6.29.2011

Dr. Darm and the missing medical license



Seen that around? Sure you have. If you watch television in Portland  Dr Darm is ubiquitous. Especially on those local channels that show endless reruns of Two and a Half Men. He wants to fix you up good and spend thousands on cosmetic procedures that will get funneled straight into his Lake Oswego home.

What he should have added with his Results May Vary disclaimer is Dr. Darm Handed Over His Medical License Due To Disciplinary Action.

Not quite the same ring as instant weight loss though, right?


Licensee has surrendered his or her license to resolve a disciplinary action. No practice is permitted.
Oh and why?
EFFECTIVE 10/18/01 RECEIVED A LETTER OF REPRIMAND FROM OREGON, REQUIRED TO HAVE A CHAPERONE WHEN EXAMINING FEMALE ADULTS, AND ADDITIONAL CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION COURSES. EFFECTIVE 01/08/09 STIPULATED ORDER OF 10/18/01 IS TERMINATED.
That's right, he was censured by the state because he was examining female patients without a chaperone. If that's not bad enough? Apparently needed just a teensy bit more education about how to respect the boundaries of his patients.
Oh and California just decided that he shouldn't be licensed at all. If he tries to get licensed in California, he has to reapply.
And maybe you're thinking, "so what if he examined a female patient without a chaperone? How is that a big deal." You should really read the judgement which says:
"Licensee examined Patient A on August 3, 2000 and September 21, 2000 to evaluate the treatment results. Patient A repeatedly expressed concern about some "spider" veins on her legs, but that she could not pay for additional treatment. Licensee informed Patient A that he would provide her with free treatment at his clinic closing time. On or about November 16, 2000 at about 9:30 PM, Licensee used a laser to treat Patient A's condition on her legs. At the conclusion of the treatment, as she was reclined on her back, Licensee leaned over Patient A and made intimate physical contact with her and inferred that would be his payment."
That's right, he tried to get a woman to sleep with him in exchange for cosmetic surgery.
I'm don't think Results May Vary is quite enough to warn people off being treated by Dr. Darm.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

This guy always looks creepy in the ads. This article and subsequent readings confirmed.

BTW, this post is making the rounds.

Anonymous said...

It was reported in his hometown paper that he is a plastic surgeon, he has never been a plastic surgeon. Keep your head up you only found the truth.

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J.Richmore said...

These are the things that we must be vigilant about. There is no denying that there are fly by night cosmetic clinics that have fake licenses.

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Crystal L. Cox said...

Great Job on your Case, email me sometime at Crystal at Crystal Cox dot com. My Oregon Trial is in 2 weeks very similar. Great Job.

Criminally Vulgar said...

I've voluntarily removed a couple comments. Sorry about that.

rhinoplasty new york said...

This is one of the reasons why you should check the back ground of your surgeon. Thank you very much.

Kim said...

It's sad to hear news like this. I know a trustworthy plastic surgeon Orange County, so it breaks my heart to hear tales like this.

Marie said...

It's sad to hear shoddy tales like these. There are so many talented and trustworthy doctors and surgeons out there. It's an injustice for the Long Island plastic surgery industry.

Ruth said...

I don't even want to think about how many people were dissuaded from procedures like buccal fat removal, because of stories like this. There are a lot of respectable surgeons and doctors out there.

Caren said...

With the popularity of plastic surgery procedures, you must be extremely careful in choosing which clinic you want to get your procedure done. Make sure you do comprehensive research on your Long Island plastic surgery first.

medical billing specialist said...

This is a most controversial case. I wonder if this is an isolated case or a promulgated practice of fraud?

Sophie Morgan said...

This serves as a reminder to all. Background checking is very vital especially when it concerns your health. That’s why before I consult any surgeon I first read some pharmacy review

Minerva Dobrev said...

It is better off knowing your doctor first before you even let anything else bad happen to you. I would much rather have a cosmetic surgery in sydney because I know for sure that doctors from sydney are really good and that they are very reliable.

Liberty Silvagni said...

That's why it's really important to contact a credible plastic surgery perth or get a good 4-5 reviews from your closest friends.

Abdul Basit said...

I found some doctors who works for just money but i don't need them because i need expert and who expact the reality of peoples.
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Liberty Silvagni said...

I've been a virtual administrative assistant for a medical doctor one time and I must say, no matter how busy my boss was, he always makes sure I remind him to take his license with him. He's very particular with that.

Patricia Watts said...

These are the type of doctors that we must avoid. Always dig up their history. But if I must suggest the best, women who are interested should give plastic surgeon sydney a try.

Eden Spargo said...

My friend underwent breast implants from a surgeon who offers the plastic surgery in an affordable price. Now she is suffering from some complication on her breasts. These are the doctors we are trying to avoid. We don't like to end up like these victims of medical malpractice.

Brianna O. Bishop said...

Medical practitioners must remember the rules and regulation about this issue. I’m just sad for this person because there is no clear rule about it.

Anonymous said...

Not sure where this information came from...but I just checked the medical licenses for the state of oregon and dr. Darn is licensed....I am not sure i would go to him but this is not accurate information.

Tiffany Craig said...

Apologies, I can't clarify the post at this point.

Tyisha Bolling said...

We, as patients, should be more observant and vigilant when it involves our overall safety. One good way to protect ourselves towards these kinds of "unlicensed" plastic surgeons is to make your own investigation towards the effectiveness and legitimacy of the clinic you are visiting for the operation you are doing. It's always better to advance one step ahead when our own health is involve.

Tiffany Craig said...

I totally agree! If anything, that's what I want the take-away to be from this whole thing (even though it's been a while!)

There are resources available:

License verification, which also has malpractise information:
https://techmedweb.omb.state.or.us/Clients/ORMB/Public/VerificationRequest.aspx

Board actions:
http://www.oregon.gov/omb/pages/bdactions.aspx

Each state has something similar. California has far more in depth records that are publicly available than Oregon but still, there are flags.

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