Unorthodox B.C. doctor: Patients love him, cancer agency suspended him

Further story on Dr. Suresh Katakkar, the British Columbia oncologist suspended for using unauthorized treatment, from the patient perspective. Previous posts on the ethics issues involved here and here, which involve balancing compassionate access with providing possibly false hope.

Unorthodox B.C. doctor: Patients love him, cancer agency suspended him.

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2 thoughts on “Unorthodox B.C. doctor: Patients love him, cancer agency suspended him

  1. I take care of some of his former patients in the US. He is incredibly charismatic, and as the title says, patients adore him. But many in the medical community have felt that he did not practice in the “right” way. I wish more doctors could provide ethical, safe care while also inspiring hope and fostering a caring relationship with their patients.

    • Thanks for sharing your perspective. As a patient, of course, I want the right mixture of empathy and dispassionate advice and treatment. I have been lucky in that regard.

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