As physician misbehavior investigators, we applaud the California State Medical Board’s recent, decisive action in the Doctor Michael Kamrava case, in Los Angeles.*
We appreciated your attention to Lawrence Saks, MD who felt the need to rob his patients blind. We thank you for smacking Chris Thompson, MD also. You know, the doctor who thought he had a God-given right to run over bicyclists?
It was good of you to pull the licenses of Carl Bergstrom for raping that poor woman; Jose Bolanos for sexual assault on a patient; Tony Shiu for drugging, raping & filming his nude patients; Esmail Nadjmabadi, for assaulting his patients; Jeb Adams for getting weird; Peter Chi for sexually abusing three dozen patients; Vu le for drug-running; William Hampton for his “sweaty palm” scam; Robert Blakewood for drugging & raping a child; Zachary Cosgrove, for threatening to kill a patient; Hany Youssef Asad for drug-running; Orusu Firempong for drug-running; Daniel Healy for drug-running – phew! – as well as –
- Dr. Chris Hageseth for Manslaughter
- Dr. Michael Posey for Murder
- Dr. Ronald Allen for Murder
- Dr. George Korol for Attempted Murder
- Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald for Triple Murder
- Dr. Kevin P Anderson for Murder
- Dr. Sam Dubria for Murder
- Dr. Milos Klvana for Murder
- Dr. Harriston Bass for Murder
- Dr. Richard Boggs for Murder
Now, please promise the citizenry that you will never, ever re-license a physician who served prison time for killing his patient, such as the one who chopped up a woman’s body and shoving her parts down the sewer. You remember the one. Harvey Lothringer? You said it was okay because now he was working in prisons.
Give us your word that you will never again ignore the pleas of 100 sexually abused OB/Gyn patients for decades, when a monster like Ivan Namihas uses his lab coat to lure innocent victims into his “little house of horrors.”
You might even vow to become just a tad more proactive, when you are assuredly aware that hospitals and clinics are failing to report even one of their unethical, incompetent and/or criminal physician miscreants.
Just do a few of these things. Tidy up our house, you know? Take out the garbage now and then.
And then, those of us who follow your more bizarre patterns in judgment will agree, that you are making sincere strides in accomplishing your mission statement, which mentions “public safety.”
Just for fun – if it eases your discomfort – call it California’s contribution to ‘health care reform.’
You can do it. We just know you can.
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