See the PA first, if she thinks anything is wrong you’ll get to see the doctor. Oh! She’ll give you a prescription for pain killers, even if you don’t need it.Antique pharmacy

Has American health care and the medical profession plummeted to a new low? The first time this happened, I was left with a crippled hand. The second time I was given a month’s supply of pain killers that addicts kill for. This is the third time and I have some questions.

A Physician’s Assistant is called a PA.

First PA: A year ago I broke my hand. The orthopedic surgeon fixed up the bones and told the PA to put the cast on my hand. The caste was on too tight. They saw me weekly but did nothing. After six weeks of suffering with blue and swollen fingers I now have a crippled hand.

Second PA: Some weeks ago, I woke up with back pain and unable to move my legs. Could not get out DSC_5385of bed or walk. The ambulance took me to the ER. A few days later my doctor sent me to a spine specialist for an evaluation. At the appointment I did not see the specialist, but the PA interviewed me. She sent a prescription (signed by my unknown doctor) to a pharmacy in another state that sent me a month’s supply of pain killers which arrived at my home via UPS. Each pill contained 825 ml of Iboprofen and 26 ml of something else. I threw them out.

[Why didn’t they give me the prescription to change at my local pharmacy?] Yikes!

Third PA: Forty-one years ago I broke my knee in a car accident. It was operated on, healed well and never gave me a problem. This past winter it has been painful to the point of sleepless nights and limping days. I went to the doctor. He ordered an orthopedic evaluation and told me to go to the same group of swindlers as above (second PA).

I called for an appointment and was told that the first visit was with a PA and then I will see the doctor on a follow-up visit. Ihelp called my doctor and asked him to recommend another specialist. He did. I called the second specialist he recommended and was told that they only accept “New Injuries”. Upon enquiries, I found out that “new injuries” and billing the insurance companies are profitable, whereas 41 year old injuries were not “treated” at their office.

The question is: How does one get to see a specialist or any doctor without going to or through the PA? This is a new experience for me. Is this the new trend in medicine? Trying to see a spine or knee doctor is like trying to get an appointment with the President or the Queen of England.DSC_5394

Who are these doctors anyway? And what is the function of the PA? I never realized that PAs can diagnose spinal problems or determine how to fix a knee gone old and arthritic.

In England GPs still make house calls.

In America, the PAs interview the patients, the doctors sign prescriptions not knowing what’s wrong with the patient, the prescriptions go to another part of the country to be filled and 2013-01-28_09-16-34_256then delivered by post. The insurance gets billed and the patient continues to suffer not knowing what’s wrong with her spine or knee, but has tons of pain killers to put her to sleep.

Someone out there please help me. I need to know how the new doctor / patient / American medicine relationship work.

 

 

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As one can only reiterate, Congress is a Millionaires Club. They get elected to be come rich, DSC03525-Band the people who voted for them are the 99% idiots who eat dirt after the election.

The 1% benefit from elected officials positions because they paid for their election and they forever call the shots.

The elected officials are now in the pockets the 1% and they have ample opportunities to fill their pockets. The poor voters are forgotten and remain in poor people’s hell.

Speaker Silver must be commended for not letting his comrades in crime down.DSC_5385

When these politicians get elected – Congress, State, City, Local – their first thought is to get rich quick and the voters are forgotten. This is understandable. Number one comes first. Greed has no limit. They are never satisfied with a little stealing, a little greed or a little corruption. Being in public office means being corrupt and crooked forever – until the pot runs dry or some one gets caught.

Speaker Silver, it seems, has been stealing and corrupt for a long time. A man in his position, a leader-ship role, so much power and influence, a man who can do so much good for the poor and disadvantaged, spent 20 (?) years being corrupt, greedy, filling his pockets, and ending a “good” career in disgrace. DSC_5394

One wonders if politicians, elected officials, are ever honest people who wanted the position to actually serve the people – or to get rich quick. Elected people, it seems, have XXXXXX large egos.

Perhaps there should be term limits to these elected government offices. These life time positions are not serving the people. These are 1% priorities.

Politics in America is in a dismally shameful state. One must exercise one’s democratic, civic duty and vote. And yet voting for corrupt crooks year after year is truly an exercise in futility.

Show me an honest politician, one who has integrity and is truly concerned with the people’s problems and I’ll showtake leave you a thousand who are going to hell.

Politicians’ pockets take precedence over people’s problems.

99% of politicians are going to hell. The other 1%? They prove nothing is absolute.

 

Any dirt bag can run for Congress. No education, qualification or intelligence required. Any skillful liar will do. DSC03525-B

They need to be on the acceptable side of a social issue – abortion, gay, immigration, pipe-line, health / drug company, Israel – and the lobbyists and the billionaires will buy their seats in Congress.

This is the new democracy. Ignorant Americans, innocent voters elect, select, choose, support, vote for a self-serving candidate.

The day after the election that candidate begins to serve the lobbyists and the billionaires who bought their seats and the voters are sent to hell.DSCN7910

Ah! To join the millionaires’ club!

These stupid, greedy, self-serving politicians become stool pigeons of the 1%. They can not serve two masters at the same time, so they sell the voters and fill their pockets with money from people who paid for their “victory”.

Ah! To join the millionaires’ club!

Any half-wit congressman no matter how stupid, knows which side his toast is buttered. Greed will conquer stupidity any day. Serve the self is profitable. Serve the people is not.DSC_5394

Buying and selling congressmen is not a new game in DC. However, the practice is becoming life threatening to what we patriotically call the greatest democracy in the world.

When we can buy and sell congress democracy is dead.

One day soon the suffering, starving, sick masses – the 99% – will have to wake up and take to the streets and march on DC. Either that or apartheid!f2-DSCN2702

Whatever happened to government for the people by the people?

Check out the Millionaires’ Club.

 

Doctors: The New Drug Dealers

December 22, 2014

 

 

 

Greedy doctors, working for drug companies, are destroying people’s lives.DSC_5394

American doctors and the medical profession have hit a new low in the US. Doctors now work for drug companies instead of curing sick people.

Walk into a doctor’s office and one is guaranteed to leave with several prescriptions, a few for unrelated illnesses.

A friend went to the doctor for her annual check-up. He told her everything “looked” okay, and would call her when the blood, urine and other test results were in. She is in good health. She takes no pills. However, he gave her a prescription for vitamins – B12 and D.IMG_0318

Doctors killed one person of my family with pills. At one point she was taking 24 – 30 pills per day. We changed doctors, who reduced her intake, but it was too late. She was taking pills for diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and depression, but had none of these diseases. She was also taking prescription vitamins – B12 and calcium.f2-DSCN2702

A second member of my family sees his doctor once every week and leaves with pain killers, depression pills, etc. He swears by his doctors. He refuses to believe that he is not sick. His doctor told him he is sick and needs drugs to live and doctor’s words are gospel.

His doctor told him he has a bad back and should not walk. How could this be?

There are more doctors’ stories, but I’m sure everyone has his own tale to tell.DSCN7910

American doctors stink. They are greedy, self serving and serve the drug companies instead of the people they swore to care for.

They are destroying people’s quality of life. They are turning healthy people into vegetables dependant on pills – drugs. No wonder they are against social medicine in this country.DSC02722

If only people – as my family member – would wake up and see what charlatans doctors truly are, maybe American medicine will change for the better. In the meantime, we are becoming a country of drug addicts.

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