People are bothered that I hammer the AMA or the AAFP or the ACP but I really don’t care. They pull in so much money and have agreed to EVERYTHING that has caused physician burnout. Now they want to fix our burnout and sell us courses to make more money off our backs. But you know what? I would be much more open to them if they would do one thing and that is to PROTECT our identities. And to do that they need to fight back against anyone else pretending to be doctors. it’s that simple.
It is very easy to con the public. Yesterday I showed how a journalist received a Top Doctor award from a scam company. Well, here is another one for you:
If you look up Dr. Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler online, you might think he hasa MD and a PhD from Harvard Medical School. He presents himself asthe chief of sexology at a non-profit health research foundation based in New York. His website states he’s one of the youngest elected members of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and that Barack Obama gave him a President’s Gold Service Award for his contributions in medicine and mental health.
Based on the information available online, Sendler could be one of the most accomplished 28-year-olds in medicine.
But he’s not. Those are all lies.
If you read the whole article you will be nauseated. This has got to stop. We need to protect the MD/DO reputation at all costs. Doctorates in other fields are not the same. Those guilty of trying to convince the public of this are doing patients an injustice. If our organizations won’t do anything to protect our noble profession that who will? The AMA recently tweeted how they are helping legal battles in many states against non-doctors getting independence. Great. What we need more, though, is an educational and marketing campaign against people like this lowlife above as well as non-doctors pretending to be doctors or equal to doctors. It is offensive to us and we need to push back and let the public know that there are tremendous differences in education and training.