Public Information Request to the Maryland Board of Physicians Drop Dead

Public Information Request to the Maryland Board of Physicians Drop Dead

Marylander’s have lost control of their government. Administrative agencies, exemplified by the Maryland Board of Physicians, hide behind carefully crafted regulations enabling these public entities to keep their perversions and malicious behaviors hidden from the public. Reminiscent of pre Glasnost days, before the Soviet empire tumbled, physicians requesting information on hearings and administrative assaults from this corrupt entity, meet a stone wall when making a Public Information Access Request. Citing lawyer-client privilege, immunity, exemptions from state law and more the Board of Physicians disables physicians’ lives, at will, then jumps behind a veil of secrecy. Most recently this physician requested records from the Board of Physicians, for a bogus hearing he participated in during the month of December in 2016, the reply in legalese: Drop Dead.

Lawyers employed by Maryland Attorney General’s Office run cover for Board of Physicians’ members. To protect themselves the Medical Board engages these lawyers to perform two tasks: First, prosecute the maximum number of physicians they can to keep their sanction numbers high and secondly to protect themselves when physicians seek redress from their illicit actions. When a Maryland physician’s career is injured or terminated by the corrupt Board of Physicians, this administrative entity encourages doctors to take them to court. Why? In the greatest majority of cases Maryland’s left leaning courts side with their administrative departments, no matter where the facts fall. This Board cares little about facts only results. A few physicians thrown under the proverbial rug, who cares.

The Soviet Union has been gone for nearly 3 decades, yet its corrupt Star Chamber type tactics still survive. Maryland has adopted these processes within the structure of its regulations to suppress any rebuke it receives from a citizen. The laws of Maryland give preferences to some while others meet blunt force authoritarianism. Maryland’s complex legal system buries many. Some, like myself, just refuse to roll over and play dead. The next chapter will play out soon on a legal battlefield.

Mark Davis MD


The Fat Zone 21st Century Dieting versus Fad Diets

The Fat Zone 21st Century Diet versus Fad Diets


The results of fad diets can be seen all over the streets of America. People who listened and followed an array of diets that promised rapid weight loss simultaneously offering the dieter the most delicious foods money can buy. The commercials are endless. Pastas, pizzas and pies move passed the viewers’ eyes as these well-polished commercials suck you in. The aging host or hostess claims weight loss of 20, 30 or even 50 pounds caused by an array of unhealthy foods. Perhaps the authors of these commercials believe the public at large are idiots. Sadly in many cases they may be correct. Millions perhaps billions are spent yearly on these fad diets, yet America is as obese as ever.

Enter The Fat Zone 21st Century Dieting. The diet menus in this e-book are healthy, delicious and very nutritious. Most of all weight loss occurs at an accelerated rate. There are no expensive prepared foods to buy. The menus in The Fat Zone offer the dieter major variations in foods allowing people to select healthy foods yet reduce weight because of the manner in which the diet is constructed. Before your purchase you next diet from a television commercial check out The Fat Zone 21st Century Dieting. The program more doctors and nutritionists are recommending.

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The Fat Zone 21st Century Dieting Incredibly Quick Efficient and Economical

The Fat Zone 21st Century Dieting Incredibly Quick Efficient and Economical

The Fate Zone 21st Century Dieting has quickly become available on all major e-book retail sites within the United States and abroad. People are requesting this diet because their friends and acquaintances are losing weight rapidly, thanks to this well-structured program. Design of this program is based on the science of nutrition with food groups chosen which burn quickly in the body. Complex carbohydrates are avoided supplanted by natural sugars which satiate the appetite for long periods of time. Fat is not denied in this diet yet it is in the correct proportions to protein and carbs. Small amount of unsaturated fats are necessary for certain body structures. Without them health can become impaired. This program stays in the range of 1,200 to 1,400 calories per day depending on the foods selected in its well-written menus. Any program below 1,000 calories per day can be very dangerous to one’s health and should be avoided.

The medical profession has taken notice of the Fat Zone. Physicians are already recommending this diet to their patients. The Fat Zone can be utilized on the go, at work or home. The program’s versatile menus can be down loaded to any electronic device including your cell phone for optimum utilization. Since the menus are clear, brief and logical the dieter will learn them by memory in a short period of time. Do not be fooled by celebrity diets which do not look like weight loss programs when examined close up. The Fat Zone is quickly becoming the program of choice and will be yours once you see the menus first hand. Available wherever e-books are sold, look for the books unique cover noting what this excellent program can do for you.

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The Fat Zone 21st Century Dieting versus Fat Burning Diets

The Fat Zone 21st Century Dieting versus Fat Burning Diets

Complexity of human physiology does not permit fat to be burned over protein and carbohydrates unless the body is under extreme stress. Starvation and high performance exercise are two possibilities which can stress our anatomy to increase lipid metabolism. In the event you were snookered into following a diet which guaranteed fat loss only and or fat loss in excess of carbs/proteins I sadly regret you were taken for the proverbial ride. There are several programs which I reviewed that do not result in their stated intentions of high fat loss in a short time interval. Programs professing weight loss of x amount of pounds over a number of weeks by burning fat preferentially cannot be supported by current studies. Glucose will be utilized by the body initially under most circumstances. Fat loss during a diet, not starvation, comes later.

The Fat Zone 21st Century Dieting utilizes a mix of foods within its menus to reduce weight in an expedited fashion without harm to the body. The body takes several days to adjust itself to a decrease in calories then weight reduction begins. Body fat, as lipids, will burn in conjunction with other materials stored in the liver and muscle to move your weight down. Fat burning diets are questionable in nature and should be challenged by those whose expertise lies in those areas.

The Fat Zone 21st Century Dieting is being noticed by the health industry as a safe effective alternative to diets which make bogus claims in their programs. Written in e-book format The Fat Zone can be downloaded to any electronic device and utilized immediately. All major book sellers have access to this e-book. Priced to sell you cannot miss with this diet program.

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The Fat Zone 21st Century Dieting takes on the Obesity Crisis


The Fat Zone 21st Century Dieting takes on the Obesity Crisis




In America every other person is overweight or obese. Defining obesity as a disease has not always been the case. In the last several decades more minds in the health care industry have accepted this concept and now recognize why obesity should be a national priority to cure. Heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and many other infirmities can be directly attributed to weight issues. Cute weight loss programs promising the sky but delivering muck will not reduce weight to significant levels needed to control its impact on the body. The Fat Zone 21st Century Dieting is the key to successful, safe and rapid weight loss.




As a companion to the very popular book: The Millenium Diet, The Practical Guide for Rapid Weight Loss its menus have been updated to achieve the results every dieter is seeking. The Fat Zone does not require expensive foods, equipment or trainers. Utilizing its well-researched menus The Fat Zone 21st Century Dieting delivers on its promise of safe rapid weight reduction.




The Fat Zone 21st Century Dieting is adaptable under most conditions. Whether at work, in a restaurant or on the go this is the program for you. Adaptable diet menus allow variance in eating styles not seen in most diet regimens.




The Medical Profession has already taken note of this new generation of dieting and we suspect The Fat Zone 21st Century Dieting will be on the top of their list of recommended diets. Do not be surprised if this program is copied by others.




This reasonably priced e-book can be downloaded to any electronic device and utilized immediately. Mark Davis MD, the author, brings the latest in nutrition and dieting information to the reader. This is one diet book that will be around for many years. The Fat Zone 21st Century dieting is sold by most e-book venders in the United States and abroad.




Mark Davis MD,

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Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Laws a Mine Field for Physicians


             Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Laws a Mine Field for Physicians






One question physicians should ask themselves is: What civil and criminal penalties may I incur in the event I prescribe Marijuana? Neither Maryland’s inept and corrupt Medical Board nor its self-serving Medical Society have issued any statements concerning potential penalties. House Bill 881 signed by Governor Martin O’Malley in April of 2014 required the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and its Marijuana Commission to derive regulations governing the dispensing of medical Marijuana. Recently directives have been released concerning physician involvement in procuring Marijuana for potential patients. Physician liability was not addressed by these rules or prior statue. Worse, Marijuana is listed as a Schedule 1 substance along with Heroin, LSD and other potential abusive drugs. Under federal rules prescribing Marijuana is a felony unless given prior dispensation by authorities. In recent times federal prosecutors have turned away from charging physicians with Marijuana law incursions if their respective states legalized it. This could change at a moment’s notice. Maryland physicians who become involved in accommodating patients seeking “medical Marijuana” run many risks for few rewards.




Physicians will have to move through multi levels of paperwork to be allowed the privilege to certify individuals to obtain “medical Marijuana.” An unrestricted active medical license and a spotless record of compliance with state regulatory structure is a must. Being politically well connected, similar to those chosen to be dispensers of this drug, would not hurt either. Physicians contemplating being listed for medical Marijuana certification should review all available literature issued by state authorities with particular emphasis on any statements by the Attorney General’s Office and the Medical Board.




Maryland Board of Physicians has a habit of inventing rules and standards care after the fact. Never proactive this Board cherry picks which sections of its legal Title it will follow depending upon who is before it. With a lawyer as the Executive head of this administrative entity expectations were the Board would have created guidelines for implementing House Bill 881, since it had 3 years. Without protections from civil and criminal penalties lawyers will have a literal field day prosecuting cases. Worse incorrectly certifying a patient or a patient who crashes a vehicle, with this Schedule One drug in his or her system, the physician’s liability may be substantial. Point is prescribing Marijuana could be entrapment for physicians.




Lastly does malpractice insurance cover prescribing of Schedule One drugs and the resulting detriment this drug could cause to a patient? Approximately 23 states have legalized Marijuana in some form or manner. Each state manages the legalities and judicial responses to this psycho active drug differently. Maryland’s Board of Physicians is not managed as it should. Control has been given over to lawyers with minimal input from physicians. The unpredictability of this Board’s actions, lacking specific written guidelines and standards for physician involvement with this highly potent drug, may not be worth the risk for health care providers.




The author of this article cautions physicians to be wary of signing on to prescribing Marijuana until such time as the civil and criminal liabilities have been “totally clarified.” Maryland’s Board of Physicians and its attack dog the Attorney General’s Office will quickly blame doctors, not themselves, for prescribing mishaps related to Marijuana, even though they have promulgated no rules as of this writing. In the event you want to learn how corrupt your medical board is read a few of the articles at:




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                                  Mark Davis MD SPEX TUTOR AND MENTOR








Special Purpose Examination, commonly called SPEX, is a test unlike any you have taken before. Created by the minds at the Federation of State Medical Boards it attempts to test a physician on a wide range of subjects. Federation officials claim in their literature that every physician, regardless of specialty, should have knowledge of the subject matters contained within the structure of the SPEX. Their claim further notes that participants in this exam who stayed current with general medical literature should not find the questions on this test “totally unfamiliar.” Reading the Federation’s literature many candidates for the SPEX,  who took this exam, would contest the Federation’s description that common medical knowledge is sufficient to obtain a passing grade. The high rate of failure speaks for itself.


Medical Boards send their SPEX candidates into this exam literally blind. They provide no guidelines, literature or other information to enable a potential examinee to know what they will be confronting.  Most candidates I have come in contact with were given a phone number of a faceless bureaucrat at the Federation of State Medical Boards to call. The voice on the other end is more interested in collecting the enormous exam fee than guiding the examinee on how to study for this very broad based test. It is to the benefit of this Federation for you to fail because they can collect additional test fees. Obtaining an edge up on the questions and subject matters of this exam is extremely important. Why? Because it can make the difference between passing or failing. It will only take a few questions marked the wrong way to fail this extensive exam. Hence SPEX tutoring came into being.  As a tutor I come into contact with many who have moved through this exam. Their feedback is enormously helpful for future test takers. Reviewing books on the market, many of them antiquated for this test, have not been very helpful to the multitude of examinees who could not make it through this exam the first time. Physicians taking this exam two, three and even four times are not uncommon. Since there are no legitimate live courses available the tutor, Mark Davis MD, can provide help to overcome the hurdles of a test designed to fail. The content of this e-book provides a glimpse how a tutor can be of great assistance to a potential examinee.




Given by computer over a one day period this test is a challenge to fully complete in the allotted time. There is a total of 336 questions divided into 7 segments each containing 48 clinical presentations. Each segment is given 64 minutes to complete. This provides 1.3 minutes per question. Many of these presentations are a full page long with paragraphs that contain 8-10 sentences or more not including the multiple answers to evaluate. Being well versed in the content of this exam and its layout is extremely important. The Federation of State Boards’ description of this exam is illusive at best. Listed subject matters on their website concerning this exam are incomplete. Therefore tutors, such as this author, are indispensable to help a potential examinee through the maze of literature necessary to succeed.




Versatility in many subject areas is a must to conquer this expansive exam. There is an array of radiographs one must be able to assess quickly. These x-rays do not always have the clarity one would expect on an exam yet you are expected to know the answer to the problem presented. When x-rays are displayed the written clinical presentation may not always be clear exactly what the author of the question is looking for. There have been a number of x-rays which have been repeated over the years and a tutor can clue you in to those he or she has come across. Certain types of fractures, dislocations and injuries show up more often than others. In the pulmonary category there is a focus on certain disease states. Both pediatric and adult equivalents must be known by the test taker as well.




Reported that EKGs are not of the best quality is also a fact. The clinical presentation may request a treatment based on your diagnostic capability therefore analyzing the cardiogram appropriately is a must. SPEX designers may have purposely introduced artifact into their EKGs to confuse the test taker into thinking they are viewing a rhythm other than it really is. Certain patterns have shown up more frequently in recent years which your tutor would be able to reveal to you.




Though clinical genetics is a class we took in our medical school days it is ever present on current SPEX tests. The Federation’s foray into genetics encompasses inheritance, chromosomal anomalies and phenotypic expression. The test participant should be aware of both pediatric and adult presentations of genetic anomalies. Emphasized most recently is the percent of genetic expression for specific diseases. Your tutor can enlighten you on which diseases were most frequently represented on the test.




Orthopedics is showing up more frequently on current exams. Many of the presentations are purposely misleading which diminishes the amount of time you have for evaluation.  Fractures, dislocations and tumors in both the pediatric and adult age ranges have been displayed. Knowing which have shown up more frequently could save you much time. Many of these presentations are not common bone diseases therefore a tutor who has communicated with prior examinees is someone you should seek out. 




Vaccines have been included in recent exams. An odd presentation of a very common disease showed up more than once in the most recent circuit of exams. The wording was straight forward yet those who studied for this exam overlooked this disease. It is not enough to know vaccine schedules. One must understand when to apply them in emergency settings and or not use them as a specific case is referenced. A tutor could be instrumental here.




There are thousands of variations of cardiac disease. Yet the Federation of State Boards appears to want their physicians to know certain disease states. Knowing Cardiology is not sufficient. Odd presentations of symptomatology are examined on SPEX.  Also tested is the examinees ability to elicit certain symptoms to arrive at a diagnosis. Physical diagnosis is tested in a number of ways. When to test and when to withhold testing of a patient is paramount. Which cardiac drug to select when a patient presentation is given is of utmost importance to know. As a tutor for SPEX those who have taken this exam several times reported back the recurring themes the Federation of State Boards has utilized in cardiology.








A wide range of pulmonary presentations have confronted recent examinees. The examiners have introduced an international flavor to the test. Diseases normally not seen frequently in the United States have challenged test takers. Remember you have approximately 1.3 minutes to evaluate an x-ray, graph or chart. In addition you must read and evaluate the clinical presentation before moving onto the 4-5 answers to select. Preparation is key. With few exceptions the flash cards offered for study of SPEX and other books sold were not very helpful in this section as reported to me. Variants of common pulmonary disease states both in the pediatric and adult categories were also amongst the offerings.  Several deceptive presentations of lung cancer and uncommon bacterial/viral diseases made their mark on examinees. Knowing where to emphasize your studies in this medical subject is paramount.




Psychiatry had a wide presence on recent exams. A series of symptoms describing a patient’s personality was frequently seen. The examinee was required either to make the correct diagnosis or chose the medication for that diagnosis. Some of these presentations were a full page in length.  One clever presentation gave a description of an infection which required a psychiatric diagnosis. There are several methods to cut down the time for evaluation of these types of questions.


Check with your tutor for the best approach. Parsing your time is one of the keys to passing SPEX.




Numerous questions in gastroenterology, both in the pediatric age group and adults have been given on recent exams. These questions frequently but not always have x-rays along with their extensive description of diseases. Knowing which age groups these diseases appear more frequently would substantially cut down the time in finding the answer. Remember many of these clinical presentations appear the same except for a few distinguishing characteristics.  Questions related to the liver and the various toxic encounters it incurs should not be overlooked.  A large number of errors are made in this area of the anatomy. Your tutor can cue you in on what has been seen most recently.




A wide ranging knowledge of infectious disease is a must to move into the passing grade zone. This subject overlaps with every other category of disease on the exam. Odd presentations of common diseases have been seen. Both domestic and foreign vermin are presented to challenge the examinee. In some questions a specific symptom or set of symptoms may be given and you have to know the disease presented in order to answer which treatment modality is needed. This is called a second level question. This type of question is seen frequently. A patient presents to a physician with several symptoms of severe neurological disease. On first glance at the question the examinee may not consider this is an infectious disease problem, yet it is. The Federation test writers do an excellent job with  infectious disease questions literally misleading the test candidate by adding vacuous information to the introductory paragraph of a given question.  Your challenge is to get beyond the confusing verbiage to quickly delineate the answer.  Tutors are helpful here because they can clarify the fine differences in questions to get to an answer sooner.




There are numerous questions on Oncology and Hematology. Many of the books on the market have physicians studying various slide presentations of cells or other extraneous lab data. If that makes the examinee comfortable then by all means study this material. Recent tests did not have microscopic slides for these specific subjects. Questions are definitely recycled.  Additionally a clinical setting may be given requesting the examinee to answer several questions based on its contents. This type of presentation was given throughout the test. On the Oncology side pulmonary, bone and skin cancers have been frequently seen.  These questions either ask the diagnosis and or the most common treatment mode.  Few may request the cause of the cancer which may not be as obvious as one would think. A vast array of hematology questions have been seen from bio-chemical deficiencies to blood born cancers. Your tutor can be very helpful here directing the examinee to emphasize certain areas of study.




Neurology and Neurosurgery questions are part of the repertoire of presentations. Symptomatology is similar for many of these diseases. Therefore questions can be quite confusing. With limited time available the examinee must get into the “meat” of the question quickly. Knowing the physical findings specific for compressing lesions and or vascular anomalies would be very helpful to the test candidate. Within these fields your ophthalmological knowledge will also be tested. Knowing the layout of specific nerve roots could help answer some of these complex questions. Your tutor can enlighten you on some of the more broad based approaches examinees should take to get beyond these types of questions.




Nephrology is represented by many key questions from urinary crystals to cancers. Vascular anomalies have been presented in creative ways to throw the examinees’ thinking for the proverbial loop. A multi-prong study approach should help the test candidate through these difficult questions. Let your tutor guide you to the best approach in this subject.




Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) has shown itself to be incredibly difficult. Failing this exam two, three and even four times has occurred frequently by test candidates. The cost in time and money can be cut down substantially for examinees by proper preparation and study for this exam. A tutor who has a wide ranging knowledge of this exam and who has come in contact with a multitude test candidates is well suited to help the potential examinee.  Please contact Mark Davis MD at to inquire concerning fees and study times available.




Mark Davis MD


SPEX Tutor and Mentor