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  • Petitioned Lisa Madigan

This petition was delivered to:

Illinois State's Attorney
Lisa Madigan

The Governor of IL: Reinstate Dr. Parikh's Medical License

    1. Sumish Parikh
    2. Petition by

      Sumish Parikh

      Crystal Lake, IL

Dr. Mahesh Parikh is a Neurologist, practicing for over 25 years, whose license was suspended by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation despite recommendations by both an administrative law judge and a review board not to do so. A due process was undertaken that was equal for the defendant as well as the plaintiff and was judged by an administrative law judge  The judge recommended to the medical disciplinary board that no disciplinary action should be taken against the doctor. The board, consisting of highly respected community members agreed with the judge. Yet, this decision was then overturned by the director of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. A rare occurrence.

This is a Dangerous Precedent for any licensed professional including doctors, lawyers, accountants, and others. Why is there a due process including recommendations from two independent parties (the judge and the medical disciplinary board) if a director can disregard the opinion and decision of the process. This is of grave consequence. Any professional can go through their respective due process successfully only to have one person determine their fate.

The rights of professionals are in jeopardy. 

Dr. Parikh began his practice with his wife and they have continued to work together everyday for over 25 years. He has sacrificed his life to help people and he needs your help now. Show your support, help us reinstate his license.  By signing below, you are taking a stand against this injustice and  protecting the rights of all professionals.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Virginia Povidas LAKEMOOR, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      Dr. Parikh has been mine and my daughters doctor for 20 years. He is very caring, kind and never unprofessional in all the exams and tests he has done throughout the years. He is an excellent doctor with outstanding medical knowledge to help people and to keep him from him from being able to help people is a disgrace. I believe this was a political move because of his support for the Mercy Hospital that was going to be built until Centegra blocked it. To do this to a doctor because he wanted a clean hospital for his patients to go to is very sad. Lisa, please give Dr. Parikh all your support to regain his license. Thank you. Virginia Povidas, Past President, Village of Lakemoor

    • kelli anderson ANTIOCH, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      Dr Perikh is a phenominal Doctor...i am one of his patents. I have ms & i was misdiagnosed @ 3 different hospitals he was the only dr that figued it out. Under his care 8 years i didnt have any flare ups since i have lost his care i recently had a relapse i miss him & i need him back please!!!

      Kelli Anderson

    • Scott Thompson ROSCOE, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      Dr. Parikh has been in practice for over 25 years. In this time, I would think other similar events or complaints would have been filed if there were a pattern of illicit behavior. Dr. Parikh has a solid reputation among his peers, each of whom feer for the same thing happening to them. I believe Dr. Parikh deserves the benefit of trust and should have his Medical License reinstated.

    • Gita Malur GLEN CARBON, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      This has happened to people I know . This is unjust, where one person can make a unilateral decision .

    • Katrina Hoffer HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      Dr. Parikh has treated my father how is now deceased and was treating my mother.


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