Doctors are humans and we all make. Some are really big and others are small. Over the past week, we've seen two dramatic examples of physicians who appear to have done some terrible things. I don't write this to judge them, but to say that physicians are vulnerable to stress, mental health problems, greed, and other conditions.
- We've all heard of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a military psychiatrist who shot and killed people at Fort Hood (Military stress and tragedy at Fort Hood).
- If you've been following the FDA news, you may also know of Dr. Torrino Jennings who was sentenced in federal court on charges that he wrote prescriptions over the Internet for people whom he had never met or examined, as well as tax evasion (DOCTOR SENTENCED FOR WRITING PRESCRIPTIONS OVER THE INTERNET FOR PEOPLE WHOM HE HAD NEVER MET OR EXAMINED).