Erosion of the doctor/patient relationship
Protocols are coming from administrators, doctors lose the ability to treat
Every patient is different. Clinicians should freely decide treatment and prescribe appropriately. This is not happening. We are hearing from doctors and nurses throughout Ohio and around the country that medical licensing boards have targeted some who fail to follow protocols established by administrators. An example is Dr. Paul Marik who sued his hospital to save patients. One of the most highly published critical care physicians in the world and ICU Director at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Dr. Marik was told by Sentara he could not administer effective COVID-19 treatments to treat patients—treatments that reduced COVID deaths, in the ICU, by as much as 50%. The prohibition increased patient mortality. Because Dr. Marik refuses to let patients die without proper treatment, he sued to be allowed to administer the FDA-approved drugs and other therapies that saved thousands of COVID 19 patients in the last 18 months.
His Memorandum in Support of his Motion for Preliminary Injunction is here.
His protocols are here.
We are also hearing that many Cleveland Clinic doctors refuse to assist co-workers with medical exemptions. It seems like they are following orders, not using medical judgment. Where have we heard that before.