I have posted reply to Tap Duncan
1)He is MD from Johns Hopkins,Trained at Johns Hopkins Hospital,Cleveland Clinic--all top rated by US NEWS & WORLD report.Getting into these programs is EXTREMELY TOUGH.
2)He did extra year of Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy,ERCP,EUS training--selection to this program--one seat from 200 applicants.There were 20 programs when He applied.So 20 were selected that year.
What is so special--in this program you do RISKY ERCP--under tight supervision for diagnostic/surgical skills that must meet very high quality outcome in 250 procedures.Then only you get a certificate.There are only 15 in Chicago with this extra year training-although many do ERCP without this rigorous training.
3)Dr.Mullick received Governor's award for Cancer Detection Biomarker research from Amer.College of Gastroenterology.
4)He and two other GI's at Delnor developed a new Clinical procedure--was given award from ACG
5)Because of his fame--two magazines--GastroEndoNews and Primary Care quarterly appointed him to their Editorial Board out of 16 chosen nationally.
6)DELNOR HOSPITAL gave him HUMANITARIAN AWARD in Dec.2004 for Saving Live in an AirPlane flight.
7)As far as leaving the partners--One partner style of management was equality,but the other style was not conducive to his preference for Team management.In first year he made lot of money for partners,but realized that he can not function when he has NO SAY in partnership.He is in good relation with seniorGI who is like father to him-HE RESPECTS his style and consults regularly.
8)Dr.Mullick introduced Propofol sedative for Painless Colonoscopy at Delnor in 2003--that is what he used at Johns Hopkins,Cleveland Clinic,U.Virgina Hospital.90% of patients wanted it.Three professional organizations(ACG/AGA/ASGE) approved it after a lengthy study.Other doctors were unaware of the this literature.In 2005,20% of GI's were trained to use propofol in their practice--now it is close to 40%.This does require a few weeks training.
9)Three top doctors from Johns Hopkins,Cleveland Clinic(now Emory Univ.Chief) and Univ.Of virginia sent letters endorsing the use of Propofol and saying that Dr.Mullick is rated among top in GI field.
Now every one is thinking of using propofol--it adds to cost--but if patients want painless Colonoscopy--then this is the way to go.
10)Tarun Mullick was the youngest EAGLE SCOUT in AMERICA--saved lives--Medal given by an astronaut-Photo was publised in news papers.
11)Dr.MULLICK is demanding--wants BEST CARE FOR HIS PATIENTS--he wants everyone to consider his patients as important.He learnt it from OATH at Johns Hopkins -Patient trusts you to Take Care of THEM-It is your duty to do that.
12)My one question to Dr.Mullick--How many lives did you save this month?His friends are making 3 to 4 times more in Business world--but HE CHOSE MEDICINE to save lives-THAT WAS HIS CALLING FROM GOD.
EVERYTHING YOU READ IN NEWS PAPERS IS VERIFIED BEFORE GETTING PUBLISHED.DO GOOGLE SEARCH--you will see the awards and honors Dr.Mullick has received.
HE DOES NOT TOLERATE ERRORS when it comes to his patients and book keeping.He lost thousands due to faulty book keeping,but Losing a patients life is NOT ACCEPTABLE TO HIM.
In Medicine when you bring changes-- some people are not cooperative.But you have to dobe #1.
DELNOR HOSPITAL got top ranking in Gastroenterology for first time in 2006.
A national rating agency informed him last year that they did a survey of his patients--HE WAS rated #1 Gastroenterologist out of 329 Gastroenterologists in Chicago and surrounding areas.He kept quiet about it--due to Jealousy issues.But I am letting you know what is the truth.