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Wisconsin: 11 doctors disciplined for handing out fake sick notes during protest
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-14-12 | JS

Posted on 12/14/2012 5:20:42 AM PST by TurboZamboni

MADISON, Wis. -- The state Medical Examining Board disciplined 11 doctors this week for giving out questionable sick notes to public workers at a 2011 rally to fight Gov. Scott Walker's limits on collective bargaining.

The discipline was handed down Wednesday, eight months after 20 other doctors were punished for similar activity.

In the latest round, six doctors were reprimanded and five residents were given administrative warnings, a lesser form of discipline. The six doctors who were disciplined were Susan Carson, Jennifer Edgoose, Laurel Mark, Dipesh Navsaria, Richard Schmelzer and Melissa Stiles. Carson is retired; the others are with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

They were ordered to pay $200 each and attend training courses. Sheldon Wasserman, chairman of the Medical Examining Board, said all six had taken care of the training before Wednesday's discipline was given.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; democrats; fake; unions; walker; wisconshowdown; wisconsinleftyquacks
wow. harsh.../sarc
1 posted on 12/14/2012 5:20:51 AM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Should have lost their licenses. Willful misdiagnoses.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 5:22:09 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Their licenses should have been suspended for six months, at least.
3 posted on 12/14/2012 5:22:48 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: fwdude

The parents should sue the doctors for denying their children a education.


4 posted on 12/14/2012 5:25:48 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

They should pay the employers for the employees who skipped work.


5 posted on 12/14/2012 5:26:23 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

What happened to the teacher who gave fake notes???


6 posted on 12/14/2012 5:30:29 AM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: bmwcyle
The parents should sue the doctors for denying their children an education daycare.

They're not getting what we would call an education from the loser union thugs, no matter how many days they're in school.

7 posted on 12/14/2012 5:30:57 AM PST by Tax-chick (I'm a nightmare, not a dream.)
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To: blueyon

probably promoted to principal


8 posted on 12/14/2012 5:31:17 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

The slaps on the wrist were so brutal that screams could be heard from a block away.


9 posted on 12/14/2012 5:31:17 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: JPG

It would seem to me there were engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defeat the work laws of the state. Should have gotten jail time.


10 posted on 12/14/2012 5:33:33 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: TurboZamboni

There was a court ruling this summer that the legislation was unconstitutional (after it was litigated in the Wisconsin Supreme Court). What was the final outcome of appeals. I haven’t been able to find out.


11 posted on 12/14/2012 5:37:04 AM PST by ALPAPilot
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To: Tax-chick

I know. It is a way to stop doctors for doing this crap.


12 posted on 12/14/2012 5:38:10 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: TurboZamboni

One would think that deliberate falsification of a medical record would involve bigger penalties.


13 posted on 12/14/2012 5:39:03 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Given the blueness of this state, that is more than I expected. Granted, they should have lost licenses, but that they are being reprimanded at all is amazing.


14 posted on 12/14/2012 5:39:15 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: bmwcyle

It might get their attention, at least. Wait until the doctors are all Federal employees: they’ll show the same care for the sick that teachers have for students.


15 posted on 12/14/2012 5:40:31 AM PST by Tax-chick (I'm a nightmare, not a dream.)
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To: Tax-chick

If you plant the seed of taking money for a doctor to the liberal parents, they will go after them like rabid dogs.


16 posted on 12/14/2012 5:42:52 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: TurboZamboni

Ummmm, isn’t conspiracy and fraud a criminal offense?


17 posted on 12/14/2012 5:49:18 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: bmwcyle

There are a number of angles that can be used to punish these doctors/teachers.

- current patients of theirs can sue them, or at least file a state-level complaint, for incompetence, or at least get their licenses suspended for incompetence.
- criminal complicity
- fraud


18 posted on 12/14/2012 6:06:54 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: TurboZamboni
I personally believe that the employers should be able to bring civil suit for damages against he doctor and employee for the lost productivity and any payouts given for sick time off.

Liability is the only thing that brings an end to debauchery

19 posted on 12/14/2012 6:08:37 AM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: Mouton

I would amend that to include criminal conversion as well


20 posted on 12/14/2012 6:10:47 AM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: TurboZamboni

And they laughed all the way to the training courses.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 6:12:21 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: TurboZamboni; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Wet noodle punishment

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


22 posted on 12/14/2012 10:12:46 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: fwdude
These doctors need to be publicly shamed by we the people.

Join me in Freeper action to google/bing these "professionals" by name and MD moniker -- and open their www.healthgrades.com background pages looking for "Sanctions." None of the six named have any sanctions cited - but should have. The ruling by the state Medical Examiners Board qualifies as something that should be cited.

Giving out fake sick slips is not becoming of a "professional" and they need to be humiliated because of it. Perhaps citizen outrage can put a stop to this kind of behavior.

23 posted on 12/14/2012 10:52:32 AM PST by TruthRespecter (The times demand ACTION, not just words.)
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...and attend training courses.

Sensitivity?

24 posted on 12/14/2012 3:31:17 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: TurboZamboni

More like official misconduct, falsifying official records, tampering with public records....forgery might also be considered.


25 posted on 12/15/2012 4:53:21 AM PST by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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