I found myself remotely interested in (Roger Crombie's) diatribe about the fictitious TV show regarding Hurricanes, et al (Risk & Insurance®, Jan. 1, 2006, page 13) until I found his very degrading remark about our current President. Though he is very welcome to his opinions and certainly has the right to free speech, I found it very offensive for him to refer to the leader of our country in that manner. True journalism would emote an unbiased opinion, which I find severely lacking in our current news media--yours included. In the future, I will just skip his articles altogether.
League City, Texas
I see no matter the subject, individuals still have to interject Liberalism and their own narrow-minded views, even a columnist for Risk & Insurance®. There was absolutely no reason to characterize a "cleavage-heavy bimbo" as an "improvement" over former FEMA Director Michael Brown, and to insinuate that President George W. Bush was a "uninformed, inflexible jackass." (Risk & Insurance®, Jan. 1, 2006, page 13.) Trying to get your point across failed, as I'm sure you believe it more important to place blame than to fix the unfixable. How could you take a very serious disaster and use it as a platform to spew your own political views? It was disgraceful and I honestly wish Risk & Insurance® would not allow such garbage. If I wanted that, I would read The New York Times.
JEFFREY L. GREGG CIC, CRM
US CASUALTY CORPORATION
State College, Pa.
(Ed. note: The writer's comments are directed at columnist Peter Rousmaniere, regarding his March 2006 column in Risk & Insurance®, page 14.)
You are not a doctor and you have no clue as to what was going on with this patient, nor does the pharmacist. None of you actually saw the patient, nor do any of you have any objective evidence since you didn't see the patient of review any diagnostics.
The most painful pain is a disc with an annular tear, or multiple tears in the annulus, (a condition) called Internal Disc Derangement. All of the orthopedic surgeons QME, IME, and AMEs in orthopedics and usually for the insurance side call this back strain or sprain, which is totally the wrong diagnosis. Strain is an injured tendon and sprain is an injured ligament. But a tear in the annulus is very painful. It is like taking a hot iron to the skin, because the pain receptors are the same.
I am sick of attorneys, pharmacists and lay people practicing medicine without a license and not having to pay malpractice insurance. I think us doctors should get in the litigation mode and sue people like you who practice medicine without credentials.
DR. DANIEL BRUBAKER
April 15, 2006
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