STATE OF WISCONSIN INVESTIGATING FAKE SICK NOTES FROM UNION-FRIENDLY DOCTORS

I wonder if┬áthose “socially conscious” doctors are beginning to regret their decision to hand out phony sick notes. First, the University of Wisconsin has begun looking into the matter, and now there is this:

Staff at the state Department of Regulation and Licensing have begun to review roughly 300 e-mail complaints about doctors issuing excuse notes for protesters at the state Capitol over the weekend, officials said Tuesday.

And if the complaints name names?

Complaints that name a specific doctor and the alleged violations of rules covered by their licenses will be forwarded to the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board. Letters specifying the complaint will be sent to the doctors at the start of the investigation.

Anyone specifically mentioned so far? Yep.

To date, the names of doctors Lou Sanner and James Shropshire have been cited in media reports about the medical excuses dispensed over the weekend. Both are affiliated with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

And let’s not forget Dr. Kathy Oriel, Associate Professor and Director of the Madison Residency Program, who proudly participated this disgraceful behavior and went on television to brag about. Hopefully, her office will soon be saying, “The doctor isn’t in.”

Comments 1

  1. Paul Hsieh wrote:

    If some of the discussions on Sermo are any indication, they (and their ideological supporters) undoubtedly think they were engaged in noble “civil disobedience” and standing up to “The Man” for a good cause.

    I’ve learned to never underestimate people’s ability for self-deception and rationalization.

    Posted 24 Feb 2011 at 10:42 am

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