Doctors Make Mistakes When Treating Themselves and Their Families

My father’s medical error led to disastrous health consequences for my family

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There is an old saying. “The doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient.” And doctors who treat their own families are fools too. As the son of a physician, I can attest to the truth of this assertion. My father was…



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David Mokotoff

David Mokotoff is a retired MD. Passionate about writing, reading, fishing, and food,