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Jul-26-2010 04:27printcomments

Dysfunctional Doctors: Are They Still Doctoring?
And Oregon's Marijuana Doctor?

Setting the record straight about a very controversial state medical boards.

Salem-News.com's Dr. Phil Leveque
Salem-News.com's Dr. Phil Leveque

(MOLALLA, Ore.) - The Oregonian newspaper continues to supply me with news leads. Their headline July 18, 2010, Doctors Silent on Errant Colleagues- hit me between the eyes. I am the ONLY doctor in the US revoked for helping marijuana patients get permits. WHAT’S GOING ON?!?

The first paragraph says it all. Your doctor could be drunk, addicted or incompetent but still be practicing. Believe it or not the State Medical Boards are supposed to be PROTECTING the public – it is NOT happening. It is a closed golf and drinking society.

The Oregonian article quoted from the Journal of American Medical Association states why the Medical Board system is a dangerous failure. Although doctors are supposed to have high ethical and moral standards which includes reporting dangerous doctors to the Medical Boards or their hospitals or medical societies, it doesn’t work that way. Reasons for this dangerous, to the public, failure are as follows:

  1. The doctors thought someone else was doing it, 19%

  2. The belief that nothing would be done, 15%

  3. Fear of retaliation, 12%

  4. They believed it was not their responsibility, 10%

  5. They believed the doctor would be excessively punished, 9%

17% of 1891 doctors knew of a seriously impaired doctor. One third of doctors did not report and did nothing.

With the above information at hand I was totally bewildered when I read in the Oregonian, information from The Oregon Medical Board, Dr. Leveque is a danger to ALL his patients and the public in general and they revoked my Medical License.

HOLY SMOKESTACKS!!! I had 5000 marijuana patients and most of them returned annually for renewals and I had no complaints about HARMING anyone.

The Oregonian story stated that in North Carolina about 200 doctors per year are reported and referred for alcoholism, drug addiction or psychological problems. N. Carolina has about the same population as Oregon and that means that we also should have about 200 docs segregated and under medical care. It is not happening!! The Oregon Medical Board does not even acknowledge to the public that they have dangerously impaired doctors unless it is a doctor like myself who has 5000 medical marijuana patients and then it gets printed on the front page of The Oregonian.

This compares to the Oregon Medical Board scandal about Dr. Jayant Patel who killed and seriously injured many patients in Oregon and the Oregon Board even concealed his malpractice for YEARS!!

I try to be philosophical about this. I have studied the pharmacology and toxicology of cannabis for about 60 years and have discovered through reading thousands of medical articles that it is the most useful, most effective, least harmful drug ever discovered. At the same time even after safely and effectively treating more than 5000 grateful patients that I am still A DANGER TO ALL OF MY PATIENTS AND THE PUBLIC IN GENERAL.

CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME?!?!?

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bill August 2, 2010 10:20 pm (Pacific time)

You are messing with their money,DUDE,It always comes back to it.


green jeans & green thumb July 27, 2010 9:00 pm (Pacific time)

Back in the 70's we took our 5year old to what was a supposedly world renoun allergist who put our child on allergy shots-1per week. About 8months into this we were let into the Dr.s office a few seconds too soon as he was slidding back his bottle of rum into the drawer..this was in the early AM folks. Later on found out from a Dr. from my parents church that our childs allergy doc was raging drunk and that all in the medical field knew of it. Thank Goodness nothing bad happened to our child..the allergys were not helped either. Doc L- i got my first omma card with your help you are nothing but GOOD..thru and thru! I always look forward too your stories and funny wit and gooood sense.


mike July 27, 2010 4:25 pm (Pacific time)

i once had a surgeon that was out drinking with my coach until 4am and i was on the table at 6am, i got very lucky!!!!


Anonymous July 27, 2010 11:08 am (Pacific time)

I agree with both posts..and check this out, there was a posting I read today on another website saying marijuana is bad for you. They quoted it from The 2010 edition of “Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment,”...Well, I looked up the owners of that publication, and it turned out to be McGraw Hill...who...wait for it...wait...distributes prozac!! Of course they are going to put down their competition. And get this: National Geographic scientists say shrimp are going all whacky, and they say it is because of high levels of prozac in their system...Can you imagine what it does to people?


Nate July 26, 2010 11:43 am (Pacific time)

such bs!, there is no logical or rational explanation for this


Osotan; July 26, 2010 9:16 am (Pacific time)

yes I think I can. They are constricted anal sphincter'a protecting whatever stories they don't want out there and using you to accomplish this diversion as long as they can get away with it. Don't let the bastards grind you down, you have a lot of good people on your side. Thanks Doc.,keep on going,they can't keep a good man down! We can see thru their B.S.

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