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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1986
The matter of physicians' fees and health-care costs is certainly a discussable and debatable subject. But I think you oversimplify and render your readers an injustice in your editorial (April 14), "Shopping for Doctors," when you equate shopping for a doctor with shopping for a major purchase like a home or a car. I imagine you can compare one automobile with another and make a decision based on price because machines are machines, wheel for wheel, engine for engine, gas consumption for gas consumption, color for color, etc. There are so many variables among houses--condition, location, (landfill vs. solid ground)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1995
Re: "Irvine Fertility Doctor Is the Life of the Party" (Oct. 30). Having read all the negative publicity recently about fertility doctors, I'm pleased The Times found the time to profile one of most truly remarkable men I've ever met. Having been a patient of Dr. [Lawrence] Werlin's, I can attest to his remarkable level of caring and professionalism toward people in a medical field where patient emotions demand an exacting toll on a daily basis. In a society where role models are sorely lacking, it is appropriate that a man of Dr. Werlin's character is associated with the miracle of life.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Doctor Who" is celebrating 50 years on the air this year, new episodes begin airing Saturday and to top it all off, the good Doctor has just received a Peabody Award for 50 years of "evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe. " The awards, announced Wednesday by the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, are selected by a board of judges to highlight the best in electronic media. The honorees were announced at a ceremony on the University of Georgia campus, but the awards won't be handed out until a luncheon event in New York City on May 20. The Institutional Peabody to "Doctor Who" was just one of 39 honorees named this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2013 | By Lauren Williams, Jeremiah Dobruck and Jill Cowan, Los Angeles Times
A doctor was shot and killed Monday in a building near Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, police said. Multiple people have identified the victim as a doctor at Orange Coast Urology, but police have not released the victim's name pending notification of relatives. An outgoing phone message said the office had to close Monday because of an emergency. Workers in the building said the shooting occurred in the doctor's exam room. Newport Beach Police Department Deputy Chief David McGill confirmed that the slain man was a doctor but had no other details about him or a suspect who was taken into custody without incident at the scene, which was on the second floor of an office building at 520 Superior Ave. "I sit right at the front desk.
NATIONAL
February 29, 2012 | By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
Federal law enforcement officials announced charges in the largest healthcare fraud scam in the nation's history, indicting a Dallas-area physician for purportedly bilking Medicare of nearly $375 million after he reportedly sent out "recruiters" to round up patients and get them to sign for treatments he never provided. The Medicare billings piled up by Dr. Jacques Roy grew so large over the last five years that the situation left outside experts wondering Tuesday why it took prosecutors so long to notice.
WORLD
February 14, 2010
During a visit to the Tehran military courthouse one day last fall, Hossein and Hamid spotted the doctor. Memories from their five days at Kahrizak prison came flooding back. Prisoners seeking help were handed a few aspirin and told to go away. When they asked for bandages, the doctor struck some lightly with a club. One inmate had been beaten so badly on his feet that his toes were swollen and infected and he couldn't walk properly. He arranged for an appointment with the doctor, who told him, "Get lost before I beat you up," according to Hossein, who said he didn't even bother asking for help for his own injuries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2012 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times
The undercover sheriff's deputy pretending to be a patient in pain presented a Glendora physician with an X-ray to accompany her tale of an injured back and neck. The only problem was the X-ray revealed a "tail" of a different kind - one belonging to a dog. Though the X-ray for a German shepherd had the dog's name, Recon, and the name of an animal hospital printed on it, the doctor wrote the deputy a prescription for a powerful narcotic painkiller and a muscle relaxant, law enforcement officials said.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
Insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross has reached a confidential settlement with a Porter Ranch doctor who had already won $3.8 million in compensatory damages from the company at a trial this week. The agreement reached late Thursday keeps a Los Angeles jury from levying additional punitive damages against the company Friday, when the trial was scheduled to resume. The 12-person panel ruled Monday that Anthem had improperly barred Jeffrey Nordella, an urgent-care and family-practice doctor, from the company's preferred-provider network in 2010.
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