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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system.

Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away.

But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect?

From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.

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    • 4.8, 2.4K Ratings

We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system.

Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away.

But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect?

From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.

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4.8 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

FweatherP ,

MrsFfanofweatherP

Absolutely Riveting and Maddening

I just had to binge. I couldn't stop listening. Podcast was brilliantly presented. Especially considering the topic and some of the brick walls the host Laura Beil must have and did encounter in trying to give a balanced, fair and objective well researched program.
I just wish that all it would take is one program/podcast like this to magically fix the problem with medical malpractice. But medical malpractice is a lot more complicated and insidious problem. And Laura Beil try's her best in presenting this story sensitively.
Can't wait to hear what Laura Beil will do next...... 💉

s-k-w ,

Utterly compelling

I was travelling while listening to this and could not tear myself away from it. Fascinating story, brilliantly told.

Chumphonpk ,

Very well done!

Thank to the Wondery team to put up this story and all other stories on the Podcast. Very well spoken and written.

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