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On the Lighter Side => That CAN'T be true! => Topic started by: studentstill on 24/05/2017 16:15:01

Title: Why was an orthopaedic surgeon struck off for giving diabetes advice?
Post by: studentstill on 24/05/2017 16:15:01
Why  has   SURGEON  Dr Gary Fettke  of TASMANIA   been banned from  teaching his diabetic patients to go easy on the sugars and carbohydrates in their diet ? He got so worried about all the limbs he had to amputate that he tried to encourage his patients to adopt a more healthy diet. Then he  got banned from doing so, and almost  struck off. Why is this going on ?
Title: Re: Why was an orthopaedic surgeon struck off for giving diabetes advice?
Post by: chris on 24/05/2017 18:17:28
Do you have some actual references / published data on this case? It's not really helpful or appropriate to make claims like you have in your post without the supporting information. Please supply it so we can read around the case.
Title: Re: Why was an orthopaedic surgeon struck off for giving diabetes advice?
Post by: evan_au on 24/05/2017 22:07:12
This is a fairly reputable news source in Australia:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-30/low-carb-advice-lands-doctor-in-hot-water/8078748
Title: Re: Why was an orthopaedic surgeon struck off for giving diabetes advice?
Post by: RD on 24/05/2017 23:04:28
Put it round the other way:
Q]. If a dietitian performed surgery without licence to do so, should they be investigated / disciplined ?.
A]. Yes, even if* the unlicensed treatment was successful.

[* some of his dietary advice, which he was not qualified to dispense, was not correct ]