During the 2010 Ohio gubernatorial campaign, John Kasich promised to get the bad physicians off the street, to promote some improvements at the State Medical Board of Ohio.
Other states, ie Alaska, Wyoming, etc, can use the physicians that Ohio is disciplining for ‘making too much of the bad care in Ohio; physicians disciplined beyond Ohio law for not going along with the 'boys.' 'Don’t ask, don’t tell' who complained – is just wasting money when the witnesses can’t come forward and the problems can’t be solved. Brad Reynolds is not capable of this kind of ‘constituent affairs’ – he doesn’t know a thyroid from a rotator cuff from an abdominal external oblique muscle. And he doesn’t care. Physicians deserve someone who cares on the 30th floor of the Riffe Center, if only for an ephemeral moment of thought. [continued below]....
‘Confidential’ complaints at the State Medical Board of Ohio mean that the physician complaint has little or nothing to do with the physician's patients or patient care – just politics as usual in Columbus. 'Confidential' complaints against physicians have been done away with by every other state – because after you get a MD you deserve to confront your accusers – and medical styles, training, and expertise varies widely. Many Ohio physicians have more training than the Members of the Ohio State Medical Board. The US Constitution should protect from false accusations and the taking of someone’s career. Ohio is currently the worst place to be a woman MD in the US.
Women MDs in Ohio can be ordered to unlimited numbers of psychiatric evaluations in Ohio, at bizarre roadside stops, to discuss their sex lives - not their patient care - for not meeting male, or female, colleague needs, patient referral quotas, or covering up colleague medical mistakes. Ohio is one of the few remaining states with no medical mistake laws, or laws mandating early referrals for ‘unanticipated’ medical results or complications. 40+ other states have MEDICAL MISTAKE LAWS including Pennsylvania - so why can't the Governor of Ohio get with the other state governors? They all go to the same meetings.
The endless psychiatric evaluations of female MDs for not doing the personal needs, patient referrals to the 'right' Ohio physicians, or the bonuses to the Medical Board Members goes on in no other state at the present time. Mr. Whitehouse, the current Director of the State Medical Board of Ohio, never answers his phone about this. The women MDs in Ohio are just endlessly harassed until they do what the men want - you can't say 'No.' The Ohio State Medical Board is the biggest 'pimp' in the state for personal favors to certain 'right' physicians.
Governor Kasich promised in his 2010 campaign to clean up the State Medical Board – to have a plan.