Barry Bonds’ Surgeon Testifying Today
In the ongoing saga of Barry Bonds and possible steroid use, his orthopedic surgeon Dr. Arthur Ting is scheduled to testify before a grand jury today. The editor’s question is – can he be compelled to testify? Whatever happened to doctor-patient privilege? Or is he volunteering?
Operation Walk Underway in Cuba
Dr. Merrill Ritter and his team from the non-profit organization Operation Walk are in Havanna at the Frank Pais International Orthopedic Center this week on a medical mission to replace hips and knees in ailing Cubans.
Surgeon with Child Porn Photos Allowed to Keep Working
In a frankly baffling ruling, the medical authorities in Australia have allowed Dr. William Joseph Fitzgerald to retain his medical license and to continue providing physician services, although with some restrictions (he is not allowed to operate on anyone under the age of 18 years). He was found in 2004 to have hundreds of sexually explicit pictures of children on his home computer.