Governor Kasich is letting two women run the State Medical Board into millions of financial & legal liability with inappropriate physician investigations, suspensions, disciplines for personality differences, and repetitive psychiatric evaluations of innocent women MDs to 'find a case' - Dr. Anita Steinbergh & Kimberly Anderson JD.
Governor Kasich has his office screaming at one woman MD on the phone 'to get another psychiatric evaluation' this month (April 2013) - the question is for what, and that maybe Governor Kasich needs a psych evaluation as to why he refuses to take control of the State Medical Board and order an independent external investigation as to what is really going on there. It's not just an obsession with pill mill physicians that is the problem. The woman has asked repeatedly that he order a review of the State Medical Board actions that have not resolved in over 7 years - a huge stack of innocent cases.
Mr. Whitehouse had to resign after the Inspector General was going to conduct an investigation - but that tabled the investigation. The Ohio Inspector General can't do anything about any Medical Board case that the Board has wrongly ruled on, the Court of Appeals can't hear those cases because they can't ever get the 'confidential' files. The physician can't sue the state because they can't get the case file of what they are accused of - it's confidential.
Currently it is estimated that there are hundreds of false disciplines & suspensions of good Ohio physicians dating from the early 1990s when the Medical Board started investigating 'confidential' complaints. Confidential complaints are hard to process, hard to find a case with, often wrong or with ulterior motives, the complainant signatures can't be investigated as to their interests, and in Texas and most other states - the 'confidential' complaints system is not working. And physicians can't resolve any case involving a 'confidential' complaint because you can't sign any thing legally binding based on 'confidential.' When the Medical Board can't find a case, as in the woman MD mentioned above calling the Governor's Office, the Medical Board will order serial 'psychiatric' goes to find a case or emotionally damage the woman MD beyond repair. And Governor Kasich endorses this policy.
The Medical Board was told in testimony in 1995 - testimony that Governor Kasich needs to read - that repetitive psychiatric evaluations of 'normal' individuals, especially women, will emotionally damage beyond repair if done over many years - what the Russian psychiatrists knew. This was testimony by Dr. Andrew Skodol - a US expert on personality disorders & problems that occur in the workplace - which is what the case was - a woman MD harassed into fracturing bones at a Cleveland area hospital (Hillcrest).
Some of the Ohio Medical Board psychiatric experts have training in Russian psychiatric techniques - and they practice it. And they somehow got this started at the Ohio Medical Board. The women MDs are kept without medical care, unable to get a decent job, with their malpractice and health insurances gone, and ordered to another and another 'go' as they call it in Columbus. Governor Kasich goes along with this & his staff think this just a joke. But you can emotionally severely damage someone with this - beyond repair by even the best psychiatrists in the US.
With Dr. Steinbergh and Dr. Talmadge, the problem is not the pill mill obsession, the problem is the ordering of repetitive psychiatric 'goes' for women MDs - this is supported by an arrogant, stupid, cruel, and self-serving Governor Kasich at this time. Governor Kasich has absolutely no idea of what is going on at the State Medical Board, and is willing to blame any innocent physician who calls his office. And when you call you can hear Governor Kasich laughing in the background.
The repetitive psychiatric evaluations of women physicians at the State Medical Board of Ohio, to find a case, need to stop. And it's always a woman MD in the room with a bullying male shrink - a new right Ohio psychiatrist - it's a gender thing. There is always another, and another, psychiatric expert at the Medical Board, but Ohio has a scarcity of good male orthopedics or general surgeons. The General Surgeons in Ohio can't diagnose abdominal nerve inflammations, and do a procedure where they take out the women's abdominal nerves for sport = the Ohio neurectomy. The orthopedics leave fractures to ripen and then experimentally cast them = women's fractures are 'fruit' in Ohio.
There needs to be a statute of limitations beyond which the Medical Board dismisses the wrong case. At this time, Governor Kasich needs to order an independent review as to what is going on at the State Medical Board, and appoint a new Member to the open slot of Anita Steinbergh DO. Get a new Board President from North of Westerville Ohio - North of the Ohio 'Wall' in Game of Thrones syntax. The Cleveland Clinic has been without Member representation on the Medical Board for over 20 years. The Director of the Medical Board slot has been open for 6 months - with Governor Kasich not appointing anyone, but telling women MDs to 'get another psychiatric evaluation.' Governor Kasich is not a psychiatrist - he's practicing without a license.
If the Governor can't do his job with regards to the Medical Board, he should resign and for sure not run again - his wife doesn't even like the Governor's mansion. If its too tough to hear what an independent review would say, then it's time to get another Governor - who wants to solve the problems and behave better than 'boys being boys.' It's not just about the pill mill physicians - that's just what is 'unconfidential.'