This was not known to any of the Antonios, but court records showed that in recent years, two of Medlock`s surgeries had injured patients and caused medical abuse. Medlock now sits on the Board of Directors` Approval Committee and decides who can practice medicine in Massachusetts. In this role, he rebelled against some of Sloane`s strict standards. “His general position is to license someone the board is too picky with competence,” says a government official who asked not to be cited for fear of reprisals. Medlock and Gitlin have often voted together when a controversial licensing issue is before the board of directors. Medlock`s press release and CV also overstated some of his references. Both documents considered him an Assistant Visiting Surgeon at MGH, although he has not held this title since 2005. (Medlock said, “My CV was not clear on this title change.”) Medlock`s CV and the official state press release also listed him as president of the Massachusetts Society of Neurosurgeons, which seems important, but not. The group has no offices, websites or paying members.
His last address was Medlock`s house. Once a small lobbying outfit closely linked to the Massachusetts Medical Society, “it may no longer be functional,” admits Stephen Johnson, a former president of the organization. Finally, at Medlock`s request to join the government to join the board of directors, he left a lawsuit for misconduct that had been settled for $1 million, as requested by Medlock to make government documents. (Medlock says, “I did not read the document to request this information and I did not intentionally omit anything.”) Dr. Mary Ames-Castro, who lost a $23.8 million case in 2005, left Massachusetts and now practices in Oregon under her maiden name Mary Beth Ames. The judges found that her misuse of an vacuum extractor left behind a girl with cerebral palsy, but Ames-Castro`s departure from the Bay State removed the massive distinction from her public profile, which was removed by the National College of Physicians. But some doctors continue to practice here with impeccable profiles, because the state medical order has not been officially informed of payments from medical insurers. For two years, the profile of Dr. Dorina Abdulah de Quincy did not mention a $2.4 million judgment in March 2010. During a physical examination in 2001, as court documents show, Abdulah noticed a “slight systolic ball” in the heart of Antwoine Key, a college basketball rookie from West Roxbury High. Although the abnormality is often associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a congenital defect similar to the one that killed Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis in 1993, Abdulah Key clarified to play.