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Old 07-22-2016, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Most doctors never get sued even once in their entire medical career, or they get sued once. If they get sued numerous times, that's a sign that they are truly incompetent.
Malpractice: how likely are doctors to get sued in their careers? | Christopher Johnson M.D. PICU Author

"Research has shown that overall competency is not correlated with getting sued. To doctors, it seems almost random, driven by luck. This is what can drive them crazy, as well as lead to more defensive medicine.

The nub of the article, though, is lifetime risk: how likely is a doctor to get sued in a lifetime of practice? The answer is very, very likely. For those in high risk specialties, the chances are virtually 100%. So, if you become an obstetrician, you will be sued at least once. Even if you practice a low-risk specialty, like pediatrics, you have a 70-80% lifetime risk of getting sued."
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Old 07-26-2016, 11:44 AM
 
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Well, I went to a new Clinic yesterday with a D.C. and D.O. Had knee xrays and basically cartlidge wearing out. They will do a spine xray on one of my next visits. I go for PT thursday and back next Monday for more D.O. They have a resident PT.

I'm not in "flair" pain today which I was worried I'd be. The D.O. did some amazing work and gave me dextrose prolotherapy injections in both knees and lower lumbar. Also did one HA injection in the worse knee. Will do more of these injections. We shall see.

I have HOPE again for better walking and less pain. Time will tell. They are Medicare participants. Here are some reviews on this clinic. I left there after 2.5 hrs.

Dr. Silver the D.O. is pretty amazing. And so different in his work than the D.O. I had been seeing a month ago.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/clinicare-santa-monica


Oh Dr. Silver said ibuprofen is the worst and to get off it. He prefers prescribing an opiat type pain med to ibuprofen. I took a script for Ultram but I know how constipating these are and I had a trial of Ultram a few years ago and it didn't do much.

So I'm sticking with Pain Rx herbal and 1/2 Tylenol. Dr. said tylenol is good medicine. I've heard about liver damage and tylenol so taking less and for sure my Milk Thistle.
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Old 07-26-2016, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Well, I went to a new Clinic yesterday with a D.C. and D.O. Had knee xrays and basically cartlidge wearing out. They will do a spine xray on one of my next visits. I go for PT thursday and back next Monday for more D.O. They have a resident PT.

I'm not in "flair" pain today which I was worried I'd be. The D.O. did some amazing work and gave me dextrose prolotherapy injections in both knees and lower lumbar. Also did one HA injection in the worse knee. Will do more of these injections. We shall see.

I have HOPE again for better walking and less pain. Time will tell. They are Medicare participants. Here are some reviews on this clinic. I left there after 2.5 hrs.

Dr. Silver the D.O. is pretty amazing. And so different in his work than the D.O. I had been seeing a month ago.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/clinicare-santa-monica


Oh Dr. Silver said ibuprofen is the worst and to get off it. He prefers prescribing an opiat type pain med to ibuprofen. I took a script for Ultram but I know how constipating these are and I had a trial of Ultram a few years ago and it didn't do much.

So I'm sticking with Pain Rx herbal and 1/2 Tylenol. Dr. said tylenol is good medicine. I've heard about liver damage and tylenol so taking less and for sure my Milk Thistle.
according to all I have read and the medical professionals in our family all pain meds including Tylenol can play on our liver if we take enough. I vow, no matter how much pain I feel not to take more than 2 tablets a day except after surgery or something like that. Then I will consume more. Our granddaughter, a nurse practitioner swears a couple of ibuprofen a day never hurt anyone.
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:13 PM
 
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You can thank lawyers for that. Doctors do order too many tests and referrals because there are so many frivolous lawsuits filed against them. One of the most common reasons for being sued is not referring out and for not ordering enough tests. It doesn't matter if someone has an incredibly rare disease that had an atypical presentation. The lawyers pour through the case and if they see that you didn't refer to a specialist or order specific tests, you are screwed. Doctors need protection against frivolous litigation.

Doctors don't enjoy ordering too many tests and referrals. It's more work and takes up more of their time in terms of paperwork and staff time. They would love to be honest and tell you what they think but in this age, they can't practice that way due to the current legal environment. 30 years ago, a kid who bumps his head and winds up in the ER is given Ibuprofen and sent home. Now they get a CT scan or an MRI and may even be admitted overnight for observation. Because in the rare event the kid has a subdural or epidural bleed and they missed it, they will be sued for millions.
That is spot on! Not all lawyers fit into that category but enough do to give them the reputation.

Then again - We citizens are the jurors that give them big awards.
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:57 AM
 
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Well, I went to a new Clinic yesterday with a D.C. and D.O. Had knee xrays and basically cartlidge wearing out. They will do a spine xray on one of my next visits. I go for PT thursday and back next Monday for more D.O. They have a resident PT.

I'm not in "flair" pain today which I was worried I'd be. The D.O. did some amazing work and gave me dextrose prolotherapy injections in both knees and lower lumbar. Also did one HA injection in the worse knee. Will do more of these injections. We shall see.

I have HOPE again for better walking and less pain. Time will tell. They are Medicare participants. Here are some reviews on this clinic. I left there after 2.5 hrs.

Dr. Silver the D.O. is pretty amazing. And so different in his work than the D.O. I had been seeing a month ago.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/clinicare-santa-monica


Oh Dr. Silver said ibuprofen is the worst and to get off it. He prefers prescribing an opiat type pain med to ibuprofen. I took a script for Ultram but I know how constipating these are and I had a trial of Ultram a few years ago and it didn't do much.
So I'm sticking with Pain Rx herbal and 1/2 Tylenol. Dr. said tylenol is good medicine. I've heard about liver damage and tylenol so taking less and for sure my Milk Thistle.
Interesting.....maybe you should try to keep your stories straight....

On the HA thread you posted over and over how "useless" HA is and how "you would never do it again" as you tried to influence people to NOT have the injections....

Here is your direct quote from that thread....

"I have been thinking for a long time about PRP, but from what I hear it can take 1 to 3-4 sessions of injections. How many did you have and yes they are pricey. I've heard a lot about stem cells from the PRP/Stem Cell MD here but again pricey and don't know how many. My knee is getting stiffer and I'm headed to 78 and would not try HA injections again as I tried two types over the years...IF they work it's very temporary...that is why PRP seems to be more of the answer... "

By the way, prolotherapy should NOT be combined with HA injections, doing both at the same visit as you claim is a little fishy...

Also fishy is any physician that would prefer prescribing opiates over NSAID's for OA as this is not the standard of care..

Lastly, I find it interesting if not amusing that a month ago you were singing the praises of your previous DO and the marvelous "body work" as you called it that he performed, how every member of your family was now seeing this miracle worker...

A month later you are seeing another DO for HA injections who is "amazing and so different in his work than the other DO"
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Old 07-27-2016, 11:05 AM
 
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I'm so glad you are keeping on top of my life, things change and thanks for your constants.

HA didn't seem to work years ago but I let him do it combined with Prolo, so we shall see. I know Prolo gave me 3 yrs of pain relief for my shoulder. Thanks again!!!!!

No doctor works the same. I ended up with a mess from the Anterior Hip job, which is supposed to be the BEST, so they say...so says who. This currrent D.O. works 1000% different with his work than the D.O. I saw in May. My daughter and her children still sees this D.O. as it works for their bodies. Our bodies are like day and night.

On the opiates, I won't take more, but have from surgery etc. But the ibuprofen comes with many possible side effects including strokes, anemia, high blood pressure...I know a few who are totally off this pain med.


This new D.O. also uses the Fulford Percussion and what a release on my tight back and shoulders. Do you know this one BD?

http://www.holonomicinstitute.org/up...escription.pdf


I will add here too that I went to a D.O. for 30 some yrs in my early life and this D.O. had me on a rolling table for my back, this kept me doing well for a lot of years until he finally retired in his 90's.

There are MANY D.O. modalities.

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