I Know What He IS Guilty Of by Pat Conrad MD

Lance Everett Wyatt, M.D.  Honestly, I don’t know whether he did it or not.  Los Angeles plastic surgeon  Lance Everett Wyatt, M.D. was arrested on 8/2 on suspicion of secretly videotaping naked patients, and as well as charges of sexual battery and use of force Doc arrested.  Anytime your name and the word “arrested” makes headlines, it’s not a good day, but seriously, I’m not prejudging.  I know of a doc in my region who was recently charged with something similar, with sanctions so restrictive that they were tantamount to losing his license?  Was he guilty?  No nurse was present in the room, the phone was lost, and without corroborating evidence, the dude was done (and was known by his coworkers to be so technically old-fashioned that he literally couldn’t even work email, which left us dubious as to whether he was capable of using a phone camera).  I do remember years ago in the ER when, in the middle of a pelvic exam, the nurse forgot something which she ran out of the room to retrieve, leaving me in an extremely indefensible situation (for which I sharply corrected her!)

Is Dr Wyatt a creepy perv, or just the target of a neurotic L.A. housewife displeased with her recent refurbishment?  I don’t know and don’t really care.  What I do know is that this is the permanent age of the Physician Target.  From drug allegations to Medicare fraud to psychotic  patient-murderers to sexual misconduct, it is now always assumed that the doctor is guilty and bears the burden of proof.  What I do know, is that if Dr. Wyatt was in an exam room with a naked patient and no nurse present, then he is at the very least guilty of being a dumbass.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “I Know What He IS Guilty Of by Pat Conrad MD

  1. Ben Van Raalte
    August 8, 2012 at 11:14 am

    For the record, Dr. Wyatt is not a board certified plastic surgeon, or member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In the US, under 50% of the physicians that identify themselves as plastic surgeons have completed an ABMS program in plastic surgery

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