Syringe probe fuels kins' pain

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When the state urged patients of Dr. Harvey Finkelstein to get tested for exposure to blood-borne diseases due to the doctor's reuse of syringes, it only deepened the painful questions nagging the family of ...
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NYHEALTHSCAM

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#42
Dec 10, 2007
 
You like to direct everybody on what to do and the reasons for doing so.Not buying it I'M NOT THE ONE TRYNG TO SELL IT you are.You need to look at the larger picture here ,not a little local pain doctor who had a lapse in proper sterile technique to start your witch hunt.Who would even consider an anonomous complaint against a health care provider you mentioned earlier, it wouldn't be worth the paper it's written on.Become an informed consumer is in everybodys best interest.
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#43
Dec 10, 2007
 
NYHEALTHSCAM
what happened in your case? I am interested-you seem ver informed.
DoNoHarm

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#44
Dec 10, 2007
 
Adrienne Ganz wrote:
Dr Finkelstein Is A Great Doctor. This Is A Witch Hunt. Every Day In The News, You See A Doctor Who Does Not Have A License, Hurts, Deforms And Or Kills There Patients; You See That On The News For 1 Day. For Example, The Dentist In The City, He Had No License, Left His Patient In The Street, Never Called Any Of Her Family Or Called 911, He Just Left Her To Die.
Dr Finkelstein Follows Every Professional Safety Guideline. I Never Received A Letter, But Yet I Went To The Nassau County Department Of Health And Got Tested. I Came Back With A Complete Clean Bill Of Health. I Had No Doubt In My Mind That My Testing Would All Come Back Negative.
These So Called Infected People, Maybe They Should Go And Look At There Past. Did They Have Tattoos, Unprotected Sex, Drug Problems Where They Shared Needles? These Are Skeletons In There Closet That They Do Not Want There Family To Find Out About, And Lets Just Join The Band Wagon And Try And Make A Fast Buck By Wrongfully Accusing Dr Finkelstein.
Dr Finkelstein Is A Great Doctor. He Has Made Me Able To Walk Again. He Is A Truly Caring Doctor. It Is Time To Stop And Leave Dr Finkelstein Alone. Enough Is Enough, Let Dr Finkelstein Help His Patients That Truly Need Him.
You could have gone to one of those fire and brimstone revival tent meetings..and walked again.
Why are you defending him...there are many people involved in this mess. Oh, I forgot, we're talking about YOU...not the other 600 plus people.
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#45
Dec 10, 2007
 
NYHEALTHSCAM wrote:
You like to direct everybody on what to do and the reasons for doing so.Not buying it I'M NOT THE ONE TRYNG TO SELL IT you are.You need to look at the larger picture here ,not a little local pain doctor who had a lapse in proper sterile technique to start your witch hunt.Who would even consider an anonomous complaint against a health care provider you mentioned earlier, it wouldn't be worth the paper it's written on.Become an informed consumer is in everybodys best interest.
WOW, YOU ARE ONE ANGRY PERSON! SOUNDS LIKE YOU NEED XANAX! TAKE IT OUT ON THE ONE WHO DID THE DAMAGE 'NOT BUYING IT' IS NOT THAT PERSON. YOU NEED SOME ANGER MANAGEMENT COUNSELING!
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#46
Dec 10, 2007
 
We should all be focusing our attention/anger on the right target. Keep the pressure on the Nassau County DOH. Write to Dr. Abby Greenberg @ Nassau County Health Department @ 240 Old Country Road Mineola, NY 11501. I would print her phone #, but it's not permitted here. Dial 411 and get it quick. Demand that she resign. She participated in a conference call on 5/30/06, with other so-called disease experts, wondering whether or not to notify all these poor people who had been injected by Dr. Mengele,err... I mean Dr. Finkelstein.This borders on the criminal. When presuured by the media, she blamed the NYS DOH, saying that sge was following their lead.What a joke! I have already written her. It is gonna take a tidal wave of phone calls and letters. One or two people ain't gonna cut it.
DoNoHarm

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#47
Dec 11, 2007
 
Re Dr. Abby:
If the phone number is PUBLIC INFORMATION-print away-separate the number with spaces-the computer only recognizes so much. There isn't someone sitting in a chair 24/7 reading all of this. If not, the number is easily available to those that want to write. She's not sitting around either reading these-wondering if she ever gets to see them.
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#48
Dec 11, 2007
 
And wrote:
I am dying of Hep C.I am female and did not engage in weird sex.I am not gay....WHY do I have this???
You're asking people who post? If this were legit-you've already been to your doctor and gotten some answers. Don't do this. A serious subject !
Weird sex doesn't give you Hep C. Being gay doesn't give you Hep C...to all others that might think this person is for real. Talk to your doctors' folks-not us.
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#49
Dec 13, 2007
 
At least there's some movement..
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH...DR. HF has taken a 'leave of absence' from his two practices.
The number is now up to 14..All Hep C I believe.

Since: Dec 07

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#50
Dec 14, 2007
 
30% of people have no idea where they might have gotten Hepatitis C. Again, it is only transmitted blood to blood. It is the most common chronic blood borne virus in the U.S. and the leading cause of liver transplants (2/3 will die waiting for a liver transplant because there aren't enough organs to go around) Please sign your donor cards.

Meanwhile, be PROACTIVE in your own health care and ASK your doctors to run a simple Hepatitis C blood test (actually a Hepatitis panel and test for Hep A, B and C). Most do not have any symptoms for anywhere from 10 to 40 years so you could have it and not know. You could have picked it up in a beauty parlor, a barber shop, from your dating years if you shared a toothbrush, nail clippers or razor.... be smart and get tested!

KNOW YOUR HEPATITIS C STATUS!
GET TESTED!
Annoy

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#51
Oct 9, 2012
 
Peter Cicero was my uncle and for the record his "lifestyle" did not contribute to his contraction of Hept. C - His medical records never showed any signs or symptoms of it prior to Dr Finkelstein practicing on him and after blood work - How do you explain all of the other cases of it from his office? All anal sex and poor lifestyle choices also? Have you EVER met Dr Finkelstein and what a fat schmuck he is in real life? Did you know that Finkelstein has always had a problem getting backing from insurance companies? Do you think he was being a cheap jew and saving overhead costs by not using a new needle every time?

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