dang at this article.
the red part just pisses me off!
officials have said they received the tip on Feb. 4. Security
interviewed Levy and seized the devices Feb. 5, after which Levy was
barred from contact with patients, Rothman wrote in the letter to the
Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center and law firm Silverman Thompson
Slutkin & White.
Lawyer Andrew Slutkin praised Hopkins for a
"prompt and thorough" response but also said the information in the
letter raises new, troubling questions.
"Here you had a doctor in
an open way, in a non-concealed way, using a pen camera," Slutkin said.
"Why wasn't this discovered earlier? Why is it only discovered after he
has hard drives and hard drives, and computer servers?"
"about a third" of the people who have contacted his law office have
said that Levy conducted some exams without a staff member present.
"Some patients even stopped seeing him because of that. That's the kind
of thing we think allowed this practice to go on for so long."
Police have not said how far-reaching they believe the recording was or how long it had occurred.
Henry, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,
said there is no state requirement for another medical professional to
be present as a "chaperone" during a gynecological exam, but it is
recommended for the protection of both the patient and the physician.
Some institutions and facilities establish their own policies requiring
chaperones, she said.
Kim Hoppe, a Hopkins spokeswoman, said it is the institution's practice to have a chaperone present for all pelvic exams.
Chelmow, chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Va., said
chaperones can help make patients more comfortable and speed along
"There's certainly more of a consideration for male
doctors, but I think in practice that many, if not most, [female
doctors] would have chaperones present," Chelmow said.
Pettit, another attorney who said he has been fielding calls from Levy's
patients, said his firm has heard many allegations — "about no staff
being present, people being sent out of the [examination] rooms, people
who have already been in for examination and supposed to be coming back
for results of tests and being asked to disrobe a second time.">>
Edited by PurpleHaze - Feb 28 2013 at 10:28pm