Maryland Board of Physicians More Corrupt than Ever
Maryland Board of Physicians (Board) has chronically subverted State law, regulation and procedure to manipulate outcomes of the medical licensing process. Integrity, honesty and propriety have been forsaken to sanction as many physicians as possible. Under the canopy of Maryland State authority abusive practices have been utilized by the Board to deny physicians due process, cherry pick regulatory structure and undeservingly deny medical licensure. Medical Boards should never stand independently from those who empower them. Instead rigorous review is necessary, on a frequent basis, to keep them from abusing their authority. With great consternation I note there are no checks and balances by any Maryland State authorities compelling this Board to be honest and forthright in their decisions. In recent contacts with Maryland’s Health Secretary and the Maryland Health Department’s Inspector General this author was literally told to go to Hell when he brought certain inequities concerning the Board to their collective attention. There is a positive note. One Maryland court has caught the Board in a vicious act towards a formerly licensed physician.
Doctor Mark Geier was stripped of his medical license for his unpopular views on autism and his nonconventional treatments for this disease. Dr. Geier’s perspective on autism did not follow the path of mainstream medicine. As the Maryland Board of Physicians moved through its various phases of removing Dr. Geier’s license they did something not unusual for this body, they openly deprecated him. Public humiliation of physicians who fall from grace is common for this corrupt body. Personal and derogatory information concerning Dr. Geier and his family were placed online for all to see on or about 2012. Dr. Geier and his family sued the Board for extraordinary breach of privacy, humiliating him and his family in the public domain and sundry other vengeful tactics the Board used to discredit him. In a case filed against the Board of Physicians and its various members, administrators, lawyer/lawyers and investigators by Dr. Geier the Board was unable to hide its corrupt practices in its own testimony before the court. Judge Ronald B. Rubin, of the Montgomery County Maryland Circuit Court, found in favor of Dr. Geier and his family in his opinion released on or about December 2017. Judge Rubin’s opinion is stunning in the sense that most Maryland judges would rather impale themselves rather than ruling against the Board of Physicians. Judge Rubin’s toxic opinion against the Board echoes the verbiage of many physicians who have been trashed by this administrative entity. His opinion, in part, is contained in the next paragraph.
Judge Ronald Rubin sided with the Geiers and awarded them 2.5 million dollars. He ordered 14 Board members, the Board’s lead attorney and the lead investigator to pay out of their own pockets sums ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 each, depending on their net worth. In his Order Judge Rubin noted there was a significant breach of medical privacy against the Geiers. He accused the Board and its staff of failing to preserve emails related to this case and noted those who testified for the Board pleaded ignorance when confronting the email issue. Quoting Judge Rubin: “If their testimony were to be believed, which the court does not, it would be the worst case of collective amnesia in the history of Maryland government and on par with the collective memory failure at the Watergate hearings.” Judge Rubin’s complete opinion will be published in a separate article. This toxic opinion against the Board of Physicians was kept from the eyes and ears to tens of thousands who have a stake in Board function and its apparent abuse of authority.
While researching this significant news piece I noted the Baltimore Sun archives did not have a reference to this legal case and its extraordinary opinion against the Board. Performing a search on the net produced an equally disappointing result. With that stated I sent emails to several Baltimore Sun editors questioning the lack of coverage on this important case. No one ever returned an answer. The Sun ran full coverage when Dr. Geier’s life was being pulled apart. Yet when a significant court action against the Maryland Board of Physicians brought by the Geier’s was won by the plaintiff, the silence by the Sun was deafening. Baltimore Sun is the lap dog for the State of Maryland and its agencies. Specifically, it has been covering up for the Board’s corruption and members of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office for decades. Perhaps time has come to challenge the integrity of a once credible news source.
Please review articles concerning the Maryland Board of Physicians and its outrageous behaviors on medicalboardusa.com Significant news will be posted there and on many media sites in the near future, which at the minimum, will shake the foundations of this corrupt Maryland State administrative entity.
Mark Davis, MD email@example.com medicalboardusa.com