About a LTC MD who is BAD NEWS - page 3
The last LTC I worked at had a Medical Director (MD). He would come to work in military fatigues and tell the nursing staff that he was a Colonial in the military and had to catch a plane at the Air... Read More
Jun 22, '04Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 38,756; Likes: 16,288He may be schizophrenic. Sure sounds like it anyhow. sad. and scary.
Jun 22, '04Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 24,611; Likes: 35,448he certainly does sound schizophrenic and i am incredulous that he is allowed to remain licensed. perhaps you gave the reason already and i overlooked it, but why won't the facility fire him?
Jun 22, '04Occupation: Pediatric neurology p/t Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 239; Likes: 3it is not joke. the board of medical quality assurance in california is the one who permitted the md to practice. for his first offense (forging another md's signature and stealing $150,000 from his own private disability insurance) he served a month or so in jail, then had his medical license suspended for a whole month (big deal), and had to pay $10,000 restitution, rec'd a felony conviction, and went on probation for 5 years. while on porbation he knocked his wife around her mom called the cops he was arrested, taken to jail, then his wife had an employee from the ltc drive her to the prison so she could bail him out. he had to go on another probation with another probation officer and go to anger managemnent, do community service, etc. for the spousal abuse charge. then before he had even completed his second probation, he was running around doing what i put in my first post and worse. yes his probation officer and her supervisor are both aware of the newest allegations, yet he is allowed to continue to practice until they complete there investigation which could take months. yes the owner, administrator are all aware of this and just acknowledge that they are aware. but yet keep him on. the owner of the ltc is rumored to be a convicted felon as well (i have yet to confirm this). the md, the owner and most of the employees were not born in the us, some have no legal right to be here.
Jun 22, '04Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 24,611; Likes: 35,448this is the most *******' bizaare story i've ever heard. it truly boggles one's mind...who knows with our justice system today; the facility is probably afraid of a whopping discrimination lawsuit. but someone else needs to be involved in this; another agency, a letter to centers of medicaid/medicare services, your governor, attorney general.....someone who's not dragging their butts on this!!! :stone
Jun 22, '04Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 9,601; Likes: 3,187We had a md that was drunk so much of the time that if you called him for orders he would say "you do anything that you think is right" and he would hang up....the don and adon would have a list of thing they wanted him to order when he came for his weekly rounds and he would sign off on anything with just a cursory look at ltc resident....thank goodness he made his bundle and retired....but get this the next md was very good and the don & adon had their nose out of joint for the longest time because he insisted on examination himself....
Jun 22, '04Occupation: Oncology RN Specialty: Neuro/Med-Surg/Oncology ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 2,441; Likes: 1,439Destinystar-
Could drugs be involved also?
Why are you still working there and jeopardizing yourself and your career? If he's that crazy and violent, who knows what else he's capable of?(I guess it's three questions actually.)
Good luck to you! You definitely need it.
P.S. What percentage of his antics would a nurse had to have done to get his/her license suspended? Probably very little. Food for thought.
Jun 22, '04Occupation: Pediatric neurology p/t Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 239; Likes: 3these are all of the people i contacted
1.the department of health services
4. the board of medical quality assurance
the department of health services told me to contact his probation officer, medi-cal and medicare said to do the same thing. i certainly did that. his probation officer said they are not allowed to discuss the findings of their investigation with me. they said i cannot drop the complaint just cause i am scared of him. they will contact me only if they need more information or if they need me to testify against him. if they take action against his md license that info will be posted on the web site. and i can order transcripts from any court cases through the mail because here in ca they are public records. the police took a report but said unless he commits a crime in an fbi or colonial outfit they cannot do anything. as far as i know he freaked out when he found out i made a police report, called his home and told his sons to throw all of the guns, stun guns, uniforms, handcuffs, id's away. the probation dept. in his town was supposed to do a search, but the medical board tipped him off and he got rid of the stuff before anything happened (his sons told me about it). but he wore this stuff to several different ltc facilities that the company owned including his private medical practice and told everyone the same story. because people worry about their jobs i have no idea if they will talk during an investigation or not. he involved other people in his scams like telling medical assistants to impersonate fbi agents when they answered the phone for him, and involving another md in kickbacks. the case will rely on evidence. i did go to an attorney who said that it would cost me thousands to go after this guy and it could jeopardize my safety. based on that i dropped the idea of suing him civilly. yeah its bizarre all right. :uhoh21:Quote from earle58this is the most *******' bizaare story i've ever heard. it truly boggles one's mind...who knows with our justice system today; the facility is probably afraid of a whopping discrimination lawsuit. but someone else needs to be involved in this; another agency, a letter to centers of medicaid/medicare services, your governor, attorney general.....someone who's not dragging their butts on this!!! :stone
Jun 22, '04Occupation: Pediatric neurology p/t Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 239; Likes: 3yes there are drugs involved. he takes 3 klonipins and 2 vicodins that are not prescribed for him at night. i have not been working with the company that employees him since dec. of 2003. i agree if a nurse had done what i had described she would have been delt with very severly by both her employer and the nursing boards. i have no idea why his employer, the department of health, and the medical boards who he is on felony probation with allow him to continue to practice medicine????? initially his medical board probation officer was rude and nasty and all but accused me of lying and refused to meet me face to face or look at the evidence unil i called her supervisor. when i sent the complaint in writing a long with statements from 2 other witnesses then they took or appeared to have take my complaint seriously. like for a cna to get a job in ltc they have to get finger printed. and here this convicted felon is allowed to work with the elderly. makes no sense.Quote from nurseybaby'05destinystar-
could drugs be involved also?
why are you still working there and jeopardizing yourself and your career? if he's that crazy and violent, who knows what else he's capable of?(i guess it's three questions actually.)
good luck to you! you definitely need it.
p.s. what percentage of his antics would a nurse had to have done to get his/her license suspended? probably very little. food for thought.
Jun 23, '04Occupation: non-nursing Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 685; Likes: 20He said he has a satellite over YOUR house? You need to get a order of protection stat. Call the local media, the governor's office, the JAG office at the nearest military base, the FBI headquarters, your state BON, and your local ombudsman. Always be aware of your surroundings, check into self defense calsses and a concealed handgun permit, who knows when the satellite will beam down orders to take you out as his next mission.
Jun 23, '04Occupation: Forensic Pysch Nurse Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 293; Likes: 53This seems very bogus!!!
Jun 23, '04Occupation: Pediatric neurology p/t Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 239; Likes: 3the doctors behavior is bogus but the story is true. his name is listed on a public website with the board of medical quality assurance about his license being on probation here in california and revoked in washington. if you call bmqa in california you can order the transcripts from the case he was convicted for. it is also posted on a website with the county he lives in in california the spousal abuse issue with his x-wife. currently myself and 2 other people have a complaint on him that is being actively investigated. seems his behavior stems from pathological gambling (stealing money from insurance companies, lying). he spends all of his time in the casinos and tells everyone these stories to account for all of the time he doesnt show up when he is supposed to or takes his calls.Quote from slinkeecatthis seems very bogus!!!
Jun 23, '04Occupation: RN - College Health Specialty: Geriatrics/Oncology/Psych/College Health ; Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 6,584; Likes: 70Quote from destinystarif this is something that is currently being investigated, then it is really not appropriate for a publicly viewable bb - not to mention could be considered slanderous or libelous. i'm locking this for moderator discussion.currently myself and 2 other people have a complaint on him that is being actively investigated.