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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Doctor accused of unnecessary surgeries held without bail

The website of a Virginia gynecologist describes his surgical skills as “unparalleled.” But federal prosecutors say many of the procedures Dr. Javaid Perwaiz performed on unsuspecting patients were unnecessary and …


Homecoming for health care: UW School of Medicine graduate Mara Hazeltine finds her way back to Sacred Heart for residency

For Mara Hazeltine, starting her family medicine residency at Sacred Heart Medical Center is more than a step to becoming a board-certified physician, it’s a return home.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Ohio doctor accused of murder in 25 patient deaths

An Ohio critical-care doctor was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of 25 hospital patients who authorities say were deliberately given overdoses of painkillers.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Telemedicine, walk-in clinics cloud role of family doctor

Some patients are dropping their family doctor as choices like telemedicine, urgent care centers and walk-in clinics grow.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

Retired Spokane anesthesiologist’s body found dismembered, burned in backyard

Detectives are investigating the death of a retired Spokane anesthesiologist whose body was found dismembered and burned in the backyard of his Dishman Hills area home.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019

Hey Alexa, open Providence Health Connect; former Amazon exec gives health provider head start in voice bot technology for Spokane-area patients

Beginning in mid-April, Alexa can schedule your doctor’s appointment. Providence Health Care partnered with Alexa Health and Wellness to offer patients the option of scheduling Express Care visits through the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

Spokane doctor dies in Hawaii

A Spokane doctor who was vacationing in Hawaii was reported to have died on Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Frank Reynolds, beloved child cancer doctor at Deaconess and Sacred Heart, dies at 83

Colleagues, patients and co-workers remember the longtime doctor’s devotion to the care of the whole patient at a time when many families faced uncertain futures and frightening diagnoses. Reynolds insisted …


Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

A Southern California prosecutor said Friday his office has received leads to more than 12 possible additional victims in the investigation of a surgeon and a female companion already charged …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018

Police: Suspect in Bush’s doctor’s death killed himself

A man accused of killing one of former President George H.W. Bush’s doctors killed himself when confronted by authorities, police said Friday.


Retired Idaho doctor denies fraud in insemination lawsuit

An eastern Idaho fertility doctor accused in a lawsuit of secretly using his own sperm to inseminate a patient nearly four decades ago says he did nothing wrong and doesn’t …


This Idaho county has only 1 doctor. When he retires, who will replace him?

Keith Davis became Lincoln County’s only doctor at the stroke of midnight.


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018

Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote

The nation’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and save lives.


Coaches and doctors sometimes differ on concussion protocol

As athletics continues to intensify in high school and youth sports, the importance of concussion protocol and training has heightened despite splintering opinions on both sides. Coaches, and the athletes …


Front & Center: Rural doctor Tony Lundberg makes his rounds

Based on 18 years of experience, Dr. Tony Lundberg believes rural physicians “do better medicine than most places.”


Uber starts offering rides to the doctor

Uber is driving deeper into health care by offering to take patients in every U.S. market where it operates to their next medical appointment.


L.A. Times suitor is basketball-loving billionaire doctor

The man buying the Los Angeles Times is a 65-year-old physician-entrepreneur described by Forbes Magazine as “America’s richest doctor,” and one who has said his goal is to cure cancer …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

Judge: Victims of sports doctor are ‘sister survivor warriors’

The judge overseeing the sentencing of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar said Monday that more than 120 girls and women who had given statements so far at the five-day …


ICE detains a Polish doctor and green-card holder who has lived in the U.S. for nearly 40 years

Niec received a temporary green card and, in 1989, became a lawful permanent resident. He grew up in Michigan, went to medical school, became a doctor, and raised a daughter …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

‘How dare you’: Gymnasts confront Michigan sports doctor

A medal-winning Olympic gymnast said Thursday that sexual assault by a Michigan sports doctor “left scars” in her mind that may never fade as a judge heard a third day …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

Sexual abuse victim to ex-doctor: ‘You are a repulsive liar’

One of the dozens of victims expected to testify at the sentencing hearing of a disgraced former Michigan sports doctor on Tuesday described the sexual abuse Larry Nassar inflicted on …


Source: Gymnastics doctor facing at least 25 years in prison

A person with knowledge of the agreement said a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017

Montana doctor found guilty in overdose deaths of 2 patients

A western Montana pain doctor was found guilty Monday of 22 felonies, including two counts of negligent homicide for the overdose deaths of two of his patients.


Jury deliberating case of doctor charged in overdose deaths

A western Montana jury is deliberating the case of a doctor charged with overprescribing opiates, leading to the overdose deaths of two patients.


Doctor arrested for 2 deaths, 22 felonies takes stand

A Montana doctor took the stand as he faces two charges of negligent homicide for allegedly prescribing the drugs that caused the overdose deaths of two patients.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017

Diagnosis gave doctor ‘ultimate breast cancer fellowship’

Dr. Cory Donovan knew by the fourth year of medical school that she wanted to specialize in breast cancer treatment. What she didn’t know is that before finishing her specialty …


10 things you should ask your doctor on your next visit

Armed with the right questions before you sit on the exam table, you, too, can become an empowered patient ready to make informed decisions about your health.


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017

Fridirick Leboyer, whose light touch turned births into ‘nativities,’ dies at 98

It was somewhere around his 9,000th delivery that Fridirick Leboyer began questioning his methods and those of his colleagues – obstetricians who worked in noisy, brightly lit operating rooms and …


Oklahoma doctor charged in opioid deaths of 5 patients

An Oklahoma doctor has been charged with second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of at least five patients from the powerful painkillers and other drugs she had prescribed them.


Officials: Doctor in abuse case wanted to impregnate women

A brain surgeon charged with sexually abusing children sought to impregnate women to create more victims and had been suspected of molesting youngsters for years, Northern California prosecutors said Monday.