The Ohio State Medical Board is broke - this is a no-brainer - the yearly dues are on an exponential rise curve. The line items breaking the Board are inappropriate investigations of physicians, particularly women physicians with no patient complaints.
The Medical Board of Ohio defends 'friend' male physicians by taking the licenses of any woman MD who notices, or wanders into an orthopedic office for care - on the basis of a 'confidential' complaint that the woman MD can't defend herself from. Ohio orthopedic care is legendary for the screw-ups; they like to leave wrist fractures uncasted for weeks to get a surgery if the hand survives. The male orthopedics just believe that every woman is 'unlucky' - unlucky enough to break a bone in Ohio for sure.
One of these cases - Dr. Nice's personal needs - has cost the State of Ohio $500,000 and a woman MD being out of her license for 20 years for not going along with Dr. Nice - who no one went along with for very long at his hospitals. Even Mrs. Nice couldn't 'understand' him - but the State has ordered five evaluations to make this woman MD understand Dr. Nice, or not have a medical license. The State of Ohio is obsessed with defending Dr. Nice - they will ruin anyone to defend this jerk - his 'jewels' must be insured for millions in stud fees.
A condition of the woman MD's re-licensure is that she refer to Dr. Nice. Dr. Steinbergh, the current President of the State Medical Board of Ohio, has a term that expires 4/2013 - could Governor Kasich please find someone more budget savvy - who is concerned about patient care? Dr. Steinbergh will debt the Medical Board into a blackhole for this guy.
There is no Ohio medical malpractice insurance that will insure that woman MD if a condition of her re-licensure is to refer to Dr. Nice. There are several psychiatric opinions against that already at the Ohio State Medical Board - that this would lead to physical abuse of the woman MD. But that's exciting for Governor Kasich - a little mudwrestling with a woman MD.
What the wives can't do, the women colleagues have to do, or get their medical licenses suspended. The woman MD had no patient complaints, no drug or alcohol abuse, no CME lapses - her problem was Dr. Timothy Nice. Not a faithful guy, but the Ohio State Medical Board will spend millions to defend him and his bad orthopedic care - his 'fruit treatment' of fractures has apparently 'caught on.'
Even if the woman MD gets back to work for the next 10 years, she won't recoup that investment for the State of Ohio - her debts will make her tax payments refundable - and meanwhile the dues for every Ohio physician continue to climb with this 20-year fight - a fight that the State is not going to win. Every day the Medical Board spends time on this case - how to find a case - for 20 years - that's a huge amount of billable time. They hang up on the woman physician, ask for another psychiatric evaluation - the Board has been asking for another and another psychiatric evaluation for 20 years - that won't end the case. It's a game, a ruse - and Governor Kasich is stupid enough to buy it.
This is a fight that the State can dismiss & settle - Dr. Nice care was not good or standard orthopedic care - no matter the spin. 10 psychiatric evaluations of the woman-that-said-NO-will not end this case - someone needs to enlighten Governor Kasich on this point. The Ohio State Medical Board paid experts to cheat twice-already; that didn't end the case.
This is a $500,000 straight down the drain poor investment fight - as the woman MD has no criteria for any psychiatric evaluations except that she didn't sleep with Dr. Nice (worried about HPV). Can the State prove that Dr. Nice did not, and does not have any sexual transmitted disease - he's not faithful - his wife is/has not been his only sexual partner - that's another no-brainer. Women MDs want to work with male physicians who have a moral compass - no STDs please. A condition that the woman MD has in referring to male MDs.
If the State of Ohio had to do a Financial Report on the State Medical Board expenditures - this would be the biggest single expenditure for an individual - Dr. Nice.
This is $500,000 down the drain, for Ohio Medical Board President Anita Steinbergh DO to defend Dr. Nice's bizarre orthopedic care. Dr. Steinbergh knows Dr. Nice & his wife, and mentions them at any meeting where the MD offender didn't cozy up to the two - she has bias regarding any case with Dr. Nice but never excuses herself from the vote. Dr. Nice likes to leave fractures to 'ripen,' so that he can get surgeries when the fracture sites turn excrescent. But fractures are not 'fruit' - except in Ohio.
$500,000 - two Hearings, one Court of Appeals appearance - was spent by the Ohio Attorney General's office to go up against a woman MD who just said "No" to Dr. Nice orthopedic care & finally complained when it was forced on her. That's alot of money for one male physician's needs - a lot of taxpayer's contributed to that Nice fund - and Dr. Nice is not even 'nice' as patients will tell you. DeWine is keeping the case going - what would the Attorney General's Office do without the malpractices of Dr. Nice to keep them busy? Dr. Nice needs a whole floor of legal experts to get him out of trouble, and Columbus State Attorneys - Kimberly Anderson - do nothing else. DeWine wants the Physician Dues at the State Medical Board to go up - his office was told by the Ohio Court of Appeals to 'settle' this case in 1993 - that the State can't win.
No one has been able to stop the inappropriate Ohio State Medical Board investigations - for everything other than patient care. Dr. Nice has given State lawyers business for the last 20 years, confidentially complaining about women colleagues - who have no patient complaints while he has had as many as nine suits at a time in the last 20 years. Dr. Nice does not do very good orthopedics, but the Ohio State Medical Board keeps him in business to complain about women colleagues. What would the State Medical Board of Ohio do if they couldn't go after certain women MDs for their personal dating histories - it's salacious stuff. The one woman had two days of discussion in Columbus about her dating life, that she didn't 'like' Dr. Nice - what woman is supposed to like her orthopedics or her orthopedic care? It's not shopping or ebay.
The State Medical Board of Ohio - when they can't find a case except that the woman didn't do Dr. Nice's personal needs - will keep a case going for 20 years. They will order successive psychiatric evaluations - that detail the woman's sex life but not her patient care - for decades - looking for a case. If a case does not have a case after 20 years, the case needs to be dismissed - not continue to raise physician dues. The woman MD is not going to sleep with Dr. Nice for any license, or work with him for any re-licensure deal. Could Governor Kasich's office please get the message? That spending an afternoon hanging up on the woman MD is not cost-effective, that a sixth psychiatric evaluation of her not liking Dr. Nice is unlikely to yield a diagnosis or 'case?' She doesn't like Dr. Nice, could the State please get on to State of Ohio business? Dr. Nice is not a line item expenditure.