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TMZ features a story about Dr Andrew Ordon, a plastic surgeon on Dr Phil’s “The Doctors” show. Apparently Dr Ordon has had a few problems in his past specifically with a public reprimand by the California Medical Board and a old case in Connecticut.
From the Consent Order in Connecticut [Source: http://www.ctd.uscourts.gov/Opinions/032604.HBF.Ordon.pdf] ,
WHEREAS, the Department alleges that:
1. In or about August, 1994, through and including June, 1995 respondent provided incompetent care and/or negligent care to patient Keith Balentine in that he exercised poor judgment, failed to dissuade him from obtaining further plastic surgery, and failed to adequately document and maintain medical records, which is denied by the respondent.
2. The above described facts constitute grounds for disciplinary action pursuant to the General Statues of Connecticut, 20-13(c)(4) which is denied by the respondent.
The up and the down of this case is that he was fined only $2500 by the Connecticut Medical Board in 1999. He still has a license in Connecticut. It reads like the reason for the action stems from medical records issues and not dissuading the patient from further surgery. All plastic surgeons can describe instances from the past in which patients tried to convince them to perform more surgery against their better judgment and things went poorly. This is something learned with experience.
Dr Ordon has been in practice since 1980. If this is all they can come up with in his nearly thirty years in practice, he is probably OK.
I review cases for the California Medical Board and I have reviewed much more severe violations involving others doctors. A $2500 fine is a slap on the wrist. It is pretty predictable that when you rise to some level of prominence there are those who want to bring you down.
John Di Saia MD