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Bad news for Kendall

Frankham 27 Jan 02 - 03:56 PM
M.Ted 28 Jan 02 - 12:18 AM
M.Ted 28 Jan 02 - 12:21 AM
alison 28 Jan 02 - 12:30 AM
musicmick 28 Jan 02 - 04:58 AM
kendall 28 Jan 02 - 08:13 AM
catspaw49 28 Jan 02 - 08:15 AM
Big Mick 28 Jan 02 - 12:26 PM
lamarca 28 Jan 02 - 05:53 PM
GUEST,Roger in Baltimore 28 Jan 02 - 06:06 PM
kendall 28 Jan 02 - 08:11 PM
katlaughing 29 Jan 02 - 12:49 AM
DougR 29 Jan 02 - 07:26 PM
kendall 29 Jan 02 - 08:05 PM
RichM 29 Jan 02 - 08:21 PM
Sorcha 29 Jan 02 - 08:24 PM
Escamillo 30 Jan 02 - 03:23 AM
kendall 31 Jan 02 - 10:08 AM
M.Ted 31 Jan 02 - 11:11 AM
Mary in Kentucky 31 Jan 02 - 11:12 AM
kendall 31 Jan 02 - 03:10 PM
Stilly River Sage 31 Jan 02 - 03:45 PM
lamarca 31 Jan 02 - 05:35 PM
M.Ted 31 Jan 02 - 05:58 PM
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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: Frankham
Date: 27 Jan 02 - 03:56 PM

Kendall,

I have you in my thoughts and prayers. I'll meditate on your speedy recovery.

Frank Hamilton


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: M.Ted
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 12:18 AM

See the specialist, and then get a second opinion--I have had a couple serious vocal cord related problems(one was originally diagosed as a carcinoma) that turned out to be much different when they got to the second specialist--


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: M.Ted
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 12:21 AM

And of course, you are in our thoughts and prayers here--


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: alison
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 12:30 AM

prayers, good thoughts and big hugs all the way from Australia too....

love

alison


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: musicmick
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 04:58 AM

I will be reviewing Kendall's CD, BEGINNER'S LUCK, in the February issue of TUNE UP, the monthly publication of the Philadelphia Folksong Society. TUNE UP is available to society members, only, but, I am making arrangements to post my column on Mudcat. (Actually, Susan is doing the posting as I couldn't post a letter.) Kendall, my lad, we have just met, so to speak. As I told you last month, you are a very talented performer and, according to Nick Apolonio, a swell guy to boot. (Why would I want to boot a swell guy?) I wish you health and happiness and peace of mind. Mike Miller


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 08:13 AM

How did I get so lucky? You folks are priceless.


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 08:15 AM

Well that could be Kendall, but if you'd like to try and apply an actual price, I know we could all use a few bucks.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: Big Mick
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 12:26 PM

Kendall, these days I am in and out of the threads so quickly that I miss things. And even though we have exchanged a number of emails lately, still I wasn't paying attention to this. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers on this one. Must be a pretty daunting thing for a singer, especially one of your caliber, to have to face. Not much I can say to you except to say that I am in your corner, and waiting for you to tell me what I can do to help you. Until then, know that the very best Irish, Catholic, liberal <>, prayers available are being cast upon the water on your behalf. I hope to see you again soon, my friend.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: lamarca
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 05:53 PM

Kendall, it looks like your doctor has referred you to Dr. Steven Zeitels, the Assoc. Director of the Voice & Speech Laboratory of Harvard School of Medicine's specialty clinic for ENT stuff, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute, which is affiliated with Mass. General, too. Sounds top-notch!

Hereis their web page for the Otolaryngology Department (translation - Ear-Throat).

My best wishes and love...


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 06:06 PM

Kendall, my thoughts are with you. Marge was looking forward to your trip South later this year. She didn't want to miss it. That's high praise, 'cause she's mighty particular.

Hopefully you'll soon be cured and your voice restored.

If your looking for causes, it might be some of them tall stories about Maine you've been a'tellin'. (just trying to raise a laugh, Kendall). My thoughts and my prayers are with you.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 08:11 PM

Thanks a lot lamarca, that is something I've been looking for! It's gonna be ok folks, I can feel all the positive energy coming my way.


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 12:49 AM

Thanks, Mike MIller, for letting us know about your column. That is great. You can see from this thread that Kendall holds a special in the hearts of many of us at the Mudcat.

Sure got a wonderful flow going here, eh, Kendall?!

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: DougR
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 07:26 PM

Looks to me as though you are going to be seeing the right guy, Kendall. Keep us posted.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: kendall
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 08:05 PM

The latest is, the specialist in Boston is hard to contact, but my local doctor is going to keep at it. He knows I'll get on his ass if he doesn't! All I have read so far tells me that it will be ok, it is not cancer, and a top quality surgeon can restore my voice. It did have me worried for a while, and I sure do appreciate the good thoughts of my friends here at the Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: RichM
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 08:21 PM

Been through the big C , in 1975.

Kendall, you keep thinking about positive energy, and healing.It certainly helped me. Add my good thoughts and prayers to all those written in this thread.

I'll include YOU in my meditations.

Rich McCarthy


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 08:24 PM

Please keep us posted, Kendall, esp. regarding the date of the biopsy/whatever and the results. Start a new thread if necessary......looks like it might be, at 115 on this one. Hell, Cap'n, if you're bashful, let someone know and we'll start a new one for you, OK?


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: Escamillo
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 03:23 AM

Let me add up to the good thoughts for Kendall's prompt recovery. Big hugs from this side of the world !

Andrés


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: kendall
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:08 AM

For those who are waiting to hear, I just made an appointment with a Dr. Shapshay at Boston Medical Center. Cant get to me until February 28th. That will be an exam, then another wait for an appointment for surgery. I'm beginning to feel like a Giraffe.


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: M.Ted
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:11 AM

Without wanting to intrude, still I am curious as to what the specifics of your problem are--I lost my voice completely due to a voice strain about 10 years ago--had an exam done by a specialist(the most unpleasant part was the specialist himself, if I'd brought my guitar, I would have hit him with it) who told me that I had developed nodules that would affect my voice from then on--

For other reasons, a few days later, I saw my homeopath, who noticed that I could not talk, and gave me Spigelia--After a few weeks, my voice returned, and, within about four or five months, the buzz from the nodules was totally gone--

I was playing in a band at the time, and, when my voice went, the other guitar player did all the singing(his own songs,of course), at which time I realized that I really didn't like playing his songs--but that is another story--


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:12 AM

February 28th huh, well, at least February is a short month. Good luck.


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: kendall
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 03:10 PM

M.Ted, my problem is called Hyperkeretosis. It's a build up of flesh like a callous on one vocal chord. Thanks to Lamarca, I was able to research that.


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 03:45 PM

Here are a couple of links for medical information (since more than one condition has been discussed by Kendall). The National library of Medicine should be a link you can reach from anywhere. I picked up the page from the university library, but it doesn't indicate that you need any special access.

The details: 1966-present. Updated monthly. PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960s and additional life science journals.

Citations aren't the same as full-text articles, they just point you to the source of information. But it is a place to start if you receive any more technical or medical terms you want to research. Another one that is helpful is WebMD.

Good luck. And take heed of the good intentions that this kind of scare has probably generated. Tell your friends and family you love them, do those things you have intended to do but put off. We all need reminders of what is important, and this, unfortunately, is one of the most startling reminders of all, threats to our good health. Make the most of it.

Maggie


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: lamarca
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 05:35 PM

Maggie, the PubMed link should work for anyone, as the National Library of Medicine opened it up to the whole Web a few years ago. However, it's of limited use to most people who don't have access to a medical research library that carries the journals being cited, although sometimes you can get the gist of the article from its abstract.

Folks, I work at NIH, and can get the full articles for almost all the citations - BUT - I am not a doctor, and the majority of the articles are written BY medical researchers FOR other medical researchers in their particular subspecialty, and are basically unintelligible to anyone outside their field (including me).

For us average Joes, sites like WebMD are better, because they explain the medical terms. The NLM also runs a more consumer oriented site called MedlinePlus. For folks looking for info about cancer, another good site is run by the National Cancer Institution, and is called www.cancer.gov (an official government cancer??). For other illnesses, there is frequently a patient advocacy organization that will provide Web links to reputable sites - here are a few.

And that's the problem with looking for health info on the Internet - as with almost any Web research project, you have to Know Your Sources. Try to stick to sites run by large teaching hospitals or medical research institutes. If you look for info on alternative medical treatments, try to double check the advice by seeing if there are any discussions of the approach by reputable scientific sources - search PubMed (even if the resulting citations are hard to understand, they show someone's actually testing the claims for a given treatment). NIH now has a Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine which is FINALLY funding controlled studies of herbal medicines and alternative therapies. They have a good link to databases about dietary supplements and other similar topics here.


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: M.Ted
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 05:58 PM

Sorry Kendall, I may have skipped over that--as the details fill in,it sounds much more managable than it did at the top of the thread--I hope it seems that way to you--these things are not fun, but often, the initial uncertainty is the hardest thing to deal with--


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: kendall
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 07:41 PM

Does anyone know how I can check into the background of the surgeon doing the operation? Remember the movie with Tony Curtis, The Imposter?


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 08:30 PM

kendall, as best I remember, there is a book (most doctors have a personal copy) which lists all doctors, addresses, education, etc. I don't know of a source on the web.


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: M.Ted
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 09:59 PM

From Boston Magazine--this article about a service that might be what you are looking for:

The Quack Hotline

Now you can call toll free to get up-to-date information on your doctor. But be forewarned: You still won't get the whole story.

By Christopher Szechenyi

Before you go to your next appointment with a new doctor, you can do your own checkup on the physician's credentials, training, and malpractice history thanks to a new system that helps you make an informed choice about whom you should trust with your life and the lives of your loved ones.

By simply calling a new state-run hotline, 800-377-0550, at the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, you can now obtain profiles outlining physicians' malpractice settlements, hospital discipline hearings, punitive actions, and criminal convictions. "What we're giving consumers is a profile, not an in-depth history, but a tool to help you decide whether you want to see a doctor," says Alexander Fleming, executive director of the state agency responsible for regulating doctors.

Before you see psychiatrist Leonard R. Friedman at his Back Bay office, for example, you might want to call the hotline. A three-page profile shows that Friedman's license to practice psychiatry was revoked in 1987 and that he paid an "above average" malpractice settlement three years later. His license to practice medicine was reinstated in 1991.

But one problem with the state's $350,000 profiling system is that it fails to provide any details to flesh out those kinds of facts. Why was Friedman's license taken away? What did he pay a settlement for? And how did he earn the right to go back into practice? You won't find any of the answers in his profile. "It's just a piece of the puzzle," Fleming says.

Delve a little deeper into Friedman's past and you'll find plenty more. According to a 49-page Order of the Board, dated June 24, 1987, he lost his license after the board concluded that he engaged in sexual activities with a widow who sought his help in her struggle against depression. Afterward, he paid an undisclosed sum to the patient to settle a lawsuit she had filed against him. Four years later, he was given back his license to practice psychiatry on the condition he see a therapist himself for one year. Today, Friedman says that the allegations lacked merit and that the board was prone to disciplining doctors.

Friedman is one of 250 of the 27,000 licensed physicians in Massachusetts who have tarnished records. Want to know if your doctor is one of the 250? The board will either read the profile to you, fax it to you, or mail it to you within 24 hours.

THE PROFILING SYSTEM, the first of its kind in the nation, is a model for several other states planning to respond to the public's demand to know more about their doctors. And that demand is becoming urgent as more and more people enroll in HMOs and face the daunting task of choosing a new doctor from a list of hundreds of physicians.

"Medicine is becoming pretty faceless and doctors are interchangeable these days with the proliferation of HMOs," Fleming says, adding that the days are over when doctors and patients had a relationship lasting from cradle to grave. The profile system, he says, was designed to give consumers confidence.

The trouble is, the Massachusetts model has several severe shortcomings when it comes to helping you make a choice. Call the board's hotline for neurologist Walter S. Levitsky Jr.'s profile and you'll find he graduated from Albany Medical College, had postgraduate education at Jersey City Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic, and has been in practice 35 years. The profile also says the state board yanked his license in 1988.

But this is what the public profile leaves out: According to his detailed disciplinary file at the Board of Registration, which is not automatically given to hotline callers, Levitsky's license was revoked for what the board called "prolonged sexual exploitation" of a patient who went to him for treatment of migraines. He was also cited for fondling the breasts of several other women who came to him for treatment of back pain and headaches.

In 1994, Levitsky was given back his license, but he was put on probation for five years. During that time he was ordered to undergo lithium therapy for a bipolar disorder and to submit to random blood screens. Under his probation agreement, Levitsky, who now practices in Peabody, must have a chaperone present whenever he sees a female patient. (Efforts to reach Levitsky were unsuccessful.)

So how can you find out the real story behind the profiles? You have to call a special number--617-727-3086--and ask the official for documents in your doctor's disciplinary file. If the doctor has had a license suspended or revoked, or put on probation, ask the official to send you the "statement of allegations," the "final decision and order" of the board, and the "probation agreement." If you really want to dig, ask for references to the doctor's court cases and go look them up. Only then will you get a complete history of a doctor's practice.

CASE AFTER CASE examined by Boston Magazine shows that the Board of Registration has left out incriminating details from the profiles. For starters, the reports are supposed to include 10 years of a physician's history, but the magazine's investigation found vital information omitted from the profiles for that time period. The public profile of one prominent surgeon, for instance, says he is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and has had no criminal convictions, no hospital discipline, and no board action against his license during the past decade.

Open that same surgeon's disciplinary file at the Board of Registration, however, and you'll discover that his license was revoked in 1987: for "lewd and lascivious behavior"--namely, stopping his car and exposing himself in front of a seven-year-old girl. The doctor's license to practice medicine in Massachusetts was later reinstated, and he moved to the Southwest, where he now practices. Fleming says that the omission of the doctor's license revocation was an administrative error.

Another thing the board's public profiles tell you is whether a doctor has average, below-average, or above-average malpractice settlements. It's like a scorecard for a baseball player's batting average. It also puts the settlement in perspective. For instance, Friedman's profile says he is among 2,483 psychiatrists licensed in Massachusetts and 87 of them, or 3.5 percent, have made malpractice settlements in the past 10 years. The profile says Friedman's settlement was "above average," but the document also throws in several caveats about drawing any conclusions from medical malpractice payments. The profile warns you not to presume malpractice has actually occurred just because a claim has been paid. It could mean an insurance company wanted to cut its potential costs and get rid of the case. In addition, each physician's profile states that "Some studies have shown that there is no significant correlation between malpractice history and a doctor's competence."

But the profiles neglect to reveal the circumstances behind the settlements, which might indeed influence your decision in choosing a doctor--or at least prompt you to ask the doctor to explain them. Consider Asher Harel, an obstetrician and gynecologist whose profile says he has had two "above average" settlements, without giving any details. The profile does say Malden Hospital restricted his right to work there for three months after a patient died as a result of a childbirth in which he allegedly delayed surgery and failed to diagnose her hemorrhaging.

To find out more about Harel, we asked the board for a reference number that enabled us to examine the court documents that aren't given out by the board or described in the profile. A lawsuit filed against him in 1994 claims that Harel incorrectly projected the delivery date of a 17-year-old Cambodian patient and failed to adequately diagnose the conditions that resulted in her child being born with mental retardation, epileptic seizures, cerebral palsy, and blindness. It's a claim most pregnant women would want to discuss with him if they knew about it.

Harel calls the allegations in the pending suit "unfounded" and says that they are "totally unrelated to what happened to the patient." He points out that in 27 years of practice, he has delivered more than 3,000 babies, and he often takes on high-risk pregnancies. "I work in Chelsea and Revere with an extremely high-risk population--the poor, homeless, immigrants--and I accept everyone who walks into my office."

SOME PHYSICIANS dislike the new profiling system. "I feel it's unnecessary and unfair to physicians," says Barbara Rockett, a Newton surgeon and past president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, which supported the creation of the system. "I also think it's misleading for patients. I don't think they can assess the information."

Leonard Morse, an internist in Worcester, says that he thinks the profiling system fosters distrust between patients and doctors: "Doctors don't want to harm patients. They strive to do the best they can." Morse adds that he is afraid the profiling system will force doctors to avoid high-risk cases because they could have bad outcomes that would stain their records.

Despite those misgivings, the physician profile system is scheduled to go on-line on the Internet this spring, and it may also be available on a CD-ROM in May. Unfortunately, it will read like a yellow pages directory unless the board puts more details in the profiles. In the meantime, consumers should supplement the profiles with old-fashioned impressions and recommendations from friends and family members before they make a final choice of a doctor.


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:08 PM

Is there such a resource on Maine doctors?


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: M.Ted
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:28 PM

Probably not--though I am sure the state keeps these same records, just not quite so easy to access--I thought your specialist was in Boston-


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 01:36 AM

Sounds like he's headed to Boston from someplace else to get the expert diagnosis. Maine is in the proximity! And it isn't always true that the best doctors are in the big cities. Good luck checking out the Maine doctors.

Thanks to lamarca for adding to the discussion I started with my links earlier. I work in a research library and take those things for granted, that medical research cites/sites are meant for doctors, and can scare you if you try reading them by yourself without a medical background. But I didn't spell it out. (And I did try the links from home, they are fine off-campus).

Interesting how those medical sources can work, though. I have an acquaintance in New Mexico who was helping me when I almost got moved there after my divorce. Fell through, but that's another story. I felt bad that he'd gone to so much work (as a realtor) and the sale hadn't happened. We kept in touch, and I was surprised several months later to learn from his wife that he'd been hospitalized with an unknown ailment and might possibly lose his legs. The doctors had literally opened one of his legs from groin to instep to see why the cirulation was so bad. The diagnosis was Buerger's Disease (also known as thromboangiitis obliterans) that is caused first and foremost by smoking. I did some searches in our medical databases, and mailed a packet of a dozen articles. I explained that he might not want to read them himself, but if he did, the best he might hope for was a list of terms that he could ask his doctor to define for him, to help him understand his condition better. It turned out that his doctor read all of these articles, and they found an experimental treatment that they were able to apply to the FDA for an exemption to try. I don't think the FDA cooperated, but it was a real boost to them for a while, the idea that they might have an actual treatment for him (that is in regular use in Japan, as we understand). My friend is in a wheelchair now, but he still has his legs. And he quit smoking cold turkey.

Reading medical journals is in some ways a Pandora's box, it can unleash details that you as a patient don't want to know because you can't properly evaluate them. You can scare yourself very badly by trying to diagnose yourself after reading these things. But if you approach the medical journals as a resource, and find someone who has the time and expertise to answer your questions, or if you research the terms you find there in some of the dot.gov or WebMD sites, there can be true power in information.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: JedMarum
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 10:06 AM

Kendall - I've been watching this thread all along. You have my prayers and best wishes. I hope you will fare well through this procedure and recover completely, quickly!

Loosing or diminishing your vocal skills not only hurts you, but hurts the rest of the world if we loose your gift of song and gab!

Best wishes, my friend!


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: Nancy King
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 07:42 PM

Hi Kendall--

Lamarca and Stilly River Sage and others have provided some great links. If you don't find what you want on line, try your local (or state) library. Almost all public libraries have standard references as the AMA's "Directory of Physicians in the United States," and the "Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists," published by the American Board of Medical Specialists. They should also have a volume titled "Questionable Doctors Disciplined by States and the Federal Government," published by the Public Citizens Health Research Group. Most state medical societies also publish local or state physicians' directories. Put some bored reference librarian to work for you!

Good luck in everything! Hope to see you soon,

Nancy


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: Ebbie
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 10:18 PM

Kendall, www.abs.org will take you to the Board certification site where you can check to see whether a particular physician anywhere in the country is Board Certified in a specialty. I myself consulted it recently and decided against one local doctor who does surgery but is NOT board certified. When it comes to surgery, I want someone who has had his or her peers examine the qualifications.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: kendall
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 10:32 PM

Thanks Ebbie, that's what I wanted.


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: kendall
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 10:38 PM

I went to that site, and it didn't look like what I'm after. It's all in German! Are you sure you got that right?


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: GUEST,helpful
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 12:03 AM

It is http://www.abms.org/


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 04:39 AM

Thanks, Helpful Guest!


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: kendall
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 01:52 PM

Very interesting, my local ENT is listed with the American Board of Medical Specialists, and, the big cheese, who is too busy to see me for another month, in Boston is not!


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: Amos
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 01:55 PM

My money is on Kendall over the forces of silence. Why? Look at the track record!!

Love ya, man!

A.


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: kendall
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 11:21 PM

Nancy, I think I have all I need to make an informed decision, thanks to all the great input from these wonderful people.


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 01:36 AM

Kendall, I don't want to hijack your thread, and I'm very glad it's turning out that your condition is benign, but I wanted to bring something into balance. I find it disturbing, though not at all surprising, that the article on the "Quack Hotline" gave plenty of examples of doctors whose public listing concealed their nefarious crimes. However, there were no examples of good doctors whose reputations and practices could be irreparably damaged by this kind of publicity. (The OB/GYN mentioned in the last example may have been such a doctor, but the tone of the article indicated he was probably hiding something.)

There are many excellent doctors who have been sued for "malpractice" because of a bad but unavoidable result, or because they were part of a group, or they briefly treated a patient who later suffered an injury because of another doctor's malpractice. Most, but not all, of those suits are eventually dismissed. Unfortunately, some of them wind up as unjustified negative information on the doctor's record. I'm on the credentials committee of our community hospital...believe me, it happens. I know the strengths and weaknesses of the National Practitioners Data Bank very well. The lawyers and the courts and the insurance companies and the government agencies aren't perfect, either. And in a small community, or in a big city with lots of competition among doctors, it does not take much to ruin a physician's livelihood. I'd just ask you all to think about that.

There's no question that the crooked and incompetent and criminal doctors have to be found out and prevented from harming other people. But sometimes an apparently simple solution like this "hotline" may have unintended consequences.

And Kendall, if you check the link to Dr. Zeitels provided by lamarca above, you will see that in fact he is Board-certified in Otolaryngology (Ear-nose-throat surgery, or "ENT") and specializes in throat and voice disorders. So don't worry, OK?

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 02:24 AM

Thank you Mark......Well stroked.

Y'all are in a very odd category aren't you? Highly respected yet not far from "Used Car Salesman" in the minds of many. The article runs to a common theme.......watch out! And yet, medicine is no different than many other professions in that it has it's share of exceptional people, poltroons, and everything else in between.

Kendall, if you are really concerned about a specialist, have you looked into the many other ways of investigating him? Also, the fact that he can't see you for a month is probably good on several fronts. Perhaps your doctor has implied that your condition does need attention but is not life threatening.   Also, good docs are often very busy. My latest "specialist" is unbelievable in the way he seems to fit 48 hours into a 24 hour day.

Spaw

   


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: kendall
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 07:43 AM

I threw you all a curve I guess. My Doctor here didn't contact Dr. Zeitel after all. Maybe he is booked into next year or something, anyway, he contacted a Dr. Shapshay, and I was unable to find him in that listing. I did find my local Dr. there.


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: kendall
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 08:16 AM

Google has to be the best search engine of all. Through it, I just turned up a web site that lists all Maine Doctors that have had some sort of license problem. Everything from practising without a license to fondling female patients. Seems like they all came from other states trying to outrun their reputations. (My Doctor was not on the list)


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: DougR
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 04:30 PM

I'm glad he wasn't on the list Kendall, because the thought of your doctor fondling you would trouble me somewhat. Oh, I see upon re-reading your post that they only list doctors who fondle female patients! Hmmm. Maybe you better be careful. :>)

DougR


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Subject: RE: Bad news for Kendall
From: Sorcha
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 06:04 PM

Part 2, Hoping for Good News
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