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Medical society probes octuplet fertility doctor

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posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 10:27 PM
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Medical society probes octuplet fertility doctor


www.foxnews.com

The society has contacted Suleman and her doctor, and is prepared to assist the Medical Board of California, which is also looking into the pregnancy, the society's president, Dr. R. Dale McClure, said in a statement.

"Our guidelines provide the flexibility to give each patient treatment individualized to her needs, and her best chance to become pregnant without risking high-order multiple pregnancy," said McClure. "However, it seems that the guidelines may not have been followed in Ms. SulemanNeither the society or the medical board identified Suleman's physician, Dr. Michael Kamrava.

Kamrava, a specialist who pioneered a method of implantation, was identified Monday as a result of an NBC interview with Suleman, who said she went to the West Coast IVF Clinic in Beverly Hills and that all 14 of her children were conceived with help from the same doctor. In 2006, Los Angeles TV station KTLA ran a story on infertility that showed Kamrava, the center's director, treating Suleman and discussing embryo implantation.
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posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 10:27 PM
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Sounds like they have found the doctor responsible for the Mrs Suleman having so many children - Including 8, all at once. So it is also said in the article:





Clinics that clearly violate guidelines can be kicked out of SART. Neither group is a regulatory agency so a removed doctor could still practice medicine.


It sounds like there are no real guidelines when it comes to protecting people from fertility doctors, since they can only be kicked out of the major group, and be allowed to continue anyway. Is this something that might need to be changed?
I know that many of us feel that the doctor responsible for the 8 births should lose their license.... At least there are more people investigating this woman and the doctor responsible for all of her offspring.

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posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 11:31 PM
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According to Forbes.com he is not even board certified in obstetrics and gynecology let alone reproductive endocrinology.

I'm not for regulating medicine in general, but this guy has also been involved in employment lawsuits and a tax evasion scam. There seems to be much wrong here.

I wonder if the two of them did not plot this together in some way. He had no business doing IVF if he is not even board certified as an ob/gyn.



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 11:44 PM
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I find all of that really odd, if true... I mean, that makes him a criminal, to participate is all of those activities ??

I thought that medicine WAS regulated enough, that someone without having the proper training and education, could not do the things that a doctor is certified to do?

Does a fertility specialist need to have a doctorate? GYN? Or....? What are the requirements? What he did could might be fraud, plain and simple.

EDIT: typo

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posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 12:08 AM
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In most states, there is no law that you have to be board certified to practice a particular area of medicine. This is ridiculous to my way of thinking - if you are going to regulate that is the lowest level of reasonable regulation. I can see exceptions for those who are "grandfathered" in under newer areas of medicine. For instance, the OB/GYN + Endocrinology specialists who pioneered IVF being allowed to continue practicing without having to recertify in a new area they invented - but most of them are in their 60s and 70s if they are still practicing!

I know it is a very big problem in plastic surgery as well.



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 01:23 AM
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That is really disturbing, these people not needing to be certified to perform procedures of certain kinds.... I mean, I would consider IVF as something that does need a doctor. They are playing with hormones, fetuses, and all kinds of things that I would consider taking a reasonable amount of knowledge and responsibility.

One thing for sure, if everybody practicing in this area of 'medicine' has been responsible enough to help people and not get any negative attention like this case... then forcing insane regulations will definitely hurt a lot of people. Responsible practitioners, as well as the people who go to them for help.. assuming they know what they are doing, and can get the job done.

Irresponsibility like this can only hurt other people that do things the right way.

I wish this woman was not allowed public assistance from taxpayers' money, and that child services would investigate regularly. These kids didn't ask to be born under these circumstances, and it just seems unfair.

My only good thought, is that it's a damn good thing she is not contributing to the gene pool.



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 04:26 PM
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She has contributed 14 times to the gene pool.

She is a scam artist. I mean, she even is panhandling via the web!



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