B.C. doctor urged to retire because of zealous approach to Lyme disease
- November 18, 2008 1:13 PM
- By Enza Uda
Licensing body's criticism of MD will make others fearful to treat disease, he says
A physician sought out by patients for his particular approach to treating Lyme disease is speaking out about a College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. investigation into his views and practices with regard to the disease.
Documents from the investigation show the licensing body encouraged him to retire after calling him a "zealot" during a review that began in 2005.
"It was a very frightening experience for the last three years," said Dr. Ernie Murakami. "I've helped a lot of people, saved their lives. I've taken a lot of people who are extremely ill and made them better, and yet they were investigating me."
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