After the Oregon medical board suspended my medical license I got slammed with notifying everyone and their momma about the 30-day suspension. I’ve sent tens of letters and expect to lick many more stamps.
The initial event happened May 2017 – 1.5 years and counting.
Laid off from medicine
I have also tried applying to different telemedicine companies and in-person urgent care but nobody will touch me with the shit that’s written on my professional profile at the NPDB.
More state investigations
Washington wrote me a letter that they have received a verbal complaint regarding the same issue. So, the same person who initiated that complaint in Oregon has gone and initiated that same complaint in Washington.
The Washington Medical Commission has now opened a new case and referenced my medical license suspension in Oregon and sent me an inquiry letter. Read about the result of it here.
Bullshit on repeat ?
It’s the same old bullshit: what happened, who were the parties involved, what did Oregon do, have you been terminated by any employers because of this, what other information do we need to know?
Each and every one of these actions by medical boards requires me to send certified letters at $8 a pop to each of the other medical boards and to CMS and to current employers and to the ABFM who also suspended me for 30 days.
It’s a fucked up and backwards process.
My left brain is infuriated, ready to tell each of these medical groups to lick my sweaty ass. My right brain is still trying to digest everything and saying that it’s okay, it’s the nature of such a highly regulated profession.
I now have to fly out to multiple in-person interviews with the California medical board and I’m sure I’ll have to do the same with Washington.
To add insult to injury, after I was reprimanded for not listing my home address on my public records – as you have to do if you’re doing telemedicine from home – the people at the Washington medical board still managed to send my letter to the wrong address.
I have decided to pay for a mailing service with a unique street address until all of this bullshit is resolved.
Kill a patient
From my lawyer’s mouth to your ears: “If you had only killed a patient or gotten sued for some malpractice related case, we wouldn’t be having all these headaches.”
I recall reading about some oncologist committing major fraud – billing millions of dollars a year and pocketing an 8-figure income annually. Man, I judged such doctors to death.
Now I look at all this bullshit I’ve been through over a rogue office test and it’s not that I’m condoning immoral clinical behavior, but are our clinical careers really this fickle? If so, ya sort of gotta make the most out of it while you can.