I was moved to pen this commentary after having read another dated December 21, 2020, here on DNO. I was appalled at the contents of that commentary, and I am flabbergasted that such matters had never been dealt with prior to or since that article appeared. ‘Informed Patient’ seemed to have conducted thorough research, and I accept the information presented as credible. I, too, have done my investigations and stand firm by what I write.
That a doctor should arbitrarily call him/herself a specialist without the requisite training, is deplorable, shameful, and disgraceful. That these doctors are extracting large sums of money from their poor fellow Dominicans reeks of dishonesty, and unethical and unprofessional behavior. That these doctors were registered as General Practitioners but are practicing as Diabetes SPECIALIST, Asthma SPECIALIST, etc. means that the Medical Board appointed by the Minister of Health is useless and derelict in its duty not to have disciplined these doctors and suspended their registration. One is reminded of the days of Dr. Finger about whom nothing was done, no investigation conducted by the Board.
Doctors have traditionally been respected as a sort of privileged class; they were almost worshipped and deserved to be. I am only old enough to remember the Dr. D.O.N. McIntyres, the Dr. Bernard Sorhaindos, the Dr. Phillip Griffins, the Dr. E.I. Wattys of the Dominican medical landscape. Most of the current-day ones who have followed would find it difficult to fit in their shoes.
A doctor who has a pharmacy at his office and simply sells patients drugs without a diagnosis should not only have his registration suspended but revoked.
Medical Board, where in Heaven’s name are you??!! They gave you a job to do, so get up off your rear ends and do it!!!! Otherwise you are simply USELESS!! The function of the Medical Board is not simply to register doctors. The entire Medical Ordinance cannot be only about this. Do your duties on behalf of the people!
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