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Mar302012

Medical Board vs. Dr. Biter

Here's the most recent public information about the allegations against Dr. Robert Biter, a doctor I previously supported here in this blog.

As you read, know that the patient "LS" is a dear real-life friend of mine and the information you see about her case is a fraction of what actually occurred. Having had a baby with Dr. Biter before the birth discussed here, she is just as shocked and disillusioned as I continue being about the whole thing.

It seems there will be a Hearing in June where some sort of ruling will be given. That's the word on the street anyway.

Reader Comments (11)

I can't get the link to work , am I being silly?

March 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

It opened for me and others... it's a .pdf... maybe that's it?

March 31, 2012 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

Someone else said they can't open it on a Mac... do you have a Mac?

March 31, 2012 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

ya I was being silly - trying to look at it on my phone - didnt know it was a pdf - got it now - thanks!

March 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

I'm on a Mac, and the document downloads with an .aspx extension, but if you change it to PDF, it opens as a PDF document

April 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVW

I'm just sat here, STUNNED at the thought of a woman being given nifedipine to take at home for prem labour. Dear. God.

April 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

These are shocking charges. Has the man lost his mind? Started drinking? I am familiar with his earlier history and he did seem quite talented and committed at the start. What a terrible shame. How horrible for the people who trusted him.

April 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarti

Any idea what the stus of this is or when the case will go to court?

July 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaily

It won't go to a court (and wouldn't have). Dr. Biter and the Medical Board came to a settlement. It will be a few months before they publicize what the settlement was. Surely, he won't lose his license now, but I can't wait to see what they did to punish him for his transgressions. I'm shocked they settled.

July 9, 2012 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

Nifedipine has been used frequently as a tocolytic (agent that delays premature labor). A Cochrane review has concluded that it is comparable with magnesium sulfate and beta-agonists (such as ritodrine) with fewer side-effects

October 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranon

Well, yes, but not when the doctor hasn't SEEN the patient for pre-term labor and has only prescribed the medication OVER THE PHONE.

This is the issue of malpractice.

October 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

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