freedom in medicine

Faria: Rationing irrationally in anticipation of ObamaCare

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Friday, October 4, 2013

With President Obama and his Democratic partisans in the Senate at loggerheads with the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, an impasse has arisen of troubling proportions. The House, though, has the constitutional power of the purse, and the funding or defunding of the flawed ObamaCare law, unwanted by the vast majority American people, falls within its purview. The House has indeed the right not to fund a calamitous and burdensome law.

Perinatal Mortality, Free Care, and Other Misconceptions — Socialized Medicine vis-à-vis American Medicine

Journal/Website: 
Exclusive for HaciendaPublishing.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I have visited 70 countries all over the world. There is no healthcare system that provides the excellence that the USA system does. Much of what you read in the press is not true.(2) Virtually everyone in the USA can obtain healthcare; for those who are “involuntarily uninsured” the number is near 4% not the 47% that everyone quotes.(2,11) I would fully support some system to provide care for the involuntarily uninsured in any system or country.

The Medical Gulag

Journal/Website: 
Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia
Article Type: 
Editorial
Published Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 1992

Acquiescence is the trademark of the slave.
Aristotle (4th Century B.C.)

Editor’s Note on Miguel Faria’s Editorial on the Russian Elections

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Source: 
http://www.surgicalneurologyint.com/content/3/1/28

Miguel Faria was the Editor of The Medical Sentinel, a publication of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, which supports fundamental liberty for all people and governmental non-intervention in the Practice of Medicine. Miguel was a refugee from Cuba during the 1960s when that country was taken over by a communist revolution. He escaped with his family to the USA and went on to become a US citizen, a neurosurgeon, and a noted author of several books on history, liberty, and authoritarian governments.

News Capsules (Spring 1996)

Author: 
Compiled by Medical Sentinel Editors
Article Type: 
News Capsules
Issue: 
Spring 1996
Volume Number: 
1
Issue Number: 
1

AAPS Physician Hosts Weekly Radio Show

For the past 14 months, Nino M. Camardese, MD, Founder and President of the Freedom in Medicine Foundation, has taken time from his busy private family practice in Norwalk, Ohio to broadcast a weekly radio program on the American Freedom Radio Network.

A Tribute to Dr. Miguel Faria

Journal/Website: 
Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2003
Source: 
http://www.jpands.org/jpands0801.htm

It was with great sadness that I learned that my friend, Dr. Miguel Faria, was stepping down as the founding editor-in-chief of the Medical Sentinel. Both Miguel and his wife Helen, the managing editor, worked tirelessly for the journal, instituting editorial policies that made it a unique, extremely valuable resource.

News Capsules (May/June 1998)

Author: 
Compiled by Medical Sentinel Editors
Article Type: 
News Capsules
Issue: 
May/June 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
3

Kudos

Jerome C. Arnett, Jr., M.D., AAPS and Editorial Board member of the Medical Sentinel, has been appointed member of the newly-formed Ethics Committee of the American College of Chest Physicians. He has already attended the first meeting in New Orleans last year and subsequent meetings this year. He will be participating in setting the tone and direction of the committee as well as its mission. We wish him our best.

Quackery vs Plunder

Author: 
Thomas A. Dorman, MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
November/December 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
6

Increasing Regulation

Sutton's Law by Jane M. Orient, MD and Linda J. Wright

Author: 
Reviewed by Lawrence R. Huntoon, MD, PhD
Article Type: 
Book Review
Issue: 
Fall 1997
Volume Number: 
2
Issue Number: 
4

 

Sutton's Law is a frighteningly realistic novel about where managed care might very well lead us. Or, as one of the main characters, Dr. Milton Silber aptly describes it, a system "designed by thieves for thieves."

Third-Party Intrusion

Author: 
Charles P. Prezzia, MD, MPH
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
July/August 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
4

Dear Editor,

I heartily appreciated the editorial by Dr. James Weaver entitled, "Physicians Hear This: Say Goodbye to Third-Party Payment or Die" [Medical Sentinel 1998;3(1):26-28].

Health Care Tyranny

Author: 
Ward S. DeWitt, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
July/August 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
4

"Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" is a myth for some in this world. Consider a country that would limit the amount of money that certain highly trained workers could earn for doing their work no matter what their skill level. Consider a country that encouraged a non-competitive environment for only this type of worker. Consider a country that would make it a crime for these workers to privately negotiate compensation outside of a government-imposed fee structure.

Triage of the Elderly

Author: 
Howard Long, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
January/February 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
1

Dear Editor,
Canada's Medicare for everyone has devalued doctors, patients, and the Canadian dollar. But in the U.S.A., socialist propaganda continues, like the BORG of Star Trek, "You will be assimilated!"

Patient protection from HMOs by government is fraud. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed, "Government cannot avoid the due process requirements of the Constitution merely by delegating its duty to determine Medicare coverage to private entities" (Grijalva v. Shalala # 97-15877).

Optimistic Catastrophism: Why Some of the Problems We Face Are Signs of Hope

Author: 
Hilton P. Terrell, MD, PhD
Article Type: 
Editorial
Issue: 
January/February 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
1

The obstacles to the practice of ethical, efficient, private medicine continue to grow noticeably, month by month. Illegitum non Carborundum says the sign on the bulletin board. It seems to have been overruled in Washington and countless state and corporate offices. The fatherless ones crank up new machines of torture with the added insult that I am required to finance their inquisitional torments. Their wheels grind exceedingly fine. A patient who suffered a stroke would be more comfortable with a simple tray-like armrest bolted to one arm of her wheel chair.

The Health Care System as a Dysfunctional Family

Author: 
John C. Sonne, MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
January/February 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
1

This article describes how the ever increasing control by third party payers of the physician-patient dyad is reinforcing family dysfunction and producing a regressive deterioration of the health care system into a system resembling that of a dysfunctional family. A component contained in both systems is a lack of respect for autonomy and individual freedom through the exercise of tyrannical control in the name of compassion and care.

 

The Erosion of Liberty by the Misuse of Words

 

Liberty ---The Key To Our Professional Future

Author: 
James P. Weaver, MD
Article Type: 
President's Page
Issue: 
March/April 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
2

It began as a simple question from the current surgical resident on my service this rotation, "Do you think I should keep going in this residency?" It was not that he was tired of the work load; residents have always worked long hours and gotten few financial rewards. It was not that he was losing interest in his medical education; if anything, medical education is now more fascinating than it was when I went through it over 20 years ago.

Judicial Interference With the Right to Contract

Author: 
Andrew L. Schlafly, Esq.
Article Type: 
Medicine and the Law
Issue: 
March/April 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
2

Freedom to contract has been the cornerstone of American prosperity. Americans have built their wealth by engaging in trillions of private transactions for the mutual benefit of all parties, as well as society at large.

The government, and those who rely on it, has always been inherently hostile to the private right to contract. Government regulators, for example, are devoted to interfering with this right in order to advance a purported governmental interest. Taxation on the proceeds from private contracts often destroys the benefits provided.

The Police State of Medicine

Author: 
Arthur R. Traugott, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
May/June 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
3

Dear Governor Pataki,
At its 1998 annual meeting, the Illinois State Medical Society House of Delegates passed a resolution opposing the criminalization of medical mistakes and supporting the cause of Gerald Einaugler, M.D. of New York. While we are most thankful that you have commuted Dr. Einaugler's sentence, we are writing today to urgently request that you grant him a full and prompt pardon.

Is There a Right to Health Care?

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Editor's Corner
Issue: 
July/August 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
4

In a recent editorial, Frank Davidoff, M.D., Editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine (AIM) and Robert D. Reinecke, M.D. of the Jefferson Medical College have called for a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to establish universal health care as a right.(1) It was trumpeted in a "Dear Health Care Colleague" letter by Ira Hellander, M.D., Executive Director of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP).(2) The Amendment would read in part, "All citizens and other residents of the United States shall have equal access to basic and essential health care."

Private Contracting --- Everyone's Answer to Medical Liberty

Author: 
James P. Weaver, MD
Article Type: 
President's Page
Issue: 
July/August 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
4

Getting old has its problems. The only real blessing is that it usually happens slowly. For me, at 57 years of age --- I've been fortunate --- it's just really beginning to happen.

A few weeks ago, I visited my periodontist --- gum disease. I have a bad tooth near the back of my left upper teeth, and it needs some serious work. After she described the details of what she was going to do, I asked some appropriate questions including, "How much will it cost to fix that one tooth?" After a few silent moments of calculating, she calmly replied, "Oh, about $2,000."

RE: The Police State of Medicine

Author: 
William Keller
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
July/August 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
4

Dear Dr. Faria,
While sitting in a doctor's office in Phoenix, Arizona, I began to read a copy of your journal. I couldn't help notice the major theme of this particular issue (July/August 1998) encompassed the outrageous behavior of various government groups, particularly the DEA. An article written by Dr. Tad Lonergan was extremely interesting, especially since I knew Dr. Lonergan personally.

I met Dr. Lonergan approximately 20 years ago in Anaheim, California when I was injured. Dr. Lonergan healed me and became my personal physician while I resided in the area.

The ClinicMaster 2000

Author: 
Lawrence R. Huntoon, MD, PhD
Article Type: 
Parody
Issue: 
September/October 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
5

With the widespread implementation of "Clinical Pathways" and with so many to choose from, how can the discerning physician make the right choice? Hospital CEOs, managed care moguls, and integrated delivery gurus are all hawking their own special version of clinical pathways. But a cookbook is a cookbook is a cookbook...right? Well, if that's what you think, then you haven't seen the ClinicMaster 2000.

College Students --- Beware of a Career in Medicine

Author: 
James P. Weaver, MD
Article Type: 
President's Page
Issue: 
September/October 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
5

I'm late at writing this "message." It has been almost too difficult to sit at my computer and compose my thoughts. I feel like a traitor might who is considering betraying his mother country, because I am going to warn college students, who might be thinking about a career in Medicine, of the many dangers to their life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness that medical practice will hold for them.

What Price --- Freedom?

Author: 
Lawrence R. Huntoon, MD, PhD
Article Type: 
President's Page
Issue: 
May/June 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
3

Earlier this year, INS agents discovered 75 Chinese immigrants cramped inside cargo containers stacked among a thousand other containers on ships docked in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Seattle. These people endured a two to three week trip in a box the size of a tractor-trailer, with a tarp on top with holes punched in it so they could breathe. The air was thick with the stench of overflowing barrels of waste that served as toilets during this horrible ordeal. They survived on only crackers and water, in the dark and the stink, and were at great risk should anything happen at sea.

Patient Safety and Self-Managed Medical Care

Author: 
Howard Long, MD, MPH
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
May/June 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
3

Letter to David M. Lawrence, MD
Chairman and CEO
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

Dear Dr. Lawrence,
Would health care be safer with control like air traffic (as you suggested at Town Hall in November --- or with self-managed medical savings accounts?

RE: Slouching Towards a Duty to Die

Author: 
Nino M. Camardese, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
May/June 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
3

Dear Editor,
The contents of your article "Slouching Towards a Duty to Die" (Medical Sentinel 1999;4(6):208-210) are so sad, unfortunately. The article is superb and accurate.

I have been in solo practice now for over 45 years. I still make house calls. Beyond that I oversee three active educational foundations and do radio and television programs, as you know, to halt unlawful government, and preserve our foundations of liberty and the ethics of Hippocrates.

Neomorts Jane M. Orient, MD and Linda J. Wright

Author: 
Reviewed by Lawrence R. Huntoon, MD, PhD
Article Type: 
Book Review
Issue: 
July/August 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
4

Neomorts, a new novel by the dynamic duo of Dr. Jane Orient and Linda J. Wright, is about standing by your own morals and judgment even when it conflicts with government standards. Although written as a medical mystery/thriller, this book examines serious issues that cut at the very heart of medicine. It pushes moral and professional rationalization to limits that are strikingly similar to those being approached in medicine today. The fictional account opens and proceeds rapidly with the passage of the Organ Transplantation Rights Bill.

How to Get (a Lot) More New Patients --- Secrets of a Highly Successful Medical Practice by J.E. Limpin, MD and E.L. Forys, Esq.

Author: 
Reviewed by Delbert H. Meyer, MD
Article Type: 
Book Review
Issue: 
July/August 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
4

This short, concise book of strategies and ideas was written by a physician, a medical office manager and a marketing consultant, who have opened four separate medical offices that have evolved into busy and highly successful profit centers, managed care influence notwithstanding.

Book Review: The Nazi War on Cancer by Robert N. Proctor

Journal/Website: 
The Freeman--Ideas on Liberty
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2000
Source: 
http://www.thefreemanonline.org/departments/book-review-the-nazi-war-on-cancer-by-robert-n-proctor/

The Nazi War on Cancer by Robert N. Proctor is a deeply disturbing book for it describes in a good light what the author calls "the lesser-known 'flipside' of fascism-the side that gave us struggles against smoking, campaigns for cleaner food and water, for exercise and preventive medicine."



Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.