Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing the life expectancy of doctors. According to the AMA doctors live to an average age of 56 while their patients average age is now up to age 76. With the doctors dying from the same disease states they are trying to cure in their patients. Doc recommends that people educate themselves and become their own "health advocate".
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss three different stories involving doctors in the news. Doctors in New Zealand lost a man's dentures during a back operation only to find the teeth lodged in his throat 4 days after the surgery. A doctor in California has been reprimanded for implanting silicone breast in 4 women before the implants were approved by the FDA. A Nevada doctors was also reprimanded for failing to diagnosed colon cancer in a patient that later died of the disease.
- Judy's husband has been developing a lot of tag warts all over his body.
- Julie has a dog diagnosed with cardiomyopathy.
- Roger has been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia.
- Betsy is currently taking large doses of hypertension medication that she is wants to stop taking.