Thursday, May 27, 2010

Albert H. Taub, M.D. -- D.C. Medical Board Exoneration

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSING

May, 1, 1999

Mr. Gary Freedman
3801 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Suite 136
Washington, D.C.  20008-4530

Re: Albert H. Taub, M.D.

Dear Mr. Freedman:

The D.C. Board of Medicine (the "Board") considered your complaint against the above referenced physician and his explanation (copy enclosed) at its meeting on April 28, 1999.

It was the decision of the Board that there were no apparent violations of the Health Occupations Revision Act to warrant initiating disciplinary action against Dr. Taub.

The matter is closed before the D.C. Board of Medicine.

Sincerely,

James R. Granger, Jr.
Executive Director

Enclosure
cc: Albert H. Taub, M.D.
3246 P Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007

3 comments:

Gary Freedman said...

February 22, 1999

Mr. James R. Granger, Jr.
Executive Director
Government of the District of Columbia
Board of Medicine
Dept. of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration
614 H Street N.W., Room #108
Washington, D.C. 20001

Re: Mr. Gary Freedman: your letter of January 6, 1999

Dear Mr. Granger:

This is not an issue of quality of care. Appropriate medication has been offered to Mr. Freedman who refuses to take the medicine (an antipsychotic). He is insisting that I absolve him of any mental illness in 1988 when he was in a struggle with his law firm. The letter is not possible since I only have been meeting with him since August of 1998 and can make no statement about his mental status in 1988.

My first direct contact with Mr. Gary Freedman occurred last summer [Friday August 7, 1998] when I became his psychiatrist for the purpose of prescribing medication. Ms. Lisa Osborne, a psychology intern at that time, started to see him in weekly psychotherapy.

In view of Mr. Freedman's long record of mental illness (paranoid schizophrenia) I recommended antipsychotic medication which he refused. At first I saw him weekly and subsequently I have been seeing him monthly. He has always refused medication. One week he tentatively agreed to try medication, but changed his mind. At the time he said he might try medication, if I were to sign the letter of August 17, 1998 (revised 8/22/98) vindicating him in his legal struggles with his former law firm which took place approximately ten years ago.

I didn't sign his manifesto since I could make no judgments about events that occurred ten years ago. He didn't seem surprised at my refusal to sign and I don't believe he really expected me to sign. However, it did give him a face saving reason to refuse medication. He has never agreed to take medication that I suggested. Ms. Osborne, the rest of the clinical staff, and I did not feel he was at that time imminently homicidal or suicidal.

Subsequently, he has settled down into his usual lifestyle which includes prolific letter writing. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.

Sincerely,

Albert H. Taub, M.D.
Faculty Member
Department of Psychiatry
Residency Training Program
St. Elizabeths/CMHS

[Docket no. 99-198]

Gary Freedman said...

Why rob a bank when you can get a half-million dollars from the U.S. government with no legal liability.

I think I am committing the perfect crime!

Gary Freedman said...

I wonder what the boys at the bureau would say if I renamed my blog The Perfect Felony.