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re: Who is the most famous person you've met in the "wild"? - EYEDOCNO
I took a piss next to Johnnie Cochran in the New Orleans airport back in 1999 or 2000. Ate next to Helena Bonham Carter and her kids just outside of London a few years back. ...


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re: Optometry: LA HB 1065/SB 568: What if your Louisiana Eye Surgeon is NOT an MD? - EYEDOCNO
[quote]Sorry...I'm with the optoms here. All of this hooting and hollering b.s. Is about money. Now more people who previously couldn't have even considered laser surgery will have an option. On the other hand, people who believe all of the b.s. The optho's are spewing certainly retain the right to ...


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re: Optometry: LA HB 1065/SB 568: What if your Louisiana Eye Surgeon is NOT an MD? - EYEDOCNO
[quote]How much cheaper are optoms going to be for these surgeries so that it will be worth choosing you over an MD?[/quote] I can answer that question. I won't be any cheaper at all. Insurance companies are going to pay the same no matter who performs the procedure. This bill doesn't save th...


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re: Optometry: LA HB 1065/SB 568: What if your Louisiana Eye Surgeon is NOT an MD? - EYEDOCNO
Make that 2 more....


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re: Optometry: LA HB 1065/SB 568: What if your Louisiana Eye Surgeon is NOT an MD? - EYEDOCNO
They have about 5 more bills to consider before it is up....


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re: Optometry: LA HB 1065/SB 568: What if your Louisiana Eye Surgeon is NOT an MD? - EYEDOCNO
[quote]I never heard who it was that testified on behalf of the optometrists[/quote] Baron Williamson...


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re: Optometry: LA HB 1065/SB 568: What if your Louisiana Eye Surgeon is NOT an MD? - EYEDOCNO
[quote]Is it the same 4 day course the older MDs took when LASIK came out? I hope the ODs get to go to Florida for it as well.[/quote] Just Stop. Those older MD's had also been performing thousands of surgeries for decades! One of the biggest problems with the optoms supporting this bill is...


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re: Optometry: LA HB 1065/SB 568: What if your Louisiana Eye Surgeon is NOT an MD? - EYEDOCNO
[quote]Give them the opportunity to get the resident training. They don't need to do major surgery, but there are some procedures that they can and have very safely perform[/quote] I have absolutely NO problem with optometrists getting residency training. All they have to do is 1- apply to...


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re: Optometry: LA HB 1065/SB 568: What if your Louisiana Eye Surgeon is NOT an MD? - EYEDOCNO
[quote]This is my only real point. I understand that there are other differences. However, I think you might be surprised to see what they actually learn in optometry school. They also take neuro anatomy, cardiology, and pharmacology. [/quote] I will agree with you that optometry school is a re...


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re: Optometry: LA HB 1065/SB 568: What if your Louisiana Eye Surgeon is NOT an MD? - EYEDOCNO
I said it before and I will say it again. The ONLY group of people who will benefit from this bill are the optometrists....


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re: Optometry: LA HB 1065/SB 568: What if your Louisiana Eye Surgeon is NOT an MD? - EYEDOCNO
[quote]Or let ophthalmologists do liposuction. Oh wait[/quote] Last time I checked, whether you like it or not, ophthalmologists are medical doctors. Therefore, they are qualified to perform that procedure. HOWEVER, if they screw up they are subject to sanction by the Louisiana State Board of Med...


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re: Optometry: LA HB 1065/SB 568: What if your Louisiana Eye Surgeon is NOT an MD? - EYEDOCNO
[quote]In the best interest of the patient? Yeah right. That's the reason ophthalmologists are challenging this. Get real. Let the patient decide. If they don't believe it is safe for them then they won't chose an optometrist. Give them the choice. Free enterprise [/quote] If you want me to get...


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re: Optometry: LA HB 1065/SB 568: What if your Louisiana Eye Surgeon is NOT an MD? - EYEDOCNO
You are probably right, it is fairly obvious. But remember, we are dealing with the OT here....


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re: Optometry: LA HB 1065/SB 568: What if your Louisiana Eye Surgeon is NOT an MD? - EYEDOCNO
In the interest of full disclosure, I am an ophthalmologist. I obviously am not in favor of this bill. If it passes, I have no problem at all competing with optometrists. I am completely confident in my abilities and my surgical results. You don't learn to do surgery in a weekend course as is ...


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re: Optometry: LA HB 1065/SB 568: What if your Louisiana Eye Surgeon is NOT an MD? - EYEDOCNO
[quote]Doesn't change the fact that a general dentist is not a medical doctor, doesn't do a residency, and performs surgery. Optometrists core science courses are also the same as medical school. Look at a school such as UAB where they offer MD, DDS, and OD degrees. First 2 years are all pretty much...


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re: Who here played a collegiate sport? - EYEDOCNO
Track at Tulane. Threw the javelin....


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re: Per Advocate, another preferred walk on RB from Plaquemine - EYEDOCNO
I DON'T THINK THERE WAS ANY GAMBLING INVOLVED....


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re: Thoughts on people who wear Che Guevara shirts - EYEDOCNO
He was a hired killer who got what he desrved...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
re: ESPN picks - EYEDOCNO
Hoge is a GENIUS!...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
re: Saints-Eagles Wild Card is #1 Primetime Show on Big 4 in Every Key Measure. - EYEDOCNO
YOU MUST BE A COMMUNIST...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
The Referee for Saturday night is.. - EYEDOCNO
Bill Vinovich The only Saint's game he did this year was the Monday night game against Miami. Hopefully the game will have the same outcome....


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Tiger Rant
re: Who was the better defensive co-ordinator at LSU - Bo or The Chief? - EYEDOCNO
Lou Tepper was better than both of them....


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Atlanta Roll Call - EYEDOCNO
I'm so fired up after the game today, I wish I could leave right now! Guess I will have to wait until Wednesday....


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New Orleans Saints Talk
re: Peyton lost that game with that reverse bs - EYEDOCNO
For the love of God, learn how to spell the man's name....


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re: Metastatic Melanoma. Anybody have any encouraging stories? - EYEDOCNO
Unfortunately, no. I wish I did....


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Tiger Rant
re: Going to Athens - check in - EYEDOCNO
Leaving Thursday after work in an RV. Playing golf at Grand National Friday morning. Parking the RV at Bulldog Park for the weekend. :geauxtigers:...


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re: Toomer's Corner (LSU tailgate photo) - EYEDOCNO
So wrong, but so funny!...


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re: If You Could Witness Any Three Historical Events? - EYEDOCNO
1) The discovery of fire 2) The invention of the submarine 3) The Flint, Michigan Megabowl!...


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re: what's your favorite beer? - EYEDOCNO
Blue Moon...


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re: So who destroyed the MCAT? - EYEDOCNO
Got a 31. Of course, I am old and that was in April of 1993. Good enough to get in!...


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