Those REQUIRED DISCLOSURE forms...

There are two disclosure forms in this writing - below.  The first one is called "REQUIRED DISCLOSURE FOR EXPERIMENTAL/UNCONVENTIONAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT." 

The second one is called "REQUIRED DISCLOSURE FOR ETHYLENEDIAMINETETRAACETIC ACID (EDTA) CHELATION THERAPY.

FORM #1 - This is the form that Arthur Thexton/Robert Baratz want to force leading-edge health practitioners in the State of Wisconsin to use with their patients.  The patient is supposed to read, and sign it, after the doctor explains each paragraph. It is completely misrepresentative of the services these practitioners provide, and is designed to dissuade the patient from trying leading-edge health care.  It is part of the organized quackbuster dis-information campaign.

The whole quackbuster concept about what health care is, is nonsense. They want Americans to be able to use only those things coded and approved by Medicare and Insurance companies - NO leading-edge - NO advancements - NO new thinking - NOTHING new. 

Why is this nonsense?  For two reasons  (1)  New thinking is common practice.  Probably 85% of a doctor's practice is in using something new to help their patients.  They go to conferences to FIND new things to help their patients.. The whole concept of Continuing Medical Education is to teach doctors NEW things,  (2)  those medical treatments that are approved by Medicare are probably fifteen years out-of-date, and those by an Insurance company are probably seven years behind new thinking.  Every American knows that you can't rely on OLD health therapies.  That's why we LOOK for new things.

Medicare and Insurance don't want to pay for something until it has been LONG accepted.  That's why over 50% of the US health dollar is being spent on "Alternatives."  Virtually, all of that "Alternative" spending is out-of-pocket.  Frankly, Medicare, and Insurance pay for "junk" medicine - OLD procedures, OLD therapies, OLD drugs, OLD diagnostic techniques, OLD THINKING.

Below, is the required "Disclosure" form for "experimental/unconventional diagnosis and treatment."  My comments are in blue.

 

PATIENT NAME AND FULL ADDRESS

AGE AND SEX:

Diseases, illnesses or physical conditions diagnosed or to be diagnosed

My physician has explained to me and I fully understand:

(a) that the use of the proposed diagnostic test and/or therapy (describe fully):

The doctor is to write in the proposed diagnostic test and/or therapy here...

is experimental and not part of conventional medical diagnosis or treatment for any condition I have or which I might have.  This is not true.  Trying new things has always been part of conventional medicine.  Thexton has been misled by Baratz's quackbuster thinking.

(b) that the FDA has not approved the labeling of the drug(s), device(s), or tests proposed to be used for the purpose of diagnosing or treating my condition;  This statement is fraudulent and misleading.  It was written by an idiot who doesn't understand how the system works.  It is just to scare patients.  For instance, the FDA has no authority to approve "tests."  And who says the drug or device has, or hasn't, been approved?  ALL drugs have been approved - or they can't be sold.  What nitwit wrote this?

(c) that it has not been established through controlled trials accepted by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board that the proposed diagnostic method or therapy will properly diagnose or have any effect upon my condition;  An idiot wrote this statement. The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board does not have the authority, nor is it within their scope,  to accept or reject controlled trials.

(d) that the federal government and most insurance companies do not pay for or reimburse for the test or treatment as proposed;  No kidding?  Really?  (sarcasm intended).

(e) that the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board has not approved, and does not approve, this proposed test or therapy;  Again - an idiot wrote this statement. The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board does not have the authority, nor is it within their scope,  to accept or reject tests or therapies....

(f) that the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board has determined that the use of this test or therapy by Wisconsin citizens may be harmful to their health in that such patients may forego the use of other medical tests, treatments, and/or drugs of proven usefulness in the treatment of my disease or condition;  This is an outright lie.  The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board has never done any such thing, for The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board does not have the authority, nor is it within their scope, to accept or reject tests or therapies...   I have a copy of the minutes of EVERY meeting of the Med board for the last two years.  This subject has NEVER been on the agenda..

(g) that the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board recommends that Wisconsin citizens not undergo such unproved tests or therapy, but that citizens should seek medical diagnosis and care with proven accuracy and effectiveness;  Again - this is an outright lie.  The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board has never done any such thing, for The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board does not have the authority, nor is it within their scope, to accept or reject tests or therapies....  I have a copy of the minutes of EVERY meeting of the Med board for the last two years.  This subject has NEVER been on the agenda..

(h) that therapy may not be begun until three days have expired after the date of my execution of this informed consent form.  What crap...

I have read and understand the above. Notwithstanding having read and understood the above, I hereby elect to undergo the testing and/or treatment as described above.  What crap...

 

Patient signature and date

PHYSICIAN CERTIFICATION

 

I certify that the above patient signed this form on the date stated, that three business days have elapsed after the patientsís signature, and that I have complied with the terms of this Disclosure.

Physician signature and date:

Physician printed name as shown on state registration card:

 

FORM #2 - This is the form that Arthur Thexton/Robert Baratz want to force leading-edge health practitioners in the State of Wisconsin to use with their CHELATION patients.  The patient is supposed to read, and sign it, after the doctor explains each paragraph. It is completely misrepresentative of the services these practitioners provide, and is designed to dissuade the patient from trying leading-edge health care.  It is part of the organized quackbuster dis-information campaign.

My commentaries are in blue...

 

REQUIRED DISCLOSURE FOR ETHYLENEDIAMINETETRAACETIC

ACID (EDTA) CHELATION THERAPY

PATIENT NAME AND FULL ADDRESS

AGE AND SEX:

Malignancies, diseases, illnesses or physical conditions diagnosed or to be diagnosed

My physician has explained to me and I fully understand:

(a) that the use of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) has been approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only for the use of removing heavy metals from the body (or, in the calcium disodium form, for treating hypercalcemia or digitalis intoxication);  So?

(b) that the FDA has not approved the drug EDTA for treatment of diseases or conditions other than heavy metals poisoning (or, in the calcium disodium form, for treating hypercalcemia or digitalis in toxication);  Dumb statement written by a nitwit.  It's a duplicate, in negatives, of the one above.

(c) that it has not been established through controlled trials that EDTA chelation therapy is effective for the treatment of circulatory diseases, specifically including atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, vascular insufficiency, or diabetes;  This is totally, and intentionally, misleading. The National Institute of health just approved a 29 million dollar GRANT to exactly this study with the University of Florida.

(d) that three small controlled trials were completed in 1992, 1994, and 2001, which trials found that EDTA chelation therapy was not effective in the treatment of vascular diseases;  Three DISCREDITED TRIALS...

(e) that the federal government and most insurance companies do not pay for or reimburse for treatment with EDTA chelation therapy for vascular conditions;  No kidding? Really?  (sarcasm intended).

(f) that the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board has monitored the development of the scientific literature on EDTA chelation therapy and has concluded that EDTA chelation therapy has been demonstrated to be ineffective in the treatment of vascular diseases;  This is an outright lie.  The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board has never done any such thing, for The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board does not have the authority, nor is it within their scope, to accept or reject tests or therapies...   I have a copy of the minutes of EVERY meeting of the Med board for the last two years.  This subject has NEVER been on the agenda..

(g) that the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board has determined that the use of EDTA chelation therapy by Wisconsin citizens may be harmful to their health in that such patients may forego the use of medical treatments and drugs of proven usefulness in the treatment of vascular disease;  This is an outright lie.  The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board has never done any such thing, for The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board does not have the authority, nor is it within their scope, to accept or reject tests or therapies...   I have a copy of the minutes of EVERY meeting of the Med board for the last two years.  This subject has NEVER been on the agenda..

(h) that neither the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, the independent conventional medical association recommends the use of EDTA chelation therapy for the treatment of any human disease, illness, malady or physical condition other than heavy metals poisoning (or in the calcium disodium form, for treating hypercalcemia or digitalis intoxication);  Totally misleading statement.  It is not any of these organization's responsibility to approve, or disapprove, any diagnostic procedures, tests,  or therapies.

(i) that the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board strongly recommends that Wisconsin citizens not undergo EDTA chelation therapy for the treatment of any human disease, illness, malady or physical condition other than heavy metals poisoning (or in the calcium disodium form, for treating hypercalcemia or digitalis intoxication);  This is an outright lie.  The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board has never done any such thing, for The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board does not have the authority, nor is it within their scope, to accept or reject tests or therapies...   I have a copy of the minutes of EVERY meeting of the Med board for the last two years.  This subject has NEVER been on the agenda..

(j) That therapy with EDTA chelation may not be begun until three days have expired after the date of my execution of this informed consent form.  What nonsense...

I have read and understand the above. Notwithstanding having read and understood the above, I hereby elect to undergo treatment with EDTA chelation therapy.

 

Patient signature and date

 

 

 

PHYSICIAN CERTIFICATION

I certify that the above patient signed this form on the date stated, that three business days have elapsed after the patientsís signature, and that I have complied with the terms of this Disclosure Consent.

Physician signature and date:

Physician printed name as shown on state registration card: