From a Post on a Medical Forum.
It appears that you have not had many dealings with people in this industry.
Certainly when you hear people who deal in Public Relations and advocacy speak in a Public Forum, their language is generally polite and proper. However, in a one on one conversation the conversation is typically much more dramatic. Different people in this field have their own personal style. The bottom line is that they use whatever means they can to get the person with whom they are speaking to pay attention to their points.
Richard Willner is clearly the front runner in the area of Advocacy in the Peer Review Arena.
This is an area where the Peer Review Organizations enjoy an incredible shield of Immunity which insulates them from having grievances addressed in a legal arena.
These are human Beings making decisions on issues that often relate to personality, professional relationships, often secret, personal agendas, market shares, styles of practice, life styles, race, religion and many other things that should not be part of the peer review process.
Richard Willner has mastered the area of Extra Legal Methods to address the Peer Review Organizations. How do you Shine a Light on things that these Boards and Committees have done. They do not like the negative publicity that results when their mistakes and often corruption is made public.
Advocacy costs money. One should not expect it to be free. People who promote things deserve to be compensated. That is whether they are advocating as a Lobbyist, or preparing an advertising campaign for a product or your practice. Richard Willner acts as a personal advocate for individuals to bring their case to light, or possibly to restore a reputation that has been trashed.
There are not many people who do what Richard Willner does. Where would you begin to find someone with his skills or even to know that someone with his skills exists when you need them. Certainly the best place to tell people about yourself and your services is anywhere that you are explaining what has happen need to others.
I DISAGREE with your message.
You may not like the dramatic way that he speaks, but he has certainly gotten your attention....so he has been successful.
You may not like the fact that there is someone there advocating for
Posted on Jul 25, 2003, 2:32 AM
I could not agree more with the post by J. Matthews concerning
Dr. Willner. Dr. Willner must deal in the world of lawyers so you
may not like his personal style. Just as I am sure there are people
that do not care for your personal style when it is in a peer to peer
You may not care for his style but someday, God forbid, we may need his help. If that day ever happens, we will be glad he is still in business because he charged a fair market price to stay in business.
Posted on Jul 25, 2003, 8:04 AM
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