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UW Health investigates doctors who wrote sick notes for protesters
Madistan dot com ^ | 2-21-11 | DAVID WAHLBERG

Posted on 02/21/2011 12:30:03 PM PST by bigbob

UW Health is investigating doctors who wrote medical notes last weekend excusing protesters at the Capitol from work, and the Wisconsin Medical Society has criticized their actions.

“These UW Health physicians were acting on their own and without the knowledge or approval of UW Health,” UW Health said in a statement. “These charges are very serious.”

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the UW Medical Foundation, the university’s doctor group, are investigating.

“The investigation will identify which UW Health physicians were involved and whether their behavior constituted violations of medical ethics or University of Wisconsin and UW Health policies and work rules,” the statement said.

“The investigation and any potential future action will follow the established procedures of the University of Wisconsin. Any future disciplinary action taken will be considered a personnel matter, and in accord with University of Wisconsin policies, will not be open to public discussion.”

The Wisconsin Medical Society, the state’s doctor group, said in a statement that it “does not condone these actions under any circumstances.”

“The physician-patient relationship is a cornerstone for providing high quality health care,” the medical society said. “Important elements of that relationship, such as conducting proper medical evaluations of patients, should not be taken lightly.”

The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board has received information about the events, the medical society said.

Dr. Lou Sanner, a family medicine physician at UW Health, told the Associated Press he was one of the doctors involved. He said wrote notes for protesters who were suffering from stress.

“Some people think it’s a nod-and-wink thing, but it’s not,” he told the Associated Press.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: doctorfraud; fakeexcuses; lousanner; sicknotes; uwhealth; wisconsin; wisconsinleftyquacks; wisconsinshowdown
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To: bigbob

It seems to me the doctors who wrote the fraudulent sick notes, AND the teachers who took them, are both culpable???


51 posted on 02/21/2011 1:57:35 PM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: pepsionice; kcvl

Exactly. At least confusion could be sewn.

The strikers (they are on strike since they are not at work) can be intimidated with misinformation

Who do you trust? Dare I trust anybody? Why am i scared?


52 posted on 02/21/2011 2:02:51 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Johnny B.
I suspect there are laws against impersonating a physician.

Practicing without a license, impersonating a licensed physician, just to name a couple.

The bottom line is, the UNION frauds are to be held responsible for their own actions. Course that'll never happen because liberals/socialists/marxists are never held responsible for their actions.

53 posted on 02/21/2011 2:13:30 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: bigbob
Here's a pic of one of the perps. A lib if I ever saw one. Prosecute the bastid. Photobucket
54 posted on 02/21/2011 2:13:40 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: bert

Fake note by fake Docs. I can’t wait to see what happens when the teachers return from their temper tantrum and find they got scammed. Hopefully it will lead to termination.


55 posted on 02/21/2011 2:14:27 PM PST by matt04
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To: bigbob

The gov’t should not be involved in the doctor/patient relationship.


56 posted on 02/21/2011 2:16:56 PM PST by Little Pharma
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To: bigbob

The authorities should subpoena the office visit records of these doctors to see if they actually saw the teacher/patients they wrote notes for. If they’re going to claim they wrote the note(s) based on telephone consultations instead of an actual visit, they should subpoena the phone records of the doctors &/or teachers involved.


57 posted on 02/21/2011 2:19:27 PM PST by mellow velo
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To: bigbob
Any doctor who has ever been disciplined by the Wisconsin medical board for illegally prescribing medication without properly examining the patient should petition to have the charges dismissed based on these actions by a few idiotic liberal physicians.

Mrs. Prince of Space

58 posted on 02/21/2011 2:31:28 PM PST by Prince of Space
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To: bigbob
UW Health is investigating doctors who wrote medical notes

Let me help, they work for you!

59 posted on 02/21/2011 2:47:50 PM PST by SouthTexas (Is it time for tea yet?)
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To: Johnny B.

“if they can’t get insurance due to their fraud, they won’t be able to practice anywhere.”

They’ll have to move to Haiti, and practice there!


60 posted on 02/21/2011 2:50:06 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: mapmaker77
I wouldn’t hold my breath, they’re all scumbag dhims.

These "doctors" thought they'd be able to do this out of the public eye. They were wrong. Now that they've been identified, and all on the faculty one school of medicine, that institution's national reputation is at stake. I can say schools of higher learning tend to act for self-preservation.

61 posted on 02/21/2011 3:02:00 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica
This is just a way of sweeping it under the carpet and hiding behind privacy until the heats off.

I don't know ... this is serious business that goes well beyond writing work excuses for patients who aren't sick. If a physician can fake a diagnosis with impunity and can hide behind the privacy laws, it opens up medical practice to unlimited insurance fraud.

62 posted on 02/21/2011 3:02:25 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: bigbob

A Brett Healy of the Maciver Institue was interviewed by Stuart Varney about an hour and a half ago. He said this is a serious investigation, hundreds - maybe thousands - of these notes were written, people are just outraged, thousands of calls and emails have come in, their server crashed, etc.. At the moment, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be swept under the rug.


63 posted on 02/21/2011 3:09:53 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

If true, that means that have officially been diagnosed with a mental illness and should have to undergo a detailed mental examination to ensure they are not a threat to themselves and others and that they can perform their duties as teacher.


64 posted on 02/21/2011 3:26:43 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: mapmaker77

0 will see that they get more medicare money, more benefits.


65 posted on 02/21/2011 3:30:54 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO.)
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To: jesseam

me too OIF 3 Tikrit...(no not at FOB Speicher either)


66 posted on 02/21/2011 3:35:34 PM PST by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: OL Hickory

I have to say I agree with everything you said about liberals. Etc. I was in a Blackhawk unit at Balad for 13 months.


67 posted on 02/21/2011 4:52:38 PM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: jda
It seems to me the doctors who wrote the fraudulent sick notes, AND the teachers who took them, are both culpable???

The university is investigating those faculty, they've been repudiated by a professional organization, and at least one school district put out a statement they are aware of the "sick notes" and will investigate the "sick" teachers as well.

DAYLIGHT has hit hard. Unfortunately, they are saying these are "personnel matters" so nothing will be made public meaning it may all be swept under the rug.

68 posted on 02/21/2011 5:26:07 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: bigbob
He said wrote notes for protesters who were suffering from stress.


69 posted on 02/21/2011 6:24:50 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Little Pharma
The gov’t should not be involved in the doctor/patient relationship.

They should IF it's FRAUDULENT!

70 posted on 02/21/2011 7:35:16 PM PST by Sal (It's not a mistake or an accident. It's on purpose and the purpose is our destruction.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Hopefully these idiot LIB doctors will need a Dr’s note soon because they are suffering from stress from having their licenses to practice yanked. Such imbecilic poltroons!


71 posted on 02/21/2011 7:36:16 PM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Redleg Duke

Yup....crazy liberals. I lived in Wisconsin for 11 years and it’s amazing the stuff that went on in Madison


72 posted on 02/21/2011 8:16:14 PM PST by SideoutFred (B.O. Stinks...it really does)
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To: Mygirlsmom
"Why do I have the funny feeling that the final report will say “the evidence was inconclusive”?"

Maybe because the University of Wisconsin is doing the investigation....

Thats exactly the outcome I expect too from a socialist infested University.

73 posted on 02/21/2011 8:47:24 PM PST by libs_kma (If you "drain the swamp", and Rangel and Waters are still there...thats an EPIC FAIL!!!!)
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To: green pastures

Ping - to post 22


74 posted on 02/21/2011 9:17:03 PM PST by CatDancer (I want to call Sarah Palin "Madame President". And I'm old. So hurry up!)
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To: bigbob

“The investigation and any potential future action will follow the established procedures of the University of Wisconsin. Any future disciplinary action taken will be considered a personnel matter, and in accord with University of Wisconsin policies, will not be open to public discussion.” >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Yes, welcome to the stonewalling which would fuel Obama’s Deathcare. Politics meet medicine.Medicine folds.

These lame dick leftist doctors deserve copious mentholated hot oil enemas administerd by the Amish.


75 posted on 02/21/2011 10:46:39 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: bigbob

Take away their licenses. Ban them from working in Wisconsin.


76 posted on 02/21/2011 10:47:51 PM PST by Fledermaus (If the GOP now cannot defund NPR, etc. then VOTE THEM OUT and start over.)
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To: LibertyRocks

Don’t lecture us, lecture them.

They bring this on themselves. If they are so wonderful then WHY DON’T THEY FORCE OUT THE BAD APPLES?

Teachers, doctors and lawyers know who are the bad ones but are to COWARDLY to do anything about them. In that case, a pox on all of them.

STAND UP!


77 posted on 02/21/2011 10:52:43 PM PST by Fledermaus (If the GOP now cannot defund NPR, etc. then VOTE THEM OUT and start over.)
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To: Little Pharma
The gov’t should not be involved in the doctor/patient relationship.

Doctors should not be defrauding the state government by supplying fraudulent examination results to government employees that are no-showing at their job. Hmm. It seems we're at an impasse.
78 posted on 02/22/2011 4:58:45 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: bigbob

Nationally and locally in Madison, this story/documentation must be kept alive to keep the socialists in charge of the medschool/university and hospitals from burying what happened.


79 posted on 02/22/2011 7:32:27 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: jesseam

“LOL, after 13 months in Iraq, I could tell these teachers a little bit about stress :-)”

Thanks for your service and time.

It is amazing how real stress like your time in Iraq puts most other so called stress in our lives into a true perspective.


80 posted on 02/22/2011 7:37:34 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Landru
ping Wisconsin doctors writing sick slips: License numbers have been traced to Univ. of Wisc. Medical Center.
81 posted on 02/27/2011 11:10:57 PM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger than yours)
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