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paulieinct
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Read this:

http://www.lymewarriors.com/2012/03/16/mn-infectious-disease-doctor-mocks-chronic-lyme-sufferers/

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Sick since at least age 6, now 67. Decades of misdiagnosis. Numerous arthritic, neuro, psych, vision, cardiac symptoms. Been treating for 7 years, incl 8 mos on IV. Bart was missed so now treating that.

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Carol in PA
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Paul, the doctor you wrote a comment about was brave enough to treat that patient for Lyme.
It's not necessarily his fault that she died from complications of it.

Why try to get him in trouble?

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Hambone
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quote:
Originally posted by Carol in PA:
Paul, the doctor you wrote a comment about was brave enough to treat that patient for Lyme.
It's not necessarily his fault that she died from complications of it.

Why try to get him in trouble?

I'm not sure I understand what you are saying. The doctor in the link openly and publicly bashed and mocked Lyme patients on the IDSA Facebook page. You can see screen shots of his Facebook comments in the link.

I don't see where this doctor treated anybody for Lyme. He doesn't believe in it.

Edited to add: Never mind. I see you were talking about something else in the comment section of the article.

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This INFURIATES me like you wouldnt believe. I want to write to the local newspaper in that town and expose this waste of a life that they call a doctor.

I find what he said VERY offensive

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paulieinct
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quote:
Originally posted by Carol in PA:
Paul, the doctor you wrote a comment about was brave enough to treat that patient for Lyme.
It's not necessarily his fault that she died from complications of it.

Why try to get him in trouble?

The doctor dismissed the patient's complaints even when she told him she was dying. Only after she went to a naturopath did she get the dx. Then she had to beg her PCP for treatment. He grudgingly did prescribe abx, but I do not know for how long.

She died of Lyme because of her doc's ignorance. And then he tried to cover-up a Lyme death.

Sorry,no way is he blameless in her death. And to not even mention Lyme on the death cert is wrong. Had she been diabetic, or had COPD, or asthma, those things would have been listed on death cert as underlying conditions.

IDSA docs maintain there are few if any Lyme deaths. That is because of cover-ups like this.

I'm going to the mat on this one. She was FIFTY-SEVEN. Do we just look the other way???? NOT ME.

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Carol in PA
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Physicians treat according to the standard of care.
If they vary from the standard of care, and the patient is harmed and sues them, they are liable.

If they follow the standard of care and the patient dies, they are safe because they followed the rules.


You said "She died of Lyme because of her doc's ignorance."
Pffft....this happens ALL THE TIME.

It will continue too, until more is understood about how tick borne infections influence disease.

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And the [IDSA] "standard of care" for a Lyme rash is STILL 14 to 21 days of "doxy", even for a large adult. [Eek!]
Simply insufficient. The 'ketes turn to "blebs" for the duration of the abx (Some get killed) then they just Keep On Truckin'.

And the "'review'" of the IDSA guidelines?... ordered by Blumenthal? They did NOTHING to extend early therapy. NO changes were made! [loco]

It's all too crazy. [cussing]

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Dr. Sheppard's comments are insensitive to say the least.

The author of the article writes "Didnt this man take an oath to first do no harm? In what way did these comments not do harm."

I know several M.D.'s who went to med school because the subject was not too challenging for them and it offered money and prestige.

It's a job. Like putting together a Toyota, deposing a witness, or pouring a latte.

I believe the primary reason that America produces these numb, incompassionate M.D.'s is because doctors in America are over compensated.

Why are these M.D.s over compensated? Because they perform their work in a rigged market system that is a complete monopoly.

A healthy society does not charge $11,000 for a three hour emergency room visit for shortness of breath.

These M.D.'s are profit driven heathens who see no benefit ($MONEY$) in treating Lyme because the insurance companies will not play that tune.

There ARE real healers in this country, and most people here understand that. That is why we are here.

Thank you Paulieinct for capturing Dr. Sheppard's true character and showing it to the world. You rock.

Kete-tracker.... You have the best silly faces!

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Well said Hammond.

I also think that the IDSA continues its lies about Lyme Disease, because the lies have gone on so long, and so many peoples lives have been ruined. They know they could be sued.

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