Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
This is Baratz and Thexton’s written plan to destroy the leading-edge health care system for millions of people in Wisconsin.
You are about to read the “Final Decision and Order” that DORL employee Arthur Thexton wants to FORCE on all leading-edge health practitioners in Wisconsin. He is starting with Eleazar Kadile MD.
Worry Not – THEY LOST THIS CASE. WE WON!!! This DID NOT happen…
Notations, and commentaries, in this writing are in blue.
Note that MOST of the so-called “FINDINGS OF FACT” or “CONCLUSIONS OF LAW,” and the “ORDER” shown below are NOT true.
One of Thexton/Baratz tactics here, is the sheer financial cost that any physician would incur, if he/she had BAD legal advice, and were foolish enough to agree to something like this. We’ve put financial cost estimates in green.
Eleazar Kadile MD is simply an “Alternative Medicine” practitioner. He has done nothing wrong.
Thexton/Baratz’s strategy to force this on Dr. Kadile, and all other practitioners, is simple. Thexton is trying to qualify Baratz as an expert in EVERY facet of American medicine – and then have him testify in marathon Administrative Law Cases, to run up the individual doctor’s legal bills beyond what they can afford. Dr. Kadile’s legal bills totaled $127,000 after the first week of trial. And, there was no end in sight. Thexton wants Baratz to testify for another week. The trial is ongoing.
When you are done reading this, go read the individual “REQUIRED DISCLOSURE FOR EXPERIMENTAL/UNCONVENTIONAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT” forms that Thexton/Baratz want to force patients to sign…
STATE OF WISCONSIN
BEFORE THE MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
IN THE MATTER OF DISCIPLINARY FINAL DECISION AND ORDER
PROCEEDINGS AGAINST LS-0112061-MED
ELEAZAR M. KADILE, M.D. 94 MED, 96 MED 287
The parties to this action for the purposes of 227.53, Wis. Stats., are:Eleazar M. Kadile, MD
1538 Belleview St.
Green Bay, WI 54311
Wisconsin Medical Examining Board
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
Department of Regulation and Licensing
Division of Enforcement
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
The parties in this matter agree to the terms and conditions of the attached Stipulation as the final decision of this matter, subject to the approval of the Board. The Board has reviewed this Stipulation and considers it acceptable. No one has agreed to any of this…
Accordingly, the Board in this matter adopts the attached Stipulation and makes the following: No one has agreed to any of this…
FINDINGS OF FACT
1. The respondent is Eleazar deMira Kadile ( D.O.B. 1/26/39) who is licensed and currently registered as a physician and surgeon in the State of Wisconsin, license #20408, first granted on 10/1/76. Respondent’s most recent address on file with the Department of Regulation and Licensing is 1538 Belleview St. Green Bay, WI 54311.
2. During the year 1995, and in subsequent years, respondent caused to be distributed and published to the public a brochure advertising his services as a physician, which brochure stated: “Relentless study of allergy and the environment led to his board certification in Environmental Medicine. In 1992, he received a Fellowship from that same organization.” The brochure did not contain the complete name of the specialty board which conferred the certification. So?
3. In the same brochure, respondent advertises as follows: “Our Certified Clinical Nutritionist is available to discuss nutritional needs with you.” In fact, respondent had no person on his staff or associated with his practice who was or is certified under §448.70 to §448.94, Wis. Stats, although the person had passed a certification test for a national private association in the field of nutrition in 1991. Yeah, and?
4. Respondent caused or authorized to be published in the August 17, 1996 (Sunday) Green Bay Press-Gazette, a general circulation newspaper, an advertisement which stated that a “typical” patient treated with chelation therapy reported that his coronary artery blockage was halved by respondent’s chelation therapy, and that “chelation therapy is an effective way to not only combat, but reverse some of the effects of atherosclerosis.” This never happened. Thexton made this up. The Board finds that there is not sufficient data to support these representations. The board has done no such thing. Thexton is lying…
5. At all times relevant hereto respondent treated patient Roy P., a male born in 1939 with a history of stroke, mild diabetes, herniated lumbar disc L-4L5, and angioplasty. He had cholesterol levels of 250, with LDL of 173, and was taking cholestyramine.
6. On 11/7/91, respondent first saw this patient and diagnosed the patient as suffering from sub clinical hypothyroidism.
7. The patient’s T3 and FTI laboratory test results were within normal limits, while the T4 was 4.5 (the normal range is 4.9 to 9.5) based on the first laboratory test results in the patient’s chart, which bear the date of 11/11/91.
8. The laboratory test results set forth in the previous paragraph do not support a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. Respondent’s statements that he believed the patient to have “subclinical hypothyroidism” based on the laboratory reports, an uncharted low basal temperature, high cholesterol, the presence of scleroderma (an autoimmune disorder) and diabetes, and a report of feeling fatigued, is not recognized by the Board. This is not true. Thexton is lying, based on crackpot Baratz’s reading of the case.
9. Respondent prescribed desiccated thyroid per day, beginning 11/21/91, for treatment of hypothyroidism.
10. Chelation therapy is a treatment which involves the infusion of intravenous EDTA into a patient’s bloodstream. There are kinds of EDTA: calcium EDTA and disodium EDTA. Disodium EDTA is used conventionally to remove calcium from the body, and is well accepted for use in cases where a patient has hypercalcemia or digitalis-induced cardiac arrhythmias. Calcium EDTA is used to remove lead from the body in cases of lead poisoning, and is well-accepted for this use. The patient did not have any of these conditions. Baratz says this – and he has no expertise in any of this. His claim to expertise is that “he read about chelation when he was in DENTAL school…
11. Respondent prescribed and administered magnesium disodium EDTA chelation for this patient. 60 such chelation treatments were administered in Respondent’s office between 12/3/01 and 5/12/94.
12. Respondent’s conduct created the following risks to the patient, which were not adequately disclosed: Says crackpot Baratz…
A. The provision of thyroid replacement therapy to a patient who does not have hypothyroidism may lead to hyperthyroidism, including weight loss, hypertension, palpitations, diarrhea, cramps, tachycardia, angina pectoris, arrhythmias, tremors, headache, and in severe cases cardiac decompensation, cardiac failure and death. None of this is true. It is simply crackpot Robert Baratz’s assinine commentary on a science he knows nothing about.
B. Board finds that Respondent’s failure to accurately and completely record his findings in the patient’s record, and his failure to document a thorough and competent history and physical examination, creates the risk that the patient’s conditions are not being accurately recorded, detected, and monitored thereby creating an additional risk that the patient may be inappropriately treated or there may be a delay in necessary treatment. None of this is true. It is simply crackpot Robert Baratz’s assinine commentary on a science he knows nothing about.
13. In fact, chelation therapy is not accepted by the Board as an effective treatment for any of the patient’s diagnosed conditions. The board has done NO SUCH THING. Thexton is lying…
14. Respondent signed a letter and sent the letter to an insurance company on 1/11/92, stating that the patient had high level of mercury and lead, and that there was a medical necessity for EDTA chelation for the presence of these substances. In fact, the Board does not find high levels of either of these substances by accepted or established testing methods. The board has done no such thing. Thexton is lying… The purpose of EDTA chelation therapy was to improve the patient’s cardiovascular functioning, and by failing to state this, a material fact was not conveyed to the insurance company. None of this is true. It is simply crackpot Robert Baratz’s assinine commentary on a science he knows nothing about.
15. Respondent has stated that if a patient substantially like Mr. P were to present to him today, he would treat him in substantially the same way as he treated Mr. P.
16. The Board finds that the state’s expert, Robert S. Baratz, is qualified to give admissible testimony on all aspects of this matter. Isn’t this amazing? Thexton is so worried about Baratz being disqualified he wants this junk in an agreement.
CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
A. The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board has jurisdiction to act in this matter pursuant to §448.02(3), Wis. Stats. And is authorized to enter into the attached Stipulation pursuant to §227.44 (5), Wis. Stats.
B. Failing to state the full name of the board which certified him in “environmental medicine,” as described in ¶2, above, is contrary to § Med 10.02(2)(w), Wis. Adm. Code This is a STUPID Statement written by Thexton – showing the low quality of work he is able to produce as a public employee.
C. Representing that a person is a “Certified Clinical Nutritionist,” as described in ¶ 3, above, tends to represent the person as certified in a nutrition-related field, and is therefore prohibited by ¶448.76, Wis. Stats. The brochure statement constitutes a violation of ¶ Med 10.02(2)(o), Wis. Adm Code. Again – this is a STUPID Statement written by Thexton – showing the low quality of work he is able to produce as a public employee.
D. The advertising described in ¶4, above, is contrary to § Med 10.02(2)9O), Wis. Adm. Code. Wrong…
E. Respondent’s conduct as described in ¶¶5-15, above, violated § Med 10.02(2)(u), Wis Adm. Code. Wrong…
F. Respondent’s conduct as described in ¶14, above, violated Wis. Adm. Code § Med 10.02(2)(m). Wrong…
G. The above conduct constitutes unprofessional conduct within the meaning of Wis. Stats. § 448.02(3). Wrong…
ORDER Again – remember that none of this is actually true – it’s what Thexton, and Baratz, want all the health practitioners in Wisconsin to agree to. Eleazar Kadile MD is an “Alternative Medicine” practitioner. He has done nothing wrong. All of this is to stop him, and about 3,000 other Wisconsin practitioners, from practicing non-conventional medicine. All on the say-so of a crackpot hair-removal specialist who lost his last job after a physical altercation with a 72-year old woman – and the writings of a DORL zealot.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, that the attached Stipulation is accepted.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that Eleazar M. Kadile, MD, is REPRIMANDED for his unprofessional conduct in this matter. There is NO unprofessional conduct – except on the part of Arthur Thexton, and Robert Baratz.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that the license to practice medicine and surgery of respondent is LIMITED as provided in §448.02(3)(e), Wis. Stats., and as follows:
1) Respondent shall, for all patients, record in the chart the names and contact information for all other physicians the patient is seeing or is likely to see on a continuing basis, and shall inform one primary care physician’s office, in writing, of his diagnosis and proposed treatment of the patient. If a patient refuses consent for respondent to provide such information to the other physician, respondent shall not treat that patient. There is no good reason for this. It is just to raise costs, harass other doctors, and create bad feeling… Monthly estimated cost – $500.
2) Respondent shall not engage or participate in any research project on human subjects without the specific approval of the Board. The board doesn’t have any jurisdiction over research projects. It couldn’t approve or disapprove one if it wanted to.
3) Respondent shall not prescribe, dispense, or administer any drug product or device which is not FDA approved, nor for any use or indication for which such drug product or device is not labeled in the United States, nor may respondent order, dispense, or administer any compounded drug or drug product, except as permitted in this Order. This is contrary to NORMAL physician practice in the United States. Off-label or compounded prescribing shall be pursuant to the form attached as REQUIRED DISCLOSURE FOR EXPERIMENTAL/UNCONVENTIONAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT. The Board or its designee may grant exceptions to this requirement for written informed consent for “off-label” prescribing, upon petition, either as to an individual case or product or as to a category of patients or products. There is no provision in board policy to provide for petitions on individual cases. Is Thexton too stupid to know this? Respondent may offer chelation therapy only if the patient signs the for which is attached to this Order as REQUIRED DISCLOSURE FOR ETHYLENEDIAMINETETRAACETIC ACID (EDTA) CHELATION THERAPY. Respondent shall not alter, preface, supplement, or in any way attempt to defeat or minimize the message of the approved disclosure forms with other documents or oral statements; respondent shall comply with ch. Med 18, Wis. Adm. Code. The form shall be preserved in the patient’s chart, and a copy given to the patient at the time of signing.
4) Respondent shall not order or recommend any established test for unestablished reasons, or any unestablished test (including but not limited to whole blood analysis, hair analysis, any test offered by facilities which are not commonly used by physicians practicing conventional medicine) unless the patient signs the attached REQUIRED DISCLOSURE FOR EXPERIMENTAL/UNCONVENTIONAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT. All testing shall be performed by CLIA regulated laboratory which is authorized to do the test performed. All physicians use “disclosure” forms. Wait until you see the ones that Thexton/Baratz dreamed up…
5) Respondent shall not sell any good or article to any patient at other than his actual cost (including shipping) without written notice (approved by the Board or its designee) by respondent that such goods or articles are being sold on a for-profit basis, and with acknowledgment from the patient that he/she is purchasing the good or article voluntarily of his/her own free will, and that he/she may purchase the items elsewhere. They want to eliminate vitamins and supplements. Estimate cost – unknown.
6) Respondent shall make no statement concerning a patient’s condition, orally or in writing to any third party payor or a patient (or patient’s caregiver) which is not clearly supportable by the patient’s health care record. Respondent shall not make any statement to a third party payor or a patient (or patient’s caregiver) that a patient has abnormal levels of any substance without enclosing the laboratory report which supports that statement. This is insulting. Only crackpot Baratz says that Dr. Kadile didn’t have adequate justification for treatment…
7) Respondent shall, at his own expense, retain a physician who is board certified in a specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties in a field providing primary care to patients, who is acceptable to the Board, such acceptance not to be unreasonably withheld. The retained physician shall, on behalf of the Board, review respondent’s patient charts no less often than every three months, or as the retained physician shall determine is necessary to timely review the records, and shall report to the Board any conduct which may violate this Order or be negligent, unprofessional, in violation of any state or federal law or rule, or outside the standard of care. The retained physician’s sole duty is to the Board and not to any patient or third party. Respondent shall cooperate at all times with the retained physician including by timely paying any fees in full, answering questions, and providing supplemental information promptly when requested. All of respondent’s personal clinical notes resulting from office visits shall by typed. This is insulting. It is here only to harass doctors – and to increase their costs to operate. A Board certified MD would have to charge between 20 to 35 thousand dollars each quarter to review this many charts. And, when would one have time? And who would take the risk?
8) Respondent shall forthwith ensure that none of his staff uses the title “certified clinical nutritionist” or any other title which violates §448.76, Wis. Stats. This is insulting. They want to eliminate vitamins and supplements.
9) Respondent shall forthwith cease to use any advertising which includes testimonials, and shall not advertise any medical practice or course of treatment which would include any particular or specific off-label use of drug products or devices, nor shall he advertise that he is board-certified unless he is either certified by a board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, or discloses the full name of the Board which has certified him. However, Respondent continues to have the right to advertise his complementary and alternative medicine practice. This is insulting. It also restraint of trade. This is not within the board’s venue, or scope of authority.
10) Respondent shall, at his own expense ($25,000 plus the wasted time), participate in and successfully complete with 12 months of the date of this Order, an educational program established through the University of Wisconsin Continuing Medical Education Program (which may conduct any program through the Medical College of Wisconsin or another CME provider) in medical recordkeeping approved by the Board or its designee. Alternatively, respondent shall complete another recordkeeping course pre-approved by the Board or its designee, which is substantially equivalent. This is insulting. Baratz is too dim-witted, and has too little experience, to read simple patient records.
a) Under tutelage of a mentor selected by the program (Baratz will be the so-called mentor?), Respondent shall review a selected text on medical recordkeeping, and shall introduce the mentor’s recommendations into his system in both clinic and hospital records. All of Respondent’s records may be reviewed and discussed periodically as the mentor shall determine. Reviews may include not only the adequacy of documentation but any quality of care or related issue. This is just run up costs, for no good reason – and get Baratz some more income.. Estimated cost – $125,000.
b) The mentor (Baratz?) shall agree to report any matter which may constitute a danger to the health, safety or welfare of patient or public, or any violation of law to the Board whenever it comes to the mentor’s attention. This is insulting.
c) Respondent’s progress and the outcome of the program shall be reported directly to the Department Monitor who may discuss Respondent’s progress with the mentor. The UW-CME shall certify the results of the program upon completion to the Board.
d) If Respondent does not successfully complete the program or achieve the program objectives, the matter shall be referred to the Board to determine any additional appropriate discipline for the conduct set forth in the Findings of Fact.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that Respondent’s license is LIMITED in the following additional respect: If respondent renews his registration after Oct. 31 2005, respondent shall EITHER have taken and passed the SPEX with a score of 75 (Respondent may not attempt the test more than twice without Board approval), OR have undergone an assessment to evaluate Respondent’s current abilities to practice medicine at his current practice (by Baratz?), given his current patient population and the facts of this case. The assessment shall be performed under the direction of the University of Wisconsin Continuing Medical Education Program (UW-CME), and may include a cognitive screening assessment, peer interview, and/or physical examination. Respondent shall have completed all portions of the process for which he is responsible (including payment of all required fees), as requested by UW-CME, before October 31, 2005. It is commonly known that NO ONE EVER passes the SPEX test. Estimated cost – $20,000, plus the wasted time.
If the results of this assessment process show a deficiency in respondent’s abilities, respondent shall participate in and successfully complete an educational program established through the UW-CME and based upon the results of the assessment. The educational program shall include a post-intervention assessment which may be 6-18 months following the completion of the didactic portion of the program. Respondent shall complete this program within the time parameters established by the UW-CME, but no later than two years from the date of the report to the Board of the results of the assessment process. It is commonly known that NO ONE EVER passes the SPEX test. Estimated cost, including travel, lodging. lost income – $250,000.
In the event that UW-CME states that it is unable to develop an educational program which adequately addresses the issues identified in the assessment, the program shall notify the Board of this fact, and the matter shall be returned to the Division of Enforcement for further action. The results of the assessment shall be admissible as evidence in any subsequent proceedings in this action. It is commonly known that NO ONE EVER passes the SPEX test.
Respondent shall be responsible for all costs incurred for the SPEX or the assessment and training under the terms of this Order, and shall timely pay all fees when due. It is commonly known that NO ONE EVER passes the SPEX test.
The UW-CME shall certify to the Board the results of the assessment and educational program upon their completion, and may certify separately the didactic portion of the program and the post-intervention assessment. Upon receipt of certification of completion of the terms and conditions set forth above, the Medical Examining Board shall inform Respondent that his obligations under this portion of this order have been satisfied, and that his license is no longer limited in this respect. It is commonly known that NO ONE EVER passes the SPEX test.
If respondent does not successfully complete the program or does not successfully achieve the objectives of the program, and does not pass SPEX, this matter shall be referred to the Board to determine any other appropriate discipline for the conduct set out in the Findings of Fact. Respondent and the Division will have the opportunity to present argument to the Board on that issue. The Board and Respondent will receive the results of the assessment and Respondent’s performance in the program, including the post-intervention assessment, as evidence in determining appropriate discipline. It is commonly known that NO ONE EVER passes the SPEX test.
If Respondent has diligently pursued the assessment option in a timely manner and has promptly started the recommended educational program (if any), but is unable to fully complete the educational program recommended, by October 31, 2005, he may petition the Board for a reasonable extension to finish the educational program. The granting of such extension is within the discretion of the Board, and may include conditions or additional limitations for the period of such extension, based on the assessment and respondent’s progress in the educational program as known at that time. It is commonly known that NO ONE EVER passes the SPEX test.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that Respondent shall pay partial costs of investigating and prosecuting this matter in the amount of $15,000., together with statutory interest from the date of this Order by October 31, 2003.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to §448.02(4), Wis. Stat., if the Board determines that there is probable cause to believe that respondent has violated any term of this Final Decision and Order, the Board may order that the license of respondent be summarily suspended pending investigation of the alleged violation.
Dated this November 20, 2002.
WISCONSIN MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD, by:
a member of the Board
Thexton and Baratz were completely humiliated over this document, and its attempt at enforcement.