Special Recognition to north Florida resident, Marjorie Hodge, who sent the following message to Gainesville.com:
The medical atrocity recently reported at the naval hospital in Jacksonville is just the tip of the iceberg in some government facilities. Apparently, different and much lower standards of care are permitted in a lot of government facilities and it is outrageous that legal assistance is necessary to get justice resulting from medical mistreatment.
The good doctors pay a very high price in disrespect and malpractice insurance for protecting the bad ones. When they are willing to look the other way or even lie to protect the bad apples in the AMA, they are hurting themselves and their profession.
The Board of Medicine would do well to vigorously enforce their stated paradigm of “administering diligent discipline and accountability to anyone who violates the Board’s high standard of care.”