Maryland Medical Society: A Self-Serving Entity
In the course of time the original intent of the Maryland Medical Society has been lost. Predating the Maryland Board of Physicians and its multiple prior incarnations the Society, commonly called MedChi, has become a commercial entity with little regard for those who pay its bills. Claiming to represent all licensed physicians in Maryland its membership rolls are a fraction of the total practitioners statewide. Presently the Society’s website is designed for commercial ventures with sidebars stating how this quasi entity is protecting physicians. The Society is no longer a hedge against an adversarial medical board. Decades ago reviews of physicians’ practices were governed by The Peer Review Handbook generated by a cooperation between MedChi and the Board of Physicians. This is no longer the case as the Society stepped back to take a tertiary role selling insurance and deceptive enticement to bring unsuspecting physicians into the fold. Their targets have been younger physicians inexperienced in practice and the practices of the corrupt Board that licensed them. These doctors will learn quickly when they need this Society their cries for help will fall on deaf ears.
In recent decades the Maryland Medical Society has enabled the Board of Physicians to become the unscrupulous and corrupt Administrative government agency that is in force today. Hundreds of physicians are picked off every year by an effort between the Board and Maryland Attorney General’s Office. With absolute immunity the Board is able to escape retribution by their victims especially when the evidence goes against them. The Society looks the other way claiming it is the proverbial watch dog against this errant Board and legislative efforts against the medical profession. This could not be further from the truth. Both the Medical Board and Medical Society are managed by lawyers. This is not science fiction but a reality that physicians end up confronting when the Board turns its eyes towards them. The cooperative effort between these two entities is elaborated on in the next section.
In the early 1990s the Medical Society published a journal which displayed a cooperative effort with the Maryland Board of Physicians. In this journal the Society would publish raw data concerning physicians who were condemned by the Medical Board. The Journal editors refused to take any response to the data from the physician being victimized by the Board. In the author’s case over a dozen pages of raw data, later found to be false, were published in the Society’s rag. After being told, in the most literal sense to go screw myself by the Society when I complained, the author filed a lawsuit in Baltimore City Circuit Court. Known for its left leaning decisions the author won the case after the Society’s lawyers lied about their connections to the Board. Case number 24C93201023 the Court found the Society had no direct connection to the Medical Board. Therefore it had no right or responsibility to published unedited and or raw data about a physician in their Journal. This author presented this case pro se and remarkably the judge agreed with me. In the aftermath of this decision the Board began publishing quarterly publications of sanctions against physicians written in an abbreviated style.
Maryland Medical Society’s website is far from accurate. Yes, it owns an insurance company which has expanded from malpractice coverage to anything and everything that needs to be insured. Yes, it puts on social events for physicians. Yes, it tries to attract a crowd of newly minted doctors who are unaware how little the Society will give them in return. With that stated the Society has not restrained a medical board whose primary goal is to improve its sanction numbers amongst the states. The foolish notion this entity will help doctors by overseeing legislative efforts concerning medical practice is absurd. The onerous rules on physicians’ backs have increased exponentially under this so-called watch dog. Having an attorney as CEO guarantees there will be little effort to help physicians when the Board turns its eyes on them. In discussions with a multitude of physicians over several years my point of view is widespread. Maryland has a medical society that is self-serving, unwilling and or unable to help physicians through the sanctioning process and does not have physicians’ welfare at the center of its existence. For these reasons and more the Maryland Medical Society only has a sub-segment of Maryland physicians as members displaying how smart my colleagues really are.
Mark Davis MD victimized by this Society once but never again.
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The Last Word before the Bombs Fall
Apocalyptic references to Armageddon are being heard throughout the vast wasteland we call the media. North Korea is the focus of a World desperately in need of a political savior to rescue it before the rain of fire and brimstone begins. Will it be the leader of China? I do not think so. Will Putin come to his senses and direct his efforts towards diffusing the powder keg ready to explode? At this point, no. With few exceptions that leaves Donald Trump to inject sensibility into the minds of North Korean leaders before America begins roasting marshmallows in their capital. I fear the worst, yet hope for the best that solutions will arise to discontinue hostilities between these two nations. History will be the final arbiter displaying who held the final Trump card
Medical Boards’ War against Physicians
Erratic behavior by state medical boards has come to light across a nation starving for health care. Physicians have become pawns in a game medical boards play to enhance their sanction numbers. Sick, twisted and disturbing medical practices have no place in the spectrum of health care. Yet the majority of physicians being sanctioned are for frivolous reasons. A review of medical board sanctions from several states displays the capriciousness of their interventions. Paper compliance is one scheme these administrative entities use to deprive physicians of medical licenses. Another is the use of the term standard of care. Embedded in Tort law this phrase has been abused beyond reason. Most repugnant is irrational regulatory structure legislated into law against physicians for the purpose of micromanaging a physician’s practice. Stepping outside the boundaries of one regulation ensnares a doctor into a system bent on destroying his career.
When the assault on a physician begins it is indelibly imprinted on the mind of the victim. Generally the inquisition is initiated with a subpoena or a notice of inquiry concerning a patient or patients. The cause of the action could be a complaint or randomly generated. In either case the physician is at the starting gate of a long process which will either be confrontative, intensely adversarial or a combination of both. Do not make the mistake of giving these errant boards anything more than requested. A smarter move would be to engage an attorney cognizant of Board procedure and regulation. This is very specialized area of the law not known to many attorneys. To go to war against an adversary with a big hammer one must have a hammer of his or her own. A board intent on sanctioning a physician, especially when the evidence goes in the opposite direction, will be successful unless the target is properly protected.
Medical Boards have exceeded their legislative mandates by perpetrating fraud on one entire segment of society, physicians. Prosecutorial misconduct is common against physicians who do not fall in line. In many cases the prosecution of individuals is so baseless it is openly apparently. The author will post a series of articles concerning his adventures in the nether world of deceit incurred against him by the Maryland Board of Physicians. The purpose of this writing and others to follow is to open a dialogue which will lead to physicians having proper guidance when confronting an outright assault on their careers.
Mark Davis MD
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The Terminal President
President Trump came to Washington with the best of intentions. The harsh reality he has confronted was not on the horizon when he set out to achieve the White House. Gridlock and obstruction have always been part of the liberal mantra. No one expected these impediments on the conservative end. Six months into Donald Trump’s historic term the left is falling all over itself attempting to finish Trump’s Presidency early. Utilizing Robert Mueller, as a special prosecutor to perform their dirty work, he is moving far outside the Russian probe for which he was engaged. In the event you cannot find ghost on your own hire a ghost hunter.
Media icons continue to push a theme that Trump’s legislative agenda is dead. Far from it. Mostly recently only three Republicans refrained from voting for a milder version of repeal and replace of Obamacare. Trump was able to corral the rest into his corner. Failure no, rejection no these three have a habit of voting in another direction. Nevertheless health care legislation has only been delayed.
Government operations now function more smoothly after Trump removed Obama era obstacles. Energy production is peaking after a cap placed on exploration was removed. Military has been liberated from White House control leaving it to pursue its primary purpose, protecting American interests and people. One by one onerous Executive Orders from the past eight years are being nullified. Medias’ silence on these issues displays their imbued hatred for Trump and their left leaning bent.
Trump will triumph because the course he sets is focused, consistent with constitutional principles and is against those who want to see the nation fall. No matter how many roadblocks he encounters failure will not follow him.
Mark Davis MD
When Liberals Fail
Clownish behavior by liberal mongers to implicate the President in collusion with the Russians is nothing less than a travesty in the making. More than a year has gone by since the first whispers of foreign involvement in the American election process surfaced. Falling all over each other to see who can catch a Russian ghost first the left are diverting attention from their treasonous behavior. From Debbie Wasserman Schultz engaging Pakistani operatives to manage DNC computers to Hillary’s wheeling and dealing for funds to enhance the Clinton Foundation from foreign entities. As the Democrats search for answers to unanswerable questions the liberal slime moves freely amongst us with impunity or so they think. Prosecution of individuals selling out America for a buck or two should be a top priority for the judicial system. So far it hasn’t been. Donald Trump is correct when he stated that his Attorney General has veered too far from Hillary-Gate. Suspending his role in the Russian probe was no less a surprise to the President. Time has come to replace the Sessions and put America’s house in order.
Mark Davis MD
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Liberal wolves are hungry for the political blood of those who stand in their way of regaining the White House. Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law, is the latest to be victimized by a cruel process that seems to have no end. Nothing good will come from the current Russian probes except to tarnish the reputations of good people. Those with any sensibility know where these investigations are headed. Time has come for the President to take a heavy hand against those who want to unseat him.
The answer to the health debacle created by Obama, Pelosi and their minions is: expand Medicaid, expand Medicare and provide a minimum level of guidance to the private sector to create useful health insurance plans. The rest will work itself out. A close read of Obamacare’s original legislation displays with certainty it was more about the redistribution of wealth than improving Americans’ health care. Mark Davis author of Obamacare Dead on Arrival, A Prescription for Disaster.
Overzealous Medical Boards
Medical Boards have gone beyond policing of physicians to unconscionable intrusion into medical practice. Complexity of administrative law governing physician licensing and subsequent maintenance of licensure requires a knowledge beyond the ken of most physicians. Medical Boards employ their own attorneys and or utilize those from the Attorney General’s Office in the state from which medical licenses are derived. Without knowing the intricacy of medical board regulatory function a physician has no chance of obtaining an impartial hearing. Fair and balanced should not be expected from adversarial government entities. Medical Boards across the country have garnered more power as physicians blindly kowtowed to each and every edict they generated. Medical Societies, with few exceptions, no longer protect the flock that pay their way. Social and economic impact from a negative Board maneuvers against a physician can be devastating. Therefore the proper push back is a moral imperative.
As a former practicing physician I have seen the lengths a state board will go to prove a lie against you is true. Standards of Care may not be as standard as those empowered by us want you to believe. Through the use of hired guns, also called medical vigilantes, medical boards can make a case where none exists. Administrative courts, where your supposed impartial hearing is to take place, are nothing more than biased forums to cement the outcome the Medical Board is seeking. In the event a hearing goes your way most Boards have the right to flip the positive court outcome against you. The latter statement is factually true as this author has experienced. Medical Boards have moved far afield from their original intent. These administrative entities are self-serving meaning sanctioning is their reason for existence. By sanctioning as many physicians as possible the public perception is they are doing a fine job. Boards have forgotten physicians have rights too. Yet these entities cherry pick regulations to effectuate the preconceived outcome they want. Do not go before a Board or a Court without “appropriate” counsel. The end result could be devastating to your career.
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From Entitlement to Intolerance to Expectation
Until recently I thought there was a specter of hope in the entitlement community where they would see the proverbial writing on the wall. Freebies may be coming to an end, as they know them. The welfare set has become too emboldened recently as though society owes them for past grievances. Collectively we owe them nothing. Through protest, violence, misrepresentation of facts and finally murder their words and deeds speak for themselves. In certain quarters the latter elements are actually forgiven and or given a pass.
College and universities have become the newest battleground to spew hatred from those who condemn work and scholarship. Diminished standards placed these radicals in institutions which formerly would have rejected them. Coincident with their intolerance to other subsets of civil society a truly emboldened crowd has manifest an unheard of anger towards those who keep us safe. Calling for the annihilation of police steps over any line that can be drawn. Time has come to resurrect policies that have a measured approach in silencing this hideous rhetoric. What should our approach be to these malevolent attitudes and actions? Mark Davis