Dr. Isaac Thames was born in South Africa during the aparttheid regime and being of the negroid decent he learned early on the knack of steering clear of trouble from the corrupted white government. He was fluent in several different languages as well as being a very bright student in many areas of learning. He was awarded scholarships to attend the University of Illinois during their liberal searches for the 1960s civil rights campaigns now noteworthy for its progressive and free education. He did well in the sciences and was accepted at Howard University for their medical program. He would later have difficulty being accepted in the U.S. for a residency program as Howard University was not evaluated comparable to other higher accredited medical colleges. He trained four years in Canada as a Neurosurgeon before getting his license to practice in the U.S. He would move to Chicago, where he felt familiar with where he went to under graduate school, and soon after married a local attorney, who later became a judge. They soon began a family together. His practicing talents and teaching position was not unlike many other surgeons although he most frequently practiced as an assistant which reduced his liability, although the term liability was a fluid definition that flowed to the highest paid lawyers. In his late fifties he began to demonstrate poor clinical support which generally involved covering inpatients of the primary surgeon, and he would be required to frequently visit patients on weekends and write progress notes and be on call for the nursing staff needing patient care orders. He began to have complaints that alarmed primary surgeons. His requests for assisting in surgeries became less and less to which he eventually needed to be a primary surgeon, which oddly made little sense for patient safety, but lawyers of high dollar value make almost anything happen. How this works in a court of public opinion appears a mystery, and not usually known even in death. Common sense doesn’t always rule in the medical business and greed for the golden rule reigns. Those who have the gold, make up the rules. The general concept of patient safety has good public window dressing views but inside medical personnel truly knew the industry for what it was. Scary and neglectful. His talents as a primary surgeon waned and many issues of quality arose. He moved to Bullhead City, Arizona during a time when the Arizona medical board was then well known for licensing problem physicians, secondary to the physician shortage, to which the public was uninformed. All Arizona medical board members were millionaires who some on their death beds defined bribery as their pocket change. By 2012 many public complaints revealed enormous corrupted licensing issues. Dr. Thames would regularly drink Vodka mixed drinks whenever he could, and loved to flirt with much younger women. It wasn’t unusual for him to splash himself with aftershave lotion to avoid detection in spite of the common belief that Vodka is odorless. It is not, and when mixed with fancy French aftershave lotion, the term, ‘French Whore’ smell, is well aggrandized.
Working for Arizona regulatory agencies creates millionaires; there are 8 million stories of corruption in Phoenix, this a small part of one of those stories.