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Jack C. Amato, MD, President Ohio State Medical Board30 East Broad Street, 3rd Floor Columbus, Ohio United States of America
Dr. Amato is currently President of the Ohio State Medical Board - the most corrupt State Medical Board in the 50 states ever. 'Confidential' physician complaint laws went out in medieval times, again with Hitler, and yet are still in place in Ohio - where a woman physician has to prove her innocence with her career and a trial by fire - repetitive psychiatric evaluations about her sex life - which is the only thing that the State Medical Board of Ohio is interested in with their 'evaluations.' What Dr. Amato does with his women patients is more of the same, their sex lives and not their thyroiditis.
The Amato-Strickland-Whitehouse Medical Board gives psychiatrists & social workers plenty of business that even the current Ohio health plans won't cover. The Ohio State Medical Board can evaluate women physicians unendingly - they call it 'goes.' No limit to the 'goes.'
In Ohio, under 'Jack' Amato, women physician MD licenses are taken for disagreeing with the 'boys' about bad care practices (which the Medical Board refuses to correct). Physician licenses are taken without allowing them blood work if they have bone pains that the male orthopedics are missing the diagnosis for - to cover the malpractices of certain 'right' physicians = the Dr. Nices. No other state allows the taking of a physician license without allowing that physician 'care-to-function.' Apparently Dr. Amato's patients don't get 'care-to-function' either; he doesn't believe in the concept.
Meanwhile Dr. Amato misses the diagnosis on his women patients 1/4 times per his Internet reviews - and just covers it up in a state without medical mistake referral laws. Dr. Amato is a grade-B physician on a 4-point scale, per his patients, with only one approved way to handle his mistakes - lying. The lies in the complaints, and on the agendas of the State Medical Board of Ohio, are on every page and paragraph of ever case - and they are personal, not medical practice lies. No legal verification is done on any complaint - be it from jealous colleagues or patients. Telling Lies, by Paul Ekman, discloses ways to decipher lies - but he's never an expert for any Ohio Medical Board case - too many lies.
Dr. Amato is an average male ob-gyn in charge of a very average Medical Board that refuses, in 2010, to go along with rules that every other state has already adopted FOR YEARS. Currently Ohio is the only state where complaints against physicians are 'confidential,' so that colleagues can go after you for not sleeping with or referring to so-and-so male physician who has 'friends' (Dr. Talmadge, Dr. Steinbergh) on the State Medical Board of Ohio. It's one of the 5-10% of states that have NO medical mistake provisions whatsoever - rules that even Harvard Health Partners has; even the best physicians in the country recognize that medical mistakes happen every day on everyone, and that there is a need to deal with them appropriately so that patients survive.
In physician complaints in Ohio, NO ONE ever knows what the real issues are - for twenty years in some current cases. The forms on the website are never made pubic so that physicians can explain - and this includes bogus complaints that you don't go along with Dr. Nice's bad judgment, feel 'sorry,' or refer to him. This 'nonsense' wastes 6-digit sums, sums that there is no accounting for in Columbus under Governor Strickland. But the worst is that Dr. Amato sees current patients, and does to them what he does to women MDs - destroys their lives with the wrong diagnoses and treatments - which they can't object to without being labeled as impaired, or crazy, etc.
Dr. Amato's '10% solution' to a wrong diagnosis, or medical mistake, is to have the woman MD evaluated repetitively until the Medical Board finds a case - even if the woman physician had no patient complaints - she IS a 'mistake' threatening the status quo - a whistleblower who didn't want to say anything but it was her own care. So his patients should be cautioned to expect that if he makes a mistake, they will be recommended to psychiatric evaluations to see that they 'don't sue' him - while the real diagnosis remains untreated. There's no patient review on him that he will about-face on a wrong diagnosis, admit the problem, and redirect the care or make a rare diagnosis.
The Rorschach test is continually misused by the State Medical Board in Ohio, under Dr. Amato, to get the women MDs misdiagnosed - the photo attached is one of the 'medical' facilities that he uses - a Cleveland shopping plaza where he can set up temporary fake psychiatry/psychology testing - under any radar of peer review. It's a diagnostic inkblot test with no purpose, no value or validity, and no diagnostic ability except to cause trouble - it's unreliable but still exists in the box of Ohio State Medical Board tricks. The answers are never recorded, there are never witnesses, these tests are not done at The Cleveland Clinic, and Senator Grendell thinks it's all a big joke and gets re-elected.
There are no term limits to appointments to the State Medical Board of Ohio - so when you get on - like Anita Steinbergh DO - you stay for decades causing mayhem and covering the mistakes of past decisions. Currently about 40 other states have medical mistake laws to cover mistakes of physicians and their Medical Boards - so that a mistake can be admitted and corrected - but not Ohio. And there are piles of medical mistakes as in every math problem; both math and medicine are complicated, but calculus professors can admit a mistake in class and move on.
Ohio does not acknowledge that physicians make mistakes, even though Dr. Amato's patients review that he does so 25% of the time. This is only what the patients perceive - not anything objective. What he does with his 'mistakes' - at the State Medical Board, and in practice, is the problem - for his patients, his office, and his family. 'Jack' Amato not an aboveboard guy.
Transparency is badly needed at the State Medical Board of Ohio. Someone better than Jack C. Amato MD - who won't even discuss anything with the women MDs that he destroys and misdiagnoses - is needed - more ethics. Under Governor Strickland, and the current Democratic-Budish legislature, nothing is being done about reforms at the State Medical Board of Ohio - thus continuing to waste hundreds of thousands of dollars and physician talent - talent that the taxpayers paid to train - talent that doesn't make so many mistakes as Jack Amato MD.
Jack C. Amato's clinic needs a good woman MD internist - which I am. His secretary was impressed with my credentials, but the problem is that my medical license is 'under a cloud' because I had to disagree with some very wrong male physicians who were mistreating a woman-physician-patient - me. And there was no channel for this disagreement. In saving myself, there was no salvage of my medical license from the 'impairment' of having to disagree with the 'boys being boys' in Ohio = Jack Amato rules.
Yet Dr. Amato needs a Board-certified woman internist badly, someone who will disagree with him 25% of the time and save a few lives. Current patients are warned to find a physician ob-gyn with problem solving and discussion skills, someone who can admit a mistake and re-direct in time to leave you a life.
This is about bad women's medical care in Ohio that the legislature under Armond Budish refuses to admit, and which the State Medical Board ignores legally. Dr. Amato's women patients are cautioned to get help elsewhere - from a MD who can do a workup and with some problem-solving skills - skills he consistently lacks on reviews. Dr. Amato expects women physicians to admit that they have diagnoses that they have NO criteria for, to cover his mistakes at the State Medical Board, to be repeatedly questioned about their sex lives that don't exist; he will do no less to his regular patients or family members. Can his wife discuss anything with him? Or his secretary? Or just their sex lives?
Dr. Amato refuses to institute medical mistake laws, and some provisions for all the mistakes that he & other physicians make on patients & colleagues - so that patients can be referred promptly and diagnosed correctly - including women MDs.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/12/2010 08:12 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/jack-c-amato-md-president-ohio-state-medical-board/columbus-ohio-43215-6127/doctorsjack-c-amato-md-presjack-c-amato-md-president-o-8b4e6htm-630870. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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