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Glenview Doctor Loses License After Sex With Patient

William Joel Kafin was fined $5,000.00 for his misconduct with a young woman and former patient.

An Illinois Appellage Court has ruled against William Joel Kafin, a physician and surgeon with offices in Glenview and Skokie, upholding a previous court's decision to strip Kafin of his license after he provided alcohol, smoked marijuana, prescribed controlled substanced and had sex with a 19-year-old former patient, the Glenview Announcements report.

The investigation into Kafin's misconduct began with a 2007 Department of Financial and Professional Regulation complaint against Kafin and culminated in his license loss and a $5,000.00 fine imposed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, according to the Glenview Announcements.

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Jerry Kraft February 03, 2013 at 05:44 AM
This case is an example of the dishonest and corruption of the Department of Professional Regulation. These allegations are false as was made clear by the transcript of the disciplinary hearing of this physician. His character witness reports were so excellent that they were deemed "too biased" and removed from the record.
William Kafin February 03, 2013 at 08:26 AM
Don't believe everything you read even in a court document. This case was initially built on lies for money in the malpractice phase and the carried forward by an overzealous prosecuting attorney, Susan Julia Link, who apparently had no respect for justice, the law, facts, integrity, truth or reality. Her motivation for fabricating stories and ignoring obvious contradictions in the former patient's testimony was incomprehensible. She dismissed my excellent character witnesses's testimonies as "too biased". She was on a personal crusade to ruin my practice and ability at supporting my family by using words as "chronic" and "serial" even though this was a singular allegation in 30 years of devoted care. The courts and judges were either indifferent to the proceedings or obvious to the transcript of the disciplinary hearing which was strongly in my favor. This was a strong armed attempt by the Circuit court, the IDFPR to quell an individuals rights, dignity expression and history. As the Appellate Court adjudicated it amounted to an "abuse of discretion" and that my license should not have been suspended for one day. The Department of Professional Regulation ignored the higher court's ruling with the aid of Judge Lee Preston, the ruling judge, who apparently had no familiarity with my case. In short it was all about power and politics, Chicago style, and little to do with what actually transpired. What purported to occur between myself and the former patient never took place.
William Kafin February 03, 2013 at 08:37 AM
To continue...I was evaluated bu a "multidisciplinary team", at Oak Park for 3 days by a group of beaurocratic thugs who cater to the IDFPR in order to continue to received referrals to continue their flow of business, with the exception of the psychiatric and the internist, both of whom were professional and actually interested in me as a person and as a doctor. The rest of the assessors were aggressive and dishonest. The director was harassing people over the phone, who knew me well, since I provided him a list, assuring me the questions would be on a purely medical basis. "Is Dr Kafin often drunk at work? Is he disheveled at work? Is his speech often slurry?" It was unbelievable. None of these folks, in my opinion, could survive one day in the private sector. The system is disturbingly damaged and what was purported to have taken place never did. I have been say and writing this for seven years but to no avail.
William Kafin February 03, 2013 at 08:48 AM
Don't believe everything you read even in a court document. This case was initially built on lies for money in the malpractice phase and the carried forward by an overzealous prosecuting attorney, Susan Julia Link, who apparently had no respect for justice, the law, facts, integrity, truth or reality.That I "continue" to maintain inappropriate and involved relationships with current patients! and ignoring obvious contradictions in the former patient's testimony was incomprehensible. The courts and judges were either indifferent to the proceedings or oblivious to the transcript of the disciplinary hearing which was strongly in my favor. This was a strong armed attempt by the Circuit court, the IDFPR to quell an individuals rights, dignity expression and history. As the Appellate Court adjudicated it amounted to an "abuse of discretion" and that my license should not have been suspended for one day. The IPFPR ignored the higher court's ruling with the aid of Judge Lee Preston, the ruling judge, who apparently had no familiarity with my case. In short it was all about power and politics, Chicago style, and little to do with what actually transpired. What purported to occur between myself and the former patient never took place. I feel like I've said this a thousand times and I could never sign a document, something like a plea bargaining, because I could never admit to that, because of its unspeakable severity, but more importantly, that it was never true.
William Kafin February 03, 2013 at 09:05 AM
It shouldn't be for me to make every comment but I've written so many letters and emails over these seven years, with not one reasonable or human response, and now the Department of Financial and Professional Regulations has to justify their expense in this case, utilized two prosecuting attorneys, since Ms Susan Julia Link, let's say, was allegedly considered "substandard" to manage the case on her own; a case built of lies, (particularly the Big One), greed and money and retaliate against me in the press, in the interest of preventing further "Danger to the Public" and making sure my reputation would have necessary burial, because I would not admit to something that never transpired. I did have a boundary violation with a young previous patient in 2002. IT probably doesn't deserve the career death penalty but the the public loves this kind of thing. I think the words are; our times, sensationalism, and a long word; schaudenfreude.

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