March 28, 2022
The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation commissioned NORC (University of Chicago) to conduct a survey on trust in the healthcare system. The survey took place in early 2021 and the results were published in May 2021. One key finding was that 30% of doctors said they trust the healthcare less since the so-called pandemic commenced. But once you dig a little deeper, the foregoing rings hollow.
The survey found that 92% of doctors believe the mRNA and viral vector DNA injections are at least somewhat “safe and effective,” while 96% said they already received the shots or planned to get them. Meanwhile, 88% of the American public said that their trust in doctors either stayed the same or increased since 2020. Johns Hopkins University found in 2016 that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Only heart disease and cancer kill more people than doctor and hospital blunders. But those white coats are the functional equivalent of halos to the vast majority of Americans.
Doctors get paid $40 for every COVID-19 jab administered, $13,000 for every COVID-19 diagnosis, and $39,000 for every intubation related to COVID-19. Those facts matter not to medical mafia fans. Doctors make huge commissions, receive gifts and/or paid speaking gigs from pharmaceutical companies every time they prescribe a drug. That’s why 70% of Americans take at least one prescription drug daily, while 50% take at least two, according to the Mayo Clinic. That survey is nearly 10 years old, so no telling what those numbers look like now.
Doctors are flawed humans just like everyone else. The difference is that they have vulnerable, loyal, readily-exploitable fan bases and government money at their disposal.
Wisconsin dentist convicted for intentionally breaking patients’ teeth to make money fixing them
Greed, arrogance and stupidity ultimately led to the completely unnecessary downfall of a long-time dentist.
A federal grand jury indicted 61-year-old Dr. Scott Charmoli on December 15, 2020 on several counts of health care fraud and making false statements. He purposely damaged patients’ teeth so he could bill the insurance company for crown procedures, according to the indictment. Dr. Charmoli had been a licensed dentist in Wisconsin since 1991. He was well-established at Jackson (WI) Family Dentistry, and easily earned mid-six-figures every year since the late-1990s. But that wasn’t enough for him.
Dr. Charmoli commenced his scheme in 2015. He went from performing 433 crown procedures in 2014 to over 1,000 crowns in 2015. He performed another 1,000 crowns in 2016. Those two years netted him a whopping $2.5 million just from crown procedures. An insurance company testified at Dr. Charmoli’s trial that the average Wisconsin dentist performed six crowns per 100 patients. Dr. Charmoli performed 32 crowns per 100 patients between 2015 and 2019. He billed a total of $4.2 million in crowns from 2016 to 2019.
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The most fitting and sad testimony came from patient Todd Tedeschi. Dr. Charmoli convinced him to received two crowns in one sitting, despite Mr. Tedeschi having no pain or trouble with his teeth. He told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
“It seemed excessive, but I didn’t know any better. He was the professional. I just trusted him.”
Dr. Charmoli sold his practice in 2019, after accumulating assets of more than $6.8 million, including two vacation homes, by the end of 2020, according to the Washington Post. He only got caught because the new owner of Jackson Family Dentistry saw the pattern of misconduct and unethical practices in patients’ files.
A federal jury found Dr. Charmoli guilty on seven counts on March 10. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 17. Dr. Charmoli faces up to 60 years in prison. He also faces civil cases from over 100 former patients.
California psychiatrist loses license after drugging, sexually assaulting female patients and employees
The California Osteopathic Medical Board complaint filed against Dr. Cuyler Burns Goodwin reads like one of those old TV shows where the reporter comes out and says, “I’m Chris Hanson with Dateline NBC.”
Dr. Goodwin is a psychiatrist in Santa Rosa, California. The November 30, 2020 complaint chronicles three patients who were victims of a predator-pervert posing as a healthcare practitioner. The first two victims are a brother and sister. The boy, called “Patient A,” is schizophrenic. Dr. Goodwin charged $900 per hour for house calls to treat the boy. But instead of doing his job, he spent most of those hours “cultivating a relationship” with Patient A’s sister, according to the complaint.
The sister told investigators that Dr. Goodwin got her pregnant, and prescribed her an abortion pill to end the pregnancy. It’s unclear how old the sister was at the time. But the complaint speaks of both the mother and father of the siblings moving Patient A to a new clinic because Dr. Goodwin obviously was more interested in sleeping with their daughter than helping their son. Dr. Goodwin refused to answer investigators’ questions about the sexual relationship and the abortion.
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Patient B is a 27-year-old woman with a history of sexual abuse and anxiety. She was both a patient and an employee of Dr. Goodwin. Patient B received ketamine infusions for treatment. Ketamine is a powerful dissociative anesthetic that induces loss of consciousness and sedation.
It’s one of the three most common date rape drugs, along with rohypnol and gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB). But some doctors use ketamine off-label to treat depression and other psychiatric disorders. The FDA approved a nasal spray “S” version of ketamine for depression in 2019. But it’s not the same s the powerful dissociative version.
While Patient B was receiving an infusion, Dr. Goodwin starting asking her questions about her sexual history. He also admitted taking ketamine home for personal use. Dr. Goodwin invited Patient B to his office after work sometime in January 2018. He gave her wine, then allegedly sexually assaulted her. Patient B quit her job, but not before Dr. Goodwin allegedly offered her cash as hush money. Patient B filed a police report 14 months later for sexual assault. But apparently nothing has transpired since the report.
Patient C was also a former patient and employee. She was also receiving ketamine infusions. Patient C said Dr. Goodwin told her to take off her shirt during one session. He also fondled her breasts and asked her if she’d ever been with a woman. Patient C accused Dr. Goodwin of rape while she was sedated. Investigators determined that her allegation was credible.
The board revoked Dr. Goodwin’s medical license, effective April 7, 2022. But no criminal charges have been filed. Note that all this took place despite Dr. Goodwin’s wife working in his office as a nurse the entire time. Read the full California Osteopathic Medical Board complaint here.
Large-scale COVID-19 fraud scheme takes down doctor, pharmacists
This list wouldn’t be complete without demonstrating doctor greed and opportunism during the so-called pandemic.
Dr. Alexander Baldonado of New York is one of 14 defendants, including several pharmacy owners, charged in a healthcare fraud scheme that netted over $143 million. The Justice Department charged Dr. Maldonado on May 26, 2021 with six counts of healthcare fraud. Not only did he participant in an advertising campaign for COVID-19 testing during the height of the so-called pandemic, but also ordered expensive, unnecessary cancer genetic tests for people who attended the event. Dr. Baldonado, 65, also billed Medicare for office visits that never actually happened. Approximately $19 million in fraudulent claims were submitted as part of Dr. Baldonado’s racket, according to a Justice Department press release.
The whole scheme spanned seven federal courts in six states. The charges show just how easy it is for doctors and pharmacists to swindle money from Medicare. For instance, Peter Khaim and Arkadiy Khaimov owned several New York pharmacies. They scammed $45 million from Medicare using COVID-19 emergency override billing codes to order expensive, unnecessary drugs and cancer treatments. Those two face healthcare fraud and money laundering charges.
All of said cases are still working their ways through the system.
Mere drop in the bucket
In researching this article, the disturbing truth known to this blogger for more than 15 years revealed itself even more. We literally had to pick a few egregious examples of how doctors and other healthcare people not only exploit the trust of their patients, but also the easy money that is Medicare and Medicaid.
The “Operation Happy Clickers” case involves three doctors and a nurse practitioner, all from Michigan. They defrauded Medicare of $7.3 million via a “tele-medicine” scheme. The three doctors got off with just paying fines and restitution. The nurse still faces criminal sentencing. There are several more case like this from the last two years that simply never make mainstream media news cycles.
Doctors are salespeople with loyal fan bases – essentially politicians in white coats. American medicine is a for-profit business. There is absolutely no benefit to doctors curing and helping their
customers patients. Once upon a time, Sigmund Freud had his patients lay on a couch and just talk so he could get to the bottom of what ails them mentally. Today, psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners talk to you for a few minutes, then prescribe drugs that you must take perpetually. Those drugs also net perpetual commissions for the doctors.
Critical thinkers always tell the lambs to “turn off the TV” to break away from the proverbial Matrix. But mass trust in American doctors is the primary reason vaccine carnage and COVID-19 dystopia will continue for the next several years. “Know thy enemy” is the simplest principal of war. But the full Sun Tzu quote is gospel:
“Know thy enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles, you will never be defeated. When you are ignorant of the enemy but know yourself, your chances of winning or losing are equal. If ignorant both of your enemy and of yourself, you are sure to be defeated in every battle.”
Stay vigilant and protect your friends and loved ones.
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