To My Former Patients and Colleagues
In 1987, I, along with Dr. Arthur Clements, founded what would come to be known as North Florida Women’s Care. For 31 years, I devoted my professional life to the goal of making North Florida the premier practice dedicated to obstetrics and gynecology in Tallahassee. As our practice flourished, I brought in new physicians to expand our care. Those physicians paid nothing for their ownership in the practice.
On February 15, 2018, I was terminated, immediately, by those partners without notice, cause, or explanation. I was informed of my termination by a stranger. The locks on the doors were changed, and I was immediately barred from entering the practice I built.
I sued North Florida, and we went to trial. On June 1, 2020, the court ruled that my termination was unlawful, and ruled that the North Florida physicians’ collective testimony on the justification for my termination was “not credible”. Credible and believable are synonyms.
The “not credible” actions of my former partners on February 15, 2018, ruined my professional career and reputation. I am no longer able to do the job that I love or take care of patients I served for more than three decades. That is, and remains, an injury that money can never cure.
I invite you to read the attached judgment entered by the court.
Robert Ashmore, Jr., M.D.
If any patient believes that my sudden departure was due to criminal misconduct, sexual misconduct, or lack of fitness to continue practicing medicine, please contact me so that we can discuss it confidentially. To be clear, my sudden departure was unrelated to any misconduct or lack of fitness to practice medicine. I am concerned that many of you were misled by North Florida Women’s Care, and I look forward to fixing that. Please contact me at my email firstname.lastname@example.org.