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There are 17 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Jan 23, 2008, titled Marin Independent Journal - Sausalito doctor accused of Medi-Ca.... In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

Facing allegations of Medi-Cal fraud and other violations of professional conduct by the Medical Board of California, Edward Wayne Sanders of Sausalito has surrendered his license to practice medicine.

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John Bales

Boulder, CO

#1 Feb 19, 2008
I knew Dr. Sanders well years ago when
I was living in 0akland, California and I was deeply shocked at what he has done. I knew in the 1990s that he had gotten into serious trouble and was
held responsible for the death of one of
his patients. To me today, Dr. Sanders
is no better than Hitler's notorious
quack physician, Theodor Morell! I feel that Dr. Sanders should be walking the
yard at San Quentin Prison.

Fairfax, CA

#2 Feb 27, 2008
Let's get all the facts before we condemn him?
If he's a bad psychiatrist, let him rot in hell, but
if he was working around a broken system- I am giving him the benefit of doubt! someone please
give more details on this doctor. thanks!
Jane Doe

San Francisco, CA

#4 Mar 28, 2008
I brought a friend who was homeless to see Sanders and she had done crack but she was fighting to get Social Security. The doctor had an attorney for SSI at his office. She had lost her case in the federal court with her attorney because the attorney for Social Security said she was on drug. Sanders said she was positive for drugs to me and a friend at his office. In other words he did not tell the truth to Social Security and said her test was negative. She got from Social Security $27,000 and now she is on Sheltewr Plus and working for Good Well in the City of Alameda, CA part time and making over $1,000 a month with her SSI.

Fairfax, CA

#5 Mar 28, 2008
if jane doe is right, i take back my comment. i'm
just tired of psychiatrists overcharging their patients for needed medication. and then if one
medication actually works, not placebo, requiring
to see their patient every six weeks, or sooner,
at $300 plus a visit-it almost like
holding someone hostage. hint to anyone seeking a
psychiatrist-ask around-some are really only in it for the money. more than any other form of medicine-it's really an art, not science!
El doctor

United States

#6 Apr 19, 2008
being psychiatrist myself 100% of all this doc was acused of is happening in EVERY doctors office. if not that we could't survive at all. do you know that medi-cal pays 24 dollars for a visit. i am surprised he even bothered to accept it. seroquel only causes catarcts in dogs in clinical trials. "co-mingling with pts money and disbursing money to the pts"??? way to vague!!did he sponsor his own pts???
on the last post - the standards of care call to follow up on the patient once in 2-3 months. I personally see all my pts every 6 - 8 weeks. I charge $100 cash for a visit.Private insurance pays about $65. If you do not like your shrink they are plenty of other docs who will be happy to see you. No one holds you a hostage. It is a free country dude!

United States

#8 Jun 7, 2008
He's an honest, decent man. You should examine the facts before you pass judgement. Even then you only hear the powers that be want you to hear. As in all things of this nature, use propper discernment. Then again, we never get the whole truth on the record anyway. Just a thought.

Mill Valley, CA

#10 Oct 16, 2010
The article said he was NEVER board certified as a psychiatrist---so doesn't matter if you all think he was good or bad --he was not legit in what he was practicing.

United States

#11 Oct 16, 2010
Seroquel (sp?) is an anti-psychotic, I thought mainly for schizophrenia and yes, bi-polar. It is a drug that needs to be closely monitored. You gotta be careful when taking drugs that mess w/ your brain people.
Fed Up

San Francisco, CA

#12 Oct 16, 2010
If a doctor is committing fraud and overbilling our public healthcare systems, there should be strict penalties and they should not be allowed to receive any further compensation from these systems. Until we eliminate fraud from our medical billing, we'll never have a workable system. Medical and Medicare need to weed out fraud, so they can pay appropriate fees to legitimate claims. If Medical pays less than what it should, there should be a review and the payment should be increased to be on par with what a normal insurance company pays.
Miss Manners

Petaluma, CA

#13 Oct 16, 2010
Records Indicate Pelosi Used Air Force Aircraft for 85 Trips Covering 206,264 Miles from March 2009 through June 2010; Pelosi’s Family Members Included on at least Two Flights.

According to previous documents uncovered by Judicial Watch, the Speaker’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period —$101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol. For example, purchases for one Pelosi-led congressional delegation traveling from Washington, DC, through Tel Aviv, Israel to Baghdad, Iraq May 15-20, 2008 included: Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewar’s scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine.

Look like the fox is doing a great job watching the hen-house.

Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
woodberry 94903

Hayward, CA

#14 Oct 16, 2010
The "Dr." has "agreed that he would wait at least two years before seeking reinstatement of his license."

Well, Isn't that great. 24 months from this guy
could be back at it ? He should be banned for life.

Mill Valley, CA

#15 Oct 16, 2010
"Cataracts developed in dogs treated with Seroquel for six to 12 months, and lens changes have been observed in human patients during long-term use. In its filing, the medical board said Sanders' failure to order periodic eye exams for the patients to whom he was giving Seroquel was an "extreme departure from the standard of care."

1. Try to find a doctor--let alone a Psychiatrist who accepts Medical--even in "liberal Marin" I think there's two? The one I'm aware of is so overworked it's embarrassing.

2. Seroquel is given as a sleep aid by some MD's. I've never heard of one demanding a eye exam.

3. Again--even if the doctor demanded an eye exam--Medical would have Never-Never--approved it.

4. This guy is a good doctor who knows how Medical works; meaning DENIAL
OF MOST SERVICES. Most of his patients were close to homeless, our already there.

5. For years, I had a great union job with great benefits--it went by byby. I have seen first hand how Medical works, and it doesn't. I've seen what they reimburse MD's
for and it pitiful.(I not kidding here--a few years ago I was the list; $500 to
reattach a finger--I hope it went up?)

6. I don't know why the The Medical bureaucracy went after this guy? For those of you who have never experienced Medical--Great, but it your ever unfortunate enough
to have to sign up for Medical--you will remember this post and add to it.

7. Look at the drugs your currently taking--go to the medical approved drug list--I
bet it's not on there.

8. Oh wait--you can beg Medi-Cal to pay for you heart medicine--Denied.

9. Have an impacted tooth, heart murmur, and a raging infection--Good fing luck--
Medi-cal doesn't cover basic dentistry anymore.

10. Sorry about rambling, but I know--first hand how Medi-Cal is run--and was shocked
they "rail roaded" this doctor. They had the nerve to send their Medi-cal employees
to this doctor. The Medi-Cal employees claimed they were homeless and were experiencing emotional problems--one went by "Speedy". They were treated by this
compassionate doctor--I guess that's where he went wrong?

11. I don't know of this doctor personally, but have followed his harassment over the internet. I hope--one day-- the truth come to light?
Native Marinite

La Quinta, CA

#16 Oct 16, 2010

San Rafael, CA

#17 Oct 16, 2010
Shilo Tate wrote:
<quoted text>
Where did you go to college? Guatamala?
Haha. I was thinking the same thing. Can he put a sentence together?? Use proper grammar??
Sanctuary City - SR

United States

#18 Oct 16, 2010
Shilo Tate wrote:
<quoted text>
Where did you go to college? Guatamala?
LOL; LOL; LOL. That's what i was wondering. Gosh, i'd hate to have him as my doctor.
Shanked Guacamole

Ashburn, VA

#19 Oct 17, 2010
Shilo Tate wrote:
<quoted text>
Where did you go to college? Guatamala?
Where did you learn how to spell ?

Guatemala ?
joe who knows7652

Van Nuys, CA

#20 Jan 13, 2012
Dr sanders saved my dear brother from that haunting bi-polar illness..... he allowed a mother and father to die in peace knowing that thier dear son was living a life free of illusions. I pray for his practice and thank god for his treatment of my dear brother...

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