Medscape Needs To Critically Examine Its Endorsement of PHPs

In a recent Medscape piece entitled “How Impaired Physicians Can Be Helped” the author propounds the values of the PHP program, even providing a 29 page listing of all of the state PHPs and their services offered and populations served (a worrisomely broad swath of...

US Legal Research – Concerns about Medical Boards

I am very enthused to learn that an independent organization, US Legal Research, is conducting preliminary research into abuse of physicians by medical boards. I strongly urge all visitors to check out their blog and submit your story. If concerned about privacy (as...

PHPs and the meaning of “assessment”

I was reading Michael Langan’s post PHP Approved Assessments on the conflict of interest that PHPs (Physician Health Programs) maintain in coercively referring to their “preferred centers.” Michael however makes an error in carry forward the party line that PHPs do...

The Looming Fraud Case Against PHPs and Medical Boards

            I wrote this essay in response to Michael Langan’s piece (reblogged on this site) on the crucial importance of diagnostic accuracy (6/5/2015) Very pleased to see Michael’s explanation of diagnostic accuracy, especially in...

MD Sues NC Medical Board/Physician Health Program-A Prototypical Case

A most relevant blog piece.   Disrupted Physician A prototypical case involving PHP and Medical Board. PHPs’ integrity varies state by state depending on: 1. How entrenched the FSPHP is in the state PHP 2. Whether that state’s Medical Board has become a partner in...