Saturday, August 17, 2013
Dr. Robert Mayo Israel
Effective June 07, 2013, Dr. Robert Mayo Israel (license number: 114345), an orthopedist regularly used by OWCP on the East coast for Referee examinations has been placed on probation for professional misconduct.
Dr. Israel testified he does Independent Medical Examinations, (IME) two-three days per week and does approximately 1,500 examinations per year. Dr. Israel testified he has performed these types of examinations since 1980. Dr. Israel also testified he’s been a witness in court hundreds of times.
This is why it is so important to research the referee physician and when necessary, file complaints against the physician with OWCP. There must not be even the appearance of bias against the claimant in an OWCP-directed Referee examination.
The Department of Health, Bureau of Professional Medical Conduct, (BPMC) issued BPMC Order #13-156 which states:
Misconduct Description: The physician asserted he could not successfully defend against at least one of the charged acts of misconduct alleging negligence on more than one occasion and failing to maintain accurate patient records.
License Restrictions: The physician’s license is limited precluding him from practicing as an Independent Medical Examiner. During the first two years of probation the physician may only practice medicine when is practice is being monitored by a licensed physician; board certified in an appropriate specialty.
Action: Probation for three years and the physician’s license is limited precluding him from practicing as an Independent Medical Examiner.
Dr. Israel’s last known business address is 942 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10021.
License information: http://w3.health.state.ny.us/opmc/factions.nsf/58220a7f9eeaafab85256b180058c032/6bcda674b8f5647c85257a460046f7c4?OpenDocument
Dr. Israel (cross examination):
New York State Department of health (Disciplinary order): http://w3.health.state.ny.us/opmc/factions.nsf/58220a7f9eeaafab85256b180058c032/6bcda674b8f5647c85257a460046f7c4/$FILE/BRD%20114345.pdf