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September 27, 2011

London doctor ‘in good standing’

Medical board puts no restrictions on practice

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — A London physician is “in good standing” after he volunteered to follow the recommendations made by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.

Lloyd Vest with the medical licensing board said Dr. Jackie Maxey has no restrictions on his medical practice at this time.  Had he not volunteered to comply with the board’s recommendations, including having a chaperone during female examinations, restrictions may have been set.

“There were some recommendations that the (medical licensing) board was going to ask for, but Dr. Maxey volunteered to do those things,” Vest said. “He completed the “Boundaries” course, he agreed to pay a portion of the costs of the hearing, and he assured the board that he would have a chaperone in the room whenever a female patient undergoes a pap smear, pelvic exam, breast exam or anything considered a ‘sensitive’ female issue. But he was not restricted by the board to do these things — he voluntarily made these assurances to the board and it’s more of a trust issue.”

Maxey also volunteered to comprise a written standard for himself and his office staff that before he performs any such ‘sensitive’ exams on female patients that “accurate information about the nature of the sensitive examination will be conducted.”

Maxey did have restrictions on his medical practice after the investigation by the medical licensing board initially began, according to Maxey’s attorney, Bill Johnson of Frankfort.

“There was a complaint filed by a competing doctor with 11 women named,” Johnson said during an interview on Thursday morning. “Two said they had no complaints against Dr. Maxey but the medical licensing board began an investigation and issued an Emergency Order that restricted him from examining women without a chaperone and even may have prohibited him from examining women (for ‘sensitive’ exams). They did this without a hearing.”

Local publicity then initiated a rash of additional lawsuits against Maxey, Johnson said, with an attorney from Louisville handling a class action lawsuit.

Other civil lawsuits were filed against Maxey in Laurel Circuit Court as well.

“One woman filed a lawsuit and at the hearing when she was cross-examinated, she was asked to identify Dr. Maxey and she said he wasn’t present,” Johnson said. “He was sitting right there.”

Johnson maintained Maxey’s legitimate concern for female examinations and practicing within his medical expertise.

“From the very beginning, Dr. Maxey contended he had properly practiced medicine,” Johnson added.

Vest said all physicians are responsible for contracting with individual insurance companies and hospitals.  Prior the agreement with the medical board, Maxey could not accept a variety of insurances, including Medicaid and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, due to the investigation of the complaints.  Vest said the medical licensing board only deals with the medical practice and that physicians maintain relationships with insurance companies and hospitals.  He said it will be up to Maxey to be re-contracted with these various organizations.

njohnson@sentinel-echo.com

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