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Comments from our members:
- Sent: Monday, November 7, 2011 2:52 PM
I just want to express my heart felt gratitude towards you. I truly believe
God put you in my life as a guardian angel. When I first contacted you, I
felt relieved just to have someone to talk to who believed in me and offered
me guidance throughout this whole process. I had no idea what a huge role
you would play in helping me get my license. Throughout the months, I have
not always known exactly what your plans would be or what you were doing
behind the scenes, but now in looking back, it all makes sense. I know I say
this a lot, but I definitely feel as though you were made for doing what you
do. You have the knowledge and experience to correct the wrongs of the
medical field, but above all, you have the heart. You have a heart of gold
and truly care about people, and that is why you are so successful.
The past few weeks leading up to the medical board hearing were so stressful
and I could not have gotten through it without you. I can never express
enough to you my gratitude for you driving all the way down here to be at my
side during the hearing. Without you, I would not have a license or a career
in medicine. You have made a friend for life. Please let me know if there is
anything I can ever do for you...
- Sent: Mon, October 11, 2010 12:16:43 PM
Subject: Thank you
Thank you for your hard work and invaluable insights with regard to handling
disciplinary matters with the medical board. Your approach to handling these
matters helped avoid a deportation because the lack of due process
protections in medical board matters may frustrate favorable resolution
through the adversarial legal processes available to physicians.
A letter from the Hospital following a killer sham?
That is a first. Who would believe it?
- Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 5:46:44 AM
Subject: Happy Holidays!!
Dear Rich, Our spirits were raised today when we read the APOLOGY letter
from our old hospital. It has been expensive, stressful, and educational for
myself and my family to survive the ordeals begun a year ago. Thanks for
your ongoing support and for always being there for us. Talking to you first
prevented me from doing or saying the wrong thing....our surgeons' angel!!
Thanks for everything!!
T.H, DO, FACOOG
Dr. Richard Willner
Center for Peer Review Justice
December 10, 2007
- Dear Rich,
Until recently, I had never known the real depths of despair. As an
individual who has desired to be a physician from a very young age,
witnessing first-hand the near destruction of my career was tantamount to
being annihilated as a person. Your perseverance to rectify my situation and
to seek-out the hidden method to unravel and thus resolve the dilemma of my
career is nothing but phenomenal. The drive with which you approached the
case and your unyielding desire to see this “wrong” put to “right” is
remarkable. Few individuals have the motivation to help anyone in a
situation such as this, yet you assisted me although I was previously
unknown to you. Quickly, you established a method to salvage my career. You
did that for me as well as many others. I can not thank you enough for the
work that you have accomplished.
If I could reward you the Nobel Prize for humanitarianism… I would do so.
There are many unsung heroes in this world. You are definitely one of them.
A civil rights activist of sorts…. Leading the fight for those unjustly
accused who have committed no crime except that of desiring quality.
Unfortunately, the medical community has named the outspoken disruptive.
Ironic, I think, in a land where speech is to be free. Is it really free if
it costs one his/her career? I think not.
I applaud your efforts and those of your hidden “band of brothers” who guide
you along the way.
May you continue to persevere for those of our medical family who are
Please continue your grass-roots efforts to inform the uninformed of the
misnomer assigned to the phrase peer review.
With heart-felt gratitude,
- December 5, 2007 6:07:10 AM
Subject: RE: Orlando Medical News
I have to say, when I read this, I felt a deep sense of pride & privilege.
I wish my Mom had been alive to know what you¢re doing. She was like that;
she'd stand up, and defend others, the weak, and those who've been given a
raw deal. You ended up helping many, many others with their careers. This is
not only cool, it¢s great. I¢m really impressed at the position you've
established here. You¢re a f***** ghost buster!
- December 2007 - Follow Link for Orlando Medical News Article
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 5:36:18 PM
Subject: LOUISIANA MEDICAL NEWS
DATE: October 30, 2007
TO: Richard Wilner, DPM
RE: LOUISIANA MEDICAL NEWS (follow link for full article)
Congratulations! This is an excellent article. I applaud your
accomplishments, and wish you continued success in the battle against the
'Whores of Healthcare'.
M. P., M.D.
- Dr. Richard B. Willner’s crusade began seven years ago (2000) with an
e-mail. In it, Dr. Brian Gale described his battle with the North Dakota
Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. Gale maintained the dispute began when
he left another doctor’s practice to begin his own. That doctor sued Gale,
and the board filed disciplinary charges against Gale. The resulting ordeal
was at the eight-year mark when Willner got involved. By that time, Gale had
run through seven attorneys and burned through more than $500,000 in legal
fees, only to lose at the state Supreme Court.
Dr. Richard Willner
“I asked him to send me a copy of the source documents,” Willner said. “He
sent me 29 pounds worth. I went through them. I saw he was 100 percent
truthful, and I did not understand how a state board could terrorize a
licensee. I volunteered to help him.” Three years later, every board member
had resigned from the North Dakota board, Willner said.
“You’ve got a guy, a middle-aged man who said, ‘You know, I don’t really
want to do another hammer toe surgery again. I’ve had enough,’” Willner
said. “I want to do something better. I want to do something dynamic.” He
founded The Center for Peer Review Justice Inc. The center now has offices
in Kenner and Dallas. Eventually Willner retired as a podiatrist.
Source: Ted Griggs, Louisiana Medical News [10/25/07]
September 24, 2007 7:19:29 PM
Subject: Re: Holiday Season
I too want to wish you and your family the happiest of holidays! I am still
hopeful that all of your efforts will help to salvage the career my husband
has worked so hard for, literally giving up everything to dedicate himself
to the care of his patients. It is heartbreaking to watch such a truly
gifted surgeon, who has made such a profound difference in the lives of so
many, be literally robbed of his livelihood and his ability to provide for
his own family -- unjustly, by others who feel threatened by his skill and
compassion. For literally five years now I have watched the man I love
suffer in a way I never knew possible...the collateral damage is
If it weren't for your ongoing encouragement and support, I don't know what
might have happened... you continue to be his beacon of light leading him
out of the darkness. I too will never forget you and will forever be
grateful for all that you have and continue to do to help him! You are an
angel of mercy sent from heaven above to fight for the downtrodden when they
have lost the will to fight for themselves. Words cannot express the
gratitude I feel for all the support you continue to provide!
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Richard all of you will be recognized for your good deeds. Since
experiencing the process first hand the world seems a much more complex
place than just a few months ago. I look around and every one is gunning for
doctors. What is the point of all this schooling, training, experience and
talent if groups want you obliterated on whim? Is this the price of
physician existence constant? vigilance, preparation, and engagement? As an
aside I remember Clarence Thomas during his nomination hearings refer to a
"lynching" Justice Thomas has no clue what a real lynching is.
Modern organized medicine is a joke. Physicians need to take some of that
money they are throwing away and donate it to a group that can help them
where the rubber meets the road.
The "REAL" organized medicine is the CPRJ and its think tank.
As Yom Kippur approaches:
Gmar hatimah tovah
Baruch atah adonai
Peace, S.M., MD
Sept 17, 2007
My husband did not utilize Rich. He decided to continue it on his own. Rich
will work very hard for you. I am familiar with the cases he has won and
it's incredible actually. Rich is relentless & an amazing individual. Thank
you and good luck. I wish you the best. I was not prepared for the battle.
It was relentless and shocking & so very unfair. My husband was my soul mate
& best friend. He was a beautiful human being: Generous, kind, nurses
referred to him as a gift to their hospital. It's important that you do not
try to carry this all on your own. I trust that you have a tremendous
Candace (widow of obstetrician who committed suicide)
August 7, 2007
Dr. McKalip, the biggest risk to medical practice economic viability I have
never heard mentioned at the FMA, AMA, or any county medical society
Read this excellent article (link below) and the insert sections on peer
review. As a 2 time FMA delegate who is just beginning to get a feel for the
process, I may have simply missed resolutions on this issue. Ultimately the
biggest imminent threat to your practice economic viability and your medical
licensure comes not from insurance companies but from your fellow physicians
and local hospital systems.
The 4 part series of articles was written in 2003 and I cannot believe I had
no clue about their significance and content. There are few if any
organizations that actually help physicians with this threat to their
economic practice viability. It is quite literally the mucormycosis of your
professional career. Like that disease it is rare, poorly recognized, and
rapidly devastating with high degree of morbidity and mortality.
I have no financial interest in the center for peer review justice except
that I am a member.
- Friday, July 28, 2006 5:44 PM
Rich, like I said before, words from you give me additional energy to keep
fighting the fight to get back to work. .... Thanks for the encouraging
words and "Keep the faith!". I am glad you are out there doing what you do.
- September 2005
Thanks for being a light in the darkness. Losing my license because bad
people did things in my office has been the pits. You have been a great
encouragement to me; and helped me to reach out and do the right thing and
the positive "makes a difference thing". You have given me worthwhile and
supportive advice and helped me to get through these bad days. It has helped
me to understand the people and power plays behind the injustice.
You have helped me get to a positive outcome. I think you have a great grasp
of the games being played .I just would like you to know that I count you
among my friends. Sometimes you have to do what creates the best outcome,
not what ever comes first to mind. I was really too mad and down to think
I would recommend your consulting for anyone that gets shot down by a very
flawed system. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
- Sunday, September 04, 2005
I want to thank you for your support throughout my dealings with peer review
fraud since 2001. You have truly helped my family and I survive this crime.
Your knowledge and expertise have proven to be invaluable in matters of peer
review fraud. I would strongly recommend that anyone who thinks they may be
involved in a medical staff conflict contact you immediately. To ignore this
recommendation is foolhardy, and could mean the end of a career. Those of us
who have been through these events know. You are truly an expert, if not the
only expert, in this field.
A physician may be represented by one of the best attorneys money can buy,
but I guarantee they are still handicapped if they don't have your support.
No affiliation with any physician group (AMA, TMA, etc.) is going to
significantly help, either. Of all the money I have spent on defending
myself, I have only seen returns on the investment in time and money I have
made with you and your organization.
In fact, I fear there is nobody who could continue the services that you and
your organization provide should anything happen to you. So, you and your
family are welcome to stay at my home anytime a hurricane threatens
I never knew such acts as peer review fraud were possible in the U.S.
Fortunately, you have been helping victims of peer review fraud successfully
fight this (type of crime) for years! Your organization is more valuable,
both to the physician and the public, than the AMA.
Chief, Dept. of Surgery-
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery