Archive for October, 2009

Suzanne Somers is at it again!

October 19, 2009 3 comments

Suzanne Somers is at it again. Now “Dr. Somers” is releasing yet another book called “Knockout” where “she argues against what she sees as the vast and often pointless use of chemotherapy.”

It is egregious that this quackery can be fed to the masses like this. Anyone else who tries to play doctor without a medical license is thrown in jail. But this is worse. While one fake doc might kill one or two people at the most before being found out by the state medical board, her ignorance is capable of killing thousands. I hope one of her reader’s vengeful family members sues her ass for millions.

In the following video she explains today to Ann Curry how her book is one of hope!? I see it as one of doom. She further states that she wishes how this book had been around when she was fighting breast cancer. If this was the case she wouldn’t be sitting here giving us insight into her remarkable stupidity.

Suzanne Somers is a nauseating heinous hag who will prostitute out her soul to make a dollar even if it means prematurely taking the lives of desperate cancer victims. Utterly disgusting!

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Forgive Student Loans

October 17, 2009 4 comments

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Over the past week, you may have noticed that I have devoted several of my daily posts to highlight the emerging student loan crisis. I was prompted to focus in on this issue after hearing of a contest over on SDN to see who would have the highest debt after graduating from med school. Needless to say I was horrified. After awarding Tufts Medical School the prize for having the highest tuition and fees in the nation, a lot of discussion erupted over this. I was contacted by Ms. C. Cryn Johannsen, the Promotional Writer and Director of Marketing for the Forgive Student Loan Debt Movement (founded by Robert Applebaum whose facebook group now has over 232,000 members and climbing as of this writing). I get many emails from colleagues venting their frustration over the state of healthcare who ask how they can help but often feel powerless. Here is one recent particular message, “For one thing, what can any resident do about tuition costs? We paid our tuitions and moved on. We made the decisions, good or bad, to attend expensive med schools over state schools 5 years ago. What good is posting about tuition costs going to do for us NOW? We made our beds already and now have to live with the consequences.” Regarding the student loan issue, I too had similar feelings. However, with the passage of IBR as a part of the College Cost and Reduction Act of 2007 and the introduction of a new president a glimmer of hope appeared. With student loans ballooning out of control more must be done. The massive debt loads are only fueling the fire to the rising cost of healthcare in this country. The president has asked for ideas from the public in how to better control costs in healthcare…Obama are you listening? Your voices are being heard and I strongly believe that change can and will happen. I strongly encourage everyone to show their support of this grassroots movement by chipping in a mere $5 (which is less than your nearly useless AMSA dues but will actually mean something) to buy a bumper sticker. Though I would’ve preferred my bumper sticker to read, “My other house is my student loans”, I eagerly await for mine in the mail. Now at least everyone will understand why a new attending is still driving around in a clunker.

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Dermatologist wins $189 Million PowerBall

October 16, 2009 Leave a comment

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I am sometimes accused of being too negative. So, I’d thought I’d break tradition and share with you the following story. Dr. William A. Steele, a dermatologist, from Orlando, Florida hit it big. And boy did he hit it big- 189 MILLION Dollars from the recent PowerBall Lotto! Just to think that a mere one week’s worth of interest off those winnings would wipe out my six figure student loan debt setting me free to pursue my passion in public service. Dr. Steele states in the article that he would donate some of the winnings to charity. So, if Dr. Steele if you are out there listening…..ah… too dream. Now doesn’t that story just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?

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Sallie Mae Loan Sharks Go after Dead Son’s Mom

October 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Watch Sallie Mae hunt down a student loan from this poor mom who just lost her son to myocarditis. This behavior is beyond predatory…it is outright evil. Here is the inside story to this awfully painful situation.

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The Hyenas of American Healthcare

October 14, 2009 Leave a comment

The Hyenas of American Healthcare

“Allied” Health Professionals
Gov’t bureaucrats and eroding reimbursements
Malpractice lawyers and insurers
Student Loan lenders
Institutions of Higher Learning
Walmart minute clinics
Corrupt administrators
Specialty Turf Wars
Medical tourism
USMLE/Licensure/Certification/DEA/Misc. Fees

Why is it so taxing to be a physician nowadays? Having to deal with the hyenas of healthcare…and they are everywhere! Watch this video from start to finish and you will see why practicing as a physician nowadays is so draining and what will be the end result if no stance is taken.

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Calling out Penn Dental

October 13, 2009 2 comments


Someone gave me the heads up to look into the student budget at Penn Dental. Check out the jaw dropping four year budget here. Penn Dental, you rock! Flavor Flav would be so proud!

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Suze Orman and the Student Loan Crisis

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Suze Orman and Student Loans

Suze Orman talks about the looming student loan crisis. Congress are you listening? Or are we going to continue to sleep behind the wheel of this sixteen wheeler until it is too late? WAKE UP NOW!

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