She was found to have broken the law, repeatedly and knowingly. When challenged by her staff that they were not comfortable breaking the law, she FIRED them! This is the same cold hearted, ruthless and stern disciplinarian who never gave any physician the benefit of the doubt. She is the one who pursued vendettas against anybody with the wherewithal, the temerity to challenge her, to push back in the slightest. Former AMB executive director Lisa Wynn should be held to the same uncompromising standards that she held those unfortunate physicians who had the audacity to fight back, to. Lisa Wynn should be prosecuted and, as a public servant, she should be held to the highest standards. Do you agree that Ms. Wynn should be prosecuted and, if convicted, her punishment should be swift and severe? Fairness and equality demand that she be held accountable! Please share your thoughts with us!


The AAPS has been intimately involved in the AMB controversy since its’ inception. The AAPS has taken a pivotal position in recommending further investigation into alleged criminal acts committed by FORMER Executive Director Lisa Wynn, FORMER Associate Executive Director Amanda Diehl, and FORMER investigator Vicki Johansen. Johansen and Diehl had the good sense to leave the AMB before these acts saw broad public attention. The ever arrogant Lisa Wynn, who still blames Senator Nancy Barto for her termination, refused to resign, and was immediately terminated. Further investigation into these individuals seems almost certain and it is our opinion that Wynn, Diehl, and anyone else implicated in these scandals, should face criminal charges for their actions. Lisa Wynn has brought great shame not only to the AMB, but to the great state of Arizona. She has also endangered the people of Arizona by prematurely granting medical licenses to incompletely vetted physicians, by sanctioning innocent physicians, and by financially and administratively attacking anyone who stood up to her for the last 5-6 years. Lisa Wynn and Amanda Diehl are now in big trouble! We feel that they both deserve to be thoroughly investigated and, if crimes were committed, they should pay the consequences. Below is the AAPS press release, dated today, 11-21-2013.

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

1601 N. Tucson Blvd. Suite 9

Tucson, AZ 85716

(800) 635-1196


Nov 21, 2013


Contact: Jane M. Orient, M.D., (520) 323-3110,


Association of American Physicians and Surgeons States Arizona Medical Board Problems Go Beyond Whistleblowers’ Allegations


Tucson, Ariz. On Nov 20, the Joint Health and Human Services Committee of the Arizona legislature held a hearing on alleged violations of the law by former Arizona Medical Board (AMB) executive director Lisa Wynn and her deputy Amanda Diehl. The main issue was shortcuts in verifying credentials of doctors seeking licensure, noted the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).


Whistleblowers who drew attention to violations of the law had been fired. After an investigation by Arizona Ombudsman-Citizens’ Aide, the AMB narrowly voted to fire Wynn.


The Arizona State Chapter of AAPS issued the following statement to the legislature:


“Administrative agencies must be accountable and must abide by the law.


“The purpose of the Arizona Medical Board is to protect the public, not to gather points for Public Citizen based on number of punishments handed down, whether warranted or not; not to suppress competition and innovation; and not to supply revenue to contractors such as Affiliated Monitors, the Physician Assessment and Clinical Education (PACE) Program, and the Physicians Health Program.


“Contracts for these agencies need to be examined, and conflicts of interest investigated. Competitive bids should be sought.


“Problems with Board procedures and due process have included:

  • biased      experts;
  • use of      experts lacking qualifications in the appropriate specialty;
  • untruthful      or incomplete reporting of expert opinions, with a prejudicial effect      against the doctor;
  • toleration      of incompetent staff work such as copying only one side of the medical      record;
  • charging      an accused physician an outrageous amount for a Board expert even though      such experts are supposedly paid a very nominal amount;
  • focusing      on differences of professional opinion involving no actual harm to patients      rather than on episodes of clearly substandard practice involving actual,      serious harm;
  • limited      opportunity for physicians to present an adequate defense;
  • lack of      recourse for physicians harmed by staff errors or untruthfulness;
  • tolerance      for unethical, possibly criminal acts by staff (such as investigators’      tampering with case files and witnesses);
  • failure to      enforce term limits for AMB members.


“Physicians do not have confidence in the integrity or competence of the AMB. Formal referral to the attorney general’s office for investigation is warranted not only in the interest of justice, but to restore public confidence. In addition, a meaningful oversight process needs to be established.”


The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a national organization representing physicians in all specialties, founded in 1943 to preserve private medicine and the patient-physician relationship.


AMB Executive Director Lisa Wynn fired (finally)!!!

by Steve Gitt MD FACS on October 30, 2013



The Arizona state legislature recently elevated and the
burden of proof requirement that the Arizona Medical Board must meet in order
to administer discipline against a physician’s license. Formerly, the AMB only
had to determine that the “Preponderance of Evidence” supported
the conclusion that an accused physician had violated the medical practice acts
of the state of Arizona. With great wisdom, the Arizona state legislature has
determined that the new threshold for the AMB to administer discipline will be
that of “Clear And Convincing Evidence”. This is very good news for not
only physicians, but also for the people of the state of Arizona. Highly qualified
and competent physicians have been abused and treated arbitrarily by the AMB
and its executive director for quite some time. This new regulation will likely
range in the rogue elements of the Arizona Medical Board. Furthermore, certain
medical organizations within the state of Arizona are looking at publicly calling
for greater control and regulation of the AMB disciplinary process.
Recommendations to establish a fair and neutral arbitration panel are under
active consideration. All interested and concerned physicians should contact
their state Senators and legislators as well as county and state medical societies
to register their support for reigning in the AMB and establishing adequate
oversight for this rogue state board.


AAPS Recommendations For Responding To Arizona Medical Board

January 3, 2011

Tips for Responding to the Arizona Medical Board (copied from the American Association of Physicians & Surgeons) Take all complaints seriously.  Although most will be dismissed, there are no guarantees. You can save yourself much time and grief by providing a thorough response from the outset. Get legal advice. Even if you don’t want to […]

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Charges Against Arizona Medical Board – THIS COULD BE BIG!

December 29, 2010

Tucson Neurologist, Scott Forrer, MD, has had enough. He has recently filed a notice of claim against the Arizona Medical Board. Among the allegations that Dr. Forrer has made are those of sham peer review, forgery and fabrication of medical records by AMB staff, intentional omission of key documents from the medical records that investigative […]

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Records Alteration is an act of unprofessional conduct, unless the AMB needs to alter their records. Then it’s OK…

November 22, 2010

Andrea Cauthon was the SIRC (investigational review committee) coordinator for rhe AMB in 2007. She was charged with taking notes of the 7-13-2007 emergency AMB meeting where Dr. Eli Hammers’ medical license ws suspended. It appears that the minutes that she recorded were extensively edited by her supervisors and by the executive directior as well […]

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Eli Hammer, MD Injunction Documents. A successful challenge to AMB crimes!

September 8, 2010

AMB staff misdeeds, lies, and dishonesty! Proof that we, the taxpaying citizens of Arizona, paid $293,000 to Dr. Hammer because of AMB lies and criminal acts. Well, here it is! The application for emergency injunction filed by Eli Hammer, MD, in July, 2007. This application was granted by the Superior Court of Maricopa County, immediately […]

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Were Criminal Acts Committed By AMB In The Matter of Eli Hammer, MD? You be the judge…

September 7, 2010

Image by Wolfgang Staudt via Flickr The Arizona Medical Board (AMB) set upon Age Management Specialist, Eli Hammer, MD, in 2007. The Hammer case was a classic illustration of a state agency run amok!  AMB investigator Lorraine Brown was cited for making false statements at the 7-13-2007 EMERGENCY SUMMARY SUSPENSION hearing where Dr. Hammers’ medical […]

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Executive Director Wynn Gets A Pay Raise!

June 29, 2010

In for a Penny     Image via Wikipedia Wow! Given the current state of our economy, we find it absolutely incredible that the seemingly inept executive director of the Arizona Medical Board, Lisa Wynn, has gotten voted a pay raise at the recent meeting of the AMB! See item below cut and pasted from the AMB’s […]

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