Drugs seized, doctor charged

Drugs seized, doctor charged

There are 320 comments on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin story from Aug 16, 2008, titled Drugs seized, doctor charged. In it, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that:

A doctor who specializes in treating cancer patients was arrested by federal authorities Friday morning after being charged with illegally using foreign drugs.

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Undercover

Los Angeles, CA

#22 Aug 31, 2008
To POPO: How can you judge Dr. Pat only working for him 2 yrs. You are problably the who ratted on him. Dr. Pat is a very compassioned, caring and loving Dr. You and the other co-workers have no idea what you have done to this Dr. and his family, his workers. You are very hateful. I feel sorry for you and the others who said lies about the Dr. What do you get out of this? A pay off!
Undercover

Los Angeles, CA

#23 Aug 31, 2008
POPO wrote:
yes he is until sep 17 that he's next court hearing<quoted text>
I see you think you know all his business but you don't. With that same measuring stick you will you be judged, Ms. Perfect
Susan

India

#25 Sep 3, 2008
People who really know Dr Patwardhan also know very well that he is such a caring doctor. He is an excellent doctor who would never harm his patients in anyway. He should continue with his practice for ever.
Ex Employee

Yucaipa, CA

#26 Sep 4, 2008
POPO you really are an idiot and you I am sure you are the one who ratted him out, it is obvious to the rest of us that you are uneducated (your typing is that of a third grader) and to all of the readers did you know that the person who is known as a whistler blower gets 10-20 percent from the FDA of the calculated money that came in from the drugs. Well we know why she turned him in. I too used to work for Dr. Pat and POPO all I can say is you did this for the money and pride after all we all know he embarrassed you infront of all of him staff and patients.
Gunga Din

Reseda, CA

#27 Sep 4, 2008
red wrote:
What is with the Indian doctors breaking the law and doing illegal things to make themselves more money while harming and ruining the lives of their patients??? In the Vegas Indian owned Endoscopy Cliniques, more than 40,000 patients were exposed to hepatitis and HIV b/c the owners were trying to save money by reusing needles and viles! http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/02/28/vegas.he...
What about the oath these doctors took to : "Do no harm, and to Not administer Unsafe drugs" ?? They want to come into this country and make it as filthy and as diseased ridden as their homeland?
Do these doctors even have a conscience? What is up with America's lack of regulation in the medical sector. There is more oversight for cat and dog food.
I was mutilated and deformed by an alcoholic surgeon. Doctors need to be regulated -- they need to be drug tested and psychologically evaluated. There needs to be a checks and balance system in the field of medicine -- nurses and staff can not cover up for their bosses and coworker who are harming patients!!! Isn't anyone concerned with the patient's best interest??
Aren't doctors supposed to help people, not harm them while making their wallets fatter? America's health care sytem is a disgrace. Instead of protecting patients -- it protects greedy, unethcial, money hungry quacks.
They don't believe in the Hippocratic Oath or the basic ethics regarding the practice of modern medicine. If Shiva himself came down and whispered into each of their ears: "Do no harm," that instruction would also be ignored.

Look at it this way, if someone comes from a cesspool culture that worships the dung heaps created by cattle, there is very little expectation that the same person would observe common standards of sanitation.
laura

Lancaster, CA

#28 Sep 4, 2008
how can i get this ad in the la opinion newpaper for my grandfather who is a former patient of dr. pat warden
POPO

Santa Monica, CA

#29 Sep 4, 2008
To Ex Employee First of all i am not a she you stupid person and what do you care if i am getting money or not.
POPO

Santa Monica, CA

#30 Sep 4, 2008
laura I do not think it came out in the opinion but it came out in the daily bullent.you can also see the info in the computer UNDER VINOD C PATWARDHAN ARRESTED IN UPLAND. Take your grandfather to the court hearing on sep 17 at the riverside county court.I am sure he is not telling
his patients what's going on.
Latina from Chino

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#31 Sep 6, 2008
My husband is a current cancer patient of Dr Pats. I truly believe that the doctor has saved my husband's life more than once. If anyone has facts, I'd love to hear them. Otherwise it is just gossip and speculation. I believe that he did bring drugs in from India, but he would never have compromised patient care. If I'm wrong, prove it to me.
Mena

Covina, CA

#32 Sep 6, 2008
It is truly sad that so many of you that have commented on this page has ignored the most basic of rights guaranteed to all Americans: INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. your lack of decency and compassion is sickening. I know Dr. Patwardhan and I am proud to know him. I have entrusted him with my own health as one of his patients and I have no fear or regrets about this.
Thumper

Eloy, AZ

#33 Sep 6, 2008
I will tell all of you that you are all wrong about Dr Patwardhan -- I worked for him for 7 years -- his patients loved him -- he cared more for his patients than himself -- I was his administrator and know him better than any of you EVER will -- I know his kids and wife and know where all of them are now (grown !! not still getting music lessons) and I know that he on MANY occasions treated patients who were indigent ( for the ex office manager that means POOR -- remember karma - what goes around, comes around).

I never seen him refuse care to a patient because they had nothing -- it is impossible for me to believe that he would harm a patient. And for the rest who want to go back to the times when he 'practiced without a license'- I was there then too and stood by him through it all until he won that case and got his license back for your information.

Get off your high horses and live the real life and understand that not everyone can turn a blind eye to people in need like you can. I have a deep felt love for Dr Patwardhan and his entire family - he always cared for me and my family as if we were his own.

I am neither uneducated, indigent or of foreign decent. I am an American who knows the laws of the land from my 8 years of professional education. I stand behind him and the fact that he is innocent of wrong-doing until proven guilty -- you want to bad mouth him and say he should be kicked out -- what do you stand up for?? Certainly not the rights of people in this country -- in this country,'arrested' does not equal 'guilty'-- Oh the day when your rights are trampled on and you are claimed 'guilty' before a trial of your peers. Hopefully in that day, they will be able to find 12 people and a few reserves who still have good moral sense and can speak and understand English to try you in court and hopefully for all of you one of those is not his ignorant ex-office manager who can't write a whole sentence in proper English unlike the very well educated physician that they are tearing down - the one who speaks and writes perfect English and one who knows medicine and lives and breaths medicine.

You people really need to get a job and a life and stop taking your lack of ability to achieve out on anyone else who does. All of you need to take a step back and get all the facts -- maybe you would change your mind then.

Like I said before - there is no one on here who knows Dr Patwardhan better than me except Shobha - who I haven't seen in 17 years.
Thumper

Eloy, AZ

#34 Sep 6, 2008
PS Steph is that you?? I could almost bet that it is from that third grader comment :-) loved it

C
Ex Employee

Fontana, CA

#35 Sep 8, 2008
To Thumper, I agree w/ everything that you said and I can tell you that I am not Steph but both my mom and I worked for Dr. Pat and for the last tweleve yrs I have called him my dad, that is how close I have been to him. Like I said all along POPO is in it for the money and nothing else. It is sickening that "IT" (ref'ing to POPO) ruined so many peoples lives, we all will just continue to stick by Dr. Pat and offer our love and support.
Ana from yucaipa ca

Los Angeles, CA

#36 Sep 8, 2008
To POPO, My mom didn't have insurance for the month of july, and we didn't have money to pay for her treatment, and she receive a letter saying that he would see her even with out insurance. I hope you know what you are doing because what goes around it comes around. my mom loves him, one day you are going to be very seek and you are going to thing about the money that you got from this. and is going to be to late for forgiveness. I hope you will never get sick like my mom, because you will die, just of thinking of what king of evil person you are. if you want i could fax you the letter so, you could see what tipe of person DR. Pat is.
POPO

Santa Monica, CA

#37 Sep 8, 2008
ANA from Yucaipa like I said you people don't know anything of course he would see your mother for FREE because he was not giving her all of her meds. I would too see her for free you should be happy that alot of people have opened thier mouth and came forward about what he was doing wrong. How about all those people who might have die because of what he was doing. I take It that you don't care about your MOTHER.If I am evil what is it to you.On the other hand I think God is happy of what was done all of this innocent people who probability die because of what he was doing. You go ahead and stand by his said that's your problem not my but I have the right to say what I please and feel.
MEmi

Fontana, CA

#38 Sep 9, 2008
POPO wrote:
ANA from Yucaipa like I said you people don't know anything of course he would see your mother for FREE because he was not giving her all of her meds. I would too see her for free you should be happy that alot of people have opened thier mouth and came forward about what he was doing wrong. How about all those people who might have die because of what he was doing. I take It that you don't care about your MOTHER.If I am evil what is it to you.On the other hand I think God is happy of what was done all of this innocent people who probability die because of what he was doing. You go ahead and stand by his said that's your problem not my but I have the right to say what I please and feel.
Why would God be happy that the devil in disguise put a decent doctor out of business? It sounds like this doctor might have been a little cheap, but overall was a good person. What was the real reason you reported him? You do know that there are many drugs produced all over the world that have yet to be approved by the FDA, right? Key word there was yet. I'm sure you missed it. There's treatment for cancer, Alzheimer's, HIV, etc., all over the world that some people can't afford because it's not here in the U.S. yet. This doc treated some people without insurance or for free. How does that benefit him? The only bad doctors are the one's who only do what the insurance companies tell the to do. Wow. I thought David from Everett, WA was evil. He's a good guy compared to you.
Ex Employee

Highland, CA

#39 Sep 9, 2008
Popo I now know who you are based on your last comment to ANA, the fact that you are male and that you have worked for Dr. Pat for two yrs (you should really have just shut-up a long time ago) and I also know where you work, for the oncology community is a small one where we live and work and I can say this I would be careful cause your new boss does not take kindly to you smearing doctors publicly nor would she like the fact that you are discussing this so freely
Frustrated

United States

#40 Sep 9, 2008
Dear POPO - you sound extremely ignorant and uneducated. It appears that you have much bigger things in life to worry about than the Dr.'s guilt or innocence; you need to practice your grammar and writing skills. I suggest a basic english class. One quick tip, two negatives make a positive, when you write "people do not know nothing" what you are saying is that they actually do know something. Another suggestion is to practice critical thinking skills. It is quite likely that the statement you refer in your second to last post was someone's attempt at humor and not actually written by Dr. Patwardhan. Lastly, a "dam" holds water, "damn" is the form of the word I believe you meant to use. Don't forget EDUCATION is the key to a better life. If you focus on that instead of your bigotry you may actually be somebody one day.
Thumper

Eloy, AZ

#41 Sep 9, 2008
Ex Employee wrote:
To Thumper, I agree w/ everything that you said and I can tell you that I am not Steph but both my mom and I worked for Dr. Pat and for the last tweleve yrs I have called him my dad, that is how close I have been to him. Like I said all along POPO is in it for the money and nothing else. It is sickening that "IT" (ref'ing to POPO) ruined so many peoples lives, we all will just continue to stick by Dr. Pat and offer our love and support.
Thank you -- you must have worked for him in the last 16 years or so since I left CA - because I can't even imagine who you are -- none the less - thank you -- people who really don't know him like we do, just don't get what he is really like -- I am glad there are people like you who really know him and care about him -- POPO will never get it and you are correct the medical community as a whole is a small, small world -- karma will be theirs in the end. Just wait till the day POPO is sick and in need of assistance and no one will treat them without being paid. I hope they have a long, long time to think about what they have done to this man.

Again, thanks I wish I could be there on the 17th with him in court, but work load prevents that from happening. Take care.
joe

Lakewood, CA

#42 Sep 9, 2008
to thumper i think i did time with you in susanville

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