Archive | November, 2011

Maryland Board of Physicians illicit activities

30 Nov

Maryland Board of Physicians’ illicit use of authority

Maryland Board of Physicians no longer functions under the canopy of Maryland Law. Legislative mandates have very little meaning to those who believe they are beyond reproach. Maryland Legislature’s recent audit of this administrative entity, confirmed what many of us already knew, that it either cherry picks which laws to follow or ignores them completely. Maryland Board of Physicians was reconstituted in 2003 increasing its membership to 21 from 15. Presently 40% of those who serve on this entity are not physicians, diluting its expertise significantly. In an attempt to fill the void, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office imbued its authority throughout the Board’s structure, providing misleading and misguided counsel to this diminished entity. Maryland Board of Physicians failure to promulgate rules and regulations concerning physician practice is a point of contention for those who are forced to come before it. More egregious, this failure impedes physicians from certain due process rights provided to them by the Maryland Legislature. When confronted with these concerns, lawyers from the Attorney General’s Office dance around the issue, always ready with a judge in their back pocket to resolve the problem in their favor. In 2003 the Maryland legislature mandated that TWO physicians must agree that a doctor under review has deviated from the standard of care before a charge against him/her can be drawn. In the event they are in disagreement a third physician must be brought in to reconcile review process.  Eight years after this mandate was written, it still has not been implemented. Maryland Board of Physicians is now permitted to revoke a physician’s license based on the word of one medical doctor, who does not need to be in the specific field of the person being reviewed. The Board was able to get around this mandate because of their friends in the Appellate courts who rubberstamp whatever they bring before it. Mark Davis, MD faces revocation of his medical license because of the medical board’s illicit activities and the latter scenario presented. How many other physicians have been exposed to the Maryland Board of Medicines willy-nilly approach to the law is uncertain. This board Mark should be disbanded and those who stepped outside specific legislative mandates  prosecuted.  Davis, MD president of Healthnets Review Services, platomd@gmail.com, www.markdavismd.com

Lawyers: America’s greatest threat

29 Nov

Lawyers: America’s greatest threat

Historians will consider our present time period as the age of lawyers. America is deluged with attorneys, with approximately 1.1 million who hold the JD degree. Every aspect of our lives is in some manner is influenced by the hand of one of these guardians of justice. Governments’ regressive policies, whether state or federal, have the imprint of the “legal industry.” Recently invented legislation that is intrusive in nature and costly to society evolved in the legal cauldrons and dark halls of Congress. Obamacare written entirely by attorneys is a gift to their brethren. This monstrosity will keep thousands of lawyers busy for the next generation, if not defeated in the Supreme Court. Have you wondered why there are so many illegals within the fifty states? Immigration lawyers, by the tens of thousands, have imbued themselves in processes that would have rid our shores of these invaders from the south. Perhaps you are curious why our so called trading partners always seem to get the best of trade deals. Incompetent lawyers script these agreements, so that they win at our expense. May be your thoughts have drifted to the obvious fact we do not manufacture anything. Why?  When lawyers are not writing union contracts that destroy worksites, they are suing these companies out of business. Worse, environment lawyers have been successful in blocking energy production throughout the country. Lawyers have been put in charge of the SEC and other financial oversight agencies, look at the results. Even the military is being checked by the incompetence of this former profession. According to the book Demons of Democracy; lawyers have no special knowledge of finances, economics, contractual protocols, international trade or sundry other positions that they fill. Most lawyers graduate from college with degrees in the social sciences because they lacked the intellectual capacity to master math and the sciences. Yet, they hold key positions in the government within these areas. The words expertise and lawyer when used together could be considered oxymoronic in nature. America’s present tragedies occurred when an illiterate electorate placed an inept lawyer in the White House. The republicans are seeking to repeat the same mistake. Lawyers are undermining every tradition and institution in this country. America is being victimized by these once sentinels of democracy as they profit through the detriment they inflict on us. In order to win back America, we need to curtail their influence on our daily lives. Vote right in 2012, for a chief executive who is not encumbered by a legal degree. Mark Davis, president of Healthnets Review Services, platomd@gmail.com  www.markdavismd.com

Maryland Attorney General’s Office: What went wrong

28 Nov

Maryland Attorney General’s Office: What went wrong

 

Who guards the sentinels of democracy? In Maryland it appears no one. Honest government and appropriate application of authority are not high priorities for this office or the courts that they support. Somewhere late in the twentieth century this office took a turn for the worse. Its mandate, to interpret and apply state law in a legitimate manner, evaporated.  Starving for recognition, cases are selected for their high profile status, innocence has little meaning to those who want to move up the food chain. Important issues for this Office are: backing gay marriage, allowing illegals to have in state tuition, allowing illegals to obtain motor vehicle licenses (which essentially allows them to vote), intimidating businesses into compliance with laws that could potentially put them out of business, transgender rights and most egregious fabricating legal cases against physicians. Within a short distance from their high rent offices on Saint Paul Street, every conceivable type of violent crime occurs. Logically an Attorney General would make this category of crimes a top priority, not in Maryland. A very timid hand is applied to those who commit violent offences, because most of these people are drawn from the political base that keeps reelecting them every four years. Facts tend to get in the way of those they target. Having been victimized by this office myself for fabricated charges against my medical license, there is no depth from which they would proceed to vanquish their opponents. In my case spin, distortion, misrepresentation and outright lying were the tools utilized by representatives of this office, to succeed in court. Even more concerning, they find willing judges to rubberstamp whatever immoral deceit they place on paper. My specific case deserves mention.

Dying is more acceptable to the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, than allowing state citizens access to treatments that could reduce morbidity and mortality. In a frontal assault led by two lawyers from the Attorney General’s office in conjunction with the Maryland Board of Physicians civil charges were levied against this physician concerning the diet pill Phentermine. Robert Gilbert JD, followed by Noreen Rubin JD fabricated a charging document utilizing the services of a single physician, Ira Kaplan MD, to have this author removed from medical practice. Dr. Kaplan’s apparent expertise was providing false evidence to an administrative judge. Robert Gilbert’s forte was to maneuver around Maryland Law to bring false charges against physicians. Noreen Rubin had the unique responsibility to propound these charges in formal judicial settings. When she failed in the lower courts, she found a friendly ear in the Appellate division through justices Krauser, Wright and Salmon. Their Opinion appears to have been written by the Attorney General’s Office itself. There is no justice when the system is wired end to end and you are a mere player going through the machinations of a script that was already written before you appeared.  Maryland’s Attorney General and his minions have forgotten who they work for. Their hunger for recognition is blatant irrespective of whom they destroy on the way to celebrity status. Trust in the judicial system is at the lowest point in American history, for good reason. Perhaps next election cycle the majority will vote for someone with sense and sensibility, instead of the mediocre agenda driven miscreants who now inhabit the most expensive rented offices of any government agency in Maryland. Mark Davis, MD, president of Healthnets Review Services, platomd@gmail.com  www.markdavismd.com

Maryland Board of Physicians: Competence Questioned

22 Nov

Maryland Board of Physicians: competence questioned

Hard to believe, yet true,  that the Maryland State Legislature has finally awoken from their comas and audited the Maryland Board of Physicians. Numerous articles by this author have appeared in this column describing the sheer incompetence of this administrative authority. Extreme efforts by the Board’s administrative staff are utilized to circumvent state law, mandate and regulatory structure to bring charges against physicians. More egregious, the attorneys for the board, assigned from the Attorney General’s Office, have fabricated charges to wreak havoc on physicians’ careers. Implications from several sources flesh out the fact that the Board is attempting to increase the number of sanctions they divvy out, in order to make their standings look better amongst other state medical boards. One must suspend disbelief for a moment to understand that the Maryland Board of Physicians has quotas to fill, requiring they sanction a certain number of physicians each year. This horrific thought is compounded by the irreverent methodologies they use to cite physicians. In 2003, the Maryland Legislature amended the Board’s structure increasing the number of members from 15 to 21, with 40% of its membership non-physician. By diluting the competence of this administrative authority its expertise to review complex medical issues was brought to new lows. Several recent notorious cases were allowed to boil over before they raised an eyebrow, making the Maryland Board of Physicians reactive not proactive. Worse, the board has not promulgated clear rules of practice allowing them to makeup rules as they proceed with their sanctioning process. A recent case debased by the Court of Special Appeals (No. 2587, September Term, 2009, Maryland State Board of Physicians v. Mark Davis) is indicative of the judicial rubberstamp that the Board holds over physicians. Judges Krauser’s, Wright’s and Salmon’s determination was the exact opposite of two lower courts. In a link attached to this article entitled Injustice Maryland Style, it elaborates why physicians, especially those who go pro se, will find that a Board’s case, no matter how fallacious, will find victory in the courts. The Maryland State Legislature has fallen behind on its duties to protect its citizens of whom physicians are part of that population. Maryland Board of Physicians should be disbanded and reconstituted with physicians who are not politically motivated. The Attorney General’s Office should have a limited role in the Board’s affair. Finally, the Maryland Board of Physicians should have more intense oversight by the legislature and an independent agency, yet to be named, to fix the many wrongs this Board has perpetrated.  Mark Davis, MD president of Healthnets Review Services, platomd@gmail.com   http://www.markdavismd.com

Maryland Board of Physicians: competence questioned

22 Nov

Maryland Board of Physicians: competence questioned

Hard to believe, yet true,  that the Maryland State Legislature has finally awoken from their comas and audited the Maryland Board of Physicians. Numerous articles by this author have appeared in this column describing the sheer incompetence of this administrative authority. Extreme efforts by the Board’s administrative staff are utilized to circumvent state law, mandate and regulatory structure to bring charges against physicians. More egregious, the attorneys for the board, assigned from the Attorney General’s Office, have fabricated charges to wreak havoc on physicians’ careers. Implications from several sources flesh out the fact that the Board is attempting to increase the number of sanctions they divvy out, in order to make their standings look better amongst other state medical boards. One must suspend disbelief for a moment to understand that the Maryland Board of Physicians has quotas to fill, requiring they sanction a certain number of physicians each year. This horrific thought is compounded by the irreverent methodologies they use to cite physicians. In 2003, the Maryland Legislature amended the Board’s structure increasing the number of members from 15 to 21, with 40% of its membership non-physician. By diluting the competence of this administrative authority its expertise to review complex medical issues was brought to new lows. Several recent notorious cases were allowed to boil over before they raised an eyebrow, making the Maryland Board of Physicians reactive not proactive. Worse, the board has not promulgated clear rules of practice allowing them to makeup rules as they proceed with their sanctioning process. A recent case debased by the Court of Special Appeals (No. 2587, September Term, 2009, Maryland State Board of Physicians v. Mark Davis) is indicative of the judicial rubberstamp that the Board holds over physicians. Judges Krauser’s, Wright’s and Salmon’s determination was the exact opposite of two lower courts. In a link attached to this article entitled Injustice Maryland Style, it elaborates why physicians, especially those who go pro se, will find that a Board’s case, no matter how fallacious, will find victory in the courts. The Maryland State Legislature has fallen behind on its duties to protect its citizens of whom physicians are part of that population. Maryland Board of Physicians should be disbanded and reconstituted with physicians who are not politically motivated. The Attorney General’s Office should have a limited role in the Board’s affair. Finally, the Maryland Board of Physicians should have more intense oversight by the legislature and an independent agency, yet to be named, to fix the many wrongs this Board has perpetrated.  Mark Davis, MD president of Healthnets Review Services, platomd@gmail.com   http://www.markdavismd.com

America’s new slaves: the middle-class

21 Nov

America new slaves: the middle-class

America’s middle-class is being squeezed for every dollar it produces. With clinical obsession, the democrats led by their great leader President Obama want to raise money by taxing us into poverty. Anyone who dares to challenge them finds themselves on the end of a verbal whip, thrashed to the bone. To fund the enormous welfare state created by Obama and his followers, they have used every conceivable method to extort money from the middle-class. His most recent abomination, Obamacare will cost the middle-class more for less. Skyrocketing insurance premiums, have put many on the brink financially. The catch-22 is if you drop your insurance Obamacare will eventually penalize you for going without it. The so-called poor are given every financial supplement known to man. The rich slither around Obama’s regulatory structure. Middle-class individuals comprise the largest number who have been hurt by Obama’s irreverence to their needs. An examination of his restraints on the energy industry, impeding job creation for hundreds of thousands, is but one example of his destructive capacities against the producers in society.  Blatant ignorance has the feds spending money as though they are on a shopping spree, with funds absconded from you know who. When you are in a parking lot it is easy to recognize the overpaid government worker, he/she has a high end foreign car. Internal Revenue is pounding the middle-class with threats, liens, foreclosures and every technique at their disposal steal the little wealth we maintain. The average federal worker living in or around Washington D.C. earns $126,000, but the average on the private side earns less than half. How much more detriment this government will inflict on its citizens depends on how long we allow these rogues to stay in power. Vote right next time you enter a polling place, or it may be your last. Mark Davis, MD president of Healthnets Review Services, platomd@gmail.com. www.markdavismd.com

America’s new slaves: the middle-class

21 Nov

America new slaves: the middle-class

America’s middle-class is being squeezed for every dollar it produces. With clinical obsession, the democrats led by their great leader President Obama want to raise money by taxing us into poverty. Anyone who dares to challenge them finds themselves on the end of a verbal whip, thrashed to the bone. To fund the enormous welfare state created by Obama and his followers, they have used every conceivable method to extort money from the middle-class. His most recent abomination, Obamacare will cost the middle-class more for less. Skyrocketing insurance premiums, have put many on the brink financially. The catch-22 is if you drop your insurance Obamacare will eventually penalize you for going without it. The so-called poor are given every financial supplement known to man. The rich slither around Obama’s regulatory structure. Middle-class individuals comprise the largest number who have been hurt by Obama’s irreverence to their needs. An examination of his restraints on the energy industry, impeding job creation for hundreds of thousands, is but one example of his destructive capacities against the producers in society.  Blatant ignorance has the feds spending money as though they are on a shopping spree, with funds absconded from you know who. When you are in a parking lot it is easy to recognize the overpaid government worker, he/she has a high end foreign car. Internal Revenue is pounding the middle-class with threats, liens, foreclosures and every technique at their disposal steal the little wealth we maintain. The average federal worker living in or around Washington D.C. earns $126,000, but the average on the private side earns less than half. How much more detriment this government will inflict on its citizens depends on how long we allow these rogues to stay in power. Vote right next time you enter a polling place, or it may be your last. Mark Davis, MD president of Healthnets Review Services, platomd@gmail.com. www.markdavismd.com