Should we be wary of an entire bushel of apples when a scant few are bad? The reported (and sometimes purported) exploits of recent medical professionals such as Conrad Murray, Sandeep Kapoor, Khristine Eroshevich, among others might make us believe a startling trend is on the rise. These individuals are accused of acts which lead to the deaths of their high-profile patients; yet, thankfully, for every Conrad Murray, there are a thousand doctors who maintain a strong moral compass many years following the recitation of the Hippocratic Oath.
Why have these people gone astray? Money? Fame? A deity complex? Does their intelligence sometimes cloud their judgment, leading them to rationalize the copious, life-threatening amount of medications they prescribe to their patients? So, how can you be sure the doctor you’re seeing is seeing you on the level? Though it is just a starting point, Lady Justice recommends you digest some information contained in this article from The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/30/health/30find.html
Good health to all of you as we forge ahead through this new decade.