Complaint Review: Medical Examiners Board, State of Nevada
Medical Examiners Board, State of Nevada Nevada Medical Board, Medical Board of Nevada addendum to dermatology/dermatological case involving laser/lasering to face Reno Nevada
Dr. Alan Anthony writes on healthgrades.com that the techs aren't licensed, yet his and Dr. Salm's dermatology office claimed in writing that tech Samantha Reith was "Board Certified Aesthetician" practicing "medical aesthetics.” Samantha Reith has no NV Board license. Furthermore, NV “aestheticians” are prevented by law from lasering. (The office would also not disclose even the name of another tech who lasered me.) Doctor's office brochure also stated "Vbeam laser treatments performed properly, by a trained physician, are safe and effective," which implies Vbeam laser treatments not performed by a trained medical doctor greatly increases patient risks, a topic in the medical literature that I submitted to the Nevada Medical Board from different medical/health resources. The doctor subsequently referred me to a cosmetic surgeon because of the harm done.
If we cannot trust our Board to protect consumers, whom can we trust and what message does that send to doctors? This is my second bad encounter over the years with the Board's inaction. Understandably, the Board has a history of ranking poorly in the United States in comparison to other state medical boards for job performance towards the consumer. I advocate for change.
Related complaints with regard to other organizations/people may already be filed on this ripoff.com website due to apparent widespread collusion in protecting doctors over consumers in this type of case. Other organizations/names also of no or minimal help in my case were the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the Better Business Bureaus [Reno, Nevada; Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C]; the Federation of State Medical Boards; dermatologist Dr. Eric Smith in Placerville, California; JAMA-Dermatology; American Medical Experts, LLC.; Candella Corporation; Nevada Board of Cosmetology; media news sources associated with the 2004 investigative story on the Medical Board of Examiners for the state of Nevada; the American Board of Dermatology; Nevada senators; NV assemblywomen and assemblymen; Dr. Alan Anthony and Samantha Reith at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology in Stateline, NV, where the lasering occurred; Dr. Brett Coldiron, previous AAD President, who wrote the "Elephant in the Room of Dermatology" article about this very subject (who provided no response to me); and Dr. Jeffrey Dover of Brookline, MA, who also declined a response but who was quoted on the AAD website as saying "Where we see a problem [with lasering] is lack of oversight, education, knowledge, and judgment...If one of those is missing, there's a potential problem. If all four of those are missing, you're really asking for trouble" (www.aaa.org/monthly/2014/September/safety-first#all pages).
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