City Paper is not for tourists
Last December, we wrote about Doctor Manoocher Pooya, who got in trouble with the DC Board of Medicine for sexually abusing a patient. While Pooya lost his license in the District, at the time, he was still licensed to practice in Maryland. Since the story ran, he’s lost his license there as well. Pooya is 71 years old, which makes you wonder if he did any nasty deeds before he got caught. Prosecutors tracked down two patients who tried to report Pooya before he finally got in trouble; one was turned away, by police. We’ll probably never know if there were more. Unlike lawyers, whose complaint files with local bar associations are relatively easy to access, doctor’s can rest easy knowing that complaints filed against them aren’t made public unless disciplinary action is taken.