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Would You Like Fries With That Shootout? The Calls We Just Can't Forget

     It was 8:45 on a Friday night and the best eateries in San Diego were entertaining lively crowds by churning out food by the ton. One of the liveliest, most expensive steak houses around was a place called the Oak Creek Cattle Company, nestled in a nook of woods out on Sweetwater Road. The array of fine sports cars in the parking lot was mute testimony that plenty of folks were willing to spend serious money for a memorable experience. And they would certainly get their money’s worth…See More
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The Pedigree of a Paramedic Heretic: Immutable Laws & Ethical Illusions

      I wasn’t always a heretic, of course. In my salad days I was as blissfully ignorant as interns tend to be, cheerfully willing to chomp onto the shiny, enticing fishhook called ‘rescue’ with no fear of consequence. Newbie’s to most professions are sodden with more limerence than common sense, and those of us who fairly leap into the quicksand of the emergency disciplines can be as career-infatuated as anybody. The rhetoric of disease and cure is, after all, highly seductive. In fact it’s…See More
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Michael Lee Reisman Maj-Ret RNNP left a comment for K Patrick McDonald
"http://youtu.be/jj1H1Q31NaA 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…"
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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

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Primary Agency/Department Type
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Primary Department/Agency Name
Movie Set Medic & Consultant
Years in EMS/Public Safety
32
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 Doctors.com
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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Would You Like Fries With That Shootout? The Calls We Just Can't Forget

     It was 8:45 on a Friday night and the best eateries in San Diego were entertaining lively crowds by churning out food by the ton. One of the liveliest, most expensive steak houses around was a place called the Oak Creek Cattle Company, nestled in a nook of woods out on Sweetwater Road. The array of fine sports cars in the parking lot was mute testimony that plenty of folks were willing to spend…

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Posted on March 4, 2015 at 1:30pm

The Pedigree of a Paramedic Heretic: Immutable Laws & Ethical Illusions

      I wasn’t always a heretic, of course. In my salad days I was as blissfully ignorant as interns tend to be, cheerfully willing to chomp onto the shiny, enticing fishhook called ‘rescue’ with no fear of consequence. Newbie’s to most professions are sodden with more limerence than common sense, and those of us who fairly leap into the quicksand of the emergency disciplines can be as…

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Posted on February 19, 2015 at 5:30pm

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At 12:48pm on July 28, 2011, Michael Lee Reisman Maj-Ret RNNP said…
http://youtu.be/jj1H1Q31NaA 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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