Maryland State Police medical director resigns after ties to felon-run erectile dysfunction clinic exposed
The medical director of the Maryland State Police resigned last week after a state board alleged that he was involved in an unlicensed, criminally-run erectile dysfunction clinic that involved at least one penile injury. There is blame.
Dr Donald William Elwes resigned on March 3 ahead of an appearance before a disciplinary committee, which could result in his medical license being revoked. The Baltimore Sun reported. Maryland Board of Physicians Alves charged in December Practicing medicine with an unauthorized person in a clinic plagued by allegations of unprofessional conduct and fraud.
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Guy’s Clinic advertised that its doctors would provide a treatment plan that would “safely awaken your sex life in just one visit,” according to charging documents.
Alves told state investigators that the clinic “flips between the little blue pill, when oral agents aren’t working, and for people who aren’t ready to undergo surgical procedures. So it gives them injection therapy.” provides.”
Guy’s Clinic in Baltimore County, Maryland, began employing Alves in 2016, paying him $250 a week to supervise a physician’s assistant, according to the board of physicians. Alves initially told investigators that he was unaware that the clinic offered him as its medical director but later admitted that he maintained a business relationship with the organization.
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Under the delegation agreement, according to charging documents, the physician’s assistant administered injections to clients without Elves’ permission or physician board approval.
According to the board, the owner of the clinic, who is not licensed to practice medicine, wrote the “guidelines” for the clinic. These included an instruction that “every patient” receive penile injections containing “mostly non-FDA approved” drugs that dilate blood vessels and “provide patients with immediate erections.”
The Maryland Office of Controlled Substances Administration visited the clinic in 2021 and found that staff administered erectile dysfunction prescription drugs without a permit, including doses higher than recommended by the board of physicians. .
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According to charging documents, a patient told the Maryland Board of Physicians in 2020 that he was hospitalized for five days after an injection at the clinic. The patient added that a medical specialist told him that he would “need a penile prosthesis due to the development of fibrosis” during continued erection.
The Maryland Board of Physicians received three complaints about the clinic between September 2020 and January 2021, the board of physicians wrote. One said patients who visited the clinic were not seen by medical doctors, while another said their insurance company described the business as a “fraudulent organization”.
In 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission cited Guy’s Clinic owner Mark Thomas Johnson as a “violator of federal securities laws.” The Baltimore Banner reported. Johnson was convicted of securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud in 2010 and faced additional SEC proceedings in 2018 for allegedly orchestrating a scheme that defrauded nearly 50 investors of $5 million. done
A spokesperson for the Maryland State Police confirmed Alves’ resignation to Fox News but declined to comment further on the matter because “the matter is being handled by the Maryland Board of Physicians in the context of his secondary employment.”