Governor Kasich thinks it is funny that the State Medical Board go after women MDs with repeated psychiatric evaluations - they call it 'GOES' in Ohio - for objecting to wrong care & R-rated sexual comments - for trying to get the 'right' care for themselves without the running testosterone commentary. His whole staff embraces Russian psychiatry for politics. There are no mistakes in Ohio medical care - you just get evaluated until you can't SPEAK them.
Nothing at the State Medical Board is about patient care - it's about having the right dumbed down personality - where you are so stupid that you can't disagree. The Medical Board of Ohio is where Russian psychiatry is used to go after medical dissidents - women who disagree with fracture care from Nice & Keith (ripening fractures & experimental casts) - not real dissidents, just women who studied in Medical School & Residency. The Ohio Medical Board is where careers are 'tabled' on the basis of old-wives-tale beliefs about 'good care' for women - beliefs that women just 'make too much' all the time. Women don't get blood work, and if they do, women MDs should order their own and be quiet about it - women don't need blood work (Dilling, Whitehouse).
Then after 5-6 psychiatric evaluations, there's no strength left to argue points anymore - so the same-old same-old bad care continues in Ohio. There's no improving anything - even the procedures at the Medical Board are antediluvian, archaic, and biased. Ohio is the worst Medical Board in the US for abuses of psychiatry, power, and old-boy stuff.
When you've been gone at > 5 times with 'goes,' your personal everything published, your PAP smears & dating life in public records - the question is how do you recover from this loss of 'boundaries' - the loss of sense in your life? And this is what a career in Medicine was supposed to be? You are so humiliated that you have no bargaining power - Governor Kasich's staff hangs up on you, and the boys & girls want another and another go - the talking head staff spouts the party line - everyone wants to find a case after 20 years of the Medical Board not being able to 'find a case.' That the woman MD holds a grudge for what has been done to her is the classic 'case.' Well, who wouldn't? The Medical Board of Ohio needs Glasnost reforms.
Governor Kasich needs to get an epiphany about what is really going down at the Medical Board - to start an enlightenment of tolerance for woman professional opinions. The Deans at Case Western Reserve Medical School have encouraged women for the last 40 years - encouraged them to think independently, to be leaders, and not to take bad comments. What good was that if it was just for the suspension/discipline stats?
But continuing the Russian psych approach punishment in Ohio - the Anderson-Steinbergh-Talmadge way - will not work. The appointments, policies, and rulings of the State Medical Board of Ohio need to be improved - starting with the Membership and the 'confidential' physician complaint rule. How can one fight, or resolve, a disagreement if one doesn't know what the case is about, who said what, and there is a continual effort to lie and cheat? The Medical Board admits that they cheat on cases, but so what - CHEATING is a part of life at the State Medical Bord - they are never made to pay damages or recompense.
When the physician complaints are 'confidential' there is no way to bring the physician and the complainers into a room to 'discuss' - before more psychiatric evaluations, 20 years, or that there is severe damage to the woman MD's health & career. The Medical Board Members don't see the provincial 'dynamics' - and you can't rely on the local resident Board psychiatrist (Dr. Resnick) to 'get the Cleveland dynamics - unless the Executive Director & the President have the physician & complainers meet to 'hash out the problems.'
Physicians & complainers can meet locally with a Board representative - but nothing will end until both sides come to some agreement. Have Cleveland problems meet with the closest Board Member to discuss in a Cleveland area meeting establishment - mandatory that the complainers & the complained about physician meet face to face to see what the cases are really about, ie sex, money, office space, patient referrals, sex. This should happen before any provisional or hypothetical suspension.
This is especially important if this is a colleague complaint that deals with personality issues. No matter how strong a woman MD is, the males want you submissive even unto the death of yourself or a patient. They want you like Gabby Reece in the bedroom, and the hospital is not a home or 'family' situation - one bad decision can cost a life or a limb. You can't be the physician co-pilot not telling the pilot MD/DO that he/she has run out of gas.
Resolution options for cases need to be improved, and physicians need to get back to work and doing patient care - not compiling stats or going at each other for referrals, power, and money. This includes Board Members, who are supposed to be representative of, and helpful to physicians - helping everyone keep their daytime jobs and livelihoods - for tax purposes if nothing else.
No medical license, barring a patient death, should be taken for more than several months - to get the gist of the problem, give the options, and have a resolution - 2 pages not 20. You can't re-educate physicians from lenghthy licensure suspensions - the costs are astronomical even for MESNA IQ physicians. There's never going to be the perfect report from any psychiatric evaluation - the Medical Board will never be completely exonerated from doing the wrong thing for whatever reasons - even the right ones. Yes the physician might have over-reacted, but the Medical Board should have had medical mistake laws & policies to handle problems of women getting care that is better for guys - in at least one case.
The coffers of the State Medical Board of Ohio are depleted and ransacked from bad decisions, bad cases, and the abuse of power - while Governor Kasich, and his staff, laugh and spout one liners about 'another psychiatric evaluation.' And that physician had no patient complaints, no drug/alcohol, no CME violations - she just objected to wrong care and 'boys' went at her. It's all about boys being boys, and girls being girls - no maturity, no sense, and no growing up in politics - Ohio Board Members seem to be like the Gerard Butler character in Playing For Keeps - never quite getting the picture or the responsibility of being a Board Member. The punishments should fit the crime; complaining about care to get the physicians to refer and send the medical records is not a reason to suspend a medical license - that's not the law.