Doctor’s victims say they feel let down by system

first_imgShea Elder was referred to the Family Planning Medical Clinic in Van Nuys through a friend. Yvette Chambers stumbled on the clinic through a 411 telephone call. Both were treated at the now-defunct clinic by Dr. Laurence Reich. And both filed complaints with the Osteopathic Medical Board in 2000, accusing Reich of inappropriate sexual contact during those office visits. Reich pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor sexual exploitation charge in December 2002. Five months later, the board filed a complaint against him, alleging conviction of a crime, gross negligence and sexual misconduct. Twice delayed, an administrative hearing is now scheduled for February. Although the Daily News does not usually publish the names of victims of sexual crimes, both Elder and Chambers wanted their names included in this story. Elder was 29 when she visited Reich’s clinic on Sept. 25, 1999, seeking to renew her birth-control prescription, according to the complaint filed by the Attorney General’s Office. Her complaint alleges Reich touched her inappropriately, told her she had cervical scarring, and that she should schedule another appointment so he could examine her further. After the exam, Reich asked for her home phone number, and gave Elder his home, work and pager numbers, according to the complaint. He pushed for the follow-up visit to further examine the scarring, she said. Instead, Elder followed up with her family physician, who said he found no sign of scarring. In January 2000, she called the Osteopathic Board. After being told she couldn’t file an anonymous complaint, she waited two months, then filed an official complaint. “If they had taken this seriously from the get-go, if they would have done something earlier, what happened to Yvette wouldn’t have happened,” Elder said. Chambers visited Reich’s clinic for a follow-up exam to an abortion on Feb. 28, 2000, according to her complaint. Chambers alleged Reich performed a breast exam and touched her inappropriately but failed to examine her uterus. “He took advantage of me, and he did it under the guise of a doctor,” Chambers said in an interview. “In a normal setting, I’m 100 percent sure I would have acted different, I would’ve stopped him. But he’s a doctor.” Both Chambers and Elder said they feel let down by the system. “This is just one doctor,” Elder said. “Is he the only one in California doing this? This has all left me very disappointed.” Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Fortuna’s Cortes, Eureka’s Martin and Ferndale’s Regli named MVPs as H-DN all-league soccer is announced

first_imgEureka >> Fortuna’s Chico Cortes, Eureka’s Kiah Martin and Ferndale’s Genevieve Regli were named most valuable players as the Humboldt-Del Norte all-league soccer lists were released on Wednesday.Cortes, Fortuna’s co-captain and a prolific goal-scorer, was a key player on the frontline of Fortuna’s run to an undefeated season and North Coast Division I championship.In the girl’s league, Eureka’s versatile Kiah Martin and Ferndale midfielder Genevieve Regli were named co-MVPs in a league that …last_img read more

Ekhaya: SA’s London ‘home’ now open

first_imgDrum up support for Team SA;Market and promote South Africa through showcasing its successes and venues such as stadiums as the preferred places to host international events;Inspire people to visit the country and experience the culture of ubuntu; andHost journalists both local and foreign, with the intention of profiling South African athletes, political principals and the country. All South Africans, at home and abroad, are encouraged to wear their supporters T-shirts on Fridays to show their support for Team SA. SAinfo reporter and Brand South Africa 27 July 2012 The Ekhaya Hospitality Centre, a home away from home for South African athletes, fans and friends for the duration of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, opened at London’s Southbank Centre on Thursday, with a packed programme of entertainment on offer. The Ekhaya Hospitality Centre is being run by a host of national government departments – Sport and Recreation, Arts and Culture, Trade and Industry, International Relations and Co-operation, and Tourism – in partnership with South African Tourism and Brand South Africa. The centre was opened on Thursday, a day before London Games’ official launch, by South African Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula. Mbalula announced a star-studded entertainment lineup for the centre, headed up traditional dance programme Dance Africa Dance and including the likes of The Parlotones, Thandiswa Mazwai, Afrika Mamas, Flash Republic, The Indigenous, and Natalia Molebatsi.Download the entertainment programmePlace to meet, connect, get into the spirit According to Noluthando Ngendane, Brand South Africa’s public relations officer, the Ekhaya Hospitality Centre “has been created as a base for Team South Africa, its sportsmen and women, their friends and families and, of course, their supporters to gather. “It is a place where the spirit of South Africa comes alive,” Ngendane says. The centre will be operational from 8am daily, with facilities including wi-fi and internet connectivity, meeting rooms, a media and business centre, a business lounge, function facilities, full coverage of all sports events, and a South Africa bar. Ngendane says: “South African businessmen and women can use the facilities to network and showcase the success stories of our beautiful country to visitors from abroad and the rest of Africa.” Ekhaya Centre is at Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, London. It will be open for the Olympics from 26 July to 12 August and for the Paralympics from 28 August to 9 September.Home away from home Among other activities, the Ekhaya programme will feature a daily cultural exhibition; Olympic and Paralympic events broadcast on big screens; meetings for London-based local businesses to network; and celebratory events for Team SA. Ekhaya is a hospitality programme at overseas events presented by the Department of Sport and Recreation in collaboration with partner organisations. “Ekhaya Hospitality Centre is also intended to unite South Africans across race, gender, culture, geographical location, social status and class through sport, thereby promoting social solidarity and common citizenship,” the department notes. The department describes the Ekhaya Centre as “a home away from home” that provides an opportunity to:last_img read more

Dumaan dedicates pencak silat gold to family

first_imgLATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Dumaan is second of a brood of six. Their parents are rice farmers.He worked his way up all the way to the national team because of his impressive showing in the sparring sessions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingDumaan also competed in wushu and taekwondo but now prefers pencak silat where he won the gold medal in the tanding Class A for 45-kg-50kg division in the SEA Games.It was the Philippines’ first gold in the sport since 2005. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul The Philippine pencak silat team will compete in Korea on Sept 21 for the third Asian Pencak Silat Championship.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NBA: Lamar Odom seeks 1-day contract, retirement with Lakers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Dines Dumaan of the Philippines after winning the gold medal in the men’s tanding putra class A 45-50 kg division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games pencak silat competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The first thing 2017 Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Dines Dumaan wants to do when he returns to the Philippines is bond with his family back in Roxas City.“I dedicate my gold medal to my countrymen and then to my family,” said the 21-year old Dumaan, who is a full-time athlete after dropping out from college.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more