MDs names??? Can we post???

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MDs names??? Can we post???

Post by CaliforniaLyme » Mon 29 Oct 2007 15:51

Can we use docs names here or just initials????

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Post by admin » Mon 29 Oct 2007 17:18

California Lyme wrote:Can we use docs names here or just initials????
Good question and worth a discussion.

If the reason is to protect MDs: I doubt that this is necessary at all, and also it often isn't hard to figure out who the MDs are by the initials and location. In case of publications (e.g. the latest of Dr. Brian Fallon) it is certainly no problem to use the names of the author(s).

But perhaps a good reason not to mention a MD's name is when the MD doesn't want to be mentioned at discussion boards, for example because the MD is already very busy, and can expect several new patients if his/her name is mentioned.

Does anyone have other thoughts about this?

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Re: MDs names??? Can we post???

Post by Tracy9 » Wed 31 Oct 2007 5:45

I think it's fine to post names. As discussed on Lymenet, if we can figure out who we are talking about so can everyone else. Plus the Washington State site lists all LLMDs.

Why perpetuate the notion we need to hide?

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Re: MDs names??? Can we post???

Post by cave76 » Wed 31 Oct 2007 15:19

Tracy9 said:

****Why perpetuate the notion we need to hide?***

My thoughts exactly. Of course, if individual llmds say they don't want their names mentioned, that's another issue.

I'd imagine that the 'llmds' who don't want their names mentioned might be those who are Lyme Friendly.

What's the opinion of Europeans? They have a whole different problem.

Do you feel you should protect a doctor who treats you?

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Re: MDs names??? Can we post???

Post by sizzled » Wed 31 Oct 2007 20:35

This is a public forum with 'records'.

Let's say you run a thread about a said LLMD.

Later on, you have issues with other physicians.
THEY can use your posts here against, not only you, but your treating physician.

Anything posted on the internet can be viewed as a legal document.

Correct me if I am wrong.....PLEASE!! :|

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Re: MDs names??? Can we post???

Post by cave76 » Thu 1 Nov 2007 15:16

sizzled,

***Anything posted on the internet can be viewed as a legal document.****

I can't even begin to 'correct' you----- because I really don't know the ins and outs of what you said.

Maybe others here have a better idea?

****Later on, you have issues with other physicians.
THEY can use your posts here against, not only you, but your treating physician.*****

Let's say that's true. Would it be very likely? And under what conditions would that happen?

Just asking questions, not doubting what you say. I'm in the dark about these issues.

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Post by sizzled » Sat 3 Nov 2007 0:33

The internet is not 'private'.

Anything you say can be used as a legal document.

It is the main reason why Lymenet didn't post names of docs.

If it written, it can be used.

I don't know how else to explain this better.

Any attorneys out there?

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Re: MDs names??? Can we post???

Post by Martian » Sat 3 Nov 2007 0:44

What is the use of writing: "Dr. D. from Boston" or "the study from Dr. F."?

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Re: MDs names??? Can we post???

Post by cave76 » Sat 3 Nov 2007 2:32

Sorry, sizzled. I agree with Martian. I always thought it was a silly rule on Lymenet.org, but I followed the practice there.

Here--- I hope we can post names and tx plans. It was what helped me learn, back in the day.

But I still love ya. :)

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Re: MDs names??? Can we post???

Post by sizzled » Sat 3 Nov 2007 2:52

You can do what you want. Maybe for those who want to travel to the US for tx... This might (hopefully not) give you pause.

Homeland Security Is Googling You

Published on Sunday, October 28, 2007.





Source: Cleveland Leader

We’ve all undoubtedly heard the warnings about being careful about the information we put online, as well as the stories of potential employers and college admissions and coaches checking up on people online through Google and social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. But here’s a new one for you: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is also using this information to check up on individuals entering the country. “They” are watching you, and “they” know what you’ve been up to.
Andrew Feldman, a Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor who’s currently a psychotherapist in Vancouver, was recently detained for four hours, fingerprinted, and then barred entry into the United States after Homeland Security googled him and found an article he wrote in a literary and scientific journal in which he talked about using LSD and various other drugs in the 1960’s. And even though he has no criminal record and says he hasn’t used drugs since the 1970’s, Feldmar must now get formal permission from the U.S. consul before entering the U.S.

Feldmar has been accustomed to visiting the U.S. about five or six times per year to visit his children, but last summer when he was pulled over for a random search, border patrol turned up online evidence that he had experimented with drugs for therapeutic research in the past.

Now nearly a year later, Feldmar has come to the conclusion that his banishment from the United States is permanent. He claims that the waiver process is exhausting, costly, and demeaning. His family and friends are devastated.

Feldmar’s daughter, Soma, said: “My father was doing nothing wrong, illegal, suspicious, or at all deviant in any way, when he was trying to visit the U.S. In terms of family it really sucks. ”

What’s this mean for other people who’ve done questionable things in the past? Will an entire generation of hippies be barred from the U.S. for recreational drug use in 60’s? Will journalists who’ve written less than flattering articles concerning the U.S. be stopped too? It’s not clear where the line with be drawn, so take this advice: be careful what you share online.










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