Dr. Richard Willner of the Center for Peer Review Justice writes in:
This is the last letter I received from a client. M is a 63 yo cardiologist living in XX. This letter was ghosted by his boy, a lawyer in YY. M had the “nerve” to question the billing of his patients. As an employee, the billing is done by the billing department of the employer. He should have benefited as he has earned more “credits”, as per the usual and customary contracts, insurance payers, etc. The Employer retaliated with a Suspension, Data Banking by the National Practitioner Data Bank, and other actions.
Under the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986, MDs do not have substantive due process rights. All of these actions often result in a suspension at the state licensing board level, and other actions. I specialize in “fixing” these type of cases.
The Cardiologist is making nice progress, and we are in the process of getting him significant employment in a hospital.
This letter followed:
Dr. Richard Willner and his organization The Center for Peer Review Justice have coined the following tagline: “Doctors Are Our Patients.” As someone who over the past several weeks has been directly involved with Dr. Willner and the work he does, I can unequivocally state that his tagline rings more than true.
Dr. Willner provides a service that is not offered by attorneys. Over the past 16 years he has been serving as a “maestro” of sorts in orchestrating a multi-pronged offense and defense for doctors who are being subjected to sham peer review. In the short time that I have known Dr. Willner, he has taken charge of my case and assembled an experienced team, including attorneys, to combat the frivolous charges made against me. Most importantly, Dr. Willner’s approach seeks to get to the “intangibles” at play in any sham peer review – he seeks to identify the source of the physician persecution and does so in the most cost-effective and non-confrontational way.
In addition to the above, Dr. Willner goes above the call of duty and makes himself available 24/7 for phone calls and consults. Dr. Willner truly believes in what he is doing and as a physician himself, is acutely aware of how the dark cloud of a sham peer review can weigh on a physician both mentally and economically. Because he has his finger on the pulse of doctors going through such a trauma, he is uniquely capable of counseling and advising physicians in what is often times their darkest hour both professionally and personally.
Dr. Willner allows a physician that is subject to peer review to stop the downward tailspin they initially find themselves in, and take charge of their career and future. He does so not only with his own actions, but through the countless contacts he has nurtured and developed throughout the country who share his determination and vision to to see physicians through what may initially seem like an insurmountable battle.
I could not recommend him more highly.
Dr. D, cardiologist and emailed by his Attorney March 7, 2016