Thursday, July 07, 2005

Part of the Rabbi Jeremy Hershy Worch/Yori Yanover inner circle: Profile of Rabbi / Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon, IL,IN (Doctors For Pain) AKA Julian Unger

8 Comments:

At 4:18 PM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

see: http://lukeford.net/profiles/profiles/JHershyWorch.htm
...
Here is the complete Acknowledgement page from The Kabbalist Haggadah:
...
My loving friend, Rabbi Julian Ungar M.D. and his awe-inspiring family who restore my soul from time to time.
...



1)
The Boston Globe
February 28, 1990, Wednesday
Doctor fined $ 390,000 for illegal prescriptions
By Elizabeth Neuffer, Globe Staff

In what authorities say is the largest civil fine imposed on a doctor for illegal drug distribution, a Brookline neurologist agreed yesterday to pay the federal government $ 390,000 in penalties.

Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon, a former member of the Harvard Medical School faculty, has been ordered to pay the penalty to settle a complaint alleging he illegally prescribed Percodan and Percocet from the Manomet Medical Center, which he owned and operated in 1985 and 1986. The complaint alleges he left hundreds of presigned prescriptions for patients to pick up during visits of five minutes or less.

Authorities said the case represents a growing trend in the illegal drug market, as increasing numbers of doctors, pharmacists and other medical professionals with access to drugs are found illegally distributing them for their own profit.

"It's a serious and growing problem," said John J. Coleman, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Boston yesterday. "We are alarmed at the number of practitioners who become involved in providing abusers with these drugs."

Said US Attorney Wayne Budd: "What this says to the medical community is that street dealers are not the sole targets of this office."

But defense attorney Nancy Gertner yesterday angrily criticized federal authorities' characterization of this case. "There is no charge of illegal drug distribution at all," said Gertner, who represents Ungar-Sargon. "There are a host of complicated regulations he did not follow. But what he did was legitimately prescribe drugs as part of a legitimate practice."

Gertner said Ungar-Sargon, in agreeing to the settlement, admitted only to the fact that he failed to get the appropriate state and federal licenses to prescribe drugs in Massachusetts. He held those licenses in other states.

"We negotiated in good faith and they obviously didn't," Gertner said yesterday, alluding to the US attorneys' office.

Members of the medical profession also disputed assertions by federal authorities that people licensed to prescribe drugs increasingly are involved in illegal drug distribution.

"Almost all physicians are honest and try to use these drugs safely and appropriately," said Dr. Errol Green, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Medical Society, which represents about 14,000 physicians. He added of Ungar-Sargon: "If he was doing it, we are glad he was caught. But he is the exception."

Authorities said yesterday that Ungar-Sargon, of Heath Hill in Brookline, committed more than 200 violations of the federal Controlled Substances Act during the two-year period. A provision of that act governs how doctors can prescribe drugs.

Hundreds of illegal prescriptions were authorized by Ungar-Sargon, officials said. He either illegally authorized persons not licensed to prescribe drugs to give out the prescriptions, authorities said, or issued prescriptions himself, although authorities allege he was never licensed to prescribe controlled substances in the state by the DEA.

He also violated the law by signing and filling out prescription forms in advance of the day they were issued, authorities said.

But Gertner said only qualified medical personnel issued prescriptions and that Ungar-Sargon simply failed to get the correct authorization in Massachusetts to prescribe drugs. "He just didn't dot his i's and t's. This is a bona fide practice by a highly qualified neurologist."

Federal authorities said many of the prescriptions were for drugs such as Percodan, a painkiller that makes its users feel "euphoric." The street value for the drug obtained illegally is about $ 8 per tablet, compared to the price of less than a dollar paid for a tablet with a legal prescription. "There is a vast illegal market for these controlled substances," said Jeffrey S. Robbins, the assistant US attorney who handled the case.

Yesterday's civil penalty, approved by US District Judge Andrew Caffrey, settled a civil case brought by the US attorneys' office under the federal Controlled Substances Act against Ungar-Sargon. Until yesterday, the highest fine paid to the US government in such a case was $ 350,000, paid by a Baltimore drug company in 1989.

"A penalty of $ 390,000 sends the signal that this is serious business," Budd said in an interview yesterday.

Criminal charges also were brought against Ungar-Sargon by the Plymouth County District Attorneys' office. But in 1989, a jury acquitted him of violating state drug laws.

Initially charged in the state case with Ungar-Sargon was Melvyn Smullen, an employee of the Manomet Medical Center, and Ann Durkee, the center's manager. Smullen has pleaded guilty to charges of practicing medicine without a license and Durkee pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Asked why they chose to levy a civil penalty against Ungar-Sargon yesterday, officials at the US attorneys office emphasized that they were pursuing civil charges because state authorities had been pursuing criminal charges.

Nationwide, 133 federal indictments were brought in fiscal 1989 for violations of the drug diversion provision of the Controlled Substances Act, which governs those licensed to prescribe drugs, according to the DEA. That is more than double the number of indictments brought in fiscal 1987, according to George Festa, an assistant special agent in charge of the DEA in Boston.

Festa said that civil fines collected for the violations were also on the rise, soaring from $ 565,167 in fiscal 1987 to $ 1,708,994 in fiscal 1989.

According to sources and court records, Ungar-Sargon was a well-respected doctor with excellent credentials. He was educated at the University of London's medical school. A spokesman for Harvard Medical School confirmed that Unger-Sargon was on the university faculty while lecturing at Children's Hospital from 1984 to 1986.

He was also on the staff of Brigham and Women's Hospital at the time he was operating the Manomet Medical Center, according to court records. Ungar-Sargon is currently a neurological consultant in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. His license to practice in Massachusetts is under review.

2)
The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution
February 28, 1990
Briefly
- U.S. District Judge Andrew Caffrey fined Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon of Seattle $390,000 for improperly signing more than 100 prescriptions for narcotics. Dr. Ungar-Sargon was accused of leaving batches of signed prescription forms for the pain relievers Percodan and Percocet with associates at the Manomet Medical Center in Plymouth, southeast of Boston. He was not authorized to sign the prescriptions, the government alleged.

3)
http://w3.health.state.ny.us/opmc/factions.nsf/physiciansearch?openform

Physician Information

Physician Name: Julian Y Ungar-Sargon, MD
Address: Pennsylvania 19004
License Number: 129721
License Type: MD
Year of Birth:
Effective Date: 12/29/94
Action: License surrender
Misconduct Description: The physician admitted to having been disciplined by the Massachusetts State Board of Registration in Medicine for aiding or abetting unlicensed persons to perform duties requiring a license; failing to register and failing to fill out prescription forms.
Board Order:

See full discipline documents at:
http://w3.health.state.ny.us/opmc/factions.nsf/58220a7f9eeaafab85256b180058c032/a9a8b41575820ac385256a4a0047f42e?OpenDocument
http://w3.health.state.ny.us/opmc/factions.nsf/58220a7f9eeaafab85256b180058c032/a9a8b41575820ac385256a4a0047f42e/$FILE/lc129721.pdf

4)
http://www.docboard.org/docfinder.html

Wyoming Medical Board
Physician Search Results
Licensee JULIAN Y UNGAR-SARGON MD
License Number 2780A
Address BROOKLINE MA 02146
Phone 0
Date Licensed 10/4/1978
License Status expired 7/1/1990 /license lapsed
Good Standing
Speciality NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY
Disciplinary Action A review of public records indicates that no final disciplinary orders have been entered.

5)
Illininois:
http://www.ildpr.com/licenselookup/default.asp
- no current license

6)
Indiana:
https://extranet.in.gov/WebLookup/Search.aspx
- 2 licenses in his name, one has discipline history, the other doesn't

i)
Julian Ungar Sargon 01040129A Medical Licensing Board Physician Active Merrillville IN

Name: Julian Ungar Sargon
Address Information
Address: Merrillville IN 46410

License Information
License No: 01040129A
Profession: Medical Licensing Board
License Type: Physician


Issue Date: 3/26/1992
Expiration Date: 6/30/2007
License Status: Active

Previous Action
Previous Action

ii)
Julian Ungar Sargon 01040129B Medical Licensing Board CSR-Physician Active Merrillville IN

Person Information
Name: Julian Ungar Sargon

Address Information
Address: Neurology & Pain Management
Merrillville IN 46410

License Information
License No: 01040129B
Profession: Medical Licensing Board
License Type: CSR-Physician


Issue Date: 3/25/2003
Expiration Date: 6/30/2007
License Status: Active

Previous Action
Previous Action- None

7)
The Robert Plan, Progressive Insurance And Three Other Major Auto Insurers File Suit Against Southern Medical Devices
March 12, 1996
PR Newswire

For Improper Billing Of Electrodiagnostic Testing

NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Robert Plan Corporation and Progressive Insurance announced today that they and three other major auto insurance groups of companies have filed suit against Southern Medical Devices, currently based in Florida, and two New York doctors, for billing unnecessary electrodiagnostic neurological tests that could have endangered patients and in doing so, engaged in a "massive nationwide fraudulent scheme which they have perpetrated against the health care system, the insurance industry and the general public."

The suit alleges that Southern Medical Devices, which was not a New York licensed health care provider of such neurological tests, "unleashed a fraudulent and deceptive scheme" by offering up to $100,000 in kickbacks to health care providers meeting a monthly quota of referrals. In one instance, Southern Medical Devices also allegedly leased rooms at the referring chiropractor's at a rate of $100 per room, per hour while billing patients up to $5,700 per testing session.

Southern Medical, with the assistance of Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon and Dr. Daniel Shapiro, also allegedly delegated the administration of sophisticated neurological tests using electrical charges to "unlicensed technicians who produced results which were incompetent and could have endangered the patients." It is further alleged that Dr. Ungar-Sargon and Dr. Shapiro assisted Southern Medical Devices by signing electrodiagnostic testing bills and reports as if they were the provider and as if they had seen the patients. It is further alleged that Dr. Ungar-Sargon "did not read these reports or ignored the incompetent results and signed them anyway, perpetuating a fraud upon the patients."

Regularly issued professional medical reports regarding interpretation of neurodiagnostic testing signed by Dr. Ungar-Sargon included "incompetent and physiologically impossible results." In addition, the suit alleges that Dr. Ungar-Sargon's "name was repeatedly signed on reports which included numerical values which were identical to two decimal points on both the right and left sides."

The complaint alleges that such results were possible because Southern Medical Devices "routinely entrusted to unlicensed technicians such equipment and the injections of electric current into patients." In addition, Dr. Ungar-Sargon and Dr. Shapiro "failed to first consult with the ordering practitioner, failed to first examine the patient to ascertain whether the ordered tests were medically appropriate in the circumstances, and neither personally performed nor supervised the said tests."

Unlike many laboratory tests, electrodiagnostic neurological testing, according to the complaint, must be specifically designed for each patient and "requires that electromyographer be a physician with specialized training in electrodiagnostic medicine." According to the complaint, such testing is ordinarily relied upon by surgeons in assessing the need for surgery. "Improper performance or interpretation of electrodiagnostic tests may be dangerous to the patient and misleading to the referring physician."

The Robert Plan Corporation, headquartered in Uniondale, New York, is a servicer and underwriter of private passenger and commercial auto insurance, specializing in urban markets.

The plaintiffs were represented by Skip Short of New York law firm Short & Billy.


Southern Medical Devices

8)
a.
The Tampa Tribune Tampa Tribune (Florida)
October 23, 1997

HILLSBOROUGH
...
Patty M. Sittloh, 36, of Seminole, president of a bankrupt Pinellas medical testing company, has agreed to plead guilty to concealing the business's money and using it for herself. Sittloh, who ran Southern Medical Devices Inc., faces up to five years in prison and a $ 250,000 fine, according to federal court documents released in Tampa Wednesday. Southern filed for bankruptcy in 1995 and a trustee was appointed to oversee the company's finances.

b.
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)
March 13, 1996
BUSINESS BRIEFS
FROM STAFF REPORTS

PROGRESSIVE FILES SUIT AGAINST FRAUD
Progressive Insurance of Cleveland and four other insurance companies are suing Southern Medical Devices of Seminole, Fla., and two New York doctors for billing unnecessary electrodiagnostic neurological tests that could have endangered patients and, in doing so, engaged in a "massive nationwide fraudulent scheme." Southern Medical offices did not answer telephone calls. The suit also alleged sophisticated neurological tests were administered by unlicensed technicians who produced incompetent results.

c.
The Tampa Tribune Tampa Tribune
October 4, 1995
NEWS OF RECORD
Southern Medical Devices Inc. vs. Nancy J. Clair and Lawrence R. Clair.

d.
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
September 11, 1995
BUSINESS; BANKRUPTCIES
CHAPTER 7 LIQUIDATION
...
Southern Medical Devices Inc., 10575 68th Ave. N, Seminole. (95-08773). CHAPTER 11
...
The listed businesses or individuals have filed bankruptcy petitions in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa. Under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 7 filings are for companies whose assets are being liquidated to pay creditors, and for individuals whose debts are being discharged; Chapter 11 is for companies or heavily indebted individuals seeking to reorganize while under bankruptcy court protection from creditors; and Chapter 13 is for individuals who are working out a repayment of debts while protected against creditors.

e.
The Tampa Tribune Tampa Tribune (Florida)
September 4, 1995
BUSINESS & FINANCE
BANKRUPTCIES
Complied by Grace McGraw

Under the U.S. Bankruptcy code, a Chapter 7 filing for an individual, corporation or partnership involves the sale (liquidation) of some assets to repay creditors.

A Chapter 11 filing allows an individual, corporation or partnership protection from creditors while developing a reorganization plan.

A Chapter 13 filing, for individuals only, allows for debt readjustment and repayments. CHAPTER 7
...
Southern Medical Devices Inc., P.O. Box 4793, 10575 68th Ave. N., Largo. Assets are $ 815,800, liabilities are $ 467,791 and major unsecured creditor, Patricia Sittlow, $ 300,000.
...

f.
The Tampa Tribune Tampa Tribune (Florida)
August 9, 1995
NEWS OF RECORD
...
Southern Medical Devices Inc. vs. Lynette B. Leland aka Lynette Leland.

g.
The Tampa Tribune Tampa Tribune (Florida)
August 3, 1995
CITRUS
...
Southern Medical Devices Inc. vs. Nancy J. Clair and Lawrence R. Clair.

h.
The Tampa Tribune Tampa Tribune (Florida)
May 12, 1995
CITRUS
...
Southern Medical Devices Inc. vs. John Perry and Linda Perry.

9)
NATIONAL/FOREIGN
POLLARD SPY CASE TOUCHES NERVE AMONG US JEWS
Ethan Bronner, Globe Staff
March 4, 1987
The Boston Globe

The case of Jonathan Jay Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst expected to be sentenced today on charges of spying for Israel, has touched a raw nerve in the American Jewish community.

Angry at Israel's handling of the affair -- especially at the recent promotions of two Israelis who had been in charge of Pollard -- Jewish leaders fear accusations of dual loyalty, an age-old basis of anti-Semitism. Their discomfort is made more acute by the fact that Pollard and his wife, Anne, have justified their activities on Jewish grounds.

The leaders were not eager to condemn Israel on the record. But in muted public statements and more muscular private ones, they made clear their opposition to the promotion of Israeli air force officer Aviem Sella, whom Pollard named as his chief contact, to commander of Israel's second largest air base. The US government yesterday indicted Sella.

"I don't tell Israel which officer to put where and they don't ask me but I would say the promotion was not wise," said Abraham H. Foxman, associate national director of the Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai B'rith. "There is a cloud hanging over Sella and I would have avoided this kind of confrontation."

A lobbyist for Israel, requesting anonymity, was more blunt: "The whole Pollard affair has damaged US-Israeli relations and the promotion of Aviem Sella is another thorn in the side. We feel anger and indignation that the Israeli government is not dealing with this issue properly. And we're feeling the heat."

Israeli consular officials around the country said they have received complaints about the Pollard case from local Jewish communities, especially over the promotion of Rafi Eitan, Pollard's spymaster, to head of the government-run Israel Chemical Corp.

Last Sunday, Anne Henderson-Pollard said on CBS' "60 Minutes" the kind of thing that has made Jewish leaders cringe:

"I feel my husband and I did what we were expected to do, what our moral obligation was as Jews, what our moral obligation was as human beings," she said, in reference to Pollard's handing to Israeli officials some 1,000 secret American documents on the military activities of Israeli enemies such as Libya, Iraq and Syria.

In a letter to a Boston Jewish physician, Julian Ungar-Sargon, who had expressed support, the 32-year-old Pollard wrote: "It would have been an outright betrayal of my heritage, my personal integrity and an entire family lost in the ovens of the Holocaust if I had simply taken the safe route and closed my eyes to what had to be done."

Pollard and his wife were arrested outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington on Nov. 21, 1985. He pleaded guilty to espionage and she to lesser charges last June. He passed the information for a 17-month period, at first for free and then for money, which he claims was given at Israel's insistence. He collected about $45,000.

While some American Jews have said there are occasions when they would defy their country's laws to help Israel, they insist such occasions are exceedingly rare.

"I ran guns for the Zionist underground in 1946 and '47, which was against American law," said Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, vice president of the World Jewish Congress and professor of religion at Dartmouth College. "But at that point, Israel's life was on the line. That is not the situation now. To me it is like the underground railroad for freed slaves in this country in the 1860s. It was against the law but disobedience is built into any moral code.

"Any guy who takes the law into his hands to zealously guard God's higher law had better be sure he is defending God's law and not his own ego or dream world. In my view, Pollard was living in a dream world."

"This case asks every Jew how far he would go to save the life of the Jewish people," said Rabbi Richard M. Yellin of Chestnut Hill. "The problem is the Pollard case is not pure because he took money and I don't know how vital his information was. But the issue is raised by it. Let's not forget that we're not talking about aiding and abetting an enemy but a friend."

While the Pollards have argued that a strong Israel means a strong America, an example of diverging American and Israeli interests has dominated the news lately, adding to the discussion. The Tower Commission, in its report on the Iran-contra affair, discussed the conflict of interests between the United States and Israel in the Persian Gulf.

Among the documents Pollard gave the Israelis was the layout of the Tunis headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which helped Israel in its October 1985 bombing raid in which 73 persons were killed.

Whether that information -- as well as details of Iraqi and Syrian chemical warfare production and Soviet arms shipments to Syria -- helped save Israel, as Pollard believed, is debatable at best, Jewish leaders said. They said that Israel and the United States exchange intelligence information. If a government employee thinks vital secrets are being kept from Israel he should use the political process, not espionage, to make his point, they added. Zionism and American patriotism are not mutually exclusive.

Pollard himself admitted as much in his latest court statement. He said his Israeli "handlers" gave him the impression that his information was of mortal signficance to Israel and he got caught up in their game, losing his sense of proportion.

"I admit to having been reckless and criminally irresponsible, but never traitorous," he said.

10)
Sufferers gather to learn more on fibromyalgia
DAVID RUMBACH
Tribune Staff Writer
September 18, 1998
South Bend Tribune
Mishawaka

SOUTH BEND--Dorothy Kercher was driving home to Goshen from Phoenix when she felt the first pain.

Her husband suggested, quite reasonably, that she'd been sitting in one place too long and needed to stretch a bit.

A year-and-a-half later, Kercher has stretched as much as you can, but she still suffers nearly constant and unexplained muscular pain known as fibromyalgia.

"It's weird stuff," she said. "It's been an interesting year-and- a-half, let me tell you."

Kercher was among more than 60 people who overwhelmed the Lifeline Medical Center, a small neighborhood medical clinic on north Ironwood Drive.

They came from as far away as Kalamazoo in hope of learning more about the mysterious condition, which also is characterized by sleeping problems and chronic fatigue and has no known cause.

"This is one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed illnesses," Jacki Hans, a nurse from Granger, said. "People go from doctor to doctor and are told they don't have a physical problem and that it's all in their heads."

The Lifeline center, where the medical staff includes an unconventional mix of physicians working with a chiropractor, heard from more than 300 people when it advertised the workshops earlier this month.

Since the clinic cannot hold nearly that many people, it expanded the program to include at least three workshops.

"We have been overwhelmed by the response," said Todd Posar, the practice's chiropractor. "There's obviously a lot of people suffering from this."

Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon said people with fibromyalgia are often viewed with skepticism. They tell their doctors they're constantly tired and ache. But the doctor can't find the cause because there are no lab tests that pinpoint fibromyalgia.

And when sufferers cannot keep up with their job and household obligations, they often are made to feel ashamed.

"That is unacceptable," Ungar-Sargon said. "No doctor should ever make you feel shame for an illness."

Ungar-Sargon, a neurologist, compared medical science's current knowledge of fibromyalgia to what doctor's knew about multiple sclerosis a century ago.

Long viewed as an example of "hysterical paralysis," the physical basis of MS was not identified until autopsies found the tell-tale lesions on the brains and spinal cords of people who had died of the disease.

"You're where MS was in 1890," he said.

The workshop at Lifeline was more than purely educational. It was also a pitch for business.

The staff members promoted their unusual approach to treatment, in which conventional physicians work closely with alternative practitioners.

And participants were urged to sign up for a free consultation.

Many of those in the audience were clearly ready to try new approaches.

Krista Hans, who is Jacki's daughter, said her insomnia and muscular pain has gotten worse since she stopped playing team soccer.

"I just always ache, and I have insomnia," she said.

Like many people with fibromyalgia, Virginia Working, of Niles, said her doctor has told her to exercise. That has helped, but she still suffers pain.

"I try to do everything I want to," she said. "Sometimes it hurts, but I do it anyway."

Exercise also has been an effective but incomplete treatment for Estrella Bosson.

"I've made progress, but I just wanted to see if there is more that can be done," she said. "I started out with lots of pain."

Caption: VIRGINIA WORKINGFibromyalgia victim JACKI HANSNurse KRISTA HANS Fibromyalgia victim

11)
BUSINESS MEETINGS AND SEMINARS
July 4, 1999
South Bend Tribune
Indiana - Michigan - Mishawaka - PHM - Tribune

GRANGER -- A community education luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 12, at Charter South Bend Behavioral Health System for professionals, the public and Charter staff. Todd J. Posar, D.C., and Julian Ungar, M.D., neurologist, will speak on stress management." Please R.S.V.P. to (219) 272-9799 by Friday.

 
At 4:52 PM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

See: website titled -

Doctors For Pain ~ Julian Ungar-Sargon, MD, PhD

http://www.wellnessplantation.com/rereading.html

Julian Ungar-Sargon, M.D., Phd
Specialty: Neurology
Practice Locations: Merrilleville and South Bend, Indiana
Web site: http://www.neuropraxis.com/

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

http://www.neuropraxis.com/physicians.shtml

Julian Ungar, M.D., PhD.

Dr. Julian Ungar is a neurologist with experience in electrodiagnosis, including E.M.G., E.E.G., and evoked potentials. He is also experienced in pain management and uses a variety of techniques such as trigger point injection therapy when conventinoal physical therapy and chiropractic treatment has been completed.

Dr. Ungar trained in England and did his residency and fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and has held teaching positions in the Medical College of Pennsylvania as well as Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Ungar is sympathetic to alternative strategies when conventional treatment fails. He is concerned about the human dimension of pain and suffering.

Dr. Ungar has a clinic appointment at Pulaski Memorial Hospital

 
At 11:25 PM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

Answering an email:

I have removed the author's identity and altered identifying information.

>Subject: Blog entry about Dr.
>Ungar-Sargon
>To whom it may concern,
>I am offended at your defamation
>of Rabbi / Dr. Julian Ungar-
>Sargon on your website.

Not defamation, the term would be libel (if it were false, which of course it is not). Regardless, the truth is a complete defense to any such claim. All materials are from public records and newspapers. No corrections or retractions were published in respect to any of the information.

>Do you really believe that the
>fact that Rabbi Worsch mentioned
>his name in his book gives you
>the right to paint him the way
>you have?

Obviously, Rabbi / Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon (who's connections to this group go beyond just a simple mention in a book) came to my attention due to the behavior of certain members of the "Rabbi Jeremy Hershy Worch/Yori Yanover inner circle/Monday night conference calls". As a result of what I refer to as Yorigate (see Lukeford.net early July posts, named Yorigate as the information in question ended up on his blog), I have been forced to do considerable research which has led to numerous leads and other unrelated information which has come to my attention. Court records and discipline records regarding Rabbi / Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon are one example of an unrelated area that has come to my attention.

I have spent over a month researching this story as a result. It was only posted once it met all my requirements for posting on this blog. Rabbi / Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon has public discipline records in order to protect the public. That is the goal as well of this blog to protect members of the Jewish community from people like Rabbi / Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon who have troubling public records and documented behavior. I've posted on him for that reason primarily. Regardless of his connection to Rabbi Hershy Worch, if this information ordinarily came to me, I wold post it. See my earlier post on Dr. Michael Rosin.

Rabbi / Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon's connection to Rabbi Jeremy Hershy Worch simply futher demonstrates a pattern evident from Rabbi / Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon documented history of associating with people with troubling characteristics.

Manomet Medical Center, Southern Medical Devices Inc. and now the Rabbi Jeremy Hershy Worch group.

>I ask you politely to remove
>your entries regarding Dr. Ungar-
>Sargon from your blog.

I politely refuse and assert my first amendment rights and a belief that the Jewish public is better served having this information than not in potential professional dealings with Rabbi / Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon.

>If you fail to comply, I will
>be forced to seek alternative
>action. Whatever you
>believe you are accomplishing by
>your investigations into these
>people, I challenge you
>to show me how your smearing of
>Rabbi / Dr. Julian Ungar->Sargon's good name will
>further your goals.

The record does not indicate Rabbi / Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon has a particularly good name. His current associations simply reinforce that conclusion, but again did not determine my ultimate posting of this information. My goal is to expose those with histories like his. I believe that would make the world a safer place.

Therefore goal accomplished.

Thank you for making me aware of your concerns.

If anyone else has concerns regarding a medical professional active in the Jewish community, please feel free to forward me their names, basic information and if relevant information regarding discipline records.

 
At 11:37 AM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

Answering an email:

I have removed the author's identity and altered identifying information.

>defamation
>
>n 1: a malicious attack [syn:
>calumny, obloquy, traducement,
>hatchet job] 2: an abusive attack
>on a person's character or good
>name [syn: aspersion, calumny,
>slander, denigration]
>
>I would say that what you are
>doing absolutely falls under #2:
>An attack on a person's
>character.

Defamation is spoken, libel is printed. But again truth is a complete defense. All the materials here are a matter of public record.

>You know, if you take all of the
>dirt you can find about someone
>and put in in one place, that's
>a form of character
>assassination. I'm sure you
>spent a long time digging up
>this dirt on Profile of Rabbi /
>Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon, but you
>tell only a partial story.
>Your "research" is merely a
>concerted effort to find
>as many negative things about
>him as you possibly can. But
>this is not an objective
>approach.

I fully believe that the instances document a pattern
of behavior with regard to the care of patients which is very troubling. Again, if I had this material on anyone else I would post regardless of their affiliations.

>You fail to note any of the
>wonderful accomplishments of his
>life. In fact, you don't say
>anything positive at all about
>him.

In fact, I do. I post his own bio without comment.

>>Dr. Ungar trained in England
>>and did his residency and
>>fellowship at Columbia
>>Presbyterian Medical Center in
>>New York and has held teaching
>>positions in the Medical
>>College of Pennsylvania as well
>>as Harvard Medical School.
>>
>>Dr. Ungar is sympathetic to
>>alternative strategies when
>>conventional treatment fails.
>>He is concerned about the human
>>dimension of pain and
>>suffering.

>I imagine this is because
>you have such a strong hatred
>for what you call the "Rabbi
>Jeremy Hershy Worch group" that
>you actually believe that anyone
>who has anything to do with
>these people, must be bad.

Actually, I believe many of these people have merely been misled be Worch who is clearly a troubled charlatan.

As to Rabbi/Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon, I believe the record I posted speaks for itself.

>I ask
>you again to leave Profile of
>Rabbi / Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon
>out of this.

And again, I tell you, I would post this regardless of Worch.

>Of course your record wouldn't
>indicate that Rabbi /
>Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon, has a
>good name.

I posted all materials I found.

>All you looked for
>were bad things. You wouldn't
>have come across any of the
>medical awards that he has
>won,

Post links and I will add them.

>or any of myriads of people
>he has helped.

Post testimonials and I will add them.

>So in effect, the
>information that you are
>providing is spun in a
>particular way. And like a
>politician, you don't campaign
>for the truth-you have an
>agenda. Don't hide behind the
>First Amendment when it suits
>you and then block access to
>unauthorized responses on your
>blog. That's plain hypocritical.

I would prefer open comments but Worch followers and Tendler followers flooded my comments with abusive spam and copies of the constitution instead of constuctive debate or criticism.

My agenda is to put information in the hands of my fellow Jews that may keep them out of harm. The allegations and documented behavior here meets that criteria.

I note I have posted your full emails while choosing to protect your identity, even if you don't feel the need.

I have none of the animus you claim.

>I reiterate...
>Kindly remove references of
>Rabbi / Dr. Julian Ungar->Sargon,from your blog. I find
>them offensive.

I find the documented history and behavior more offensive.

>Rabbi / Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon,
>continues to help vast numbers
>of people who suffer from a host
>of diseases. He is a good
>man and an excellent physician
>and your characterization of him
>on your blog is inaccurate and
>unbalanced.

You are welcome to balance it but I believe the record is accurate. I believe the characterization of Rabbi / Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon in these documents is both objective and accurate.

Frankly, I'd like to put full transcripts of the trial and court proceedings. I'm fairly certain that would clarify any issues you've raised as to character.

 
At 8:37 AM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

http://www.neijs.org/jmesf/jmesf_chicago.htm


Jewish Medical Ethics
Spring Term Elective & Fellowship
January - February, 2006
Chicago
...
The Chicago program enables medical students from Finch University of Health Sciences, Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University, Rush University, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois - Chicago medical schools to come together and analyze pressing issues in Jewish medical ethics and Jewish thought. The series comprises four Sunday sessions held 11:00 AM-1:30 PM, including brunch. Each session consists of two interactive, one-hour presentations led by scholars of Jewish medical ethics and Jewish thought. The program also includes one Friday evening Shabbat dinner and symposium featuring discussions and workshops addressing topics on medical ethics and Jewish thought.
...
Sunday February 27 Human Dimension of Pain & Suffering
Challenges and Opportunities of a Jewish Doctor Julian Unger, MD
Rabbi Moshe Katz

Julian Unger, MD
Dr. Ungar is an award winning neurologist and board certified member of the American Academy of Pain Management. Trained in the U.K. and the Neurological Institute of New York, Dr. Ungar has held teaching positions at Harvard and MCP Hahnemann Medical Schools. He is a practicing neurologist and has lectured widely on the human dimension of pain and suffering as well as chronic pain, RSD, and fibromyalgia. He is sympathetic to alternative strategies when conventional treatment fails.

 
At 8:49 AM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

http://www.hgsa.com/professionals/med-reports/mr1296.shtml
December 1996
HGSA - Medicare Report - A Quarterly Report for Medicare Providers

Sanctioned Providers

The Medicare and Medicaid Patient and Program Protection Act provides the Department of Health and Human Services with the authority to exclude health care providers, individuals, and businesses from receiving Medicare payment for services otherwise payable. This sanction practice represents the full range of administrative remedies and actions available to deal with questionable, improper or abusive practices of providers under the Medicare program.

When an exclusion is imposed, no payment is made after the date of the exclusion to anyone for any item or service (other than emergency items or services not provided in a hospital emergency room) furnished, ordered or prescribed by an excluded party. This is based upon Sections 1128 and 1156 of the Social Security Act.

Therefore, Medicare must deny any service submitted, ordered or prescribed by a sanctioned provider. The beneficiary is not liable for any service denied due to the provider’s sanctioned status. It is the sanctioned providers’ responsibility to inform Medicare patients of their exclusion.

If claims are submitted by a sanctioned provider for items or services furnished under the Medicare program after the date of the sanction, the provider is liable for criminal prosecution as well as additional civil penalties.

Reinstatement is not automatic at the end of the sanction period. A provider may apply for reinstatement at the expiration of the sanction period or any time thereafter. Requests for reinstatement should be sent to the Office of Inspector General.

Xact Medicare Services will not issue payments for services performed, ordered or referred by these providers after the indicated dates.
...
As of September 5, 1996:
...
Julian Ungar-Sargon, MD
30 E. 40th Street, Suite 100
New York, NY 10016

 
At 9:06 AM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

http://www.umd.nycpic.com/dme33.pdf
DME Medicare News
DMERC Region A Service Office v P. O. Box 6800 v Wilkes-Barre, PA 18773-6800
No. 33 March, 1997

Program Integrity
Provider/Supplier Sanctions
The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General has issued the
monthly report of health care exclusions and reinstatements dated June and July 1996.
The following providers in the Region A ten state area are being excluded from participation
in the Title XVIII (Medicare) Program.
...
Julian Ungar-Sargon Specialty: Family Physician/Gen. Practitioner
30 East 40th St. Period of Exclusion: Indefinite
Suite 100 Effective Date: 9/5/96
New York, NY. 10016
A67579
DOB: 3/6/50

http://www.hgsa.com/professionals/pdf/mr0605.pdf
Medicare Report
A Quarterly Newsletter for Medicare Healthcare Professionals June 1, 2005
The following providers have been reinstated into the
Medicare program effective with the date listed.
...
Provider Effective Date
Julian Ungar-Sargon, MD 12/16/04
525 W Chester Pk
Havertown, PA 19083-4539

 

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