Wake up, Doctors! This could be you. Drs. Milind and Suwarna Tilak, a husband and wife team in Jacksonville, FL were raided this week and their constitutional rights were violated.
Milind Tilak, MD has been providing pain management procedures for more than 15 years, more than 10 of which were in the Jacksonville area. He is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Pain Management through the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. He has jumped through all the hoops for proof of competency in prescribing controlled substances, passing the competency exam with distinction. He uses interventional pain management with fluoroscopy including disc procedures, epidural injections, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation, and peripheral joint injections. He attends conferences regularly to keep abreast of the latest techniques. He is also certified to prescribe Suboxone for narcotics addiction, which is additional certification over the standard DEA certificate. As an internist, he also provides routing internal medicine care.
His wife, Suwarna Tilak, MD, is a pediatrician. They have an in-house lab, and are able to conduct various other procedures such as spirometry, Holter monitor, and EKGs. They have a very nicely designed website shown here: http://www.drtilak.com/. Everything about their practices reflects good, appropriate management. Basically, for some reason, they are simply the next government target for the middle district of Florida.
Why would the government target them? The middle district has been a major government targeting area for about 10 years.
Here is a list of doctors attacked that we have learned about:
|FL-Tampa||Dominique, Jean C||MD||2006||2006|
|FL-St. Petersburg||Eicher, Mary Jane||DO||2006||2007|
|FL-Melbourne||Mirza, Sarfraz Ahmed||MD||2007||2008|
|FL-Naples||Johnston, Sharon L||DO||2007||2008|
|FL-St. Augustine||Friedes, Lawrence M||MD||2007||2008|
|FL-Haines City||Ibanez, Juan Antonio||MD||2008||2008|
|FL-Tierra Verde||Denny, Kevin M||MD||2009||2009|
|FL-Kissimmee||Friedlander, Jeffrey H.||MD||2009||2010|
|FL-Tampa||Mekowulu, Emmanuel I.||PharmD||2012|
|FL-Tampa (Dr. in Delaware)||Bolles, Olivia||MD||2013||2015|
|FL-Pasco Cty||Beckles, Benjamin A.||PharmD||2013|
|FL-Brandon||Heromin, Ronald John||MD||2014|
|FL-Ft Myers||Green, Jeffrey||Pharm owner||2014|
|FL-Ft Myers||Hebble, Karen||Pharm Mngr||2014|
|FL-Tampa||Weiler, Brian C||PharmD||2014|
|FL-Winter Park||Brutus, Roland||MD||2015|
|FL-Cape Coral||Otano, Jorge||Pharm owner||2015|
|FL-Tampa||Feldman, Edward N.||MD||2016|
|FL-Osprey||Cannata, Rosetta V.||Office Mngr||2017|
|FL-Sarasota||Turner, Fred Joseph||MD||2017|
|FL-Satellite Beach||Frazier, Marc Victor||Owner||2015|
|FL-Cape Coral||Otano, Martha||wife, pharm owner|
|FL-Green Cove Springs||Sachs, Russell||MD|
|FL-Jacksonville||Rose, Zachary Timothy||Owner|
Jacksonville has not been a major area. But as more doctors jump into copping pleas early, and the US Attorney’s offices now have cookie cutter prosecution strategies with more people hired to target doctors, more doctors are being set up to take the knife.
Why the Tilaks?
- They are independent.
- They are minority.
- They offer services that are in competition with the government-supported area hospitals.
- Possibly they have money or assets that the government can confiscate.
- They should be easy—the low-hanging fruit.
One of the problems we face in this War Against Doctors is that the media only publishes the government propaganda. The day after News4Jax released the story about the raid, three organizations supporting doctors with facts and the truth about these attacks presented press releases to anchor Jenese Harris, the station itself, Florida Times-Union, Financial News & Daily Record, Metro Jacksonville, and The Florida Star. But have any of those press releases been published? Of course not! Because we speak the truth, and not propaganda—which doesn’t interest the media.
The second problem is that doctors have misunderstandings about what is happening. These include:
- The doctors under attack think that because they aren’t doing anything wrong, the government will admit their mistake and life will go on. WRONG!! They usually find themselves destitute and in prison.
- Other doctors in the area think that there are possibly justifiable reasons for the attack, because they don’t know the law.
Well, my purpose is to tell you the truth and expose the illegal actions of the government in these attacks against good, caring physicians.
Doctors in Jacksonville: Use this website to learn before the attack happens to you.
Drs. Tilak: Consult me.