March 28, 2005

Calling Dr. Frist

Bill Frist, R-TN and medical doctor, who never hesitates to remind people of that fact, recently stated his professional diagnosis of Terri Shaiavo based on viewing a minute or two of a several years old video tape to argue that a feeding tube should be allowed to remain, (despite the fact that her cerebral cortex is essentially turned to jelly)

In response, a group called American Family Voices is issuing a call.
Senate Majority Leader, and doctor, Bill Frist (R-TN) has the uncanny ability to diagnose patients by simply looking at a picture or a video. Some folks are concerned that he committed a bio-ethical violation, but we say, think of the opportunity!

Take a digital picture or video of your medical problem – tennis elbow, acne, runny nose, hemorrhoids, or whatever ails you – and send it to the doctor in charge of the US Senate and your health care.

Tell Dr. Frist you want him to diagnose it and get Congress to pass a law prescribing treatment.

Send us pictures or videos of your ailments and we'd be happy to pass along to the doctor himself. Please email us at afv@americanfamilyvoices.org, or mail them to us at Diagnose Me Dr. Frist! 888 16th Street, NW Suite 303, Washington, DC 20006.

Please visit our web page at http://action.americanfamilyvoices.org/petition/ to sign our petition and diagnose Dr. Frist for yourself as grossly incompetent and downright unethical! Don't you have friends with ailments of their own: coughing, stuffy head or fever? Perhaps they live in a red state which just about guarantees no wait time for you in Dr. Frist's office. Let them know that the good doctor can diagnose, maybe even cure them too.
I'm not sure it will be effective, but it points out the whackiness of the good Doctor Frist and the entire abomination of the congressional response to this story.

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