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Man cited for parking on marks next to handicapped spot
By Mike Stucka
Staff writer

BEVERLY - Doctors have to verify which of their patients are eligible for handicapped parking, but simply claiming to be a doctor didn't keep a Beverly man from getting a ticket Thursday in a handicapped parking area.
Beverly Patrolman John McCarthy, the department's spokesman, said revisions to a law have made it illegal to park on the hash marks next to handicapped parking spaces. The areas are marked off so disabled people can get in and out of their vehicles and buildings.
Police say Peter H. Dragonas, 71, left his BMW on those hash marks when he went into Super Sub at 2:56 p.m. Thursday. Patrolman Erik Abrahamson said he was writing the citation when Dragonas came out of the Cabot Street business, irate and proclaiming he was a doctor and Super Sub told him to park where he was.
"I asked him if he was handicapped and he was not. I told him he was in a handicap space and he stated he was not. He began to yell and cause a disturbance while pointing his key in my face," Abrahamson wrote in his report.
The officer said he told Dragonas if he didn't lower his voice and reduce the disturbance he would be arrested for disorderly conduct. Abrahamson wrote the ticket, and Dragonas promised to see him in court.
The state does not have an active physician's license in Dragonas' name, but Massachusetts Medical Board records listed a doctor by that name in a 2001 disciplinary action.
 

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Dragonas came out of the Cabot Street business, proclaiming he was a doctor and Super Sub told him to park where he was.
So he's a doctor. He's not a handicapped doctor so who cares what he "is".

I doubt the "Super Sub" $6.55 an hour employee told him to park there, especially since the employee is INSIDE the store and would have had to park OUTSIDE the store first to get INSIDE the store to speak with the employee who he then said to him....does anyone else see a pattern of idiocy here?

I know a guy who has a chairvan with automatic side door/ramp. He told me how someone parked in the hash marks next to his van and he couldnt get the door open to get in his vehicle. He was stuck waiting neary an hour before the person came out. I told him next time remotely activate the door and watch it spear into the side of the illegally parked car THEN have the store page the owner.........
 
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People who park in handicap spots is my pet peeve. On occasion someone will come out while I'm in the act of writing the ticket and start whining about it; I like to yell "Hey look everyone! This man/woman thinks they should be able to park in a handicap spot for just a minute!!!!". That shuts them up rather quickly.

I know a guy who has a chairvan with automatic side door/ramp. He told me how someone parked in the hash marks next to his van and he couldnt get the door open to get in his vehicle. He was stuck waiting neary an hour before the person came out. I told him next time remotely activate the door and watch it spear into the side of the illegally parked car THEN have the store page the owner.........
At the scene of a house fire, the FD ladder truck deployed their hydraulic stabilizer "feet", and one of them completely smashed the side of a brand new Camry that was in a no parking zone. The fireman was worried about getting jammed up, we just laughed and told him to not worry about it.
 

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At the scene of a house fire, the FD ladder truck deployed their hydraulic stabilizer "feet", and one of them completely smashed the side of a brand new Camry that was in a no parking zone. The fireman was worried about getting jammed up, we just laughed and told him to not worry about it.
That reminds of the insurance commercial where the guy is looking down at his friends car when the FD pushes it out of the way to save the window washers and it gets T boned by a garbage truck..... :pinch:
 

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That reminds of the insurance commercial where the guy is looking down at his friends car when the FD pushes it out of the way to save the window washers and it gets T boned by a garbage truck..... :pinch:
And then there's that movie with Kurt Russel, Scott Glenn, and one of the Baldwin brothers, "Flashback" I think, where they smash the window of some morons car to run a hose thru , because he parked in front of a hydrant.
 

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Peter H. Dragonas, M.D.

02/14/2001

1. Stayed Suspension
2. Probation

He was an OB/GYN

Copyright Boston Globe Newspaper Aug 16, 1996

State officials yesterday suspended indefinitely the license of a prominent Boston gynecologist and fertility specialist for practicing medicine while mentally unstable and for engaging in a social relationship with a patient.


The state Board of Registration in Medicine said Dr. Peter H. Dragonas could apply to have his license reinstated after one year.


Meanwhile, two doctors who formerly practiced in Lynn gave up their licenses permanently, to settle criminal charges filed by the attorney general that they had illegally dispensed drugs to drug addicts.
As part of a plea bargain, Dr. Philip I. Hershberg of Needham and Dr. Gerald Katz of Newton avoided jail time.


The Dragonas case stems from incidents last year and in late 1994. His psychiatrist, Dr. Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, said a change in medication corrected the problem and that Dragonas is now fit to practice again.


According to documents released by the Board of Registration, Dragonas' problems began in November 1994, when he misdiagnosed the status of a patient at New England Baptist Hospital who had just had a hysterectomy.
Dragonas dismissed test results indicating a serious problem, but another surgeon operated immediately and found the patient bleeding extensively into her abdomen.
Hospital officials said Dragonas subsequently was involved in an automobile accident, disappeared from his practice for 10 days and engaged in unruly behavior at the Harvard Club.


In June 1995, New England Baptist suspended Dragonas' staff privileges. Dragonas, a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine, also has had privileges at Brigham and Women's, Massachusetts General and New England Deaconess hospitals.
In applying for renewal of his license last year, Dragonas failed to disclose that he had been disciplined by New England Baptist. He also failed to report that he had not paid state taxes due for the period 1989 to 1991 and had not filed state tax returns for 1992 and 1993.
Board records also disclose that Dragonas conducted a gynecological examination on a patient in July 1995 and later went to her home and stayed overnight. Dragonas acknowledged hugging and kissing the patient, advances the patient described as unwanted.

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There is always a story behind jerk Doctors.
 
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