Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dishonesty at Carle Clinic & Foundation Hospital

In the continuing "something is going on at Carle Clinic" in Urbana, Illinois that is very untoward . . .

Take a look at a press release on the Carle Foundation Hospital web-site (circa August 2006):

Carle Foundation Hospital Pediatric and Young Adult Hematology/Oncology Center relocates to new space specially designed for young patients

August 18, 2006

Children and young adults with cancer and blood disorders now have a new place of their own. Carle Foundation Hospital's Pediatric and Young Adult Hematology/ Oncology Center has relocated to a 4600 square foot space on the 6th floor of the South Clinic. The new Center is designed to make exams and treatments as comfortable as possible.

"We designed the Center under the theme, ‘A Place for Us'," said Mark Musselman, MD, pediatric hematologist/oncologist. "Our patient visits are very long. We see some of our patients up to five days a week and some are here for treatments up to 40 hours a week. This new space allows our young patients to receive state-of-the-art quality medical care in an environment geared to make this time of their lives as comfortable as possible."

The small-town d├ęcor provides a home-like atmosphere. The new Center includes four exam rooms and three infusion rooms designed in themes. Four infusion chairs in an open area with plenty of natural light sit next to a play area which is designed to look like a park. The procedure room depicts a nighttime walk near a lake.

"During their visit, we want our patients to feel as though their exam or infusion room is their home," said Dr. Musselman. "These facilities help our families through some incredibly hard times and give them a place to belong. It helps them focus on other things while we deliver their care. Our patients receive the latest treatments and participate in national clinical trials, yet they see it all as just a visit to a place where they belong and can have some fun."

According to the National Childhood Cancer Foundation, one in 300 Americans will develop cancer by the age of 20. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

"We're fortunate that 75 to 80 percent of our patients survive cancer," said Dr. Musselman. "We're thankful that we're now able to provide the best care in a more comfortable environment."

The new Center opened in mid-August.
How odd that only two (2) years ago, Carle Foundation Hospital was promoting this venture.

What credentials does/did Dr. Musselman have to be held out as
"pediatric hematologist/oncologist"? It is reasonable to expect that the sole doctor associated with the major medical facility in central Illinois would be board certified in pediatric oncology and hematology According to the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Musselman is only board certified in "general pediatrics."

Did Carle Clinic and Foundation Hospital purposefully deceive the young cancer patients and their families?

Why did Dr. Musselman stop with the project? He seemed so jazzed!

Shame on Carle Clinic Association.

Are their other unethical medical practices in addition to Chris Dangles, M.D. and Mark Musselman, M.D.?

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