Weinstein, Rose, Lauer, Spacey, and Trump- these are reprobates for sure. But the complaints are all workplace related. I don’t want this sound like I’m unsympathetic, or that their behavior was OK.
I can’t understand the lack of outrage at a worse case of #metoo. There are predatory physicians all over the United States. These physicians have “consensual” sex with patients. But make no mistake- they’re predators. They’re rapists. Consent is rarely valid when the power differential is as great as the doctor patient relationship.
Yet, no one is addressing this. Take a look at the worst state in the country, Mississippi. Mississippi Medical Board has a nationally-recognized, and justly earned, reputation for for failing in it’s most basic task- protecting patients. Yet, there is no outrage. Why?
Look at 3 recent cases before the medical board:
Bret A Boes, MD- You can read his summons Boes summons and his consent order Boes order. The summons contains 29 pages of charges. It includes approximately 100 counts of distribution of controlled drugs- most amphetamines. It also contains a charge of sex with patients. His consent agreement is essentially an admission to all of the charges. Yet, and here’s the part where there should be outrage, he received essentially no discipline from the Mississippi Medical Board. He stll has a license. In fact, he’s in practice in Meridian, MS at some place called Anderson Regional Health System. It claims to be a “family values” system- makes me wonder about Mississippi families- and their values.
I’ll talk about some of the others later. Mississippi deserves to be last.