Silver City doctor faces ethics violation

Aug 30, 2009 Read more: Silver City Sun-News 469
The New Mexico Medical Board has filed a Notice of Contemplated Action against Twana Sparks, a Silver City doctor, based on a complaint that alleges she performed unauthorized genital exams on many of her patients while they were under anesthesia. Read more
Janice

Cedar Crest, NM

#43 Sep 1, 2009
I find it highly suspect that these allegations date back to 2007 and were only presented to the board this April. If these allegations were true, there would have been many OR staff at GRMC making reports--and they would not have waited 2 years to take action.

How sad that people who are open about their sexuality are subjected to prejudicial comments and gossip (like many of the comments here), and that they become targets for homophobes and misogynists.

Disgusting!
Factoid

Rio Rancho, NM

#44 Sep 1, 2009
There are 43 registered sex offenders in Grant County. All male. Probably not homosexual. Educate yourself.
Janice

Cedar Crest, NM

#45 Sep 1, 2009
Factoid wrote:
There are 43 registered sex offenders in Grant County. All male. Probably not homosexual. Educate yourself.
THANK YOU!!!
Aretha12B

Oil City, PA

#46 Sep 1, 2009
As an OR nurse for 30 years, I am appalled at this surgeon's alleged behavior! I've dealt with rude surgeons and sexual harassment in my time, but this behavior is reckless battery on an unconscious patient who trusted her to take care of them! I don't know how "many years" the complaint refers to, but in my book the circulating nurse, scrub nurse and anesthesia provider are as culpable as this doctor if she has been reported before and nothing was done to stop her. No surgeon should require an "interim order" to behave like a professional.
elkstine

Silver City, NM

#47 Sep 1, 2009
Went in for a nose job and woke up in the recovery room with a woodie. Thanks Sparks for the great job!
Where theres smoke theres fire. Just like the Priest, the teachers, and the dentist she must have screwed up in her practice. She needs help.
Aretha12B

United States

#48 Sep 1, 2009
One more thought-if the hospital had any complaints about this woman over the "years" and did nothing about it-God help them in court!
Factoid

Rio Rancho, NM

#49 Sep 1, 2009
elkstine wrote:
Went in for a nose job and woke up in the recovery room with a woodie. Thanks Sparks for the great job!
Where theres smoke theres fire. Just like the Priest, the teachers, and the dentist she must have screwed up in her practice. She needs help.
You need a free rectal exam and should have the word A**HOLE written across your fat belly with magic marker. Now, that would be downright righteous.
que desmadre in silver

Reserve, NM

#50 Sep 1, 2009
1) THE SUN NEWS HAS A RIGHT TO PUBLISH PUBLIC DOMAIN INFORMATION AND MAY ONLY BE SUCCESSFULLY SUED FOR NEGLIGENT OR MALICIOUS DISREGARD FOR THE TRUTH.
2) SEXUAL PREDATORS COME IN ALL SHAPES, SIZES, COLORS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND PROFESSIONS.
3)IT DOES EEM OUTRAGEOUS TO BELIEVE THAT THE OR STAFF WOULD KEEP THIS UNDER WRAPS FOR SO LONG IF IT DID HAPPEN MANY TIMES. i HAVE BEEN PRIVY TO THE MEDICAL STAFF THERE STANDING UP TO ABUSIVE
DOCTORS BEFORE...AND THEY ARE IN FOR A FIGHT, BUT TO COMTEMPLATE THAT THE OR STAFF WOULD HAVE BEEN SILENT SINCE 2007?!IF THIS DID OCCURR IT WOULD MAKE THEM LIABLE IN A CIVIL SUIT AND MAYBE CRIMINALLY AS WELL.
4) DR SPARKS SEEMS TO BE A WELL TRAINED DOCTOR, BUT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED HOW UNHEALTHY AND ABUSIVE MANY PEOPOLE ARE ON A SEXUAL LEVEL...TIME WILL TELL
Country Boy

Silver City, NM

#51 Sep 1, 2009
que desmadre in silver wrote:
1) THE SUN NEWS HAS A RIGHT TO PUBLISH PUBLIC DOMAIN INFORMATION AND MAY ONLY BE SUCCESSFULLY SUED FOR NEGLIGENT OR MALICIOUS DISREGARD FOR THE TRUTH.
2) SEXUAL PREDATORS COME IN ALL SHAPES, SIZES, COLORS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND PROFESSIONS.
3)IT DOES EEM OUTRAGEOUS TO BELIEVE THAT THE OR STAFF WOULD KEEP THIS UNDER WRAPS FOR SO LONG IF IT DID HAPPEN MANY TIMES. i HAVE BEEN PRIVY TO THE MEDICAL STAFF THERE STANDING UP TO ABUSIVE
DOCTORS BEFORE...AND THEY ARE IN FOR A FIGHT, BUT TO COMTEMPLATE THAT THE OR STAFF WOULD HAVE BEEN SILENT SINCE 2007?!IF THIS DID OCCURR IT WOULD MAKE THEM LIABLE IN A CIVIL SUIT AND MAYBE CRIMINALLY AS WELL.
4) DR SPARKS SEEMS TO BE A WELL TRAINED DOCTOR, BUT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED HOW UNHEALTHY AND ABUSIVE MANY PEOPOLE ARE ON A SEXUAL LEVEL...TIME WILL TELL
yours is the best commentary so far. This incident could be fodder for a best-selling novel!

I know Dr. Sparks. I have never been her patient. I have indeed in recent years heard stories about her "drawing" or "writing messages" on her patients while they were surgically sedated. Until I read Sunday's article about the allegations released by the N.M. Medical Board, I had NEVER heard of her peering or peeking at her patients' genitals.

This is almost too much to fathom!
Robert Gonzales

Albuquerque, NM

#52 Sep 2, 2009
Is my understanding one of these people is the person who reported it-over 2 years ago and the hospital chose to ignore it
Aretha12B

United States

#53 Sep 2, 2009
Robert Gonzales wrote:
Is my understanding one of these people is the person who reported it-over 2 years ago and the hospital chose to ignore it
Hmmm, if that is true, then the hospital has some serious explaining to do and I'm guessing the poor person who blew the whistle was terminated while the doctor carried on?
INSC2

Elmira, CA

#54 Sep 2, 2009
desert monkey wrote:
As I stated in my first post I stand by her. I will also say that I am not upset with the newspaper that published the story. The facts were listed as they were givin to the report by the state. I did not see anything that can be construed as being judgmental by the newspaper. I am thankful that the newspaper did not embelish on the story. I am also sure that once she is exhonerated the paper will run a story about it and this very sad chapter in her life will be closed and the person/persons wishing to ruin her good name will be exposed.
You are kidding right? If the Sun-News can't get it right the first time, what make you think they will in a second story? They bascially ruined this person's life and business. Why didn't they interview the person who made the complant in the first place? I miss having the Albuquerque Journal!
Factoid

Rio Rancho, NM

#55 Sep 2, 2009
INSC2 wrote:
<quoted text> You are kidding right? If the Sun-News can't get it right the first time, what make you think they will in a second story? They bascially ruined this person's life and business. Why didn't they interview the person who made the complant in the first place? I miss having the Albuquerque Journal!
Christine Steele is a hired gun for the Right Wing. She poses as an editor. If Sparks is cleared of these charges- Steele should step down and the Silver-Sun news should cease to exist here.
stunned in Silver City

Farmington, NM

#56 Sep 2, 2009
Aretha12B:

How did you guess right?!
An Observer

Albuquerque, NM

#57 Sep 2, 2009
Factoid wrote:
<quoted text>
You need a free rectal exam and should have the word A**HOLE written across your fat belly with magic marker. Now, that would be downright righteous.
Your posting name should be changed to "Hemorrhoid" because you seem to pull your logic and comments right out of YOUR A-hole!
Factoid

Rio Rancho, NM

#58 Sep 2, 2009
An Observer wrote:
<quoted text>
Your posting name should be changed to "Hemorrhoid" because you seem to pull your logic and comments right out of YOUR A-hole!
Well good. That puts me on equal footing with the rest of Grant County.
An Observer

Albuquerque, NM

#59 Sep 2, 2009
Factoid wrote:
<quoted text>
Well good. That puts me on equal footing with the rest of Grant County.
You give yourself way too much credit!
Factoid

Rio Rancho, NM

#60 Sep 2, 2009
An Observer wrote:
<quoted text>
You give yourself way too much credit!
Touche'. Good one. Unfortunately you missed.:)
Again.
Robert Gonzales

Albuquerque, NM

#61 Sep 2, 2009
You have it right
Won by One

Albuquerque, NM

#62 Sep 2, 2009
This is a weird story. This is an allegation (singular) which means it's by one person. The whole thing is bizarre. I'm not discounting the occasionaly weirdness of people, but this allegation is inconsistent with her past. I bet it's a pissed off employee or something like that.

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