|It is with great sadness and regret that The Good Life Centre for Women is no longer open for business. The decision to close the practice was certainly not one born out of desire but rather that of necessity.
As many of you know or now know, I have been embroiled for over thirteen years with the Department of Health in Albany, repeatedly defending my medical license over matters that were never founded on anything truly involving my clinical skills as a physician, regardless of what any "official" (online) documents or commentaries might have to say.
If you are even aware of any of this, there are so many supposed versions of what most think my case is all about due to a good PR campaign by those involved when the truth is quite different. What's worse, officials at the DOH categorically know that what they did to my life and career was completely fraudulent - yet, readily done at the behest of certain departmental leadership at my admitting hospital who felt such underhandedness towards my life as necessary for getting their jollies and moreover, eliminating a performance-quality leader from the department.
As you might imagine, it has been a long and difficult journey with many eye-opening experiences into how medical politics functions. And let me assure you, it is every bit as filthy as any other walk of life. Neither medical school nor life prior to finishing all training can prepare you for how vicious and utterly dishonest it has proven to be in my experience. That's unless, of course, one was raised to be that way - which indeed is the case even amongst professionals. It has been truly sad to not only bear witness to but just sickening to have repeatedly been on the receiving end of because, apparently, I am not a "player" as opposed to always having been a team player, as it applies to delivering the absolute best medical care available. Any legitimate colleague of mine with whom I have worked can attest to that.
In an effort to once and for all overcome this injustice, on February 16, 2015, I filed what's called a Vacatur Petition with the Department of Health and have also included copies to several other entities as well, who either have oversight power over this malicious investigative branch of the Department of Health known as the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC), or who are pertinent to have knowledge of what has gone on here. Please click the link above to learn more, along with any associated updates. Your interest and further, your support for this justified effort is greatly appeciated.
*As an update, since filing this petition, it has been completely ignored, despite a combined follow up letter which can also be seen on the Petition page. As far as anyone can surmise in this matter, particularly when considering the fact that I even copied them in on the official Statute by which I am operating with the submission of this Petition, they are obligated to respond. Their lack of response to either the Petition itself and then the follow up letter, not to mention not even an acknowledgement of having received it, even though I have return receipts from the post office, is therefore a violation on their part. Should anyone be surprised that such a double standard exists with these people that they can do as they please?
This matter has been so utterly ridiculous as to how OPMC operates by literally doing whatever they want to the lives of individuals who have spent decades building a professional life regardless of the facts and truth and without recourse such that any continued effort on my part to further my opposition to this lie is really done so as an experiment to see which avenue of exposure works best in shining a light on the injustice they imposed on my life, family and career. Therefore, as a result of this continued dismissal, I have decided to challenge them to a public battle of Truth. For more information on this latest adjustment to publicly reflect their lie back upon them, please go to this link.
As has been previously exclaimed, this unconstitutional Goliath (OPMC), which has ruined the lives of many a good physician over the past several decades, absolutely needs to be reformed. Please consider learning more about this issue also and offering support by signing the original petition started to simply make a little noise, if possilbe, to the State Legislature. This ought not ever happen to any physician in New York again.
Well, with all that said, I leave this community knowing that this practice was most definitely a great performer across the entire spectrum of Obstetrics and Gynecology. One that was highly compassionate for all those who entered, beloved by the patients who trusted us with their lives, unafraid to take on the most difficult of cases and succeed, not to mention, a medical establishment with a fabulous track record for quality care as well clinical outcome. Real truth, and not what you read in the papers or that which was disseminated by a known dishonest State agency.
Additionally, by being an independent Christian based practice, it was also a huge blessing to be able to freely share the gospel of Jesus Christ while working alongside one of the most beautiful women of God I will ever know, that being my secretary Linda. I am sure everyone who had any interaction at all with her would surely testify to that. Those days have surely been missed.
So yes, that is correct. I'm one of them Bible believing followers of Jesus, for anyone who might have already cringed at the reading of that last paragraph. In order to speak to this further and make a few other personal comments, you can go to here.
In summary, it has been a pleasure and privilege serving the women of this community since 1998 and it shall be the will of God should I ever find myself back again. God bless.
-James R. Caputo, M.D.
the new Change.org Petition
to see this battle
go public instead of a closed door tribunal.