Governor Kasich, and Senator Tom Patton, both know that there are serious longstanding problems at the State Medical Board in Ohio. And that Kimberly Anderson, responsible for some of the most abusive physician investigations in the nation ever (wasting hundreds of thousands $ yearly), should not be the Interim Director of the State Medical Board of Ohio. That's a conflict of interest if anyone in Columbus is interested in reforms at the State Medical Board of Ohio - you don't put the cause of the problem in charge of the State Medical Board - even for a day.
The Ohio State Medical Board has the most false physician disciplines & actions in the US. Ohio is the #1 Board for disciplinary actions that are not reasons for discipline. We have huge numbers of ethical, good character, lawyers in Ohio - just pick one. Take a Judge temporarily off of the Ohio State Court of Appeals. Take an Ohio State Law School Faculty person for a rotation at the Medical Board - but don't pick some 'greenstick ' lawyer fresh from Stateside Capital University Law School who can't get a job at a law firm - Ms. Anderson.
The Executive Director of the State Medical Board needs to be an experienced Administrative Law attorney, or just an experienced attorney, who has had another job before the State Medical Board of Ohio. Find someone at Reminger & Reminger, or Mr. Tom Hunter who has been adversarially facing a ridiculous Medical Board for decades now and practices down the street from 77 South High. Find an attorney who has defended against the State Medical Board of Ohio - an attorney who knows the problems and the constant changing of the rules. If the Medical Board loses a motion, they change the law - and this happens every day. The laws at the State Medical Board of Ohio mutate faster than the HIV virus.
Ohio is the #1 Medical Board with faked disciplines, admitted cheating on documents & expert testimonies (payed for by taxpayers), and the only State Medical Board that takes physician licenses without allowing them to get proper medical care-to-function for simple problems - to cover that Board Members, or their 'friends,' goofed on the care to the point of being negligent. Board Members can direct cases where their own care fell below standards - Carla O'Day MD did this in the 1990s; cases where they harassed & abused the physician who finally complained. Carla O'Day MD takes her medical standard disagreements to court.
Mistreatment of women MDs medically, emotionally, sexually, and physically (one was beaten up in an orthopedic's office at MetroHealth in 1992) is rampant in Ohio. It's not domestic abuse that is the problem, it is medical office & hospital staff abuse - which no one asks about.
This is 'stuff' that would result in a Dishonorable Discharge from all 3 Armed Forces. That the Ohio Legislators let this go on, means that they also do these things - which doesn't speak well for Ohio. The culture of the Ohio State Medical Board needs to change - you shouldn't be assaulting or threatening to 'kill' the woman MD whose fractures you miscasted, whose bone problem you missed.
Reporting male bad behaviors - like what the Air Force in Texas suddenly has an epidemic of - male MDs with no 'character' - is one cause of disciplinary action for a woman MD in Ohio. This has led to further male abuses; not improved the situation. There is overdrinking at just about every Medical Staff Meeting, CME, and hospital party - which can directly lead to misconduct. Physicians go from drinking at the Medical Staff Meeting to the hospital floors or surgery areas - and they should be RoboCoped home.
Many cases at the State Medical Board - no stats on this are available - have been going on for over a decade, as the Ohio State Medical Board has no statute of limitations, or policies to dismiss a case after so much cheating is admitted by the Board. After the Board admitted cheating in two Hearings, one case is still going on.
The falsely accused physicians are not allowed proper medical care, or even blood work. The Medical Board instead questions that they are just 'exaggerating' symptoms of the missed diagnosis? And the blood work vanishes, or is not allowed before a suspension for 'hypothetical' provisional reasons - women MDs don't deserve, or need, bloodwork in Ohio per the last two Executive Directors of the Medical Board. And once suspended, the Board does not take back their action for 'provisional' reasons that don't exist; they just try to find more hypothetical excuses to drag cases along. It's a perpetual La-La land in Columbus; straight out of a Taylor Swift song - everyday is a fairytale in Columbus.
Women MDs have thyroid symptoms, and the Medical Board says that they are just 'exaggerating.' One woman MD was not allowed treatment of a thyroiditis for 10 years - no TSH was allowed to be done in Ohio - this 'abuse' can lead to thyroid cancer or lymphoma. The State Medical Board of Ohio doesn't care - she was supposed to 'change her story' about the male MD who was leaving her fractures uncasted while giving her inappropriate attentions in other ways - not with a cast or casting materials. This speaks poorly of Senator Patton - with 5 daughters; that he would allow other people's daughters to be abused for the sake of reforms long overdue - reforms that he would have to be neglectful & myopic not to see.
The false suspensions destroy careers, bankrupt the physicians (who already have lifetime student loans), and have led to an empty coffer at the State Medical Board of Ohio. Now the Medical Board wants to raise dues.
The false suspensions lead to loss of health insurance for the physicians - many of whom are innocent - and the Medical Board encourages other Ohio practitioners to also abuse them by withholding medical/orthopedic & gyn care. This is to get the physician to admit the false case that the State Medical Board can't prove.
Mr. Tom Dilling used to call physicians and threaten what would be done to them, and their family members, if they did not admit the case. You can't have a child while under the 'cloud' of the State Medical Board - they will go after the child and NOT allow prenatal care of pregnant women MDs. Lance Talmadge MD will recommend a third-trimester abortion for the woman MD - and she'll have to go along if she wants her license back. Why an amicus brief third trimester abortion ob-gyn, who teaches and publishes how to do it, should be on the State Medical Board of Ohio for over a decade is another question. Can't we find a regular ob-gyn? Even someone who just does first trimester abortions? Partial-birth abortions are not something that should be ok in Ohio.
The Cleveland Clinic has known about one case, and withheld treatment of both the thyroid & bone conditions - for fun - for years. They are protecting the Board Member who ran the case, and the male physician who liked his Catholic girls on the 'easy' side. Floyd Loop MD even tried to get an intermediate 'manager' Cleveland Clinic type to say that the woman MD just asked for it - how with two wrist fractures could she have been seductive?
This has to stop. There needs to be a recognition of the problems & reforms.