Dr. Soe Maunglay is an oncologist who is largely unknown to most of the American medical community, however to hundreds of patients, he is literally their life saver. In 2013, he was working at the Crittenton Cancer Center in Detroit, Michigan. The owner was the oncologist, Dr. Farid Fata. After about a year, Dr. Maunglay noted some inconsistencies with the treatments that some of his patients were also receiving from Dr. Fata. Upon further investigations, he discovered to his horror that one patient was receiving a very toxic and costly chemotherapy regimen for a diagnosis of cancer, a diagnosis she did not have. Over the next months, Dr. Maunglay reviewed hundreds of charts of patients, revealing excessive prescription of other chemotherapeutic agents for patients who did not require these treatments. After sharing his findings with several of the nurses and the practice manager, he notified the FBI who raided the clinic and arrested Dr. Fata. During his trial, Dr. Fata pleaded guilty to multiple counts of Medicare and insurance fraud and admitted that he prescribed treatments that were medically unnecessary.
Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain; it takes away the life of its possessors.
Proverbs 1:19 (ESV)
This physician who was exposed by this whistleblower abandoned his solemn oath to first do no harm to the patient. For the sordid gain of money and fame, harm and even death came to many of his patients. Nearly every industry has a story of a whistleblower who exposes nefarious and clandestine activities within a company. No doubt, these sordid stories will continue because the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil (1 Timothy 6:10 ESV).
Man’s inhumanity to man will continue as long as we seek our own desires and refuse to recognize there is an Absolute Good, a true moral compass by which we can measure and judge our motives and actions. When we hear stories of such evil, we are repulsed, but why? If all behavior and actions are relative and there is no absolute standard, there should be no outrage. Yet, very few would not be moved to disgust and anger by this story, regardless of their upbringing and background. God created all of us and gave us a soul, a conscience by which He placed the moral compass of right and wrong within us.
God exposes our actions so that we can admit our guilt and humble ourselves, realizing we cannot become a better person by our own efforts. In Jesus Christ, God has shown us the Perfect Man and the means to live a perfect life. By confessing and repenting of our sins and accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, God sends His Holy Spirit to indwell within us. He transforms our souls to be like Jesus, seeing the world and relationships the way that God intended.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.