Senator Tom Patton, and other Legislators of the 130th General Assembly, are sitting on hundreds of false licensure suspensions & disciplines of Ohio-trained physicians with no patient complaints. These false physician disciplines are known at every other State Medical Board - where the physician specialties are needed, but the other State Medical Boards can't the real files to license the physicians by endorsement, or in spite of Ohio actions. Georgia wants some of these physicians to work in rural areas - but Tom Patton can't speak to the Georgia Medical Board.
Speakers of the Ohio House have admitted the problem starting with Larry Householder. Husted and Budish sat on the problem to preserve their personal legacies - Householder just called it, but said that reforms would bankrupt Ohio and paralyze Columbus with legitimate legal actions & sanctions for Ohio Administrative frauds. Householder didn't say that the false disciplines & suspensions were not true - his office admitted the problem that had a huge scope and price tag to fix. Ohio is the only state that takes medical licenses for 20 years for objecting to admittedly 'bad' care - care that shouldn't be going on in Ohio is sanctioned in Ohio. There is no re-entry plan for these physicians.
These physicians lose their careers, and are unable to get adequate health care until they admit the Medical Board's case. These physicians just didn't go along with false medical charging, wrong surgeries, unnecessary orthopedic fractures, referrals to 'right' physicians, or personal favors for privileges & hospital appointments. The problem: most legislators don't understand things medical or what goes on at the State Medical Board of Ohio - they are worse naive than women physicians about the requirements for licensure renewals in Ohio (refer to the 'right' physicians, personal favors for the 'right' physicians, and lie to get your license returned).
The State Medical Board of Ohio gives 'points,' and favors (immunity to investigation), to physicians withholding medical care - so don't get pregnant and lose your medical license in Ohio. There's no blood work allowed for women physicians who are ordered to serial psychiatric evaluations, by state experts at state expense, to 'find a case' for decades.
This goes on in no other state. All other states allow care-to-function before any licensure actions or investigations. Tom Patton knows of one woman MD in his district who hasn't gotten a complete set of blood work in 20 years - because it would show the missed diagnosis that is millions of dollars in damages. So he sits on the 'pot' in his office, pretending the fairytale - like 'Once Upon A Time.' Tom Patton's daughters probably get their blood work, because you need this blood work to sustain a pregnancy, but his cop son & the woman physician didn't.
With someone dying of a cardiac event on the job at 30 - there's something missing on the job physical - where was bystander CPR? Does Tom Patton have a clue? Or is he just content with online obituaries after 30 years of helping his son grow-up? Parents of women MDs in Ohio are upset, because they see the fraud even if Tom Patton doesn't. Parent-to-parent there is a problem.
The current Interim Director of the State Medical Board has been involved in these expensive & emotionally damaging serial psychiatric evaluations of women MDs, as part of investigations that go nowhere for 20 years - Kimberly Anderson Esq. She's a serial psychiatric evaluation abuser.
A worse choice for Interim Director can't be found. In Ohio the Medical Board knows your sex life, and dating history, as well as e-harmony. It's used in the bargain equation. Personal letters to orthopedics begging for care, and expressing disinterest in anything sexual with the orthopedics (who are married), are published to embarrass. That a woman MD would have to spell things out this way is embarrassing. She tried, and her parents tried, to spell things out to the orthopedics in multiple meetings - that consent was needed.
Tom Patton, and other legislators, have access to the lists of probably 'innocent' physicians from the Tom Dilling and Richard Whitehouse eras - the past 2 Executive Directors of the State Medical Board of Ohio made such lists. Getting transparency, or the fraud stopped, will need an outside Executive Director of the State Medical Board of Ohio - and they know this. The lists have not been acted on or published - and taxpayers have a right to those lists as their taxes put those physicians on that innocent list. Tom Patton didn't pay for the lists, and Governor Kasich surely didn't.
The problem is the sexual & medical abuse of particularly women MDs falsely accused of 'personality' problems for not going along with fraud in patient care & in diagnosis. The hospital staffs know of it, but physicians can't come forward with 'confidential' complaint systems - physician witnesses, for the falsely accused MD, will have 'confidential' complaints filed against them. And this isn't Thailand. Tom Patton knows of medical care abuses - his son was given a 'Pass' on a police physical where he should have been 'flunked.' Tom Patton's wife is dead for years = medical care of women in Ohio. Why continue this legacy with bad physicians, fraud complaints, and no improvements in medical care in Ohio? Does Tom Patton have more that he would like to lose to the system?
Provisional suspensions allow that Ohio physicians lose their licenses without due process, without anyone checking the facts, without truth. There is no statute of limitations, no rules of evidence, and no dismissal of false cases - they are just continued onto the next millennium. The Ohio State Medical Board pays no damages for mistakes, false cases, destroyed careers, and the emotional damages lead to near suicides, or deaths, of physicians before their cases are resolved.
Tom Patton needs to do better than sit in his office and serve as Vice Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee - there's no road problem in Ohio - the turnpikes have no competition with any high-speed-rail system plan. Parents of college students still have to drive to all Ohio Universities - Ohio short-sightedly rejected the funding to put Ohio on a par with Asian countries. Maybe Tom Patton has an opinion on high-speed rail in Ohio, but it's not out there. Keeping jobs in Ohio means being able to transport the talent to the job. No one has money to move in this economy. Maybe he needs a pair of Hilary Clinton glasses to see things 'perfectly clearly'?
Ohio would have the money for high-speed rail if it wasn't in debt for false cases & investigations at the Ohio State Medical Board. This is a tragedy of huge proportions as the taxpayers of Ohio paid to educate most of these physicians in part. It's the American-educated physicians that get caught in this game, not the FMGs.