“I don’t like to brag about me… I don’t enjoy being in the media,” said Annette Bosworth to the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners yesterday, shortly before the board revoked her medical license for committing twelve felonies. Bosworth then went to the cameras to keep talking about herself and her story:
“I was praying for them to stand in my shoes and understand the story. That’s where I was,” Annette Bosworth said.
Emotions ran high for Bosworth, Thursday, as she pleaded to keep her license.
“I feel I did a good job explaining the story of being my own best voice. I prayed a really big prayer. God used me. This is what it looks like in South Dakota,” Bosworth said [“Bosworth Speaks Out Following State Medical Board’s Decision,” KSFY, 2015.09.10].
AP reports Bosworth’s words as asking, “God, use me.” Whichever the accurate quote, I invite readers to tell me what the rest of Bosworth’s nonsense means.
Bosworth went on to say, “Tomorrow… I’ll assess what I’ve got left and figure out how can I serve with those skills and those talents, how can I serve the best with what I’ve got left.”
Evidently she has quite a bit left. After sending two of her sons on expensive foreign trips in the midst of closing her clinic, and after finishing only half of her 500-hour community service sentence, Bosworth was able to take another expensive family fishing trip to Alaska at the end of August:
Bosworth’s Senate campaign Facebook page lights up with boosters blaming Obama. Really:
Elsewhere on Facebook, Carol Peterson Erpelding, who just last year gave Bosworth’s clinic a favorable review, says the medical board could have revoked Bosworth’s license for malfeasance having to do with her medical practice:
I personally witnessed Dr Bosworth in a couple different arenas. Her loss of license is not (in my opinion) undeserved for several reasons. First; she was convicted of felonies and under SD law should loose her license. Additionally what I observed first hand caused me to believe she did not deserve to have a license to practice medicine. I witnessed her lying to a patient, prescribing drugs inappropriately and allowing non licensed personel to preform tasks that the person was not trained to do. This should have been reported and her license would have been long gone. There is much more that I could relate but her punishment has been delivered. So I wish Dr Bosworth luck in whatever she sets out to do. She is an intellegent [sic] woman who does care about some people and her children deserve to be able to move beyond this mess [Carol Peterson Erpelding, Facebook comment, under “Board Revokes Bosworth’s Medical License,” KDLT-TV, 2015.09.10].
Add that accusation to Bosworth’s violation of medical ethics by leveraging her professional relationship with patients to get their signatures on her political petition, as testified to under oath by her own receptionist, plus Bosworth’s past run-ins with the state medical board for her erratic, narcissistic behavior and with the Attorney General for misconduct in Medicaid billing, and we can see that the board has taken action that was long overdue to protect South Dakota patients and the profession from Bosworth’s ongoing unprofessional behavior.
Now let Bosworth have her wish. Let her no longer be in the media. Let her stop telling her story. Let her and her husband stop exploiting others and turn to the mundane business of honest work.