Study: Many docs don’t blow whistle on colleagues (AP)

Dr. A. Clark Gaither is seen at his family medical practice office in Goldsboro, N.C., Tuesday, July 13, 2010. Reporting a problem doctor can trigger important changes. Twenty-one years ago, a colleague smelled alcohol on Gaither's breath and anonymously reported him to the head of the residency program. The now-sober Dr. Gaither is grateful. 'I wish I knew who reported me,' he said. 'I'd like to give them a big ol' hug and thank them for saving my life.' (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)AP – Your doctor could be drunk, addicted to drugs or outright incompetent, but other physicians may not blow the whistle.


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