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Nurse supports 
Dr. Salhotra

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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 3:45 pm

I read the article on Dr. Prem Salhotra in last week’s Desert Trail with a heavy heart in this day of media having the power to destroy a person’s personal and professional reputation without any proof.

Since 1986 I have known Dr. Salhotra as a medical professional at our local hospital and as my personal physician. The article states he is accused of four allegations: “repeated negligence acts, gross negligence, failure to maintain adequate records and unprofessional conduct.” As an RN who worked with him for years all I can say is they have no idea who Dr. Prem Salhotra is as a person or medical professional.

He’s one of the most professional doctors I’ve worked with and is always respectful to the patients and the nursing staff. I’ve never witnessed any unprofessional behavior or negligence from him during all these years. If there had been any question of his professionalism, documentation or his conduct it would have been caught by one of the JCAHO surveys the hospital undergoes from time to time to maintain its accreditation. If he was guilty, the hospital would never have given him a proclamation of appreciation in November 2017. If guilty, many of the nursing staff at the hospital wouldn’t have him as their personal physician; they know who’s professional and can be trusted.

He’s a true gentleman who’s earned the respect of those around him through the years.

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  • Josh posted at 10:38 am on Sat, Feb 3, 2018.

    Josh Posts: 263

    The Medical Practice Act defines unprofessional conduct in each state. Although laws vary from state to state, some examples of unprofessional conduct include the following:

    Physician abuse of a patient
    Inadequate record keeping
    Failing to meet the standard of care
    Prescribing drugs in excess or without legitimate reason
    Failing to meet continuing medical education requirements
    Conviction of a felony
    Delegating the practice of medicine to an unlicensed individual
    Minor fee disagreements and poor customer service are not considered unprofessional conduct.

  • BBB posted at 1:35 pm on Fri, Jan 19, 2018.

    BBB Posts: 218

    Article only appeared in Desert Trail. Just another instance of the Star keeping YV folks in the dark.

  • CheRojo posted at 8:16 am on Fri, Jan 19, 2018.

    CheRojo Posts: 188

    Did they publish the original article online? I don't recall seeing anything until this barrage of letters.

  • yuccavalley711 posted at 7:44 pm on Thu, Jan 18, 2018.

    yuccavalley711 Posts: 19

    Funny how people who have complaints get attention... Could that be due to the fact when we get GOOD service from a doctor we just take it for granted, and do not take the trouble to write a comments in the Newspaper about their satisfaction? I fault the Hi Desert Star for printing complaints about a local doctor when there is little proof of his mis-deeds, and I am impressed by those who took the trouble to express their gratefulness to his service. [sad]


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