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“If your doctor had a drug or alcohol problem, wouldn’t you want to know that help was available that your doctor would feel good about accessing?
Approximately 10-12% of physicians will develop a drug or alcohol problem at some point during their career. If physicians are impaired, they should be able to seek help from a firm but supportive and fair resource—one that demands sobriety and can determine when physicians are safe to practice.
Physicians with substance use disorders often seek the assistance of a state physician health program (PHP). Some physicians engage willingly with PHPs, but most are compelled to do so either by their hospital or their board of medicine. PHPs meet with, assess, and monitor physicians who have been referred to them for substance use or other mental and behavioral health problems. In most states, physicians who comply with any and all demands of the PHP often may continue to work, provided their sobriety is ensured through drug testing and other means. Many state boards of medicine rely completely on the PHPs for guidance about how to deal with impaired physicians. PHPs are therefore extremely powerful.
The problem with PHPs, though, is that despite their enormous power, they are generally barely known to most physicians and often operate with little oversight and no real means of appealing their recommendations.” –Dr. Wesley Boyd.
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Please read, sign, and share this petition
The Petition can be found here. Or better yet, sign the petition and call her. The evidence that Physician Health Services, Inc. (PHS) is committing crimes has been free-floating for the past two years. It has been posted on Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, blogged, faxed, and phoned. The response? Absolute silence.
The procedural, ethical and criminal violations are clear and many. The incontrovertible evidence has been directly delivered to individuals who should address this but for some reason do not. This is not a matter of opinion folks but a matter of fact.Time and time again we hear of egregious misconduct hidden for decades because of cognitive dissonance and blinkered apathy.
What evidentiary standard is required for action? Over the past three years and under a lot of duress I have obtained indefensible documentary prima facie proof of crimes committed by individuals that should elicit immediate action but produced nothing but silence.
The crimes are many and they are of significance. Accountability necessitates both the provision of information and justification for one’s actions. This group has effectively blocked both of these. With much effort and under threat I have obtained proof of criminal activity with the expectation that the provision of this information would result in those who should and could do something about it would.They have not.
The documentary evidence of crimes is self-evident. It is indefensible. It is inexcusable that criminal activity is taking place within the walls of the Massachusetts Medical Society. The fact that PHS is unregulated and without any meaningful accountability is irrelevant. They are engaging in criminal activity within the walls of an institution whose very foundation is the antithesis of this groups actions and it must be addressed. Either support what the documents show or do something about it.
So please sign this petition and call Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump at 617-727-6200
Institutional injustice just like that being committed by Luis Sanchez, Linda Bresnahan and the corrupt MRO Wayne Gavryck is killing doctors across the country. They need to be held accountable. Help me hold them accountable.
You do not need to be from Massachusetts to sign this petition. It is to raise public awareness–hopefully enough to elicit more exposure of this problem to prompt audits not only in Massachusetts but in other states as was recently done in North Carolina. The N.C. state auditor conducted an investigation and found poor oversight of the state PHP by both the state Medical Society and the state Medical Board, a lack of due process for physician’s who disputed the PHP’s evaluations and requirements, and multiple instances of potential conflicts-of-interest.
Dr. J. Wesley Boyd, who was previously an Associate Director at Physician Health Services, inc., the Massachusetts PHP is recommending that state government agencies audit their PHPs as well to “ensure that their vast power is wielded judiciously and with oversight.” He adds that “doctors who are unsafe to practice medicine ought to be prevented from doing so. But every doctor who enters any kind of treatment or monitoring program should be treated respectfully and fairly, monitored appropriately, and have legitimate avenues of appealing decisions about their care.”
The Massachusetts PHP is engaging in unconscionable conduct including forensic fraud and self-evident criminal activity that is indefensible from within the walls of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Most are not aware of this. They need to be. This rigged game is a national problem and how the racket works in Massachusetts can be seen here.
Please help me expose this and put a stop to it!”