Maryland Medical Society: A Self-Serving Entity

Maryland Medical Society: A Self-Serving Entity

In the course of time the original intent of the Maryland Medical Society has been lost. Predating the Maryland Board of Physicians and its multiple prior incarnations the Society, commonly called MedChi, has become a commercial entity with little regard for those who pay its bills. Claiming to represent all licensed physicians in Maryland its membership rolls are a fraction of the total practitioners statewide. Presently the Society’s website is designed for commercial ventures with sidebars stating how this quasi entity is protecting physicians. The Society is no longer a hedge against an adversarial medical board. Decades ago reviews of physicians’ practices were governed by The Peer Review Handbook generated by a cooperation between MedChi and the Board of Physicians. This is no longer the case as the Society stepped back to take a tertiary role selling insurance and deceptive enticement to bring unsuspecting physicians into the fold. Their targets have been younger physicians inexperienced in practice and the practices of the corrupt Board that licensed them. These doctors will learn quickly when they need this Society their cries for help will fall on deaf ears.

In recent decades the Maryland Medical Society has enabled the Board of Physicians to become the unscrupulous and corrupt Administrative government agency that is in force today. Hundreds of physicians are picked off every year by an effort between the Board and Maryland Attorney General’s Office. With absolute immunity the Board is able to escape retribution by their victims especially when the evidence goes against them. The Society looks the other way claiming it is the proverbial watch dog against this errant Board and legislative efforts against the medical profession. This could not be further from the truth. Both the Medical Board and Medical Society are managed by lawyers. This is not science fiction but a reality that physicians end up confronting when the Board turns its eyes towards them. The cooperative effort between these two entities is elaborated on in the next section.

In the early 1990s the Medical Society published a journal which displayed a cooperative effort with the Maryland Board of Physicians. In this journal the Society would publish raw data concerning physicians who were condemned by the Medical Board. The Journal editors refused to take any response to the data from the physician being victimized by the Board. In the author’s case over a dozen pages of raw data, later found to be false, were published in the Society’s rag. After being told, in the most literal sense to go screw myself by the Society when I complained, the author filed a lawsuit in Baltimore City Circuit Court. Known for its left leaning decisions the author won the case after the Society’s lawyers lied about their connections to the Board. Case number 24C93201023 the Court found the Society had no direct connection to the Medical Board. Therefore it had no right or responsibility to published unedited and or raw data about a physician in their Journal. This author presented this case pro se and remarkably the judge agreed with me. In the aftermath of this decision the Board began publishing quarterly publications of sanctions against physicians written in an abbreviated style.

Maryland Medical Society’s website is far from accurate. Yes, it owns an insurance company which has expanded from malpractice coverage to anything and everything that needs to be insured. Yes, it puts on social events for physicians. Yes, it tries to attract a crowd of newly minted doctors who are unaware how little the Society will give them in return. With that stated the Society has not restrained a medical board whose primary goal is to improve its sanction numbers amongst the states. The foolish notion this entity will help doctors by overseeing legislative efforts concerning medical practice is absurd. The onerous rules on physicians’ backs have increased exponentially under this so-called watch dog. Having an attorney as CEO guarantees there will be little effort to help physicians when the Board turns its eyes on them. In discussions with a multitude of physicians over several years my point of view is widespread. Maryland has a medical society that is self-serving, unwilling and or unable to help physicians through the sanctioning process and does not have physicians’ welfare at the center of its existence. For these reasons and more the Maryland Medical Society only has a sub-segment of Maryland physicians as members displaying how smart my colleagues really are.

Mark Davis MD victimized by this Society once but never again.
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Medical Boards’ War against Physicians

 

                                  Medical Boards’ War against Physicians

 

 

 

 

 

Erratic behavior by state medical boards has come to light across a nation starving for health care. Physicians have become pawns in a game medical boards play to enhance their sanction numbers. Sick, twisted and disturbing medical practices have no place in the spectrum of health care. Yet the majority of physicians being sanctioned are for frivolous reasons. A review of medical board sanctions from several states displays the capriciousness of their interventions. Paper compliance is one scheme these administrative entities use to deprive physicians of medical licenses. Another is the use of the term standard of care. Embedded in Tort law this phrase has been abused beyond reason. Most repugnant is irrational regulatory structure legislated into law against physicians for the purpose of micromanaging a physician’s practice. Stepping outside the boundaries of one regulation ensnares a doctor into a system bent on destroying his career. 

 

 

 

When the assault on a physician begins it is indelibly imprinted on the mind of the victim. Generally the inquisition is initiated with a subpoena or a notice of inquiry concerning a patient or patients. The cause of the action could be a complaint or randomly generated. In either case the physician is at the starting gate of a long process which will either be confrontative, intensely adversarial or a combination of both. Do not make the mistake of giving these errant boards anything more than requested. A smarter move would be to engage an attorney cognizant of Board procedure and regulation. This is very specialized area of the law not known to many attorneys. To go to war against an adversary with a big hammer one must have a hammer of his or her own. A board intent on sanctioning a physician, especially when the evidence goes in the opposite direction, will be successful unless the target is properly protected.

 

 

 

Medical Boards have exceeded their legislative mandates by perpetrating fraud on one entire segment of society, physicians. Prosecutorial misconduct is common against physicians who do not fall in line. In many cases the prosecution of individuals is so baseless it is openly apparently. The author will post a series of articles concerning his adventures in the nether world of deceit incurred against him by the Maryland Board of Physicians. The purpose of this writing and others to follow is to open a dialogue which will lead to physicians having proper guidance when confronting an outright assault on their careers.

 

Mark Davis MD

 

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SPEX PREPARATION COURSE

 

 

 

SPEX PREPARATION COURSE

 

 

 

With an extremely high failure rate the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) requires appropriate study to reach a passing grade. Designed by the faculty of the Federation of State Medical Boards this one day test is continuously in evolution. In its present incarnation there are 336 questions divided into 7 sections. Each section has 48 questions with a completion time of 64 minutes. Federation of State Board Literature is not precise concerning the contents of this exam. Many who have come to this test believed that minimal study was needed to pass. They were very surprised when their exam grades came in the mail. Required by state medical boards these entities provide minimal to no information in the exam’s contents or preparation. This mini course evolved out of the need for potential examinees to be provided with guidance on which subject matter to emphasize in their studies and which instructional material will give them the greatest chance of a successful passage of this exam.

 

 

 

Core Internal Medicine subjects are only part of this exam. A vast array of specialties which include multiple disciplines in surgery, pediatrics, genetics, psychiatry, medical statistics, obstetrics/gynecology and radiology have appeared on recent tests. This course will discuss question types which have appeared in current exams for the latter subject matter and allow the physician the maximum use of his or her study time. The course runs 2-3 hours and is performed by phone at a mutually agreed time. The cost is $300.  Please contact Mark Davis, MD at platomd@gmail.com with questions or to schedule a time to take the course.

 

 

Dr. Mark Davis, MD has counseled many physicians to help them in their ultimate goal to pass this exam.  Preparation from this course will be an invaluable aid in achieving a passing grade or better. Please contact Dr. Davis as soon as you know the SPEX is required for your medical licensure.  platomd@gmail.com

POLITICIZATION OF THE MARYLAND BOARD OF PHYSICIANS

 

Politicization of the Maryland Board of Physicians

 

 

 

Few administrative authorities in Maryland are as corrupt as the State’s Board of Physicians. Delegitimized by a cooperative effort with the State’s Attorney General’s Office physician licensing is mere numbers game to them. Utilizing blatantly false evidence in association with paid medical vigilantes medical license revocation has been brought to a high art form in this very blue state. I have been through this process twice. Each time the lies and misrepresentations by the medical board get deeper and the litigation longer. Facts get in the way of their ultimate agenda to sanction as many physicians as they can. Though the State government has provided a level of safeguards for physicians being inspected by the medical board these regulations are generally circumvented. With the help of a judiciary hostile to physician plaintiffs the medical board tends to obtain decisions favorable to them no matter where the evidence lies.

 

 

 

In my first confrontation with the Board of Physicians in 1990 the author was not aware of many facts at the time. Two physicians who came to review the author’s work at a nursing home he managed had perjured themselves in documentation and at an administrative hearing, were not in the same field as the author and had no authority to review him. Worse these facts and others were hidden by an eager Attorney General’s Office managed by J. Joseph Currans trying to be reelected. When the author had an opportunity through Freedom of Information request to see the documents that included these embedded facts he filed a lawsuit. To cover up the unlawfulness of his office Attorney General Curran’s representatives quickly enabled the author to regain his medical license on or about 1995.

 

 

 

In the author’s last go around with this corrupt entity one of the two Board witnesses engaged by this administrative entity sided with this physician as well as the judge in the Office of Administrative Hearings.That was not enough for these cretins who decide physician licensure. Their appointed lawyer, Robert Gilbert from the Attorney General’s office, brought charges knowing that one their expert witnesses completely disagreed with the charging document’s contents. The Board turned around their own judge’s ruling giving the author a 3 year revocation. Then on request for reinstatement, after passing a national test of clinical knowledge, was denied a license. To wound the author further the Board’s director wrote to the author not to reapply again. Corruption in this entity is not to be taken lightly. My case in not unique yet exemplifies a process that destroys careers even when there is minimal or no root cause.

 

 

 

Attorney General’s Office is supposed to bring factual data to the table when taking a case against a physician into an Administrative Hearing. In this physician’s case that did not happen nor was he allowed to defend himself because of quirks in Board Law. Nearly every rule of judicial and Board etiquette was circumvented to obtain a result that never should have ended in the way it did against this physician. Maryland physicians who have been dragged through the mud by the Board and the Attorney General’s Office are aware of the intrinsic

 

unfairness embedded in the civil prosecution of physicians. Doctors have few rights and even fewer abilities to effectuate a positive outcome when confronted by a Board that has lost sight of its reason for being and a judiciary in the tank for the Board. There is much more to this story including a massive amount of money that went unaccounted for from the author’s nursing home when the State intervened in its function in 1990, 157 patients who were displaced from their long term home, 160 workers who lost their jobs and more. Deceit unparalleled by a sitting Attorney General and misrepresentations to the public to keep his backside in a government post he did not deserve were at the forefront of this malicious prosecution. This story needs to be told in an evidence based manner and it will. Mark Davis, MD. platomd@gmail.com.

 

ANSWERS TO INQUIRIES FOR BEST BOOK REVIEWS

 

Thank you for the questions concerning Best Book Reviews. In regards to fees to review a book with a contents of 300 pages or less, $100. Above 300 pages add 25 cents per page. For editing we need to know how many words to edit and when the edit is needed. For example ten thousand words performed within 72 hours $350, within 7 days $300 and within 30 days $250.  In an answer to what type of works we review, edit or proof. Generally nonfiction works of most genres and science fiction. In addition we edit and or proof medical and science articles. Reviews will be posted in 2 locations of the author’s preference. Please contact Best Book Reviews at platomd@gmail.com with any questions or requests. Thanks you for your inquiries. Mark Davis, MD.

 

BOOK REVIEWS: A NECESSITY IN A VERY COMPETITIVE MARKET

 

  BOOK REVIEWS: A NECESSITY IN A VERY COMPETITIVE MARKET                

 

 

 

Books and reviews are inseparable. Reviews are fingerprints of the authored work they intend to display. A proper critique demands an appropriate analysis to draw out the best in a book. Many books languish, forgotten relics of hard work and vision. My job as a book reviewer is to flesh out important aspects of a publication so potential readers will be drawn into the substance of the work. There are very few bad books. Yet there are many poorly conceived reviews. A reviewer’s challenge is give his or her reader a flavor of the book being considered. With the latter in mind a book review should be authentic, unique and well written.

 

Best Book Reviews came into existence because its owner, Mark Davis MD, was not able to obtain appropriate review services when needed for his works. The few reviewers available requested outrageous prices to perform the work. Dr. Davis has a wide experience reviewing, proofing and copy editing books and journal articles. He reviews nonfiction books of most genres and science fiction. Whether it is a hard back, paper format, E book or other digital representation the review is always thorough, timely and worth the limited expense. Dr. Davis’ rates for review are extremely competitive. Do not let your book languish. A good review highlights booth the author and his work. Please contact Dr. Davis to discuss or perform a review at platomd@gmail.com