Category Archives: Medicare

The Non-Medical Medical Program


This is a complaint against Central Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Administrator Patrick Calli, and Patty Wilson, director of the Adult Day Care Program. Central Park is located at 116 Martin Luther King East, Syracuse, N.Y. 13205, telephone (315) 475-1641. … Continue reading

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The $5.2 Million Man: When Is It Time To Die?


Five-point-two million dollars were spent to keep one 69-year-old retired prison guard alive in the Duke University Hospital ICU for 34 days; he was then discharged to death. His wife said, “I was just hoping it would save my husband’s … Continue reading

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Poor and Sick in America: Me and My Neighbors


It is 7:26 a.m. and the sun is rising over Syracuse. Chimney smoke flows flat across the city: the temperature is -10. The snow plow in the parking lot below my window is irritating with its back-up horn. With the … Continue reading

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HOMEOPATHY: Today


I have received a comment from a reader: “Homeopathy is not something I have tried or known whether to trust, but the one thing I am certain of is that it can do no harm, unlike allopathic meds . . … Continue reading

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Good News, Chariot’s Comin’


Yesterday I went to see a new doctor—not my most favorite thing. It was only about eight blocks away from my apartment so I wheeled over, thereby saving you $53 in round-trip Medicaid transportation expenses. This is one good reason … Continue reading

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No Veal on the Menu


Okay, I am now officially pissed off. Upstate Medical Center has just moved my nephrology new-patient appointment from July to August! I have an indwelling catheter that is the cause of my outrageously bad urinary tract infection. I went to … Continue reading

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First Anniversary (Part I)


A year ago Memorial Day weekend, I was admitted to Crouse Hospital in Syracuse with extremely high blood sugar. I have diabetes mellitus, type 2. Four times attempts had been made to treat it but I couldn’t tolerate the medicine. … Continue reading

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