Physician Suicide

Physician Suicide.

Physician Suicide 101:  Secrets, lies and solutions by Dr. Pamela Wible, M.D., is now featured on KevinMD.com.  Please read and comment!   We need to use this as a stepping stone to start discussing the Elephant in the room; state Physician Health Programs (PHPs) organized under the Federation of State Physician Health Programs.  These programs once served the dual purpose of helping sick doctors and protecting the public from harm.

Taken over by the “impaired physician” movement the current manifestation is one of absolute power and unrestrained managerial authority with no meaningful oversight, regulation or accountability.  It is a culture of institutional injustice that is preventing doctors from seeking help for fear of being ensnared and monitored by them.  Those being monitored by them are subject to bullying, abuse and forced 12-step indoctrination under threat of loss of licensure.  Many of these doctors do not even have an addiction or substance use disorder.   Situational factors, a “one-off” or even a false accusation can result in monitoring by these programs that encourage confidential referral for things such as being behind on medical charts.  Sham peer-review is rampant.32-640x472

Moreover, the authority bestowed on this group is both illegitimate and irrational. The mechanics and mentality of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs conforms to that of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Although there are some Addiction Psychiatrists involved, the vast majority are  “specialists” in “Addiction Medicine.

The ASAM is not even recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a bona fide specialty. It is a Self-Designated-Medical-Specialty; an AMA term used to keep track of what any group of doctors is calling themselves.

Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 11.04.53 AM

Dr. Gregory H. Miday (1982-2012) A Doctor who would have made this world a better place.

In fact, American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABMS) “board certification” is little more than a diploma mill.

Yet these “specialists” are now in charge of ALL things related to PHYSICIAN HEALTH.

Many of the physicians running these programs had their licenses revoked and got them back by claiming salvation through the good graces of Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step methodology. Many have felony convictions. Some have double felonies.

At best we have unqualified zealots. But one major problem I have heard over and over again from physicians forced into these programs is an absolute lack of justice, empathy and even civility by those in charge.

A note from Dr. Karen Miday whose son Greg died by suicide after having a Corona in Peurto Rico while on vacation:

Dr. Gregory H. Miday ( 1982-2012) My physician son died of suicide 2 years ago while being monitored by the Missouri PHP. When he called to notify them of his relapse (while vacationing in Puerto Rico) and his intent to admit himself to a local public treatment center (decision made in consultation with his psychiatrist during an office visit that morning) the PHP said they did not approve of the plan. They told him to come speak with them instead. He chose otherwise. His phone calls to the PHP were the last ones he ever made. Clearly, he did not see them as benevolent. I sincerely doubt that he is their only casualty. Yet, where are the statistics? How many others have died under their watch. Strangely, the clinical director ( an RN, and likely recovering addict) told my husband that no internal review of my son’s case was planned. Such reviews after a suicide are mandatory at every public mental health facility I have practiced at. Our best and our brightest are being subjected to substandard care without any oversight or accountability. I can’t bring my son back. I do hope, however, that others will join me in an effort to pull the curtain back on these programs and perhaps save other lives. Karen Miday, MD, Cincinnati, OH

Misconduct, fraud, and even crimes are being reported.

Perhaps the 12-step salvation is just a ruse for some of them; a convenient cloak under which to hide all manner of abuse with impunity and immunity.

These individuals have been granted unrestrained managerial prerogative and absolute power over doctors. They decide not only who to monitor but how that monitoring proceeds in every last detail. Our fates, literally, lie in the hands of this group. No more physicians should die by this system of institutional injustice, bullying and pseudoscience. The conflicts-of-interest are abhorrent and would be incomprehensible in any other venue.

Isn’t it time we take charge? And the solution is fairly simple.

Oversight, regulation, and auditing by OUTSIDE groups. That is how it’s done everywhere else. Why do these guys get a pass?  Why would anyone be against procedural fairness and transparency in any situation? These are legitimate questions.

State Medical Societies, Departments of Public Health, the American Medical Association, the American Council on Graduate Medical Education, the Institute of Medicine and other Accreditation and Professional Organizations need to start addressing this.

This is a Public Health Emergency that is not going away.  It needs to be addressed directly and with urgency; not with kid gloves and temporization.

Accountability is without exception.  It requires both the provision of information and justification for actions.   Accountability also requires consequences for actions if they breach standards-of-care, ethics and the law.

 Hopefully this article will succeed in framing certain questions for the medical profession; questions that we all need to think about now before the door closes for good.

Physician Suicide 101: Secrets, Lies & Solutions by Pamela Wible, M.D.

Physician Suicide, the “Impaired Physician Movement” and ASAM:  The Dead Doctors at Ridgeview Institute under G. Douglas Talbott, by Michael Langan, M.D.

Please donate!  Need urgent funding!  No donation is too small on GoFundMe!

Reblogged on WordPress.com

Source: Please donate!  Need urgent funding!  No donation is too small on GoFundMe!

Advertisements

Please donate!  Need urgent funding!  No donation is too small on GoFundMe!

img_7598

Disrupted Physician

cropped-screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-9-32-40-pm11

Please donate here!

https://www.gofundme.com/PHPReform

Anonymous referrals to state PHPs can result in loss of careers, families and even lives.   I have heard from doctors targeted due to age , religion, sexual preference , nationality, political stance and appearance.  Referred to the  state PHP with an anonymous complaint of “alcohol on breath” or “anger issues,” these good doctors were removed from practice under the guise of protecting the public.   By claiming a doctor has a  “potentially impairing illness” and falsely labelling him or her with a substance use or behavioral disorder they are able to remove due process and remove any doctor from practice. The system is designed to give the appearance of legitimacy.   It is not.  The stories I have heard and continue to hear from doctors  and medical students are as horrific as they are heartbreaking.  I have heard from female doctors who refused to go out on a date…

View original post 539 more words

Massachusetts Office of the Commissioner for Public Health has ignored direct evidence of medical board corruption and felony crimes for 8-months:  How many bodies must be buried before anyone acts?    

As long as the state Board enjoys the total support of the judiciary and the Governor’s office, as it does in the face of massive evidence for fraud, institutional corruption and conscious vi…

Source: Massachusetts Office of the Commissioner for Public Health has ignored direct evidence of medical board corruption and felony crimes for 8-months:  How many bodies must be buried before anyone acts?    

Covert Psychological Murder

Inflicted Suicide As A Result of Abuse


It goes unrecognized but it exists. It exists on an extremely covert level. It happens behind the scenes without anyone even being aware of what the problem is; the real problem. No evidence of it is left behind and no-one has ever been convicted of it, yet in reality, what I will label “covert psychological murder” is very real and remains dangerous and unrecognized—virtually undiscovered.

Read the article…
Psychopathy: Antisocial, Criminal, and Violent Behavior

By the author:
Psychopathy: Antisocial, Criminal, and Violent Behavior

eBook available at Lulu.com:
Know Your Enemy: Reflections Of NPD

See also:
Letters From Those Abused and Afraid  disruptedphysician.com


View original post

Reblogged on WordPress.com

Source: Covert Psychological Murder

Covert Psychological Murder

Psychopath Resistance

Inflicted Suicide As A Result of Abuse


It goes unrecognized but it exists. It exists on an extremely covert level. It happens behind the scenes without anyone even being aware of what the problem is; the real problem. No evidence of it is left behind and no-one has ever been convicted of it, yet in reality, what I will label “covert psychological murder” is very real and remains dangerous and unrecognized—virtually undiscovered.

Read the article…
Psychopathy: Antisocial, Criminal, and Violent Behavior

By the author:
Psychopathy: Antisocial, Criminal, and Violent Behavior

eBook available at Lulu.com:
Know Your Enemy: Reflections Of NPD

See also:
Letters From Those Abused and Afraid  disruptedphysician.com


View original post

The “PHP-Blueprint”–A Trojan Horse for Profit and Wider Social Control

“In the small world of drug testing, these four—Angarola, Bensinger, DuPont and Willette—are affectionately referred to as the Gang of Four. Dr. John Morgan explains, “They are the o…

Source: The “PHP-Blueprint”–A Trojan Horse for Profit and Wider Social Control

 The “PHP-blueprint” and “New-Paradigm”-the most dangerous threats to our civil liberties and freedoms no one is talking about.

Through a combination of large-scale funding, rhetorical persuasion and moral panics these groups have gained tremendous sway and power in the medical profession.    They have bamboozled themselves into a seat at the table of power through propaganda, misinformation, logical fallacy and lies.   They are both politically connected and well-funded.  Facts on truth do not matter.  Evidence does not matter.  The data is designed to fit an already determined conclusion.  The collateral damage they have caused to doctors, patients and the medical profession is widespread and in many cases permanent.  Why should you care? Because they are poised to do exactly the same thing they did to doctors to the rest of us using the same scaffold.  All one has to do is look.   They are using the same type of  propaganda, misinformation, logical fallacy and lies  used to convince regulatory and administrative medicine into acceptance of flawed policy and practices.     They wish to remove all the procedural protections and safeguards afforded to those currently being drug-tested in Federal Workplace Drug Testing programs.  This will be done without your consent or knowledge. You are not even in the equation.  As far-fetched as this sounds the plans are easy to see–all one has to do is look.  This Trojan Horse is hiding in plain sight. It is a false paradigm composed of false-constructs assembled with false claims like a cheap Ikea product.  It is all smoke and mirrors–nothing behind the curtain but lint and dust.  Nevertheless, what they plan will become a reality unless we stop it. That is a certainty.  The “New Paradigm” represents the greatest threat to the civil liberties we seek to protect. This is what Abbie Hoffman warned of a generation ago. This is no longer a threat but an evolving reality.   This is not conspiracy based conjecture or fringe-thinking prediction but a straightforward well designed and well thought out business plan to profit the multi-billion dollar drug and alcohol assessment, testing and treatment industry driven by greed and profit.

“Addiction medicine” is now recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as a bona-fide medical specialty. As with everything else they do this was accomplished by shortcuts, workarounds and graft.   As contemporary Robber Barons they circumvent the usual rigor and protocol required of such things.  They are given allowances.      As an accepted medical specialty they will be able to  cement the chronic relapsing brain disease model of addiction as medical fact and recommend life-long abstinence and 12-step ideology as best practices and standard-of-care.     It will be “medically sanctified” by these self-proclaimed experts.   They are unexamined and unquestioned authority.  They are also illegitimate and irrational authority.

Medicalization of this nonsense subverts the medical profession and “legitimizes” coercion and control.  It legitimizes telling thinking people how to think.   The ASAM White Paper on Drug Testing promotes random testing of everyone. It promotes using non-FDA approved tests of unknown validity.  It promotes lifelong abstinence with frequent lifelong testing.    Fail a test and the cycle starts again.   This is the system currently being used by state physician health programs. The plan is to introduce this dark carnival into the mainstream populace using the healthcare system as a conduit for collecting the specimens and they wish to remove all of the procedural protections currently in place under federal guidelines designed to protect the rights of the donor.

This will most assuredly be a boon for anyone battening and fattening off the profits.  The drug and alcohol Testing and treatment industry and  cottage industries formed by these”addiction addicts” to put coins in their purses are sure to make a killing on the “New Paradigm” but the rest of us will suffer. The systemic application of this very flawed and very harmful paradigm will help very few and  harm very many of the rest of us. It will end careers and lives just as it did in the medical profession.

Screen Shot 2015-06-16 at 3.39.59 AMIn these uncertain times it is hard to choose which battles to fight. The “PHP-blueprint” and “new paradigm’ is not even on the radar of most of us.   It needs to be.

I ask you to simply examine the documents attached to the essay below and come to your own conclusions. Connect the dots. Utilize common-sense.  Question the authoritative proclamations made using logic and critical reasoning.  Fact-check.  Examine the primary sources cited.   Read between the lines. Scrutinize. Question.  Look for answers.  They are hiding in plain sight.  This Trojan horse needs to be recognized and put in the cross-hairs.  It is an easy target.   Nothing is there but logical fallacy and lies.  The emperor has no clothes.  It is a Potemkin village populated by snake oil salesmen and some very bad apples.    This halloween parade is populated by narcissists, sadists and psychopaths.  We need to identify them. We need to recognize them. We need to take them down.

 

Source: The “PHP-Blueprint”–A Trojan Horse for Profit and Wider Social Control

 

images-4

Massachusetts Office of the Commissioner for Public Health has ignored direct evidence of medical board corruption and felony crimes for 8-months:  How many bodies must be buried before anyone acts?    

screen-shot-2017-02-04-at-11-20-00-pm

screen-shot-2016-02-09-at-3-40-26-amAs long as the state Board enjoys the total support of the judiciary and the Governor’s office, as it does in the face of massive evidence for fraud, institutional corruption and conscious violations of the Constitution and human rights, good physicians shall have zero protection from vindictive bureaucrats running payola schemes with official protection from the MA Supreme Judicial Court. And the patients of Massachusetts shall continue to run from pillar to post to get good individualized and timely care.screen-shot-2017-02-04-at-11-21-47-pm

Evidence that the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine (BORIM)  is rife with institutional corruption involving fraud and other criminal activity is easily available.  Reports of ethical…

Source: Massachusetts Office of the Commissioner for Public Health has ignored direct evidence of medical board corruption and felony crimes for 8-months:  How many bodies must be buried before anyone acts?    


Related Posts: Disprove my claims and win prizes here  and here including a 1964 Rolling Stones 45 vinyl with a sleeve signed by all of the Rolling Stones including Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts.  For price comparison see album page with similar autographs currently listed for $3,763.99!   The item offered here is much better for a number of reasons but no one has tried to claim it.  All one has to do is show that Luis Sanchez committed fewer than three felonies. That’s it

screen-shot-2017-01-29-at-11-59-24-pm1

No takers thus far!  What can we conclude from this?   That answer should be crystal clear.. If Sanchez did not commit at least three felonies then this records and all the  other prizes would have been gone in a heartbeat.  No one’s even tried.

Why am I doing this?  Because the usual tactic of these groups in the fact of any accusations is to

1) deny it

2) minimize it

3) use logical fallacy to dismiss, deflect, rationalize and otherwise bury  whatever it is they are accused of including conflicts-of-interest, absence of regulation and oversight, abuse, oppression, coercion, diagnosis-tailoring, fraudulent lab tests and multiple other precise and specific allegations.

Screen Shot 2017-02-04 at 11.23.50 PM.png

The problem is these tactics usually work and everyone walks away complacent that these are just honest and decent folks doing their jobs helping sick doctors and protecting the public.   At the very least, it is assumed, there must be some grain of truth to all of it and they must have a good reason for doing whatever they did.   There isn’t and they don’t. If that were the case then someone would be knocking at my door and I don’t hear anyone knocking.  Conclusion = Sanchez  committed 3 or more felonies.  Deny it, minimize it or explain it and all the prizes are yours.   You can’t and neither can they.  “We are good guys just protecting the public ad helping sick doctors” does not cut the mustard at this point. Ditto for medical boards.  “Not my department” is no longer an acceptable stance from agencies or individuals who could do something but look the other way.   Waiting for someone to do the right thing is not an option.   It won’t happen.

This can no longer be ignored with silence pain and simple.   Simple and direct questions deserve simple and direct answers.   Sanchez?  Stoller?  Bertram?  Rush-Lloyd?  These questions are simple and direct.  We are waiting for a reply.  Answer them.   I’m not going away and neither is the evidence. You will eventually have to respond.   This is not going away.   It will eventually reach a tipping point. This corruption will be exposed.  If you think you are going to get away with it think again–it is an inevitability at this point and I predict sooner rather than later.    The question is how many bodies is it going to take before that happens?  One thing is for certain–once the other shoe drops specific individuals will not be able to deny what they knew and when they knew it.

screen-shot-2017-02-04-at-11-22-11-pm

 

Massachusetts Office of the Commissioner for Public Health has ignored direct evidence of medical board corruption and felony crimes for 8-months:  How many bodies must be buried before anyone acts?    

Evidence that the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine (BORIM)  is rife with institutional corruption involving fraud and other criminal activity is easily available.  Reports of ethical and criminal misconduct involving conscious violations of the constitutional rights of good doctors under “color-of-law” for sham peer-review are rampant.  The civil and and human rights violations being committed by specific individuals is crystal clear and direct evidence of actionable crimes can found in documentary evidence alone. That means no additional evidence is needed to charge the specific individuals involved with the crimes they committed.    No checks-and-balances exist in the system.

The medical board has enjoyed years of blocking, punting, deflecting, dismissing and derailing valid complaints of ethical and criminal allegations.   No one has looked and no once has cared.

That is why Governor Baker’s May 2016 move to control professional boards  seemed like a promising  step in exposing the corruption as it was ostensibly intended to provide oversight to an agency accountable to no one.   Finally, an outside group that could investigate complaints of misconduct and hold individuals accountable for their actions if misconduct was found was available.   In light of the presumed honesty and integrity of the agency tasked with overseeing the Medical Board I provided detailed documentation to the Director of Constituent Services at the Office of the Commissioner for Public Health,  Helen Rush-Lloyd ( Helen.Rush-Lloyd@state.ma.us   617-624-5223 ).    An e-mail documenting the information  given to her can be seen here: Physician Health and Compliance Unit.   As the e-mail shows, the information I provided Ms. Rush-Lloyd provides direct evidence of multiple crimes. It provides documentation providing direct evidence of felonies committed by specific individual involving falsification of evidence, forensic fraud (not only commensurate with that of Annie Dookhan but much worse) and cover–up.   There is prima facie evidence of perjury and forgery involving specific individuals both within medical board and its affiliate Physician Health Services, inc. (PHS). The evidence of crimes is precise, unequivocal and indefensible as is evidence that Board counsel Deb Stoller was not only involved in covering up crimes but complicit in them.

So here is the question. It has now been close to 8 months since this information was provided to Ms. Rush-Lloyd .  She informed  June 7 she would provide the name of the appropriate contact person to respond.  She never did and follow-up inquiries have all been ignored.  Zero response.   It has been over 5-years since I provided Board counsel Stoller with documentation of these crimes.  The obvious can  no longer be ignored and both the commission and concealment of these crimes are egregious. This is not simply a matter of withholding evidence but of concealing crimes that puts both doctors and the public in immediate or eventual danger.

So the question is how much direct evidence of crimes do we need floating around before it raises any eyebrows?  How much proof is needed before someone does something about it rather than claim “it’s not my department?”  How many bodies must be buried before someone acts?  We can add one more dead doctor to this list and it involves the death of a brilliant and caring physician who was put in the hands of the same individuals who committed the crimes as shown in documentary evidence I presented Ms. Lloyd-Rush 8 months but she did nothing about. As with all corruption, this too will sooner or later be exposed and by all counts it is looking like sooner.      One thing is for certain.  In this case they are not going to be able to pin it all on a patsy like Dookhan. Documentary evidence will show who knew what and when they knew it.  Congratulations Ms. Rush-Lloyd–I’ll fill you in on the details of another preventable death of a good doctor.  Rationalize and kid yourself all you want that your just doing your job but those with the authority and power to investigate corruption are themselves corrupt.   Explain otherwise.  Either defend what you see in the documents or acknowledge what it shows.  Your silence is no longer an option.

 

 

Baker moves to control professional boards By Christian M. Wade Statehouse Reporter May 11, 2016 BOSTON — Dozens of independent boards that regulate doctors, barbers, electrical workers and a…Source: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Moves to Control Professional Boards

Source: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Moves to Control Professional Boards (But has the Medical Board made a Countermove?)