Dr. Pancake Death Investigated

Dr. Pancake Death Investigated

There are 339 comments on the WDEF-TV Chattanooga story from Sep 17, 2007, titled Dr. Pancake Death Investigated. In it, WDEF-TV Chattanooga reports that:

Submitted by Bill Mitchell on September 16, 2007 - 4:16pm. News Chattanooga police homicide detectives are investigating the death of prominent plastic surgeon, Dr. via WDEF-TV Chattanooga

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curious

Chattanooga, TN

#357 Jul 20, 2012
Impacted wrote:
Doctor Bruce Pancake’s sudden death was no surprise, his chosen lifestyle was all one needed to observe. The comments posted, indicate he was very capable of fooling most. The business’s he established, owned and ran,(medical practice, Athletic Club and real estate holdings) also reflect his chosen course. All served dual purposes, his local medical practice begin legitimate enough. However, it evolved into something quiet different, after constructing the building on Gunbarrel Road, where he practiced and attempted to capitalized on the trade in the Athletic (health) Club, things changed radically for Dr. Pancake, physically, mentally, professional and finically. His entire effort and those around him, evolved into one simple purpose; self-indulgence. Drive by this building today and you’ll still see a cheap yard sign stuck in the grass soliciting “cosmetic” related services/products. You’ll also see a grade sign with Dr. Pancakes name on it and below his health club managers/Jr. partner’s name. This one sign pretty much "tells the tell", if one closely considers why the sign even existence at all. He was simply not what he presented himself as. Yes, pity and prayer for all involved including his family. It took less than 3 months to evaluate and confirm his drive in life over two year’s ago, after, indirectly involving himself in my life. I find it most difficult to believe his family and/or anyone close to him did not understand the trouble he was in, the members of local medical community, sure did.
Pancake lived his last years in a very manic fashion and chose to lace it with steroids, homosexual desires, implants and spending more money than he could possibly pay back, indeed a lavish life style was enjoyed by himself and several around him at the expense of others. I would strongly suggest he was bi-polar. The state of Tennessee used the following words to describe his professional behavior “gross malpractice, repeated malpractice, ignorance, negligence and incompetence” Dr. Pancake failed his medical oath, his friends, patients, his family and most of all himself. In the wake of his life lays a lot of pain for many; his death should serve as a clear reminder for the “hypocrites” still living among us today.
impact are you still reading this?
curious

Chattanooga, TN

#358 Jul 20, 2012
who was the guy who's rumored to be Dr. Pancake's "friend" did he work at the athletic club?
Impacted

Harrison, TN

#359 Jul 21, 2012
curious wrote:
who was the guy who's rumored to be Dr. Pancake's "friend" did he work at the athletic club?
Are you talking about the guy with the fake-calfs? I believe so, try this: http://www.fituguru.com/FITU/Fit_U.html Remember he feels so much better now too!
BTW: His "right-hand" guy, at Pancakes "Den of Sin", has been in and out of jail several times now: drug-charges,( hummmm…. wonder what that could be??? LOL), the re-sale of drugs, while also in procession of hand-guns (a felony), domestic violence and 3 DUI's, I think. Along with some other “horrendous-despicable” behavior, he has all the signs of… well let’s just say someone should have stopped Pancake, but no one did a damn thing about it, did they? This one now rides a moped around the East Brainerd area, because he doesn’t have a drivers license! I get a chuckle out of it every time I see him, especially in the rain!
Dallas Peterson

Chattanooga, TN

#360 Aug 14, 2012
Bruce Pancake did nose surgery on me when i was 13 or so, I'm now 19 and my nose is shitty as hell I have worse breathing than I did as a kid. What could I do because this dead asshole lied to me and my gramdmother with a straight face and permanently tore up a kids nose. My grandmother asked if it helped and we both clearly remember me saying it didn't do anything. Nowadays my nose is worse and not getting any better. I feel sorry for the family of Bruce, but he disrespected me and crossed the line.
Impacted

Chattanooga, TN

#361 Aug 17, 2012
Dallas Peterson wrote:
Bruce Pancake did nose surgery on me when i was 13 anything. Nowadays my nose is worse and not getting any better. I feel sorry for the family of Bruce, but he disrespected me and crossed the line.
I believe, the first order of business, go see a creditable Otolaryngologist –an E.N.T.(ear, nose & throat doc.), who practices that specific specialty, not one that has chosen to be cosmetic QUACK, as Pancake truly was, for a thorough examination of your issue(s). Bruce Pancake, just as several other doctors in this city, was/are pretending to be something they are not! Therefore many patients, family members and others suffer because these type doctors have morally decayed, to the point, they have no ethics left, sheer greed guilds their efforts now, not their oaths!

Find a good-doctor (ENT), there are several around who still care and practice their craft very well, just make damn-certain, whomever you choose, has hospital privileges at one of 3 major hospitals in town, first and foremost! If a board certified ENT does not have hospital privileges, at a major hospital, don’t waste your time! There is, there will be or there has been problems! In fact, if everyone would follow this simple rule, for any surgery need, things would improve dramatically! Pick one that’s a little older, who possibility practiced when Pancake was around too, it’s a very small group, he or she will have a better understanding of your circumstances. Pancake got to town around 1986, fresh out of residency in Virginia, I believe. You see Butcher Pancake got kicked out of all the local hospitals surgical suites in town. So he built his own, that’s why the mess on Gunbarrel road happened. Did he perform your surgery there or was he still hanging on to some hospital privileges?

I assure you, the insurers of hospitals around the country, do the best job of “Tagging” bad doctors too, if a doctors fells to have hospital privileges, a great big red flag should be go up, for the ones who understand it. If an insurer want risk having him in their surgical-suite, why should anyone else? It’s really that simple. Each hospital’s website has their “approved-doctors” list. Be careful too these quacks are very good lying too, I’ve caught several pretending to have privileges and they don’t!

These type quacks move around too, from state to state upon screwing-up, to avoid scrutiny. It eventually catches up to them but it’s a slow-go! That’s why Pancake got away with his butchery for almost 10 years and no-one did a damn thing to stop him! We have similar circumstances in town at this very moment. Each state provides the doctor a “medical- license” to practice. Therefore, 50 state medical boards exist, who try to regulate medical privileges/complaints etc… There are 954,000 doctors, practicing in 24 medical specialties today. This style oversight structure is lethargic at its very best! In Pancakes case all the board did was sweep it under the proverbial rug, after he killed himself, they did NOTHING, nor did ANYONE else, This man was screaming for help!

As a child you were taught to trust the doctor, you simply can’t do this anymore, it’s a sad state of affairs. The doctor must now earn your trust! Go find that doctor and see him!
victim

Chattanooga, TN

#362 Aug 17, 2012
I just found this topix about pancake. I had breast implants put in by Dr. pancake and he did a terrible job. Not only does it hurt but he didn't put one of the implants in correctly and also rip something under my pec that has never fully recovered. You can visually see that one implant is not right and never has been. I was told by a lawyer I could not sue.. I let it go years ago but from reading this forum looks as if I had a great lawsuit. I only wanted the implants fixed or removed. Dr. Pancake was a bad surgeon and horrible person.
sam

Wilmington, VT

#363 Aug 20, 2012
I remember the Vanity Fair article on Dr. Pancake and his wife and daughter. It appeared roughly ten years ago and was about their participation on the child beauty pageant circuit. I seem to remember it came out before the Jon Benet murder. He and his wife seemed really odd and the creep factor was
definitely there. It was the sexualization of a child, his own daughter, and him being a doctor and all, that really turned my stomach.
Know a little something

West Palm Beach, FL

#364 Sep 23, 2012
I know enough to know that all this crap talk about Darin is b.s. I have know him since the 90's; he's not gay, he wasn't having an affair with the deceased doctor. So stop the lies. The person who said they got slapped at the Tortilla Factory for hugging the dr. by Darin is full of it, that's not Darin's personality. Stop lying about him. He didn't butcher anybody.
nooga

Chattanooga, TN

#365 Jan 30, 2013
good to hear what you said about Darin. i've known him for a couple years and i don't think he's gay either. I hope more people get on and defend Darin.
Driver

United States

#366 Jan 30, 2013
You go too a dr too have somthing fixed that wasn't broken.
Just because your tits are not big enough?
Karma..lmao.
Med School classmate

Memphis, TN

#367 Apr 18, 2013
I was in medical school with Dr. Pancake. Funny thing, several years ago I googled the name of several presumably gay classmates, starting (of course) with Bruce Pancake. What I discovered absolutely blew my mind. It was totally surreal. Everybody back then knew he was likely gay as a goose! Hell, I recall when he was about to live at the medical fraternity house, all the guys swore they'd never use the communal bath facility while he was in it! But of course, with his charming personality, style and good looks, he had practically all of them eating from his hand, before you knew it. So when I saw that he had gone into something surgical, had married a woman and had those beautiful daughters, I was totally shocked. What a tragic life he had.
Im_that_guy

Chattanooga, TN

#368 Jul 10, 2013
Know a little something wrote:
I know enough to know that all this crap talk about Darin is b.s. I have know him since the 90's; he's not gay, he wasn't having an affair with the deceased doctor. So stop the lies. The person who said they got slapped at the Tortilla Factory for hugging the dr. by Darin is full of it, that's not Darin's personality. Stop lying about him. He didn't butcher anybody.
No, the guy who got slapped was not lying. I've never been hit by someone harder in my life. My hand hurt for days. I don't know what the guys sexual orientation is, and I don't care, but someone who would slap someone for giving a hug to a person who is crying, has some kind of agenda, I mean, other than being a total ass rag. This guy was mean on a regular basis, just the way he spoke, condescending, sarcastic and just rude, and I was a total stranger. I don't give a crap about anyones sexual orientation, but then again, I wouldn't slap someone for giving a hug either.
Im_that_guy

Chattanooga, TN

#369 Jul 10, 2013
Oh, and Btw... when Darin slapped me, we were standing in a crowd of maybe 100 people, packed together. I had a friend with me who was standing right beside me who witnessed it. His jaw hit the floor. It was the weirdest, most out of nowhere, asinine thing I've ever experienced.
Sad situation

Munfordville, KY

#370 Jul 23, 2013
I had went to Dr. Pancake for breast augmentation. I went because a friend of mine told me he was cheaper and he would let you stay awake. My friend got her implants first, she is disfigured. She talked to me on the day I had my appt. I went only to get my money back. She still after years, and 4 surgeries later is deformed. He butchered her. This man didn't have a clue as of what he was doing. I'm so thankful in my case I didn't go through with it, thanks to my friend who saved me from the hell she's going through. I don't understand why money makes a man so evil. Wanting more money ,doing more surgeries, and not caring who pays the price literally. I did not wish this man death, he got out easy. He should have been made to stand before all he has destroyed and hear every torture story by everyone. I would have rather read he was in prison than dead. My friend is ashamed of her breasts. She doesn't wear bathing suits, because they are so bad. She is a beautiful woman but it has affected her mentally as well as physically. I hope all the people he has purposely ruined, finds a way to accept it. My friend is having a lot of trouble with everything that's happened to her.
Know a little something

West Palm Beach, FL

#371 Jul 24, 2013
Im_that_guy wrote:
Oh, and Btw... when Darin slapped me, we were standing in a crowd of maybe 100 people, packed together. I had a friend with me who was standing right beside me who witnessed it. His jaw hit the floor. It was the weirdest, most out of nowhere, asinine thing I've ever experienced.
Well, I won't call you a liar since I wasn't there, but I will say I'm very surprised. I met Darin in 1990 and worked with him at LA Fitness on Lee Hwy and hired him as a trainer many years later, so have known him for years and would never expect that from him. Really didn't seem like his personality.
buttermybiscuit

Nashville, TN

#372 Jul 24, 2013
I cannot believe that people still have such a freakin stigma about someone being gay...it doesnt matter if he was gay or not....its not against the law and nobody in the year of 2013 should have a problem with someone being gay if they have half a brain...its not contagious...lol. I worked with dr pancake in the OR, and he most definitely was in a committed relationship with his male partner that ran the gym.
Impacted

Chattanooga, TN

#373 Jul 25, 2013
buttermybiscuit wrote:
I cannot believe that people still have such a freakin stigma about someone being gay... I worked with dr pancake in the OR, and he most definitely was in a committed relationship with his male partner that ran the gym.
Oh really, and which "Operating-Room" did you work with him in?
buttermybiscuit

Nashville, TN

#374 Jul 31, 2013
none of your [email protected] business, jacka$$..f^ckoff
wow

United States

#375 Jul 31, 2013
It appears Impacted burned the "butter" on/in/around this biscuit with one simple question!
Impacted

Chattanooga, TN

#377 Aug 2, 2013
wow wrote:
It appears Impacted burned the "butter" on/in/around this biscuit with one simple question!
No worries, just one "Bad & Mad" X-nurse without any class whatsoever! Got caught, was held accountable and still remains unwilling to accept responsibilities their for actions.

She is not the first and won't be the last!

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