Joan rivers selfie doctor identified

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  1. Thedomina

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...tor-id-nyc-physician-report-article-1.1943127

    [​IMG]ENID ALVAREZ/NEW YORK DAILY NEWSDr. Gwen Korovin could not be reached for comment Wednesday after a report revealed she was the doctor who performed a biopsy on Joan Rivers' vocal cords.
    The so-called “patron saint of Broadway singers and actors” was laying low Wednesday after she was unmasked by a web site as the mystery doctor who was working on Joan Rivers when she went into her death spiral.

    Dr. Gwen Korovin was outed by TMZ.com, which cited “multiple sources” to identify her as the doctor who accompanied the doomed comedienne to an Upper East Side clinic.

    Korovin, who was canonized by Patti Lupone and is Broadway’s best known ear, nose and throat doctor, was Rivers’ personal doctor and was not authorized to practice medicine at Yorkville Endoscopy.

    Before the story broke, Korovin fled her E. 77th St. office and could not be reached for comment at her West Village home.

    A spokewoman for the clinic would not confirm the TMZ.com report.

    “As per HIPAA laws, we do not identify patients or their physicians,” said Marcia Horowitz.

    [​IMG]J. COUNTESS/WIREIMAGEJoan Rivers died in early September after she was placed in an induced coma following respiratory and cardiac arrest.
    Nor was there any comment to the TMZ report from Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, or spokeswoman Judy Katz.

    Either way, it is a potentially devastating career blow for Korovin, whose celebrity patients have included everyone from Nathan Lane, Hugh Jackman, and Kristin Chenoweth to Julie Andrews, Mick Jagger and the late Luciano Pavarotti.

    After winning a Grammy in 1999, Celine Dion thanked Korovin for saving her voice.

    Even before Korovin was named, there were suspicions that she had been with Rivers after CNN reported that an ear, nose and throat doctor has snapped a selfie with Rivers while the “Fashion Police” host was under anesthesia.

    Rivers, 81, was brought on Aug. 28 to the private clinic on E. 93rd St. for a endoscopy after complaining about being hoarse, sources said. She died eight days later.

    [​IMG]ANTHONY DELMUNDO/NEW YORK DAILY NEWSYorkville Endoscopy is where Joan Rivers' heart stopped Aug. 28.
    The Daily News reported a short time later that Rivers had brought along a personal doctor who insisted on performing “a biopsy of the vocal cords” after one of the clinic’s doctors found “something”wrong.

    That caused Rivers’ larynx to tighten up, cutting off air supply and causing her to go into respiratory and cardiac arrest, sources told The News.

    The Brooklyn-born Rivers died Sept. 4 after the machines that were keeping her alive were turned off. Her death is now being investigated by the state Health Department and the city medical examiner.

    Yorkville Endoscopy has not confirmed that Rivers was ever a patient and insists a vocal cord biopsy has never been done at the facility.
     
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    Dr Korovin

    Way too close to another doctor's name who I don't want anywhere near me.
     
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    somebody already posted it this afternoon
     
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    This is still so unbelievable to me.

    Do any if the people here with medical knowledge know why they wouldn't have intubated immediately when the larynx began to swell?
     
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    Is she gonna put Joan's picture up on the wall of fame?
     
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    Hard to intubate with a cell phone in your hand
     
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    Well, she wanted to be famous. Looks like her dream is about to come true.
    [​IMG]
     
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    They may have tried, but the vocal chords could very well have been blocking the airway and prevented the insertion of a tube, they could have performed a tracheotomy however and bagged her that way. I'm assuming they were all shitting bricks and panicked
     
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    That's what I don't understand. The director of Yorkville Endoscopy says they are equipped with the latest monitoring and emergency equipment. What better place to be to get intubated and resuscitated than in an office full of physicians trained in the procedure. They must have all run for zee hills when they realized it was Joan Rivers.
     
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    To be honest, most normal doctors have medical related pictures on the walls of their examining rooms.

    ;)
     
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    Most of them don't kill their patients while taking selfies though.:grad:
     
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    so this doctor was in the room and may have taken a selfie, but never touched Joan during the procedure and therefore didn't contribute to her death. so why is she being hounded?
     
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    River's killer, allegedly. Let's stone the harlot!
     
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    I have been to many doctors with celebrity photos lining the wall.

    What is inappropriate is that dress.

    Looks like a child's Halloween costume.


    Was she at the funeral?
     
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    Obviously the doctor to the stars. Who goes to a doctor with head shots on the wall? Joan.
     
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    Really? Maybe the hallway or reception area, but not the actual examining room?


    Looks like the counter at some crappy midtown deli.
     
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    I dont think she was supposed to do the biopsy
     
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    getting ready to go to one