A state medical commission charged with ensuring physicians and physician assistants provide quality health care to Washingtonians has received more than a dozen complaints involving a Washougal pediatric health care provider who has railed against distance-learning and students wearing masks inside schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stephanie Mason, the public information officer for the Washington Medical Commission (WMC), told the Post-Record the WMC has received a total of 13 complaints against Scott Miller, a physician assistant who runs Miller Family Pediatrics in Washougal.
Of those 13 complaints, seven are “currently under investigation,” one is undergoing a legal review and two are still in the “complaint intake” stage, Mason said.
Although Mason was unable to provide details of the individual complaints, she said the WMC “is aware, interested and listening to the community concerns expressed in the complaints.”
Miller, who moved to the Camas-Washougal area in 2014 and established a popular pediatric practice in Washougal in 2017, has become a vocal critic of several public health measures meant to curb the spread of COVID-19, an illness that has led to the deaths of more than four million people — including over 620,000 Americans and 300 Clark County residents — over the past 17 months.