Top 10 Podcast: Dr. Death (#8)
Produced by Wondery, “Dr. Death” will make you think twice the next time you go visit your doctor.
Imagine living in a world in which you can’t trust a system that has been created with the sole purpose of fulfilling the most essential medical needs. “Dr. Death” takes you there by telling perhaps the most heinous story of America’s worst doctor Christopher Duntsch.
Duntsch earned the nickname “Dr. Death” after leaving more than 30 patients paralyzed and two dead in the early 2010s. Duntsch was allowed to continue practicing medicine in the state of Texas despite being described as “pathetic” and “horrendous” by fellow doctors.
Routinely showing up to work unkempt and intoxicated, Duntsch would claim that he was “the best” surgeon to relieve back pain, according to D Magazine. Unfortunately for those who worked alongside him, especially patients, they got to learn that it was quite the opposite.
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