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Specialty

Client

Role

Gynecology Physician

Persuaded Maryland Board of Physicians (“MBOP”) to withdraw charges after charges were issued, on basis of failure to follow peer review guidelines and conflict of interest.
Plastic Surgery Physician Represented physician before MBOP in several matters, D.C. Board of Medicine, Virginia Board of Medicine, and American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Neurology Physician After MBOP imposed probation and network threatened “deselection”, persuaded MBOP to terminate probation and enter into non-public Disposition Agreement requiring continued treatment for substance abuse; successful representation before D.C. Board of Medicine.
Internal medicine /Cardiology /pulmonology

 

Physician Represented physician before MBOP which imposed probation, focused CME, proctoring, transcription of medical records; no “down time” required.
Surgery Physician Represented physician before MBOP which imposed CME requirements while allowing physician to continue to practice as surgical assistant; persuaded prosecutor and MBOP to drop charge of illegitimate prescribing without valid medical purpose.
Orthopedics Physician Represented doctor during investigation of complaint and achieved dismissal without charges by MBOP.
Orthopedics Physician Represented through investigation of complaint and achieved dismissal without charges by BPQA.
Gastroenterology Physician Represented doctor during investigation and achieved dismissal without charges by MBOP.
Internal Medicine Physician Represented doctor during investigation of patient complaint and achieved dismissal without charges by MBOP.
Obstetrics/Gynecology Physician Represented doctor by disgruntled physician who lost privileges; achieved dismissal without charges.
Anesthesiology Physician Represented doctor by disgruntled physician who lost privileges and achieved dismissal without charges.
Ophthalmology Physician Represented doctor by patient and achieved dismissal without charges.
Gastroenterology Physician Represented doctor before MBOP by patient complaint and achieved dismissal without charges.
Internal Medicine Physician Represented physician during investigation of fraud and related charges by MBOP.
Psychiatry Physician Represented physician during investigation for illegitimate prescribing; physician retired in lieu of charges.
Urology Physician Represented physician during investigation for substandard care and persuaded MBOP to dismiss complaint without filing any charges due to conflicts of interest and bad faith of peer reviewers.
Internal Medicine Physician Represented physician during investigation for alleged abandonment and discriminatory treatment and achieved dismissal without charges by MBOP.
Obstetrics/Gynecology Physician Represented physician after MBOP filed charges and successfully persuaded MBOP to close case with non-public, informal warning re medical records.
Obstetrics/Gynecology Physician Represented physician, achieved dismissal without charges by MBOP.
Urology Physician Represented physician before MBOP, Special Investigation Unit of Blue Cross Blue Shield and Health Care Fraud Unit of Criminal Investigations Division, Office of the Attorney General.  Blue Cross and the Criminal Division dropped charges.  Negotiated Consent Order with MBOP
Hyberbaricoxygen therapy Physician Represented physician before MBOP in complaint of former employee alleging violation of patient care standards.
Geriatrics Physician Assisted in representing physician before MBOP in complaint of daughter of former deceased patient regarding physician’s certification of level of hospice care for Medicare reimbursement.  MBOP dismissed complaint.
Anesthesiology Physician Represented physician in residency program regarding substance abuse charges
Cardiology Physician Represented physician at Physician Rehabilitation Committee regarding substance abuse charges.
Dentistry Dentist Assisted in representing dentist in investigation by commercial insurer for suspected fraud.  Achieved settlement with no reporting.
Psychology Psychologist Represented psychologist before Maryland Board of Psychology Examiners.  Board dismissed complaint.
Nurse Nursing Supervisor Represented claim before State Board of Examiners of Nurses regarding allegation of inadequate supervision.  Board dismissed complaint.
Educational Testing Education Assessment Specialists Represented educational assessment specialists before Maryland Board of Psychology Examiners regarding whether educational testing is within the practice of psychology.
Psychiatry Physician Represented psychiatrist before MBOP in connection with Order for Summary Suspension.  Successful in reversing summary suspension by MBOP.  Physician entered into consent order.
Interventional Cardiology Physician Represented physician before Board of Trustees of hospital which issued reprimand.  Represented physician before MBOP which dismissed complaint.
Chiropractic Chiropractor Represented chiropractor before D.C. Board of Chiropractic.
Orthopedics Physician Represented physician in connection with on-call privileges at hospital.
OB Gyn Physician Represented physician in connection with contract dispute with hospital.
Psychiatry Physician Represented physician before MBOP in connection with lapse of license.  MBOP imposed fine.
Internal Medicine Physician Ongoing representation of physician before MBOP in connection with continuing medical education deficiencies.
Psychiatry Physician Represented physician in Hearing Committee which found in favor of physician.
Internal Medicine/Family Practice Physician Represented physician in proceedings before Maryland Board of Physicians.
Orthopedics Physician Represented physician before the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery regarding eligibility for Part II of certifying examination.
Nuclear Pharmacist Pharmacist Represented pharmacist before Maryland Board of Pharmacy regarding reinstatement from suspension.
OB/Gyn Physician Represented physician excluded from participation in federal health care program.
OB/Gyn Physician Represented physician in proceedings at county hospital.
Cardiology Physician Represented physician in proceedings at Veterans Administration successfully reversing findings of research fraud and exclusion from VA contracts
Family Practice Physician Represented physician before Maryland Board of Physicians regarding voluntary surrender of license, and before Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice regarding allegations of improper prescribing.
Interventional Cardiology Physician Represented physician regarding termination from Hospital employment and proceedings before Hospital quality improvement committee.
Psychiatrist Physician Represented physician in investigation by Maryland Board of Physicians.
Nurse Nurse Represented nurse supervisor in connection with summary suspension and reinstatement by Board of Nursing.
Nephrology Medical Staff Advised Hearing Committee which recommended denial of privileges.  Board of Trustees denied privileges.
Pediatrics Medical Staff Advised 1st Hearing Committee which recommended termination.  Advised 2nd Hearing Committee which recommended conditions.  Board of Trustees denied privileges.
Gynecology Medical Staff Advised Department Chairman, Credentials Committee and MEC which recommended restrictive terms and conditions of continued membership.  Board of Trustees terminated privileges of physician.
Internal Medicine Medical Staff Advised Hearing Committee of five physicians as to procedures in hearing.  Drafted hearing committee report, which recommended extension of privileges to allow board certification. Board of Trustees denied reappointment.
Vascular, thoracic and trauma surgery Medical Staff Advised Department Chairman, Credentials Committee and MEC as to reappointment and delineation of privileges.  Physician resigned prior to hearing.  Assisted in representing individually named physicians in complaint, which was settled.
Psychiatry Medical Staff Advised Investigating Committee and MEC, which recommended restrictions on privileges.  Physician resigned from Medical Staff.
Psychiatry Medical Staff Advised Investigating Committee and MEC, which did not recommend any restrictions on privileges.
Ophthalmology Medical Staff Advised Medical Staff leadership on disruptive physician.  Matter is pending.
Surgery Medical Staff Ongoing representation regarding physician’s substandard care.
Nephrology Medical Staff Advised Hearing Committee which recommended denial of privileges.  Board of Trustees denied privileges.
Obstetrics/Gynecology Medical Staff Advised Department Chairman and Hearing Committee regarding denial of privileges due to failure to complete proctoring requirements.  Physician resigned from Medical Staff prior to hearing.
Ear, Nose & Throat Medical Staff Represented Medical Staff which denied application of physician for reappointment.
Obstetrics/Gynecology Hospital Advised Department Chairman and Hearing Committee, which recommended letter of reprimand.  Board of Directors issued reprimand.
Obstetrics/Gynecology Hospital Advised Department Chairman and Department Quality Assurance Committee, which recommended certain changes in practice.  Board of Directors reappointed physician.  Physician resigned.
Obstetrics/Gynecology Hospital Advised Department Chairman and Hearing Committee, which recommended restrictive terms and conditions.  Board of Directors terminated privileges. Assisted in representing hospital in suit filed by physician in federal district court, which dismissed complaint.  Court of Special Appeals upheld dismissal and Court of Appeals denied certiori.
Gynecologic Oncology Hospital Advised Investigating Committee and Medical Executive Committee regarding counseling requirements for failure to respond to pager.
Ear Nose and Throat Hospital Advised Hospital Investigating Committee, Medical Executive Committee and Board of Directors regarding physician providing substandard care.
Psychiatry Hospital Advised Investigative Committee, which recommended restrictive terms and conditions. Assisted in advising second Investigative Committee and MEC, which recommended stringent co-admissions requirements and other conditions.  Physician accepted conditions.
Diagnostic Radiology Hospital Advised Department Chairman, Credentials Committee and MEC as to initial appointment and delineation of privileges.  Physician withdrew application for privileges.

Gynecology
Hospital Advised Department Chairman, Departmental Quality Assurance Committee, Investigative Committee, MEC and Board of Trustees; presented evidence before Hearing Committee.  Board of Trustees imposed restrictions and physician resigned.
Ophthalmology Hospital Advised Department Chairman and Hearing Committee regarding termination of ophthalmology resident.  Committee recommended termination.  Chief of Staff terminated resident.  Assisted in representing hospital in complaint filed by physician.  Case was settled.
Ophthalmology Hospital Advised Quality Assurance Committee as to appropriate restrictions on HIV-positive ophthalmology resident.
Vascular andThoracic Surgery Hospital Served as Hearing Officer and adviser to Hearing Committee of five (5) physicians; drafted Hearing Committee report, which recommended stringent terms and conditions for physician.  Board of Trustees denied reappointment.
Vascular andThoracic Surgery Hospital Advised Investigative Committee, Credentials Committee, MEC and Hearing Committee in collaboration with Venable litigation team.  Board of Directors terminated physician who filed suit. Venable litigation team won dismissal of all counts in case in Baltimore County Circuit Court. Court of Special Appeals upheld dismissal and Court of Appeals denied certiori.
Anesthesiology Hospital Advised Department Chairman, Investigative Committee and MEC; presented evidence to Hearing Committee with Venable litigation team.  Board of Directors terminated physician, who filed suit in Howard County Circuit Court and federal court in Baltimore.  Venable litigation team won dismissal of all counts in cases in state and federal court.  Court of Special Appeals upheld dismissal.
Nephrology Hospital Advised Department Chairman and Hearing Committee, which recommended denial of privileges.  Board of Trustees denied privileges.
Psychiatry Hospital Assisted MEC which upheld summary suspension; physician resigned from Medical Staff.
Pediatric Orthopedics Hospital Venable health care/litigation team defended lawsuit against Hospital, which had terminated physician’s contract; settlement obtained.
Neonatology Hospital Assisted in obtaining external peer review of physician.  Board of Directors terminated contract.
Internal Medicine/Addictionology Hospital Assisted Department Chairman and Hospital in summary suspension.  Physician resigned from Medical Staff prior to hearing.
Obstetrics/Gynecology Hospital Assisted Department Chairman, Hearing Committee and outside expert, all of whom recommended restrictions, which were adopted by Board of Trustees.
Plastic Surgery/Hand Surgery Hospital Assisted Dept. Chairman, MEC and Hearing Committee, which advised terminating privileges.  Physician resigned prior to final action by Board of Directors.
Internal Medicine Hospital Assisted Department Chairman and MEC in denial of GI/endoscopy privileges to internist, who withdrew request for hearing.
Gynecology Hospital Served as Hearing Officer and adviser to Hearing Committee of five (5) physicians; drafted Hearing Committee report, which recommended denial of reappointment.  Board of Trustees denied reappointment.
Gynecology Hospital Served as Hearing Officer and advisor to Hearing Committee of seven (7) physicians; drafted Hearing Committee report, which recommended denial of appointment.  Board of Trustees denied appointment.
Anesthesiology Hospital Advised Hospital regarding termination of physician for alteration of billing records.
Obstetrics/Gynecology Hospital Presented evidence at hearing before hospital panel which upheld termination of resident from residency training program.   Participated in defense of hospital in lawsuit filed by physician under Americans With Disabilities Act.  Case was settled.
Internal Medicine Hospital Advised hearing committee regarding application of physician, who withdrew application prior to hearing.
Gynecology Hospital Advised Departmental quality assurance committee in assembling report and recommendations regarding physician.  Physician resigned prior to any request for corrective action or other disciplinary action.
Internal Medicine Hospital Advised Investigative Committee regarding physician who engaged in disruptive behavior and treated staff poorly.  Medical Executive Committee recommended reprimand and probation.
Orthopedic Surgery Hospital Advised hearing committee regarding physician who engaged in disruptive and harassing behavior.  Settled matter without a hearing.
General Surgery Hospital Advised quality assurance committee regarding physician who generated patient complaints.  Physician resigned from Medical Staff following investigation.
Anesthesiology/Critical Care Hospital Advised Credentials Committee, MEC regarding applicant for privileges in critical care medicine. MEC recommended additional training, and physician withdrew application.
Psychiatry Hospital Advised committees regarding possible impairment of psychiatrist.  No corrective action was requested, and the physician was subject to retrospective review of patient charts.
Orthopedic Surgery Hospital Advised Hospital and hearing committee regarding physician who was disciplined by state board for inappropriate prescribing of controlled dangerous substances.  Hearing Committee recommended probation and Board of Directors reinstated physician on probationary basis with terms and conditions.
Neurology Hospital Represented hospital regarding termination of physician’s privileges due to false entries on application for licensure and privileges.  Matter is pending.
Cardiology Hospital Represented hospital regarding physician’s disruptive behavior.  Hospital reached an amicable settlement following investigation and due process hearing.
Gynecology Hospital Represented hospital in connection with physician’s performance of procedures which exceeded his delineation of privileges.  Physician resigned.
Surgery(Ear, Nose and Throat) Hospital Represented hospital in connection with disagreement with physician regarding medical management of several cases.  Physician agreed not to submit an application for reappointment.
Orthopedic Surgery Hospital Represented hospital in connection with summary suspension related to differences between Hospital and Physician related to interpersonal relations and patient care.  Physician will not apply or reapply to Hospital for appointment or reappointment privileges.
Family Practice Hospital Represented hospital in connection with investigation of physician for failure to adhere to standards of care and misrepresentation on applications for reappointment and licensure.
Surgery Hospital Represented hospital in connection with summary suspension of physician for substandard care.
Surgery Hospital Represented hospital in connection with investigation of physician for substandard care.
Anesthesiology Hospital Advised hospital regarding impaired physician.
Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital Advised Hospital in connection with investigation and subsequent denial of reappointment application.  Board of Directors denied renewal application.
Pharmacy Pharmacygrocery chain Represented pharmacy chain before State Board of Pharmacy regarding switch of medications.  State Board dismissed case in return for voluntary agreement.
Pharmacy Pharmacist Represented pharmacist in proceedings before State Board of Pharmacy regarding switch of medications.  State Board dismissed case.
Pharmacy Pharmacist Represented pharmacist in proceedings before State Board of Pharmacy regarding erroneous label on prescription.
Interventional Cardiology Medical Staff Represented medical staff in investigation, summary suspension and resignation of interventional cardiologist pertaining to unnecessary procedures.
Internal Medicine Medical Staff Represented medical staff in connection with investigation, summary suspension and resignation of internist pertaining to fraudulent medical records.
Anesthesiology/ Pain Management Medical Staff Represented medical staff in connection with summary suspension and resignation of impaired physician.
Urology Hospital Represented hospital in investigation of urologist pertaining to substandard care.  Physician’s privileges expired without hearing.
Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Hospital Represented Hospital in connection with investigation and partial summary suspension of physician who performed inappropriate endo-vascular procedures.
Family Practice Hospital Represented hospital in connection with investigation, hearing and suspension of physician pertaining to falsified medical records.
Orthopedics Hospital Represented hospital in connection with investigation and monitoring of physician pertaining to inappropriate care
Neurology Hospital Represented hospital in connection with denial of privileges  for inappropriate care
Hospitalist/Internal Medicine Medical Staff Represented medical staff and hospital in connection with summary suspension/medical leave of absence of potentially impaired physician.
Interventional Cardiology Medical Staff Represented medical staff in investigation,  corrective action and monitoring of interventional cardiologist in connection with performance of inappropriate interventions
Family Practice Hospital Represented hospital in investigation, hearing and termination of privileges in connection with inappropriate management of patient and failure to maintain adequate medical records.
Orthopedic Surgery Physician Represented physician in investigation and hearing by professional association for ethical violation.

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