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Doctor: Trump Asked for Cognitive Test, Aced it

January 17, 2018 |

President Trump asked that a cognitive test be included as part of his first physical exam, and his doctor says he aced it. Trump’s physician—Navy doctor Ronny Jackson—says the president achieved a perfect score on the test, which was included in last Friday’s medical checkup. Jackson says Trump’s…
Newser

Here’s What Doctor Had to Say After Trump’s Physical

January 13, 2018 |

President Trump’s White House physician declared him in “excellent health” after the president received his first medical checkup at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, the AP reports. Dr. Ronny Jackson, in a statement released by the White House, said the physical examination “went exceptionally well. The President is in…
Newser

Computer-Hating Doctor, 84, Fights for Medical License

November 29, 2017 |

An unusual fight over a doctor’s license to practice medicine is unfolding in New Hampshire. As NHPR explains, Dr. Anna Konopka keeps track of her patients in New London the old-school way, with handwritten files instead of computers. One problem? That puts Konopka in violation of a state law requiring…
Newser

Olympic Champ Says She Was Abused by Team Doctor

November 22, 2017 |

Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor . Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and a three-time gold medalist, wrote in an Instagram post Tuesday that she waited so long to reveal the abuse by Larry Nassar because…
Newser

TMZ

Gabby Douglas Says U.S. Team Doctor Larry Nassar Abused Her, Too

November 21, 2017 |

Gabby Douglas just announced that she, too, was abused by her former team doctor, Larry Nassar … this after 2 other U.S. gymnasts claimed the same thing. Gabby issued a statement Tuesday which started out by apologizing for her perceived victim…

TMZ.com

Doctor in conflict with New Hampshire over record keeping

October 13, 2017 |

An 85-year-old New Hampshire doctor who has practiced medicine for more than 30 years is in danger of losing her practice.
FOX News

Man Sentenced After Murdering Doctor Over 21-Year-Old Grudge

September 19, 2017 |

A retired barber who murdered a urologist inside his Southern California office in 2013 over a 21-year-old grudge was sentenced Friday to life in prison plus 10 years without the possibility of parole, the Los Angeles Times reports. In 1992, Ronald Gilbert—then a medical resident at the veterans hospital…
Newser

Michigan Doctor Wants to Be First US Muslim Governor

September 16, 2017 |

Michigan has one of the largest Arab populations outside the Middle East, but is it ready to elect a Muslim as chief executive? Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a liberal 32-year-old doctor in Detroit, says yes, and he is mounting a surprisingly robust bid to become the nation’s first Muslim governor. Democratic…
Newser

Patients pay the price when hospital giants buy up independent doctor practices

September 10, 2017 |

When Dr. Sarah Azad followed her mother into the field of obstetrics eight years ago, she thought she’d be in private practice for the rest of her career. At the time, independent practices abounded in Silicon Valley.

“From the time we were young, my mom’s patients loved her. She was a part of their…


L.A. Times – Business

Doctor Accused in 7 Deaths

July 13, 2017 |

A Texas doctor wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people over a four-year period, according to a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday. Howard Diamond, 56, was arrested Tuesday on charges that include conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and health care fraud,…
Newser