The Medical Board of California pretends to offer the public the opportunity to have a physician investigated and disciplined for substandard care. But in fact they protect their member physicians, NOT the public.
I filed a complaint against a Palo Alto Board Certified doctor who did the wrong surgery on me. This *** operated on 20 of the wrong parts, including the wrong leg. This is battery. He caused so much damage to my knees and other parts that I have had 32 surgeries to try to fix his butchery, and I still need more. I can't kneel down any more, and my knees were perfect before this monster's surgery.
But the Medical Board did their "investigation" and determined that what he did was within the standard of care. Incredulous, I wrote them back, saying "operating on the wrong parts is within the standard of care???". I then sent them 40 pages of documents and photos PROVING that he operated on the wrong parts.
For months I waited for their response. Finally I called, and the case worker said, "We never got those documents". I knew she was lying, so I waited a couple days and called back and said, "if you aren't going to do anything about this doctor, I want the documents sent back to me". Within a week I received the documents they claimed they never received.
They are a corrupt organization that protects dangerous, sociopathic doctors instead of protecting the public.
Preferred solution: Revoke the license of the doctor who butchered me. .