Alliance for Patient Safety

                            All that is necessary for the triumph of evil...
                                                                ... is for good men to do nothing.

                                                                                                   Edmund Burke

How to Get Rid of a "Disruptive" Physician

1. Failure to provide a reappointment application  Read More

2. Changing the Bylaws of the Hospital

  • Include measures against "disruptive" physicians  Read More

  • Waive due process rights.  Read More

  • Sanctions for reporting hospital misconduct to outside agencies.   Read More

3. Make the Physician's Life as Miserable as Possible

    e.g. "escort" by hospital security guards ... Read More

4. "Go for the Jugular"

      Summarily suspend clinical privileges under false pretense of "imminent danger."

    This triggers automatic reporting of physician to state medical boards, National Practitioner Data Bank, malpractice insurance carriers, medical insurance carriers, … .

    The association of a summary suspension with the required "exhaustion of administrative remedies," protracted over many years, assures the demise of the physician's career, without any possible court's intervention. The hospital wins by attrition.

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5. Character Assasination and use of deceptive language

6. Use state medical board as proxy to suspend physician's license  Read More

7. Expulsion from Medical Societies Read More

8. Initiate frivolous lawsuits against the physician

  • e.g. SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit against Public Policy)  Read More

9. Attempt to physically injure and intimidate the physician   Read More