Is David Mazor becoming a philanthropist these days? Or is this new, non-profit venture he’s a Board member of a new cunning way to funnel patients to his fellow Board members and partners at San Diego Vascular Center?
The non profit, called “The Vascular Care Foundation” was formed in 2013, with their tax return listing Mazor, Bulkin and Molodor as officers, with the mission of “education, screening & prevention” among several others, and a vision “to cure vascular disease.”
Non profits don’t pay federal and state taxes like most for profit businesses do. There are strict laws governing 501c3’s, but always questionable is accountability for donations taken in vs what actually goes out to the cause the non-profit is promoting. All we’re saying is non-profit status can be abused.
So here we have David Mazor, Dr Moldovon and Dr Bulkin involved in a “charitable non-profit” for “bringing medical services to the poor and needy.” according to the IRS tax return filing. I’m looking at their calendar and they were at a large corporation, Cymer, Inc’s health fair…RB Alive! the N San Diego Chambers of Commerce biz event, and another one at the Skyline Ranch Womens Club…I don’t see any events they’ve done in any of San Diego’s poor neighborhoods or for any charitable services serving poor people…
So its interesting that here’s this non-profit that according to their online calendar, will be at The Skyline Ranch Women’s Club where they will be giving free screenings…what happens next? Mmmm a referral to San Diego Vascular Center maybe? Does it seem likely they’ll have a list of other Doctors/clinics that perform vascular services for you? Wouldn’t that be construed as a conflict of interest to not disclose your affiliation with a for profit venture? Let us know anything you’ve heard while at their screening. Take a pic of their booth! Pick up any advertising materials too!
Now maybe I’m a cynical person and am thinking to much, but isn’t it strange that the only real “partner” linked to Vascular Care Foundation, a non profit, is the Board members for profit firm, San Diego Vascular Center? Also strangely left out behind the scenes is David Mazor, whose interests in either venture may not be known except for investigation and public watchdog sites. Mazor is apparently CEO at SD Vascular and is Treasurer for Vascular Care Foundation.
So the million dollar question is did Mazor suddenly become a philanthropist or is this just another backdoor way into perhaps funneling business to their profit bent enterprise?
Meantime, this non profit had $1200 in donations listed in their 2013 tax return, we’ll see what the 2014 return looks like when it’s finally filed and posted.
So knowing who has hidden possible conflicts of interest can be helpful don’t you think? Sound off in the comments!
David Krubinski/Mazor’s signature on Vascular Care Foundation’s tax return.