Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing a recent news story concerning a report on the quality of healthcare across the U.S. Several states were listed as providing the "worst" care. Other states were listed as having the "best" quality of healthcare. There was also a correlation between the worst states and the average length of life of people residing in those states.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss two news stories concerning doctors in the news. The first story concerns a Navy doctor who is accused of video taping the sex acts of midshipmen and the dates in his home. Second Doc and Doug discuss a story regarding St. Joseph Hospital in Orange County California. Apparently twice in the past six months surgeons have performed "wrong-stie" surgeries one of which was not documented on the patients medical chart.
- Michael has been experiencing pain from his sacrum.
- Angie has increasing ocular pressure and is headed towards glaucoma.
- Tommy has a dog with a severe skin rash.