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Indian Doctor Replaces Biden Mom’s Hip

From India’s Indo-Asian News Service:

Biden’s mother recovering after surgery by Indian American doctor

Tue, 17 Mar 2009

Washington, March 17 (IANS) An Indian American doctor has performed successful hip surgery on Catherine Eugenia ‘Jean’ Biden, the 91-year-old mother of US Vice President Joe Biden.

The procedure was performed Monday by Samir Mehta, chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Trauma at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and involved applying a plate and screw device to Mrs. Biden’s hip, according to the White House.

Mrs. Biden is now ‘recovering well and is in stable condition,’ the vice president’s spokesperson Elizabeth Alexander said in a statement. ‘Dr. Mehta is pleased with the outcome of the surgery.’

Mrs. Biden was admitted to the University of Pennsylvania hospital after falling in her home in Delaware Sunday.

Somehow our mainstream media reports have refrained from mentioning the ethnic persuasion of Mrs. Biden’s surgeon.

But isn’t there just a little irony in Mr. Biden putting his sainted mother under the knife of some guy who should be working behind the counter at the local 7-11?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, March 17th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

24 Responses to “Indian Doctor Replaces Biden Mom’s Hip”

  1. GL0120 says:

    7-11 appears to be branching out, the economy must be hurting them too.

  2. BigBad says:

    I think Mrs. Biden took advantage of the 7-11 promo:

    Buy a hip get a slurpee free!

  3. proreason says:

    Joe is (or was) the “poorest man in the Senate”.

    He probably got a discount.

    But is that patriotic?

    And it’s a good thing Joe’s sainted mother had the surgery now. In a year or two when Universal Health Care is implemented, or even if the stealth claus in the Depression Stimulus bill begins to kick in, a 91-year old won’t be able to get hip surgery. It isn’t cost effective, since the dear woman only has a few years to live, at best, whereas your local pusher has dozens of years left (if he doesn’t get shot first or kill himself or die of Aids, or a dozen other reasons).

    • catie says:

      So true, Proreason. Perhaps he should have made an example and “sacrificed” mommy’s hip for the good of our country because it would be the patriotic thing to do. You’re right it’s not cost effective unless of course your foot in the mouth Biden’s relatives. What an idiot.

  4. TheKaplan says:

    I’m confused. Why should the chief of orthopedic trauma at u penn hospital be working at 7-11? Not seeing the abovementioned irony. Someone explain…?

  5. wardmama4 says:

    TheKaplan – what rock did you just crawl out from under? The comments and the irony are because of this:

    -‘”You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent … I’m not joking.”

    * “Biden Say What?”, National Journal/C-SPAN, July 6, 2006.’-

  6. TheKaplan says:

    no need to be rude. i hadn’t watched the clip because i’m in a library, and didn’t remember the biden quote. not as big news here in england. thanks for the quick reply though

    • Steve says:

      I apologize for any seeming rudeness.

      I think it was meant in fun.

    • TheKaplan says:

      no, no, not you, wardmama. but never mind

    • canary says:

      TheKaplan, yeah, what’s really bizarre is VP Biden always saying the same thing to anyone he meets in tiny state of Deliwar. “I’ve been alot of support for you”. “I’ve got a great relation with Sikn” “I want you to know I met with a group of you”. duh!!, as Biden said ya can’t go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts without hearing an accent.

      So Kaplan? How’s firsthand what’s going on in England?

  7. wardmama4 says:

    I am sorry I did not know that you were not here in America. However one might not want to comment on American politics if you don’t regularly follow it. And since Biden was in contention for the POTUS – his comment is well known here in America.

  8. Right of the People says:

    Don’t be forgetting the beef jerky to go with that slurpee. Thank you very much.

  9. Odie44 says:

    You know – it may have been posted here from when this video came out – but I think its pretty sad that an Indian-American “supporter” can be insulted right to his face and still gush with full support.

    Well, then again there is Western Pennsylvania…

    • canary says:

      Odie44, but the Indian-American in the clip answered he was sure they’d get more of Biden’s support. So, did Biden choose free University care instead of Medicare or Medicade for his mother. Looks more like a prison cell than a hospital room. Worse than our VA hospital even.

    • caligirl9 says:

      Where are the calls of racism on that one? I’m insulted and I’m NOT Indian American! My doctor is, and he’s fantastic. They don’t all work at 7-11 you putz, Biden!

    • canary says:

      Oh. I thought the doc answered I’m sure there is more is coming, after Biden’s saying what a big supporter he was. But, maybe the doc answered “eh we’re er more common”. Well, alot of the female Indian doctor’s suck. Do, to discrimination, they end up getting HMO jobs and screw Americans. I can also recall one Indian RN at a University hospital, one at a private hospital, that couldn’t speak English, and made big mistakes.

    • caligirl9 says:

      canary, I guess I was lucky with my doctor. He’d been in the U.S. for about 10 years, he began his practice in an American war zone—Detroit. He also became an American citizen first chance he got.

      I hear ya about the RNs. I think the standard of practice and the education is so different from the education nurses are given in the U.S., and many foreign-educated nurses simply aren’t prepared for the autonomy of practice U.S.-educated nurses routinely enjoy. I’m not saying their hearts aren’t in the right place, but they are not up to snuff all too often, and that leads to some pretty bad stuff. I have plenty of those tales to tell … being an American-educated RN having to practice alongside, and ultimately supervise, those foreign nurses is enough to cause burnout in the most devoted nurse!

    • Odie44 says:

      Concerning Indian Rn’s and Dr’s – I will disagree with the negative blanket statement canary, but its all about our experiences, so just saying…

      My dad has spent about 24-28 months of the past 25 years in hospitals throughout the northeast – luckily he had great insurance, so went to the best facilities for a total of 5 open heart surgeries. Boston Mass General, Lenox Hill – NYC, Westchester Medical and a team from Johns Hopkins.

      I have witnessed and he will say it to anyone listening – Indian nurses are the most nurturing, caring and helpful people , when compared to others. It is in their inherent culture to be “soothers, care takers” of family members, namely their men. The key seemed be they were all originally from India and were instructed here in America, so the “union greed” isnt too deep.

      IN fact, per diem nurses are the craze – which is a huge problem, because they rotate staff between hospitals and knowledge is continuously lost, plus the fact they get more money – bad indicator of why someone is nursing.

      HIs cardiologist, and 2 of 5 head surgeans are both Indian and have kept my father alive for 25 years…

    • canary says:

      Odie44, “Concerning Indian Rn’s and Dr’s – I will disagree with the negative blanket statement canary, but its all about our experiences, so just saying…”

      I didn’t feel I made a “blanket” statement. Just spoke of experiences with some female Indian Doctor’s and nurses. The first being that do to discrimination towards Indian woman doctors usually getting in HMO clinics, we all know how poor HMO care is. My oldest son, would be crippled, had I not raised hell. As far as the 2 Indian Nurses, and the language difficulty being with the one nurse. The other nurse was out and out negligent. I’m not a registered nurse, My medical experience started in the military with 2 mos’s in the medical field, and ‘s in the military active duty, and then Reserves in a field unit, where the focus was all on chemical war-fare. It’s a different world, and different than working in a VA hospital, and bad medical care has knows no race, gender, etc. And it get’s worse all the time. In the medical field, the code of silence is pretty much a must, or you will get sent to some hole in the wall, or fired. While there is total advancement in medical technicology, shortage in the medical field, there is ethic problems getting worse as the world get’s worse. Cause I feel I’ve seen it all. And alot of nurses getting out, not just because it’s stressful, but because of the stuff that goes on. Such as soo many nurses taking patients medicine. It’s unreal and disgusting. Watching doctor’s do unethical things and all that, and can’t complain or you will be blackballed. There is human error, but there is alot of other stuff that goes on, that is just sickening. Hospitals today are working like mass production lines. The computerization in ICU units, is causing ICU dementia. All the peeping, and computerization, affects those patients. And all the putting records in computers. So, Obama can say all he wants world class health care. There is such a shortage. In the military when I assisted with surgeries, it was also my job to clean instruments and package for baking them (sterilizing). I can’t tell you how many times a doctor would break the sterile field and I would offer to set up a new one, knowing it was more work for me. Then when we had a rash of patients getting major infections, they blamed it on housekeeping. I mean when a doctor drops an instrument on the floor, and picks up and uses it. I could go on and on. I slapped a doctor’s arm a few times once to make him stop something he was doing, and lucky a nurse saw it and knew I did the right thing. Still I apologized and he’s like that’s okay he’d gotten it alot worse than that. Maybe someone plan slugged him. lol. I think he was on uppers. And the long hours and all. But, as far as the nurses taking patients meds that can’t even talk, that’s crossing the line.

  10. VMAN says:

    So I guess if the teleprompter in chief gets his way she wouldn’t be able to get this surgery because she would be classified a useless eater. Oh wait a minute that would apply to the elite class would it.

  11. brad says:

    Bumbling-Joe, just can’t keep his mouth shut.

    This is what you get when you hire lawyers to run the government, always mouthing off, always covering up for their mouth-offs, and ALWAYS making arguments and counter-arguments instead of governing (See Rush Limbaugh).

    • canary says:

      Brad, glad you popped in. Ignorance is bliss. And knowing how things get worse. But, the bible says we will rebuild and live in joy, peace, no tears and all that. But, first great tribulation. But, seeing the bad stuff, but being informed, no matter how depressing, will help you survive. The bible says alot of destruction, and I understand the feelings of getting it over with, cause when the new beginning happens the bible says a new earth, and joy, peace, health. Says the sky and seas will become new and better too.

  12. canary says:

    Brad, my note to ya came out all wrong. What I was trying to say, is I agree with you how bad things are. I envy those that have no idea what’s going on, don’t want to know. I went through a phase I thought people that were happy, were faking it. I would like to be able to switch a button off. And you have to find a button, some kind of break. I read once a week plan something you enjoy. No matter how bad or tough the week is, you have a break to look forward to. What keeps me going is God saying “all” this tribulation will end and for eternity.

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