employer who received one of these sick notes, I would demand proof of a billing statement from the doctor's office before I would let it slide. There is no place for this in the work place. And those doctors should be sanctioned by their state certifying organizations for not having adequate documentation of their confidential patient interactions.

Happy trails!!


Anonymous said...

Have to love uninformed opinion. Medical ethics experts and legal experts abound on the blogs and comboxes.

Dad29 said...

Your opinion is merrily un-informed, eh? Because I quoted licensed MD's in blue and red.

But maybe you didn't bother to click the links to find out.

The very definition of "un-informed."

Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

My medical expert is a Wisconsin physician himself. He says this is outside the "Standard of Care" and they can be disciplined up to and including their licenses.


Anonymous said...

Darndest thing but watching the video I did not see them giving any of their "patients" written notice of the HIPPA rights and roles. I do believe that is required by law.


Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

You mean....they violated a Federal Law? Horrors. Now the Administration will really come down on them. where's DOJ?

What? Oh....never mind.

Unlikely Hospitalist said...

Thanks for the link!!

Anonymous said...

Complaints can be filed here: