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The Medical Maniacs Among Us . . .
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Started this discussion. Last reply by JEMS Web Chief Oct 26, 2009.


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Michael Lee Reisman Maj-Ret RNNP left a comment for K Patrick McDonald
" This is my You-tube video on how this former Army Nurse Corps Major unmasked the Ugly American and medical fraud at Bagram Airbase Afghanistan. Thanks to my brother and sister medics for watching--Major Mike Reisman…"
Jul 28, 2011
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Sep 29, 2010
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"Michael - Voice from the past. I just learned of the loss of several SEAL team members & immediately thought of you. Hope all is well. Take great care. Patrick McDonald"
Sep 23, 2010
K Patrick McDonald replied to Neil White's discussion Do Novelty Socks make you unprofessional?
"Mike - Best answer I've ever seen on the subject. Thank you. Lets hope it makes a dent, but for many, wisdom falls on deaf ears. For years I've heard EMS brethren bemoan the "why don't we get more respect?" mantra. But how…"
Apr 24, 2010
K Patrick McDonald left a comment for Thom Dick
"Greetings, Thom, from one of your original Lifesaver-1 brothers in San Diego. Hospital-based medic systems are indeed the gold standard in EMS - the ultimate niche. We knew that at Bay General in 1977, and you've clearly rediscovered that fact.…"
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K Patrick McDonald replied to Adam Harvey's discussion Paramedic jobs for the young and "Stupid"
"I honestly respect those who have the urge to step outside their comfort zones and see what the world has to offer. I've personally spent about 12 of my 32 adult years working outside the traditional confines of EMS here in the states. I…"
Mar 16, 2010

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Primary Agency/Department Type
Primary Department/Agency Name
Movie Set Medic & Consultant
Years in EMS/Public Safety
Other Past or Current Departments
City of San Diego Paramedic Program 1980's
Bay Area Paramedic Program 1990s
Girl Scouts USA (New York) Medical Consultant
Movie & Soundstage Set Medic
Parks & Rec Emergency Management, Nationwide
My Training:
Graduate - UCSD La Jolla School of Medicine
Prehospital Emergency Management - 1979
California State Fire Marshall Swiftwater Rescue
California Travel Parks Management
Thousand Trails Resort Wilderness Instructor
Doctors Without Borders
About Me
Over the past 30 years I've gone from urban paramedic programs to specializing in wilderness & movie set emergency management. I have been honored to work on numerous movies including Planet of the Apes & Pearl Harbor. I am also very much into Resort, Campground & Wilderness settings, and have set up numerous emergency plans nationwide.
I am a guest speaker and author, "America's Dumbest Doctors"
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Consultant & Author
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http://America's Dumbest
I Love Being in EMS Because
Regretfully, I left the fire / EMS model because of the constant egotistical bickering among those who truly do know better. Much of urban EMS is a caricature of what it could be.
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"America's Dumbest Doctors" an edgy-humorous view of a deadly serious matter

I invite EMS professionals to take a look at "America's Dumbest Doctors" - a non-fiction study of the phenomenal volume of physician misbehavior in America.

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At 12:48pm on July 28, 2011, Michael Lee Reisman Maj-Ret RNNP said… This is my You-tube video on how this former Army Nurse Corps Major unmasked the Ugly American and medical fraud at Bagram Airbase Afghanistan. Thanks to my brother and sister medics for watching--Major Mike Reisman Maj-RN FNP
At 2:29am on January 17, 2009, Kenny Knight said…
Off shore medic or remote location medic/safety man.
At 2:41am on January 8, 2009, Kenny Knight said…
Just wondering about that Travolta incident. Doesn't the Bahamas have any rules like HIPAA in the US about releasing patient information. I saw news reports of one of the EMTs telling every last detail about the call. People in the US and most companies would get fired and have their EMT/Medic etc license revokes for violating patient confidentiality. Even if there wasn't a law, commen decency should have kept him from opening his mouth and giving EMS workers a bad name by talking. You can't believe how many questions from people I have had about that here in California.
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