This is unbelievable in this day and age......Alan
Santa Barbara, CA. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has released a report into the investigation of Allen Thomashefsky, the Santa Barbara doctor accused of malpractice that lead to several patients contracting Hepatitis C
The report found that during an unannounced visit to Thomashefsky's medical practice by health officials, the physician did not wash his hands prior to a procedure. "When questioned, the physician stated that the sink was in the kitchen, he didn't want to walk back and forth, and believed his hands were clean," the report says.
According to the report, the physician did not wear gloves during the procedure either and when asked to wear gloves, he replied, "He has been practicing the same way for over 30 years and has never had a patient report any problems...The physician declined to wear gloves and used bare hands during the procedure."
Labels: hepatitis C, unsafe medical practices