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6 Apr, 12 tweets, 3 min read
Most of you who follow me know that I use Twitter to educate and inform. My thread regarding the firing of anesthesiologists at Watertown Regional Medical Center was published in Medscape. There were at least three other Twitter posts on the same topic--apparently mine resonated.
2)The irony is I was actually condemning corporate medicine. The WRMC/Envision decision was not in the best interest of the public. I think corporations should stay the hell out of medicine. Nevertheless, over-sensitive CRNAs and virtue-signaling docs deduced that I was
3)criticizing CRNA practice. I happen to believe that the safest model of practice if one cannot have a 100% anesthesiologist model, is a model in which CRNAs are supervised by anesthesiologists. In addition, I take issue with any CRNAs who claim to practice EXACTLY as
4)anesthesiologists and want to be referred to as anesthesiologists. It's wrong. I stand by that and make no apologies. But my thread was not about them, they made it about them. Iwas concerned about the community in Watertown. Were they informed or even asked for input? Why was
5)their choice was taken away? I am a patient advocate as every doctor and nurse is supposed to be. I'm also a physician advocate. I hate that these docs lost their jobs, most likely because their expertise costs too much. When reviewing the responses to my commentary, take note
6)of what is not said. No mention of the patients or how this decision might affect them. This is what medicine has become. We leave the patients out of the conversation. It's as if they are invisible. It's as if they don't matter. They are incidental to the business. Well, they
7)do matter. I will not subscribe to CRNAs playing victim because the post was never about them. Whenever I make post similar to this one, I expect the onslaught by CRNAs and/or NPs who dislike my stance. They will attempt to bully, stalk, dox, harass, gossip as they have
8)for the last 2-3 years I've been on Twitter. It's not that what I am saying is not true, it is that it is. They won't argue on merit, instead they will disparage me by spreading the rumor that I was fired for harassing NPs/PAs or some fabricated entity. That rumor was begun by
9)an embittered CRNA who hates my guts and it has flourished and taken on a life of its own. Never happened but why allow a simple lie to hinder him? When repeated enough, fiction often becomes fact. The nonsense has already begun(see attachment). They give my real name in the
10)hopes that a gaggle of them will continue the barrage and do to me what they did to the investigative reporter at WGN. There is no reason for anyone engage in such reprehensible behavior unless I make them uncomfortable or uneasy. So be it. I will continue to use this forum to
11)inform and educate the public(and colleagues)because I sincerely believe that an informed patient is an empowered patient. For those interested, this is the article that the individual who began the attacks embellished. Read and decide for yourself. I'm all about transparency.
For the record, I wrote the bylaws to which I refer in the article. So I knew them...intimately. medicaleconomics.com/view/physician…

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