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Society: Physician actions as reported unacceptable
Wisconsin Medical Society ^ | 2-21-11 | Timothy Bartholow, MD

Posted on 02/21/2011 5:00:08 PM PST by bigbob

Physician actions as reported unacceptable

Statement attributable to Timothy Bartholow, MD, Senior Vice President of Member Services, Policy Planning and Physician Professional Development

Madison, Wis. (February 21, 2011) – The Wisconsin Medical Society was notified during the weekend that physicians may have been writing work excuses for people attending rallies at the state Capitol in a manner that is not consistent with acceptable medical practices. If these reports are accurate, the Society does not condone these actions under any circumstances. We are aware that the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, the entity that licenses and disciplines physicians, has received information about these events.

The physician-patient relationship is a cornerstone for providing high quality health care. Important elements of that relationship, such as conducting proper medical evaluations of patients, should not be taken lightly. We value the trust that patients, employers and the public have placed in physicians, and we hope that these events do not undermine Wisconsin’s history of being a health care leader.

The Society will continue its efforts to maintain the high level of trust that patients, employers and the public expect of our profession. With more than 12,000 members dedicated to the best interests of their patients, the Society takes allegations like these very seriously.

For more information, contact Lisa Hildebrand at 608.442.3765.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: fakeexcuses; fraud; madistan; medicalsociety; publicsectorunions; wisconsinleftyquacks; wisconsinshowdown
DOCTORGATE continues to grow legs...
1 posted on 02/21/2011 5:00:15 PM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob
If these reports are accurate, the Society does not condone these actions under any circumstances

Twenty bucks to FR says the asshole MD hypocrites don't do squat about it though.

2 posted on 02/21/2011 5:07:57 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: bigbob
The Wisconsin Medical Society was notified during the weekend that physicians may have been writing work excuses for people attending rallies at the state Capitol in a manner that is not consistent with acceptable medical practices.

What, if anything, does "not consistent with acceptable medical practices" mean here? Will licenses be suspended?

3 posted on 02/21/2011 5:12:15 PM PST by TChad
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To: hinckley buzzard

Just that they were embarrassed enough to say something about it speaks volumes. The investigation and sanctions will probably happen “under deep cover of anonymity.” We will probably hear that the likes of Dr. Orial has “voluntarily renounced the practice of medicine in Wisconsin.” Then they’ll pop up again in, say, Illinois.


4 posted on 02/21/2011 5:13:24 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: bigbob

My wife found out her physician was one of those passing out fraudulent excuses. She changed her physician today.


5 posted on 02/21/2011 5:13:53 PM PST by februus
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To: TChad

I’d bet that abortion-monger Orial has been a thorn in their side for a long time and they’re itching for a chance to show her the door. She’ll get an offer she can’t refuse.


6 posted on 02/21/2011 5:15:31 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: bigbob
Physician actions as reported unacceptable

It's not "unacceptable." It's FRAUD. It's illegal.

If all of the people involved in this whose pictures appeared on the 'net, aren't indicted, convicted, fired from their government jobs, and do at least 30 days in prison for each count (doctors, multiple counts), then we might as well throw in the towel; it's over.

ML/NJ

7 posted on 02/21/2011 5:16:29 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: februus

Whoo boy that’s uncomfortably close to the action. Good thing she found out this doc was a louse now, rather than when deathly ill.


8 posted on 02/21/2011 5:16:34 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: bigbob

Have any of those caught on camera saying they were writing bogus excuse notes been ID’d yet? You can bet if they were Repubs/conservatives, the “media” would have their names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses by now and would be filming themselves camped out at these “physician’s” offices and homes waiting to “confront” them (read: ambush).


9 posted on 02/21/2011 5:25:09 PM PST by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

In FL, all information from medical disciplinary hearing boards become public record and are available on the net. Don’t know about WI.


10 posted on 02/21/2011 5:26:05 PM PST by JPG (As WI goes, so goes the nation. Thank you, Gov Walker.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“Twenty bucks to FR says the asshole MD hypocrites don’t do squat about it though.”

Why should they? The Libsral administration at the University of Wisconsin has already said they intend to “investigate” the matter.

Does anyone know what the word “Investigate” means at the UofW these days?


11 posted on 02/21/2011 5:29:25 PM PST by tcrlaf (Democrats Outforced America's Jobs for 40 Years. Now The Bill Is Due)
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To: ml/nj

“It’s not “unacceptable.” It’s FRAUD. It’s illegal.”

Yes, any employee that turns in one of these fake excuses MUST be terminated. There is no other acceptable or reasonable outcome. Absolutely anyone in the private sector could and should expect to immediately lose their job for turning in a fake doctors excuse. That’s the same as theft. Fire them.

The Doctors should be held accountable as well and I would venture to say they should probably lose their license permanently.


12 posted on 02/21/2011 5:32:13 PM PST by precisionshootist
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To: bigbob

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS


13 posted on 02/21/2011 5:33:17 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Twenty bucks to FR says the asshole MD hypocrites don't do squat about it though.

No bet.

14 posted on 02/21/2011 5:37:25 PM PST by surely_you_jest
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Who is on the look-out for all the bills these docs submit for all this curbside medical practice? If it was done pro bono, surely there was something, however slight, in Milwaukee where a few hours of pro bono doctoring would have been more useful than doctors helping people defraud their employers.


15 posted on 02/21/2011 5:40:45 PM PST by mathurine
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To: februus

If it was my physician, I would be terminating my business in writing, giving the specific reasons. Copies would be going to the business office of the clinic network, and my insurance carrier.


16 posted on 02/21/2011 5:43:22 PM PST by Fred Hayek (All Hail the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: bigbob
Timothy Bartholow, MD, Senior Vice President of Orwellian Gobbly Gook and Rubber Spines
17 posted on 02/21/2011 5:46:37 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: februus

“My wife found out her physician was one of those passing out fraudulent excuses. She changed her physician today.”

No problem. Doctors don’t have much trouble finding patients. You guys could have more with the doctor by somehow publicizing what he was doing, and maybe filing a complaint - perhaps malpractice, since the doctor does not appear to know how to conduct a proper physical. For example, what if your wife had a medical condition, but the inept doctor, who obviously doesn’t know how to do a physical could have missed it. Now your wife (and you) must live with the STRESS of not knowing if she’s really healthy. LOL.


18 posted on 02/21/2011 5:46:37 PM PST by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: bigbob

I wonder if any of the “doctors” issuing these excuses, out in public, potentially on camera, to their “patients”, are in violation of HIPAA.


19 posted on 02/21/2011 6:32:26 PM PST by Mannaggia l'America
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To: precisionshootist

It is possible to make a fraud report to Medicare and Tricare concerning the fraudulent actions of these providers.

Both agencies must investigate it and if they decide that these doctors, (providers), have performed unethical medical examinations and do not meet the “minimum” requirements for safety of patients, they can be suspended from all federally funded medical systems.

Since they are University of Wisconsin Medical employees, the medical facility would be required to terminate them or lose their Medicare/Tricare status.

I doubt that the Medical facilities would want to lose their “hospital provider” status since that is normally a large part of any hospital’s funding.

Medicare and Tricare provide money to all teaching hospitals to offset the cost of training new doctors and nurses.


20 posted on 02/21/2011 7:29:25 PM PST by usnavy_cop_retired (Retiree in the P.I. living as a legal immigrant)
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To: jeffc

sorry if i posted this twice but saw on another site that ‘11 physicians had been identified’ with no other details. ??


21 posted on 02/21/2011 8:18:53 PM PST by onedoc
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To: bigbob

Bump....


22 posted on 02/21/2011 9:19:33 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: bigbob

To: Libloather; Liz
Below is the official stand of the AAPS, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, re the acts of fraud committed by these pos MDs:

http://www.aapsonline.org/newsoftheday/001513#comments

After reading the position, take a few minutes to read the comments.


23 posted on 02/22/2011 1:45:27 PM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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