Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing the fact that every year doctors bill Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers $750 billion for unnecessary tests and procedures. Also outlining how medical doctors have legislated themselves into a "protected monopoly". Asserting that is how they are able to get away with bilking patients and their insurance for decades.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning a doctor who is up on fraud charges. This Detroit oncologist Dr. Farid Fata has pleaded guilty to 16 charges including money laundering and conspiracy. In a six year period Dr. Fata billed Medicare $225 million and was paid at least $91 million. A U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade is seeking life in prison.
Joe's wife has been diagnosed with RA (rheumatoid arthritis).
Cindy's father has poor circulation and acid reflux.
Sandra is a type 2 diabetic experiencing painful neuropathies.
Anne is a type 2 diabetic trying to control her blood sugar levels with nutritional supplements.
Eldora has follow up questions concerning her husband's diagnosis of hepatitis C.
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