Attorney Beth Collis, of Collis Law Group LLC, was quoted in a Medscape article titled "The Dangers of a Medical Board Investigation: How to Protect Yourself". In the article Ms. Collis addresses the 9,000 complaints that the State Medical Board of Ohio receives each year. "Many are minor or frivolous, such as allegations that the … Continue reading Attorney Beth Collis quoted in Medscape article on Medical Board investigations
Today, I attended the monthly meeting of the State Medical Board of Ohio. I was surprised to see that in all six cases handled by the Board, the licensees had failed to request a hearing. Despite the fact that the Board may impose any sanction, ranging from dismissal to permanent revocation of a license, in … Continue reading Failing to request a hearing can be a very costly mistake.
When examining a patient, a physician should always have a chaperone present in the room. The policy of the Medical Board has been to require a chaperone in the room when examining a patient of the opposite gender and when examining a patient in intimate areas of their body (such as a breast or vaginal … Continue reading Physicians should never examine a patient without a chaperone present
As most physicians will tell you, it takes a lot more than understanding chemistry or being a good test taker to be a good physician. It takes being willing to work hard, being able to face adversity, and staying calm in a crisis situation. It takes being resilient. I often wonder if medical students and medical residents are being challenged … Continue reading Are you resilient enough to be a physician?
I recently learned that Ohio Medical Board investigators now carry hand guns while on the job. I had heard that the Board was considering allowing their investigators to carry firearms, but recently I learned first hand that an investigator had entered a private medical practice carrying a firearm. I find this practice intimidating and unnecessary. Isn't it … Continue reading Medical Board Investigators Carry Guns Now?
In my practice I receive calls each week from nervous and frightened physicians who have been contacted either by telephone or letter from a Ohio Medical Board or even Pharmacy Board investigator. The question I am always asked is: Do I have to talk with the investigator? First, never speak with an investigator without competent … Continue reading What to do if contacted by a Medical Board investigator