“Functioning as a Physician in a Regulatory Environment [Controlled by Medical Boards and the Medical Industrial Complex]” is a chapter by Eric Dover MD, CTTH from the book: Risk Management, Liability Insurance, and Asset Protection Strategies for Doctors and Advisors published in January 2017. This 28 page chapter details the current medical regulatory environment physicians are forced to survive in. The information in this chapter is easily transferable to any healthcare licensee, or for that matter any professional licensed by the State. You’ll discover how the Medical Industrial Complex (MIC) and State Medical Boards operate and what you as a licensee should expect if you are contacted by your Medical or Healthcare Board. The basic operation of each State’s Medical Board is very similar and will very likely become uniformly the same as time proceeds.
You will be introduced to the history of how physicians and other healthcare licensees have literally lost all Civil and Constitutional Rights since the Health Care Quality Information Act of 1986 (HCQIA) was enacted. Discover the bureaucratic nightmare void of Constitutional rights which physicians/healthcare workers are forced into, such as Physician Health Programs (PHP), while having no income, no support system or union, no ability to get a job, the inability to contract with insurance companies at any level, the loss of patients as a result of Medical Board restrictions and the unknown of when the ordeal will end or its outcome. Get an understanding of why lawyers are of no help other than acquiescing to Medical Boards.
After reading this Chapter you will understand why certain physicians/healthcare providers are “attacked” by Medical Boards and other peer review related healthcare groups, while others who have committed egregious acts walk with minimal interference to their lives and medical practice. See how the National Practitioners Data Bank (NPDB) plays into this. Learn what “sham peer reviews” are.
Enlighten yourself to the dangers your family and finances are being subject to, but no one alerts you to.