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David Mittleman

Raymond Allard, D.O., Engages in “Bizarre” Behavior at Sparrow Hospital, Causing Infections in Patients; Sparrow Covers it Up

Raymond Phillip Allard, D.O., who was an orthopedic surgeon at Sparrow Health System and Sparrow Carson Hospital until recently, is currently under investigation by Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) due […]

David Mittleman

Sparrow Hospital Infections Problem

A nurse anesthetist named Jonnie Vanderhoef filed a complaint with the state of Michigan, claiming that Dr. Raymond Phillip Allard, an orthopedic surgeon who works for Sparrow Health System and Sparrow Carson Hospital, has a complete disregard for patient safety […]

David Mittleman

Pancreatic Cancer – False Positives Can Kill You

Pancreatic Cancer can go undetected until it has advance to the point where successful treatment is unlikely.  Pancreatic cancer is notorious for its poor prognosis, with a low overall 5-year survival rate of only 8.7%.  Early detection gives you the […]

David Mittleman

Double Booked Surgeons Force Patients to Wait Under Anesthesia

Over a year ago, I wrote a blog about a practice known as simultaneous surgeries, in which a surgeon operates on more than one patient at a time.  Patients, who usually have no idea their surgeon is operating on another […]

David Mittleman

Mutilation – Religious Beliefs or Double Standard?

The facts are not in dispute, but religious beliefs seem to be.  A Michigan doctor, Jumana Nagarwala, has been charged with the crime of female genital mutilation.  In some Middle Eastern and African countries, genital mutilation is considered a rite […]

David Mittleman

From Physician to Felon in the Name of Greed

The breach of trust we bestow upon people who work so hard to achieve it is a paradoxical dilemma difficult to wrap your head around.  But it happens time and time again, with leaders in all those special places we […]

Mick S. Grewal Sr

How to Reduce the Risk of Medical Errors

Virtually no one looks forward to a trip to the hospital, whether for a routine procedure or in response to a medical emergency. Some people hate the bright lighting and the general discomfort of the hospital setting. Others are put […]

David Mittleman

Pharmaceutical Industry Creates OPIOID ADDICTION EPIDEMIC – Then Wants to Cure It?

Opioid addiction is the most recent medical condition that pharmaceutical companies have created and now claim they want to try to cure.  Americans use the most opioids of any nation; in 2013, 16,000 Americans died from overdosing on narcotic painkillers.  […]

David Mittleman

MSU, Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Michigan State University Gymnastics Head Coach Kathie Klages has been at the helm of their program for over 27 years.  I have never met Kathie and it’s unlikely we will meet at a gymnastics competition, but I know a lot […]

David Mittleman

MSU, I Understand the “Nuanced Difference” between Sexual Assault and Appropriate Medical Procedures

Michigan State University’s Title IX Office, which investigates gender discrimination claims, including allegations of sexual assault and harassment, determined what?  They determined she “didn’t understand the ‘nuanced difference’ between sexual assault and an appropriate medical procedure.”  Are you kidding me!  […]