Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Corruption entrenched in Maryland's highest legal circles


Corruption entrenched in Maryland’s highest legal circles



Governments are not established to demean or deprecate the citizens that support them. Their intrinsic value is to provide civility to populations that are otherwise not organized. Carrying out these functions administrative agencies are created, under the canopy of a central authority, to streamline delivery of these services to the governed. Sadly government’s hands are not always clean providing the aforementioned tasks. Two state Attorney Generals, one from Texas and the other in Pennsylvania, found themselves being prosecuted.   Securities fraud caught Ken Paxton in the Lone Star State and perjury for Kathleen Kane in the Keystone State. Maryland government has problems in the same office represented by the latter two individuals.



In 1990 the former Attorney General of Maryland J. Joseph Currans was up for reelection. He needed a cause celebre to fire up his constituents, therefore he chose the Poplar Manor Nursing Home to take down. With legal chicanery and the help of two medical vigilantes, doctors who review medical charts for a living, a false front was created to close this facility. With the most fraudulent considerations in mind these doctors, George Taler and Timothy Keay provided the vicious false reviews, as they were directed to perform by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Fortunately for the ownership, including this author, they left a trail of documentary evidence which would vindicate him and others several years later.



From the archives of Mr. Currans’ office a series of documents, which were withheld from us earlier, were released through a Public Information request. Within these pages there is display of perjury, filing false medical reports and clear intent to close a nursing home without basis. In time between the Home’s closing and the documents discovery Mr. Curran basked in a false light which made him a hero in many eyes. Little did the public realize the very man they elevated to the highest legal throne in Maryland was nothing more than a petty crook with a large hammer. The attached website provides the documents necessary to discern the illegalities Mr. Currans incurred against the innocent. Please read the report and review the documents on this web page. 






In future reports this author will discuss how the Maryland Board of Physicians lies and deceives the public by filing false charges against doctors with the help of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office.  Please also look for an e-book entitled: Anatomy of a Medical License Revocation.



Mark Davis, MD platomd@gmail.com

Speaker, author, journalist and editor

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE CAUGHT IN A MIRE OF CORRUPTION


Maryland Attorney General’s Office Caught in a Mire of Corruption



On December 21st 2016 Mark Davis MD went before the Maryland Board of Physicians. The matters discussed below in this brief article were resurrected from 1990 during this hearing along with the contents of a fraudulent charging document concocted by attorney Robert Gilbert of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, which he wrote in 2006. The charging document was so viciously false and its complexity so deprecating an e-book is being prepared for its presentation to the public. Needless to state Mr. Gilbert, in his legal capacity, was able to convince the Board of Physician members that his charging document was true though one of the two physician reviewers it was based on stated Dr. Davis followed the standards of care. Additionally Dr. Davis was cleared in the majority by an administrative judge 2007. Facts get in the way because lies make better news. Dr. Davis was told in writing he should never again apply for a medical license in Maryland though he passed a national test of competence in 2016. In our e-book we will discuss in detail how politicized and corrupt the Maryland Board of Physicians is and details of Dr. Davis’ disgusting treatment by them. Please read below. All comments are welcome. All documents related to this article are on the attached link.



As the summer receded in 1989 I made a huge mistake for myself, my family, co-workers and investors, I purchased a nursing home in Maryland. A toxic group of Maryland Administrative entities knew before the ink was dry on the contract of this facility, Poplar Manor Nursing Home, would close no matter what its new owners would do to save it. Anyone caught in the vortex of this transaction, including this author, would be pulled down into a never ending spiral of legal chicanery. A document noting this facility was on track to be closed was withheld from the potential new owners by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and its attack dog the Maryland Attorney General’s Office. New management moved in on or about August 1989 and the latter two entities, who entrapped us, tried to move us out before 30 days was up. As medical director for 8 years I was not aware the facility had problems in categories outside of my control. The withheld document is part of a forthcoming e-book and included here as document 1. The State of Maryland’s parasites were not finished. They not only wanted the facility closed their intention was to bury the major owner, it’s former medical director. Their tools were a sea of lies, misrepresentations and legal entanglements for the end purpose, medical license revocation and removal of nursing home ownership. There was no coincidence that J. Joseph Currans, the Maryland Attorney General, was running for reelection during this time in 1990. This meant he needed a cause celebre to run on. He used Poplar Manor as one of his fulcrum’s for reelection. That is, he personally saved hundreds of patients from an evil doctor, 12 associate doctors and his approximately 160 workers. Curran’s wanted people to believe the ownership spent 5 million dollars to torture patients and run a nursing home into the ground. The narrative was false then as it is now to keep this physician out of practice in Maryland and keep another corrupt politician in office.



By the end of 13 horrifying months, orchestrated by Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), management was replaced. New physicians were brought in to work with patients and the facilities bank accounts were removed from our control and eventually emptied. Since there were no malpractice cases filed or complaints from anyone what was the basis for this unfounded change in the facility personnel. Two physicians from University of Maryland, Dr. George Taler and Dr. Timothy Keay were brought in to cover up the incompetence of the State physician reviewer, Dr. Lois Leonard. It seems Dr. Leonard was not qualified to review nursing homes or any other facility because she did not have the prerequisite training to do so. Her post medical school training was a 1 year rotating internship. Yet the DHMH hired her to monitor nursing homes and other facilities. She was not qualified to place a band-aid on a finger. Drs. Keay and Taler were profoundly involved in the following illicit activities.



1)  They were engaged to review physician services by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, not the Board of Physicians, who was the only legal Maryland authority empowered to review licensed physician services during this period of time.

2) They did not follow the collective protocols of the Board of Physicians and the Maryland Medical Society to perform physician reviews which were in force at the time. Documents 2, 3,4,5 display their mishmash reviews which are nearly illegible, outside the standard of review and far from accurate.

3) In an affidavit filed by George Taler on July 5th 1994, affirmed under the penalties of perjury, Dr. Taler knowingly perjured himself with the help of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office by the following:

a) Document 6 and 7 is Taler’s affidavit.  

b) In Document 7 Dr. Taler claims he reviewed a representative sample of patients at the nursing home. This indicated he chose the medical records personally, untrue. Document 8 displays Drs. Taler and Keay were given the charts to review. The starred names were the patients reviewed by the State employed Physician, Dr.Lois  Leonard. Dr. Leonard was specifically sent into the facility to find anything she could wrong  with physician care, when there was none. Drs. Keay and Taler were sent in to cover up her work and confirm her lies. The evidence cannot be interpreted any other way. c) In document 7 Dr. Taler states he had no personal gain from the review. Yet in documents pages 9-11, which is the contract for Drs. Keay and Taler to review medical records, it states they  would paid over $4,000 in 1990 funds, more lies.



Perjury was okay because it was backed by Maryland Attorney General’s Office. Civil and criminal charges were based on erroneous medical record reviews. A nursing home was closed and 157 patients were displaced because of phony medical record reviews. Additionally one hundred sixty people lost their jobs because of an out of control health department and administrators wanting to move up the food chain. Upwards of a half a million dollars is unaccountable from the facility’s accounts. Most of all a God fearing physician was dragged through the media, the legal system and to financial catastrophe for absolutely nothing.



When Dr. Mark Davis filed case number 1819, September term, 1994 before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals the Maryland Attorney General’s Office took quick notice. Two attorneys from this self-serving corrupt office requested Dr. Davis to drop this case and in return they suggested they would enable him to have his medical license reinstated. He did drop the case and they helped him regain his medical license 1995. The Medical Board, by a unanimous decision, returned his medical license. The Board realized the initial case filed against Dr. Davis was nothing less than dreck.  If this case had been heard perhaps the current Attorney General of the time, J. Joseph Currans would have been brought up on charges. There is much more to this case. Attorney Gilbert must be outed for his erroneous statements before the December 21, 2016 Maryland Board hearing and the unfounded charging document he concocted in 2006. This article only touches the surface of the vast corruption in the Maryland Administrative authorities noted here. No patient was harmed in any manner by Dr. Mark Davis, yet hundreds were harmed by the authorities discussed in these pages.  Please look for the complete e-book on this case coming soon. 



Mark Davis, MD   platomd@gmail.com
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

BOOKS WITHOUT BOOK REVIEWS HARVEST NO MINDS


BOOKS WITHOUT BOOK REVIEWS HARVEST NO MINDS



Books sitting in cyberspace or on dusty shelves deserve to be seen.

Authors must take the next step in order to garner an audience. Small budgets do not allow most authors expansive advertising venues such as utilized by media giants. Professional book reviews draw out the essence of the work and literally speak to potential buyers. One or two sentence reviews transfer little information and do not draw in an audience. Superbbookreviews.com provides the author with an energized book critique and posts it across many internet sites for one low fee. Commentary is unique and balanced providing the reader with a sense of the book without giving away its core. Superbbookreviews.com also proofreads books at nominal fees to assure the author the book is ready to be submitted to the publisher. Superbbookreviews.com an author’s best friend.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Confronting Infinity


Confronting Infinity



Borders between life and death have moved from science fiction to exploratory science. Paranormal studies were once only a fringe study. Now the fringe is rapidly becoming main stream. Since man’s inception into this universe he has suspected there is more to being human than a physical self. The word soul has been named in a thousand different ways all with similar meanings: a detached ethereal component of the human body which lives on after physical death. A more modernistic approach to the definition is an incorporeal entity that exists at the quantum level which is indestructible and lives on after all physical activity ceases. Pick your choice both definitions imply a transition into another mode of reality. With great privilege and humility I was allowed to be part of the dying process of hundreds who I knew well in life. These patients and a few friends were aware their time was short in this living environment. One specifically stands out. A former teacher nearing the age of 95 was under my care in a nursing home. Her mind was as sharp as the proverbial tack. The subject of death often crossed her mind. She believed ( I am paraphrasing) a door opened somewhere to let the departed through.  I never saw any fear in her. All I can state from my humble perch is every human will confront this transition, believers or not, that there is an awakening somewhere else. This is one man’s opinion without proselytizing his intrinsic beliefs.



Mark Davis, MD platomd@gmail.com

Manager of superbbookreviews.com

Manager of bestproofreadingeditingbookreviews.com

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Delinquent Author

A huge problem for many editors, proofreaders and book reviews is the delinquent author. After a fee schedule is agreed to, with the payment expected at the completion of the work performed, the author decides to play financial charades with you. My Paypal account is corrupted in some manner or form. Another approach is they do not return your e-mails once you indicate the work is completed hoping you will further reduce your fees. Still another format is I will pay you if the book sells. These and many other scenarios may be hard to contemplate yet they happen more than one would think. The obvious resolution to this problem is to get your money up from instead of utilizing the honor system and obtaining it on the backend. I have utilized the honor system because most authors who have asked me to help them are honorable people. Yet I am rethinking my approach. It is no fun when a person stiffs you for nominal fees requested. My question to the audience is: Should you collect your fees up front or request payment at completion of the work? Mark Davis, MD manager of superbbookreviews.com and bestproofreadingeditingbookreviews.com
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Friday, April 14, 2017

SPEX EXAM: NO SECRETS JUST FACTS




SPEX EXAM NO SECRETS JUST FACTS



With an extremely high failure rate the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) requires appropriate study to reach a passing grade. Designed by the faculty of the Federation of State Medical Boards this one day test is continuously in evolution. In its present incarnation there are 336 questions divided into 7 sections. Each section has 48 questions with a completion time of 64 minutes. Federation of State Board Literature is not precise concerning the contents of this exam. Many who have come to this test believed that minimal study was needed to pass. They were very surprised when their exam grades came in the mail. Required by state medical boards these entities provide minimal to no information in the exam’s contents or preparation. This mini course evolved out of the need for potential examinees to be provided with guidance on which subject matter to emphasize in their studies and which instructional material will give them the greatest chance of a successful passage of this exam.



Core Internal Medicine subjects are only part of this exam. A vast array of specialties which include multiple disciplines in surgery, pediatrics, genetics, psychiatry, medical statistics, obstetrics/gynecology and radiology have appeared on recent tests. This course will discuss question types which have appeared in current exams for the latter subject matter and allow the physician the maximum use of his or her study time. The course runs 2-3 hours and is performed by phone at a mutually agreed time. The cost is $300.  Please contact Mark Davis, MD at platomd@gmail.com with questions or to schedule a time to take the course.



Dr. Mark Davis, MD has counseled many physicians to help them in their ultimate goal to pass this exam.  Preparation from this course will be an invaluable aid in achieving a passing grade or better. Please contact Dr. Davis as soon as you know the SPEX is required for your medical licensure.  platomd@gmail.com

SPECIAL PURPOSE EXAM: NO SECRETS JUST FACTS




SPECIAL PURPOSE EXAMINATION (SPEX) COURSE



With an extremely high failure rate the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) requires appropriate study to reach a passing grade. Designed by the faculty of the Federation of State Medical Boards this one day test is continuously in evolution. In its present incarnation there are 336 questions divided into 7 sections. Each section has 48 questions with a completion time of 64 minutes. Federation of State Board Literature is not precise concerning the contents of this exam. Many who have come to this test believed that minimal study was needed to pass. They were very surprised when their exam grades came in the mail. Required by state medical boards these entities provide minimal to no information in the exam’s contents or preparation. This mini course evolved out of the need for potential examinees to be provided with guidance on which subject matter to emphasize in their studies and which instructional material will give them the greatest chance of a successful passage of this exam.



Core Internal Medicine subjects are only part of this exam. A vast array of specialties which include multiple disciplines in surgery, pediatrics, genetics, psychiatry, medical statistics, obstetrics/gynecology and radiology have appeared on recent tests. This course will discuss question types which have appeared in current exams for the latter subject matter and allow the physician the maximum use of his or her study time. The course runs 2-3 hours and is performed by phone at a mutually agreed time. The cost is $300.  Please contact Mark Davis, MD at platomd@gmail.com with questions or to schedule a time to take the course.



Dr. Mark Davis, MD has counseled many physicians to help them in their ultimate goal to pass this exam.  Preparation from this course will be an invaluable aid in achieving a passing grade or better. Please contact Dr. Davis as soon as you know the SPEX is required for your medical licensure.  platomd@gmail.com