Thank you notes and Testimonials
We are posting some of the comments from physicians that Dr Willner has helped over the past 15 years.
Dear Dr. Willner,
Thank you for
listening to me and trying to help me. You are a very good
person, honest, sincere, trust worthy, over all a person who
really cares and says and does what is
practical/real/helping with open heart...no amount of money
can do that....I am so much grateful I met you and you are
Thank you DOC....
You are one of a kind...
Thank you for enrolling me in the CPRJ's physician education
center. The volume of information contained in the program
was impressive. It was very educational and enlightening to
review the sixty landmark legal cases that involved and went
against "disruptive" physicians. I was floored by the case
summary suspensions and the catastrophic consequences they
cause. Most fascinating was how there seemed to be an
automatic presumption of psychiatric of substance abuse
problems in the physicians accused.
As physicians we deal with out peers as our " colleagues"
and assume they will understand our behavior. I now realize,
with the help your program and ability to effectively
communicate this information, that physicians must review
the peer review process as a legal one and not "grand
rounds". It is so important that physicians understand the
meaning of the work" disruptive" and how nurses and other
hospital staff apply it to our behavior with almost complete
Your program is complete and thorough in every way and I am
sure it is in no small part due to your passion for your
job. You are able to motivating and demanding or your
physicians, but in a funny and dynamic way. Most
importantly, I am certain that this program can improve
performance and patient care.
As CEO of the CPRJ you show a unique passion and attention
to physicians needs which makes a winning combination.
Again, thank you so much for the hard work you have done for
me and all of CPRJ's clients.
- Dear Dr. Wilner,
Thanks for your help again. You truly are
a physician advocate
for life. You
successfully help me
reverse a Hospital
in the past. I
successfully got a
physician job and
in another Hospital.
I was being a doctor
caring for my
patients and being
an advocate for
them. The Health
insurance wanted to
have meeting with
me. I got nervous
and "out of the
blue" one week
before the meeting,
you called me to ask
how I was doing and
do I like my job. I
told you about my
meeting coming up
with the insurance
company and you gave
me tips to help me
with meeting. When I
had the meeting with
company, I " hit the
ball out of the
park" in defending
insurance wanted me
to save money them
money, rather than
be an advocate for
my patients, I told
them my commitment
to saving them money
and I am "safe" for
now thanks to your
advice. God Bless
Dr J C
accomplishments on defending your clients is more than
remarkable. It's miraculous. But I know DAMN well it is the
result of hard work, gritty intelligence on your part and a
creativity that defies your toughest adversaries. Rich, they
didn't know what they were up against...YOU.
proud of you I could shake you by your shoulders and give you a hug."
On Friday, September 19, 2014 8:39 PM,
I am shocked at all your accomplishments. You helped so many people
because you care about people. You are a genius, caring and
compassionate person who helps others.
widow of a physician driven to suicide told me of your Center. I am
thrilled, as I am now unemployed and unemployable as a result of
character assassination and State Board malice.
I will call you Monday for more information and to join, but wanted to
send this after reading your web site, to let you know that you are a
beacon in the wilderness, a light of reassurance and a comfort simply by
I cannot tell you how eager I am to get involved, to join you, and to
plead for your help.
Willner, the director of the Center for Peer Review Justice,
has been an ardent, strong supporter of me during the
attempts of my ex-business partner and my wife's ex-husband
to destroy my professional career. These two professionals
(?) filed complaint, after complaint in an attempt to get my
license suspended and revoked between 2004 and 2008. Despite
obstacle after obstacle in my battle to save my professional
career, we prevailed with the Kansas State Board of Healing
Arts. That is not to say, I didn't get reprimanded. It must
continue medical record-based supervision until 2012; faced
public censure; and fines. The "win" for us was that I am
able to continue to treat hundreds of patients who rely on
me for their professional treatment. My patients have been
loyal and dedicated to me. I remain loyal and dedicated to
them. I owe my professional career to my patients and Dr.
Richard Willner. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Dr D G
September 5, 2013 10:59 PM
Subject: What it's Like to Work with Richard Willner
One word INTENSE! He never gives up and never gives in!! If he tells you to do something that you think is
even crazy, just do it. He is much more experienced about
what he does then you will ever be.
Winning isn't everything with Richard, it the ONLY thing!
You will know this within the first five minutes you talk to
him. He is tough, blunt and relentless and all those are
compliments. I cannot predict the future outcome but do know
that everything will be left out on the field of battle. All
efforts will be expended.
That"s what it means to work with Richard Willner.
Kudos for the work you do, Dr Willner" Donna Rovito, Editor,
Dr. Richard Willner is an expert
in government program compliance
and reversing sham peer review.
His track record is outstanding
in both categories. Dr. Willner
is dedicated to his work in
righting the wrongs of absolute
power. He is an exemplary
consultant, worthy adversary and
man of many talents."
Craig Wax, DO 12/6/12
thank you again for your help in successfully derailing a
sham peer review at the Hospital. I request your help
currently in my future participation with the hospital.
Over the past 5 years, I hardly ever admit patients to the
Hospital nor do I perform elective surgery at their
facilities. However, I have been MANDATED to perform on-call
at the hospital 1 out of every 6 nights. 3 months ago a
brand new specialist came to to the city and was hired by
another Hospital and given full privileges at my Hospital
but has never been on the call schedule. What I am looking
for from your standpoint is options that I can pursue
whereby I would be dismissed from on-call obligations with
the condition that I can admit and treat my PRIVATE patients
under emergency circumstances without harassment. I have
submitted my renewal of privileges with WRITTEN omission of
facial trauma, elective tracheostomy, transfer of patients
from the operating room to the ICU (the subject of my sham
peer review), conscious sedation, pediatric airway, and
pediatric emergencies on unassigned patients. I also made it
clear in writing that I do not participate in Medicaid. I
have not heard any response----they may make it easy by
denial of renewal. If they harass me over it, yet they allow
a brand new specialist physician to skate out of call
unopposed, I may need you and your attorney to help me push
November 1, 2012 12:11 pm
Note: Names of Hospitals and specialties were deleted for
From: Pastor Alvin
Dear Dr. Willner,
I along with the members of the First Emmanuel Baptist
Church located at 1301 Solon Street, Gretna, Louisiana would
like to take this opportunity to thank you for your personal
concern for patients starting up the Diabetic Black American
Outreach Program. The valuable information you provided
regarding Diabetes and the Black community did indeed help
answer many questions that the members had. In many
instances for those in attendance ths questions answered and
information you provided were the first step in recognizing
and dealing with the serious problem of Diabetes. This
outreach program already has proven to be very successful.
In the short period of time it has reached Black at the
following churches: Secondary Highway Baptist Church,
Regular Baptist Church, St. Stephens Baptist Church.
So again, I would like to thank you for doing something that
has never been done before. You have stretched out your
hands to a community, and race or people that had little
knowledge of a very serious problem affecting them. The
implementation of the Diabetic Black American Outreach
Program will help many of those that would not otherwise
seek help or answers to many of their questions or concerns.
Rev. Alvin J. Jackson
I have seen you go
to the mat for people who deserve it and win, Richard. Glad
to be a part of what you do"
Dean ( Network Administrator and our digital consultant).
You are an
extraordinary man, Richard. I am proud to call you friend.
To Whom It May Concern:
It is with great pleasure and a sense of gratitude that I
recommend Richard Willner and his Center for Peer Review
Justice to you.
I was fortunate to have come to know Mr. Willner shortly
after I became involved in seemingly insurmountable
difficulties regarding my medical
practice. I can truly say that Richard was a real life saver
At a time when my world seemed to be crashing down on my
head, Richard Willner was sent like an angel to help me in
my fight for justice.
It was very lucky for me that Mr. Willner and his Center for
Peer Review Justice were involved in the areas of Peer
Review, Licensing and Data Banking and has carved
out a niche in which he utilizes "extra legal" and "extra
judicial" defenses to come to the aid of doctors who are
paralyzed by a legal morass in which the other side seems to
have all the protection and there is not the legal
protections that we expect in America. The fact is that
Boards and Peer Review Panels do not work under the premise
that you are innocent unless proven guilty. They see their
role as one to protect the public even if it means that the
professional is wrongly convicted or restricted. Sometimes
they have other less noble motives.
In a field where the success rate is very low because the
other side has immunity, he seems to win for his
He gives lectures to healthcare lawyers and is well
respected by his peers. Each case is different. There are
different situations and different players, so he develops
solutions which change with the playing field. Don't expect
a cookie cutter job. He won't tell you what he is going to
do. He gets to the bottom of things and gets results one
step at a time.
Over the last two years, I have seen his clients/doctors
have satisfactory results time and time again. Often the
wins are very quiet. Sometimes, I have seen where he has
toppled a corrupt Board and its lawyer or mounted a
legislative battle to result in a win. Richard knows how to
utilize the media to your best use. Most wins are much lower
key. He has been a trial consultant and keeps up with cases
all over the country.
He is intensely focused with your winning and staying in
practice, whether it is making some behind the scene calls
or working to get data bank information changed to better
reflect a situation. Sometimes he is just there to support
you emotionally so you have the strength to win the game.
Richard Willner started the field of "extra-legal/
extra-judicial" defense with his Center for Peer Review
Justice. He affordably provides things that lawyers are
unable to do. Certainly, you need to have expert Legal
Advice as well. Mr. Willner balances your defense with an
offense which the system is not expecting.
I might liken using a legal defense to playing piano with
only the white keys. Mr Willner's extra-legal defense,
rounds out your program with the black keys....The sharps
and the flats that are needed to get you through a perilous
I would heartily recommend Mr Willner to most people wanting
a full defense.
Name Withheld, Texas
I've written this recommendation of your work to share with
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Details of the Recommendation: "Dr. Willner is an
experienced advocate. He represents physicians and other
licensed health care providers around the country who have
been accused of wrongdoing and are facing the loss of their
hospital privileges and / or their license to practice
medicine. Notably, Dr. Willner has been able to succeed in
cases where legal representation may have failed. While
there are some cases where even Dr. Willner may not
ultimately prevail, his clients are assured of a hard-fought
battle on their behalf. As an attorney, I heartily welcome
Dr. Willner's expertise and assistance in peer review
Service Category: Doctor
Year first hired: 2006 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value
( Robert Liles, Esq is a managing partner in a large
health care law firm in Washington DC as well as in Houston,
Dallas, San Antonio and in the Valley.
He was formally with the Department of Justice and was the
first Chief of the Health Care Fraud Department. )
To: Richard W. <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:22 PM
Subject: Bless you!!!
So Richard; how do I express my "dripping" praise for you?
Well, I am now wearing 3 winter jackets so I can perspire to
the point of dripping gallons of sweat as a symbolic
gesture. You are very generous and I appreciate from the
heart what you are doing.
Will be in touch.
Enjoy your game as well. The Jets need to run the table I
think at this point to get the last Wild Card spot.
November 15, 2011 12:48 PM
Just under a year ago, I was in danger of losing my career.
I was thrown into an experience which was horrifying,
stressful, expensive, and downright degrading. I was being
attacked. When I first spoke with you, I was afraid you
would think I was a horrible person (as those shammers would
have one believe.)
You listened and saw the truth and helped me; you stuck with
me and we ended up victorious. I wanted to thank you for all
your help. that sounds so trite in comparison to all you did
for me. You truly are a saint. You even took the time to
speak with me late at night when I would call terrified
about keeping my career. You are intelligent, committed,
energetic, and innovative; and you have many good friends in
many places. You are dedicated to your work and to doing the
right thing whatever it takes. I commend you.
You are probably responsible for many lives being saved that
you don't even know of. Why? Because you save the practices
of those physicians who are the good ones, who get wrongly
accused by the bad ones. You really should be sainted or
knighted or something like that. Words do not do justice to
express my heartfelt appreciation to you!
Sent: Monday, November 7, 2011 2:52 PM
I just want to express my heart felt gratitude towards you.
I truly believe God put you in my life as a guardian angel.
When I first contacted you, I felt relieved just to have
someone to talk to who believed in me and offered me
guidance throughout this whole process. I had no idea what a
huge role you would play in helping me get my license.
Throughout the months, I have not always known exactly what
your plans would be or what you were doing behind the
scenes, but now in looking back, it all makes sense. I know
I say this a lot, but I definitely feel as though you were
made for doing what you do. You have the knowledge and
experience to correct the wrongs of the medical field, but
above all, you have the heart. You have a heart of gold and
truly care about people, and that is why you are so
The past few weeks leading up to the medical board hearing
were so stressful and I could not have gotten through it
without you. I can never express enough to you my gratitude
for you driving all the way down here to be at my side
during the hearing. Without you, I would not have a license
or a career in medicine. You have made a friend for life.
Please let me know if there is anything I can ever do for
To: Richard Willner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, May 2, 2011 6:03 PM
Subject: Dear Richard,
Thank you for all your hard work. I know you have your heart
and soul in what you do. It is clear to me you give
everything a great deal of thought and you are always
working on your cases, day and night. I know what you do
doesn't happen without a tremendous amount of caring as well
as a keen intelligence. I have been so grateful you have
been there for me so many time. It is very overwhelming
going through all the changes andto work through all the
uncertainty it brings to one's life. I am confident if there
is anyone who can help me it is you. My very best to you for
your dedication and unyielding desire to help those of us
who find ourselves in what feels like an insurmountably
array of difficulties that come with a scam peer review. KS
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Subject: Happy Holidays!!
Dear Rich, Our spirits were raised today when we read
the APOLOGY letter from our old hospital. It has been
expensive, stressful, and educational for myself and my
family to survive the ordeals begun a year ago. Thanks
for your ongoing support and for always being there for us.
Talking to you first prevented me from doing or saying the
wrong thing....our surgeons' angel!! Thanks for everything!!
T.H, DO, FACOOG
Center for Peer
I had never known the real depths of
despair. As an individual who has
desired to be a physician from a
very young age, witnessing
first-hand the near destruction of
my career was tantamount to being
annihilated as a person. Your
perseverance to rectify my situation
and to seek-out the hidden method to
unravel and thus resolve the dilemma
of my career is nothing but
phenomenal. The drive with which
you approached the case and your
unyielding desire to see this
“wrong” put to “right” is
remarkable. Few individuals have
the motivation to help anyone in a
situation such as this, yet you
assisted me although I was
previously unknown to you. Quickly,
you established a method to salvage
my career. You did that for me as
well as many others. I can not
thank you enough for the work that
you have accomplished.
If I could
reward you the Nobel Prize for
humanitarianism… I would do so.
There are many unsung heroes in this
world. You are definitely one of
them. A civil rights activist of
sorts…. Leading the fight for those
unjustly accused who have committed
no crime except that of desiring
quality. Unfortunately, the medical
community has named the outspoken
disruptive. Ironic, I think, in a
land where speech is to be free. Is
it really free if it costs one
his/her career? I think not.
I applaud your
efforts and those of your hidden
“band of brothers” who guide you
along the way.
continue to persevere for those of
our medical family who are unjustly
your grass-roots efforts to inform
the uninformed of the misnomer
assigned to the phrase peer review.
2007 6:07:10 AM
Orlando Medical News
I have to say, when I read this,
I felt a deep sense of pride &
privilege. I wish my Mom had
been alive to know what you¢re
doing. She was like that; she'd
stand up, and defend others,
the weak, and those who've been
given a raw deal. You ended up
helping many, many others with
their careers. This is not only
cool, it¢s great. I¢m really
impressed at the position you've
established here. You¢re a
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Richard all of you will be recognized for your good deeds.
Since experiencing the process first hand the world seems a
much more complex place than just a few months ago. I look
around and every one is gunning for doctors. What is the
point of all this schooling, training, experience and talent
if groups want you obliterated on whim? Is this the price
of physician existence constant? vigilance, preparation, and
engagement? As an aside I remember Clarence Thomas during
his nomination hearings refer to a "lynching" Justice
Thomas has no clue what a real lynching is.
Modern organized medicine is a joke. Physicians need to
take some of that money they are throwing away and donate it
to a group that can help them where the rubber meets the
The "REAL" organized medicine is the CPRJ and its think
Peace, S.M., MD
Sept 17, 2007
My husband did not utilize Rich. He decided to continue it
on his own. Rich will work very hard for you. I am
familiar with the cases he has won and it's incredible
actually. Rich is relentless & an amazing individual.
Thank you and good luck. I wish you the best. I was not
prepared for the battle. It was relentless and shocking &
so very unfair. My husband was my soul mate & best friend.
He was a beautiful human being: Generous, kind, nurses
referred to him as a gift to their hospital. It's important
that you do not try to carry this all on your own. I trust
that you have a tremendous support system.
Candace (widow of obstetrician who committed suicide)
- April 19, 2007 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Sham Peer Review survival
Rich, thank you for keeping me abreast and updated.
You are an Angel of Light for the professionals. A strength
during their storm, a light of hope and one who is able to
produce results in favor of the Professional.
(widow of obstetrician who committed
Tuesday, April 17, 2007 4:25 AM
It has been a pleasure working with you. By taking your
advice, even when it seemed to go against what some attorney
and medical practice advisors told me, I am saved. Unless
you have experienced a shamming, you won't know how
isolating and anxiety producing life in the hospital
trenches can be. Your experience and knowledge were my light
and beacon. You can't cover true light with darkness.
All of the "experts" that I have had to use in my situation
did their jobs, you actually helped me stay on the correct
course. I now have many "experts" interested in your opinion
and we have been working with your advice in mind.
My husband was happy that I could call you late at night,
over weekends, multiple times when we needed to do some
problem solving. I was actually able to have some wonderful
family moments during this very rough patch, because the
Center helped me to "decompress".
Some of my colleagues, who knew I was being shammed, were
impressed by how happy and calm I was during my peer review
process. It wasn't Prozac; it was Rich. I was able to stay
positive and focused on saving my career because you helped
me maintain my confidence in myself.
My life took a different course than expected. I am on the
verge of some wonderful opportunities. It was because you
kept me strong with my head held high, that I was able to
see that there were other places to use my skills. You have
many connections to very useful and talented people. It was
wonderful to belong to this medical, professional
I owe you everything. I will gladly help others if I can.
Please let me know what I can do. Sham peer review is a
career - ender. Sham peer review should be stopped. It can
happen to anyone.
- Sunday, February 25, 2007 5:59 AM
Seems to me Rich, you look like my guardian angel. I can
just barely make out the halo.
OB GYN Michigan
- Dec 15, 2006
It is really quite amazing to me the degree of perseverance
you have for working on these sham peer review cases. As we
all know, some of these cases take a great deal of time to
resolve, yet you continue to look for windows of opportunity
until there is a resolution. The resolution we all seek is
to get back to work in our field of training, and nobody has
a success record that can compare to yours.
I want to thank you for your consideration and continuing
efforts, and always being available whenever I have a
question or a problem. I can't think of anyone else, in any
business, who is literally available all hours of all the
days of the week! I cannot imagine trying to negotiate this
course without your assistance.
R. L., M.D.
- Saturday, November 04, 2006
Thanks for the encouragement Rich. I really do appreciate your
insight and perspectives relative to my situation. These have
been quite helpful. Have a great weekend even though I know
that you work continuously.
Oct 28, 2005
I will do anything you
suggest. I am very impressed with what you have done and the people
you have surrounded yourself with. you have surrounded yourself with
reputable people and thank you for letting me even be part of this.
- September 2005
Thanks for being a light in the darkness. Losing my license because
bad people did things in my office has been the pits. You have been
a great encouragement to me; and helped me to reach out and do the
right thing and the positive "makes a difference thing". You have
given me worthwhile and supportive advice and helped me to get
through these bad days. It has helped me to understand the people
and power plays behind the injustice.
You have helped me get to a positive outcome. I think you have a
great grasp of the games being played .I just would like you to know
that I count you among my friends. Sometimes you have to do what
creates the best outcome, not what ever comes first to mind. I was
really too mad and down to think straight.
I would recommend your consulting for anyone that gets shot down by
a very flawed system. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Sunday, September 04, 2005
I want to thank you for your support throughout my dealings with
peer review fraud since 2001. You have truly helped my family and I
survive this crime.
Your knowledge and expertise have proven to be invaluable in matters
of peer review fraud. I would strongly recommend that anyone who
thinks they may be involved in a medical staff conflict contact you
immediately. To ignore this recommendation is foolhardy, and could
mean the end of a career. Those of us who have been through these
events know. You are truly an expert, if not the only expert, in
A physician may be represented by one of the best attorneys money
can buy, but I guarantee they are still handicapped if they don't
have your support. No affiliation with any physician group (AMA, TMA,
etc.) is going to significantly help, either. Of all the money I
have spent on defending myself, I have only seen returns on the
investment in time and money I have made with you and your
In fact, I fear there is nobody who could continue the services that
you and your organization provide should anything happen to you. So,
you and your family are welcome to stay at my home anytime a
hurricane threatens Louisiana again.
I never knew such acts as peer review fraud were possible in the
U.S. Fortunately, you have been helping victims of peer review fraud
successfully fight this (type of crime) for years! Your organization
is more valuable, both to the physician and the public, than the
Chief, Dept. of Surgery-
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
All of us who are reasonable and concerned about peer review
know of Rich's abilities and dedication. He has a vast amount of
experience in this area as well as connections and a sound fund of
knowledge. We need him and physicians who have been shammed need
- "I think we need to have Rich Willner involved in the US Congressional hearings. He would bring a
wealth of experience in the trenches and has a database of numerous
cases. He also could give a more broad perspective than most of our
Bill (Chairman) 3-31-05
- Lawrence Huntoon, MD, PhD, Neurologist, Editor of the AAPS
Comment about Dr Willner August 2004
You are unique.
Lawyers are not unique.
When people encounter something
or someone unique, they tend to shy
away from him or it, not knowing what
to make of it. Such is the curse of
greatness and uniqueness.
Many people initially thought Einstein was a hopeless
He was different.
Ugly attitudes is like flak.
You know you
are flying over the target when you start
to see flak all around you.
the one in the plane with the bombs.
No you wouldn't do anything else.
I know you better than that.
You really like what you do, and you do
Whether idiots recognize that or not
Remember, they are the idiots.
And, I appreciate your methods.
When you are outnumbered and outgunned, and there is nothing fair about
the playing field, the only option is "under the radar," stealth,
letter by J.
Matthews , MD
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
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.
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
You may not like the fact that there is someone
there advocating for people who have gotten shafted...but he has been
successful because you know he is there.
is a Master of the Extra Legal Approach to Defense against Administrative
Injustice. You should be thankful that there is someone that is there to
help you when you need him
- Comments sent by California General
and Neurosurgeon - 7/22/04
"My thanks to Dr. Willner for taking so
much time to speak with me. I plan to inform my attorney that I would like
to obtain advice from your organization in order to put a stop to S.M.
Hospital from their repetitive career assassinations. They have their own
HMO, and if you do not "belong" to the chosen group then you are a target.
I've been threatened directly by the administrator to join their group or
he'll "drive me out of town." They also have one particular physician who
has sold his soul to S.M. Hospital and readily criticizes any and
all individuals whom he just does not like. The S.M. Hospital also has a
surgeon who is one of their HMO docs who is used to ruin the "outside"
surgeons....Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have enjoyed a
stellar career in surgery and have an impeccable reputation in community.
BUT, the hospital and their paid whores have tarnished it."
- The Center for Peer Review Justice
quoted as a source by the
"I admire your diligence and commitment to this very
important area. While you may not receive the thanks you obviously
deserve, I am certain that there is many a health professional who
has benefited from your dedication.
One day, all of us that are committed to this very important issue
where medicine and law converge will celebrate HCQIA's being
amended to mandate constitutional due process and move the burden
of persuasion from the physicians to the Hospitals. We are only
one Supreme Court case away.
Keep up the good work.
South Carolina Lawyer
(name available upon request)
Remember, great is your reward in heaven"
Whom it May Concern:
I am writing this to commend Richard Willner, president of the Center for
Peer Review Justice, Inc. In a very short period of time, he developed a plan and
approach that saved my professional career. If I had taken the approach
that I had in mind, I would have undeservedly though undoubtedly lost my
hospital privileges. Due to what I experienced of Richard Willner’s
passion, dedication, creativity, and keen intelligence - I recommend him to
all physicians in all the varieties and all stages of trouble that we can
find ourselves in. If Harriet Tubman can be called the Moses of African
Slaves, I think it is appropriate to call Richard Willner the Moses of
Sincerely, Annie Bukacek MD
June 6, 2004 - " Richard is my
hero." R.A, MD, JD
Author: Lydia H Grotti, MD, FCCP
Subject: Richard Willner and the Center for Peer Review Justice
Thank God for Richard Willner!
When I was at my lowest point in my
ongoing battle for the right to work in the field of my dreams,
that for which I trained for 6 years and in which I am board
certified, a voice came to me over the phone, telling me that I
am not alone in this farce that is called "disciplinary action
by the Board" or "peer review". He got me in touch with others
whom I could support and who could support me.
I was given renewed hope and will stand
tall for what is right and speak out for what is wrong. I will
remain a proponent of the patient's (and their surrogates')
right to make their own decision about their End of Life Care
and of the physician's duty to abide by that decision. I will
also remain a proponent of a patient's right to a dignified and
comfortable death, without fear, anxiety and/or pain. That is
the law and I followed the law, despite accusations to the
With the support of the Center, Richard
Willner and my lawyers, I am confident that justice (or some
semblance thereof) will prevail. If my accusers win, Critical
Care, End of Life Care (including Hospice Care) will be set back
decades and patients will once again SUFFER death.
Post to Forum -
"The director of
the Sham Peer Review Organization, actually a podiatrist, has demonstrated
absolutely enormous accomplishments that are now changing the very face of
MD, DO, DDS and DPM peer review!"
Before Rich got involved there was a media blackout on sham
peer review. HIPPA is not much different.
Now people are beginning to realize that institutional peer
review is another name for corporate pseudoscience and mis-accounting
practices. The future holds great promise for the Center and
its sincere and indefatigable founder, Rich Willner. I am
glad to be his friend. I can count on one hand how many
people i have met in life that have the same level of
commitment to a just and noble cause.
|Dr Willner has been a
helping hand to fellow physicians for 15 years
|Rich has saved physicians from literally
pulling out their hair (or worse)