Mr. Richard Whitehouse (Executive Director of the State Medical Board of Ohio) & Governor John Kasich, despite Kasich's 2010 campaign promises to reform the Medical Board, are continuing stacks of false physician disciplines and suspensions from the 1990s. Ohio is the state with the largest backlog of false physician disciplines - with no reforms on the horizon as Governor Kasich is not up-to-date on what is going on at the State Medical Board of Ohio - no interest. He'd much rather listen to a Taylor Swift song - even though he and Ohioans may never be 'getting back together again' after 2014.
Looking at The Ohio State Medical Board in the 1990s is like visiting a time capsule: a time when there was no due process, no rules of evidence, no need for patient complaints or criteria, and no statute of limitations = 1990s. In continuing false cases, Governor Kasich is assuming the 'blame' and liability; going backwards. [continued below]....
Because there are no statutes of limitations in Ohio that affect State Medical Board investigations, the Medical Board is allowed to continue a suspension of a physician for 2 decades even though they do not have a case yet.
Provisional information, from 'confidential' sources, allows that the Medical Board of Ohio suspend a physician, even if that physician has no patient complaints and no criteria for the provisional. Qualifications, and conflicts of interest, of signers of 'confidential' physician complaints are never checked - even to this day anyone can file a confidential complaint about a physician with the State Medical Board of Ohio - they take all trash.
The Medical Board seldom assesses the local politics, the wives that complain about a woman physician that their husband has seemingly paid too much attention to, or the hospital jealousies that the 'confidential' system feeds into (young newly-trained vs older physicians). This 'confidential' mess, destroys physician careers that are needed to staff rural & community hospitals, research centers.
Communities, in need of physicians, need to start paying attention to what is going on at the State Medical Board of Ohio with regards to false cases, fraud, and the ol' boys network - or these communities will have to import FMGs that don't appear to be targeted by The State Medical Board of Ohio as much - for some reason. Women MDs, American Medical School grads - are who the Medical Board of Ohio goes after with no basis and extreme prejudices. DOs on the Medical Board especially target the MDs - rivalries of training in Ohio.
The worst case is one where the woman MD has had her license suspended for objecting to Dr. Nice orthopedic care, when Dr. Nice did not have certifications in that specialty of orthopedics. The Ohio BC/BS (Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medical Insurance) would not pay for Dr. Nice to be caring for those fractures or the woman MD patient - not one cent ever came back in a check from the BC/BS insurance for Dr. Nice - yet he had 'friends' on the State Medical Board.
But the woman MD could not get him to sign-off, refer, and stop trying = trying to do care that Dr. Nice did rarely, or not at all, if he had a hip/knee replacement to do. If the woman MD did not like Dr. Nice 'care,' then she did not 'deserve' care. Mrs. Nice got into it - even though her husband could not collect for any 'care' that he did, and why would he continue 'care' that he was not authorized to do by the BC/BS insurance? What was her husband Dr. Nice getting out of the woman MD, or trying to get from the woman MD, that this farce continued far too long, and for too many complications?
The Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Ohio would not pay for Dr. Nice to do the care - but the Medical Board of Ohio has paid >$500,000 to 'go after' the woman for not liking Dr. Nice care; making too much of bad care that BC/BS did not even reimburse Dr. Nice to do in the Cleveland Area. Taxpayers fund all these false 'cases' in Ohio - each one costing about $500,000 - which is a lot of casino money.
The Metropolitan Cleveland Area is considered a medical tertiary care 'center,' and so BC/BS can specify that 'care' be done by physicians with the proper certifications and level of experience - and that they will not reimburse hip-and-knee replacement surgeons to do wrist fracture care = the issue involved.
Dense but: it has taken the State Medical Board Members two decades to get the POINT - that even physicians can't pay for their medical care out-of-pocket; they have to go where the insurance will pay part. And it's not in the end ANYTHING PERSONAL OR PSYCHIATRIC. The insurances control medical care.
So the Medical Board of Ohio gets into it that they will mandate that Dr. Nice do care that BC/BS does not have him on the roster for, and won't reimburse for, but his wife wants to say that the woman MD was 'crazy'? Dr. Nice should not have been trying to do care that he could not collect for as the certifications & experience were not there - and BC/BS had & has that information.
But to take this to the suspension of a medical license for 20 years - with no one 'seeing' the truth and Mr. Whitehouse not answering his phone - is just plain stupidity. Governor Kasich seems more concerned about his RNC speech than anything in Ohio.
Communities in need of physicians need to check no further than the State Medical Board of Ohio - where there are stacks of physicians with medical licenses in 'limbo' for crimes as 'simple' as objecting to the wrong care by a physician that BC/BS would not re-imburse for the care. And professional courtesy for physicians ended in 1990 - what was left of it; so physicians have to be concerned that their insurances will cover the physician's care that they need - for ob-gyn, pregnancy, fractures, etc. Physicians, as well as patients, have to go to the provider that their insurance will re-imburse. But the Medical Board of Ohio doesn't see this, Governor Kasich doesn't see this.
Communities in need of physicians need to contact Governor Kasich and bargain for the release of one of the physicians whose license was taken for not going along with admittedly 'bad' medical/orthopedic etc. care by the 'wrong' provider for the medical insurance. There are literally STACKS of these physicians, with such good qualifications that colleague jealousies led to 'confidential' complaints. Legislators like Representative Matt Lynch need to know what is going on at the State Medical Board of Ohio - instead of retrofitting Emergency vehicles for campaign gimmicks.
And somebody please answer why an orthopedic wife would campaign that a woman MD's license be suspended for trying to get 'out' of her husband's care - when her husband would not be reimbursed for trying to do care out of his purview, experience, and qualifications/certifications? What was the wife getting from this?