DocBastard is a trauma and general surgeon. Between his times acting as all the king's horses and all the king's men, he also blogs at He maintains his anonymity to protect the privacy of his patients. Follow him on Twitter @DocBastard.


Hsiu-Ying Tseng was an L.A.-area general practitioner and known ‘pill pusher.’ Now she’s facing second-degree murder charges after at least eight of her patients overdosed and died.


With public opinion of medical professionals at an all-time low, an anonymous essay exposing disturbing doctor behavior may have dealt the final blow.

Hippocratic Fail

While her patient was asleep, a Virginia anesthesiologist unloaded a toxic verbal assault—and while courts are making her pay, she’s still practicing medicine.


Despite what you see on Game of Thrones, a knife wound to the stomach does not an instant and mortal blow make. A trauma surgeon on what the show gets wrong about death.


After Candace broke her neck in a car accident, doctors prescribed OxyContin. When her insurance fell through, the single mother of two found something cheaper for the pain: heroin.