Some evil just refuses to go away. Like “Doctor” Robert Alexander, who ran Michigan’s very own “House of Horrors” abortion clinic, complete with blood-spattered walls, garbage strewn near unsterilized medical equipment, and a string of women suffering botched abortions and serious injury.
The clinic was shut down after inspections revealed the unsafe and unsanitary practices of the doctor and his facility, but Alexander’s medical license was never actually revoked. He retained the ability to practice “medicine” – a status that allowed him to be hired as the managing physician of a taxpayer-funded STD clinic in Detroit, MI, despite the allegations surrounding his competency as a physician, and despite his criminal record illegally selling prescriptions. The Detroit Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, which Alexander was recently discovered to be managing, is operated by an agency called the “Institute for Population Health,” but the non-profit is actually funded by taxpayer dollars. It also functions as Detroit’s public health department.
Alexander’s employment there was recently disclosed by a local news channel, who caught up with the doctor as he exited the clinic and tried to interview him, without success. The disgraced abortionist is facing new charges related to the conditions of his Muskegon clinic, and it has now also been revealed that the failure to revoke his medical license was likely due to the fact that the examiner reviewing the complaint against him had a significant conflict of interest – he was a former friend and colleague, who had previously helped Alexander recover his medical license after he served jail time for the illegal sale of prescription drugs. According to the report, examiner Dr. George Shade reviewed complaints filed against Alexander by an OB-GYN who oversaw the care of two of women Alexander had performed botched abortions on. Shade reviewed the testimony of the OB-GYN, then promptly dismissed the reports, ordering that they not be investigated any further.
As a result of this revelation, the Michigan Senate has passed a measure requiring that conflicts of interest be disclosed by members of the medical review board, and also requiring that three physicians review complaints rather than only one. However, Alexander’s case appears to have been ignored and mishandled on many levels.
The former office manager for Alexander’s clinic has repeatedly complained that no one from the state even once interviewed her as part of the “investigation” against Alexander, despite the fact that it was she who filed initial complaints with MI Right to Life, six months before the clinic was ultimately shut down, and has been outspoken about the numerous violations she witnessed and personally participated in. Yet despite the fact that she has arguably the most working knowledge of what took place inside that Michigan clinic, investigators have entirely avoided any contact with her.
As for the clinic Alexander was hired to run, the spokesperson for the non-profit in charge of hiring the physician claims they were unaware of any of the controversy surrounding the doctor or his former clinic until someone sent them photos and information related to the initial investigation. Clearly, however, it did not disturb the group enough to fire the man; Alexander resigned himself immediately after Wood TV 8 blew the whistle on his current employment. He will face new charges of incompetence and negligence related to his actions in the Muskegon clinic.