This is an important testimony to add to the historical record.
As a retired Health Care Practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, who has held Advanced Registered Nurse-Anesthetist License in Washington State for a period of some 6 years, including the last 4 years prior to retirement, I am not surprised at the pressures and unfairness Dr. Miller experienced in Washington. ( A Blue State).
I also held a Washington Bar Card as an Attorney in Washington for those last 4 years as well as Advanced Registered Nurse-Anesthetist License in several other States and a Bar Card in a Red State as well. I retired from both professions, thankfully, prior to the Covid debacle.
There is a saying; "Truth Hurts". That said, there are many beautiful people in Washington State and many locations that surpass the scenery in other States. However, there is an "idiocy" that resembles nothing i have ever experienced in my working career, which covers a stint in the U.S. Army, and either health care positions in 8 different states and Attorney positions in 2 States over a period of some 52 total years. In each profession I have worked in both red and blue States.
However there was/is a hubris present in Washington State that defies all reason and sanity when it comes to healthcare and the almost iron clad control that State has exhibited over Independently Licensed Health Care providers such as Physicians, Advanced Care Nurses and Physician Assistants.
The Washington State Medical Board, Washington State Board of Pharmacy and to a lesser extent the Washington State Board of Nursing have controlled the respective professions with an iron hand and a completely unreasonable dictate of practice rules so very eloquently described in this article by Dr. Miller who is a true physician who puts his Oath of Care for Patients ahead of monetary goals and has been shown to have the Ethics woefully lacking in the aforementioned Washington State Boards of Practice governing Health Care Providers.
More than one Washington Provider has come to me during Covid and asked for advice as to what to do. To all, I have advised that, if possible, they obtain professional license in another State now and be ready to exercise their options to move their practice site out of Washington while they could still get good references from within Washington.
The caliber of a person is shown by the choices they make when there are severe pressures placed upon them that directly affect their ability to do honest work, support their family and know they are true to their inmost feelings that trump those severe external pressures.
Sadly, I can tell you, honestly, that the vast majority of Health Care Professionals I know in Washington violated their Oath to do a patient no harm and committed actions only showing a coward like response in the face of pressures exerted on them by their Practice Boards during Covid.
The true hero's are few and far between in the Covid era.
Dr. Miller, my hat is off to you and I applaud you for being true to your Oath and for placing suffering humanity ahead of financial gain. You are, in my humble opinion, a real MAN as well as an Excellent Physician among thousands of mere petulant children who claim to be Physicians or Health Care Providers but their actions show them to be otherwise, slaves to an uncaring, pompous board of Practice.
My wife is an RN with 24 years of experience - everything from Geriatric Psych to post operative recovery, to terminal child oncology, and much more. We lived in Seattle and Snohomish County during this same period of time (we left the West Coast and our beloved Emerald City for exactly the same Stalinist treatment that Dr. Miller describes.)
If anything, Dr. Miller's testimony here slightly underplays the Stalinist hospital / healthcare system we experienced on a daily basis.
I know Dr Miller's story is true because I know exactly which hospital and healthcare systems he is talking about.
I find it astounding that this man's expertise and knowledge were discarded. Unfathomable, really. Two things struck me as I read. 1. The covid protocols were centralised, insidious, and malicious. 2. The majority of people live under a veneer of civility. Scratch beneath the surface and you find vicious, self-interested, and spiteful bullies. The minority - like Dr. Miller - are decent humans.
Unbelievable story. I’m a physician too. I’ve found it hard to truly believe these horrible stories about what happened behind the walls of the hospitals but this story has made me a believer. I left corporate medicine too after being told I could not prescribe ivermectin. I refused to turn my back on people that were sick. I saw the vaccines pushed on employees without informed consent and spoke out. I was disgusted. I’ve started a direct pay practice. I’m a sub specialist but considering changing to primary care. This story also speaks into that consideration. Thank you Dr. Miller for upholding your oath. We need to rescue our noble profession for the sake of humanity.
Gayln Perry, MD
I think these types of stories are very important. They are both sobering and inspiring. Thanks for sharing it.
Dr. Miller is a true hero. So glad he found a better situation in Florida.
As a former ICU nurse, I find this story heartbreaking. I am wondering how many doctors, when they hopefully wake up, will have terrible regrets about their behaviors that facilitated the deaths of hospitalized Covid patients. I cannot describe my shock and bewilderment about what transpired these last three years. Thank you for sharing this brave man's story.
"The third is the doctors need to be much more aggressive in taking their power back (e.g., they should unionize)."
Unions have mostly pushed the hysteria, not resisted it. The union that represents teachers in my local school district responded to the school board's decision to return to in-person school by taking out full-page ads in the local newspapers denouncing the school board members as murderers. The doctors who went along with all of the madness and cruelty will not become more courageous because they have a union -- they'll use the union to push the madness and cruelty.
Truly valuable testimony from a truly honest doctor. Of the many valuable points he mentions, one of the most important ones is the crime of unvaccinated patients getting inferior treatment in hospitals: there is a plethora of evidence of this, and at least some mainstream HCW have had the courage to admit it, such as https://aacnjournals.org/aacnacconline/article-abstract/33/2/220/31764/Nurses-Ethical-Obligations-Toward-Unvaccinated and https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2022/04/13/coronavirus-pandemic-antivaxxers-health-care-burnout-sourik-beltran.
Of course this inferior treatment ends up biasing the death statistics to conveniently make unvaccinated patients more likely to die, totally unrelated to any so-called "vaccine protection". But much more important is the fact that giving inferior hospital treatment to unvaccinated patients is an unfathomable crime against humanity. I would thoroughly support (including monetarily) a full-blown investigation into the medical records of COVID patients treated in hospitals in late 2021/early 2022 (the height of discrimination against the unvaccinated). I would bet my last dollar that we would find:
1) the vaccinated were more often given beneficial treatments early on that actually IMPROVE survival odds, like monoclonal antibodies, melatonin, famotidine, aspirin, occasionally even vitamins and zinc, etc. Similar to what Trump got in 2020- he went from low oxygen levels to up and running in 3 days.
2) the unvaccinated were usually deprived of those treatments at least until they're very ill, and they were just given remdesivir, antibiotics, etc., plus actively harmful things like proton pump inhibitors, excessive and unnecessary painkillers and sedatives, and of course inappropriate use of ventilators
3) the unvaccinated were much more likely to be victims of deadly hospital negligence including sepsis, immobility complications (e.g. pressure ulcers, blood clots), fluid overload, etc.
4) the family members of unvaccinated patients were much more often hastily counseled into inappropriate DNR orders and ultimately the premature termination of life support
Wow. Even though I knew this was happening, it is chilling to read Dr Miller’s first hand account. How wonderful to know that there are (and always will be) people like yourself, Dr Miller, Dr McCullough and others who refuse to let integrity die. Thank you.
Dr. Miller is correct and my husband had Chinese virus symptoms and was not given anything to help with his symptoms and his breathing and overall health began to decline. I called an ambulance and from July 5 until his death 4 months later he was basically given a death sentence. I hope they all have been triple boosted and I never trusted the medical system but now without any reservation. I am in CA and asked for the CA public health to conduct an investigation into the rehab hospital where he contacted influenza, had a UTI and bacteria on his lungs but that is like asking the prisoner to watch over the rest of their prison. I am so saddened and feel helpless and there is no accountability and how can mostly all staff (doctors) be a participant to murder and that includes all of them. I found the ICU nurses greedy and could careless just making a big buck for their lousy ethics. Eventually God sorts out the evil!
I was run out of Saint Thomas Ascension Hospital after I was run out of the local School Board Meeting. I have come close to throwing in the towel and just waiting tables.
This has happened everywhere. A surgeon from my hometown of Fergus Falls, MN was ran out of town by his own MEDICAL GROUP for speaking at a local school board meeting about how masks were not needed on kids. Imagine your own colleagues living this lie and then voting to fire you. Message sent loud and clear. Anyone with half a brain in their head has ZERO trust in our institutions.
Every physician in an employee relationship within a corporate medical system should read this account! I commend Dr. Miller for not folding to the medicine by the numbers that is driving a
Bloated expensive ineffective medical system that is treating disease states for profit. The bright side is our surgical procedures! Time Big Pharma is eliminated from shaping the education of our physicians!
Thanks to you and to Dr. Miller for sharing his experience. I was shocked to learn my doctor of 10 years was on this "wrong side of medicine" and when I refused to get the jab actually told me "well if you get Covid, don't call me!". My wife & I did get it and we followed the "good" docs protocol with Ivermectin and the rest, but if either of us had submitted to the jab, I can't say we would still be among the living. This proves evil still abounds and we must pray to God to push back against it. Thanks again!