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Hustling Hope: Big name in medicine touted Trina diabetes treatment before founder’s indictment

Hustling Hope: Big name in medicine touted Trina diabetes treatment before founder’s indictment

Sacramento lawyer G. Ford Gilbert, the recently indicted founder of the national diabetes network Trina Health, hitched his clinic’s expansion plans to a big national name in organized medicine and health policy: Dr. Jack Lewin. Lewin was CEO of the California Medical Association for more than 11 years, CEO of the American College of Cardiology for more than five years ... Read More »

Hustling Hope: San Diego doctor runs controversial diabetes clinic

Hustling Hope: San Diego doctor runs controversial diabetes clinic

Just about every Tuesday morning around 7:30, John McCreary of Poway can be found waiting for Dr. James Novak’s office to open. Almost always, McCreary said, he’s the first one there. Novak’s practice is listed as the only one in the San Diego area offering Trina Health’s “Artificial Pancreas Treatment,” a four-hour IV insulin infusion procedure for people with diabetes. ... Read More »

Hustling Hope: Doctors debunk diabetes treatment as fraud charges hit clinic executive

Hustling Hope: Doctors debunk diabetes treatment as fraud charges hit clinic executive

Just imagine: A nonsurgical treatment that helps millions of people with complications from diabetes restore vision, repair damaged kidneys, and reverse heart disease and cognitive decline. A treatment that heals wounds in their legs and feet, repairs damage from stroke, and eliminates a common type of diabetic nerve pain called neuropathy. That’s what lawyer G. Ford Gilbert and his network of ... Read More »

The Weekender for June 23, 2018

The Weekender for June 23, 2018

It’s not every day we get to speak to a national audience. But this week we did. Our eight-minute documentary about a couple from Montana who invested their life savings into a “miracle” diabetes treatment aired on the PBS NewsHour. (If you missed it, here’s the link.) This documentary took a ton of work. What aired Tuesday was the culmination ... Read More »

San Diego doctors win long campaign for higher Medicare pay

San Diego doctors win long campaign for higher Medicare pay

San Diego area doctors seldom complain to their patients about low Medicare pay. But for two long decades, many have complained bitterly to each other. That’s because an old and complex federal formula reimburses physicians here as if they were practicing in “rural” areas, and assumes their costs of rent and staff are low, resembling those in Fresno or El ... Read More »

Health Reporting

Health Reporting

Health Reporting: $100,000 Health is one of the issues that defines our times, and at inewsource we focus on quality of care. That means arming consumers with the information they need to navigate a labyrinth of health care choices and critical, often life altering decisions. It also means holding accountable those who wield power in both the public and private ... Read More »

Medical examiner: Homeless deaths on the rise in San Diego County

Medical examiner: Homeless deaths on the rise in San Diego County

Volunteers were out early Friday canvassing the streets, canyons and riverbanks as part of San Diego County’s annual homeless count. But one stat is already known: The number of homeless people dying in the county increased significantly in 2017, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office. Last year, the office recorded 126 homeless deaths — up 17 percent over the 108 ... Read More »

How healthy is your hospital’s data security?

How healthy is your hospital’s data security?

When choosing a medical provider, patients often want to know about the location of the hospital or clinic, the quality of the doctors and maybe what specialists are available on site. But increasingly there’s another question they need to ask: How well will my personal data be protected? Tell us what you think about the show, tweet at us @inewsource or email us at contact@inewsource.org. For more on this story, go to inewsource.org and sign up for our newsletter. Read More »