More than four years ago The Curmudgeon conferred this title on the TV doctor based on his diagnosis of a patient he had never seen, never met, and never examined. Despite all those nevers, Dr. Drew was perfectly comfortable going on national television and telling his viewers about her emotional capacity for the rest of her life.
Dr. Drew was at it again last week, this time looking at a year-old, two-page medical report summarizing Hillary Clinton’s state of health. This is what he said on his radio show:
But the fact is she released her medical records some time ago, and if you listened to my show last week, I just called a friend of mine, Dr. Robert Huizenga, who’s an excellent internist-pulmonologist, and we just dispassionately sat and evaluated the medical record that she had released. And based on the information that she has provided and her doctors have provided, we were gravely concerned not just about her health, but her health care.
It just seems like she’s getting care from somebody that she met in Arkansas when she was a kid, and you’ve got to wonder. You’ve got to wonder. It’s not so much that her health is a grave concern. It’s that the care she’s getting could make it a concern.
So let us recap.
Pinsky never examined Hillary Clinton. He used as the basis of his “diagnosis” a two-page summary of Mrs. Clinton’s health status. The doctor who he suggested is someone Mrs. Clinton knew from her days in Arkansas, implying that her skills were never that good to begin with and probably outdated, is actually a director of internal medicine at Mount Sinai Health System in New York, attended college at the University of Pennsylvania, graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in 1990, served several residencies at the Cornell University Medical Center, and is board certified in internal medicine.
But Dr. Drew Pinsky, whose area of expertise is bamboozling deeply troubled people into share their problems and addictions on television for the entertainment of others and for his own enrichment and glorification, knows better.
Based on a two-page, year-old summary.
Of a patient he never examined.
Once again, Dr. Drew Pinsky it a putz.