Physician Victims of Sham Peer Review
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Dr. Brian Gale
- podiatrist in North Dakota. It's bad news when your
competition "owns" the State Board of your specialty. A Peer Review
Justice client that has his license back and is catching up on his bills!
I have the scars of a sham peer review!
- Oct 17, 2006 - Jay Schindler, MD, a neurosurgeon, won a major
victory today when the Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment under HCQIA
was DENIED (as to the relevant parties) today in his federal lawsuit in
Jay is a really credible, honest and driven physician. Patient care is his
passion in life and he was frankly a victim of his own success, being
shammed only because he was more efficient and productive than his
competitors. His ouster was based essentially on a single complicated case.
He and his wife Jean have fought courageously against the powerful
defendants in his case and today it paid off.
- Dr. Steven Dilsaver - Outstanding psychiatrist wishes to return to his home state of California to
practice medicine and is placed on severe probation in spite of begin licensed
in several other states and being a widely recognized researcher and author of
many journal articles in the field of psychiatry. No malpractice cases, no
criminal charges; just the stigma of admitting to a prior treatment for a
mental illness over 5 years ago.
Dr. Philip J Leonard
- NEVER place a bottle of lidocaine or keep a cell phone
in your pants pocket.
Dr. Pat Herrera - An Alabama
physician receives an inquiry on his prescriptions for pain killers from an
insurance company, at the same time that two teenagers (who had no
relationship to Dr Herrera) die of an overdose. A media feeding frenzy
results. The state board shows it's muscle by revoking Herrera's license.
judge has demanded reinstatement...but the board has not given up. Currently
he has his license but can't write prescriptions! 2012 update.. he is back in
- Dr. Lorraine Martinez - a temporary hospital
suspension escalates out of control for a New Mexico
MD- 8/22/2003 Temporary Win!
(Follow Link for story)
her case the fight continues
- Laura Crafton, MD - Dr Crafton was
Shammed Peer Reviewed when she had a contract dispute with the Hospital. Laura
was particularly well loved as she ministered to the spiritual needs of her
patients as well. Dr Crafton has never been sued for malpractice in her
entire long career!! Dr Crafton's name is included in the National
Practitioner Data Bank and can no longer practice Medicine. Think
Laura is a "Bad Doc"?
Please read on...
Robert Weitzel, MD,
Psychiatrist - Utah pain physician charged with
When he asked, Dr. Weitzel was told he was being investigated
because he was "a psychiatrist prescribing opiates".
Dr James Thompson -
Annelle Blanchard, MD, Peer Reviewed To Death !!
Dr Ron Virmani - a
OB-GYN claims he faced racial discrimination in the peer review process and
can't have access to 20 years of peer review records to prove his case.
Clive Sinoff M.D
- an oncologist in Cleveland, Ohio. Even now, Dr. Sinoff is wading through the mine field of
- Roland Chalifoux,MD, - Dallas Texas, Neurosurgeon
Featured in Due Process or Personal Assassination
- more info in the Members only section
Robert J. Sinaiko, M.D
- under investigation and prosecution by the California Medical Board, primarily because they challenge
his right to engage in decisions about care grounded in clinical experience, academic research and framed by a thorough informed consent
procedure. At the heart of their complaint was his use of the allergy treatment approach now widely preferred in England, Enzyme
Potentiated Desensitization (EPD). While safer, more effective, more efficient and ultimately more economical, the Medical Board
challenged my right as an allergist to have access to this treatment.
Dr David Odom - Fairbanks, Alaska anesthesiologist-
won in the courts in April but the hospital continues to fight back...( complaints began when he started to form a free-standing outpatient surgical
Dr Lawrence Bailey
Dr Nancy Lynn Rogers -
Louisiana neurosurgeon feels like she's caught in a Dukes of Hazard episode-
unfortunately it's real!
Dr. Carl Bernofsky -
Tulane's discrimination, defamation, and retaliation Against
Jewish Professor of Medicine Asserted in wrongful termination and
Dr. Sundar Nilavar -
crime was being very vocal advocate of quality issues in patient care and refuse
to dance to the tune of Admn. I told them orally & in writing that I will try to
do the best I can to my patients (as if they are my family) without regard to
interest of Hosp Admn or HMOs or any other bottom line oriented pencil pushers!
Dr. Martin Goldman
-Jackson County Circuit Judge John Moran found that the hospital denied due
process to Dr. Martin Goldman, the head of Truman's radiology department, when
it sought to remove him in December 1997.
Bahram Zamanian, M.D
cardiologist in New Orleans, LA. Note the discussion of bad faith peer review and the
law in the legal opinion from the circuit court of appeals.
John Minarcik, MD
- a Florida pathologist who was jumped on by a large hospital chain. Even though the courts
backed him, the hospital just won't quit!
David A. Shaller, M.D.
contested his dismissal from the
Veterans Administration after he protested substandard care of patients on
ventilators by persons untrained in same.
Dr. Stephen W. Smith, US Army
- Stephen Smith took on the entire Army. And even
though he "won" they continue to take potshots. For detailed info visit
Tai-Min Chen MD -
Suspension; Fort Wayne, IN
April 27, 2000
P.V. Patel, MD - Midland, Texas
Dr Conner (California)
-Conner was denied reappointment to Salina following a peer review panel
recommended against the reappointment. The district court said it was private
and there were no federal grounds
- Pankaj Desai, MD - New York plastic surgeon decided to expand his practice; competition went
into attack mode
More Tales of bad faith or
"sham" peer review
- growing list...EPIDEMIC
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