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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Yankee Doctor, the Angel of Mercy, and the Corruption Surrounding

I was initially drawn to the story because of the similarities to the fiasco at Grady Hospital in Atlanta. Here is the unbelievable story of Dr. Blake Moore's attempt to battle corruption in South Carolina.


Williamsburg Regional Hospital is the only hospital located in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, the poorest County in South Carolina as measured by income level. Despite being the only hospital in the County, in 1999 Williamsburg Regional Hospital was on the verge of near collapse. It was only serving about ten percent of the population of Williamsburg County with most folks choosing to be treated at hospitals in surrounding counties.

Desperate to turn around the fortunes of the hospital, hospital CEO, David Bouchet, recruited Dr. Blake Moore to not only be the general surgeon but to develop a plan to bring more profitability to the hospital. At a hospital with limited resources like Williamsburg, the role of the general surgeon is also one of the jack of all trades. That's because any situation or question that cannot be answered by the attending physician or nurse falls on the general surgeon to answer. Dr. Moore had gained a reputation by publishing numerous articles in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and thus had the sort of credibility necessary to turn around the struggling hospital.

Right away, Dr. Moore attributed the financial malaise to simple yet systemically poor patient care. As general surgeon, Dr. Moore became involved in one way or another in the care of nearly every single patient in the hospital. By leading an effort to increase the quality of care, Dr. Moore also created an environment where more patients were satisfied and thus word of mouth spread and the hospital's reputation was turned around. Dr. Moore lead a remarkable revolution at Williamsburg and within three months nearly every measure of viability: operating room patients, hospital census, patients staying overnight, had increased exponentially.

This turnaround continued for several years when Dr. Moore was approached by the Quality Assurance officer at Williamsburg. The QA officer had discovered in one file something that looked awfully suspicious. An elderly patient had died a few weeks prior. The patient had come in with all sorts of ailments and eventually suffered a full kidney shutdown. The chart had shown that a nurse, Lynette Vaughn, had administered Kayexalate (a drug that lowers potassium levels in the body which is what is needed during kidney failures) the day before the patient died. For some reason though, the same nurse had also written in the chart that she administered potassium in the patient the day after he died also on the VERBAL order of Dr. Moore.

Of course, it is absurd for a doctor to order any prescriptions on a patient after they died. This is made even more absurd by the fact that potassium is the exact opposite of what the patient would have needed anyway. Dr. Moore immediately began an investigation. He concluded that it was most likely that the nurse, Lynnette Vaughn, had accidentally taken the potassium by mistake (which is often placed next to kayexalate in the pharmacy) and then attempted to haphazardly try and cover up her mistake.

He immediately spoke to the head nurse, Patricia Lowder. Dr. Moore wanted Vaughn suspended immediately. Vaughn had apparently faced several personal issues at the time of the incident and Moore felt that Vaughn may be a threat to patients. Lowder dismissed the notion out of hand and according to Dr. Moore she became territorial and hostile. She closed ranks around Vaughn and protected her job. (Subsequently, evidence came out that Lowder had participated in the cover up after the fact...that is according to the finds of the State's nursing board) (it should be further noted that Dr. Moore was born and raised in Philly and likely seen as an outsider by most of the folks who spent their entire lives in South Carolina)

A few months later there was another incident. The same QA person noticed something odd again. This time the QA person noticed an anomoly in the pharmaceutical records. There was an elderly female who was diagnosed with colon cancer. The patient had days and weeks at the most and all that could be done was to make the patient as comfortable as possible. Dr. Moore had ordered 5 mg of morphine for the patient every two hours. Yet, according to the pharmaceutical records, the same nurse, Lynette Vaughn, had taken out 50 mgs of morphine for this patient just prior to their death.

This time there was no mention of the extra morphine in the patient's chart. In other words, it appeared as though Vaughn had tried to correct her initial mistake in getting caught the first time by making no mention of it in the chart. For whatever reason, Vaughn never accounted for the paper trail she would cause at the pharmacy.

Now, in Dr. Moore's mind, it was irrefutable. He believed he was dealing with a serial killer. Morphine is administered in syringes with a capacity of 5 mgs. That means someone loaded up ten syringes and administered each one after another. To add to the confusion, Dr. Moore wasn't even called in to declare the patient dead when it happened. The staff called in another doctor, Dr. Raymond Allen, to declare the patient dead. The patient wound up at the morgue before anyone had a chance to investigate. Had the pharmacy discrepancy not been discovered it would have been overlooked.

Dr. Moore went to the head nurse, the new hospital CEO, Jim Rogers, and then to the Chief of Staff, Frank Trefny, and was denied by all and told to mind his own business. The entire administration hierarchy had closed ranks around Vaughn. Undeterred, Dr. Moore contacted his personal attorney who also duelly was lead general counsel for the hospital, Ernie Jarrett. Jarrett listened to Moore and took all of the evidence he had and told him he would work on it. Several weeks later, a member of the Hospital board, Harry Floyd (who turned out to be his only ally on the board) contacted Dr. Moore and told him that word was spreading that the hospital was actively seeking to replace him.

Then, a few weeks later, Ernie Jarrett sends Dr. Moore a letter stating that he no longer represent Dr. Moore because he duelly represents the hospital. (something that of course was always the case)

Getting no relief within the hospital hierarchy, Dr. Moore then took his evidence to the State's nursing board. The board heard the evidence and took the most aggressive step they could, they revoked the licenses of both Lynette Vaughn and of Pat Lowder. In a move of stunning chutzpah, the hospital continued to maintain each of the nurse's on staff. The revokation of each of their licenses had the practical effect of not allowing either to have any contact with any patients. Thus, in brutal irony, Vaughn was given the job of Quality Assurance Officer. Lowder was actually allowed to stay on as head nurse however with no contact with patients.

A few months after this, an anasthesiologist of Ghanan descent accused Dr. Moore of using racially charged language toward her including referring to her by the N word. Dr. Moore was immediately suspended from his duties. The contrast between the way that Dr. Moore was handled and the manner in which the two nurses should be profound.

By this point, Dr. Moore had hired a new attorney, Hank Anderson. At Dr. Moore's disciplinary hearing, Anderson was able to shake the anasthesiologist until she admitted that she not only made up the story but that she had been ordered to do so by the hospital CEO, Jim Rogers. (there were also rumors of an affair between the two)

Dr. Moore was immediately allowed to return to his duties. Within weeks, another nurse, Windola Pitts, approached Dr. Moore with a situation. She had found a specimen in a bottle with a chunk of tissue and that specimen wasn't identified. Dr. Moore told her to immediately send the sample to pathology as a John Doe sample and run the battery of tests. By a full battery of tests, they should have been able to determine who the sample belonged to and what if any ailments the patient had.

Prior to sending it to pathology, Pitts approached her superviser, Pat Lowder, for approval. According to Pitts, Lowder dismissed the idea out of hand, grabbed the sample and threw it in the garbabe, and told her there would be no more hassles.

Upon hearing this, Dr. Moore had had enough. He approached the CEO and gave him one week to straighten things out including removing Lowder immediately. If not, Dr. Moore would approach every regulatory body in the state until action was taken. The next day, Dr. Moore was contacted by Floyd, the board member, again. Floyd told Dr. Moore to watch his back. Within days, Dr. Moore had received a frantic phone call from his wife, Angela. She was at the police station and their three foster children had been removed from their custody by the Department of Social Services of South Carolina. She had been charged with the nebulous charge of aggravated domestic criminal violence or otherwise known as spanking.

Dr. Moore contacted his attorney and upon investigation new remarkable information had surfaced. The complaint was filed by Dr. Moore's previous attorney, Ernie Jarrett, and in a move of unprecedented brazenry, Jarrett filed the charges on his own company's stationary.

Within days, more trouble had happened. Savannah, his six year old foster daughter, had told the case worker that she was sexually assaulted in her new foster home. Furthermore, while Savannah was immediately removed the other two children, Jacob and Andrew, remained in the same care.

Dr. Moore began to threaten everyone with lawsuits. He threatened to take the case wherever it needed to go in order to hold everyone responsible. The case against his wife was subsequently heard and dismissed however the children still weren't returned.

As if this wasn't enough, within months DSS filed new charges again this time against both Dr. Moore and his wife. This time they were filed in an adjoining county, Florence County. While it is not totally clear why these charges weren't filed in their home county, the most likely scenario would be that the charges were shopped so to speak until they finally found a case worker somewhere to sign off.

The second rape charge put Dr. Moore's wife over the edge and she eventually committed suicide. Meanwhile, those charges are always supposed to remain totally confidential. That didn't stop the hospital from using the charges to suspend Dr. Moore again. This time he was suspended for suspicion of being a pedophile. While those charges were also later dropped, the hospital not only refused to give Dr. Moore his position back but also refused to remove the charges from the national databank. This means the pedophilia charge is available for any potential employer.

The last four years Dr. Moore has navigated the state and federal court systems to simultaneously get custody of his foster kids back and to restore his reputation. This includes several motions, hearings, and appearances in front of South Carolina courts. The South Carolina courts have each time ruled against him. Furthermore, the Attorney General of South Carolina, Henry McMaster, has become actively involved in the case himself for sometime. The AG's office has written several briefs, and made several court appearances on behalf of the hospital. Furthermore, the states DSS office falls under the jurisdiction of the AG's office. Furthermore, the state's governor, Mark Sanford, has remained silent on this matter throughout his term. Dr. Moore tells me that he spoke personally with the LT. Governor, Andre Bauer, and Bauer told him there was nothing the governor's office could do. Furthermore, during McMaster's last campaign, his campaign manager was one Bill Jenkinson, of Jenkinson, Jarrett, and Kellahan...yes the same Jarrett.

UPDATE:

Henry McMasters then wound up running for Governor all while using the office AG to go after Dr. Moore. The election is still unfolding.

Dr. Moore is unfortunately not the only doctor to fall victim to the hideous and evil practice of sham peer review. For other such stories, please check out other such stories like a doctor in South Carolina that was targeted for reporting on a serial killer nurse, a doctor in Texas targeted by Blue Cross/Blue Shield, a nurse that was targeted after he reported on illegal drug testing at his hospital, the Texas Medical Board's systematic targeting of doctors, and the tragic case of obscene corruption at Atlanta's Grady Hospital. Finally, you can check out a similar case in which a doctor in Rhode Island was also targeted after she reported on suspected child abuse.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome to SC...

And Henry McMaster is running for Governor...so he will not be involved with like this. He is a wus.

Anonymous said...

You should have just printed this story in a tabloid then maybe some one would have actually believed this crap!! Anyone who knows Blake Moore knows there are SEVERAL unruths to this story.

mike volpe said...

You know how powerful an anonymous poster proclaiming vaguely that there are several inaccuracies without stating any of them is.

What are the untruths? What do we know about him that makes these untruths. This, you fail to mention. What I do know is that two different IP's read this story today and they read over and over. Somehow, someone was rather fixated on the story given that it is nothing more than tabloid.

I also know that I got all sorts of anonymous posters claiming the same sorts of nonsense about players in the Grady scandal and they also couldn't tell me specifically what I said wrong.

Now, if you want to make some specific charges then please do, but when you post something vague like that, it is easy to refute.

Anonymous said...

You want specifics. I can give you specifics. For one, his wife DID NOT commit suicide. And did he tell you that his girlfriend was in a hotel the weekend his 35 year old wife was found dead next to him!!! I KNOW WHAT THE TRUTH IS!!!
You want more...I WILL CONTACT YOU!

mike volpe said...

That's why my email is on my site, however how would you know where he was when his wife died? How do you know how his wife died? How do you know where his girlfriend was?

The only folks that could possibly know such details would have been there when it happened and you are talking about multiple events at multiple times.

I will talk to anyone, but your story has no logic to it.

Anonymous said...

If you knew the truth behind Dr. Blake Moore, you would not defend him so easily. If you only knew how violent and vindictive this man was then you would understand why I have not told you who i am. Call me coward if you like. That's fine. But when you hear EVERYTHING that went on over the past 8 years since he started at WRH (Williamsburg Regional Hospital)you would understand. So if you think my story has no logic then thats your opinion but like you said yourself, you only have one side of the story!!!

mike volpe said...

With all due respect, this is the same tired M.O. that the corruptors of Grady used to try and discredit some of the whistle blowers there as well.

I frankly don't care if you identify yourself, what I do know is that continue to try and impugn Dr. Moore's reputation with vague attacks. The only specific thing you said made absolutely no sense.

How could you possibly simultaneously know how his wife died and where his supposed girlfriend was if the two were miles away at that time.

Again, my email in on the site and I will be perfectly happy to speak with you, however what you have said so far has absolutely no credibility.

Anonymous said...

i too know the truth and DR M is not telling all and his wife did NOT commit suicide....

mike volpe said...

Good job. Are you proud of yourself, now that you have directed a vicious personal attack on Dr. Moore anonymously through the internet.

Do you think that everyone in the world will believe you because you anonymously post it on my site? You've been reading this story incessantly for days now and the only thing you can do is level a charge that his wife didn't commit suicide. You offer no back up, and frankly, you don't even identify yourself.

Are you really so brazen and full of hubris that you think that everyone will just believe you?

Anonymous said...

Dear Mike,
Your article is amusing and clearly demonstrates that you were paid by Dr. Moore. I worked with Dr. Moore. He was given a wonderful opportunity at Williamsburg Regional but he suffers from a personality disorder and cannot perform to the standards of surgical practice. He sits for all surgeries due to his weight and constantly containminates the field. He advertises himself as capable of doing plastics which he is never been trained in. He offers weight-loss counseling. He is morbidly obese. He was reprimanded for doing pap smears without a consent during colonoscopies. Mike -yopu live in Chicago. You need to come and interview the people who worked with Dr. Moore. You did a good job quoting a sick personality that since he left Williamsburg Regional, he has lost priviledges at Richland Memorial and Providence Northeast. Dr. Moore will always have problems.He is sick.bl

mike volpe said...

Boy these anonymous posters...they aren't only cruel, but frankly they are really perpetuating every stereotype of folks in your neck of the woods.

I hate to break it to you but Williamsburg was NOT the first job Dr. Moore had. He was a surgeon long before he got there, so if you couldn't perform at that role then he must have forgotten once he got there.

Furthermore, Williamsburg was not the wonderful opportunity you claim. Dr. Moore had plenty of offers, including working for a hospital created by Dolly Parton, besides Williamsburg. Furthermore, it wasn't Dr. Moore but Williamsburg itself that was dysfunctional, since he was brought in to save the hospital. In other words, Williamsburg needed Dr. Moore a lot more than vice versa. After he turned that failing hospital around, he was repaid by the most cruel of sham peer reviews.

As surprising as this may be to you anonymous posters, Dr. Moore's case of sham peer review is not the first or only I have encountered, and I have found the credibility of doctors to be much stronger than anonymous posters full of crude language.

The picture you paint is so absurd it would only be believed in your demented mind. You paint a picture of an incompetent who just happens to over and over receive work in any specialty he chooses. He seems to go, if you are believed, from being an incompetent surgeon to an incompetent wieght loss counselor, and furthermoe, he is apparently so obese that he can't even stand.

Of course, it may surprise you but someone doesn't just become a surgeon. They are trained for years to become one. How ever did he slide through all this training and fall through the cracks only until he showed up at Williamsburg? How is it that Dr. Moore had an unblemished and highly respected career only until he showed up at Williamsburg? How did all of this happen?

John T. McF. Mood said...

Since you (Anonymous) are willing to make unfounded allegations about Dr. Moore, and are unwilling to use your name in connection with what you have posted, then your posts are little better literature than musings written on the bathroom walls of any seedy little school in any town, city, or state in the Union. And they amount to nothing more than anonymous character assassination.

I have had the privilege of knowing Dr. Blake Moore for a time, and I believe the allegations are foundationless, with as much substance as fairydust.

If you have the testicular fortitude, post your name and how you know anything about the death of anyone at all. Being able to declare a death as suicide, homicide, or accidental death is something normally left to the Coroner of any given county in SC, not to anonymous cretins who won't use their name. Or are you trying to make us think you're a Coroner? Or an attending Physician? Police officers can't declare a death a suicide either. A police officer would give his name, so that's not it. Just what and who are you?

Someone like you wouldn't stand up to tell the truth even if their own posterior was on fire and they had fire hose in hand.

Gutless wonder is what I call 'Anonymous'.
And yes, I have always signed my name to what I have written, including quite a few arrest warrants, summonses, and police reports. I sign my name to the truth. Do you?

Signed,

John T. McF. Mood
Retired Police Officer
Service Dates: 1978-1989

Anonymous said...

I can say this. Dr.Moore has a very poor work ethic! He and his new wife Judith Marley-Moore PhD have filed many lawsuits to try and gain a profit. She herself has been terminated from a University for conduct and work ethic. Both should be looked at as sorry souls.

John said...

Again the gutless wonder, Anonymous, refuses to reveal her / his identity because she / he hasn't enough moral fiber to have a backbone and tell the real truth. You, at the risk of repeating myself, wouldn't stand to tell the truth if you had a fire hose in one hand, and your posterior was on fire.

And a sorry soul indeed is one who can't manage to sign their writing with their own name. I believe you won't say who you are because you're still working in the same seedy little hospital where you lost your license and you still work for some unknown reason like maybe you know where all the dirt is, yet you can't seem to be able to sign off on any of it.

And as for souls, The Messiah will forgive those who repent their sins and likely not those who continually pour forth with lies and innuendo without identifying their writing with who wrote it.

Signed,

John T. McF. Mood
Retired Police Officer
Service Dates: 1978-1989

Anonymous said...

Why don't you do a follow up to this article? Have Dr. Moore answer all these "vague" and "inaccurate" questions to clear the air and defuse all these anonymous attacks. But I believe everyone interested and involved could also benefit from having him discuss his recent, and current, legal happenings. I believe an honest and complete answer to that question would shed a much more accurate light on the true Dr. Moore and significant other(s).

Eileen Matonak SC said...

Eileen Matonak
Dr. Moore has been my physician since 2004. He did my major surgery and because of his fine work and his remarkable bedside manner and extreme knowledge on health issues I asked him to be my family doctor.I knew him when he was married to Angela, and about his children and his recent wife Judy whom I think is one terrific woman. I would let Dr. Moore take off my head and put it back on because that is how strong my faith is in him. I am in my 70's so I have had many doctors in my life but none can compare with Dr. Moore in his ability, knowledge, carine and dedication. I thank God everyday for finding this great man to be in my life and in care of my well being.

Anonymous said...

This is all very interesting. Now, how about the truth… Blake was married to Angela Moore and they adopted three children. After abusing the children, they where taken by the state and Angela was arrested and died 3 days before she was going to have to go before a judge for sentencing. HMMMM two weeks after her death Dr. Moore began his hunt for a new wife. Angela died at the end of March and Dr. Moore remarried at the end of July to his second wife. After all the lies by Moore the second wife took flight. Before the second wife could move out he began his hunt for number three… What a web we weave.

Andrew said...

"Dr." Moore is a dangerous and disgusting human being. He is clearly guilty of at least the physical and emotional, if not the sexual, abuse of his adopted children. His first wife, who may presumed to be murdered, was rapidly followed by another wife with a young child, who rapidly left him due to suspicion of sexual abuse. He has now followed her with a third wife who is as sue-happy as he is -- unfortunately, she is guilty of being lazy and he is still guilty of child rape/abuse/malpractice/gross lies. I PERSONALLY KNOW THIS MAN TO BE DANGEROUS AND A LIAR. HE CLAIMED HE WAS MY DOCTOR TO OBTAIN PERSONAL MEDICAL RECORDS. This man is a hazard.

Andrew said...

Funny how my negative comments won't post.

Andrew said...

Also, I am under privelaged information that "Dr." Moore is about to be sued for gross mal-conduct regarding HIPA violations. Personally.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Moore belongs in prison not the public.. He continues to lie, but the truely scarey thing is that he believes his own words. He will someday make national fame, as a make for the "True Story" movie of the week.....

Anonymous said...

coSomeone I know is going to a different state with him this weekend..can you tell me if she is in danger?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous:

Yes, she is in danger. He is severely disturbed and should be avoided at all costs. He is delusional and a liar, but worse, he uses his title of "Doctor" to abuse, malign and threaten other people. I am terrified of the man, and know for a fact that he is a stalker -- STAY AWAY FROM HIM FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with the statement made. Blake Moore will hopefully be found someday 6 feet under. But, isn't he still a married man, or did the third one run too?

Anonymous said...

This is Dr. Judy Marley, Blake's third wife. Please do not believe all of the lies that are being stated on Facebook and other Web sources. Yes, I have a small, non-cancerous brain tumor, but it isn't causing any erratic behavior. If being lazy can be defined as having three jobs at the same time, I'M GUILTY. I have sued my former employer, the University of South Carolina, because they didn't offer me at least the Department of Labor's "minimum regional pay" for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Does filing a lawsuit for legitimate pay discrimination make me lazy and sue-happy?

I'm not afraid to sign my name to this post, unlike some of the unnamed authors, most probably members of Blake's own family, who have posted such defamatory lies about both or us using this blog.

Sincerely,

Dr. Judy Marley

Anonymous said...

Once again, this is Dr. Judy Marley, Blake's third wife. In my last post, at the very end, I should have written "defamatory lies about both OF us, not both OR us." Severe arthritis in my finger joints often leads to typos.

To the members of Blake's family who are most probably posting these anaonymous, defamatory comments, I say, "Grow up, take responsibility for your own actions, and visit a psychologist and/or psychiatrist to discover why you have such a pathological need to lie in order to punish other people when you fail to take responsibility for your own actions."

Anonymous electronic comments can be traced back to their original authors, particularly in defamation of character and harassment lawsuits!

Sincerely,

Dr. Judy Marley

Anonymous said...

Things must be untrue to qualify as "defamation of character." And I think it would be difficult to claim harassment on a blog that places Moore in the court of public opinion. Perhaps it might be best to have the entire post removed if you don't like the results.

However, it does make me laugh that in one comment you defend yourself against the accusation of being litigious, and in the next, intimate that you want to sue Moore's various family members. And in one breath say "don't make defamatory comments about me," and then blindly accuse others of being mentally ill, etc., etc. Doesn't that seem ridiculously contradictory to you? It seems, Mrs. Marley, that when you're living in a glass house you oughtn't throw stones.

You should probably just contact the author of the blog and ask him or her to remove the entire post. That would eliminate the ability for anyone to comment further, and would also remove all the negative comments.

Just a suggestion.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

This is Dr. Judy Marley again. How horrible that "anonymous" or several "anonymous" authors have chosen this blog to defame Blake and me. Blake originally granted the interview to Mike Volpe for a very positive reason, to shed light on HIQUA immunity for the administrators of hospitals, etc.

I haven't threatened to file a lawsuit against anyone, merely observed that I suspect members of Blake's own family are using this blog to defame his character and mine too. As a U.S. citizen, I have the right to free speech.

The members of Blake's family who I suspect of using this blog to defame our character can just knock themselves out with more and more defamtory comments. If they or anyone else continues to use this blog for further defamatory comments, I think that he, she or they are revealing just how cowardly they are!

Sincere thanks to Mike Volpe for allowing me this opportunity to defend Blake and me!

Sincerely,

Dr. Judy Marley

Anonymous said...

"As a U.S. citizen, I have the right to free speech." - Judy Marley

"And so does everyone else." - Me

mike volpe said...

What I want to know is why nearly three years after I wrote the piece people still come on to trash the subject?

Furthermore, you do it anonymously. Obviously, that speaks for itself. Do you really think that you change anyone's mind about the facts laid out in it? Do you really think that making anonymous comments making vague allegations against Dr. Moore will make someone believe he's less credible?

Unfortunately, like almost all whistle blowers, upon telling his story, Dr. Moore has to deal with haters like the ones here. That doesn't change the facts of what happened.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Volpe, with all due respect, you can’t pretend that what you’ve written here is factual. It is merely a statement of what Moore represented to you. I agree that making vague allegations against him is not pertinent to the story nor is it fair, but it is important to note that what he said to you isn’t necessarily the truth. I’m sticking to only VERIFIABLE FACTS in this – lengthy, I know – series of comment. Moore makes some very serious allegations about specific people, and it is only correct to present the entire story. However, given the many, many lies and inaccuracies reported to you by Moore, the entire story begins to unravel.

Medical whistle-blowers ARE doing the greater good. But this man’s tale just doesn’t add up. I have made fact corrections to your text in the comments below.


You stated: Williamsburg Regional Hospital is the only hospital located in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, the poorest County in South Carolina as measured by income level. Despite being the only hospital in the County, in 1999 Williamsburg Regional Hospital was on the verge of near collapse. It was only serving about ten percent of the population of Williamsburg County with most folks choosing to be treated at hospitals in surrounding counties.

Allendale County, in fact, has the highest poverty level in South Carolina and also the lowest median income level (http://abstract.sc.gov/chapter1/countyrank4.php). While it is true that Williamsburg Regional Hospital (WMBGRH) is the only hospital in Williamsburg County, there is another hospital 15.4 miles away in Lake City. You state that “in 1999 Williamsburg Regional Hospital was on the verge of near collapse,” and that it was “serving about ten percent of the population.” You give no documentation of these alleged “facts.” I am not certain as to its status in 1999, but currently WMBGRH, this hospital that you claim had endemic corruption, poor patient care, murderer nurses, etc. performs at or above national averages in almost every category defined by the South Carolina Hospital Association (http://www.myschospitals.org/reports_detail.aspx?hospitalId=81). They are doing all this without the guidance of Moore.

You stated: Desperate to turn around the fortunes of the hospital, hospital CEO, David Bouchet, recruited Dr. Blake Moore to not only be the general surgeon but to develop a plan to bring more profitability to the hospital.

How was Moore recruited? Are there any letters to that effect? Emails sent? Have you spoken to Bouchet regarding this claim? Did Moore have any history of improving hospital profit margins that would make him desirable in that sense? Again, this is not a fact at all; it is simply what someone has told you in an interview. The truth is that prior to working at WMBGRH, Moore worked at a similar, poor and rural hospital in Mississippi. Here’s where I am uncertain – I believe that he worked for Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital, but I can’t be 100% certain. If I am correct that that is the hospital for which he worked, it has a general performance ranking that is considerably lower than that of WMBGRH (http://www.hospital-data.com/hospitals/MONTFORT-JONES-MEMORIAL-HOSPITAL-KOS890.html). This can very well be interpreted that Moore went to WMBGRH because it was a better opportunity, and it seems highly unlikely that a CEO would turn to a less successful hospital to seek out recruits for his own.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Volpe, with all due respect, you can’t pretend that what you’ve written here is factual. It is merely a statement of what Moore represented to you. I agree that making vague allegations against him is not pertinent to the story nor is it fair, but it is important to note that what he said to you isn’t necessarily the truth. I’m sticking to only VERIFIABLE FACTS in this – lengthy, I know – series of comment. Moore makes some very serious allegations about specific people, and it is only correct to present the entire story. However, given the many, many lies and inaccuracies reported to you by Moore, the entire story begins to unravel.

Medical whistle-blowers ARE doing the greater good. But this man’s tale just doesn’t add up. I have made fact corrections to your text in the comments below.


You stated: Williamsburg Regional Hospital is the only hospital located in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, the poorest County in South Carolina as measured by income level. Despite being the only hospital in the County, in 1999 Williamsburg Regional Hospital was on the verge of near collapse. It was only serving about ten percent of the population of Williamsburg County with most folks choosing to be treated at hospitals in surrounding counties.

Allendale County, in fact, has the highest poverty level in South Carolina and also the lowest median income level (http://abstract.sc.gov/chapter1/countyrank4.php). While it is true that Williamsburg Regional Hospital (WMBGRH) is the only hospital in Williamsburg County, there is another hospital 15.4 miles away in Lake City. You state that “in 1999 Williamsburg Regional Hospital was on the verge of near collapse,” and that it was “serving about ten percent of the population.” You give no documentation of these alleged “facts.” I am not certain as to its status in 1999, but currently WMBGRH, this hospital that you claim had endemic corruption, poor patient care, murderer nurses, etc. performs at or above national averages in almost every category defined by the South Carolina Hospital Association (http://www.myschospitals.org/reports_detail.aspx?hospitalId=81). They are doing all this without the guidance of Moore.

Desperate to turn around the fortunes of the hospital, hospital CEO, David Bouchet, recruited Dr. Blake Moore to not only be the general surgeon but to develop a plan to bring more profitability to the hospital.

How was Moore recruited? Are there any letters to that effect? Emails sent? Have you spoken to Bouchet regarding this claim? Did Moore have any history of improving hospital profit margins that would make him desirable in that sense? Again, this is not a fact at all; it is simply what someone has told you in an interview. The truth is that prior to working at WMBGRH, Moore worked at a similar, poor and rural hospital in Mississippi. Here’s where I am uncertain – I believe that he worked for Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital, but I can’t be 100% certain. If I am correct that that is the hospital for which he worked, it has a general performance ranking that is considerably lower than that of WMBGRH (http://www.hospital-data.com/hospitals/MONTFORT-JONES-MEMORIAL-HOSPITAL-KOS890.html). This can very well be interpreted that Moore went to WMBGRH because it was a better opportunity, and it seems highly unlikely that a CEO would turn to a less successful hospital to seek out recruits for his own.

Anonymous said...

At a hospital with limited resources like Williamsburg, the role of the general surgeon is also one of the jack of all trades. That's because any situation or question that cannot be answered by the attending physician or nurse falls on the general surgeon to answer. Dr. Moore had gained a reputation by publishing numerous articles in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and thus had the sort of credibility necessary to turn around the struggling hospital.

What are these “numerous articles” that were published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons? I am not saying that Moore lied about this, but my searches return no results for Moore as an author. What issues did he publish in?

Right away, Dr. Moore attributed the financial malaise to simple yet systemically poor patient care. As general surgeon, Dr. Moore became involved in one way or another in the care of nearly every single patient in the hospital. By leading an effort to increase the quality of care, Dr. Moore also created an environment where more patients were satisfied and thus word of mouth spread and the hospital's reputation was turned around. Dr. Moore lead a remarkable revolution at Williamsburg and within three months nearly every measure of viability: operating room patients, hospital census, patients staying overnight, had increased exponentially.

This is all just fluff. You have no evidence to support any of these claims. Further, if it were true that Moore increased “nearly every measure of viability,” including economic feasibility, why would the hospital be so eager to get rid of him?

This turnaround continued for several years when Dr. Moore was approached by the Quality Assurance officer at Williamsburg. The QA officer had discovered in one file something that looked awfully suspicious. An elderly patient had died a few weeks prior. The patient had come in with all sorts of ailments and eventually suffered a full kidney shutdown. The chart had shown that a nurse, Lynette Vaughn, had administered Kayexalate (a drug that lowers potassium levels in the body which is what is needed during kidney failures) the day before the patient died. For some reason though, the same nurse had also written in the chart that she administered potassium in the patient the day after he died also on the VERBAL order of Dr. Moore.

Of course, it is absurd for a doctor to order any prescriptions on a patient after they died. This is made even more absurd by the fact that potassium is the exact opposite of what the patient would have needed anyway.

Who was the Quality Assurance Officer? Did you speak to him or her? Did you speak to Lynette Vaughn regarding this serious allegation against her for which you have no proof?

What you are presenting as a clear story of how Vaughn made an error, it could just as easily be that Moore DID make the verbal order to administer the prescription, realized HIS mistake, and proceeded to cover up his own tracks.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Moore immediately began an investigation. He concluded that it was most likely that the nurse, Lynnette Vaughn, had accidentally taken the potassium by mistake (which is often placed next to kayexalate in the pharmacy) and then attempted to haphazardly try and cover up her mistake.

He immediately spoke to the head nurse, Patricia Lowder.

The Head Nurse’s name was Margaret Lowder, NOT Patricia. Did you ever interview her?

Dr. Moore wanted Vaughn suspended immediately. Vaughn had apparently faced several personal issues at the time of the incident and Moore felt that Vaughn may be a threat to patients.

According to one of Moore’s lawsuits against WMBGRH, Case No. 07-1966 in the Fourth Circuit United State Court of Appeals, Moore “brings multiple state law and federal due process claims against a hospital and its officials for suspending his staff privileges based on allegations that he had sexually abused his adopted daughter (http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?d=39394&n=07-1966&s=SC ).” Yet, Moore wanted Vaughn “suspended immediately” without any due process based upon his suspicion of her activity and the nebulous “personal issues” she might have been facing?

Lowder dismissed the notion out of hand and according to Dr. Moore she became territorial and hostile.

Again, you make very rash, defamatory comments about people other than Moore, and then jump to yell “character assassination” when someone makes a comment about him. Do you have evidence of any of this alleged hostility? Did Moore document any of it with Human Resources staff? In the face of such hostility, did he contact a lawyer to consult on his options? Or is this just an allegation to make his story seem more plausible?

She closed ranks around Vaughn and protected her job. (Subsequently, evidence came out that Lowder had participated in the cover up after the fact...that is according to the finds of the State's nursing board) (it should be further noted that Dr. Moore was born and raised in Philly and likely seen as an outsider by most of the folks who spent their entire lives in South Carolina)

Do you have a copy of the “finds of the State’s nursing board?” Lowder is currently a licensed RN (license number 51373) in the state, so it seems unlikely that such findings were ever made (http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/nursing/ ). Moreover, why would you think the people of South Carolina are so insular? It seems that you are the one who is judging people from their geographic region, not the other way around. Further, a quick Radaris search indicates that Moore has never lived in Philadelphia (http://radaris.com/) – he has maintained residences in Kosciusko, MS; Hamilton, NJ; Lumberton, NJ; Columbia, SC and Kingstree, SC.

Anonymous said...

A few months later there was another incident. The same QA person noticed something odd again. This time the QA person noticed an anomoly in the pharmaceutical records. There was an elderly female who was diagnosed with colon cancer. The patient had days and weeks at the most and all that could be done was to make the patient as comfortable as possible. Dr. Moore had ordered 5 mg of morphine for the patient every two hours. Yet, according to the pharmaceutical records, the same nurse, Lynette Vaughn, had taken out 50 mgs of morphine for this patient just prior to their death.

This time there was no mention of the extra morphine in the patient's chart. In other words, it appeared as though Vaughn had tried to correct her initial mistake in getting caught the first time by making no mention of it in the chart. For whatever reason, Vaughn never accounted for the paper trail she would cause at the pharmacy.

Now, in Dr. Moore's mind, it was irrefutable. He believed he was dealing with a serial killer. Morphine is administered in syringes with a capacity of 5 mgs. That means someone loaded up ten syringes and administered each one after another. To add to the confusion, Dr. Moore wasn't even called in to declare the patient dead when it happened. The staff called in another doctor, Dr. Raymond Allen, to declare the patient dead. The patient wound up at the morgue before anyone had a chance to investigate. Had the pharmacy discrepancy not been discovered it would have been overlooked.

You simply have no evidence for these allegations against Vaughn (if that is the correct name). You have no evidence for these allegations against the hospital. You have no evidence for the allegations against Allen. Why would so many entities conspire to protect a “serial killer?” Why would you so openly defame a person without one scrap of evidence?

Dr. Moore went to the head nurse, the new hospital CEO, Jim Rogers, and then to the Chief of Staff, Frank Trefny, and was denied by all and told to mind his own business. The entire administration hierarchy had closed ranks around Vaughn.

Did you speak to Rogers? To Trefny? Is there any documentation that Moore was told to “mind his own business?” Why would the “entire administration” close ranks around Vaughn? It simply doesn’t add up, and without any evidence, it seems unlikely.

Undeterred, Dr. Moore contacted his personal attorney who also duelly was lead general counsel for the hospital, Ernie Jarrett. Jarrett listened to Moore and took all of the evidence he had and told him he would work on it. Several weeks later, a member of the Hospital board, Harry Floyd (who turned out to be his only ally on the board) contacted Dr. Moore and told him that word was spreading that the hospital was actively seeking to replace him.

Did you speak to Jarrett? Do you have any documentation that he was, in fact, working for the hospital when he was consulted by Moore? Kingstree is a small community (population approximately 3000), so wouldn’t Moore be aware of his attorney’s other clients (http://www.city-data.com/city/Kingstree-South-Carolina.html)? Did you speak to Floyd?

Anonymous said...

Then, a few weeks later, Ernie Jarrett sends Dr. Moore a letter stating that he no longer represent Dr. Moore because he duelly represents the hospital. (something that of course was always the case)

If this were true, why didn’t Moore, who according to you filed lawsuits against everyone he could, file against Jarrett for violating his client privilege? Why wouldn’t he file a complaint with the South Carolina Bar? Ernest Jarrett is apparently a member in good standing, so again, these allegations seem unlikely (http://www.scbar.org/member_resources/member_directory/&name=Ernest%20Joseph%20Jarrett ).

Getting no relief within the hospital hierarchy, Dr. Moore then took his evidence to the State's nursing board. The board heard the evidence and took the most aggressive step they could, they revoked the licenses of both Lynette Vaughn and of Pat Lowder.

Margaret Lowder did not have her license revoked. She maintains license number 51373 in South Carolina (http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/nursing/). I cannot verify or debunk the claim that “Lynette” Vaughn lost her license, since it is impossible to tell if you have given the correct name. Lowder, however, is a well-respected community leader, and has given commencement speeches at the Williamsburg Technical College (http://www.wiltech.edu/news/News%20Releases.2007/graduation_2007.htm).

In a move of stunning chutzpah, the hospital continued to maintain each of the nurse's on staff. The revokation of each of their licenses had the practical effect of not allowing either to have any contact with any patients. Thus, in brutal irony, Vaughn was given the job of Quality Assurance Officer. Lowder was actually allowed to stay on as head nurse however with no contact with patients.

You make these assertions, again with no evidence. However, according to various sources, Lowder is the Chief Nursing Officer at WMBGRH.

A few months after this, an anasthesiologist of Ghanan descent accused Dr. Moore of using racially charged language toward her including referring to her by the N word. Dr. Moore was immediately suspended from his duties. The contrast between the way that Dr. Moore was handled and the manner in which the two nurses should be profound.


By this point, Dr. Moore had hired a new attorney, Hank Anderson. At Dr. Moore's disciplinary hearing, Anderson was able to shake the anasthesiologist until she admitted that she not only made up the story but that she had been ordered to do so by the hospital CEO, Jim Rogers. (there were also rumors of an affair between the two)

Who is this mysterious anesthesiologist? Did you speak to her regarding these allegations that you are making against her? Did you speak to Anderson, or Rogers? Why would Moore relate to you that he’d heard rumors about an affair when it seems he so very vehemently attacks others for making unfounded claims against himself? It seems that he has said this simply to discredit the woman, in a typically sexist fashion (i.e. one of the most traditional ways to discredit a professional woman is to attack her as a sexualized object).

Anonymous said...

Dr. Moore was immediately allowed to return to his duties. Within weeks, another nurse, Windola Pitts, approached Dr. Moore with a situation. She had found a specimen in a bottle with a chunk of tissue and that specimen wasn't identified. Dr. Moore told her to immediately send the sample to pathology as a John Doe sample and run the battery of tests. By a full battery of tests, they should have been able to determine who the sample belonged to and what if any ailments the patient had.

Prior to sending it to pathology, Pitts approached her superviser, Pat Lowder, for approval. According to Pitts, Lowder dismissed the idea out of hand, grabbed the sample and threw it in the garbabe, and told her there would be no more hassles.

Did you contact Windola Pitts (whom also, by the way, is impossible to verify on the Nursing Board)? Again, you’ve made serious, career-threatening allegations about Lowder without any evidence.

Upon hearing this, Dr. Moore had had enough. He approached the CEO and gave him one week to straighten things out including removing Lowder immediately. If not, Dr. Moore would approach every regulatory body in the state until action was taken. The next day, Dr. Moore was contacted by Floyd, the board member, again. Floyd told Dr. Moore to watch his back.

Within days, Dr. Moore had received a frantic phone call from his wife, Angela. She was at the police station and their three foster children had been removed from their custody by the Department of Social Services of South Carolina.She had been charged with the nebulous charge of aggravated domestic criminal violence or otherwise known as spanking.

According to documents from the United States Court of Appeals, the following inaccuracies in your story should be corrected. 1. The children were adopted, not foster children. 2. The charges were filed against Moore AND his wife. 3. The charges were Abuse and Neglect. 4. Moore and his wife were found guilty of Abuse and Neglect. (http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?d=39394&n=07-1966&s=SC)

Further, are we to believe that the entire hospital, an attorney, the Department of Social Services and the Police Department ALL conspired against Moore – a man who allegedly turned the hospital around for the better – to protect an incompetent nurse? It is bordering on absurd to even suggest it.


Dr. Moore contacted his attorney and upon investigation new remarkable information had surfaced. The complaint was filed by Dr. Moore's previous attorney, Ernie Jarrett, and in a move of unprecedented brazenry, Jarrett filed the charges on his own company's stationary.

This is unfounded, defamatory toward Jarrett, and absurd. Have you seen this alleged letter? Why would DSS rush to investigate a claim registered by someone not related to the family in any way? Further, even if it were true, DSS does not and cannot release the identifying information of their informants (https://dss.sc.gov/content/privacy.aspx), so Moore could not possibly have been privy to that information.

mike volpe said...

This would be amusing if it wasn't so serious. First of all, this was written two and a half years ago so I don't have the information against me, though it wasn't merely his word. There was plenty of documentation.

That said, you make counter arguments against things that are minor. Who cares how many hospitals are in the area and it's also not that relevant why Dr. Moore was recruited? Yet, that's what you focus on.

The elements of what happened aren't challenged. There's only vague allusions to facts not being accurate. I suggest everyone read this article I recently wrote and read the comments. I think you'll find that again people that don't like what I've written similarly claim I miss facts without pointing anything specific out.

http://gapersblock.com/mechanics/2010/10/05/dirty-dealings-infighting-incriminations-among-the-chicago-young-republicans-chicago-gop/

mike volpe said...

First of all, I say nothing. I attribute things. I think this commenter said that I made a rash statement against against some nurse. No, Dr. Moore said she did.

Again, you're asking me to defend an article I wrote over two years ago. I don't remember who I did and didn't speak to. I find it curious that the attacks are this vicious now.

I do know of plenty of conspiracies against doctors and so Dr. Moore wouldn't be the first.

I've also covered the case of Gerard Beloin, who also had a conspiracy against him.

Most of the attacks you have against me are gibberish. You attack me for saying Dr. Moore wrote several articles in a journal for medical professionals. It's entirely irrelevant. You attack me for suggesting that what Dr. Moore said about fixing the hospital wasn't accurate. Again, whether it's not or is has actually little to do with the story.

Most of the attacks amount to that. That this is happening two and a half years later is what interests me.

Anonymous said...

I realize that your story is older, but due to recent comments, it is now showing up as the number one Google hit for "Dr. Blake Moore," so if you're just researching him as a potential doctor (as I originally was), you turn up all of this controversy.

I didn't mean to attack you, so I'm sorry if you took it that way. I just love sorting out mysteries, and after I read how polarized people are over this story, it piqued my interest.


And I (I of the lengthy comments) DO question EVERY element of his story. He has lied about nearly everything he said to you, down to every little detail. In a simple fifteen minute Google search, you can turn up the actual truth. And I love sorting out mysteries.

But I do apologize and feel free to delete those long-winded comments.

mike volpe said...

As for the "mysterious anestheologist" I don't remember exactly though I believe that Dr. Moore refused to give their name for fear of retribution.

My apologies for multiple comments but the last comment came in piecemail and I didn't get them all right away.

mike volpe said...

By the way, Dr. Anna Chacko is considered by some as a well respected part of the medical community and I still stand by all my stories about her. To say someone is a "well respected member of the medical community" is a very nebulous statement.

mike volpe said...

If you're his potential patient, then how do you know all these issues so intimately? I think something is rotten in Denmark. You are talking about specific things that happened at Williamsburg Hospital, how would you know about those things if you were a prospective patient.

Anonymous said...

Nope, I am not from the hospital at all, and wouldn't want to draw another innocent victim into the discussion. I just got that information from the web sources I embedded in my text.

Again, I'm sorry. It was entertaining for me to dissect the story, but I do realize that it is actual people's lives that are being written about. As I said, please feel free to delete.


I just like to play Devil's Advocate sometimes.

Good work with your blog though. It is amazing how this story drew so many peole in!

mike volpe said...

Unfortunately,

your IP doesn't come up at all so I can't prove you're from Williamsburg Hospital, as I believe I remember other comments were, but you quote from all sorts of sources and not one. You say that Dr. Moore's assessment of the problem at Williamsburgh was inaccurate.

You also then compliment me, something that, interestingly enough, commenters that defend Dr. Chacko also do.

If you're merely playing devil's advocate, I invite you to read my stories about her and hyperanalyze those as well.

Anonymous said...

I just read some of the Chako blogs. I'm working on my hyperanalysis.

Although, it's not easy with that one.:)

mike volpe said...

Please, and that is much fresher in my mind, so I can answer that much better.

Anonymous said...

Devil's Advocate, as I'll call myself here, one more time. I've moved on to disecting the Chacko story, which is far juicier, but I wanted to state a few things in a more coherent fashion.

1. Whatever any of these negative commenters think about Dr. Moore's personal life, it has no relevance whatsoever to his professional life, nor to the validity or lack thereof of the story. I suspect that anyone making those statements is personally involved, and probably because his/her career was impacted by the events. Or maybe the ex-wife?

2. I ended up reading this because Dr. Moore was referred to me as being an EXCELLENT physician.

3. My issue, and what I fairly ineloquently expressed, was that the story reads as mostly heresay with almost no documentation. Small facts that I could verify (I work as a fact-checker) turned up to be incorrect. The author, however, is correct that the small details do not have much bearing upon the events alleged to have transpired. Nonetheless, when a piece of journalism, which this purports to be, includes specific names of individuals along with harsh allegations, it is important to back those allegations up with tangible facts. Otherwise, it can open up a lot of legal issues, including charges of libel. However, since the herein accused parties have NOT pressed libel charges, I also suspect that they might be guilty of those allegations. What I wrote was an excercise in fact-checking, plain and simple. Furthermore, upon reading other of the author's pieces, I believe that he did fact-check, but might not have been able to reference such due to privacy issues.

4. I am not so stupid as to believe the drivel posted on here. I very well am likely to seek out Dr. Moore as a physician, mostly because his local reputation is outstanding.

5. Why can't people leave this man and his family alone? Even if you hate him, hasn't he been through enough? According to what I've read on here, he lost his wife, his adopted children, had his career injured, likely lost money due to having to file lawsuits, went through a divorce and now has a wife who is, according to her own postings, ill. Even if he was guilty of something, by my estimates, he's paid his debts by now.

6. And finally, I chose to remain anonymous because a. I have nothing to do with this story b. I have no vested interest in its outcomes and c. I don't want my name associated with some of the crude and unintelligent comments posted above.

Best of luck to all the parties involved in receiving justice, if so deserved.

Judy Marley said...

Hi,

Dr. Judy Marley again, Blake's third wife. Once sgain, I have a small, non-cancerous brain tumor that my treating physicians all agree is NOT causing any erratic behavior. This small brain tumor was discovered as a result of a concussion that I suffered in a car accident back in January of 2010.

I have NOT stated that I'm ill on this blog or elsewhere. Anyone stating anything to the contrary is a liar.

Sincerely,

Dr. Judy Marley

Phaedra Burroughs said...

It is very interesting that Judy believes Blake's own family is making such posts. I was made aware of this fascinating cite by one of the family members he and his wife are threatening to sue. I have not met Judy and haven't seen my brother in years, nor do I know who anonymous is.
I am very disappointed that my brother and his wife could be so low. It is sad that this article makes him out as some martyr as he can sit by and blow off his very ill mother who has financially supported the both them for so long. I'm not afraid to sign my name.
Phaedra Burroughs

Anonymous said...

I don't think this person pretending to be Judy Marley is really her. The person posting on here sounds like a lunatic, and it is my understanding that the REAL Judy Marley is a fairly respectable professional. Who are you and why do you keep ranting about a brain tumor that no one else has mentioned or seems to care about? You are flat out bonkers, whoever you are.

Pat W said...

I have been a patient of Dr Blake Moore for several years now. In fact I was refered to him by my attorney who is a friend and also a fellow patient of Dr. Moore. Please leave the doctor alone. I have found him to be the best doctor I have seen over the years..He is also the most understanding of my problems as he himself has had severe back trauma. To the so and so who commented on Dr Moore's weight: You try losing weight with a wrecked back. "Walk 2 miles a day" the sugeon who did my surgery said (NOT Dr. Moore)
Right, walk with a pinched siatic (SP) nerve due to your surgery. You try it.

Dr Moore has been a livesaver, and I will continue going to him as long as he and I are in the same state.

Anonymous said...

"dr" Moore is a pathetic and repulsive character who continues to abuse his small claim to power over idiots. What sort of professional makes diagnoses on persons he has never met nor has no knowledge of that person's medical history? Despicable, nasty, vengeful man who refuses to admit that he has done monumentous wrong in his life and career.

Anonymous said...

I think that the fact that his recent wife thinks his family is trying to defame him just shows something is wrong in denmark. Either his family is looney tunes and he dont fall far from the tree...or they r good ppl and have disowned his because he is looney tunes. Either way its not good. I know someone right now who is a patient of Dr. Moore's in SC and he has threatened their family in several different ways. I'm not gettting into specifics because I dont want them to be retaliated on. He tries to intimidate his patients and force them to keep seeing him or threatens to cause problems for them. As for leaving a name....who really cares. This IS the internet, I can leave any name I want to and how would you really know? DUH??? It seems to me the Dr. is the center of a bunch of controversy and from who I've come to know him to be...for good reason. There is a reason he has jumped around the country from job to job instead of building up his name in the community he lives in and reaping the benefits. He is running from something and I'm sure its not just haters. Anyone who has problems over n over n over again must have done something to start the problems. THINK about it. I came across this only because the friend I have who had recent problems w the "good" doctor got online to research his name just to see if there were complaints about him. And what do ya know? There is ALOT of complaints.

Cali Cruz

Anonymous said...

so what about the three abused children? the fact that they were taken from him? if a man cant be trusted with children he obvioulsy cant be trusted with patients

Anonymous said...

Seems to me that his third wife has been unfairly libled on this blog, not just Dr. Moore. I'm a former patient of this doctor. I'm not signing my name because he has threatened me, too. Another former patient told me a few days ago that he is planning to marry again for the fourth time! This gal must be as mentally ill as Dr. Moore if she plans to marry such an obviously out-of-control, vicious, vindictive person.

Tommy Mac said...

I just came across this blog. I have heard rumors about this for years. If you guys want answers you are not going to find them if Billy Jenks was involved. I have lived in this county for 51 years and one thing I know is that Billy will make things happen. He is a great attorney and if he wanted to cover things up for the hospital it got covered up you can bet the farm on that.