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Interesting story on the combina ...

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:23pm

Interesting story on the combination of detox and pain management...Orange County, CA and Israel are the 2 locations where this procedure is used at present...detox combined with pain management...the story does bring many questions about how the 2 could or should function together in the same facility...jury will more than likely be out on this one for some time..BD

State health regulators have accused a well-known Newport Beach anesthesiologist of medical negligence in his unorthodox "rapid detox" drug treatment program. Dr. Clifford Bernstein released a female patient who later developed pancreatitis and other health problems after undergoing opiate withdrawal under anesthesia at Garden Grove Hospital, according to the accusation by the Medical Board of California. The board accuses Bernstein of filling out the patient's discharge papers without reporting her ongoing flu-like symptoms.

State health regulators have accused a well-known Newport Beach anesthesiologist of medical negligence in his unorthodox "rapid detox" drug treatment program.

Dr. Clifford Bernstein released a female patient who later developed pancreatitis and other health problems after undergoing opiate withdrawal under anesthesia at Garden Grove Hospital, according to the accusation by the Medical Board of California.

But some patients say they became hooked on painkillers Bernstein prescribed and then were encouraged to undergo his rapid detox program.

"It's strange he (prescribes painkillers) and then he has a business that gets people off pills," said Elaine Domino of Newport Beach, who went to Bernstein for pain from a back injury. Of her rapid detox experience, she said: "It knocks you out physically for months. I would never recommend that to anybody."

News: Drug detox doctor accused of negligence | bernstein, detox, rapid, pain, waismann - OCRegister.com

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