Report a bad doctor to the authorities, go to jail? : Respectful Insolence

Report a bad doctor to the authorities, go to jail? : Respectful Insolence

I just found out via one of the mailing lists I’m on of a very disturbing case in Kermit, Texas. Two nurses who were dismayed and disturbed by a physician peddling all manner of herbal supplements reported him to the authorities. Now, they are facing jail:

That’s appalling.  Read the excellent post (Orac’s a truly gifted, and prolific blogger), that points out the Texas Medical Board has made it clear the nurses did nothing wrong.

Astonishingly bad.  I’d echo one of the commenters in Orac’s post that these two nurses may soon be the richest people in Winkler County.

This blog has not been abandoned.

Please don’t tow it.  (What follows is just stream of consciousness crud to see if I remember how to type. It’s not interesting.  Go read Kevin, or Rob, or Kim).

Yes, I’m in quite the slump.  I’ve had several terrifically interesting, challenging cases recently, but they’re “So interesting” I cannot blog about them.  I cannot figure out a way to anonymize them to my satisfaction.

(I know my blogs’ in a slump, as today I only had one comment-spam attempt.  When even the spammers give up, you know it’s bad).

The irony is that I’m going to BlogWorld (where bloggers will congregate) and I’m in the worst blog-slump I’ve had.  And blogging about blogging is fully as interesting as this post.  You see my predicament.

As an aside, by youngest child, just left for college, texted me last night she was disappointed that I hadn’t done a blog post about her birthday, which was earlier this month.  It was a conscious decision, as just because I have a blog I try not to use my family for filler (unless they agree in advance).  So, nice to know she wouldn’t have minded much.

I’m having an interesting adjustment to the Empty Nest.  It’s only been a few weeks, but with just the two of us we’ve discovered how quiet the house really is (and that the cat squeaks when she walks.   Seriously).  So, I’m in an adjustment period, and this too shall pass.