The choice of “Carlos Danger” as Anthony Weiner’s alleged alter-ego during his sexting escapades has prompted laughter around the Internet. But there’s also a real Carlos Danger out there, Dr. Carlos R. Danger, a Miami psychiatrist.
A woman who answered the phone at a number listed for Danger’s practice said the doctor was with patients. The psychiatrist has not yet responded to the call.
According to healthgrades.com, Dr. Danger is a board-certified psychiatrist. He is rated 3 stars out of 5 on the website. The psychiatrist has eight years of experience and graduated from medical school at the University of Miami in 2001, according to vitals.com.
Reviews of Danger are mixed on vitals.com, although his latest assessment, given in October 2012, gave him five stars.
“Very professional, answered all of my questions, very knowledgeable about medications. I have never had to wait too long to see the doctor, even though he has a very busy office. Seems to really care about his patients. I would recommend Dr. Danger to friends and family,” an anonymous patient wrote in one review.
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Danger is affiliated with four Miami area hospitals: Mercy Hospital; Sister Emmanuel Hospital; Mount Sinai Medical Center; and Larkin Community Hospital, according to vitals.com.
Weiner, who resigned from Congress in disgrace in May 2011 after he was ensnared in a sexting scandal, admitted Tuesday that he continued to have sexually explicit chats and texted pictures of his penis to women since his resignation. The former congressman is attempting a political comeback, and is leading in some polls in the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City. Weiner insisted he would not drop out of the race.
Weiner was forced to address the second sex scandal Tuesday after nightlife website The Dirty broke the story on Monday. An anonymous 22-year-old woman provided the website with sexually explicit chat conversations that she had with Weiner, which showed she was communicating with someone using the name “Carlos Danger.”
During a Tuesday news conference, Weiner said some of the allegations were true, but did not go into detail about what was inaccurate.
He vowed to stay in the race for mayor and had the support of his wife, former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Abedin was standing by Weiner’s side during the news conference, and conceded that she and her husband have had a difficult time both before and after his resignation from Congress. She said Weiner’s behavior should be “between us and our marriage.”