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.