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Adverse Medical Events Outside the Hospital

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
Most clinical trials assessing adverse medical events (AMEs) have focused on inpatient care. Now there's a study looking at AMEs in private practice and it shows that the numbers are about the same. Most AMEs are from surgeries, diagnostic testing, and treatment errors. Every year there are about 11,000 paid malpractice suits that represent the tip of the...

Are You Making the Right Choice About the Covid 19 Vaccine?

submitted by: admin on 05/25/2021
The policies of the CDC, FDA, and NIH have been sanctified by highly questionable motives of politicians, powerful individuals with nefarious agendas, and a controlled mainstream media. There is clearly another side of the story about the Covid 19 vaccines that has been censored. This has led to a real pandemic, one based on confusion,...

Bottom-Up Health Care: Eat Right, Eat Local

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Dr. Len Saputo, co-author of A Return to Healing: Radical Health Care Reform and the Future of Medicine, describes one city's goal to improve the healthfulness of food city-wide. He argues "we can do programs at the local level...and set an example for the surrounding community." ----- Dr. Len Saputo and Byron Belitsos talk about A Return...

Can You Trust Your Doctor to Prescribe the Best Treatment?

submitted by: admin on 06/05/2014
According to a study by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center that was published in the May 2014 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, you cannot trust television and magazine ads for US cancer centers. They studied more than 400 ads and report that they mislead patients because they are heavy on emotional appeal and light on the real...

Computers Affect the Doctor-patient Relationship

submitted by: admin on 03/22/2014
A study from Northwestern Medicine published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics in January of 2014 compared the doctor-patient relationship when a computer was used for electronic medical records vs when a paper chart visit was used. They tracked eye-gaze movements of the doctor and patient in 100 office visits and felt there was a compromise...

Do Herbal Supplements Interfere with Chemotherapy?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Doctors tend to urge cancer patients to discuss supplements with their doctors before beginning treatment because they may negatively affect chemotherapy. Some herbs interfere with the metabolism of chemotherapy drugs. Another problem is that MDs are not trained in nutrition, herbs and supplements and generally discourage the use of any treatment they are unfamiliar....

Do You Prefer a Male or Female Doctor?

submitted by: admin on 12/10/2013
Researchers at the University of Montreal evaluated 870 male and female doctors with regard to their compliance in managing diabetic patients with practice guidelines set by the Canadian Diabetes Association. They found that female MDs followed guidelines that included regular eye and physical exams, and the use of three medications that included a statin drug...

Do You Trust Your Doctor?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Ideally there should be a partnership between patients and doctors and the Internet has empowered patients to participate more so in their care. The authoritarian role of the MD is changing. HMO medicine is discussed.        

Doctor Saputo Radio

submitted by: admin on 02/26/2024

Doctors and Dying Patients

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Doctors are poorly trained to take care of dying patients. There is a time for scientific excellence and also for listening and caring. Compassion, attentiveness, respect, and empathy are required for a healing relationship. Dealing with death and dying is a very important issue. For some this is an overwhelming problem and for others it can be a time to...

Doctors and Nurses are not Washing Their Hands

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
When cameras are watching more doctors and nurses wash their hands. Less than 7% washed their hands immediately when entering or before leaving a patient's room. under normal conditions. This number shot up to 88% when cameras were installed to monitor hand washing. With hospital acquired infections reaching 5% and 100,000 deaths annually from them, hand...

Doctors and Nurses Use CAM More than the Public

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Three of every four US healthcare workers use CAM for prevention. MDs and RNs used CAM services more than their assistants. Thirty eight percent of the US uses CAM services such as supplements, meditation, chiropractic, Pilates, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine. The reasons healthcare workers used CAM was for back, neck, and joint pain. Yet only 1.5% of total...

Doctors Do Not Always Take Their Own Advice

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  When doctors step into their patient's shoes their treatment decisions are often different. Treatment protocols are often followed because they are the standard of care and not following them is plagued with potential law suits and disciplinary action from their medical boards. Medical practice is very complex and making decisions out of the mainstream...

Doctors Sue Aetna for Coverage Denials

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Thousands of doctors, through the Los Angeles County Medical Association and the California Medical Association are suing Aetna Insurance Company for routinely denying patients access to out-of-network doctors even when the patient had purchased a polilcy giving them the right to choose their provider. They are accusing Aetna of threatening patients with denial...

DoctorSaputo.com Introduction by Vicki Saputo, RN and Len Saputo, MD

submitted by: admin on 02/26/2024
This is an introduction to our DoctorSaputo.com website by Vicki Saputo, RN. .Vicki has appeared with her husband Len on hundreds of radio shows and brings her wonderful and heartfelt energy across in this video introduction to the DoctorSaputo.com web experience.  Dr. Saputo shares his good energy in a video lower down on this page.. Enjoy!

DoctorSaputo.com Site Introduction

submitted by: admin on 02/26/2024
DoctorSaputo.com is a 100% free site that was founded by Len Saputo, MD and Francesco Garri Garripoli on January 1, 2011. The purpose of this site is to provide a guide, all in audio and video, to taking care of your health issues using integrative strategies personalized to each unique individual's situation. There are more than 30 health assessments that...

Does Your Doctor Listen to You?

submitted by: admin on 01/21/2015
Several studies have documented that most patients when discharged from the hospital without even knowing their diagnosis, let alone what drugs they are on or why! More than 60% of the time patients don't understand their directions after they visit their doctor. On the average, physicians interrupt their patients after just 18 seconds. How well do doctors...

Dr. Richard Kunin: My Insecurity Is Not About What I Do--It's About How My Patients Do

submitted by: admin on 02/26/2024
What is a healer?  What is a doctor? How does a doctor focus on what they are trying to focus on with their patients?  Dr. Kunin tells how he integrates the psycho-spiritual side of bringing a patient back to good health.

Drug Company Kickbacks to Doctors and Pharmacists

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  The US government is filing a law suit against the drug company, Novartis, for giving $65 million kickbacks to physicians and pharmacists to prescribe Lotrel, Valturna, Starlix, and Myfortis over the past decade. These kickbacks were in the form of dinners at high end restaurants, cash, rebates, and discounts.  One extreme example is from...

Fastrack Archives April 2011

submitted by: admin on 02/26/2024
  April 1, 2011 Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki said goodbye to KEST Radio in San Francisco and began posting their Prescriptions for Health show, and the Prescription For Health "Fastrack" show on DoctorSaputo.com. This page contains all the fastrack shows for April 2011.

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