As a patient of Dr. Rind and a recognized expert on medical malpractice insurance, I would like to address the allegations against Dr. Rind.
It is important to understand how persecuted physicians who practice integrative and alternative medicine can be. There has been a nationwide witch hunt of physicians who acknowlege that the allopathic community may not have all the answers and are willing to be pilloried by the AMA hardliners who are threatened by an innovation in treatment.
The "standard of care" of which Dr. Rind was accused of violating is based on how the majority of physicians in their specific community would treat a particular illness. In my case, highly acclaimed physicians who followed the standard of care failed to help me for over 15 years, but Dr. Rind, who incorporated the standard treatment but went beyond to add alternative treatments and methods of diagnosis, which allowed him to figure out the root cause of my illness and help me to overcome the disease.
If I wanted ordinary, I would go to Dr. X who accepts my coverage. Instead, I travel from Texas to be treated by Dr. Rind because he dares to be different at no small price to himself. Bucking the very powerful medical and pharma lobby is courageous, to say the least.
In regard to his record keeping, Dr. Rind actually types notes into an automated medical records system as he meets with the patient and reads aloud to the patient what he is typing, giving the patient the opportunity to edit at the time the notes are being entered. At the end of the session, Dr. Rind's highly detailed notes are given to the patient so they have a permanent record of his analysis and recommendations, giving the patient yet another chance to make corrections. I have never known another physician to do so, and I highly value this practice.
Second, I have been seeing Dr. Rind for five years, and in that time, he has never accepted insurance, it curious that he could be accused of insurance fraud. All fees are discussed with the patient up front and payment is required at the time of service, so I find it hard to understand how any "fraud" could occur. Further, his fees are reasonable compared to his peers, particularly since he spends considerably more time with the patient than the usual practitioner.
In my estimation, Dr. Rind is one of the finest diagnosticians in the country. I hate to see his good name challenged when he so far exceeds the average physician in his analysis, caring and treatment.