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Is our country really plagued by an abundance of bad doctors?
By Marion A. Stahl
An alarming amount of war stories seem to be floating around the news lately regarding bizarre medical board actions, physicians being jailed, and even physicians committing suicide. In response to this trend, we resolved to conduct a close investigation to identify the patterns among various states. While this phenomenon is by no means new, it does seem to have reached epidemic proportions in the past year, causing great harm to patients as well.
In the last ten years, an estimated 20,000 physicians have been sentenced for crimes ranging from drug dealing felonies to fraud and racketeering. Is it truly possible that our country has so many bad doctors, or have our state medical boards gone out of control as a result of governmental pressure? Continue reading