KDMC getting rid of Dr's moral/ethical issue??????

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wva

Ashland, KY

#1 Jan 28, 2012
I heard that KDMC was getting rid of a very GOOD electrophyist, who happens to be from India. Sadly this is one dr who cares about their patient and strives for KDMC's "mission statement"...KDMC's reasoning for letting him go was because he isnt doing enough "procedures to justify his pay".....so would you want a Dr doing caths/pacemakers on you IF you didn't need it???? BUT dr's who have a good turn over rate on "work" get praised...and even more ironic that since the Heart and Vascular Center opened up their cath labs and made this procedures easy to do, the number of people "needing" them has increased tremendously....

When it comes down to it its like this:

KDMC says to Dr. "we'll pay you X amount of dollars if you do X amount of procedures, no less"...so IF there are no people needing procedures guess what?.... The dr has to "create" his own work to "please" KDMC and keep his job

Also food for thought, Why would you keep a Dr that has been caught for cocaine, and get rid of a Dr who is passionate about his work/patients.....

Think I'll be going to Huntington from now on

So think moral or ethical here....Should a Dr. get "letgo" because hes not doing enough procedures? Or does KDMC really care about health? Or is it a greed-fest deployed by Fred Jackson to covert another scam to get peoples money.
Harley

Columbus, OH

#2 Jan 28, 2012
I total agree! I heard that Dr. Paulus is racists and pays the money that does to stay away from it.
I'll also being switching to another hospital bc I don't want know coco head or ass who touch me.
Bubba

United States

#3 Jan 28, 2012
Paulus is definitely not a racist.
Geezzz

United States

#4 Jan 28, 2012
That is the most dumbass statement I've ever heard!
Harley wrote:
I total agree! I heard that Dr. Paulus is racists and pays the money that does to stay away from it.
I'll also being switching to another hospital bc I don't want know coco head or ass who touch me.
hatetheeratkdmc

Ironton, OH

#5 Jan 28, 2012
Kings Daughters is going to hell!!!
JustMe

United States

#6 Jan 28, 2012
If you're referring to Dr Velury, he most definitely isn't doing too few procedures. He'd cath a cat if you took it in there. And yes, I know he's not the only one doing it. But I have heard that he's leaving, but I don't think he's being let go, it's his choice.

And as for Dr VanDeren, he's in recovery, and doing quite well. There are more doctors out there who are recovering addicts than you realize, and not just from Kdmc. He just happened to have gotten publicity for his troubles.

Finally, please don't confuse Fred's greed for how the rest of us think. He may just care for money, but most of us really do care for our patients.
I am smart

Richmond, KY

#7 Jan 28, 2012
You all are just waking up there. I saw this comming down the pike before there was a pike. When anyone that went there had to have a heart cath and then many had by-pass surgery I knew not to mess with thta place and didn't. It is all about numbers and noses. Every procedure that is done there helps pay the bills and promote the place as busy, busy, well busy is not always good it doesn't speak to how good they are just to how many suckers they get in there to fall for their disgnoses. I and many in my family were misdiagnosed there and it is the last place i will go. When I need to go to a hosp. for a diagnoses and procedure it is out of town, wayyy out of town.
hummm

Chesapeake, OH

#8 Jan 29, 2012
JustMe wrote:
If you're referring to Dr Velury, he most definitely isn't doing too few procedures. He'd cath a cat if you took it in there. And yes, I know he's not the only one doing it. But I have heard that he's leaving, but I don't think he's being let go, it's his choice.

And as for Dr VanDeren, he's in recovery, and doing quite well. There are more doctors out there who are recovering addicts than you realize, and not just from Kdmc. He just happened to have gotten publicity for his troubles.

Finally, please don't confuse Fred's greed for how the rest of us think. He may just care for money, but most of us really do care for our patients.
how old is this post vanderen is not in rehab he is working at kdmc every day!!!!!
ivan t

Ashland, KY

#9 Jan 29, 2012
JustMe wrote:
If you're referring to Dr Veluryy, he most definitely isn't doing too few procedures. He'd cath a cat if you took it in there. And yes, I know he's not the only one doing it. But I have heard that he's leaving, but I don't think he's being let go, it's his choice.
And as for Dr VanDeren, he's in recovery, and doing quite well. There are more doctors out there who are recovering addicts than you realize, and not just from Kdmc. He just happened to have gotten publicity for his troubles.
Finally, please don't confuse Fred's greed for how the rest of us think. He may just care for money, but most of us really do care for our patients.
i doctor with dr. velury and have for 8 years i was heart cathed 6 yrs. ago. he has not wanted to since.he has kept a check on me by doing a stress and echo. a buddy of mine went to dr. shotwell he was scheduled for a heart cath the first time he seen him. also he had never seen his wife, he cathed her and also their daughter. the wrong thing about it is none of them needed it. i believe that all shotwell needs to see coming into his office is a person with a heartbeat and a thigh.
JustMe

Greenup, KY

#10 Jan 29, 2012
hummm wrote:
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how old is this post vanderen is not in rehab he is working at kdmc every day!!!!!
I said he's in recovery, not rehab. There's a huge difference
wva

Ashland, KY

#11 Jan 29, 2012
JustMe wrote:
If you're referring to Dr Velury, he most definitely isn't doing too few procedures. He'd cath a cat if you took it in there. And yes, I know he's not the only one doing it. But I have heard that he's leaving, but I don't think he's being let go, it's his choice.
And as for Dr VanDeren, he's in recovery, and doing quite well. There are more doctors out there who are recovering addicts than you realize, and not just from Kdmc. He just happened to have gotten publicity for his troubles.
Finally, please don't confuse Fred's greed for how the rest of us think. He may just care for money, but most of us really do care for our patients.
sound like you dont like dr velury very much. i was not talking about dr velury anyway. they are letting another dr go because the hospital said that he did not do enough procedures.he is a very good dr.talking about a caring dr.
JustMe

Greenup, KY

#12 Jan 29, 2012
I like Dr. Velury as a person. Nice guy. Just wouldn't let him operate on me. He's too cath happy, just like Paulus.
Heart Patient

South Point, OH

#13 Jan 29, 2012
Are you talking about Dr.Shah?
wva

Ashland, KY

#14 Jan 29, 2012
Heart Patient wrote:
Are you talking about Dr.Shah?
yes.
wva

Ashland, KY

#15 Jan 29, 2012
JustMe wrote:
I like Dr. Velury as a person. Nice guy. Just wouldn't let him operate on me. He's too cath happy, just like Paulus.
shotwell does more than velury.what about him?
JustMe

Greenup, KY

#16 Jan 29, 2012
nope, wouldn't let him near me either. he's just as cath happy, plus he's an ass.
Mom

Astoria, NY

#17 Feb 16, 2012
My husband just had 2 caths done 2 wks apart by Velury. His reasoning...if I don't thinks it's the problem I can't fix it. Same artery had stints put in both times. Fun how he was ok with not informing us that the blockage was severe enough to cause another heart attack. BS
just wondering

Ashland, KY

#18 Feb 19, 2012
how many people have had problems with kdmc emergency room doctors please post your stories
so everyone can see they are not alone in this
they just dont seem to care about you if they cant find whats wrong with you they make it seem like its your fault for not getting better
what do you all think

Since: Feb 12

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#19 Feb 19, 2012
ivan t wrote:
<quoted text>i doctor with dr. velury and have for 8 years i was heart cathed 6 yrs. ago. he has not wanted to since.he has kept a check on me by doing a stress and echo. a buddy of mine went to dr. shotwell he was scheduled for a heart cath the first time he seen him. also he had never seen his wife, he cathed her and also their daughter. the wrong thing about it is none of them needed it. i believe that all shotwell needs to see coming into his office is a person with a heartbeat and a thigh.


Dr. Shotwell is freaking hot, Id let him Cathy me anyday.

Since: Jun 10

Pasadena, MD

#20 Feb 19, 2012
wva wrote:
I heard that KDMC was getting rid of a very GOOD electrophyist, who happens to be from India. Sadly this is one dr who cares about their patient and strives for KDMC's "mission statement"...KDMC's reasoning for letting him go was because he isnt doing enough "procedures to justify his pay".....so would you want a Dr doing caths/pacemakers on you IF you didn't need it???? BUT dr's who have a good turn over rate on "work" get praised...and even more ironic that since the Heart and Vascular Center opened up their cath labs and made this procedures easy to do, the number of people "needing" them has increased tremendously....

When it comes down to it its like this:

KDMC says to Dr. "we'll pay you X amount of dollars if you do X amount of procedures, no less"...so IF there are no people needing procedures guess what?.... The dr has to "create" his own work to "please" KDMC and keep his job

Also food for thought, Why would you keep a Dr that has been caught for cocaine, and get rid of a Dr who is passionate about his work/patients.....

Think I'll be going to Huntington from now on

So think moral or ethical here....Should a Dr. get "letgo" because hes not doing enough procedures? Or does KDMC really care about health? Or is it a greed-fest deployed by Fred Jackson to covert another scam to get peoples money.
When they laid off a large group of staff, that should have been the first thought, and they continued to open clinics and treat people like they do. They have no respect for lives or people, when they lay off people, but are hiring within months. They think people are just expendable. Any business that does this type of behavior seems to portray this attitude.

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