Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Octuplet Doctor - Yank His License Now!
Dr. Michael Kamrava runs the West Coast IVF Clinic and is the doctor who has provided Octuplet mom, Nadya Suleman, all 14 of her children (under the age of 6!) Nadya Suleman, now on food stamps and welfare, spent $100,000 with Dr. Kamrava .
If that is not enough, we now find that same physician has another patient who is 49 years old and is 5 months pregnant with quadruplets.
The mother, who has two grown children, is already admitted to the LA County Hospital on bedrest and was transferred from Good Samaritan Hospital because she does not have adequate medical insurance.
The woman at 49 years old, is already considered high risk with one baby. Triplets would increase the risk of cerebral palsy by 47 times. Premature birth is almost certain with four babies.
I am happy to report that my California medical license dues, which support the Medical Board of California, are being used properly as the Medical Board is investigating Dr. Kamrava.
Dr. Kamrava, goes outside the American Society for Reproductive Medicine guidelines, which call for no more than two embryos to be implanted for women younger than 35. Implanting more embryos doesn't improved the odds of a successful pregnancy. All you get are more complications.
In 2006, the latest year for available documents, he performed 52 in vitro procedures and 20 were in women younger than 35. He used, on average, 3.5 embryos per procedure. He has one of the worst success rates of any fertility clinic in the nation. Fertility Clinics are largely unregulated and doctors are free to do whatever they wish.
If this isn't a case of malpractice, poor medical ethics and just plain bad doctoring, I don't know what is. Medical Board, do what you are paid to do and get this physician off the streets!
Posted by Toni Brayer, MD at 7:08 AM