Adverse Licensing Actions

Adverse actions taken by the Board within the past 15 years are listed in these pages. Adverse actions are listed here within two weeks of the Board's final decision regarding an action. All discipline information is held permanently at the Board's offices. An adverse licensing action may be either modifications or conditions attached to a license at the time it is issued or the discipline of an already existing license. The adverse licensing actions are listed below by year.

Actions taken against physicians who are now deceased are removed from this listing upon notification of their death. To search by name go to http://www.pfr.maine.gov/ALMSOnline/ALMSQuery/SearchIndividual.aspx?Board=376

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PHYSICIAN/LICENSEE, EFFECTIVE DATE, DESCRIPTION

Adverse Actions 2019 +

    Adverse Actions 2019

    PHYSICIAN/LICENSEE, EFFECTIVE DATE, DESCRIPTION

      Marc C. DeBell, M.D. License #MD20244 (Date of Action 06/12/19) On June 12, 2019, Dr. DeBell entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board arising out of conduct resulting in disciplinary action by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. The Board imposed a requirement that Dr. DeBell enter into and remain compliant with a substance misuse monitoring agreement for a period of not less than five (5) years and to notify the Board upon certain events.

      DeBell Consent Agreement

      Marc J. Gorayeb, M.D. License #MD15841 (Date of Action 6/11/19) On June 11, 2019, the Board issued a Decision and Order following an Adjudicatory Hearing held on May 14, 2019. The Board denied Dr. Gorayeb's application for renewal of his Maine medical license based on having not been engaged in active clinical medicine during the 24 months preceding his application and not otherwise demonstrating continuing clinical competency as required for renewal of his license in accordance with Board rules. In addition, the Board imposed $,1,672.50 in costs to be paid within four (4) months of the effective date of the Decision and Order.

      Gorayeb Decision and Order

      Donald B. Shea, M.D. License #MD13940 (Date of Action 06/12/19) On June 12, 2019, Dr. Shea entered into a Third Amendment to Consent Agreement effective October 10, 2017 with the Board amending paragraph 15(d) to add additional substances to the conditions of probation.

      Shea Third Amendment

      Miguel West, M.D. License #MD21343 (Date of Action 06/12/19) On June 12, 2019, Dr. West entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board converting his license to an Administrative license limited to the practice of administrative medicine and agreeing that he will not apply for any license in Maine that authorizes the clinical practice of medicine.

      West Consent Agreement

      Mark E. Cieniawski, M.D. License #MD13544 (Date of Action 04/09/19) On April 9, 2019, the Board reviewed Dr. Cieniawski's compliance with his Consent Agreement. Following its review, the Board voted to terminate Dr. Cieniawski's April 11, 2017 Consent Agreement with the Board.

      Termination Letter

      David R. Austin, M.D. License #MD12867 (Date of Action 03/12/19) On March 12, 2019, Dr. Austin entered into a Consent Agreement for Reinstatement of Licensure with the Board. The Board action was based upon misrepresentations made in obtaining a license, substance misuse, unprofessional conduct, and reentry to clinical practice. The Board imposed a reprimand for misrepresentations made in obtaining a license, a $200.00 civil penalty, and probation for a period of not less than (5) years with conditions, including maintenance and compliance with a monitoring agreement requirements with the Maine Professionals Health Program, engaging a Physician Practice Monitor, and reporting requirements.

      Austin Consent Agreement

      Phillip J. Din, M.D. License #MD18293 (Date of Action 03/12/19) On March 12, 2019, Dr. Din entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board for misrepresentation in obtaining a license and engaging in unprofessional conduct. The Board imposed a reprimand for misrepresentation on his application to renew his license and unprofessional conduct related to his prescribing of controlled substances to family members, a $1,000.00 civil penalty, a license condition that Dr. Din shall not prescribe any medications to self, family or household members, and a requirement that Dr. Din complete an in-person continuing medical education course on the subject of professional ethics pre-approved by the Board within six (6) months.

      Din Consent Agreement

      Ronald D. Oldfield, P.A. License #PA564 (Date of Action 03/12/19) On March 12, 2019 the Board reviewed Dr. Oldfield's compliance with his Consent Agreement and his request to terminate the remaining probation requirement related to mental health therapy. Following its review, the Board voted to terminate that probation requirement. Dr. Oldfield has completed the requirements of his probation and the January 9, 2018 Consent Agreement with the Board.

      Termination of Consent Agreement

      G. Paul Savidge, M.D. License #MD8503 (Date of Action 03/12/19) On March 12, 2019, the parties entered into a First Amendment to the Consent Agreement effective October 9, 2018, amending paragraph 11(c)(5) to clarify the requirements related to the Physician Practice Monitor.

      Savidge Amendment

      Malathy Sundaram, M.D. License #MD16273 (Date of Action 03/12/19) On March 12, 2019, the Board reviewed information and determined that Dr. Sundaram had taken all action necessary to come into compliance with the August 8, 2017 Consent Agreement and reinstated her license from suspended to active status.

      Michael A. Weicker, M.D. License #TD161119 (Date of Action 03/12/19) On March 12, 2019, Dr. Weicker entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board for unprofessional conduct. The Board imposed a reprimand for inadequate medical record documentation. Dr. Weicker shall complete an in-person continuing medical education course on medical recordkeeping pre-approved by the Board within six(6) months. Prior to submitting an application to the Board for any Maine medical license, Dr. Weicker shall undergo a neurological examination.

      Weicker Consent Agreement

      Zakia D. Bell, M.D. License #MD21775 (Date of Action 2/18/19) On January 8, 2019, the Board preliminarily denied Dr. Bell's application for a Maine medical license which denial became final on February 18, 2019. The basis for the denial of Dr. Bell's license was based upon failure to take and pass the State of Maine Jurisprudence Examination in order to qualify for licensure, and for representing that she met Maine licensure requirements on a 2017 emergency license application.

      Bell Denial Letter

      Paul M. Willette, M.D. License #MD18545 (Date of Action 2/12/2019) On February 12, 2019, the Board issued a Decision and Order following an Adjudicatory Hearing that was held on January 8, 2019. The Board upheld the preliminary denial of Dr. Willette's application for renewal of his Maine medical license based on the following statutory violations: 1) fraud in seeking to obtain a renewal of his Maine medical license; 2) incompetence by engaging in conduct that evidenced a lack of ability to discharge the duty owed by the licensee to the patient; 3) incompetence by engaging in conduct that evidenced a lack of knowledge and an ability to apply the principles or skills to carry out the practice of medicine; 4) engaging in unprofessional conduct by violating standards of professional behavior, including engaging in disruptive behavior; and 5) disciplinary action imposed by medical boards in Colorado and New Mexico for conduct which constituted grounds for discipline in Maine.

      Willette Board Order

      . King, P.A. License #PAN1698 (Date of Action 2/1/19) On February 1, 2019, the Board accepted Ms. Kingā€™s request to withdraw her application to renew her Maine physician assistant license while under investigation.

      King Withdrawal

      Cathleen G. London, M.D. License #MD20645 (Date of Action 1/8/19) On January 8, 2019, the parties entered into a First Amendment to the Consent Agreement effective August 14, 2018, amending paragraph 38(c)(5) to permit monitoring of Dr. London's compliance with prescribing and medical recordkeeping standards to be conducted by an interdisciplinary team ("IDT").

      London Amendment

      Daniel Bobker, M.D. License #MD13940 (Date of Action 1/8/19) On January 8, 2019, Dr. Bobker entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board. The Board imposed a reprimand for in engaging in deceit or misrepresentation in connection with issuing prescriptions of olanzapine, misuse of non-controlled substances that may result in performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients, and for unprofessional conduct. Dr. Bobker shall not prescribe to self, family or household members. The Board imposed a license probation for at least (5) years with several reporting requirements and conditions including that he maintain his monitoring agreement with the MPHP, and prior to engaging in the active practice of clinical medicine participation in Board approved ongoing psychiatric care with a psychiatrist and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia with a qualified licensed psychologist or other provider. Dr. Bobker shall undergo a neuropsychological evaluation between January 1, 2020 and June 1, 2020. Dr. Bobker must practice in a setting with at least one other licensed physician and engage a Board approved physician monitor. The Consent Agreement provides for the immediate suspension of Dr. Bobker's license to practice medicine under certain circumstances.

      Bobker Consent Agreement

      Daniel Bobker, M.D. License #MD13940 (Date of Action 1/8/19) On January 8, 2019, the Board terminated Dr. Bobker's September 10, 2019, Interim Suspension, pursuant to which he agreed to refrain from practicing medicine in Maine until the Board investigation was resolved.

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Adverse Actions 2018 +

    Adverse Actions 2018

    PHYSICIAN/LICENSEE, EFFECTIVE DATE, DESCRIPTION

      Mia H. Marietta, M.D. License #MD18931 (Date of Action 11/13/18) On November 13, 2018, Dr. Marietta entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board for engaging in unprofessional conduct, violation of Board rules, and misrepresentation in obtaining a license. The Board imposed a practice limitation limiting medical surgical practice to minor outpatient office-based procedures involving local anesthesia only with no sedation. In addition, Dr. Marietta is subject to a period of probation of at least one year. Prior to Dr. Marietta engaging in any practice in Maine or providing health care to Maine patients, she must first obtain Board approval of a practice plan for oversight and mentorship.

      Marietta Consent Agreement

      Heather M. Sneff, M.D. License #MD18391 (Date of Action 11/13/18) On November 13, 2018, Dr. Sneff entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board for engaging in unprofessional conduct. The Board imposed a warning for unprofessional conduct associated with medical recordkeeping, a $1,000 civil penalty, and a requirement that Dr. Sneff have an approved medical recordkeeping plan prior to providing any health care services in the State of Maine or pursuant to her Maine license.

      Sneff Consent Agreement

      Robin E. Locke, M.D. License #MD18128 (Date of Action 11/13/18) On November 13, 2018, Dr. Locke entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board for the immediate voluntary surrender of her Maine medical license for engaging in unprofessional conduct, engaging in fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in connection with a service rendered, and substance misuse that may result in the licensee performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients.

      Locke Consent Agreement

      Karyn Tocci, M.D. License #AL91006 (Date of Action 11/13/18) On November 13, 2018, Dr. Tocci entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board for violation of a Board statute, failure to respond to a Board subpoena, and failure to respond timely to Board complaint notification. The consent agreement requires that Dr. Tocci engage in mental health therapy with a Board approved psychiatrist or psychologist.

      Tocci Consent Agreement

      Michael S. Zahra, M.D. License #MD21482 (Date of Action 11/13/18) On November 13, 2018, Dr. Zahra entered into a Consent Agreement for licensure with the Board. Dr. Zahra must maintain and comply with all requirements of his August 3, 2017 five-year monitoring contract with the Missouri Physicians Health Program and enroll in the Maine Professionals Health Program with coordinated monitoring. In addition, the Board imposed a $500 civil penalty.

      Zahra Consent Agreement

      William P. Carter, III, M.D. License #MD19156 (Date of Action 11/13/18) On November 13, 2018 the Board reviewed Dr. Carterā€™s compliance with his consent agreement. Following its review, the Board voted to terminate Dr. Carterā€™s December 12, 2017 Consent Agreement with the Board.

      Mila Thomas Riehl, M.D. License #MD22512 (Date of Action 10/15/18) On October 15, 2018, Dr. Riehl entered into a Consent Agreement for Licensure with the Board requiring her to maintain compliance with a June 2017 Lifetime Agreement with the Alabama Physician Health Program and to enroll with the Maine Professionals Health Program within seven days of initiating any medical practice in the State of Maine or based upon her Maine medical license.

      Riehl Consent Agreement

      Malathy Sundaram, M.D. License #MD16273 (Date of Action 10/9/18) On October 9, 2018, pursuant to paragraph 21(a)(4) of Dr. Sundaram's August 8, 2017 Consent Agreement, the Board determined that Dr. Sundaram was in material noncompliance of the consent agreement requirements and suspended her license to practice until she is deemed to be in compliance.

      Paul G. Savidge, M.D. License #MD8503 (Date of Action 10/9/18) On October 9, 2018, the Board and Dr. Savidge entered into a Consent Agreement for engaging in unprofessional conduct. The Board imposed a reprimand, a $1,000 civil penalty, and a license probation of at least one (1) year which includes a requirement that Dr. Savidge limit his controlled substances prescribing to buprenorphine products, engage a physician monitor who will report to the Board, and take continuing medical education courses on the subjects of office based opioid treatment, addiction medicine, and medical recordkeeping.

      Savidge Consent Agreement

      Mona Lisa A. Schulz, M.D. License #MD14343 (Date of Action 10/5/18) On October 5, 2018, the Board accepted Dr. Schulz's application to withdraw her Maine medical license while under investigation.

      Daniel Bobker, M.D. License #MD13940 (Date of Action 9/10/18) On September 10, 2018 the Board and Dr. Bobker entered into an Interim Consent Agreement, continuing the suspension of Dr. Bobker's medical license until the Board addresses the issues raised in the Board's August 14, 2018 Order of Immediate Suspension.

      Bobker Consent Agreement

      Michael W. Kessler, M.D. License #MD16184 (Date of Action 8/24/18) On August 24, 2018 Dr. Kessler voluntarily surrendered his Maine medical license to the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine while under investigation for possible substance misuse.

      Laurence K. Entsuah, M.D. License #MD22047 (Date of Action 8/21/18) On July 10, 2018, the Board preliminarily denied Dr. Entsuah's application for a Maine medical license which denial became final on August 21, 2018. The basis for the denial of Dr. Entsuah's license application was based upon his failure to disclose an open malpractice claim and a January 2015 agreement to relinquish his clinical privileges for consent based procedures on his 2015 Temporary Application, and his failure to disclose the January 2015 agreement to relinquish his clinical privileges for consent based procedures and the termination of his clinical privileges on January 27, 2016 on his 2017 Temporary Application.

      Donald B. Shea, M.D. License #MD18015 (Date of Action 8/14/18) On August 14, 2018, the Board amended Dr. Shea's October 10, 2017 Consent Agreement terminating the physician practice monitoring requirement of his probation. All other terms and conditions of the Consent Agreement effective October 10, 2017, as amended, remain in full force and effect.

      Shea Amendment

      Peter Dollard, M.D. License #MD13750 (Date of Action 8/14/18) On August 14, 2018, Dr. Dollard entered into a Consent Agreement for engaging in unprofessional conduct. The Board imposed a requirement that Dr. Dollard engage in psychotherapy for at least (1) year, and complete a continuing medical education course in improving inter-professional communication.

      Dollard Consent Agreement

      Cathleen G. London, M.D. License #MD20645 (Date of Action 8/14/18) On August 14, 2018, Dr. London entered into a Consent Agreement for engaging in unprofessional conduct and for violation of Board rules. The Board imposed: 1) a reprimand for engaging in unprofessional conduct arising out of inappropriate interactions with patients, inappropriate interactions with other professionals, inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances, violating patient confidentiality, violating Board rules, and inappropriate use of the prescription monitoring program; 2) a prohibition on the prescribing of methadone; 3) a license probation with terms and conditions, including obtaining medical evaluation and treatment, taking continuing medical education courses in recordkeeping and in office based opioid treatment, and engaging a practice monitor who reports to the Board; and 4) payment OF $3,000 costs of investigation.

      London Consent Agreement

      Daniel Bobker, M.D. License #MD13940 (Date of Action 8/14/18) The Board issued an Order of Immediate Suspension of Dr. Bobker's medical license suspending his license for a period of 30 days ending September 13, 2018, following receipt of a report from a pharmacist identifying concerns associated with allegedly fraudulent olanzapine prescriptions issued to a girlfriend and early refills of a number of other medication prescriptions giving rise to concerns regarding substance misuse relapse. The Board issued its order based upon preliminary findings and after concluding that it was necessary to immediately suspend his license to protect the health and safety of a person or the public.

      Bobker Order

      Peter N. Beeckel, M.D. License #MD13647 (Date of Action 5/27/2018) On April 9, 2018, the Board preliminarily denied Dr. Beeckel's application for renewal of his Maine medical license which denial became final on May 27, 2018. The basis for the denial of the renewal of Dr. Beeckel's license was based upon Dr. Beeckel having not engaged in the active practice of clinical medicine since 2016, and his report of a professional diagnosis of a mental or physical condition that may result in him practicing in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients.

      Anthony J. Bock, MD License #MD15071 (Date of Action 7/10/18) On July 10, 2018, the Board and Dr. Bock entered into a Consent Agreement for engaging in unprofessional conduct. The Board imposed a warning for violating Board rules regarding telemedicine standards in practice.

      Bock Consent Agreement

      Hugh V. MacDonald, MD License #MD18115 (Date of Action 6/28/18) On June 28, 2018, the Board and Dr. MacDonald entered into an Interim Consent Agreement for License Suspension following Dr. MacDonald's emergency license suspension by the New Hampshire Board of Medicine based upon criminal charges in that state for several counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and sexual assault involving a patient with multiple mental health disorders.

      MacDonald Consent Agreement

      Brandt E. Rice, MD License #MD17950 (Date of Action 6/12/18) Based on preliminary findings of fact, on June 12, 2018, the Board summarily suspended Dr. Rice's medical license to practice as a physician in the State of Maine based upon violation of the following provisions: 1) fraud, deceit or misrepresentation; 2) engaging in conduct that evidences a lack of ability or fitness to practice; 3) unprofessional conduct; 4) inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances; 5) failure to produce requested documents to the Board.

      Rice Suspension

      William Ortiz, MD License #MD19188 (Date of Action 6/12/18) On June 12, 2018, the Board and Dr. Ortiz entered into a Consent Agreement for the immediate surrender of his license based upon a neuropsychological evaluation resulting in a diagnosis of a mental or physical condition that may result in performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients.

      Ortiz Consent Agreement

      Thomas J. Keating, MD License #MDE11930 (Date of Action 6/12/18) On June 12, 2018, the Board issued a First Amendment to Consent Agreement following its approval of Dr. Keating's request to convert the status of his Maine medical license to an "Emeritus License". Dr. Keating may not obtain any other medical license in Maine without first obtaining Board approval following demonstration that he: a) has met all qualifications; b) has completed a Board approved clinical competency assessment; and c) has obtained comprehensive mental and physical evaluation(s) as directed by the Board.

      Keating Amendment

      Ihor A. Zakaluzny, MD License #MD21145 (Date of Action 4/10/18) On April 10 2018, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine entered into a Consent Agreement with Ihor A. Zakaluzny, M.D. for engaging in unprofessional conduct. The Board imposed a reprimand and a $1,000 civil penalty.

      Zakaluzny Consent Agreement

      Arthur C. Winter, MD License #MD12331 (Date of Action 4/10/18) On April 10, 2018, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine entered into a Consent Agreement with Arthur C. Winter, M.D. based on unprofessional conduct for including inaccurate information in a patient medical record. The Board imposed a warning.

      Winter Consent Agreement

      Donald B. Shea, MD License #MD18015 (Date of action 2/13/2018) On February 13, 2018, the Board amended Dr. Shea’s October 10, 2017 Consent Agreement to clarify that Dr. Shea may meet with his physician practice monitor either in person or via interactive audio/visual means on a weekly basis, with at least one in person meeting per month.

      Shea Amendment

      Kevin G. Miller, MD License #MD12588 (Date of action 2/13/2018) On February 13, 2018, the Board amended Dr. Miller’s September 12, 2012 Consent Agreement to eliminate licensure restrictions/conditions related to practice of medicine in the State of Maine. After an initial period of six months, the Board may select and request patient records for review, and may reinstate, impose, maintain, modify, or eliminate controlled substances prescribing requirements or may terminate the Consent Agreement.

      Miller Amendment

      Elmer H. Lommler, MD License #MD9862 (Date of action 2/13/2018) On February 13, 2018, the Board amended Dr. Lommler’s November 8, 2016 Consent Agreement to terminate probation while incorporating the following terms as permanent conditions upon his license to practice medicine in Maine: 1) Dr. Lommler may only prescribe one (1) benzodiazepine per patient 2) Dr. Lommler may only prescribe controlled substances in multiples of seven (7) days of supply; and 3) Dr. Lommler will clearly document in the medical record all treatment plans and rationale for prescribing any controlled substance, and the use of universal precautions.

      Lommler Amendment

      Thomas J. Keating, MD License #MD11930 (Date of action 2/13/2018) On February 13, 2018, the Board entered into a Consent Agreement with Dr. Keating based on concerns that he may have a mental or physical condition that impairs his ability to provide safe patient care. The Board imposed a license probation for a period of a least one (1) year during which Dr. Keating will continue monitoring and treatment with certain medical providers and the Medical Professionals Health Program, each providing reports to the Board. In addition, prior to engaging in the practice of medicine, Dr. Keating must engage a physician practice monitor, who will submit quarterly reports to the Board.

      Keating Consent Agreement

      Michael S. Berry, MD License #MD17153 (Date of action 2/13/2018) On February 13, 2018, the Board entered into a Consent Agreement with Dr. Berry for unprofessional conduct and misuse of alcohol, drugs or other substances that may result in the licensee performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients. The Board imposed terms and conditions, including that Dr. Berry must comply with all requirements of and maintain a monitoring agreement with the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program (“MPHP”), or an equivalent program, for a period of at least five (5) years.

      Berry Consent Agreement

      Michael England, M.D. License# MD12298 (January 9, 2018)

      On January 9, 2018, the Board approved Dr. England’s request to withdraw his license while under investigation.

      England Withdrawal

      Lowell I. Gerber, M.D. License# MD17412 (January 9, 2018)

      On January 9, 2018, the Board entered into a First Amendment to Consent Agreement with Dr. Gerber amending his July 7, 2015 Consent Agreement. The First Amendment to Consent Agreement includes clarifications of previously imposed chaperone and notification requirements, and removes the physician monitor requirement. All other terms and conditions of the Consent Agreement effective July 7, 2015 remain in full force and effect.

      Gerber Amendment

      Ronald D. Oldfield, PA License #PAN564 (Date of action 01/09/2018)

      On January 9, 2018, Mr. Oldfield entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board for unprofessional conduct related to engaging in sexually harassing conduct with a medical assistant. Mr. Oldfield was placed on probation for a period of at least one (1) year, during which he is required to attend a disruptive providers course, obtain an evaluation from the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program and comply with any recommended treatment or monitoring, and engage in mental health therapy.

      Oldfield Consent Agreement

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Adverse Actions 2017 +

    Adverse Actions 2017

    PHYSICIAN/LICENSEE, EFFECTIVE DATE, DESCRIPTION

      Saunders, Phillip L., MD License #MD17225 (Date of action 12/12/2017)

      On December 12, 2017, Dr. Saunders entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board. Dr. Saunders agreed to the immediate surrender of his Maine medical license. The Board found that Dr. Saunders engaged in misrepresentation in obtaining renewal of his license, engaged in unprofessional conduct, and engaged in misuse of alcohol, drugs, or other substances that may result in performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients following disciplinary action taken by the Alabama Medical Board.

      Saunders Consent Agreement

      William P. Carter, III, MD License #MD19156 (Date of action 12/12/2017)

      On December 12, 2017, Dr. Carter entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board for unprofessional conduct following disciplinary action taken by the New Hampshire Board of Medicine. Dr. Carter was placed on probation for a period of at least six (6) months, during which he is required to engage a Board-approved physician practice monitor who will review patient charts and provide monthly reports to the Board.

      Carter Consent Agreement

      Stanley Dwayne Roberts, M.D., MD License #MD20054 (Date of action 11/20/2017)

      On November 20, 2017, The Board issued a Decision and Order following an adjudicatory hearing held on October 10, 2017. The Board found that: 1) Dr. Roberts engaged in misrepresentation in obtaining his license by not informing the Board of the investigation of his actions by the Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (“UDOPL”); 2) Dr. Roberts had engaged in the misuse of substances that could have resulted in his performing services in a manner that endangered the health or safety of patients; 3) that Dr. Roberts engaged in unprofessional conduct by treating family members in a non-emergency and non-isolated setting without documenting the treatment provided; 4) that Dr. Roberts was subjected to discipline by UDOPL for self-prescribing and prescribing to family members without following appropriate protocols; and 5) that Dr. Roberts failed to respond to the Board complaint as required by law. Pursuant to the Decision and Order, the Board revoked Dr. Robert’s license to practice medicine.

      Roberts Order

      Kevin M. Kendall, MD License #MD14562 (Date of action 11/20/2017)

      On November 20, 2017, Dr. Kendall entered into a Fifth Amendment to his Consent Agreement dated February 12, 2013 with the Board. Pursuant to the Fifth Amendment, Dr. Kendall’s probation was extended until at least three years beyond February 12, 2018, and subject to the following restriction: Prior to reentry to clinical practice, Dr. Kendall will have to provide a psychiatric evaluation, a neurocognitive evaluation to the Board, a letter of good standing from the MPHP, and a written statement from his treating physician(s) regarding his fitness to practice.

      Kendall consent Agreement

      David Robinson, MD License #MD18360 (Date of action 11/20/2017)

      On November 20, 2017, Dr. Robinson entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board. Dr. Robinson was issued a reprimand for failing to disclose information required on an application to renew his Maine medical license and for engaging in unprofessional conduct. Dr. Robinson was placed on probation for at least one year, required to participate in treatment, required to comply with the terms of his October 28, 2016 Iowa Medical Board Order, and must pay a civil penalty of one thousand dollars.

      Robinson Consent Agreement

      Reinaldo O. de los Heros, MD License #MD17206 (Date of action 10/31/2017)

      On October 31, 2017, Dr. de los Heros entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board for the permanent revocation of his license to practice medicine. The Board found that Dr. de los Heros engaged in fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in connection with service rendered within the scope of his license, engaged in incompetence, engaged in unprofessional conduct, and violated a Board consent agreement and conditions of probation.

      de los Heros Consent Agreement

      John G. Costa, MD License #MD10758 (Date of action 10/10/2017)

      On October 10, 2017, the Board of Licensure in Medicine voted to accept Dr. Costa’s request to withdraw his application to renew his license while under investigation.

      Costa Withdrawal

      Whitney Houghton, MD License #MD10913 (Date of action 10/10/2017)

      On October 10, 2017, the Board voted to terminate Dr. Houghton’s February 17, 2016 Consent Agreement. Dr. Houghton completed the requirements of her Consent Agreement .

      Houghton CA Termination

      Geeta Godara, M.D. License# MD20181 (October 10, 2017)

      On October 10, 2017, the Board voted to terminate Dr. Godara’s October 11, 2016 Consent Agreement. Dr. Godara completed the requirements of her Consent Agreement.

      Godara CA Termination

      Donald B. Shea, MD License #MD18015 (Date of action 10/10/2017)

      On October 10, 2017, the Board entered into a Consent Agreement with Dr. Shea issuing a censure for engaging in fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation in connection with services rendered, for misuse of alcohol, drugs, or other substances that may result in performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients, and for unprofessional conduct. Dr. Shea may not prescribe to self or family members. Dr. Shea must immediately cease practicing medicine should he in the course of receiving medical treatment receive or take any opiate except buprenorphine for the period of such treatment. Dr. Shea was also issued a license probation for at least five (5) years subject to terms outlined in the consent agreement including entering into a monitoring agreement with the MPHP, requiring an immediate suspension of his license upon a confirmed positive toxicology test result for alcohol or any drug not known to be prescribed to him, imposing certain notification requirements, and requiring that Dr. Shea engage a Board approved physician practice monitor for at least six months who will submit monthly reports to the Board.

      Shea Consent Agreement

      Graves, Stephanie A., P.A., License# PA1274 (September 12, 2017)

      On September 12, 2017, the Board entered into a Consent Agreement with Ms. Graves for engaging in conduct that evidences a lack of fitness to discharge the duty owed by the licensee to a client or patient or the general public, or that evidences a lack of knowledge or inability to apply principles to carry out the practice for which the licensee is licensed, and for engaging in unprofessional conduct. The Board imposed a period of probation for at least two years, during which she is subject to conditions including the requirement that she engage a physician practice monitor who will review all of Ms. Graves’s patient charts to verify accuracy of the medical record documentation within two (2) days of the patient encounter. The physician practice monitor will provide monthly reports to the Board confirming accuracy of Ms. Graves’s medical record documentation. Ms. Graves may not render any medical services in the absence of the physician practice monitor unless an alternate physician practice monitor is approved by the Board Chair or Board Secretary.

      Graves Consent Agreement

      Cyr, Jessica L., P.A., License# PA1331 (October 10, 2017)

      On October 10, 2017, the Board issued a Decision and Order imposing a Warning on Ms. Cyr’s license as discipline for three violations. The Board found that: a) Ms. Cyr violated Board statute by rendering medical services without a certificate of registration from August 2015 through May 5, 2016; b) Ms. Cyr violated Board rules by practicing as a physician assistant without the approval by the Board of the primary supervising physician and without obtaining a certificate of registration from August 2015 to May 5, 2016; and c) Ms. Cyr violated Board rules by failing to provide the required notification of a change in her supervising physician within 14 days of the effective date of the change on September 30, 2015, August 4, 2015, and January 15, 2016.

      Cyr Order

      Malathy Sundaram, MD License #MD16273 (Date of action 8/8/2017)

      On August 8, 2017, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine entered into a consent agreement with Malathy Sundaram, M.D., for engaging in conduct that evidenced a lack of ability or fitness to discharge the duty owed to a patient or the general public, or that evidenced a lack of knowledge to apply principles or skills to carry out her medical practice, and for unprofessional conduct. The Board imposed a requirement that Dr. Sundaram obtain a Clinical Competence Assessment from The Center for Personalized Education for Physicians (CPEP), and comply with all resulting recommendations, including, if necessary, implementing an educational or educational intervention program, and practice monitoring. Dr. Sundaram also was ordered to reimburse Board costs in the amount of $8,479.

      Sundaram Consent Agreement

      Catherine Crute, MD License #MD12111 (Date of action 8/8/2017)

      On August 8, 2017, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine entered into a consent agreement with Catherine Crute, M.D. for unprofessional conduct for her failure to comply with professional standards related to patient access to records. The Board imposed a reprimand, a $1,000 civil penalty, and a probation of at least three months during which Dr. Crute is required to notify all former patients regarding how they may access their medical records.

      Crute Consent Agreement

      Francisco Baraona, MD License #MD19439 (Date of action 6/13/2017)

      On June 13, 2017, the Board of Licensure in Medicine voted to accept Dr. Baraona’s request to withdraw his license while under investigation.

      Baraona Surrender

      Sally L. Van Snepson-Barnett, P.A. License #PA817 (Date of action 5/9/2017)

      On May 9, 2017, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine entered into a consent agreement with Sally Van Snepson-Barnett, P.A., for misuse of alcohol, drugs or other substances that has resulted or may result in the licensee performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients, for failing to disclose substance misuse issues on an application, and for disciplinary action taken by the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants and the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants related to substance misuse. The consent agreement imposes a censure, a civil penalty of $500, and a license probation for two years.

      Van Snepson-Barnett Consent Agreement

      Francesco Lupis, MD License #MD19839 (Date of action 5/9/2017)

      On May 9, 2017, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine entered into a consent agreement with Francesco Lupis, M.D. for the voluntary surrender of license for his failure to disclose open allegations against him on his license renewal application that were pending with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Healthcare Quality and Safety Branch and the Connecticut Medical Examining Board.

      Lupis Consent Agreement

      Andre Benoit, Jr., MD License #MD9835 (Date of action 4/11/2017)

      On April 11, 2017, the Board of Licensure in Medicine voted to accept Dr. Benoit’s request to withdraw his application for renewal of license while under investigation.

      Benoit Withdrawal

      Reinaldo O. de los Heros, MD License #MD17206 (Date of action 4/11/2017)

      On April 11, 2017, the Board amended Dr. de los Hero’s February 29, 2016 Consent Agreement to remove the physician practice monitor requirement. Dr. de los Heros will engage a mentor to regularly meet and consult with and share clinical experiences. After six (6) months, Dr. de los Heros will meet with the Board in order to determine whether the probation will be terminated.

      de los Heros Consent Agreement Amendment

      Harry M. Peddie, MD License #MD5232 (Date of action 4/11/2017)

      On February 4, 2017, Dr. Peddie submitted a letter to the Board of Licensure in Medicine to surrender his license while under investigation. The Board accepted the surrender of his license at the April 11, 2017 Board meeting.

      Peddie Surrender

      Peter P. Huang, MD License #MD14673 (Date of action 4/11/2017)

      On April 11, 2017, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine entered into a consent agreement with Peter P. Huang, MD for failure to make a required disclosure on his license renewal application. The consent agreement imposes a reprimand, and a civil penalty of $1,000.

      Huang Consent Agreement

      Vijil K. Rahulan, MD License #MD19716 (Date of action 4/11/2017)

      On April 11, 2017, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine entered into a consent agreement with Vijil K. Rahulan, MD for failure to disclose discipline taken against his license in Michigan on his license renewal application. The consent agreement imposes a warning, and a civil penalty of $500.

      Rahulan Consent Agreement

      Mark E. Cieniawski, MD License #MD13544 (Date of action 4/11/2017)

      On April 11, 2017, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine entered into a consent agreement with Mark E. Cieniawski, MD for engaging in unprofessional conduct and violating Board rules related to use of controlled substances for the treatment of pain. The consent agreement imposes a reprimand, a civil penalty of $1,000, and a two year period of probation during which a Board approved consultant will make reports to the Board.

      Cieniawski Consent Agreement

      Robin E. Locke, MD License #MD18128 (Date of action 4/11/2017)

      On April 11, 2017, the Board of Licensure in Medicine entered into an Interim Consent Agreement with Dr. Locke providing for the immediate suspension of her license to practice medicine until the Board holds an adjudicatory hearing on allegations that Dr. Locke received prescriptions for controlled substances from March 2012 through February 2017 under the names of a physician and advance practice registered nurse, certified nurse practitioner who reported that they worked with Dr. Locke, but did not treat Dr. Locke as a patient or provide prescriptions to her.

      Locke Consent Agreement

      Steven J. Brewster, M.D., License# MD20328 (Date of action 2/14/2017)

      On February 14, 2017, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine entered into a consent agreement with Steven J. Brewster, MD for violation of Board rules related to the registration of a physician assistant. The consent agreement imposes a reprimand and a $500 civil penalty.

      Brewster Consent Agreement

      Charles D. Clemetson, MD License #MD13808 (Date of action 2/15/2017)

      On February 15, 2017, the Board issued a Decision and Order following an adjudicatory hearing that was held on November 8, 2016 and January 10, 2017. The Board found that Dr. Clemetson engaged in noncompliance with the March 9, 2016 Decision and Order of the Board and failed to comply with the conditions of probation. The Board imposed a warning, a partial payment of the actual expenses of hearing, and probation for five years. During the period of probation Dr. Clemetson is prohibited from maintaining a private practice, is limited to practicing in a setting with other physicians, and must have a Board approved practice monitor who will provide quarterly reports to the Board.

      Clemetson Decision and Order

      Whitney Houghton, MD License #MD10913 (Date of action 2/17/2017)

      On February 17, 2017, the Board amended Dr. Houghton’s February 17, 2016 Consent Agreement to require that Dr. Houghton engage a physician monitor for a period of at least six (6) months who will provide monthly reports to the Board discussing review of patient charts and Dr. Houghton’s compliance with recordkeeping requirements contained in the Consent Agreement. After six (6) months of working with the physician monitor the Board will determine whether it wants to continue the physician monitor requirement.

      Houghton Amendment

      Harry M. Peddie, MD License #MD5232 (Date of action 2/14/2017)

      On February 14, 2017, the Board issued an Order of Immediate Partial Suspension immediately suspending Dr. Peddie’s ability to prescribe controlled substances after preliminarily finding that the continued ability of Dr. Peddie to practice as a physician in the State of Maine without restriction constituted an immediate jeopardy to the health and safety of the public who might receive his medical services Dr. Peddie’s ability to prescribe controlled substances was immediately suspended pending an adjudicatory hearing scheduled for March 14, 2016.

      Peddie Decision and Order

      Frederick A. van Mourik, MD License #MD123840 (Date of action 1/30/2017)

      On January 30, 2017 Frederick A. van Mourik, M.D. surrendered his Maine medical license while under investigation. On December 30, 2016, the Board voted to accept a surrender of license by Dr. van Mourik notwithstanding a pending investigation related to controlled substances prescribing.

      Van Mourik Surrender

      Bote, Herbert O. M.D., License# MD14858 (January 10, 2017)

      On January 10, 2017, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine entered into a consent agreement with Herbert Bote, MD. The consent agreement resolves a complaint that was based on the restriction of Dr. Bote’s medical license in Alaska for inappropriate sexual conduct. The consent agreement mandates Dr. Bote’s compliance with the Alaska consent agreement, including the presence of a chaperone for all visits with female patients. In addition, Dr. Bote must undergo a psychiatric evaluation by a Board approved provider prior to practicing medicine in the State of Maine or treating any patients located in Maine. Dr. Bote’s medical license in Maine is currently suspended for failure to renew and is scheduled to lapse on February 1, 2017. Dr. Bote practices in Alaska.

      Bote Consent Agreement

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    Adverse Actions 2016

    PHYSICIAN/LICENSEE, EFFECTIVE DATE, DESCRIPTION

      Tangney, Patrick J., M.D., License# MD13411 (December 13, 2016)

      On December 13, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. Tangney imposing a censure, and a civil penalty in the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00) for engaging in unprofessional conduct related to prescription errors.

      Tangney Consent Agreement

      Sabean, Joel A. M.D., License# MD9008 (December 13, 2016)

      On December 13, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. Sabean imposing a period of probation for the sole purpose of winding down and closing his medical practice and transferring patient care. During the probation he is prohibited from accepting new patients and prescribing or dispensing controlled substances. In addition upon being sentenced on any charge in a federal criminal case involving guilty verdicts on 5 counts of tax evasion, 52 counts of unlawful distribution of controlled substances, and 1 count of health care fraud. Dr. Sabean will immediately surrender his medical license. The Board imposed discipline based upon the convictions, unprofessional conduct, and for the practice of fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in connection with a service rendered within the scope of the medical license.

      Sabean Consent Agreement

      Canham, Timothy P., P.A., License# PA550 (December 13, 2016)

      On December 13, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Mr. Canham imposing a reprimand and a civil penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00) for violating Board rules related to the failure to properly register and notify the Board of a change in his supervising physician.

      Canham Consent Agreement

      O’Connell, John C., M.D., License# MD19349 (November 8, 2016) On November 8, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. O’Connell for the immediate voluntary surrender of his license for engaging in unprofessional conduct following disciplinary action taken by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure related to his prescribing of controlled substances.

      O'Connell Consent Agreement

      Elmer H. Lommler, M.D. License# MD9862 (November 8, 2016) On November 8, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. Lommler finding that he had engaged in unprofessional conduct. The Board imposed a license probation for an indefinite period during which, among other requirements, Dr. Lommler must comply with a prescribing restrictions.

      Lommler Consent Agreement

      Bruehl, Michael B., M.D., License# MD8517 (November 8, 2016) On November 8, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. Bruehl for a license restriction prohibiting him from prescribing any controlled substance for a period greater than seven (7) days and a license probation for a period of at least one (1) year for engaging in unprofessional conduct and violating Board rules. As part of the year probation, Dr. Bruehl must enroll in an in person primary care update medical education course and retain a practice monitor.

      Bruehl Consent Agreement

      Hans H. Shuhaiber, M.D. License# MD20498 (October 11, 2016)

      On October 11, 2016, the Board voted to deny Dr. Shuhaiber’s application for permanent licensure. Dr. Shuhaiber failed to satisfy the examination requirements for licensure regarding passage of Step Three (3) of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) within three (3) attempts.

      Shuhaiber Denial

      Lowell I. Gerber, M.D. License# MD17412 (October 11, 2016)

      On October 11, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. Gerber finding that he had engaged in the practice of misrepresentation by providing incorrect information on a Board license renewal application and on a reappointment application submitted to a health care facility. The Board imposed a reprimand for failing to provide accurate and complete information on applications and a civil penalty in the amount of one thousand dollars.

      Gerber Consent Agreement

      Geeta Godara, M.D. License# MD20181 (October 11, 2016)

      On October 11, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. Godara finding that she had engaged in unprofessional conduct and the practice of fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in connection with services rendered within the scope of the license issued following reports from two medical facilities that Dr. Godara made knowing untruthful statements to facility staff both orally and in writing. The Board imposed a reprimand for engaging in fraud, deceit and unprofessional conduct, and a license probation for at least one year during which, among other requirements, Dr. Godara must maintain and comply with a behavioral monitoring agreement, and have a workplace monitor submit reports to the Board.

      Godara Consent Agreement

      David P. Johnson, P.A.-Clinical, License# PA1157 (October 11, 2016)

      On October 11, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Mr. Johnson for misuse of alcohol, drugs or other substances that may result in the licensee performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients. The Board imposed a license probation for five years with conditions including a requirement that he obtain a substance abuse evaluation, that he receive treatment and monitoring, and that any positive toxicology test or screen result during probation shall result in an automatic and immediate suspension of his license.

      Johnson Consent Agreement

      Peter J. Ameglio, M.D. License# MD15265 (September 13, 2016)

      On September 13, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. Ameglio for engaging in conduct that evidenced a lack of ability or fitness to discharge duties owed to patients or ability to apply principles or skills to carry out the practice of medicine following notification that his privileges had been suspended at a medical facility at which he worked and consideration of an independent outside review of patient charts. The Board imposed a license probation for a period to be determined by the Board with conditions including a requirement that he enter into either a surgical fellowship program or a monitored practice, and take a continuing medical education course of not less than 20 hours on medical management, review or issues of surgical patients.

      Ameglio Consent Agreement

      Robert J. Weiss, M.D. License# MD11892 (July 12, 2016)

      On July 12, 2016 the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine (Board) entered into a Consent Agreement with Robert J. Weiss, M.D based on unprofessional conduct arising out of his treatment of a patient and communications with the patient’s family. The Board imposed a license probation for at least eighteen months with certain conditions including a limit to practice only in connection with his work with Maine Research Associates, and the requirement that he engage a physician proctor, who shall submit quarterly reports to the Board.

      Weiss Consent Agreement

      Mark Overton, M.D. License# MD18675 (July 12, 2016)

      On July 12, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. Overton based upon unprofessional conduct relating to his treatment of a female employee of the hospital at which he worked and her daughter eight months after the termination of a romantic relationship with that female employee. Dr. Overton submitted evidence prior to the execution of the consent agreement that he attended an intensive course in medical ethics, boundaries, and professionalism. The Board imposed a reprimand for engaging in unprofessional conduct, a license suspension for ten (10) days, and a $1,000 civil penalty.

      Overton Consent Agreement

      Jack L. Flippo, M.D. License# MD21015 (June 16, 2016)

      On June 16, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement for licensure with Dr. Flippo based upon disciplinary action taken by the North Carolina Medical Board. The Consent Agreement requires Dr. Flippo comply with all terms and conditions of a December 2, 2015 North Carolina Medical Board Consent Order, a monitoring contract with the North Carolina Physicians Health Program, and a monitoring contract with the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program.

      Flippo Consent Agreement

      James Grossman, PA-C License# PA44 (June 16, 2016)

      On June 16, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Mr. Grossman finding that Mr. Grossman had engaged in incompetence and unprofessional conduct for prescribing scheduled drugs to a person who was not his patient on several occasions. The Board imposed a reprimand, a civil penalty of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), and a license probation for at least ten (10) months which includes requirements that Mr. Grossman attend an in-person continuing medical education (CME) of not less than twenty (20) hours on the subject of professional boundaries, attend an in-person continuing medical education (CME) of not less than six (6) hours on the subject of prescribing opioids and the use of universal precautions, and chart reviews.

      Grossman Consent Agreement

      Robert S. LaMorgese, M.D. License# MD19083 (June 16, 2016)

      On June 16, 2016, the Board issued a Decision and Order following an adjudicatory hearing held on May 10, 2016. The Board found that because Dr. La Morgese had not actively engaged in the practice of medicine since early 2014, he engaged in conduct that evidences a lack of ability or fitness to discharge the duty owed by the Licensee to patients and imposed a period of probation for six (6) months during which Dr. LaMorgese agrees to retain a Board-approved practice monitor and to obtain a neurological evaluation by a Board-approved neurologist. In addition, if Dr. LaMorgese reactivates his DEA registration, he must complete an in-person continuing medical education course of at least eight (8) hours on the topic of prescribing opioids.

      LaMorgese Decision and Order

      James F. McGuckin, M.D. License# MD19821 (Date of action May 10, 2016)

      On May 10, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. McGuckin imposing discipline resulting from disciplinary action taken by the State of Washington Medical Quality Assurance Commission in October 2015. The consent agreement requires that Dr. McGuckin comply with all requirements imposed by the State of Washington Medical Quality Assurance Commission Order, and specifies that he shall not perform angioplasty and stenting procedures of the venous system for CCSVI or multiple sclerosis patients in the State of Maine.

      McGuckin Consent Agreement

      Edison P. McDaniels, II, MD License #MD19821 (Date of action 5/10/2016) On May 10, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. McDaniels imposing a warning and a civil penalty of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for misrepresentation in obtaining a license for his failure to disclose all malpractice settlements on his license applications.

      McDaniels Consent Agreement

      Kevin M. Kendall, MD License #MD14562 (Date of action 4/26/2016)

      On April 26, 2016, the Board, Dr. Kendall and the Department of the Attorney General agreed to a fourth amendment to Dr. Kendall’s Consent Agreement dated February 12, 2013 to allow Dr. Kendall to work no more than forty-five (45) hours per week, including clinical, administrative, or any other type of work. Dr. Kendall shall work no more than twelve (12) consecutive hours per shift. In addition, Dr. Kendall will not “take call” or be “on call”. After six (6) months of successful medical practice under this condition, Dr. Kendall may request that the Board amend or delete thee conditions.

      Kendall Consent Agreement

      Sharon Marble, MD License #MD16567 (Date of action 4/12/2016) On April 12, 2016, the Board entered into a Consent Agreement with Dr. Marble based upon the Board finding that Dr. Marble engaged in incompetence and unprofessional conduct by having a romantic relationship with a patient/former patient for whom she had provided mental health treatment. The Board imposed a censure, a license probation for five years, a $1,500 civil penalty, and requirements that Dr. Marble enroll in a Board approved medical ethics/ professional boundaries course within nine months, terminate her relationship with the former client, and obtain a substance abuse evaluation. In addition, Dr. Marble’s license to practice medicine is limited to the practice of administrative medicine for at least two years.

      Marble Consent Agreement

      Donald B. Shea, MD License #MD18015 (Date of action 4/12/2016 On April 12, 2016, the Board entered into an Interim Consent Agreement with Dr. Shea providing for the immediate suspension of his license to practice medicine after acknowledging that existing evidence could provide a basis for the Board to conclude that the continued licensure of Dr. Shea as a physician would place the health and physical safety of the public in immediate jeopardy. The suspension of Dr. Shea’s license shall continue until a pending complaint alleging that Dr. Shea misused alcohol, drugs or other substances that has resulted or may result in the licensee performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients, engaged in the practice of fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in connection with service rendered within the scope of the license issued, and engaged unprofessional conduct is resolved.

      Shea Interim Consent Agreement

      William Silber, MD License #MD12320 (Date of action 4/8/2016) On April 8, 2016 Dr. William Silber requested to withdraw his application for renewal of licensure while under investigation. On April 12, 2016, the Board approved his request to withdraw. Should he decide to apply again for a Maine license in the future, he will be required to meet all licensure requirements in effect at the time of application and the Board may consider whether any grounds exist to deny the application, including grounds for denial that may arise out of the conduct that gave rise to the investigation.

      Silber Withdrawal of Licensure

      Ajitpal S. Dhaliwal, MD License #MD20397 (Date of action 3/8/2016) On March 8, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. Dhaliwal based upon the Board concluding that Dr. Dhaliwal engaged in misuse of alcohol, drugs or other substances in a manner that may result in performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients and unprofessional conduct The Consent Agreement requires that Dr. Dhaliwal be subject to a two year license probation with conditions that include compliance and participation in an agreement with the New York Committee for Physician Health that includes toxicology monitoring and abstinence from any non-prescribed substances.

      Dhaliwal Consent Agreement

      Brandon W. Chan, MD License #MD20448 (Date of action 3/8/2016) On March 8, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. Chan based upon the Board concluding that Dr. Chan engaged in unprofessional conduct and misrepresentation in obtaining a license by failing to report an existing complaint against him in another state on his application and failing to timely respond to a complaint notification sent by the Board. The Consent Agreement imposed a warning, a civil penalty in the amount of $1,500 and requires Dr. Chan to notify the Board within ten days of any change to his contact information or the commencement of practice in Maine.

      Chan Consent Agreement

      Ron Mark, MD License #MD18634 (Date of action 3/8/2016) On March 8, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. Mark based upon the Board concluding that Dr. Mark engaged in unprofessional conduct and misrepresentation by failing to disclose pending medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice settlements, and disciplinary complaint and action on applications for renewal license. The Consent Agreement imposed a reprimand, and a civil penalty in the amount of $3,000.

      Mark Consent Agreement

      Charles D. Clemetson, MD License #MD13808 (Date of action 3/9/2016) On March 9, 2016, the Board issued a Decision and Order following an adjudicatory hearing that was held on February 9, 2016. The Board found that Dr. Clemetson engaged in misrepresentation in connection with the practice of medicine by requesting Board approval of an individual as his Board ordered practice monitor while knowing that he was unlikely to continue working with that individual, and by not subsequently informing the Board that he had ceased using that individual as a monitor after just one meeting. The Board also found that Dr. Clemetson had engaged in unprofessional conduct by violating a standard of professional behavior in the practice of medicine by practicing without a practice monitor for a period of 31 months after being ordered to do so, by not communicating the status of his practice monitor, and by falsely representing that he was using an electronic records system to the Board. Finally the Board found that Dr. Clemetson had failed to comply with the conditions of probation imposed pursuant to the July 11, 2013 Decision and Order. The Board imposed a censure, and a license probation for five years. Dr. Clemetson must close his private practice within 90 days, and is limited to practicing in a setting with other physicians and with a Board approved practice monitor who will report to the Board.

      Clementson Decision and Order

      Reinaldo O. de los Heros, MD License #MD17206 (Date of action 2/29/2016) On February 29, 2016 the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. de los Heros based upon the Board concluding that Dr. de los Heros engaged in unprofessional conduct relating to his medical recordkeeping and treatment of a patient who committed suicide after ingesting both prescribed and non-prescribed substances. The Consent Agreement requires that Dr. de los Heros be subject to a license probation for at least six (6) months during which he is required to have a practice monitor who will make reports to the Board, including his compliance with specified medical recordkeeping requirements.

      de los Heros Consent Agreement

      Whitney Houghton, M.D. License#MD10913 (February 17, 2016) On February 17, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. Houghton imposing discipline for unprofessional conduct relating to issues involving medication prescribing and medical recordkeeping. The Board imposed a one (1) year license probation with conditions including but not limited to a requirement that Dr. Houghton take a medical recordkeeping/charting course.

      Houghton Consent Agreement

      Marc D. Christensen, M.D. License# MD162385 (February 12, 2016) On February 12, 2016, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Dr. Christensen imposing disciplinary action for unprofessional conduct, engaging in conduct that evidences a lack of ability or fitness to discharge the duty owed to a patient or the general public, and misuse of alcohol that has resulted or may result in the licensee performing services in a manner that endangers the health and safety of patients following his self-report of involvement in a motor vehicle accident and arrest for operating under the influence, and a subsequent report by another entity that he was on call at the time of the incident for the treatment of patients. The Board imposed a reprimand, $1,000 civil penalty, reimbursement of costs of investigation, and a seven (7) year license probation with conditions.

      Christensen Consent Agreement

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Adverse Actions 2015 +

    Adverse Actions 2015

    PHYSICIAN/LICENSEE, EFFECTIVE DATE, DESCRIPTION

      Aasim Shaheen Sehbai, MD License #MD20425 (December 8, 2015) On December 8, 2015, the Board issued a Decision and Order. The Board imposed a reprimand, a $1,000 fine, and a condition of probation that commences upon the practice of medicine in Maine and requires that Dr. Sehbai inform the Board of his employer. The Board’s action was based upon finding that Dr. Sehbai : 1) engaged in the practice of fraud, deceit, and misrepresentation in obtaining a license by misrepresenting the facts of a prior disciplinary action taken against him by the Delaware Medical Board as well as failing to disclose allegations pending in Delaware at the time of his Maine application that ultimately resulted in a second disciplinary action by the Delaware Medical Board ; and 2)that he was the subject of disciplinary action in Delaware for conduct that would, if committed in the State of Maine, constitute grounds for discipline as specifically unprofessional conduct for drafting two fraudulent letters of recommendation and asking a patient to sign a letter that he drafted in his defense.

      Sehbai Order

      Bruce G. Manley, PA-C. License#PA599 (November 10, 2015) On November 10, 2015, the Board entered into a consent agreement with Mr. Manley following his admission that he ingested morphine that was not prescribed to him and receipt of a report that he came to work with the substance in his system. The Board imposed a reprimand, $1,000 civil penalty, and five year probation with conditions for misuse of alcohol, drugs or other substances that has resulted or may result in the licensee performing services in a manner than endangers the health or safety of patients.

      Manley Consent Agreement

      Carl T. Folkemer, MD License#MD18400 (November 10, 2015) On November 10, 2015 the Board issued a decision and order denying Dr. Folkemer’s application for renewal of his license. The Board’s action was based upon its findings that Dr. Folkemer : 1) engaged in practices of deceit, fraud and misrepresentation in attempting to obtain a change in his conditions of licensure and to renew his license to practice medicine in the State of Maine ; 2) demonstrated incompetence by failing to remember his history of prescription writing that was in violation of his limited license in the State of Maryland as well as prescribing medications that he was not authorized to prescribe in order to alleviate his financial situation; 3) engaged in unprofessional conduct by violating his 2010 Consent Order with the State of Maryland; and was the subject of disciplinary action in Maryland for conduct that would, if committed in the State of Maine, constitute grounds for discipline, including incompetence, unprofessional conduct, engaging in activity requiring a license under the governing law of the Board that was beyond the scope of acts authorized by the license, and noncompliance with an order or consent agreement of the Board.

      Folkemer Decision and Order

      ADEDIPE, OLUGBENGA, M.D.: License # 19992; 7/13/15 On May 12, 2015, the Board voted to preliminarily deny the Licensee’s application for permanent medical licensure due to fraud,deceit or misrepresentation in obtaining his emergency medical license by certifying that he met all requirements for licensure, including successfully completing Step 3 of the USMLE within 3 attempts. In lieu of the denial of licensure, the Board also voted to offer the applicant a Consent Agreement. On July 13, 2015, the Licensee entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board. As discipline for this conduct, the Licensee agreed to pay a civil penalty in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1000.00). Upon payment of the civil penalty, the Board issued the Licensee a permanent medical license.

      Adedipe Consent Agreement

      HARDING, LESLIE C., M.D.; License # 9446; (7/7/15) On July 7, 2015, Dr. Harding (“Licensee”) entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board regarding Complaint No. 14-83, which involved the following issues: 1) his medical management of the patient; 2) his prescribing of controlled substances to the patient; 3) his inconsistent use of universal precautions and apparent lack of prescribing or treatment changes following unexpected results; 4) the conclusions of an independent outside reviewer, which indicated that he did not meet the standard of care in several aspects of his prescribing for the patient; and 5) his general prescribing practices. In lieu of further proceedings the Licensee admitted that the facts constituted grounds for the Board to impose discipline as incompetence, unprofessional conduct, and violation of the Board’s rule regarding prescribing of controlled substances.As discipline, the Licensee agreed to: 1) never prescribe controlled substances under any circumstances unless authorized by the Board; 2) if Licensee resumes the practice of medicine, he shall: a) not practice in an independent setting; b) be limited to practice in a skilled nursing facility, nursing facility, or multi- level long-term care facility, or in connection with a hospice program that maintains a current certification by Medicare; and c) submit to the Board for its approval, a written plan describing how his prescribing will be monitored; 3) reimburse the Board actual costs for the investigation.

      Harding Consent Agreement

      GIRARD, JOHN M., M.D.; License # 17281; (7/7/15) The Board issued an Order of Immediate Suspension following receipt of information that the Licensee’s ability to safely and competently practice medicine was impaired by diagnosed mental health conditions which resulted in his hospitalization. On the basis of its review of these materials, the Board concluded that the continued ability of the Licensee to practice as physician in the State of Maine constituted an immediate jeopardy to the health and safety of the public who might receive his medical services, and that it was necessary to immediately suspend his license in order to adequately respond to this risk. The Licensee’s medical license was suspended effective 7/7/15 for a thirty (30) day period ending on August 6, 2015, at 11:59 p.m.

      Girard Order

      GERBER, LOWELL I., M.D. ; License # 17412; (7/7/15) On July 7, 2015, the Licensee entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board regarding Complaint No. 15-12, which involved the Licensee having a sexual relationship with a patient. As discipline, the Licensee agreed to: 1) a reprimand; 2) license suspension of thirty (30) days; 3) civil penalty; 4) license probation for five (5) years with conditions including: use of a chaperone; ethics and boundary course; practice inspection; practice monitor; psychological evaluation; and payment of investigative costs.

      Gerber Consent Agreement

      GERBER, LOWELL I., M.D. License# MD 17412; (6/9/15)The licensee’s ability to practice medicine is suspended in the following specific ways (1) He may not practice medicine on female patients without the presence of a female chaperone; and (2) He may not practice medicine out of his home. The suspension is effective immediately upon issuance of this Order for a thirty (30) day period ending on July 9, 2015 pending further Board action at an adjudicatory hearing scheduled for July 7, 2015.

      Gerber Order

      BONNEY, CAMERON R., M.D. License # MD 20582; (6/9/15) The licensee agrees to accept the continuation of his license probation and conditions imposed upon his educational certificate pursuant to the April 8, 2014 Consent Agreement until the original term of that probation is completed under his permanent license. The provisions remain in effect until April 8, 2016 and written notification of successful completion of probation issued by the Board.

      BonneyCameron.pdf

      AUSTIN, DAVID R., M.D.; License # MD 12687; (6/9/15) The parties entered into a consent agreement for surrender of license. The licensee agrees that if this matter were to proceed to a hearing the Board could find sufficient evidence to impose discipline on the licensee’s license to practice medicine for misuse of alcohol, drugs or other substances that has resulted or may result in the licensee performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients. In order to resolve this matter without further proceedings, the licensee agrees to the IMMEDIATE SURRENDER of his Maine medical license

      Austin Consent Agreement

      KENDALL, KEVIN M., M.D. License # MD14562; 05/15/2015. KENDALL, KEVIN M., M.D.; License # MD 14562; 5/15/15. On or about April 8, 2015, the Board received information that the Licensee is currently working for multiple employers, and that for at least one week in March, he exceeded the clinical hour limitation of the Consent Agreement as amended. In addition, the Board received additional information from the Licensee’s work place monitor regarding recent workplace performance. On April 14, 2015, the Board reviewed the information and voted to offer the Licensee this Third Amendment of the Consent Agreement. The Licensee and the Board agreed to amend the Consent Agreement Dated February 12, 2013, as amended by the First Amendment dated July 30, 2013, and as mended by Second Amendment dated March 27, 2014, as follows: 1) Maximum of thirty-six (36) hours per week, including clinical, administrative, or any other type of work. 2) Practice at One Facility. 3) Reprimand for violating the clinical hour limitation.

      AUSTIN, DAVID R., M.D.; License # MD 12687;05/15/15. AUSTIN, DAVID R., M.D.; License # MD 12687; (5/26/15) The parties entered into an interim consent agreement that continues the suspension of the Licensee’s license to practice medicine until June 9, 2015, at which time an adjudicatory hearing is scheduled to be held.

      AustinDavid.pdf

      RISSER, FRED D., M.D.; License # MD 14652; 5/12/15. In lieu of further proceedings regarding complaints CR12-51, CR14-95, CR14-106 Dr. Risser and the Board agree that should the matter proceed to an adjudicatory hearing, the Board would have sufficient evidence to conclude that he engaged in unprofessional conduct by engaging in aberrant behavior that interferes with or is likely to interfere with the delivery of care. As discipline for this conduct, Dr. Risser agrees to accept, and the Board agrees to issue, the following discipline: 1) Practice Limitation. Licensee’s Maine medical practice shall be limited solely to male patients. 2) Practice Monitor. 3) Warning. 4) Costs. Licensee shall reimburse the Board four thousand three hundred forty-four dollars ($4,344.00) as the actual costs for the investigation.

      Risser,FredMD.pdf

      DOANE, STEPHEN H., M.D.; License # MD11995; 4/21/15. On April 14, 2015, the Board reviewed a request from the Licensee for clarification of Decision and Order dated March 10, 2015. Following its review, the Board voted to amend the Decision and Order by: (1) allowing the Licensee to exceed the limitation that he cannot oversee more than 200 beds in a maximum of 2 facilities when providing coverage for other physicians for up to six weeks annually and for shared call duty for weeknights and weekends; (2) clarifying that the one year practice monitor requirement commenced on March 10, 2015; and (3) clarifying that the $12,000 actual costs must be paid to the Board within twelve months of March 10, 2015.

      Doane,StephenHMD.pdf

      TKACH, JOHN S., M.D.; License # MD 13903; 4/14/15. On April 14, 2015 the Licensee entered into a First Amendment to Consent Agreement with the Board and Office of Attorney General that suspended certain licensure restrictions contained in the original Consent Agreement dated April 23, 2012. So long as the Licensee does not apply for licensure or otherwise practice health care in any capacity in the State of Maine, the restrictions are suspended. The Board has the discretion to unilaterally lift the suspension of the restrictions and reactivate the restrictions in the event that the Licensee ever applies for licensure in the State of Maine. The Licensee’s Maine medical license lapsed on December 9, 2013 as a result of his failure to renew it.

      TkachJohnSMD.pdf

      CHRISTENSEN, MARC D., M.D.; License # MD 162335; 4/14/15. On April 14, 2015, the Licensee entered into an Interim Consent Agreement with the Board and Office of Attorney General that resulted in the immediate suspension of his license to practice medicine in the State of Maine in lieu of summary suspension as a result of allegations that the Licensee was charged with Operating Under the Influence while on-call. The interim suspension shall remain in effect until such time as the Board takes final action regarding the matter either by hearing and decision and order or by Consent Agreement.

      ChristensenMarc.pdf

      AUSTIN, DAVID R., M.D.; License # MD 12687; 4/14/15. The Board issued an Order of Immediate Suspension following receipt of information alleging that the Licensee was terminated for arriving at his work site inebriated and unable to perform his duties. Licensee subsequently declined a recommendation to obtain substance abuse evaluation, treatment and monitoring. The Board voted to summarily suspend the license to practice medicine in Maine effective April 14, 2015.

      AustinDavid.pdf

      ORVALD, THOMAS O., M.D. ;License# MD19730; 2/10/15. In lieu of further proceedings regarding complaint CR 14-85 Dr. Orvald concedes that should the matter proceed to an adjudicatory hearing, the Board would have sufficient evidence to conclude that he engaged in unprofessional conduct based upon information received from the State of Washington, Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance Commission regarding an action taken against Dr. Orvald’s medical license in that state for his conduct in qualifying a patient for the medical use of cannabis because asthma caused bronchospasms was in violation of RCW 18.130.180(4). As discipline for this conduct, Dr. Orvald agrees to accept, and the Board agrees to issue, the following discipline: 1) Prohibition. Licensee shall not issue medical cannabis authorizations or certifications to any patients for the treatment of asthma. 2) Monitoring. Licensee shall subject his medical practice in Maine to monitoring by the Board until monitoring requirement is modified or rescinded in writing by the agreement of all of the parties to this Consent Agreement. 3) Costs. Licensee shall be responsible for all costs associated with his compliance with the terms and conditions of this Consent Agreement.

      OrvaldThomasMD.pdf

      DESAI, ROBERT K., M.D.; License# 15475; 2/10/15. On June 11, 2013, the Licensee entered into an Interim Consent Agreement to the continued suspension of his license to practice medicine in the State of Maine until such time as the Board takes final action-either by hearing and decision and order or by Consent Agreement-regarding Complaint No. CR 13-86. On February 10, 2015, the Licensee entered into a Consent Agreement that finally resolved Complaint No. CR 13-86 by surrendering his Maine medical license based upon: 1) Habitual substance abuse that has resulted or is foreseeably likely to result in the licensee performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients ; and 2) Unprofessional conduct.

      DesaiRobertMD.pdf

      CARSON, PATRICK S., P.A.-C, License # PA477; 01/13/15. On December 9, 2014 the Board reviewed a written request from Mr. Carson to further amend the Consent Agreement by :(a) decreasing the frequency of his urine testing to twice per month; and (b) decreasing the frequency of his substance abuse therapy sessions to once per month. Mr. Carson’s request to amend the Consent Agreement was supported by his substance abuse counselor, the Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine where Mr. Carson is employed as physician assistant, and the Medical Professionals Health Program. The Board reviewed this matter and voted to approve the licensee’s request to amend the Consent Agreement.

      CarsonPatrickPA-C.pdf

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    Adverse Actions 2014

      LEONG, KENG CHEONG M.D. : License # MD 7235:12/9/14. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR 14-44 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could conclude that he engaged in (a) unprofessional conduct (b) incompetent medical care (c) activity that was beyond the scope of the restrictions on his Maine medical license (d) activity that violated his consent agreement with the Board. The licensee agrees to 1) immediate and permanent surrender of his Maine medical license; and 2) Reimburse the Board Nine Hundred Dollars and Eighty Cents ($928.80) as actual costs of investigation in this matter.

      LeongKengCheongMD.pdf

      HANDANOS, NICHOLAS M.D.: License # MD 16169: 12/9/14. In lieu of proceeding to an adjudicatory hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR 13-131 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could conclude that he engaged in (a) unprofessional conduct (b) incompetence. As discipline pertaining to CR 13-131, the licensee agrees to accept, and the Board agrees to issue the following discipline for (a) The Mammography Issue: (1) Reprimand. The licensee shall ensure that in the future he follows up with all patient testing as indicated by patients’ medical records. (2) Pay a Monetary fine of Five Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($500.00). (b) The CHF Diagnosis and Testing issue: (1) Reprimand. In the future, the licensee shall urgently order testing when presented with the types of symptoms as existed in this case. (2) Pay a monetary fine of Five Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($500.00). In addition, the licensee agreed to reimburse the Board Two Hundred Dollars and Fourteen Cents ($200.14) as the actual costs of the investigation in this matter.

      HandanosNicholas.pdf

      STEWART, CHARLES M., M.D., License #MD12483; 11/12/13. On August 26, 2014 the Board received a written request from the licensee to amend certain conditions of the Consent Agreement entered into on May 12, 2012. In addition, the Board received correspondence from the licensee’s counselor and physician monitor in support of his request. On September 9, 2014 the Board reviewed the licensee’s request and all accompanying documentation. Following its review, the Board voted to grant the licensee’s request and amend the Consent Agreement by 1) removing the requirement that the licensee audiotape treatment sessions with female patients.

      StewartCharlesMMD.pdf

      NETHALA, VENKATRAM, M.D.: License # 018751; 10/1/14. On September 9,2014 the Board reviewed a request from the licensee to rescind/terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure based upon his compliance with its terms. Following its review, the Board voted to terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure effective October 1, 2014.

      NethalaVenkatramMD.pdf

      CEDERNA, JOHN, P., M.D., License #MD12732; 9/26/14. Effective September 26, 2014, the licensee is released from his consent agreement with the Board, which was entered into on September 19, 2006. The licensee successfully completed 8 years of probation by complying with the terms and conditions of the consent agreement.

      CedernaJohn.pdf

      ORTIZ, WILLIAM, M.D.; License # MD19188; 09/09/14. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR13-67, the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could conclude that he engaged in unprofessional conduct based upon: 1) the manner and location of the medical marijuana clinics held on March 20-21, 2013; and 2) failing to create and maintain adequate medical records for the patient encounters on March 20-21, 2013. As discipline for this conduct, the licensee agrees to: 1) accept a reprimand; 2) pay a monetary fine of Two Thousand Dollars and Zero cents ($2,000.00); and 3) reimburse the Board One Thousand Four Hundred Eleven Dollars and Seventy-six Cents ($1,411.76) as the actual costs of investigation of this matter. This action is based on unprofessional conduct.

      OrtizWilliamMD.pdf

      NESBIT, ALEXANDRIA E., P.A.-C: License # PA893; 09/09/14. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on July 8, 2014, the Board determined that: 1) the licensee did not engage in the misuse of alcohol, drugs or other substances that resulted in her performing services in a manner that endangered the health or safety of patients; 2) the licensee did engage in unprofessional conduct by violating a standard of professional behavior that has been established in the practice for which the licensee is licensed; 3) that the licensee failed to comply with a condition of probation imposed by the Decision and Order of the Board dated November 25, 2013; 4) that the licensee should be reprimanded; and 5) that the licensee’s application for renewal of her physician assistant license be denied and that a new application for licensure would not be considered for a minimum of six months. This action is based on unprofessional conduct.

      NesbitAlexandriaPA.pdf

      BAROODY, ROBERT, M.D.; License # MD10439; 09/08/14. The licensee complied with the terms and successfully completed all requirements of the Consent Agreement entered into on September 8, 2009. The Consent Agreement expires effective September 8, 2014

      BaroodyRobertMD.pdf

      LINDA C. KENISTON, M.D.; License # 12260; 7/23/14. Effective July 23, 2014, The Licensee is released from her consent agreement with the Board, which was entered into on April 30, 2010. The Licensee successfully completed 5 years of probation by complying with the terms and conditions of the consent agreement.

      SALOMON, WILLIAM L. M.D.; Licensee #MD13237; 7/8/2014. In lieu of proceeding to an adjudicatory hearing the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR14-11 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that he engaged in unprofessional conduct. As discipline for the conduct date of October 9, 2010, the licensee agrees to: 1) Accept a reprimand 2) Pay a fine in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($500.00). As discipline for the conduct of the On-Line license renewal dated on February 27, 2013, the licensee agrees to: 1) Accept a reprimand. 2) Pay a fine in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($500.00). 3) Reimburse the Board Five Hundred Fifty-Three Dollars and Eighty-Seven Cents ($553.87) as the actual cost of the investigation. This action is based on unprofessional conduct.

      SalomonWilliamMD.pdf

      MODARELLI, ROBERT O. M.D.; Licensee #MD19095; 7/8/2014. In lieu of further proceedings the licensee neither admits nor denies the conduct identified in the Consent Agreement. However, the licensee concedes that should the matter proceed to an adjudicatory hearing, the Board would have sufficient evidence to conclude that the licensee engaged in unprofessional conduct. As discipline for this conduct the licensee agrees to: 1) Limit his practice his Maine medical and surgical practice solely to an office-based urology practice. 2) Within 60 days shall submit to the Board a written protocol to prevent wrong-site surgery. 3) Within 60 days shall submit to the Board a paper in which he provides a complete and accurate analysis of the factors leading to the wrong-site surgery. 4) Within 6 months licensee shall complete the Professional/Problem Based Ethics Course (ProBE) and notify the Board of any future incidence of wrong-site surgery within 30 days of recognizing the error. This action was based on unprofessional conduct.

      ModarelliRobertMD.pdf

      COLLEY, KRISTEN P.A.-C; Licensee # PA1212;7/8/2014. In lieu of proceeding to an adjudicatory hearing the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR14-23 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that she accessed confidential electronic medical records without having a legitimate medical reason for doing so, and failed to ensure the confidentiality of confidential patient information on her laptop computer. The licensee admits that such conduct constitutes unprofessional conduct. As discipline for this conduct the licensee agrees to: 1) Accept a reprimand 2) Pay a fine in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($500.00) 3) Reimburse the Board Ninety-Two Dollars and Seventy-Two Cents ($92.72) as actual cost of the investigation. This action is based on unprofessional conduct.

      ColleyKristenPA.pdf

      NESBIT, ALEXANDRIA E., P.A.-C: License # PA893; 05/21/14. Automatic suspension of Maine physician assistant license effective May 21, 2014 following notification of a positive test for the use of a prohibited substance in violation of the terms of the Decision and Order of the Board dated November 25, 2013.

      NesbitAlexandriaPA.pdf

      HARDY, ROGER I., M.D., License #MD14680; 05/13/14 In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing regarding complaint CR 14-41, the licensee agrees to the voluntary surrender of his Maine medical license while under investigation of an open complaint that was based upon a disciplinary action by another state medical licensing board and his failure to offer to resign his Maine medical license in accordance with the terms of the other state medical licensing board disciplinary action.

      Hardy Roger.pdf

      BROWN, BENJAMIN M., M.D., License # MD16862; 04/14/14. The licensee successfully completed the five (5) year probation as specified in the Consent Agreement dated April 14, 2009. The licensee currently holds a full and unrestricted Maine medical license.

      BrownBenjaminMD.pdf

      BONNEY, CAMERON R., M.D.; License #EC111107; 04/08/14. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR 12-104 that he engaged in unprofessional conduct by making purposefully dishonest statements to the Board in his response to complaint CR 11-480 and that such conduct constitutes grounds for discipline of his Temporary Educational Certificate and the denial of an application to renew his Temporary Educational Certificate. The Board agrees to issue, upon receipt of an application from the licensee, the renewal of his Temporary Educational Certificate for one year subject to the following discipline and conditions: 1) a reprimand; 2) a fine of one thousand five hundred dollars and zero cents ($1,500.00); and 3) license probation for two (2) years. The conditions of probation shall include: a) the licensee shall abstain from the use of all prohibited substances as defined in the Consent Agreement; b) toxicology testing; c) the licensee shall have a Board approved supervising physician to oversee toxicology testing; and d) the licensee shall have a Board approved substance misuse treatment provider. This action is based on unprofessional conduct.

      BonneyCameron.pdf

      BOBKER, DANIEL M.D.; License # MD13940; 04/07/14. On February 5, 2014 the Board received a request from the licensee to terminate the Second Consent Agreement. In support of his request, the licensee cited his compliance with the conditions of the Second Consent Agreement for four years, his stable recovery, his stable work as a clinician, his commitment to continued recovery and the support of his treatment providers. Between January 31, 2014 and February 18, 2014 the Board received communications from the licensee’s physician monitor, treating physician and the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program in support of the licensee’s request. On March 11, 2014 the Board reviewed the licensee’s request and letters of support. Following its review the Board voted to terminate the Second Consent Agreement and grant the licensee a full and unrestricted Maine medical license.

      Bobker,DanielMD.pdf

      HARDY, ROGER I., M.D., License # MD14680; 03/28/14. The licensee’s Maine medical license was summarily suspended for thirty (30) days effective March 11, 2014. An Adjudicatory Hearing was scheduled for April 8, 2014. On March 27, 2014 legal counsel for the licensee requested a continuance of the hearing. The parties agreed to a continuance with the understanding that the summary suspension of the licensee’s Maine medical license remains in full force and effect pending an Adjudicatory Hearing or execution of a Consent Agreement.

      Hardy Roger.pdf

      KENDALL, KEVIN M., M.D. License # MD14562; 03/27/14. On February 10, 2014 the Board received a written request from the licensee’s attorney for amendment of the Consent Agreement to increase the total number of clinical hours from twenty-seven (27) to thirty-nine (39) or alternatively deleting the hour restrictions, with the exception of retaining the restriction that he work no more than 12 (twelve) consecutive clinical hours per shift. On February 11, 2014 the Board reviewed the request. Following review and discussion, the Board voted to offer a Second Amendment to Consent Agreement with the following amendments: 1) the licensee agrees that he will work no more than forty-four (44) hours per week, including clinical, administrative, or any other type of work. Of the forty-four (44) hours per week, the licensee will work no more than thirty-nine (39) clinical hours per week and for no more than twelve (12) hours per shift; and 2) the licensee agrees that he will work only during the day, and that he will not work at night, which is defined as the period of time from 12:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

      KendallKevin.pdf

      KHAN, WALEED, M.D.; License # TD121065; 03/19/14. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR 13-47 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that he engaged in conduct that constitutes unprofessional conduct and violates Board Rule Chapter 10. As discipline for this conduct, and in light of the fact that the licensee no longer holds a license to practice medicine in the State of Maine, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand, pay a fine of One Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($1,000.00) and reimburse the Board Nine Hundred Sixty-One Dollars and Thirty-Nine Cents ($961.39) as the actual costs of investigation of this matter.

      KhanWaleedMD.pdf

      HARDY, ROGER I., M.D., License # MD14680; 03/11/14. Thirty (30) day summary suspension of Maine medical license based on the imminent threat to the public posed by the licensee's continued practice of medicine.

      Hardy Roger.pdf

      ALJANABY, MOHAMMAD M.D.: License # MD19426;3/11/14. The Board preliminarily denied Dr. Aljanaby’s license application on 3/11/14. Dr. Aljanaby was noticed and given until 9/8/14 to appeal. No appeal was received. The basis for this denial was: (1) the physician’s failure to pass the USMLE within 3 attempts; (2) unprofessional conduct; (3) incompetence; and (4) violation of sexual misconduct rules.

      AljanabyMohammadMD.pdf

      DOANE, STEPHEN H., M.D., License #MD11995; 3/10/15. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on February 10, 2015, the Board voted to; 1) Censure the Licensee 2) Place the Licensee on probation; terms of probation are as follows: a) the Licensee may oversee only one mid-level practitioner at a time for the remainder of his licensure; b) The Licensee may oversee no more than 200 beds in a maximum of 2 facilities for the remainder of his licensure; c) the Licensee may provide no longer than a 7 day prescription for patients leaving a facility he is employed at for the remainder of his licensure; and d) the Licensee will engage a practice monitor, approved by the Board, who will review all cases in which the Licensee writes prescriptions for more than one week of controlled substances and report to the Board every four months for a period of one year; and 3) assess the Licensee $12,000 in actual costs that have already been incurred by the Board in the execution of its investigation and enforcement duties in the matter, payable within 12 months. These disciplinary actions were based on the Board’s findings and conclusions that the Licensee had: 1) demonstrated incompetence; (2) engaged in unprofessional conduct; and (3) violated a Board Rule.

      Doane,StephenHMD.pdf

      CRAIG, ALEXANDRA M., M.D.; License # MD16747; 02/27/14. On January 27, 2014 the Board received a written request from the licensee to terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure. In support of her request, the licensee states that she has fully complied with the terms of the Consent Agreement, successfully completed three months of medical practice under the supervision of physicians approved by the Board, felt mentally and physically fit to return to full and unrestricted practice and hoped to obtain full-time employment as a physician. The Board received communications from the licensee’s supervising physician recommending that the Board lift the conditions imposed on her medical license. On February 11, 2014 the Board reviewed the licensee’s written request and the correspondence from her supervising physician. Following its review, the Board voted to grant the licensee’s request to terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure and grant her a full and unrestricted Maine medical license.

      CraigAlexandra.pdf

      BOOTHBY, JOHN A., M.D., License # MD6217; 02/14/14. The licensee complied with the terms and successfully completed all requirements of the Consent Agreement entered into on February 14, 2012. The Consent Agreement expires effective February 14, 2014.

      BoothbyJohnMD.pdf

      PHELPS, ROBERT N., JR., M.D., License #MD9869; 02/11/14. On December 10, 2013 the Board received a written request from the licensee to terminate the Consent Agreement. In support of his request, the licensee cited his compliance with the conditions of the Consent Agreement for over a decade, including the use of chaperones, counseling and physician monitors. In addition, the licensee participated in a 12 step program in which he acknowledged the harm his behavior brought to the medical profession and to the patients. The licensee stated that he benefitted from the conditions imposed by the Consent Agreement and expressed his commitment to voluntarily continue using chaperones and undergo physician monitoring. Between December 18 and 30, 2013 the Board received communications from four individuals, three of whom were physicians, in support of the licensee’s request. On January 14, 2014 the Board reviewed the licensee’s request to terminate the Consent Agreement, his prior compliance with its terms and conditions and the letters in support of his request. Following its review, the Board voted to terminate the Consent Agreement based on the licensee’s compliance and his representation that he would voluntarily continue with his physician monitoring and use of a chaperone.

      PhelpsRobert.pdf

      MELLON, CHRISTINE M., M.D., License #MD19280; 02/11/14: On December 30, 2013 the Board received correspondence from the licensee requesting to delete the requirement that she successfully participate in the Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP). In support of this request, the licensee indicated that she had been successfully participating in the MPHP for eighteen (18) months. On January 14, 2014 the Board reviewed the licensee’s request, including her compliance with her Consent Agreement and the conversion of her Maine medical license to inactive status. Following its review, the Board voted to grant the licensee’s request with the condition that she re-enroll and successfully participate in the MPHP upon her return to the active practice of medicine.

      MellonChristineMMD.pdf

      CARSON, PATRICK S., P.A.-C, License # PA477; 01/14/14. On or about November 25, 2013 the Board received a letter from the licensee notifying it of his change in employment and resultant changes in his health insurance coverage regarding long-term maintenance medications. According to the licensee, his new health insurer requires that he obtain all long-term maintenance medications from a pharmacy in Bangor, Maine. As a result, the licensee requested that the Board allow him to obtain his long-term maintenance medications from one pharmacy and his immediate prescription medications from a second pharmacy closer to his home and work. On December 10, 2013 the Board reviewed this matter and voted to approve the licensee’s request.

      CarsonPatrickPA-C.pdf

      MEAKER, NELSON E. P.A.-C., License # PA698; 01/08/14. On June 19, 2013 the licensee entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board. On December 2, 2013 the Board received an e-mail from the licensee requesting an extension of time to complete the continuing education courses required by the Consent Agreement. In support of his request, the licensee indicated that he had been unemployed for a period of time and without the financial resources to complete the courses. In addition, the licensee indicated that he was currently adjusting to the changes that accompany his new employment and would not be able to physically or financially attend the continuing education courses within the period proscribed by the Consent Agreement. On December 10, 2013 the Board reviewed the licensee’s request for an extension of time to complete the continuing education courses. Following its review, the Board voted to amend the Consent Agreement by allowing the licensee six (6) months from the execution date of the First Amendment to Consent Agreement to complete the required courses. The licensee agrees that he will provide documentation that he is enrolled in the required courses to the Board by January 10, 2014.

      MeakerNelsonPA.pdf

      BREER, DAVID N., M.D.; License # MD13353; 01/08/14. On October 4, 2013 the Board received a written request from the licensee to terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure. In support of his request, the licensee states that he has fully complied with the terms of the Consent Agreement, is successfully employed and desires to become Board-certified in psychiatry in 2014. In addition, the licensee indicated that he has a group of hospital-based professional colleagues who observe him on a daily basis and would report signs of a relapse to his supervisor. The licensee submitted letters of support from the Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP), the Chief Medical Officer of the hospital where he is employed, and his clinical supervisor. On November 12, 2013 the Board reviewed the licensee’s request, his compliance with the Consent Agreement and all of the letters in support of his request to terminate the Consent Agreement. Following its review, the Board voted to grant the licensee’s request to terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure.

      BreerDavid.pdf

      FLETCHER, ANDREW J., M.D.; License # MD16680; 01/03/14. On November 13, 2013 the Board received a written request from the licensee to terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure in favor of his entering into a “senior monitoring contract with the Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP).” On November 20, 213 the Board received a letter from the MPHP in support of the licensee’s request based on his seven-year compliance with the MPHP contract and his intention to enter the Senior Monitoring Program of the MPHP. On December 10, 2013, the Board reviewed the licensee’s written request to terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure, his prior compliance with its terms and conditions and the letter from the MPHP. Following its review, the Board voted to grant the licensee’s request to terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure.

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    Adverse Actions 2013

    PHYSICIAN/LICENSEE, EFFECTIVE DATE, DESCRIPTION

    ACHARYA, DEEP S., M.D., License #MD17839; 04/09/13. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR 12-177 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that he engaged in conduct that constitutes unprofessional conduct and incompetence. As discipline, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand and pay a fine of One Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($1000.00). This action is based on unprofessional conduct and incompetence. AcharyaDeepS.pdf

    ANIEL, ALBERT, M.D., License #MD10623; 09/10/13. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee concedes that with regard to complaint CR 11-136 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that he engaged in conduct that constitutes unprofessional conduct. As discipline for the conduct, the licensee agrees to: 1) accept a warning; 2) reimburse the Board Four Hundred Eighty-Six Dollars and Forty Cents ($486.40) as costs of investigation; 3) successfully complete a Board-approved course on medical record keeping within six (6) months following the execution of the Consent Agreement; 4) effective November 1, 2013 the licensee agrees to accept the following license restrictions and conditions: a) cease prescribing controlled medications, including all opiates and benzodiazepines, for the treatment of chronic pain except for (i) patients in skilled nursing facilities or long term care facilities; (ii) patients in hospice care; or (iii) patients with metastatic cancer; b) the licensee may prescribe controlled substances for no more than ten (10) consecutive days to treat acute conditions; c) the licensee shall not diagnose or treat Lyme disease except with approved peer-reviewed modalities which shall be appropriately recorded in the patient's record. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. AnielAlbertMD.pdf

    ATTIA, VALERIE S. P.A.-C, License #PA1044; 09/10/13. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR 13-65 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that she engaged in conduct that constitutes unprofessional conduct and violation of Board Rule Chapter 2. As discipline, the licensee agrees to accept a censure and pay a fine of Two Hundred Fifty Dollars and Zero Cents ($250.00). This action is based on unprofessional conduct and violation of Board Rule Chapter 2. AttiaValeriePA.pdf

    BELL MICHAEL, M.D.; License # MD 16124; (12/9/2013). The Licensee complied with the terms of the Consent Agreement dated December 9, 2008, as amended, and successfully completed its requirements. The Consent Agreement expired by its terms on December 9, 2013." Bell Michael.pdf

    BOBKER, DANIEL, M.D. License # MD13940; 01/08/13. On November 5, 2012 the Board received a written request from the licensee to amend the Second Consent Agreement by: 1) decreasing the frequency of urine testing to twice per month; 2) decreasing the frequency of his addiction specialty visits to every three (3) months; and 3) allowing him to participate in "on-call coverage" up to three (3) night per month. On October 20, 2012 the Board received information from Dr. Bobker's therapist indicating his approval for Dr. Bobker to take on-call responsibilities up to three days/nights per month. On November 13, 2012 the Board received correspondence from Dr. Bobker's addictionologist supporting decreasing the frequency of office visits with Dr. Bobker to once every three (3) months. On November 28, 2012 the board received correspondence from the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program supporting Dr. Bobker's request to decrease the frequency of his urine testing and addiction counseling based upon his four (4) years of abstinence and strong recovery. On December 12, 2012 the Board reviewed all of the foregoing information and voted to grant the licensee's request. BobkerDanielMD.pdf

    CARSON, PATRICK S., P.A.-C, License # PA477; 04/23/13. On March 7, 2013, the licensee met with Board staff to clarify terms of his Consent Agreement. In particular, the licensee wanted to know how frequently the Board wanted him to meet with his primary care provider. In addition, Board staff contacted the licensee's counselor who requested that her reports to the Board occur at the same time as her reports to the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP). On April 9, 2013 the Board reviewed this matter and voted amend the Consent Agreement to clarify the licensee's obligations under the Consent Agreement and simplify his counselor's reporting requirements. The Consent Agreement is amended as follows: a) the licensee shall meet with his Board-approved primary care medical provider at least once every six (6) months following the execution of this amendment to the consent agreement; and b) the licensee shall ensure that on or before July 30th, October 30th, January 30th and April 30th of each year following the execution of this amendment to the consent agreement the Board-approved treatment provider(s) submit(s) to the Board a written report regarding: the licensee's compliance with his schedule of meetings; the licensee's ability to continue practicing medicine; and the prognosis of the licensee's continued recovery. CarsonPatrickPA-C.pdf

    CLEMETSON, CHARLES D.M., M.D., License #MD13808; 06/11/13. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on June 11, 2013, the Board voted to place the licensee's Maine medical license on probation for a period of five (5) years during which time he will be required to have a practice monitor approved by the Board. In addition, the licensee must complete a course in medical record keeping. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. Clemetson Charles.pdf

    CRAIG, ALEXANDRA M., M.D. License # MD16747; 06/26/13. On April 26, 2013 the Board of Licensure in Medicine received a letter from the licensee inquiring whether the terms of the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure entered into on January 8, 2013 would allow her to be employed as a part-time medical examiner in the Office of Chief Medical Examiner. On May 14, 2013 the Board reviewed the licensee's request and voted to amend the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure to specifically allow the licensee to work as a deputy medical examiner in the State of Maine. craigalexandra.pdf

    CRAIG, ALEXANDRA M., M.D. License # MD16747; 01/08/13. By Consent Agreement, the Board granted the licensee a Conditional Active Maine medical license subject to the following terms: 1) the licensee shall limit her practice of medicine to a closely supervised ambulatory practice location approved by the Board; 2) the licensee shall practice medicine only at the approved location under the supervision of a physician approved by the Board; 3) the licensee shall have no "on-call" responsibilities; 4) the licensee shall work no more than thirty (30) hours per week; 5) the licensee shall see a limited number of patients per day, which number shall be monitored and regulated by her supervising physician; 6) the licensee and her supervising physician shall engage in a case discussion regarding each patient on the date the patient is seen; 7) the licensee and her supervising physician shall engage in a review of 25% per her patient medical records within ten (10) days following the patient's appointment; 8) the licensee shall ensure that her supervising physician develops and implements protocols for the medical practice that assist her with clinical practice updates (i.e. recently developed medical tests) and potential drug interactions (i.e. pharmacological agents); 9) the licensee shall ensure that she regularly communicates with her supervising physician and 10) the licensee shall ensure that her supervising physician provides the Board with monthly reports concerning her compliance with the terms and conditions of the Consent Agreement as well as her medical practice. This action is based on concerns about the licensee's return to the active practice of medicine after a period of illness. craigalexandra.pdf

    DEFANTI, THOMAS R., M.D.: License #MD11764; 12/18/13. On October 21, 2013 the Board received a written request from the licensee to amend the Consent Agreement to eliminate the requirement that he enroll in and successfully participate in the Maine Medical Associations Committee on Physician's Help Program [now known as the Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP)]. In support of his request, the licensee indicated that in 2009 he left the State of Maine and took a position at the Stonington Institute in Connecticut where he was involved in the medical management of addiction and alcoholism. The licensee indicated that he had been in recovery for over fourteen years without relapse and requested the Board reconsider the need to maintain a relationship with the MPHP. On October 31st, the Board received a letter from the MPHP in support of the licensee's request. On November 12, 2013, the Board reviewed this matter and voted to grant the licensee's request to amend the Consent Agreement dated October 10, 2006 by deleting the requirement that he participate in the MPHP. Defanti Thomas.pdf

    DESAI, ROBERT K., M.D.: License #MD15475; 06/11/13. By Interim Consent Agreement, the licensee agrees to the temporary suspension of his Maine medical license until such time as the Board takes final action, either by hearing and decision and order or by Consent Agreement. The licensee understands and agrees that he will not practice medicine or render any professional health care services to any person in the State of Maine or in any other location under his Maine medical license. This action is based on substance abuse issues. <DesaiRobertMD.pdf

    DESAI, ROBERT K., M.D., License # MD15475; 05/14/13. Thirty (30) day summary suspension of Maine medical license based on the imminent threat to the public posed by the licensee's continued practice of medicine. DesaiRobertMD.pdf

    DURR, MICHAEL P., M.D., License #MD16655; 11/12/13. In lieu of participating in an Informal Conference with the Board of Licensure in Medicine in June of 2013 regarding complaint CR 12-101 regarding clinical competency, the licensee informed the Board by letter dated June 4, 2013 that he wished to relinquish his Maine medical license. The Board interpreted this as an offer to surrender his license while under investigation, and so informed Dr. Durr. On 11/12/13, the Board voted to accept the surrender of Dr. Durr's Maine medical license while under investigation. DurrMichaelMD.pdf

    FLETCHER, ANDREW J., M.D.: License # MD16680; 05/14/13. On March 20, 2013 the Board reviewed a request from the licensee to amend the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure by: decreasing the frequency of testing in paragraph 12(d)(iii) to once a month; and by decreasing the frequency of substance abuse counseling in paragraph 12(e)(i) to once per calendar quarter. The licensee submitted correspondence in support of his request from his counselor and the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program. On April 9, 2013 the Board reviewed Dr. Fletcher's written request to amend the Consent Agreement as follows: 1) the licensee shall provide urine samples for testing for the presence of prohibited substances at least once a month. In addition, the licensee shall submit to an additional four (4) random tests administered by the MMPHP during the calendar year; and 2) the licensee shall consult with his counselor at least once per calendar quarter. Fletcher Andrew.pdf

    HAYWARD, THOMAS D., M.D., License # MD11503; 06/19/13. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee concedes that with regard to CR 12-174 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could conclude that he engaged in conduct that would constitute grounds for discipline of his Maine medical license for unprofessional conduct. As discipline for the conduct, the licensee agrees to the following: 1) accept a reprimand; 2) accept the following license restrictions: a) the licensee may not act as supervising physician for more than one (1) physician assistant at any one time; b) the licensee shall ensure that any physician assistant under his supervision does not prescribe schedule II controlled substances until the physician assistant obtains authorization from the Board; and c) the licensee shall ensure that any physician assistant under his supervision shall immediately cease prescribing controlled medications, including all opiates and benzodiazepines, for the treatment of chronic pain except for (i) patients in skilled nursing facilities or long term care facilities; (ii) patients in hospice care; or (iii) patients with metastatic cancer. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. HaywardThomasMD.pdf

    HUBSHER, MARSHALL J., M.D.; License #MD19418; 06/11/13. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on June 11, 2013 the Board voted to deny the licensee's application for a Maine medical license. This action was based on fraud or deceit in application, incompetence, unprofessional conduct, conviction of a crime involving dishonesty or false statement related directly to the practice for which he was licensed and disciplinary action by another state licensing board. hubshermarshall.pdf

    KENDALL, KEVIN M., M.D. License # MD14562; 07/30/13. On July 3, 2013 the Board received a written request from the licensee's attorney for clarification of the intent of certain language of the Consent Agreement for Discipline and Probationary Licensure effective February 12, 2013. Specifically, whether paragraph 16(f)(iii) which limited the licensee's work hours to no more than twenty-seven (27) hours per week was meant to include both administrative and clinical medical practice. On July 9, 2013 the Board reviewed the request, the Consent Agreement for Discipline and Probationary Licensure and discussed with the licensee his plans for work. After review and discussion, the Board voted to amend the Consent Agreement as follows: a) the licensee agrees to work no more than forty (40) hours per week, including clinical, administrative or other type of work. Of the total of forty (40) hours, the licensee will work no more than twenty-seven (27) clinical hours per week and for no more than twelve (12) consecutive hours per shift. In addition, the licensee will not "take call" or be "on call."; and b) the licensee agrees that he will work only during the day, and that he will not work at night, which is defined as the period of time from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. All other terms and conditions of the Consent Agreement for Discipline and Probationary Licensure effective February 12, 2013 remain in effect. KendallKevin.pdf

    KENDALL, KEVIN M., M.D. License # D14562; 02/12/13. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory hearing, the licensee agrees to the following: 1) the licensee's Maine medical license will be placed on a five (5) year probation; 2) the licensee agrees to refrain from the use of any and all prohibited substances as defined by the Consent Agreement; 3) The licensee shall enroll in and successfully participate in the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program; 4) the licensee will be subject to substance abuse monitoring; 5) the licensee shall have a board-approved substance abuse counselor; 6) the licensee shall have a board-approved practice monitor; 7) the licensee shall work no more than twenty-seven (27) hours per week and will work day shift only. This action is based on substance abuse issues, unprofessional conduct and inappropriate prescribing practices. KendallKevin.pdf

    KENISTON, LINDA CUDDEBACK, M.D.; License # MD12260; 10/21/13. On September 10, 2013 the Board reviewed a written request from the licensee to amend the Consent Agreement by reducing the frequency of urine toxicology testing from "once every other week" to "once a month." In addition, the Board reviewed documentation from the Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP) supporting the licensee's request to reduce the frequency of her urine toxicology testing. Following its review, the Board voted to amend the Consent Agreement by reducing the frequency of urine toxicology testing to at least once a month. In addition to submitting to this testing at least once a month, the licensee shall, when directed by the Board or the MPHP, undergo up to an additional twelve (12) toxicology tests per calendar year. All other terms and conditions of the Consent Agreement effective April 30, 2010, and amended June 12, 2012, remain in full force and effect. KenistonLindaC.MD.pdf

    LEES, KATHLEEN C., P.A.-C License #PA629; 02/12/13. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR 12-178 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that she engaged in conduct that constitutes unprofessional conduct and incompetence. As discipline, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand and pay a fine of One Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($1000.00). This action is based on unprofessional conduct and incompetence. LeesKathleenC.P.A.-C.pdf

    LOCKWOOD, CATHERINE A., M.D., License # MD16180; 04/23/13. On March 28, 2013 the Board received a written request from the licensee to amend the Consent Agreement to delete the restriction on her ability to prescribe controlled drugs for more than ten (10) consecutive days. In support of her request, the licensee submitted: a) documentation that certain third party payers were in the process of de-credentialing her ability to treat patients insured by them, which would result in the termination of her employment; b) documentation that she intends to remain in her current employment, an acute care clinic, in which she provides no chronic pain care and would not be prescribing any controlled drugs for the treatment of chronic pain; and c) documentation that she intends to obtain continuing medical education regarding principles and practices of pain management. On April 9, 2013 the Board reviewed the licensee's request to amend the Consent Agreement. Following its review, the Board, in reliance upon Dr. Lockwood's representations, voted to amend the Consent Agreement by deleting the restriction upon the licensee's ability to prescribe controlled drugs for more than ten (10) consecutive days. LockwwoodCatherineMD.pdf

    LOEWINGER, MICHAEL B., M.D., License # MD19154; 04/09/13. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on March 12, 2013, the Board determined that the licensee engaged in unprofessional conduct by not responding to Board communications. Based on their findings, the Board voted to: 1) impose a fine in the amount of one thousand dollars and zero cents ($1,000.00), 2) issue the licensee a letter of guidance, and 3) assess the actual costs of investigation in the amount of one thousand six hundred eighty three dollars and fifty six cents ($1,683.56). This action is based on unprofessional conduct. LoewingerMichaelMD.pdf

    MEAKER, NELSON E. P.A.-C., License # PA698; 06/19/13. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee concedes that with regard to CR 12-175 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could conclude the he engaged in conduct that would constitute grounds for discipline of his Maine physician assistant license for unprofessional conduct. As discipline for the conduct, the licensee agrees to the following: 1) accept a reprimand; 2) accept the following license restrictions: a) the licensee shall immediately cease prescribing controlled medications, including all opiates and benzodiazepines, for the treatment of chronic pain except for (i) patients in skilled nursing facilities or long term care facilities; (ii) patients in hospice care; or (iii) patients with metastatic cancer. The licensee may prescribe controlled substances for no more than ten (10) consecutive days to treat acute conditions; b) the licensee shall not prescribe any schedule II controlled substances until he obtains authorization from the Board; and 3) within six (6) months following the execution of this Consent Agreement the licensee shall successfully complete continuing medical education courses pre-approved by the Board in the following subjects: a) prescribing of controlled substances and b) medical record keeping. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. MeakerNelsonPA.pdf

    MELLON, CHRISTINE M., M.D., License #MD19280; 02/12/13. By Consent Agreement, the Board granted the licensee a Conditional Maine medical license subject to the following terms: 1) the licensee shall refrain from the use of any and all prohibited substances as defined in the Consent Agreement; 2) The licensee shall enroll in and successfully participate in the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program; 3) the licensee will be subject to substance abuse monitoring; 4) the licensee shall have a board-approved mental health care provider with whom she shall engage in treatment and psychotherapy; 5) the licensee shall have a board-approved practice monitor and 6) the licensee shall work no more than forty (40) hours per week including on-call hours. This action is based on substance abuse issues. MellonChristineM.M.D..pdf

    MORRIS, CHRISTINA S., M.D.; License #TD111106; 09/10/13. By Consent Agreement, Dr. Morris admits that the Board has information which constitutes grounds to discipline her temporary Maine medical license and to deny her application for a permanent Maine medical license based on a professional diagnosis of a mental or physical condition that has resulted or may result in the licensee performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety or patients. Dr. Morris agrees to: a) accept a warning and b) provide a copy of the Consent Agreement to any medical employer(s) or potential medical employer(s) and to any jurisdiction in which she holds or seeks a medical license. In addition, the Board agrees to allow Dr. Morris to withdraw her application for a permanent Maine medical license. This action is based on a professional diagnosis of a mental or physical condition that is may result in the licensee performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients. MorrisChristinaMD.pdf

    NESBIT, ALEXANDRIA E., P.A.-C: License # PA893; 11/25/13. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on October 8, 2013, the Board voted to place the licensee's Maine physician assistant license on probation for a period of five (5) years subject to the following conditions: 1) the licensee must completely abstain from the use of any and all prohibited substances except drugs that are dispensed or prescribed by a single primary care physician/medical provider; 2) with the exception of medications prescribed to the licensee by her Board-approved psychiatrist, the licensee shall obtain her prescription medication(s) from the single primary care physician/medical provider approved by the Board; 3) the licensee will comply with the terms of the contract entered into with the Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP) on September 5, 2013 for a period of five (5) years; 4) the licensee will receive psychiatric treatment from a Board-approved psychiatrist; 5) the licensee shall have a Board-approved physician monitor; 6) the licensee must attend Alcoholics Anonymous and/or Narcotics Anonymous and provide reports of her attendance to the Board; and 7) the licensee will be assessed the costs of hearing not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($500.00) to be paid within six (6) months. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and substance abuse issues. NesbitAlexandriaPA.pdf

    NESBIT, ALEXANDRIA E., P.A.-C: License # PA893; 10/08/13. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on October 8, 2013, the Board voted to lift the automatic suspension imposed on Ms. Nesbit's physician assistant license on September 6, 2013 for her failure to comply with her Consent Agreement. The licensee's Maine physician assistant license is active and subject to the existing Consent Agreement, which will be modified pursuant to a Board Order to be issued at a later date. This action is based on substance abuse issues. NesbitAlexandriaPA.pdf

    NESBIT, ALEXANDRIA E., P.A.-C: License # PA893; 09/06/13. Automatic suspension of Maine physician assistant license effective September 6, 2013 following notification of a positive test for and admission to the use of a prohibited substance while under Consent Agreement for substance abuse monitoring. NesbitAlexandriaPA.pdf

    NETHALA, VENKATRAM M.D., License #MD18751; 11/12/13. On June 13, 2013 the Board received a written request from the licensee to reduce the frequency of his testing for prohibited substances from twice a month to once every three months (i.e. quarterly). In addition, the Board received correspondence from the Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP) in support of the licensee's request. The Board also received correspondence from the licensee's counselor in support of a reduction in the frequency of his testing. On July 9, 2013, the Board reviewed all documentation related to the licensee's request and voted to grant the licensee's request. NethalaVenkatramMD.pdf

    NETHALA, VENKATRAM M.D., License #MD18751; 02/12/13. On September 24, 2012 the Board received a written request from the licensee to reduce the substance abuse counseling to once per calendar quarter. In addition, the Board received correspondence from the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program and the licensee's substance abuse counselor which confirmed the licensee's active participation in counseling and supported his request for a reduction in therapy sessions. On November 13, 2012 the Board reviewed all documentation related to the licensee's request to amend the Consent Agreement and voted to grant the licensee's request. NethalaVenkatramMD.pdf

    NIGHTINGALE, STEPHEN H., M.D.; License # MD13394; 09/10/13. On September 10, 2013 the Board reviewed a request from the licensee for early termination of his probation based upon his full compliance with the conditions of his probation. Following its review of his request, during which it concluded that he had fully complied with the conditions of the probation, the Board voted to grant the licensee's request to terminate the probation effective September 10, 2013. NightingaleStephenMD.pdf

    NIGHTINGALE, STEPHEN H., M.D.; License # MD13394; 05/14/13. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR 12-63 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that the licensee engaged in unprofessional conduct. The licensee agrees to accept the following discipline: 1) a Warning and; 2) a license probation for one (1) year following the execution of this Consent Agreement. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. NightingaleStephenMD.pdf

    OLSTEIN, JOEL S., M.D., License #MD8973; 11/12/13. In lieu of further investigations and proceedings regarding complaint CR13-117, the licensee agrees to the voluntary surrender of his Maine medical license while under investigation of a complaint involving allegations of unprofessional conduct. Olstein Joel.pdf

    QUIANZON, FLORELLO SVEN-ERIK, M.D. License #MD17513; 02/12/13. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR 12-179 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that he engaged in conduct that constitutes unprofessional conduct and incompetence. As discipline, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand and pay a fine of One Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($1000.00). This action is based on unprofessional conduct and incompetence. QuianzonFlorelloS.E.M.D..pdf

    SMITH, CHARLES C., M.D., License #MD13008; 11/12/13. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR 13-48 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that he engaged in conduct that constitutes unprofessional conduct. As discipline, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand and pay a fine of One Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($1,000.00). This action is based on unprofessional conduct. SmithCharlesMD.pdf

    STEWART, CHARLES M., M.D., License #MD12483; 11/12/13. On September 27, 2013 the Board received a written request from the licensee to amend certain conditions of the Consent Agreement entered into on May 12, 2012. In addition, the Board received correspondence from the licensee's counselor and physician monitor in support of his request. On October 8, 2013 the Board reviewed the licensee's request and all accompanying documentation. Following its review, the Board voted to grant the licensees request and amend the Consent Agreement by 1) removing the requirement that the licensee participate in counseling; 2) reducing the frequency of direct contact with the licensee's physician monitor from at least once a week to at least once a month; and 3) reducing the number of audio recordings and patient medical records that the physician monitor must review each quarter from ten (10) to three (3). StewartCharlesMMD.pdf

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    Adverse Actions 2012

    PHYSICIAN/LICENSEE, EFFECTIVE DATE, DESCRIPTION

    ALTMAN, MYRA, M.D., License # MD12101; 12/11/12. In lieu of further investigations and proceedings in this matter, the licensee agrees that with regard to complaints CR 12-20 and CR 12-222 the Board has evidence from which it could conclude by the preponderance of the evidence that she engaged in conduct that constitutes grounds for discipline. As discipline for the conduct, the licensee agrees to the immediate surrender of her Maine medical license. This action is based on unprofessional conduct, incompetence and a professional diagnosis of a mental or physical condition that is foreseeably likely to result in the licensee performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients. AltmanMyraMD.pdf

    ALTMAN, MYRA, M.D., License # MD12101; 11/13/12. Thirty (30) day summary suspension of Maine medical license based on the imminent threat to the public posed by the licensee's continued practice of medicine. AltmanMyraMD.pdf

    BELL, MICHAEL A., M.D.: License # MD16124; 09/11/12. On June 12, 2012 the Board reviewed a request from the licensee to reduce the frequency of his counseling sessions to once every calendar quarter (once every three months). Following its review of this matter, which included a review of the licensee's compliance with the conditions of the Consent Agreement, the Board voted to reduce the frequency of the licensee's counseling sessions to "at least once every calendar quarter." On July 10, 2012, the Board reviewed a request from the licensee to reduce the frequency of urine testing or in the alternative to require hair and nail testing. Following its review of this matter, which included a review of the licensee's compliance with the conditions of the Consent Agreement, the Board voted to reduce the frequency of the licensee's random drug testing to "at least once a month." Bell Michael.pdf

    BERRY, MICHAEL S., M.D. License # MD17153; 02/29/12. On January 13, 2012 the Board reviewed the licensee's compliance with the terms and conditions of his Consent Agreement and voted to reduce the frequency of urine testing to once per month. BERRY MICHAEL.pdf

    BOBKER, DANIEL, M.D. License # MD13940; 03/27/12. On March 1, 2012 the Board received a written request from the licensee to increase his daytime work hours from thirty (30) hours per week to forty (40) hours per week, and that he be allowed to take call up to two (2) times per month. In support of this request, the licensee submitted information from his current treatment providers. On March 13, 2012, the Board reviewed the licensee's request. Following its review, the Board voted to grant the licensee's request to increase his daytime working hours from thirty (30) hours per week to forty (40) hours per week. The Board did not vote to allow the licensee to take any call. BobkerDanielMD.pdf

    BOOTHBY, JOHN A., M.D., License # MD6217. 02/14/12. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to the following: 1) a warning; 2) a license probation for two (2) years following the execution of the Consent Agreement. As specific conditions of probation, the licensee shall: a) enroll in, attend and successfully complete a Board-approved course in medical ethics and boundaries within six (6) months following the execution of the Consent Agreement; b) enroll in, attend and successfully complete a Board-approved course in physician-patient communication within six (6) months following the execution of the Consent Agreement; c) within thirty (30) days following the execution of this Consent Agreement the licensee shall send patient GH and his mother,KH, a letter of apology regarding his conduct on November 30, 2010; d) within one (1) year of the execution of this Consent Agreement, the licensee shall reimburse the Board $1,145.45 as the actual costs incurred by the Board for the investigation of this matter; and e) take all medications as prescribed to him by his treating physician(s). This action is based on unprofessional conduct. BoothbyJohnMD.pdf

    BREER, DAVID N., M.D.: License # MD13353; 12/11/12. By Consent Agreement, the Board granted the licensee a Conditional Maine medical license subject to the following conditions: 1) abstinence from all prohibited substances as defined by the Consent Agreement; 2) Enrollment and successful participation in the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program; 3) The licensee must have a Board-approved physician monitor. The monitor will provide the Board with reports regarding the licensee's medical practice every ninety (90) days; 4) The licensee shall provide a copy of the Consent Agreement to any medical employer, potential medical employer and to any jurisdiction in which he holds or seeks a medical license; and 5) The licensee shall provide the Board with an address, telephone number and e-mail address by which the Board staff may contact him. The licensee shall notify the Board of any changes to his address, telephone number or e-mail address within ten (10) days. This action is based on substance abuse issues. Breer David.pdf

    BUTLERS, GEORGE H., M.D.; License # MD11759; 05/30/12. On May 8, 2012 the Board reviewed a request from the licensee for a full and unrestricted Maine medical license. As part of its review the Board considered the licensee's compliance with the terms and conditions of the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure and the positive reports from his supervising physician regarding his competence and care. Following its review, the Board voted to grant the licensee's request by terminating the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure dated September 14, 2010, and issuing him a full and unrestricted Maine medical license. ButlersGeorgeHMD.pdf

    CARSON, PATRICK S., P.A.-C; License # PA477; 06/12/12. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR 11-509 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that the licensee engaged in unprofessional conduct. The licensee agrees to accept the following discipline: 1) pay a fine of Two Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($2,000.00). Payment of fine is suspended so long as the licensee complies with the terms and conditions of the Consent Agreement; 2) accept a Conditional license for five (5) years. 3) the licensee will abstain from the use of any and all prohibited substances as outlined in Consent Agreement; 4) the licensee will obtain prescription medications from a primary care provider approved by the Board; 5) the licensee will be subject to substance abuse monitoring; 6) within thirty (30) days following the execution of the Consent Agreement the licensee will submit for Board approval the name of an individual or agency for the treatment of substance abuse. Consultations shall be at least once every two (2) weeks; 7) within thirty (30) days following the execution of the Consent Agreement the licensee will submit for Board approval the name of an individual or agency for the treatment of mental health issues. Consultations shall be at least monthly. 8) within thirty (30) days of the execution of the Consent Agreement the licensee must have a Board-approved physician practice monitor. 9) The licensee will attend AA and/or NA or another non-faith based self-help group approved by the Board a minimum of twice per week. In addition, the licensee will attend self-help group meetings of an impaired medical professional group (i.e. Caduceus) on a regular basis. 10) the licensee has entered into a contract with the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program and shall fully and successfully participate in that program as long as this Consent Agreement remains in force. This action is based on substance abuse issues. CarsonPatrickPA-C.pdf

    DOANE, STEPHEN H., M.D., License # MD11995; 05/18/12. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to the following: 1) accept a reprimand; 2) reimburse the Board One Thousand One Hundred Eighty-Five Dollars and Zero Cents ($1,185.00) as costs of investigation; and 3) effective July 8, 2012 accept the following license restriction: the licensee shall cease prescribing controlled medications, including all opiates and benzodiazepines, for the treatment of chronic pain except for (i) patients in skilled nursing facilities or long term care facilities; (ii) patients in hospice care; or (iii) patients with metastatic cancer. The licensee may prescribe controlled substances for no more than ten (10) consecutive days to treat acute conditions. This action is based on inappropriate prescribing practices. Doane Decision and Order (2).pdf

    FAHEY, JOSEPH P., M.D.; License # MD17732; 01/31/12. On October 11, 2011 the Board reviewed a written request from the licensee to terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure based upon his compliance to date and his four year compliance with a similar consent agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition, the licensee provided letters of support from the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program and his physician monitor. Following its review, the Board voted to grant the licensee's request to terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure and grant him a full and unrestricted medical license. FaheyJosephMD.pdf

    FLETCHER, ANDREW J., M.D.; License # 016680; 01/03/12. On June 17, 2011 the Board reviewed a written request from the licensee to amend the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure by reducing the frequency of substance abuse testing and by decreasing the frequency of substance abuse counseling. Following its review, the Board voted to amend the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure by reducing the frequency of substance abuse testing to at least twice a month with four (4) additional random tests during the calendar year and to reduce the frequency of substance abuse counseling to at least once monthly. Fletcher Andrew.pdf

    FREDE, JAMES R., M.D.: License #MD18459; 10/09/12. In lieu of further investigations and proceedings in this matter, the licensee agrees to the following: the licensee neither admits nor denies the facts outlined in the Consent Agreement, but concedes that should the matter proceed to a contested hearing the Board has evidence from which it could conclude by the preponderance of evidence that his conduct in prescribing drugs to patients whom he has never met nor physically examined could constitute incompetence and unprofessional conduct. As discipline for this conduct, the licensee agrees to the immediate and voluntary surrender of his Maine medical license. FredeJamesMD.pdf

    GARCIA, CESAR O., M.D.: License #MD15094; 09/11/12. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing beginning on April 10, 2012 and continued on September 11, 2012 the Board voted not to renew the licensee's Maine medical license effective September 11, 2012. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and substance abuse issues. Garcia Cesar.pdf

    HENDLER, JOEL A., M.D., License # MD18743; 11/13/12. In lieu of further investigations and proceedings in the matter, the licensee agrees to the following: The Board makes no findings regarding the licensee's medical care and record keeping regarding complaint CR 11-317. The licensee admits that sufficient evidence surfaced during the Board's investigation of complaint CR 11-317 for the Board to find that he currently has a "professional diagnosis of a mental or physical condition" that may result in his performing medical services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients pursuant to 32 M.R.S. ?3282-A(2)(C). As a result, the licensee agrees to the immediate surrender of his Maine medical license effective November 13, 2012. HendlerJoelMD.pdf

    IANNAZI, JAMES A., M.D., License # MD14795; 09/11/12: In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to the following: 1) a reprimand; 2) the licensee shall pay a fine of Five Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($5,000) within one (1) year of the execution of this Consent Agreement. Payment of Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars and Zero Center ($3,500) of the fine is suspended so long as the licensee complies with the terms of this Consent Agreement; 3) a license suspension of thirty (30) days effective upon the execution of this Consent Agreement; 4) the licensee shall enroll in, attend and successfully complete a Board-approved course in medical ethics and boundaries within six (6) months of the execution of this Consent Agreement; 5) reimburse the Board One Thousand Six Hundred Sixty-One Dollars and Seventy-Four Cents ($1,661.74) for costs of investigation within one (1) year of the execution of this Consent Agreement; and 6) a five (5) year license probation commencing upon the licensee's return to the active practice of medicine. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and sexual misconduct. IannazziJamesMD.pdf

    KENDALL, KEVIN M., M.D.: License # MD14562; 08/22/12. By Interim Consent Agreement, the licensee agrees to the temporary suspension of his Maine medical license until such time as the Board takes final action, either by hearing and decision and order or by Consent Agreement. The licensee understands and agrees that he will not practice medicine or render any professional health care services to any person in the State of Maine or in any other location under his Maine medical license. This action is based on substance abuse issues. KendallKevin.pdf

    KENISTON, LINDA CUDDEBACK, M.D.; License # MD12260; 06/12/12. On April 10, 2012 the Board reviewed a written request from the licensee to amend the Consent Agreement by reducing the frequency of substance abuse treatment consultations. Following its review, the Board voted to amend the Consent Agreement by reducing the frequency of substance abuse treatment consultations to when directed by the Board approved individual counselor. All other terms and conditions of the Consent Agreement dated April 30, 2010 remain in full force and effect. KenistonLindaC.MD.pdf

    KENISTON, LINDA CUDDEBACK, M.D.; License # MD12260; 01/30/12. On November 8, 2011 the Board reviewed a written request from the licensee to amend the Consent Agreement by reducing the frequency of substance abuse testing. Following its review, the Board voted to amend the Consent Agreement by reducing the frequency of substance abuse testing to at least once every other week. All other terms and conditions of the Consent Agreement effective April 30, 2010 remain in full force and effect. KenistonLindaC.MD.pdf

    LITTLE, DEBRA M., M.D. 01/09/12. On November 8, 2011 the Board voted to preliminarily deny the licensee's application for a permanent Maine medical license. The licensee was notified by letter dated December 9, 2011, sent via e-mail. The licensee confirmed receipt of the letter in an e-mail dated December 9, 2011. The licensee did not appeal the preliminary denial. The denial became effective January 9, 2012.

    LOCKWOOD, CATHERINE A., M.D., License #MD16180; 11/13/12. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to the following: With regard to complaints CR 11-479 and CR 12-22 the licensee concedes that the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could conclude that she failed to adhere to Board Rule Chapter 21 "Use of Controlled Substances for Treatment of Pain" and to current "Universal Precautions" for the treatment of patients for chronic, non-cancer pain. The licensee concedes that such conduct, if proven, would constitute grounds for discipline of her Maine medical license for unprofessional conduct. As discipline for the conduct above, the licensee agrees to: 1) accept a reprimand; 2) reimburse the Board up to Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($3,500.00) as costs of investigation; and 3) accept the following license restriction: the licensee may prescribe controlled substances for no more than ten (10) consecutive days to treat acute conditions. In addition, to the extent that she prescribes any controlled drugs to patients for acute pain, she agrees that she shall comply with Board Rule Chapter 21 "Use of Controlled Substances for Treatment of Pain." LockwwoodCatherineMD.pdf

    MCBRIDE, ELIZABETH A., M.D.: License # MD15045; 06/21/12. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept and the Board agrees to issue the following discipline, restrictions and probation: 1) a nineteen (19) month license suspension effective on the date of execution of the Consent Agreement. The license suspension shall be retroactive to October 12, 2010; 2) a reprimand; 3) a fine of Five Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($5,000.00) effective on the date of the execution of the Consent Agreement. However, payment of one half ($2,500.00) of the fine is suspended so long as the licensee complies will all terms and conditions of the Consent Agreement; 4) reimburse the Board One Thousand Nine Hundred Forty-Two Dollars and Thirty-Two Cents ($1,942.32) as the actual costs of investigation; 5) Effective on the date of the execution of the Consent Agreement, the licensee shall not prescribe any controlled medications for the treatment of chronic pain. The licensee may prescribe controlled substances for no more than ten (10) consecutive days to treat acute conditions following her completion of a Board-approved course in opioid prescribing; 6) Effective on the date of the execution of the Consent Agreement, the licensee shall restrict her practice of medicine to an office-based, nonsurgical medical practice in the specialty of Otolaryngology; 7) accept a license probation with conditions for five (5) years; 8) the licensee agrees to abstain from the use of any and all prohibited substances as outlined in the Consent Agreement; 9) the licensee shall be subject to substance monitoring; 10) prior to returning to the active practice of medicine, the licensee shall submit for Board approval the name of a licensed psychiatrist with whom she will consult at least twice monthly; 11) during the probation period, the licensee shall practice medicine only at a location pre-approved by the Board; 12) prior to returning to the active practice of medicine, the licensee must have a Board-approved practice monitor who shall monitor her medical practice; 13) prior to returning to the active practice of medicine, the licensee shall enroll in and successfully participate on the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program; 14) within twelve (12) months following the commencement of probation, the licensee shall enroll in and successfully complete Board-approved courses regarding: a) medical ethics and boundaries; b) medical record keeping; and c) opioid prescribing; and 15) the licensee shall ensure that she files timely and complete applications to renew her Maine medical license on or before December 31, 2012 and thereafter biennially for the duration of her probation. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. McBrideElizabethMD.pdf

    MCELDOON, WESLEY A., M.D., License #EL91048. 01/10/12. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on January 10, 2012 the Board voted to: 1) reprimand the licensee; 2) require the licensee to pay a fine of fifteen hundred dollars ($1500.00) per violation for a total of three thousand dollars ($3000.00) prior to May 15, 2012; and 3) require the licensee to reimburse the Board for the costs of hearing prior to May 15, 2012. This action was based on fraud or deceit in obtaining a license and unprofessional conduct. McEldoonWesleyMD.pdf

    MILLER, KEVIN G., M.D. License # MD12588; 09/12/12. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to the following: 1) accept a reprimand; and 2) accept the following license restrictions: the licensee shall immediately cease prescribing controlled medications, including all opiates and benzodiazepines, for the treatment of chronic pain except for (i) patients in skilled nursing facilities or long term care facilities; (ii) patients in hospice care; or (iii) patients with metastatic cancer. The licensee may prescribe controlled substances for no more than ten (10) consecutive days to treat acute conditions. This action is based on inappropriate prescribing practices. millerkevinmd.pdf

    NESBIT, ALEXANDRIA E., P.A.-C License # PA893; 10/23/12. On September 11, 2012 the Board reviewed a written request from the licensee to reduce the frequency of her substance monitoring based upon her completion of 150 substance screens over a three (3) year period, all of which have been negative, and to reduce the frequency of her sessions with her substance abuse counselor. Following its review, the Board voted to amend the Consent Agreement by reducing the frequency of substance abuse screens to fifteen (15) per year. The Board declined to reduce the frequency of the licensee's sessions with her substance abuse counselor. NesbitAlexandriaPA.pdf

    O'MAHONY, RUTH E., M.D.; License # MD18008; 05/30/12. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing the Board and the licensee agree to the following disposition: the licensee concedes that based upon the facts described in the Consent Agreement, the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could conclude that she engaged in a pattern of conduct that constitutes incompetence in the practice of medicine. As discipline, the licensee agrees to accept an Inactive Maine medical license. The licensee understands and agrees that she cannot and will not practice medicine in the State of Maine with an Inactive Maine medical license. This action is based on competence issues. O'MahonyRuthMD.pdf

    ROBERTSON, NEIL C., P.A.-C, License # PA531. 09/11/12. In lieu of further investigations and proceedings, the licensee agrees to the following: 1) a reprimand; 2) the immediate and voluntary surrender of his Maine physician assistant license effective upon the execution of this Consent Agreement and 3) reimburse the Board Seven Hundred Thirty-One Dollars and Six Cents ($731.06) for costs of investigation within six (6) months following the execution of this Consent Agreement. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and incompetence. robertsonneilpac.pdf

    STEWART, CHARLES M., M.D.; License MD12483; 05/25/12. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee concedes that should complaint CR 10-603 proceed to a hearing, the Board would have sufficient evidence from which it could conclude that he engaged in unprofessional conduct. The licensee agrees to accept the following: 1) a reprimand; 2) a license probation for five (5) years following the execution of this Consent Agreement. Specific conditions of probation shall include: (i) the licensee shall enroll in, attend and successfully complete a Board-approved course in medical ethics and boundaries within six (6) months following the execution of this Consent Agreement.; (ii) the licensee shall engage in counseling with a mental health provider approved by the Board regarding his countertransference issues with patients. Counseling shall occur at least once per month; (iii) prior to resuming treatment of female patients, and following his successful completion of a Board-approved course in medical ethics and boundaries, the licensee must have a Board approved practice monitor who shall monitor that part of the licensee's practice involving the treatment of female patients; (iv) the licensee shall perform an audio recording of all treatment sessions involving female patients, which recordings shall be created and maintained in his office, but kept separately from the patient's file in order to preserve confidentiality; (v) within one (1) year of the execution of this Consent Agreement, the licensee shall reimburse the Board One Thousand Five Hundred One Dollars and Ninety Cents ($1,501.90) as costs of investigation. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. StewartCharlesMMD.pdf

    TIEMANN,WILLIAM E., M.D.; License # MD17069; 12/11/12. On November 13, 2012 the Board reviewed a written request from the licensee to terminate the Consent Agreement entered into on June 10, 2008 based upon his full compliance to date and his successful completion of a five-year monitoring contract with the Louisiana Physician's Health Program (PHP). In addition, the licensee indicated that he no longer practices teleradiology, limits his practice of medicine to Louisiana, and requested to withdraw his Maine medical license. The Board reviewed correspondence from the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program (MMPHP) and the Louisiana PHP regarding the licensee's compliance. Following its review, the Board voted to grant the licensee's request to terminate the Consent Agreement and allow him to withdraw his Maine medical license. Tiemann William.pdf

    TKACH, JOHN S., M.D.: License # MD13903; 04/23/12. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to the following: 1) accept a reprimand; 2) reimburse the Board Two Thousand Seven Hundred Five Dollars and Zero Cents ($2705.00) as costs of investigation; and 3) accept the following license restriction: the licensee shall immediately cease prescribing controlled medications, including all opiates and benzodiazepines, for the treatment of chronic pain except for (i) patients in skilled nursing facilities or long term care facilities; (ii) patients in hospice care; or (iii) patients with metastatic cancer. The licensee may prescribe controlled substances for no more than ten (10) consecutive days to treat acute conditions. This action is based on inappropriate prescribing practices. TkachJohnSMD.pdf

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    Adverse Actions 2011

    PHYSICIAN/LICENSEE, EFFECTIVE DATE, DESCRIPTION

    BELL, MICHAEL A., M.D.: License # 016124; 09/13/11. On May 9, 2011 the Board reviewed a request from the licensee to amend the Consent Agreement. In light of the licensee's progress in recovery, including in-patient treatment and successful monitoring with negative drug screens for over three years the Consent Agreement is amended as follows: a) by amending paragraph 10(c)(5)(a) to read as follows: Clinical Setting Inspections. During the period of probation, Dr. Bell shall provide the Board with all locations where he practices medicine. In addition, Dr. Bell shall permit the Board or its agents to conduct announced and/or unannounced inspections of all locations where he practices medicine. Dr. Bell shall reimburse the Board for any actual costs incurred as a result of any inspection performed pursuant to this section; and b) by deleting paragraph 10(c)(5)(c)(1), which prohibited his access to Pyxis machines and permitted him to possess limited types of controlled substances only in the presence of another hospital employee. Bell Michael.pdf

    BERRY, MICHAEL S., M.D. License # 017153; 02/17/11. On December 14, 2010 the Board reviewed a request from the licensee to amend the Consent Agreement to reduce the frequency of substance abuse monitoring and counseling requirements. The licensee submitted reports from his psychologist and substance abuse counselor in support of his request. After review the Board voted to amend the Consent Agreement as requested by the licensee. BERRY MICHAEL.pdf

    BOBKER, DANIEL, M.D. License # 013940; 08/24/11. On April 21, 2011 the Board received information from Dr. Bobker's Substance Abuse Monitor recommending that Dr. Bobker's counseling for substance abuse occur once every two (2) months. Following its review of this information, and in light of Dr. Bobker's progress in recovery, the Board voted to reduce the frequency of his substance abuse counseling as recommended. Paragraph 15(e)(i) of the Second Consent Agreement dated January 27, 2010 shall be amended to read as follows: Substance Abuse Treatment. Within thirty (30) days following the execution of this Second Consent Agreement, Dr. Bobker shall submit for approval the name of a license individual or agency in the treatment of substance abuse with whom Dr. Bobker shall consult and counsel for the purpose of working on all issues pertaining to his substance abuse issues, including Dr. Bobker's compliance with this Second Consent Agreement, which consultations shall occur at least once every two calendar months following the execution of the Third Amendment to this Second Consent Agreement. BobkerDanielMD.pdf

    BOBKER, DANIEL, M.D. License # 013940; 07/12/11. On June 14, 2011 the Board received information that the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program (MMPHP) was testing the licensee three (3) times per month. As a result, the Board voted to offer the licensee a Third Amendment to the Second Consent Agreement to reduce the frequency of required testing to three (3) times per month. Paragraph 15(d)(iii)(b) of the Second Consent Agreement dated January 27, 2010 shall be amended to read as follows: For the period following Dr. Bobker's return to the active practice of medicine and for one year thereafter, urine samples shall be provided three (3) times a month. In complying with this provision of the Second Consent Agreement, Dr. Bobker shall notify the Board, his Substance Abuse Monitor, and his Treatment Provider(s) immediately upon his return to the active practice of medicine. The frequency of urine testing shall continue as outlined herein even while Dr. Bobker is on vacation or on a leave of absence in the continental United States. Dr. Bobker shall be responsible for making arrangements to ensure that the testing is carried out with the frequency and standards outlined in this Second Consent Agreement. BobkerDanielMD.pdf

    BOBKER, DANIEL, M.D. License # 013940; 05/10/11. On January 28, 2011 the Board received a written request from the licensee to amend the Second Consent Agreement to allow him to increase his daytime work hours to thirty (30) hours per week. In addition, on February 7, 2011 and March 2, 2011 the Board received letters supporting the licensee's readiness to increase his daytime work hours to thirty (30) hours per week from his current treatment providers and practice monitor. On March 8, 2011 the Board reviewed the licensee's request and the supporting documentation and voted to grant the licensee's request. Paragraph 15(f)(iii) of the Second Consent Agreement will be amended to read: Work Hours. Upon return to the active practice of medicine, Dr. Bobker agrees to work no more than thirty (30) hours per week (daytime hours only). Dr. Bobker agrees to permit the Board or its agent(s) complete access to his medical practice to ensure his compliance with this provision. Dr. Bobker may file a written application with the Board to increase the number of work hours he may work per week. The Board shall retain the sole discretion to grant or deny such a request without hearing. Dr. Bobker acknowledges that any decision by the Board concerning this issue is not appealable. BobkerDanielMD.pdf

    BOTEZAN, KHRISTINE C., M.D.; 06/15/11. On April 12, 2011 the Board voted to preliminarily deny the licensee's application for a temporary Maine medical license. The licensee was notified by letter dated May 12, 2011, sent certified mail, return receipt requested. The licensee did not appeal the preliminary denial. The preliminary denial became final effective June 15, 2011. The action was based on fraud or deceit in obtaining a license.

    CHARETTE, DEBORAH J., P.A.-C License # PA-862; 03/08/11. By Consent Agreement the licensee agrees to withdraw her Maine physician's assistant license while under investigation. The licensee agrees that her withdrawal of licensure while under investigation is an adverse licensing action. This action is based on alleged substance abuse issues. CharetteDeborahPA.pdf

    ELMADBOUH, HANY M., M.D. 11/07/10. On March 9, 2010 the Board voted to preliminarily deny the licensee's application for a permanent Maine medical license. The licensee was notified by letter dated May 20, 2010, sent certified mail, return receipt requested. The licensee acknowledged receipt of the letter in an e-mail dated June 2, 2010. The licensee requested additional information, which was provided on August 24, 2010 and again on October 7, 2010. The licensee did not appeal the preliminary denial. The denial became effective November 7, 2010. The action was based on unprofessional conduct.

    EL-SILIMY, OSAMA EL SAYED A., M.D.: License # 014725; 12/14/10. On December 14, 2010 the Board reviewed a request from the licensee to remove the condition from the licensee's Maine medical license based on the adverse effect this restriction has upon his ability to be admitted into certain health networks. After review, the Board voted to grant the request based on the adverse impact the condition has upon the licensee's ability to be admitted into certain health networks and the licensee's representation that he will continue to utilize an unalterable medical record keeping system. El-Silimy OsamaMD.pdf

    FALLON, PATRICK J., M.D.: License # 013805; 06/09/11. The licensee completed the thirty (30) day suspension period as specified in the Consent Agreement dated May 10, 2011. The licensee remains subject to the other terms and conditions in the Consent Agreement. FallonPatrickMD.pdf

    FALLON, PATRICK J., M.D.: License # 013805; 05/10/11. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjducatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint no. CR 10-163 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude the he engaged in unprofessional conduct by: 1) engaging in an inappropriate relationship with patient AB, with whom he had a physician-patient relationship and 2) providing the Board with false information in his response to the complaint. The licensee admits that the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could conclude that such conduct constitutes unprofessional conduct and grounds for discipline. The licensee agrees to accept the following discipline: 1) a reprimand; 2) a fine of ten thousand dollars and zero cents ($10,000.00). However, payment of four thousand dollars and zero cents ($4,000.00) is suspended so long as the licensee complies with all of the terms and conditions of this Consent Agreement; 3) a license suspension of thirty (30) days commencing upon the execution of the Consent Agreement; and 4) a license probation for five (5) years subject to conditions as outlined in the Consent Agreement. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. FallonPatrickMD.pdf

    FOLKEMER, CARL T., M.D.: License # 018400; 07/21/11. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that his recent discipline by the Maryland Board of Physicians, together with the facts and circumstances underlying that discipline, constitutes unprofessional conduct and grounds for the Maine Board to impose discipline against his Maine medical license. As discipline for the conduct, the licensee agrees to the following terms and conditions: 1) within six (6) months of the date of execution of this Consent Agreement, the licensee shall successfully complete a Board-approved course in medical recordkeeping; 2) within one (1) year of the date of execution of this Consent Agreement, the licensee shall successfully complete a course of significant duration in the following subject areas: a) appropriate prescribing practices involving opioid medications and benzodiazepines; and b) appropriate pain management practices; 3) a three (3) year license probation commencing upon his active practice of medicine in the State of Maine. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. FolkemerCarlMD.pdf

    GAMMON, DAVID B., M.D., License # 017705; 12/14/10. On December 14, 2010 the Board reviewed a request from the licensee to rescind/terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure based upon his compliance with its terms and the reinstatement of his federal DEA registration. Following its review, the Board voted to terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure effective December 14, 2010, and grant Dr. Gammon a full and unrestricted medical license. GammonDavidMD.pdf

    HARDING, LESLIE C., M.D.: License # MD9446; 12/13/11. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to the following: 1) accept a reprimand; 2) reimburse the Board Three Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($300.00) as costs of investigation; and 3) accept the following license restriction: the licensee shall immediately cease prescribing controlled medications (i.e. narcotics, including all opiates and opioids) for the treatment of chronic pain except for (i) patients in skilled nursing facilities or long term care facilities; (ii) patients in hospice care; or (iii) patients with metastatic cancer. The licensee may prescribe controlled substances for no more than ten (10) consecutive days to treat acute conditions. This action was based on inappropriate prescribing practices. Harding CA.pdf

    JOACHIM, DAN W., M.D. License # 018082; 08/17/11. In lieu of further investigation and proceedings in this matter, the licensee agrees to the following disposition: the licensee does not admit or acknowledge any impropriety or wrong-doing or any violation of federal or state law. However, the licensee agrees that, if true, his receipt and possession of sexually explicit visual depictions of child pornography in violation of federal law could constitute unprofessional conduct and grounds for discipline of his Maine medical licensee. As discipline, the licensee agrees to the immediate and voluntarily surrender of his Maine medical license effective 08/17/11. JoachimDanMD.pdf

    LEONG, KENG CHEONG M.D.: License # 007235; 05/10/11. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee concedes that the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could conclude that he engaged in unprofessional conduct by prescribing narcotic medication to patients without conducting and documenting appropriate medical history, physical examination and treatment planning. The licensee concedes that such conduct, if proven, could constitute grounds for discipline and denial of his application to renew his Maine medical license. The licensee agrees to accept the following discipline: 1) a reprimand; 2) the licensee shall immediately cease practicing general medicine, a medical specialty for which he has limited medical training and limit his practice of medicine only to office-based gynecology; and 3) the licensee shall immediately cease prescribing any controlled medications for the treatment of chronic pain (i.e. narcotics, benzodiazepines, and hypnotics). The Board agrees to issue the licensee a Maine medical license subject to the following restrictions/conditions: 1) the licensee will limit his practice of medicine to office-based gynecology; 2) the licensee shall not prescribe any controlled medications for the treatment of chronic pain (i.e. narcotics, benzodiazepines and hypnotics); and 3) the licensee shall not prescribe controlled substances for more than ten (10) consecutive days to treat gynecology patients for acute pain/acute anxiety conditions. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. LeongKengCheongMD.pdf

    MOFFAT, MITCHELL G., M.D. 01/11/11. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on January 11, 2011 the Board voted to deny the licensee's appeal of the preliminary denial of his application for a permanent Maine medical license. This action was based on unprofessional conduct. MoffatMitchellMD.pdf

    MOORE, MARYANNE W., M.D.: License # 015953; 04/12/11. In lieu of further investigations and proceedings, the licensee admits that the Board has evidence from which it could conclude by the preponderance of the evidence that she engaged in habitual substance abuse that is foreseeably likely to result in her performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients. As discipline for this conduct, the licensee agrees to the immediate and voluntary surrender of her Maine medical license. This action is based on alcohol abuse issues. MooreMaryanneMD.pdf

    NESBIT, ALEXANDRIA E., P.A.-C License # PA-893; 10/28/11. On September 13, 2011 the Board reviewed a request from the licensee to approve a physician's assistant as her primary care provider. The Board noted that the Consent Agreement provided for a Board-approved "primary care physician." After review, the Board voted to amend the Consent Agreement to allow it to approve a physician's assistant or other health care provider. The language in the Consent Agreement is amended to replace the term "primary care physician" with "primary care physician/medical provider." NesbitAlexandriaPA.pdf

    NESBIT, ALEXANDRIA E., P.A.-C; License # PA-893; 07/12/11. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR 10-524 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that the licensee engaged in habitual substance abuse that was foreseeably likely to result in her performing services in a manner that endangered the health or safety of patients. The licensee agrees to accept the following discipline: The licensee's Maine physician's assistant license will be placed on probation for five (5) years with the following conditions: 1) the licensee agrees to abstain from the use of any and all prohibited substances as outlined in the Consent Agreement; 2) the licensee agrees that she shall obtain all prescription medication(s), with the exception of medications prescribed by her treating psychiatrist, from a single primary care physician approved by the Board; 3) the licensee will be subject to substance abuse monitoring; 4) the licensee shall consult and counsel with a Board-approved individual or agency for substance abuse issues at least twice monthly; 5) the licensee shall consult and counsel with a Board-approved individual or agency for the treatment of mental health issues at least monthly; 6) the licensee shall provide the Board with all locations where she practices and shall permit the Board to conduct announced and/or unannounced inspections of all locations where she practices; 6) the licensee shall have a Board approved practice monitor; and 7) the licensee shall attend AA and/or NA or another Board approved non-faith-based self-help group meeting at least twice per week. The licensee shall attend self-help group meetings of an impaired medical professional group (i.e. Caduceus). The licensee shall submit a quarterly report of her attendance at AA, NA or impaired professional self-help group meetings to the Board. This action is based on substance abuse issues. NesbitAlexandriaPA.pdf

    NETHALA, VENKATRAM, M.D.: License # 018751; 03/16/11. By Consent Agreement, the Board granted the licensee a Conditional Maine medical license with the following terms and conditions: 1) the licensee agrees to abstain from the use of any and all prohibited substances as defined in the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure; 2) the licensee agrees that for the duration of this Consent Agreement he will be required to undergo some level of substance abuse monitoring; 3) within thirty (30) days following the execution of this Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure, the licensee shall submit for Board approval the name of a licensed individual or agency in the treatment of substance abuse with whom the licensee will obtain counseling; 4) Within thirty (30) days following the execution of this Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure, the licensee shall submit for Board approval the name of a primary care physician who shall prescribe all necessary medications for the licensee and coordinate all pharmacological therapy with the Board approved substance abuse providers; 5) Within thirty (30) days following the execution of this Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure, the licensee must have a Board-approved practice monitor; 6) the licensee will attend AA and/or NA or another non-faith based self-help group meeting approved by the Board; and 7) the licensee shall enter into a contract with the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program and fully participate in that program as long as this Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure remains in force. NethalaVenkatramMD.pdf

    NEWCOMB, JOHN L., M.D., License # 7862; 12/13/11. The licensee successfully completed the five (5) year probation as specified in the Consent Agreement dated December 12, 2006. The licensee currently holds an unrestricted Maine medical license. Newcomb John.pdf

    SITTERLY, KARL F., M.D., License # 15041; 12/1/11. On September 13, 2011 the Board reviewed a written request from the licensee to terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure based upon his compliance with its terms and conditions, his successful practice of medicine thereunder, and the correspondence from the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program which supported his request. Following its review, the Board voted to grant the licensee's request to terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure and grant him a full and unrestricted medical license. Sitterly Karl.pdf

    TOTO, TIMOTHY P.A.-C License # PA-351; 03/08/11. On March 8, 2011, the Board reviewed a request from the licensee to withdraw his appeal of the Board' s preliminary denial of his application to reinstate his Maine physician's assistant license, which preliminary denial was based upon the applicant's lack of licensure or active practice as a physician assistant in another U.S. State or Canada within the past five to six years. More specifically, there is no evidence that Mr. Toto had actively engaged in the supervised practice of medicine as a physician assistant since he surrendered his Maine physician license effective May 11, 2004. This constitutes grounds to deny reinstatement of Mr. Toto's Maine physician assistant license pursuant to Board Rule, Chapter 2, Section 4(E)(4), which provides: "The Board, at its discretion, may not reinstate the license of any physician assistant who has not provided evidence satisfactory to the Board of having actively engaged in the supervised practice of medicine for at least 12 of the past 18 months under the license of another jurisdiction of the United States or Canada." The Board granted the applicant's request to withdraw his appeal. The Board's final denial of the applicant's application for reinstatement of his Maine physician's assistant license became effective March 8, 2011. Toto Timothy.pdf

    WERBLIN, JOSHUA P., M.D.: License # TD101061; 06/01/11. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint number CR 10-525, the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that he (a) self prescribed controlled drugs (engaged in self treatment); (b) provided medical treatment, including prescribing controlled drugs to AT, with whom he had a close, personal relationship; and (c) failed to create and maintain appropriate medical records regarding his treatment of AT and his prescribing controlled drugs to AT. The licensee admits that such conduct constitutes unprofessional conduct. The licensee agrees to: (1) accept a reprimand; (2) pay a monetary penalty of four thousand dollars and zero cents ($4,000.00), one half of which, two thousand dollars and zero cents ($2,000.00) will be suspended so long as the licensee complies with the terms of this agreement; and (3) successfully complete courses pre-approved by the Board regarding Opiod prescribing; ethics and boundaries; and medical record-keeping within twelve (12) months of the execution of this Consent Agreement. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. WerblinJoshuaMD.pdf

    WIEGAND, TIMOTHY J., M.D.: License # MD17860; 12/13/11. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to the following: 1) accept a reprimand; 2) pay a fine of three thousand dollars and zero cents ($3000.00 ). Payment of one half of the fine ($1500.00) is suspended so long as the licensee complies with the terms of the Consent Agreement; and 3) the licensee's Maine medical license will be placed on probation for five (5) years with the following conditions: 1) the licensee agrees to abstain from the use of any and all prohibited substances as outlined in the Consent Agreement; 2) the licensee agrees that he shall obtain all prescription medication(s), from a single primary care physician approved by the Board; 3) the licensee will be subject to substance abuse monitoring; 4) the licensee shall consult and counsel with a Board-approved individual or agency for substance abuse issues at least twice monthly; 5) the licensee shall provide the Board with all locations where he practices medicine 6) the licensee shall have a Board approved practice monitor; and 7) the licensee shall attend AA and/or NA or another Board approved non-faith-based self-help group meeting at least twice per week. The licensee shall attend self-help group meetings of an impaired medical professional group (i.e. Caduceus). The licensee shall submit a quarterly report of his attendance at AA, NA or impaired professional self-help group meetings to the Board. This action was based on inappropriate prescribing practices. Wiegand.pdf

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    Adverse Actions 2010

    PHYSICIAN/LICENSEE, EFFECTIVE DATE, DESCRIPTION

    ANDROKITES, ALICE C., M.D.: License # 014624; 05/11/10. On May 11, 2010 the Board voted to accept the licensee's surrender of her Maine medical license. The licensee surrendered her license while under investigation for competence issues.

    ARATO, HOLLY G. M.D. :License # 013391; 01/12/10. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that the Board has sufficient evidence to conclude that: A. She violated the terms of her consent agreement by (i) failing to fully participate in the Physicians Health Program, (ii) failing to continue to maintain a relationship with a Board approved physician who would provide all her pain medications and prescriptions, and (iii) obtaining opioid medication for a friend (self-prescribing) for her use outside of a Board approved doctor/physician relationship; and B. She currently suffers from a mental or physical condition that may result in her ability to practice medicine in a manner that endangers either the health or safety of patients. The licensee concedes that the foregoing constitutes grounds for discipline. As discipline for the foregoing conduct, the licensee agrees to the immediate and voluntary surrender of her Maine medical license. Arato Holly.pdf

    BOBKER, DANIEL, M.D.: License # 013940; 08/17/10. On July 13, 2010 the Board reviewed a request on behalf of the licensee from his addictionologist to amend the Second Consent Agreement to reduce the substance abuse counseling to once a month. Following its review, the Board voted to grant the request to reduce the substance abuse counseling to once a month. All other terms and conditions of the Second Consent Agreement remain in full force and effect. BobkerDanielMD.pdf

    BOBKER, DANIEL, M.D. License # 013940; 01/27/10. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the Board granted the licensee a conditional Maine medical license subject to the following terms and conditions: 1) the licensee agrees to abstain from the use of any and all prohibited substances as defined in the Second Consent Agreement; 2) the licensee agrees that for the period following the execution of the Second Consent Agreement until he returns to the active practice of medicine substance abuse testing shall be performed once a week; 3) for the period following the licensee's return to the active practice of medicine and for one (1) year thereafter, substance abuse monitoring shall occur weekly; 4) the licensee shall submit for Board approval the name of a substance abuse monitor; 5) within thirty (30) days following the execution of the Second Consent Agreement the licensee shall submit for Board approval the name of a licensed individual or agency in the treatment of substance abuse with whom he shall consult at least twice monthly; 6) within thirty (30) days following the execution of the Second Consent Agreement the licensee shall submit for Board approval the name of a licensed individual or agency in the treatment of mental health issues with whom he shall consult at least monthly; 7) commencing one (1) month following the execution of the Second Consent Agreement and continuing for one (1) year thereafter, the licensee shall ensure that the Board approved treatment providers submit to the Board written reports regarding his compliance with treatment, ability to continue practicing medicine and his prognosis for continued recovery; 8) Prior to returning to the active practice of medicine, the licensee must have a Board approved practice location. The licensee agrees to work no more than twenty 20 hours per week (daytime hours only), and shall not take call. The licensee shall have a Board approved Physician Monitor and shall practice pursuant to a written plan of supervision; 9) The licensee agrees to attend AA and/or NA and enter into a contract with the Maine Professionals Health Program and fully participate in the program as long as the Second Consent Agreement remains in force. This action is based on violation of the terms and conditions of a prior Consent Agreement and substance abuse issues. BobkerDanielMD.pdf

    BROWN, BENJAMIN M., M.D.: License # 016862; 08/24/10. On June 8, 2010 the Board reviewed a request from the licensee to amend the Consent Agreement to remove paragraph 15(d)(1) of the Consent Agreement which provides that the licensee shall "restrict his practice of medicine to a location approved by the Board." Based upon the licensee's compliance with the Consent Agreement and the positive reports from his monitor, the Board voted to offer an amendment to the Consent Agreement. Paragraph 15(d)(1) shall be amended by deleting existing language and replacing it with the following language: "Clinical Setting/Inspections. During the period of probation, Dr. Brown shall notify the Board of all locations where he practices medicine. In addition, Dr. Brown is on notice that the Board or its agents may conduct announced and/or unannounced inspections of all locations where he practices medicine. Dr. Brown shall reimburse the Board for any actual costs incurred as a result of any inspection performed pursuant to this section." All other terms and conditions of the Consent Agreement effective April 14, 2009 remain in full force and effect. Brown Benjamin MD.pdf

    BUTLERS, GEORGE H., M.D.: License # 011759; 09/14/10. By Consent Agreement, the licensee agrees to accept a conditional license to practice medicine in the State of Maine. The licensee's Maine medical license will be subject to the following conditions: 1) the licensee shall limit his practice of medicine to a closely supervised primary care medical practice location approved by the Board; 2) the licensee shall practice medicine only at the Board approved location under the close supervision of a board certified primary care physician approved by the Board; 3) the licensee shall ensure that the duties of his supervising/monitoring physician include on-going, regular supervision, review of patient charts, review of efficacy of prescribed medications and consultation with other health care providers involved in the patients' care. 4) the licensee shall ensure that his board-approved supervising/monitoring physician is aware of and ensures that the licensee complies with conditions listed in section 11(d) of the Consent Agreement. This action is based on lack of recent medical practice. ButlersGeorgeHMD.pdf

    COOPER, JAMES C., M.D. License # TD081107; 10/12/10. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on October 12, 2010 the Board voted to reprimand the licensee and deny his appeal of the preliminary denial of his application for a permanent Maine medical license. This action is based on unprofessional conduct.CooperJamesMD.pdf

    DE LOS HEROS, REINALDO O., M.D.; License # 017206; 04/13/10. On April 13, 2010 the Board reviewed information received from the licensee indicating that he would comply with all recommendations of the evaluator resulting from his neuropsychiatric evaluation. Based on this information, the Board voted to terminate the Consent Agreement dated July 23, 2009 as amended by the First Amendment to Consent Agreement dated February 2, 2010. This action is effective April 13, 2010. DeLosHeros Reinaldo.pdf

    De Los HEROS, REINALDO O., M.D.; License # 017206; 02/02/10. On December 8, 2009 the Board reviewed the licensee's written request to amend the Consent Agreement entered into on July 23, 2009. After review the Board voted to amend the Consent Agreement as follows: 1) Paragraph 3c the existing language will be deleted and replaced with the following language: "Monitoring shall occur at least once a month, and shall include a review of all patient charts and review of at least one tape-recorded session between Dr. de los Heros and a patient." 2) Paragraph 3d the existing language will be deleted and replaced with the following language: "Dr. de los Heros shall ensure that his supervising/monitoring psychiatrist provides written reports of his progress to the Board once per month and provides verbal reports of his progress to Dr. Dreher once per month." DeLosHeros Reinaldo.pdf

    FESTINO, MICHAEL J., M.D.: License # 006038; 10/12/10. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that he (a) self prescribed controlled drugs (engaged in self treatment); (b) provided medical treatment, including prescribing controlled drugs to H.D., with whom he had a close, personal relationship; and (c) failed to create and maintain appropriate medical records regarding his treatment of H.D. and his prescribed controlled drugs to H.D. The licensee admits that such conduct constitutes unprofessional conduct. The licensee agrees to: (1) accept a reprimand; (2) pay a monetary penalty of one thousand dollars and zero cents ($1,000.00); and (c) successfully complete a course pre-approved by the Board in medical record-keeping within twelve (12) months of the execution of this Consent Agreement. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. FestinoMichaelMD.pdf

    GAMMON, DAVID B., M.D., License # 017705; 12/14/10. On December 14, 2010 the Board reviewed a request from the licensee to rescind/terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure based upon his compliance with its terms and the reinstatement of his federal DEA registration. Following its review, the Board voted to terminate the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure effective December 14, 2010, and grant Dr. Gammon a full and unrestricted medical license. GammonDavidMD.pdf GRIFFIN, MICHAEL J., M.D. License # 010691; 07/13/10. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee voluntarily surrendered his Maine medical license effective July 13, 2010. This action is based on a report of a relapse to alcohol use, and the licensee's decision to retire from the practice of medicine. Griffin Michael MD.pdf

    KENISTON-DUBOCQ, LINDA, M.D.; License # 012260; 04/30/10. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR 09-220 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could conclude that Dr. Keniston-Dubocq engaged in habitual substance abuse that was foreseeably likely to result in her performing services in a manner that endangered the health or safety of patients. The licensee agrees to accept the following discipline: The licensee's Maine medical license will be placed on probation for five (5) years with the following conditions: 1) the licensee agrees to abstain from the use of any and all prohibited substances as outlined in the Consent Agreement; 2) the licensee agrees that she shall obtain all prescription medication(s), with the exception of medications prescribed by her treating psychiatrist, from a single primary care physician approved by the Board; 3) the licensee will be subject to substance abuse monitoring; 4) the licensee shall consult and counsel with a Board-approved individual or agency for substance abuse issues at least twice monthly; 5) the licensee shall consult and counsel with a Board-approved individual or agency for the treatment of mental health issues at least monthly; 6) the licensee shall provide the Board with all locations where she practices medicine and shall permit the Board to conduct announced and/or unannounced inspections of all locations where she practices medicine; 6) the licensee shall have a Board approved practice monitor; and 7) the licensee shall attend AA and/or NA or another Board approved non-faith-based self-help group meeting at least twice per week. The licensee shall attend self-help group meetings of an impaired medical professional group (i.e. Caduceus). The licensee shall submit a quarterly report of her attendance at AA, NA or impaired professional self-help group meetings to the Board. This action is based on substance abuse issues. KenistonLindaC.MD.pdf

    MCBRIDE, ELIZABETH A., M.D.: License # 015045; 10/12/10. Thirty (30) day summary suspension of Maine medical license based on the imminent threat to the public posed by the licensee's continued practice of medicine. McBrideElizabethMD.pdf

    MICHALOWSKI, ELLEN E., M.D.: License # 014320; 07/13/10. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing beginning on April 13, 2010 and continued on July 13, 2010 the Board voted to revoke the licensee's Maine medical license effective July 13, 2010. This action is based on multiple violations, including fraud or deceit in the practice of medicine, substance abuse issues, unprofessional conduct, incompetence and violation of terms of probation. Michalowski Ellen.pdf

    NORTHROP, GEORGE E., M.D. License # TD081054, 11/09/10. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees that based upon evidence in the possession of the Board that with regard to the complaint and his application for a permanent Maine medical license the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that he: (1) engaged in habitual substance abuse that was foreseeably likely to result in his performing services in a manner that endangered the health or safety of patients and (2) engaged in unprofessional conduct by self-prescribing medication and by obtaining opioid medication for his personal use by issuing prescriptions in the name of his wife, family and/or friends. The licensee agrees to: (1) accept a reprimand; (2) pay a civil penalty of two thousand dollars and zero cents ($2,000.00) and (3) the licensee will withdraw his appeal of the Board's decision to preliminarily deny his application for a permanent Maine medical license, thereby making the Board's decision to preliminarily deny his pending application final. This action is based on substance abuse issues and unprofessional conduct. NorthropGeorgeMD.pdf

    SINGER, CLIFFORD M., M.D. 07/29/10. By Consent Agreement, the Board granted the licensee a conditional Maine medical license with the following terms and conditions, which shall remain in effect for a period of three (3) years following the execution of the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure: (1) the licensee agrees that he will not use sample medication without a prescription for his own treatment; (2) the licensee agrees to attend regularly scheduled appointments with his treating physician. The licensee agrees to only use medications prescribed by his treating physician; (3) the licensee understands and agrees that he will timely complete all medical record documentation. The licensee shall ensure that all medical records/charts are updated within twenty-four (24) hours of each patient encounter; (4) the licensee agrees to have a Professional Monitor approved by the Board review his medical charts for a period of three (3) years; (5) the licensee agrees to attend and successfully complete the Case Western Intensive Course in Medical Records Keeping with Individual Preceptorships within six (6) months of the execution of this Consent Agreement. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. SingerCliffordMD.pdf

    SITTERLY, KARL F., M.D.: License # 015041; 01/12/10. On November 10, 2009 the Board reviewed a request from the licensee to amend the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure to reduce the number of random urine tests from once every other week as required by the First Amendment to paragraph 14 (c)(iii)(b) of the conditions of licensure to once a month. Following its review, the Board voted to grant the licensee's request to amend the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure. All other terms and conditions of the Consent Agreement for Conditional License remain in full force and effect. Sitterly Karl.pdf

    SMITH, JENIE M., M.D.: License # 015392; 01/12/10. On January 12, 2010 the Board reviewed the licensee's written request to terminate her participation in the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program as required by the Decision and Order of the Board dated May 10, 2005. After review of the licensee's request, the Board voted to allow the licensee to terminate her participation in the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program. Smith Jenie.pdf

    SPEAR, MARK A., M.D.; License # 017044; 06/08/10. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee concedes that the Board has evidence from which it could conclude by the preponderance of the evidence that the alleged conduct occurred and could constitute fraud or deceit in obtaining a license. As discipline for complaint CR 10-092 the licensee agrees to: 1) accept a reprimand; and 2) pay a civil penalty of five hundred dollars ($500.00). This action is based on fraud or deceit in obtaining a license. SpearMarkAMD.pdf

    TESSIER, PAUL A., M.D.: License # 006620; 09/14/10. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing to appeal the Board's preliminary denial, the licensee agrees that the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could conclude that he engaged in unprofessional conduct by conducting F.A.A. aviation medical examinations without having an "active" Maine medical license. As discipline for the unprofessional conduct, the licensee agrees to: 1) accept a reprimand from the Board and 2) pay a civil penalty of three thousand dollars and zero cents ($3,000.00) on or before September 14, 2011. The Board agrees to issue the licensee an "active" Maine medical license subject to the following conditions: 1) the licensee will limit his practice of medicine to the following only: a) performing as an aviation medical examiner, conducting aviation medical examinations for the F.A.A. and Transport Canada and b) performing adult physical examinations for the Coast Guard, the Department of Transportation or life insurance companies; 2) the licensee shall not apply to the Board for a full and unrestricted "active" medical license based on his lack of active medical practice since 1999; 3) the licensee will keep careful records of all of his examinations; 4) the licensee will not hold himself out to the public as a fully practicing physician and will not accept patients for clinical care; 5) the licensee will not advertise services other than as an aviation medical examiner; 6) the licensee will not seek hospital privileges and 7) the licensee will keep current with the continuing medical education requirements and will conform to all requirements imposed by this license. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. Tessier Paul.pdf

    YORK, DAVID A., M.D. License # 017967; 07/13/10. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee voluntarily surrendered his Maine medical license effective July 13, 2010. This action is based on incompetence and unprofessional conduct related to the licensee's downloading of child pornography. York David MD.pdf

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    Adverse Actions 2009

    PHYSICIAN/LICENSEE, EFFECTIVE DATE, DESCRIPTION

    BAROODY, ROBERT, M.D. License # 010439; 10/08/09. The licensee completed the thirty (30) day suspension period as specified in the Consent Agreement dated September 8, 2009. The licensee remains subject to the other terms and conditions in the Consent Agreement. BaroodyRobertMD.pdf

    BAROODY, ROBERT, M.D. License # 010439; 09/08/09. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to the following: 1) a reprimand; 2) a monetary fine of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500); 3) a thirty (30) day license suspension and 4) a five (5) year license probation subject to specific conditions as outlined in the Consent Agreement. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. BaroodyRobertMD.pdf

    BROWN, BENJAMIN M., M.D. License # 016862; 04/14/09. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees that the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that he engaged in a sexual relationship with AM who was a patient and he engaged in a sexual relationship with RR a physician assistant whom he was supervising. The licensee admits that the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could conclude that the conduct with patient AM constitutes sexual misconduct and unprofessional conduct. The licensee admits that the conduct with RR could constitute unprofessional conduct. As discipline for the conduct described, the licensee agrees to accept the following discipline: a) a reprimand; b) a monetary fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000). The licensee will ensure that the fine is paid within thirty (30) days following the execution of the Consent Agreement; c) a license suspension of sixty (60) days commencing April 15, 2009; and d) a license probation for five (5) years following the execution of this Consent Agreement. As specific conditions of probation the licensee shall: i) restrict his practice of medicine to a location approved by the Board; ii) enroll in and successfully complete a Board approved course in medical ethics and boundaries within six (6) months following the execution of the Consent Agreement; iii) Within thirty (30) days of the execution of the Consent Agreement the licensee shall have a Board approved practice monitor; and iv) Within thirty (30) days of the execution of the Consent Agreement the licensee shall enroll in the Maine Medical Associations Medical Professionals Health Program. Brown Benjamin MD.pdf

    De Los HEROS, REINALDO O., M.D.; License # 017206; 07/23/09. In lieu of suspending the licensee's Maine medical license, licensee agrees to practice medicine in Maine only under the supervision of a Board-approved psychiatrist. The licensee's practice will be monitored subject to the conditions outlined in the Consent Agreement. The Consent Agreement will remain in effect until the complaint against the licensee can be resolved either by Consent Agreement, Adjudicatory Hearing or until the Board determines that a summary suspension of the licensee's license to practice medicine is necessary to protect the public. This action is based on competence issues. DeLosHeros Reinaldo.pdf

    DOYLE, ROBERT P., M.D. License # 007273; 04/14/09. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that he made offensive and unwelcome statements to a female medical student and that such conduct constitutes unprofessional conduct. As discipline for the conduct, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board. The licensee agrees that henceforth he shall refrain completely from making these types of offensive and unwelcome statements to medical students, medical colleagues, medical staff, nursing or hospital staff or patients. Doyle Robert MD.pdf

    FERRERA, PETER C., M.D. License # 016334; 11/10/09. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaint CR 09-297 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that his Maine medical license is subject to discipline as a result of the discipline imposed by the Consent Agreement and Order with the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct dated May 6, 2009. As discipline, the licensee agrees to accept 1) a reprimand and 2) a three (3) year license probation subject to conditions as outlined in the Consent Agreement. FerreraPeterMD.pdf

    FUSON, JEFFREY W., M.D. License # 009849; 05/12/09. On May 12, 2009 the Board reviewed the licensee's written request to fully reinstate his Maine medical license. In addition, the licensee appeared before the Board for an interview regarding his request. After discussion with the licensee, the Board voted to grant the licensee's request to terminate the Second Consent Agreement for Licensure and fully reinstate his Maine medical license. Fuson Jeffrey.pdf

    GIBBS, RICHARD T., M.D. License # TD081120; 11/10/09. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, Dr. Gibbs admits that with regard to complaint CR 09-219 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that: 1) he inappropriately used alcohol and Librium in order to self-manage his severe anxiety and depression; 2) he was repeatedly tardy and absent from his duties as a physician due to his self-medication and intoxication from his use of alcohol and that he left DECH without notice; and 3) he was arrested for OUI with a blood-alcohol content of .30. Dr. Gibbs admits that such conduct constitutes evidence of unprofessional conduct and habitual substance abuse foreseeably likely to result in his performing services in a manner that jeopardized patient safety. As discipline for his conduct, Dr. Gibbs agrees to: 1) accept a reprimand; 2) abstain completely from the use of any and all prohibited substances as defined in the Consent Agreement; 3) enroll and participate in the Pennsylvania Physicians' Health Program or the New Mexico Monitored Treatment Program; and 4) within thirty (30) days of the execution of this Consent Agreement provide a copies to licensing authorities/boards, hospitals, medical practices, current or prospective employers, and his primary care provider and other healthcare professionals involved in his care as outlined in the Consent Agreement. GibbsRichardMD.pdf

    KESSLER, RONALD W., P.A.-C License # PA-252; 06/09/09. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, Mr. Kessler agrees to the following: Mr. Kessler concedes that the Board has sufficient evidence to find that he provided grossly substandard care to patient LC by failing to (i) consult the patient's chart; (ii) recognize that the patient was in "septic shock" and refer the patient immediately to the hospital emergency department; and (iii) consult with his primary supervising physician. In addition, Mr. Kessler concedes that the Board has sufficient evidence to find that he violated the standard of care for medical record keeping by failing to create a contemporaneous progress note or written order regarding his examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patient LC on April 22, 2008. Mr. Kessler admits that such conduct constitutes incompetence and unprofessional conduct. As discipline for this conduct, the licensee agrees to the permanent revocation of his Maine physician assistant's license. Kessler Ronald PA-C.pdf

    KESSLER, RONALD W., P.A.-C License # PA-252; 01/13/09. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to the following: Mr. Kessler concedes that the Board has sufficient evidence to find that on multiple occasions he issued prescriptions for controlled substances without possessing a valid DEA registration. As discipline for this unprofessional conduct, the licensee agrees to the permanent revocation of his physician assistant's license effective January 13, 2009. Kessler Ronald PA-C.pdf

    MENDOZA, RENATO C., M.D. License # TD081078; 11/10/09. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, Dr. Mendoza agrees to the following: Dr. Mendoza concedes that the Board has evidence from which it could conclude by the preponderance of the evidence that the alleged conduct occurred and could constitute fraud or deceit in obtaining a license and/or attempting to obtain a license. As discipline, Dr. Mendoza agrees to accept a reprimand, pay a civil penalty of three thousand dollars ($3000.00), and withdraw his pending application for a permanent Maine medical license effective the date of execution of this Consent Agreement and never again apply for medical licensure in the State of Maine. Mendoza Renato MD.pdf

    NARANJA, ROGELIO J., JR., M.D. License # 015649; 11/10/09. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that with regard to complaints CR 08-377 and CR 08-409 the Board has sufficient evidence from which it could reasonably conclude that his medical record keeping and/or certain aspects of his care and treatment regarding Patients A, B, C and KS amounted to unprofessional conduct and grounds for discipline of his Maine medical license and/or denial of his application for renewal of his Maine medical license. As discipline the licensee agrees to the following: 1) a reprimand and 2) a license probation for five (5) years subject to conditions as outlined in the Consent Agreement. NaranjaRogelioMD.pdf

    SMITH, BRYAN D., M.D.; 07/14/09. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, Dr. Smith concedes that the Board has evidence from which it could conclude by the preponderance of the evidence that the alleged conduct occurred and could constitute fraud or deceit in obtaining a license. Dr. Smith agrees to accept a censure and pay a civil penalty of one thousand dollars ($1,000). Dr. Smith's pending applications for a temporary and permanent Maine medical license are denied because he does not meet the statutory and rule requirements for licensure (i.e. he did not complete all medical examinations within seven (7) years). This action is based on fraud or deceit in obtaining a license. SMITH BRYAN D.pdf

    STERLING, ROBERT E. M.D. License # 018216; 11/10/09. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that he violated the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure on more than one occasion by testing positive for the presence of a metabolite of alcohol and using alcohol. As discipline for this conduct, the licensee agrees to the immediate, permanent and voluntary surrender of his Maine medical license. SterlingRobertMD.pdf

    STERLING, ROBERT E., M.D.: License # 018216; 09/14/09. Immediate, automatic suspension of Maine medical license following notification of a positive test for and admission to the use of a prohibited substance while under Consent Agreement for substance abuse monitoring. SterlingRobertMD.pdf

    STERLING, ROBERT E., M.D., License # 018216; 07/09/09. By Consent Agreement, the Board granted the licensee a probationary Maine medical license with the following terms and conditions, which shall remain in effect for a period of five (5) years following the execution of the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure: 1) the licensee agrees to abstain from the use of any and all prohibited substances as defined in the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure; 2) the licensee agrees that he may, for the duration of the five (5) year probation, be required to undergo some level of substance abuse monitoring; 3) within thirty (30) days following the execution of this Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure, the licensee shall submit for Board approval the name of a licensed individual or agency in the treatment of substance abuse with whom the licensee will obtain counseling; 4) Prior to engaging in the active practice of medicine, the licensee must have a Board-approved practice location; 5) Prior to engaging in the active practice of medicine, the licensee must have a Board-approved practice monitor; 6) the licensee will attend AA and/or NA or another non-faith based self-help group meeting approved by the Board; and 7) the licensee shall enter into a contract with the Maine Medical Professionals Health Program and fully participate in that program as long as this Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure remains in force. SterlingRobertMD.pdf

    STULC, JAROSLAV P., M.D.; License # 017690; 05/12/09. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on May 12, 2009, the Board voted to immediately revoke the licensee's Maine medical license. This action is based on fraud or deceit in obtaining a license, incompetence, and unprofessional conduct related to inappropriate behavior and statements towards patients and medical staff. StulcJaroslav.pdf

    TARTER, THOMAS A., M.D. License # EL071028; 09/08/09. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, Dr. Tarter entered into a consent agreement with the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine in which the Board issued a reprimand and $1,000 fine to Dr. Tarter for unprofessional conduct based upon his failure to timely complete patient medical records and in some cases failure to complete patient medical records. Dr. Tarter asserts that he was willing to complete all of the records and offer.TarterThomasMD.pdf

    TILLMAN, WILLIAM F., M.D. License # 017201; 05/12/09. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board and shall ensure that in the future he correctly and accurately completes all applications and documents that he files with the Board. In addition, the licensee shall pay a fine of one thousand ($1000.00) on or before June 6, 2009. This action is based on alleged fraud or deceit for failure to disclose information on a renewal application. TarterThomasMD.pdf

    TRIPP, LESLIE N., M.D., License # 011744; 07/31/09. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board and agrees to the immediate and permanent voluntary surrender of his Maine medical license. This action is based upon unprofessional conduct and sexual misconduct TrippLeslieN.MD.pdf

    TRIPP, LESLIE N., M.D., License # 011744; 07/14/09. Thirty (30) day summary suspension of Maine medical license based on the imminent threat to the public posed by the licensee's continued practice of medicine. TrippLeslieN.MD.pdf

    TUDDENHAM, ANN D., M.D. License # 014495; 02/10/09. By Consent Agreement the Board granted the licensee's application to reinstate her Maine medical license. The licensee admits that she failed to comply with the Board's statute by failing to renew her Maine medical license in a timely fashion. Specifically, the licensee admits that she failed to provide the Board with a current address when it changed, which resulted in the inadvertent lapse of her medical license, and the unintentional practice of medicine without a current license for a period of six (6) months. The licensee admits that such conduct constitutes unprofessional conduct and grounds for discipline and/or denial of her application to reinstate her Maine medical license. As discipline for this conduct, the licensee agrees to accept a warning from the Board and pay a monetary fine of One Thousand Dollars ($1000.00). Tuddenham Ann D.pdf

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    Adverse Actions 2008

    PHYSICIAN/LICENSEE, EFFECTIVE DATE, DESCRIPTION

    AHUMADA, CARLOS A., M.D.: License # 012657; 06/12/08. Automatic suspension of Maine medical license based on non-compliance with Board Order dated June 10, 2008. Ahumada Carlos.pdf

    AHUMADA, CARLOS A., M.D.: License # 012657; 05/13/08. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on May 13, 2008 the Board voted to order the following sanctions: 1. the licensee shall immediately enroll and participate in the total Physicians' Health Program which shall require urine testing for substances including alcohol wherever the licensee shall be located. 2. the licensee shall, at his own expense, undergo a psychological and substance abuse evaluation which shall be completed by June 13, 2008. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and substance abuse issues. Ahumada Carlos.pdf

    ANDREWS, ROBERT P., M.D. License # 005671; 10/14/08. By Consent Agreement the Board issued a restricted Maine medical license subject to the following conditions: 1) the licensee shall not apply for nor obtain a federal DEA registration; 2) the licensee shall not prescribe any controlled substances to any individual(s) in the State of Maine; and 3) the licensee shall complete the following continuing medical education courses, which must be pre-approved by the Board, within nine (9) months following the execution of this Consent Agreement: i) ethics and boundaries; and ii) prescribing practices. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and inappropriate prescribing practices. ANDREWS ROBERT.pdf

    ARATO, HOLLY G., M.D., License # 013391; 12/09/08. Thirty (30) day summary suspension of Maine medical license based on the imminent threat to the public posed by the licensee's continued practice of medicine. Arato Holly.pdf

    BABINE, SARAH E., M.D.: License # 016174; 07/08/08. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on July 8, 2008 the Board voted to immediately revoke the licensee's Maine medical license effective July 8, 2008. This action is based on substance abuse issues and violation of a Consent Agreement dated July 10, 2007 Babine Sarah.pdf

    BABINE, SARAH E., M.D.: License # 016174; 01/31/08. Automatic suspension of license for positive test for the presence of a prohibited substance while under Consent Agreement for substance abuse monitoring. Babine Sarah.pdf

    BELL, MICHAEL A., M.D. License # 016124; 12/09/08. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to the following: Dr. Bell concedes that the Board has sufficient evidence to find that he (i) engaged in the practice of fraud or deceit in connection with services rendered within the scope of his Maine medical license; (ii) engaged in habitual substance abuse that was foreseeably likely to result in his performing services in a manner that endangered the health or safety of patients; and (iii) engaged in unprofessional conduct by diverting and using opiates. The licensee will accept a reprimand from the Board and agrees that he will never again divert or use drugs that he has prescribed to patients for their care and treatment. The licensee will pay a monetary penalty of one thousand dollars ($1000.00) within thirty (30) days following the execution of this Consent Agreement. The licensee's Maine medical license will be placed on probation for five (5) years with the following conditions: 1) the licensee agrees to abstain from the use of any and all prohibited substances as outlined in the Consent Agreement; 2) the licensee agrees that he shall obtain all prescription medication(s), with the exception of medications prescribed by his treating psychiatrist, from a single primary care physician approved by the Board; 3) the licensee will be subject to substance abuse monitoring; 4) the licensee shall consult and counsel with a Board-approved individual or agency for substance abuse issues at least twice monthly; 5) the licensee shall practice only at Board approved practice locations; and 6) the licensee shall have a Board approved practice monitor. This action is based on unprofessional conduct, fraud or deceit in connection with services rendered within the scope of his Maine medical license and substance abuse issues. Bell Michael.pdf

    BERRY, MICHAEL S., M.D. License # 017153; 10/14/08. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to the following: The licensee will accept a Warning from the Board and will communicate with all patients and their families in a professional manner. The licensee's Maine medical license will be placed on a five (5) year probation with the following conditions: 1) the licensee agrees to abstain from any and all prohibited substances as outlined in the Consent Agreement; 2) the licensee will be subject to substance abuse monitoring; 3) the licensee shall consult and counsel with a Board-approved individual or agency for substance abuse issues at least twice monthly; 4) the licensee shall consult and counsel with a Board-approved individual for mental health issues at least monthly; 5) the licensee shall have a Board-approved primary care physician; and 6) the licensee shall practice only at Board approved practice locations. This action is based on unprofessional conduct, fraud or deceit in connection with services rendered within the scope of his Maine medical license, substance abuse issues and conviction of a crime that relates directly to the practice for which he is licensed. BERRY MICHAEL.pdf

    BEVERLY, BERT I., M.D.: License # 012762. The licensee complied with the terms and conditions of his Consent Agreement and was released from the terms and conditions of the agreement effective July 8, 2008. Beverly Bert.pdf

    BOBKER, DANIEL M.D. License #013940; 06/25/08. Automatic suspension of license for positive test for the presence of a prohibited substance while under Consent Agreement for substance abuse monitoring. BobkerDanielMD.pdf

    BOBKER, DANIEL, M.D. License #013940; 01/23/08. In lieu of proceeding to an adjudicatory hearing, the licensee accepts the following modifications and conditions to his Maine medical license: 1) the licensee agrees to abstain from any and all prohibited substances as outlined in the Consent Agreement; 2) the licensee agrees that he shall only obtain prescription medications from a single primary care physician approved by the Board; 3) the licensee will have a Board approved supervising physician who will oversee his substance abuse monitoring as outlined in the Consent Agreement; 4) the licensee will have a Board approved substance abuse counselor with whom he will meet at least twice monthly; 5) the licensee will have a Board approved mental health therapist and agrees to participate in psychotherapy. The psychotherapy sessions shall occur at least monthly; 6) Upon return to the active practice of medicine the licensee shall work no more than twenty (20) hours per week (daytime hours only); 7) Within thirty (30) days following his return to the active practice of medicine, the licensee will submit for Board approval the name of a licensed Maine physician who shall monitor his medical practice pursuant to a written plan of supervision approved by the Board; 8) the licensee agrees to attend AA and/or NA and will enter into a contract with the Maine Physicians Health Program and fully participate as long as this Consent Agreement remains in force. BobkerDanielMD.pdf

    BONHOMME, WILNER, M.D.; LICENSE TD071059; 005/13/08. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on May 13, 2008, the Board voted to give the licensee a warning. This action is based on fraud or deceit. Bonhomme Wilner.pdf

    BRITO, JOSEPH C., M.D.; 11/11/08: On November 11, 2008, the Board reviewed a request from the licensee to withdraw his appeal of the Board' s preliminary denial of his Maine medical license application based upon 1) his failure to complete a post-graduate residency program in a particular specialty; 2) his lack of any clinical practice for approximately ten (10) years; 3) the denial of his application(s) for licensure by other states; and 4) his history of substance abuse. The Board granted the licensee's request to withdraw his appeal. The Board's final denial of the licensee's application for a permanent Maine medical license became effective November 11, 2008. BritoJoseph.pdf

    CHAGRASULIS, ROBERT W., M.D.: License # 012162; 01/30/08. After review of a written request from the licensee on January 8, 2008 the Board voted to grant the licensee's written request to terminate the Consent Agreement for Reinstatement and Conditioned License based on the licensee's compliance to date and his representation that he will continue to remain an active participant in the Maine Physician's Health Program, Alcoholics Anonymous and Caducecus. Chagrasulis Robert.pdf

    DIERING, SCOTT, M.D.; LICENSE # 016678; 02/12/08. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on January 8, 2008, the Board voted to reprimand the licensee. The licensee's Maine medical license shall be allowed to lapse. This action is based on fraud or deceit, substance abuse issues and unprofessional conduct. DieringScottMD.pdf

    FAHEY, JOSEPH P., M.D.; LICENSE # 017732; 03/11/08. By consent agreement the Board issued a conditional license with the following conditions: 1) the licensee shall abstain from the use of any and all prohibited substance as outlined in the consent agreement and to undergo monitoring for the presence of such prohibited substances. 2) the licensee agrees that with the sole exception of medications permitted by the Board to be prescribed by his Board-approved treating psychiatrist, he shall only obtain his prescription medication(s) from a single primary care physician approved by the Board. 3) within thirty (30) days following the execution of this consent agreement for conditional licensure, the licensee shall submit for Board approval the name of an individual or agency in the treatment of substance abuse with whom the licensee shall consult and counsel for substance abuse issues. The licensee shall have consultations at least twice monthly. 4) within thirty (30) days following the execution of this consent agreement for conditional licensure, the licensee shall submit for Board approval the name of a licensed individual or agency with whom he shall counsel for depression and other mental health issues. The therapy sessions shall occur at least monthly. 5) within thirty (30) days following the execution of this consent agreement for conditional licensure, the licensee shall submit for Board approval the name of a primary care physician who shall prescribe all necessary medications for the licensee and who shall coordinate the licensee's treatment and pharmacological therapy. 6) prior to engaging in the active practice of medicine, the licensee must have a Board approved practice location and practice plan. 7) prior to engaging in the active practice of medicine, the licensee must have a Board approved practice monitor. 8) the licensee agrees to attend AA and/or NA or another non-faith based self help group meeting approved by the Board. 9) the licensee shall enter into a contract with the Maine Physicians Health Program and fully participate as long as this consent agreement for conditional licensure remains in force. This action is based on substance abuse issues. FaheyJosephMD.pdf

    FLETCHER, ANDREW J., M.D.; LICENSE # 016680; 12/24/08. Licensee requested by letter dated September 20, 2008 that the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure be amended by deleting the language of paragraph 12c of the Consent Agreement dated January 8, 2008. After review, the Board agrees to amend the Consent Agreement dated January 8, 2008 by deleting the following language: In complying with this provision, Dr. Fletcher agrees that he will not self-diagnose or self-treat himself for any medical issues. This amendment is effective December 24, 2008. Fletcher Andrew.pdf

    FLETCHER, ANDREW J., M.D.; LICENSE # 016680; 01/08/08. By Consent Agreement the Board issued a conditional license with the following conditions: the licensee will abstain from the use of any and all prohibited substances as outlined in the Consent Agreement; the licensee will obtain all prescription medications from a single primary care physician approved by the Board; the licensee will be subject to substance abuse monitoring to be performed by a Board approved supervising physician; the licensee will engage in board approved substance abuse counseling; the licensee will have a Board approved physician who will monitor the licensee's medical practice; the licensee will attend AA and/or NA and will enter into a contract with the Maine Physician's Health Program. This action is based on substance abuse issues. Fletcher Andrew.pdf

    GAMMON, DAVID B., M.D.: LICENSE # 017705; 03/26/08. Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure effective February 12, 2008 is amended to allow the licensee to perform reviews of medical records without providing direct patient care outside of a hospital setting. This amendment is effective March 26, 2008. GammonDavidMD.pdf

    GAMMON, DAVID B., M.D., LICENSE # 017705; 02/14/08. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a conditioned/restricted active license to practice medicine in the state of Maine. The licensee's restricted medical license shall be subject to the following conditions: a) the licensee shall limit his practice of medicine in Maine to being a "hospitalist" in a hospital duly licensed in the State of Maine; b) the licensee shall not practice medicine in any other setting outside of a duly licensed hospital; c) the licensee shall not issue any prescription(s) for any medication(s) for any patient(s) who is/are not inpatient(s) of the hospital where he practices medicine as a "hospitalist"; d) the licensee may issue one-time-only prescriptions (no re-fills permitted) to a patient upon the patient's discharge from the hospital and for the sole purpose of transitioning the patient back to his/her primary care provider; and e) the licensee shall provide a copy of this Consent Agreement to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of any hospital with whom he seeks or obtains employment. GammonDavidMD.pdf

    GIUSTRA, RICHARD A., M.D.: License # 0007280; 11/11/08. By Consent Agreement, the Board issued the licensee a restricted Maine medical license that limits his ability to practice medicine solely to didactic teaching which does not include the clinical examination or treatment of patients. Giustra Richard.pdf

    HEARN, WALTER N., P.A.-C: License # PA-060; 07/08/08. The licensee complied with the terms and conditions of his Consent Agreement and was released from the terms and conditions of the agreement effective July 8, 2008. Hearn Walter.pdf

    KAWAMURA, TAKEO, M.D.; LICENSE # 005412; 01/08/08. By Consent Agreement, the licensee agrees to the immediate, voluntary permanent surrender of his Maine medical license effective January 8, 2008. This action is based on incompetence and unprofessional conduct. Kawamura Takeo.pdf

    KESSLER, MICHAEL W., M.D.; LICENSE # 016184; 05/13/08. The licensee complied with the terms and conditions of his Consent Agreement and was released from the terms and conditions of the agreement effective May 13, 2008. Kessler Michael.pdf

    KESSLER, MICHAEL W., M.D.: LICENSE # 016184; 01/30/08. After review of a written request from the licensee on December 11, 2007 the Board voted to grant the licensee's request to amend the Consent Agreement for Conditional License by eliminating the last annual counseling requirement and report as required by paragraph 4 of the "Conditions of Licensure" entitled "Professional Management." The licensee remains subject to all other terms and conditions of the agreement. Kessler Michael.pdf

    KESSLER, RONALD W., P.A. -C, License # PA-252; 12/09/08. Thirty (30) day summary suspension of Maine medical license based on the imminent threat to the public posed by the licensee's continued practice of medicine. Kessler Ronald PA-C.pdf

    MATTHIAS, WEEZA, M.D.: LICENSE # 016622; 04/08/08. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to the immediate and permanent surrender of her Maine medical license effective April 8, 2008. This action is based on incompetence and unprofessional conduct. Matthias Weeza.pdf

    MATTHIAS, WEEZA, M.D. License # 016622; 02/12/08. Thirty (30) day summary suspension of Maine medical license based on the imminent threat to the public posed by the licensee's continued practice of medicine. Matthias Weeza.pdf

    MICHALOWSKI, ELLEN E., M.D.: License # 014320; 09/08/08. By Interim Consent Agreement, the licensee agrees to the temporary suspension of her Maine medical license until such time as the Board takes final action, either by hearing and decision and order or by Consent Agreement, regarding the licensee's alleged self-prescribing of narcotic medication. The licensee agrees that she will not practice medicine or render any professional health care services to any person in the State of Maine or in any other location under her Maine medical license. This action is based on substance abuse issues. Michalowski Ellen.pdf

    MYERS, JOHN L., M.D.: License # 010511. On June 10, 2008 the Board voted to accept the licensee's voluntary surrender of his Maine medical license. The licensee surrendered his license while under investigation for unprofessional conduct and alleged substance abuse issues. Myers John.pdf

    RIFFEL, SERGIO R., M.D. : License # 016873; 09/22/08. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to a license probation for two (2) years following the execution of this Consent Agreement. During the period of probation, the licensee will comply with the following conditions: 1) the licensee's medical practice will be monitored by a physician approved by the Board. 2) the licensee shall complete the following continuing medical education EACH year: a) a Board-approved course in cardiovascular disease; b) a Board-approved course in critical care; c) a Board-approved course in medical case management; and d) The Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP). RIFFEL SERGIO.pdf

    RUFFNER, JOSEPH D., M.D.: License # 015766; 09/09/08. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a Reprimand from the Board and agrees that he will never again sell a psychiatric patient under his care and treatment a firearm or any other property. The licensee will pay a monetary penalty of one thousand dollars ($1,000) within thirty (30) days of the execution of this Consent Agreement. In addition, the licensed Maine medical license will be placed on probation for a period of five (5) years. During the probation, the licensee's medical practice will be monitored by a physician approved by the Board. The licensee will complete a Board approved course on ethics and a Board approved course in doctor-patient boundaries within the twelve (12) months following the execution of this Consent Agreement. This action is based on incompetence and unprofessional conduct. Ruffner Joseph.pdf

    SHINDERMAN, MARC S., M.D.; 01/08/08: On January 8, 2008, the Board received a request from the licensee to withdraw his appeal of the Board' preliminary denial of his Maine medical license application based upon his federal criminal convictions. The Board granted the licensee's request to withdraw his appeal. The Board's final denial of the licensee's application for a permanent Maine medical license became effective January 8, 2008. This action is based on the licensee's federal felony criminal convictions. Shinderman Marc.pdf

    SITTERLY, KARL F., M.D.: License # 015041; 06/10/08. Licensee requested that the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure be amended to reduce the number of random urine tests from once a week as required by paragraph 14 (c)(iii)(b) of the conditions of licensure to once every other week.. Following its review, the Board voted to grant the licensee's request to amend the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure. All other terms and conditions of the Consent Agreement for Conditional License remain in full force and effect. Sitterly Karl.pdf

    STRUBA, ROBERT J., M.D.; LICENSE # 014552; 01/08/08. The licensee complied with the terms and conditions of his Consent Agreement and was released from the terms and conditions of the agreement effective January 8, 2008. Struba Robert.pdf

    TIEMANN, WILLIAM E., M.D.: License # 017069; 06/10/08. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept modifications to and conditions imposed on his license. The licensee is subject to substance abuse monitoring. The licensee will obtain all prescription medications from a single primary care physician approved by the Board. Within thirty (30) days following the execution of this Consent Agreement, the licensee shall submit for Board approval the name of a licensed individual or agency in the treatment of substance abuse with whom the licensee shall consult and counsel for the purpose of working on all issues pertaining to his substance abuse issues. The licensee shall ensure that the Board receives written reports from treatment providers no later than July 1, October 1, January 1 and April 1 of each year that this Consent Agreement is in effect. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and substance abuse issues. Tiemann William.pdf

    TRAYNOR, ANN E., M.D.: License # 017505; 09/09/08. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a Warning from the Board and agrees that on all future applications or submissions filed with the Board that she will disclose any and all adverse information requested and ensure that all information that she provides to the Board is true and correct. In addition, she will pay a monetary penalty of one thousand dollars ($1,000) within thirty (30) days of the execution of this Consent Agreement. This action is based on alleged fraud or deceit. Traynor Ann.pdf

    WATERMAN, JANE M.D.: License # 013878; 07/24/08. By Interim Consent Agreement, the licensee agrees to the temporary suspension of her Maine medical license pending final resolution of a complaint before the Board. The licensee agrees that she will not practice medicine or render any professional health care services to any person in the State of Maine or in any other location under her Maine medical license. Waterman Jane.pdf

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Adverse Actions 2007 +

    Adverse Actions 2007

    PHYSICIAN/LICENSEE, EFFECTIVE DATE, DESCRIPTION

    ANDREWS, ROBERT P., M.D. License # 005671; 06/12/07. At the conclusion of an Informal Conference held on June 12, 2007, the licensee voluntarily surrendered his Maine medical license in lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing. This action is based on unprofessional conduct, prescribing practices and medical records documentation issues. ANDREWS ROBERT.pdf

    BABINE, SARAH E., M.D. License # 016174; 07/10/07. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a medical license subject to the following conditions: a five (5) year license probation, effective retroactively to January 9, 2007, subject to the following conditions; 1) the licensee shall abstain from the use of alcohol and any prescription medication not specifically prescribed by her primary care provider or her psychiatrist; 2) the licensee shall participate in the Physicians Health Program (PHP); 3) the licensee shall ensure that the PHP provides the Board with quarterly reports regarding her compliance; 4) the licensee shall continue treatment with a psychiatrist pre-approved by the Board and ensure that the Board receives quarterly reports from her treating psychiatrist; 5) the licensee shall ensure that for the first ten (10) weeks following her return to active practice that she works no more than twenty (20) hours per week; and 6) the licensee agrees that her medical practice will be monitored by a physician pre-approved by the Board. This action is based on substance abuse issues. Babine Sarah.pdf

    BABINE, SARAH E., M.D. LICENSE # 016174; 01/09/07. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on January 9, 2007, the Board issued an interim decision that ordered the continued suspension of the licensee's medical license in Maine until such time as she requests that the Board resume the hearing. Such request shall not be granted until at least four months have elapsed from January 26, 2007, and until the licensee submits written statements from the Physician's Health Program, her treating psychiatrist, and Dr. Meyer that she is fit to return to the active practice of medicine. The licensee shall ensure that her treating psychiatrist submits to the Board a written report detailing the progress of her treatment by March 13, 2007, and quarterly reports after that time. This action is based on unprofessional conduct involving the licensee's failure to comply with a previous Board Decision and Order, habitual substance abuse, and a diagnosed condition that has resulted in or may result in the licensee performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients. Babine Sarah.pdf

    BOBKER, DANIEL, M.D. : License # 013940; 06/12/07. Thirty (30) day summary suspension of Maine medical license based on substance abuse issues. BobkerDanielMD.pdf

    CICHON, ALFRED B., P.A.-C: License # PA-248; 08/08/07. The licensee completed the ninety (90) day suspension period as specified in the Board Order dated June 12, 2007. The licensee remains subject to the other sanctions imposed in the Board Order. Cichon Alfred.pdf

    CICHON, ALFRED B., P.A. -C License # PA-248; 05/08/07. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on May 8, 2007, the Board voted to reprimand the licensee. In addition, the licensee shall pay a fine of $1,500. and pay the Board's cost of hearing. The licensee's application for renewal of his license to practice medicine as a physician's assistant is granted as of May 8, 2007. The license is suspended for a period of ninety (90) days until August 8, 2007. This action is based on fraud and deceit in the provision of medical services, unprofessional conduct and violation of a statute or rule of the Board. Cichon Alfred.pdf

    CICHON, ALFRED B., P.A.-C: LICENSE # PA-248; 03/13/07. Thirty (30) day summary suspension of Maine physician assistant's license based on the imminent threat to the public posed by the licensee's continued practice due to the provision of medical services without the supervision of a physician. Cichon Alfred.pdf

    CLEMETSON, CHARLES D.M., M.D.: License # 013808; 11/13/07. Licensee complied with the terms of his Consent Agreement and was released from the terms and conditions effective November 13, 2007. Click here for full text (PDF) CLEMETSON, CHARLES D.M., M.D.: License #013808; 02/13/07. After review of the licensee's compliance with the terms of the Consent Agreement for Conditional License effective November 10, 2004 the licensee agreed to amendments to paragraphs 1 and 10 under "Agreement" which required his medical practice to be monitored by a Board-approved physician. The Board will not consider any application from the licensee to modify or terminate any provisions of the Consent Agreement prior to November 10, 2007. Clemetson Charles.pdf

    DAVIS, BRUCE H., M.D. License # 015279; 02/20/07. On February 20, 2007, the Board voted to accept the licensee's voluntary surrender of his Maine medical license. The licensee surrendered his license while under investigation for unprofessional conduct as a result of his alleged failure to comply with a prior Board decision and order. Davis Bruce.pdf

    DEFANTI, THOMAS R., M.D.: License #011764; 02/13/07. After review of the Consent Agreement effective October 10, 2006, the licensee and the Board agreed to amend the Consent Agreement. Amendments were made to paragraphs 16(b)(i) and 16(b)(ii) to clarify the restrictions placed on the licensee's license to practice medicine. Defanti Thomas.pdf

    Defanti Thomas.pdf

    De Los HEROS, REINALDO O., M.D. LICENSE # 017206; 11/13/07. Licensee complied with the terms of his Consent Agreement and was released from the terms and conditions effective November 13, 2007. DeLosHeros Reinaldo.pdf

    De Los HEROS, REINALDO O., M.D.: License #017206; 02/13/07. After review of a written request from the licensee, the Board voted to grant the licensee's request to delete subparagraph "s" of the Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure which was effective July 11, 2006. DeLosHeros Reinaldo.pdf

    DRISCOLL, JOHN P., M.D.: License #010203; 02/13/07. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agreed to the immediate revocation of his license to practice medicine in the State of Maine. This action was based on unprofessional conduct and habitual substance abuse. Driscoll John P.pdf

    DRISCOLL, JOHN P., M.D. LICENSE # 010203; 01/03/07. Automatic suspension of license for positive test result while under Consent Agreement for substance abuse monitoring. Driscoll John P.pdf

    FISK, HENRY J., M.D.: LICENSE #009190; 12/11/07. Licensee requested that the requirement of anger counseling be deleted from his consent agreement. Based upon the recommendation of the counselor that no further counseling was required, the Board and Dr. Fisk agreed to an amendment to the consent agreement that deleted the counseling requirement effective 12/11/07. Fisk Henry.pdf

    FLETCHER, ANDREW J., M.D. : License # 016680; 06/12/07. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on June 12, 2007 the Board voted to immediately revoke the licensee's Maine medical license effective April 27, 2007. The licensee may not apply for reinstatement of his medical license prior to October 29, 2007. This action is based on substance abuse issues. Fletcher Andrew.pdf

    FLETCHER, ANDREW J., M.D. License # 016680; 04/27/07. Automatic suspension of license for positive test for the presence of a prohibited substance while under Consent Agreement for substance abuse monitoring. Fletcher Andrew.pdf

    HANSEN, BRUCE A., P.A.-C: LICENSE # PA-645; 03/13/07. The licensee completed the two (2) year probation specified in the Consent Agreement dated February 8, 2005. The licensee remains subject to the other terms and conditions specified in the Consent Agreement. Hansen Bruce.pdf

    JONES, GEORGE M., M.D. License # 013089; 09/11/07. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agreed to accept a warning from the Board and reimburse the Board for the costs of the investigation. This action is based on failure to provide appropriate medical supervision and oversight to a physician's assistant. JonesGeorgeMD.pdf

    LOISELLE, ANDRE B., M.D. License # 011663; 02/20/07. Licensee complied with and was released from the following terms of his Consent Agreement, which was effective January 8, 2002: 1) substance abuse monitoring including random monthly urine monitoring, 2) professional management including yearly specialist reports, and 3) self help group meetings including reports of attendance. The licensee remains subject to the following terms of the Consent Agreement: 1) license modification, 2) the licensee is not permitted to order, store or dispense scheduled drugs, 3) the licensee must use triplicate prescription forms for controlled substances, and 4) the licensee must abstain from the use of any and all prohibited substances. Loiselle Andre.pdf

    MATTHIAS, WEEZA, M.D. License # 016622; 11/13/07. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a three (3) year license probation with the following conditions: a) the licensee shall establish and maintain a patient relationship with a single primary care physician approved by the Board, and if that physician is unavailable, from a covering physician approved in advance by the Board. The licensee shall ensure that her Board-approved primary care physician and/or covering physician: 1) is outside of the licensee's own medical practice and 2) is the sole prescriber of the licensee's prescription medication(s)(in conjunction with the licensee's Board approved psychiatrist); b) the licensee shall engage in counseling and treatment, including psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, with a Board-approved psychiatrist; c) the licensee shall ensure that her Board-approved psychiatrist furnishes the Board with quarterly reports concerning her counseling and treatment, including monitoring of her mental health status and use of alcohol; d) the licensee agrees that the Board will have access to her present and future medical and counseling records; e) the licensee agrees to abstain completely from the use of alcohol and/or illegal drugs; and f) the licensee agrees to submit to testing by an individual or agency designated by the Board for the presence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs if and when directed by the Board. This action is based on mental health issues. Matthias Weeza.pdf

    MCBRIDE, PAMELA J., M.D. License # TD071042; 11/13/07. On November 13, 2007 the Board voted to accept the licensee's voluntary surrender of her Maine medical license. The licensee surrendered her license while under investigation for unprofessional conduct. McBridePamela.pdf

    MICHALOWSKI, ELLEN E., M.D.: LICENSE # 014320; 04/10/07. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board. In addition, the licensee accepted a five (5) year probation with conditions. The licensee will establish and maintain a patient relationship with a single primary care physician approved by the board. The licensee will engage in counseling and treatment regarding chronic pain, substance use and depression with a board approved individual. The licensee shall ensure that for twelve (12) months following the execution of the Consent Agreement the Board will receive monthly reports; thereafter the Board shall receive quarterly reports. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. MichalowskiEllenMD.pdf

    Michalowski Ellen.pdf

    MORONG, DOUGLAS M. P.A.-C: LICENSE # PA-503; 01/09/07. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to the immediate and permanent revocation of his Maine physician's assistant license. This action is based on fraud or deceit in the provision of medical care, unprofessional conduct, and substance abuse that is foreseeably likely to result in the licensee performing medical services in a manner that endangers the safety of patients. Morong Douglas Jan2007.pdf

    PATURU, SUMATHI, M.D. License # 013900; 08/14/07. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on August 14, 2007, the Board voted to uphold its preliminary decision to deny the licensee's application for relicensure. This action is based on incompetence, unprofessional conduct and revocation of the licensee's license to practice medicine in two other states. PaturuSumathiMD.pdf

    ROSEN, DAVID S., M.D. License # 015730; 08/14/07. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on August 14, 2007, the Board voted to issue the licensee letter of warning. In addition thRosenDavidMD.pdfe licensee shall pay costs of hearing. This action is based on fraud or deceit in obtaining a license. RosenDavidMD.pdf

    SITTERLY, KARL F., M.D.: LICENSE # 015041; 04/10/07. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing the licensee agrees to accept a modification of licensure. The licensee is subject to substance abuse monitoring. The licensee shall consult with a board approved individual for substance abuse counseling at least monthly. The licensee shall also consult with a board approved individual for mental health counseling at least monthly. Commencing one (1) month following the execution of the Consent Agreement and continuing for one (1) year, the licensee's treatment provider(s) shall submit a report(s) to the Board monthly. Thereafter, the treatment provider(s) shall submit a report(s) quarterly. Within thirty (30) days of returning to the active practice of medicine, the licensee shall submit for Board approval the name of a physician who shall monitor his practice. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and substance abuse issues. Sitterly Karl.pdf

    WEINBERG, BENJAMIN L., M.D.: License # 015796; 01/28/07. Licensee complied with the terms of his Consent Agreement which was effective 01/28/02. Weinberg Benjamin.pdf

    WILLSON, SHAWN L., M.D. License # 016223; 09/11/07: Licensee complied with and was released from the terms of her Consent Agreement effective September 11, 2007 Willson Shawn.pdf

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    Adverse Actions 2006

    PHYSICIAN/LICENSEE, EFFECTIVE DATE, DESCRIPTION

    BABINE, SARAH E., M.D. LICENSE # 016174; 09/19/06. Summary suspension of Maine medical license for thirty (30) days based upon the imminent jeopardy that the physician's continued practice poses to the public. Babine Sarah.pdf

    BABINE, SARAH E., M.D. LICENSE # 016174; 07/11/06. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on July 11, 2006, the Board voted to give Dr. Babine a written reprimand. The licensee's Maine medical license is placed on probation for a period of five (5) years. During the probation the licensee shall: Enroll in the Physicians' Health Program by July 18, 2006 and fully cooperate with the provisions of that program. Fully cooperate in an evaluation to be conducted by an evaluation pre-approved by the Board. In the event that the evaluation reveals mental health issues that need to be addressed, the licensee shall retain a counselor pre-approved by the Board to provide such counseling and to provide quarterly reports to the Board regarding the progress of the sessions. This action is based on substance abuse issues. Babine Sarah.pdf

    BRACKETT, RICHARD P.A.-C LICENSE # PA-261; 09/12/06. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to the immediate and permanent revocation of his Maine physician assistant license. This action is based on incompetence and unprofessional conduct. brackett richard2006.pdf

    BRACKETT, RICHARD P.A.-C: License # PA-261; 07/11/06. Summary suspension of Maine physician assistant license for thirty (30) days based upon incompetence and unprofessional conduct. brackett richard2006.pdf

    DAVIS, BRUCE H., M.D. LICENSE # 015279; 05/16/06. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on May 16, 2006 the Board voted to place the licensee's Maine medical license on probation for a period of five (5) years beginning June 13, 2006. During the probation the licensee shall: a) Totally abstain from alcohol and drugs except those prescribed by a physician. He shall participate in a random urine monitoring program administered by the Physician Health Program. b) Participate in individual psychotherapy with a Board approved therapist at a minimum of two (2) times per month. The therapist shall provide the Board with quarterly written summaries of treatment. c) Participate in either or both AA or Caduceus self-help abstinence programs at a minimum of two (2) times per month. The licensee shall provide the Board with quarterly written summaries. This action is based on substance abuse issues. Davis Bruce.pdf

    DEFANTI, THOMAS R. M.D.: LICENSE 011764; 10/10/06. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board. In addition, the licensee will have a permanently modified/restricted medical license. The licensee is restricted from performing six (6) types of gynecological surgical procedures. The licensee shall restrict his practice of medicine to an office based medical practice approved by the Board. This action is based on incompetence.Defanti Thomas.pdf

    DE LOS HEROS, REINALDO, M.D.: License # 017206; 07/11/06. By Consent Agreement the Board issued a conditioned license to the licensee with the following conditions: the licensee shall restrict his practice to working in a supervised relationship; the supervising/monitoring physician shall provide on-going, regular supervision to include review of patient charts, review of efficacy of prescribed medications and review of consultations with other mental health providers involved in patient care; the supervising/monitoring physician shall provide the Board with quarterly reports; the licensee shall abstain from consuming alcohol and mood or mind altering substances or medications and the licensee shall submit to monthly urine monitoring. This action is based on disciplinary action by another state medical board and substance abuse issues. DeLosHeros Reinaldo.pdf

    DIESSNER, ARDELL W., M.D. LICENSE #013418; 09/12/06. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to the voluntary surrender of his Maine medical license. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. Diessner Ardell2006.pdf

    El-SILIMY, OSAMA EL SAYED A., M.D. LICENSE # 014725; 09/12/06. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on September 12, 2006, the Board voted that the licensee receive a reprimand. In addition the licensee must utilize a system which would prevent patient records from being altered and complete a Board approved course regarding medical record keeping which would include legal and ethical components by January 28, 2007. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and a criminal conviction. El-Silimy OsamaMD.pdf

    FISK, HENRY J. M.D.: LICENSE # 009190; 12/12/06. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board. The licensee's Maine medical license will be subject to the following conditions: 1) the licensee will engage in counseling, including anger management counseling, with a provider pre-approved by the Board and pursuant to a treatment plan pre-approved by the Board. The licensee shall ensure that the Board-approved counselor provides quarterly reports to the Board. This action is based on a criminal conviction. Fisk Henry.pdf

    FRANCK, JOEL I., M.D.: License # 012095; 07/11/06. In lieu of proceeding to an adjudicatory hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board. In addition, within one (1) year following the execution of this Consent Agreement the licensee will enroll in and successfully complete a Board-approved course in general ethics and boundaries and provide the Board with documentary proof of the completion of such Board-approved course. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. Franck Joel.pdf

    FUSON, JEFFREY W., M.D.: License # 009849; 11/14/06. By Consent Agreement the licensee agrees that his Maine medical license shall be subject to the following conditions: 1) The licensee shall limit his practice of medicine to a closely supervised ambulatory practice location approved by the Board. 2) The licensee shall practice medicine only at the Board approved location under the supervision of a Board approved physician. 3) The licensee shall have no "on call" responsibilities. 4) The licensee shall see a limited number of patients per day, which number shall be monitored and regulated by his supervising physician. 5) The licensee shall see only established and previously diagnosed patients with the following exception: the licensee may treat a limited number of new and previously undiagnosed patients so long as he and his supervising physician perform a chart review on the same date that the licensee sees/treats new patients. 6) The licensee and his supervising physician shall engage in a weekly case discussion and record review of 50% of the established and previously diagnosed patients treated each week by the licensee. 7) The licensee shall utilize prosthetic memory devises to assist him in his medical practice. 8) The licensee shall ensure that his supervising physician develops and implements protocols for the medical practice that assist the licensee with clinical practice updates and potential drug interactions. 9) The licensee shall ensure that he regularly communicates with his supervising physician. 10) The licensee shall ensure that his supervising physician provides the Board with quarterly reports concerning his compliance with the terms and conditions of this Second Consent Agreement for Licensure as well as the licensee's medical practice. This action is based on concerns regarding the licensee's cognitive and motor difficulties. Fuson Jeffrey.pdf

    FUSON, JEFFREY W., M.D.: License # 009849; 01/10/06. By Consent Agreement the licensee's Maine medical license was renewed in Active status with the following conditions: 1) The licensee shall limit his practice of medicine to a closely supervised ambulatory practice location approved by the Board. 2) The licensee shall practice medicine only at the Board approved location under the supervision of a Board approved physician. 3) The licensee shall have no "on-call: responsibilities. 4) The licensee shall see a limited number of patients per day 5) The licensee shall see only established and previously diagnosed patients 6) The licensee and his supervising physician shall engage in a case discussion and record review on the same date on which the patient is seen. 7) The licensee shall ensure that his supervising physician provides the Board with monthly reports concerning his compliance with the terms and conditions of the Consent Agreement. This action is based on concerns regarding the licensee's cognitive and motor difficulties. Fuson Jeffrey.pdf

    GARCIA, CESAR O., M.D. LICENSE # 015094; 11/14/06. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board. The licensee agrees to follow the guidelines for standard resident work hours so that he does not become excessively fatigued. This action was based on unprofessional conduct. Garcia Cesar.pdf

    KAWAMURA, TAKEO M.D.: LICENSE # 005412; 02/14/06. By Consent Agreement, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand for his conduct for violating patient confidentiality and unaccepted therapy modalities and shall stop treating family members except where they are in conjoint family therapy and treatment. In addition, the licensee agrees that each calendar year he will enroll in and successfully complete a Board-approved participatory ethics course with feedback to the Board. The licensee will also maintain counseling and therapy with his therapist. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and incompetence. Kawamura Takeo.pdf

    LEE, MICHELE S. M.D. LICENSE # TD-04-006; 08/29/06. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board. In addition, within one (1) year following the execution of this Consent Agreement the licensee will enroll in and successfully complete a Board-approved course in diagnosing and treating critically ill patients. This action is based on incompetence and unprofessional conduct. Lee Michele.pdf

    MORONG, DOUGLAS M. P.A.-C: LICENSE # PA-503; 12/12/06. Thirty (30) day summary suspension of Maine physician assistant's license based on the imminent threat to the public posed by the licensee's continued practice due to alleged fraud or deceit in the provision of medical services, substance abuse, unprofessional conduct, and incompetence. Morong Douglas Jan2007.pdf

    NEWCOMB, JOHN L., M.D.: LICENSE # 007862; 12/12/06. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board. The licensee agrees to a twelve (12) month suspension of his Maine medical license; however the suspension is suspended in its entirety so long as the licensee complies with the terms and conditions of probation. The licensee's Maine medical license shall be placed on probation for a period of five (5) years. The licensee shall establish a relationship with a licensed psychiatrist approved by the Board who shall monitor the licensee's practice and provide the Board with quarterly reports. Within sixty (60) days of the execution of the Consent Agreement the licensee shall engage a professional office management entity to evaluate his coding and documentation practices. Within twelve (12) months following the execution of the Consent Agreement, the licensee shall enroll in and successfully complete the following courses: 1) a Board approved course regarding current pharmacologic medication in conjunction with psychotherapy; and 2) a Board approved course in ethics. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and incompetence. Newcomb John.pdf

    NICHOLSON, ANDREW S. M.D.: LICENSE # 015480; 11/30/06. Based on the Decision and Order of the Maine Kennebec County Superior Court dated November 30, 2006, the probation placed on the licensee's Maine medical license ended one (1) year after the effective date of the Consent Agreement, which was February 11, 2003. The licensee remains subject to the restriction placed on his Maine medical license regarding the treatment of minors. Nicholson Andrew.pdf

    SITTERLY, KARL F., M.D.: LICENSE #015041; 01/31/06. Thirty (30) day summary suspension of Maine medical license based on substance abuse issues.Sitterly Karl.pdf

    SITTERLY, KARL F., M.D.: LICENSE # 015041; 02/14/06. The Board summarily suspended the licensee's Maine medical license for thirty (30) days on January 31, 2006, and scheduled the matter for an adjudicatory hearing. Subsequently, the licensee entered into a Consent Agreement with the Board in which the licensee agreed to the continued suspension of his license to practice medicine until such time as this matter is fully and finally resolved by the Board. The licensee understands and agrees that he may not practice medicine or render any professional health care services to any person in the State of Maine or in any other location under his Maine medical license. This action is based on substance abuse issues. Sitterly Karl.pdf

    STURDEVANT, DAVID F. M.D.: License # 012561; 07/11/06. In lieu of proceeding to an adjudicatory hearing, the licensee agrees to cease prescribing schedule II and/or schedule III controlled substances for any patient for the chronic use of schedule II and/or schedule III controlled substances. At present the licensee has closed his practice, is no longer practicing medicine and has no patients. If the licensee resumes the practice of medicine, he will immediately inform the Board and abide by the prescribing prohibitions set forth in the Consent Agreement. This action is based on inappropriate prescribing practices. Sturdevant David.pdf

    THANHAUSER, DAVID A., M.D. LICENSE # 008077; 10/10/06. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board. In addition, within six (6) months of the execution of the Consent Agreement the licensee will enroll in and successfully complete a Board approved course in general ethics and boundaries and provide the Board with documentary proof of the completion of such course. This action is based on inappropriate sexual contact with a patient.ThanhauserDavid2006.pdf

    TOTO, TIMOTHY P. P.A.: License PA-351; 03/14/06. Licensee complied with the terms of his Consent Agreement and Order which was effective 05/11/04. Toto Timothy.pdf

    TRUMBULL, DONALD, M.D.: License # 011516; 10/10/06. Licensee complied with the terms of his Consent Agreement, which was effective December 12, 2000, and was released from the terms and conditions effective October 10, 2006. Trumbull Donald.pdf

    VIGNA, BERNARD P., JR., M.D.: LICENSE # 012559; 11/10/06. The six (6) month suspension of the licensee's Maine medical license, which began on May 9, 2006, ended on November 10, 2Vigna Bernard.pdf006. The licensee's Maine medical license will be on probation for a period of ten (10) years. The licensee remains subject to the other terms and conditions of the Decision and Order of the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine dated June 13, 2006. Vigna Bernard.pdf

    VIGNA, BERNARD P., JR., M.D. LICENSE # 012559; 05/16/06. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on May 9, 2006 the Board voted to reprimand the licensee. In addition, the licensee's Maine medical license was suspended for a period of six (6) months beginning May 9, 2006. During the course of the license suspension, the licensee shall attend the following courses pre-approved by the Board: medical ethics, boundary issues, records keeping and pain management including basic pharmacology and pain management drugs. The licensee shall appear before the Board before the expiration of his license suspension to address his fitness to practice as a physician. The licensee's Maine medical license is placed on probation for a period of ten years. This action is based on unprofessional conduct, incompetence, sexual misconduct and inappropriate prescribing practices. Vigna Bernard.pdf

    WILLIAMSON, GEORGE D. M.D.: LICENSE # TD061032; 12/12/06. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to voluntarily surrender his Maine medical license. This action is based on fraud and deceit in obtaining a license. Williamson George.pdf

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    Adverse Actions 2005

    PHYSICIAN/LICENSEE, EFFECTIVE DATE, DESCRIPTION

    ARATO, HOLLY G. M.D. :License # 013391; 12/13/05. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee entered into a Consent Agreement for discipline, in which she agreed to a five (5) year probation effective retroactively to March 1, 2004 with the following conditions: the licensee shall continue to maintain a patient relationship with her current primary care physician or such other individual approved in advance by the Board; the licensee will continue to engage in counseling and treatment with her current provider or such other individual approved in advance by the Board; the licensee shall ensure that for the first two (2) years following the date on which the final signature is affixed to the Consent Agreement her counselor will provide the Board monthly reports concerning her counseling and treatment. Thereafter, the licensee shall ensure that her counselor provides the Board with quarterly reports; the licensee agrees that her medical practice will be monitored by a physician or physicians approved by the Board; and the licensee shall permit the Board or its agents to inspect her medical practice at random intervals as determined by the Board to ensure her compliance with the terms and conditions of this Consent Agreement. This action is based on unprofessional conduct. Arato Holly.pdf

    BROOKS, HEIDI E., M.D.: License # 015773; 11/19/05. On October 11, 2005 the Board voted to preliminarily deny the licensee's application for renewal of her Maine medical license. The licensee was notified by letter dated October 14, 2005, sent certified mail, return receipt requested. The licensee did not appeal the preliminary denial. The denial became effective November 19, 2005. The action was based on recurrent and existing health issues, substance abuse and the licensee's lack of medical practice for a considerable amount of time. Brooks Heidi.pdf

    DRISCOLL, JOHN P., M.D.: License # 010203; 02/08/05. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees that he will be subject to substance abuse monitoring. For a period of one year from the date of the agreement, urine samples shall be provided twice monthly. For the second year of monitoring, urine samples will be provided once a month. For the remainder of the term of the agreement, urine samples will be provided at a minimum of every two months. The term of this Consent Agreement is five (5) years from the effective date of the agreement. Driscoll John P.pdf

    HARRISON, JOHN, W., M.D.: License # 016151; 01/13/05. Licensee complied with the terms of his Consent Agreement which was effective 01/14/03. Restrictions and conditions on licensee's Maine medical license are removed effective 01/13/05. Harrison John.pdf

    HYDE, NATHANIEL W., M.D.: License # 012201; 02/08/05. Licensee complied with the terms of his Consent Agreement which was effective 09/10/03. Licensee has been released from the terms of the Consent Agreement effective 02/08/05. Hyde Nathaniel.pdf

    ILARDI, FRANK J., M.D.: License # 012592; 12/13/05. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on December 13, 2005, the Board considered the licensee's motions to withdraw his application for reinstatement of his Maine medical license and to withdraw his request for an Adjudicatory Hearing. The Board voted to deny the licensee's motion to withdraw his application for reinstatement of his Maine medical license. The Board voted to grant the licensee's motion to withdraw his request for an Adjudicatory Hearing. The Board's preliminary denial of the licensee's application for reinstatement of his Maine medical license was affirmed and became final. This action is based on surrender of hospital privileges while under investigation and the matters which gave rise to the investigation. Illardi Frank.pdf

    LAZARO, JUAN C. M.D.: LICENSE # 009542; 12/13/05. Based on the licensees criminal conviction for theft by deception (Class D) of MaineCare monies from the State of Maine and three convictions for unlawful sexual contact (Class D) involving three separate patients, the Board unanimously voted to summarily revoke the licensee's Maine medical license. Lazaro Juan.pdf

    MORSE, WILLARD J., JR., M.D. LICENSE # 016977; 12/13/05. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing to appeal the Board's preliminary denial of his application for Maine medical license, the licensee entered into a Consent Agreement, in which he agreed to the issuance of a Maine medical license limited by the following conditions: the licensee will practice only as an aviation medical examiner, performing FAA flight physicals and other adult examinations for the Coast Guard, the Department of Transportation or life insurance physicals; the licensee will keep careful records of all examinations; the licensee will not hold himself out to the public as a fully practicing physician and will not accept patients for clinical care; the licensee will not advertise services other than as an aviation medical examiner; the licensee will not seek hospital privileges and the licensee will keep current with continuing medical education requirements and will conform to the general regulations imposed by this license. This action is based on discipline by another state licensing board and lack of clinical practice for an extended period of time. Morse Willard.pdf

    SMITH, JENIE M., M.D.: License # 015392; 05/10/05. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on April 12, 2005, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine voted to take the following actions: 1) The licensee will enter into a contract with the Physicians Health Program for a period of five years beginning May 10, 2005. She shall agree to weekly urine monitoring for a period of one year after which she may petition the Board for lesser monitoring. 2) The licensee will attend at least two Caduceus meetings per month for one year. 3) The licensee shall continue her current treatment with her current providers. This action is based on substance abuse issues. Smith Jenie.pdf

    STEINHILBER, ERNEST J., M.D.: License # 013935; 05/10/05. In lieu of proceeding to an adjudicatory hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine and pay a fine of $1,500. The Board will renew Dr. Steinhilber's Maine medical license. This action is based on fraud and deceit in obtaining a license, unprofessional conduct and disciplinary actions by other state medical boards. Steinhiber Ernest.pdf

    STRAIT, PAUL S. M.D.: License # 015483; 05/24/05. Licensee complied with the terms of his 6/8/04 Consent Agreement. Licensee has been released from the terms of the Consent Agreement effective 5/24/05. Strait Paul.pdf

    VAN PELT, JOHN C., M.D.: License # 005651; 12/13/05. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing on December 13, 2005, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine voted to take the following actions: 1) The licensee shall receive a reprimand. 2) The licensee's Maine medical license shall be suspended for 90 days beginning January 27,2006. 3) The licensee's Maine medical license will not be renewed after it expires on March 31, 2006. 4) Prior to January 27, 2006, the licensee shall not examine any female child under the age of 21 years without the written informed consent of the child (if competent) or guardian as evidenced by his/her signature on a form approved by the Board. 5) Prior to January 27, 2006, the licensee shall not examine any female without the physical presence of a chaperone in the examining room. 6) The licensee shall pay $6,000 for a portion of the Board's cost of hearing by March 15, 2006. 7) The licensee shall pay the costs of the court reporter and transcription fees by March 15, 2006. This action was based on unprofessional conduct, incompetence and violation of Chapter 10 of the Board's rules regarding sexual misconduct. Van Pelt John.pdf

    WILLSON, SHAWN L., M.D.: License # 016223; 05/10/05. Pursuant to the provisions of a Consent Agreement entered into on July 8, 2003 the licensee petitioned the Board to change the frequency of urine monitoring from monthly to quarterly. This request was approved on March 8, 2005. The Consent Agreement is father amended to change the licensee's aftercare treatment from individual therapy to a peer support group of Alcoholics Anonymous or the Caduceus Group for Impaired Physicians. The amendments to the Consent Agreement are based on the licensee's long term compliance with her Consent Agreements in Maine, Washington Colorado and New Hampshire as well as nine years of sobriety. Willson Shawn.pdf

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    Adverse Actions 2004

    CLEMETSON, CHARLES D., M.D.: License # 013808; 11/10/04. By Consent Agreement, the licensee's Maine medical license was reinstated subject to the following terms: the licensee will restrict his practice to working in a contractual relationship or employment situation where he is not the only psychiatrist or physician in the practice. The contractual relationship or employment must be approved by the Board before the licensee begins working. The licensee will participate in psychotherapy with a Board approved therapist. The licensee will meet with the therapist a minimum of every two weeks for a two year period. For one year from the date of this agreement, the licensee will undergo random weekly urine monitoring. For one year after the first year of monitoring, the licensee will provide random monthly urine samples. This action is based on terms of a prior consent agreement with this licensee.

    DEFANTI, THOMAS R., M.D.: License # 011764; 09/01/04. Licensee complied with the terms of his Consent Agreement. Restrictions and conditions on licensee's Maine medical license are removed effective 09/01/04.

    FLETCHER, ANDREW J., M.D.: License # 016680; 11/10/04. By Consent Agreement, the licensee is issued a Maine medical license subject to the following terms: the licensee will be subject to substance abuse monitoring. For a period of one year from the effective date of this agreement urine samples shall be provided twice a month. For the second year of monitoring, urine samples will be provided once a month. For the remainder of the term of this agreement, urine samples will be provided at a minimum of every two months. The term of this agreement is five years from the effective date of this agreement. This action is based on substance abuse issues.

    GREGORY, JOHN G., M.D. : LICENSE # 015175; 02/10/04. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing and in order to resolve the outstanding complaint, the licensee agrees to accept a warning from the Board. This action is based on unprofessional conduct.

    LAZARO, JUAN C., M.D.: License # 009542; 9/14/04. Summary suspension of Maine medical license due to unprofessional conduct, incompetence, violation of Chapter 10 Rules of the Board regarding sexual misconduct and inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances.

    MEADOR, JOSEPHINE M. M.D.: LICENSE # 015085; 07/13/04. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board. In addition, the licensee is subject to substance abuse monitoring weekly for the first year; twice a month for the second year, once a month for the third year and every two months for the remainder of the monitoring period. The term of this agreement is ten (10) years from the effective date of December 9, 2003. This action is based on substance abuse issues.

    METZGER, CARL D., M.D. LICENSE # 008486; 11/09/04. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on November 9, 2004 the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine voted to give the licensee a written reprimand, to not renew the licensee's Maine medical license and to assess the costs of the hearing to the licensee. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and incompetence.

    STRAIT, PAUL S., M.D.: LICENSE # 015483; 06/08/04. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing the licensee agrees that he will take a course in pain management and a course in physician/patient communication skills. These courses must be multi-day courses and be taken within one (1) year of the effective date of this agreement. The Board may order a random chart review as a monitoring mechanism for the licensee's records keeping. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and incompetence.

    STRUBA, ROBERT J., M.D.: LICENSE #014552; 10/12/04. By Consent Agreement the licensee agrees to the following terms: a suspension of his Maine medical license running concurrent with his term of imprisonment from February 12, 2004 to June 15, 2004 and substance abuse monitoring for a period of five years. The term of this Consent Agreement is five years from December 31, 2002. This action is based on unprofessional conduct, substance abuse and a felony criminal conviction

    TOTO, TIMOTHY, P.A.: License # PA-351; 05/11/04. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to voluntarily surrender his Maine physician's assistant license as of the effective date of this agreement. He will no longer be authorized to practice medicine or write prescriptions in the State of Maine. This action is based on unprofessional conduct, incompetence and substance abuse issues.

    VIOLETTE, E. JEFFREY, M.D.: LICENSE # 012065; 04/13/04. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on April 13, 2004, the Board unanimously voted to immediately revoke the licensee's Maine medical license. This action is based on violation of a Consent Agreement due to a positive urine test.

    VIOLETTE, E. JEFFREY, M.D.: LICENSE # 012065; 03/05/04. Automatic suspension of license for positive test result while under Consent Agreement for substance abuse monitoring.

    WALSH, JOHN J., JR., M.D.: LICENSE # 010230; 03/26/04. Sixty (60) day license suspension, which was effective on January 26, 2004, ended effective March 26, 2004.

    WALSH, JOHN J., JR., M.D.: LICENSE # 010230; 02/03/04. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand and a 60 day license suspension. The suspension will begin on January 26, 2004 and continue through March 25, 2004. In addition the licensee will be accessed two fines of One Thousand One Hundred and Twenty Five Dollars ($1,125) each for a total of Two Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($2,250) for his violation of Board Rules and Statutes. This action is based on violation of Chapter 10 of the Board's Rules regarding sexual misconduct.

    WILSON, JAMES E., P.A.-C: LICENSE # PA-684; 04/13/04. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to voluntarily surrender his Maine physician's assistant license as of the effective date of this agreement. He will no longer be authorized to practice medicine or write prescriptions in the State of Maine. This action is based on violation of a Consent Agreement due to a positive urine test.

    WOODRUFF, ALAN F., M.D.: LICENSE # 006151; 12/14/04. After a meeting with the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine on December 14, 2004 to discuss possible violations of the terms of a 2003 Consent Agreement, the licensee voluntarily surrendered his license to practice medicine in the state of Maine.

    ZAIDAN, BADER M. M.D.: LICENSE # 011031; 07/13/04. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing the licensee agrees to voluntarily surrender his Maine medical license as of the effective date of this agreement. The licensee will not seek to reinstate his license to practice medicine in Maine. This action is based on incompetence.

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    Adverse Actions 2003

    AMFILO, BASIL, M.D.: LICENSE # 005240; 04/24/03. Licensee's Maine medical license was non-renewed effective 4/24/03. This action was based on incompetence in the practice of medicine.

    BARKIN, JEFFREY S., M.D.: License # 014724; 04/14/03. Licensee complied with the terms of his Consent Agreement, which was effective 04/14/98. Restrictions and conditions on licensee's Maine medical license are removed effective 4/14/03.

    CEDERNA, JOHN P. M.D.: License # 012732; 1/14/03. In order to avoid an adjudicatory hearing, the licensee agrees to the following: The licensee's failure to comply with his prior Consent Agreement with the Board and his failure to make appropriate arrangements when he closed his practice constitutes unprofessional conduct. The licensee agrees to accept a Reprimand as discipline.

    HARRISON, JOHN W., M.D.: LICENSE # 016151; 07/08/03. Effective July 8, 2003 the Board voted to amend the Consent Agreement entered into with the licensee on January 14, 2003 by discontinuing the requirement of random monthly urine monitoring. The other requirements of the Consent Agreement and the Licensee's contract with the Physicians Health Program remain in effect.

    HARRISON, JOHN W. M.D.: License # TD-02-128; 1/14/03. The licensee and the Board agree that the issuance of a license is conditioned upon the licensee's compliance with the following requirements: The licensee will participate in the Physicians' Health Program for a period of two (2) years and comply with whatever terms are required by the PHP contract. During the two year period, the licensee will submit to random monthly urine monitoring. This action is based on substance abuse issues.

    HEARN, WALTER N., P.A.-C: License # PA-060; 12/23/03. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on December 9, 2003 the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine voted to suspend the licensee's license for a period of 28 days. The licensee is credited for the 28 days during which his license was suspended while awaiting his Adjudicatory Hearing. The licensee was also reprimanded and placed on probation pursuant to the terms of the Consent Agreement, with a new effective date of December 9, 2003. This action is based on positive test results while under Consent Agreement for substance abuse monitoring.

    HEARN, WALTER N., P.A.-C: License # PA-060; 11/12/03. Automatic suspension for positive test result while under a Consent Agreement for substance abuse monitoring.

    HEARN, WALTER N., P.A.-C License # PA-060; 05/13/03. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to a Consent Agreement in which he accepted a reprimand from the Board. In addition, the licensee will be subject to substance abuse monitoring weekly for a period of one year from the effective date of the agreement and at least monthly for the four years thereafter.

    HOLDREDGE, TIMOTHY S., M.D.: License # 015004; 11/12/03. Licensee complied with the terms of his Consent Agreement, which was effective 09/08/98. Restrictions and conditions on licensee's Maine medical license are removed effective 09/08/03.

    HOPE, PETER B., M.D.: License # 013648; 02/11/03. In order to avoid an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to voluntarily surrender his Maine medical license as of the effective date of this agreement. He will no longer be authorized to practice medicine or write prescriptions in the State of Maine. The voluntary surrender is permanent and the licensee will not seek reinstatement of his Maine medical license. This action is based on unprofessional conduct.

    HYDE, NATHANIEL W., M.D.: License # 012201; 09/10/03. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board. In addition, the licensee and a representative from the Board will arrange for a retrospective review of all emergency admissions over the past 6 months by a surgeon approved by the Board. The reviewer will submit a report in 6 months. The licensee will arrange a prospective, ongoing review of all acute abdominal cases by the same reviewing surgeon, with a report to the Board in one year. For the next license renewal period the licensee will document ongoing education in the areas of critical care and emergency care.

    KENDALL, KEVIN M., M.D.: License # 014562; 01/14/03. Licensee complied with the terms of his Consent Agreement, which was effective 9/30/98. Restrictions and conditions on licensee's Maine medical license removed effective 1/14/03.

    KESSLER, MICHAEL W. M.D.: License # 016184 ; 05/29/03. By Consent Agreement, a medical license was issued subject to the following conditions: The licensee will be subject to substance abuse monitoring at least twice monthly for a period of four (4) years from the effective date of this agreement. Following the period of four (4) years from the effective date of this agreement the Board or the Supervising Physician may request random samples at any time. This action is based on discipline by other state medical boards due to alcohol dependency issues.

    KLUGER, Paul B., M.D.: License # 012600; 11/12/03. Licensee complied with the terms of his Consent Agreement, which was effective 11/10/98. Restrictions and conditions on licensee's Maine medical license are removed effective 11/10/03.

    LENTZ, ALISON M., M.D.: LICENSE # 016087; 02/21/03. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on February 11, 2003 to hear evidence regarding the Board's preliminary denial of the licensee's application for a permanent Maine medical license, the Board voted to grant the licensee a Maine medical license subject to the following conditions: The licensee shall receive therapy at a minimum of once per month. The therapy shall center on providing insight into the licensee's emotional landscape and the manner in which that impacts on patient care and how patients may respond to her. The therapist shall submit a report to the Board by February 11, 2004. The Board will subsequently reconvene and review this matter.

    LOISELLE, ANDRE B., M.D.: License # 011663; 06/08/03. Six month suspension of Maine medical license ended, effective 6/8/03. The licensee's Maine medical license remains subject to the conditions of the Consent Agreement which became effective on January 8, 2002.

    MCGILL, THOMAS, M.D. LICENSE # 013991; 05/01/03. Licensee complied with the terms of his Consent Agreement, which was effective 05/02/98. Restrictions and conditions on licensee's Maine medical license are removed effective 05/01/03.

    MORONG, DOUGLAS M., P.A.-C: LICENSE # PA-503; 03/11/03. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the Licensee agrees that his conduct with respect to signing Dr. Thomas K. Murray's name to a plan of supervision without Dr. Murray's permission constitutes unprofessional conduct. The Licensee agrees to accept a reprimand as discipline for his action.

    NICHOLSON, ANDREW S. M.D.: License # 015480; 1/14/03. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing and in order to resolve an outstanding complaint, the licensee agrees to the following discipline: The licensee will restrict his practice of medicine to adults over 18 years of age. The licensee will participate in ongoing treatment with a therapist, approved by the Board, with experience in the treatment of sexual offenses. The Board will receive quarterly reports from the therapist.The licensee will be on probation and the Board will order a reevaluation of the licensee after one year from the effective date of this agreement. This action is based on unprofessional conduct.

    O'KEEFE, GREGORY M.D.: License # 008247; 05/29/03. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on May 13, 2003, the Board voted to grant the applicant's appeal of the Board's preliminary denial of license renewal and to issue the licensee a conditional license to practice medicine in Maine. The conditions of licensure relate to type of practice and requirements for peer review and random chart review.

    RODRIGUEZ, MANUEL, M.D.: LICENSE # 008639; 09/09/03. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing the licensee agrees to voluntarily surrender his medical license as of the date of this agreement and agrees not to seek reinstatement of his license to practice medicine in Maine.

    ROSENBLATT, STANLEY, M.D.: LICENSE # 005552; 06/10/03. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to voluntarily surrender his Maine medical license as of the date of this agreement and agrees not to seek to renew his license to practice medicine in Maine. This action is based on unprofessional conduct, incompetence and inappropriate prescribing practices.

    ROSENBLATT, STANLEY, M.D.: License # 005552; 04/15/03. Summary suspension of license due to unprofessional conduct, incompetence and inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances which may be an imminent danger to the public.

    SCHRADER, JOSEPH B. P.A.-C: License # PA-369; 01/14/03. Licensee complied with the terms of his Consent Agreement, which was effective 2/10/98. Restrictions and conditions on licensee's Maine physician's assistant license are removed effective 1/14/03.

    STEINBERG, IRA, B., M.D.; License # 014272; 09/09/2003. Granted reinstatement of an Inactive License.

    STURDEVANT, DAVID F., M.D.: LICENSE # 012561; 09/09/03. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing the licensee agrees to engage a professional office management company to review coding and documentation practices. In addition, the licensee will educate himself about the management of chronic pain patients, including the proper prescribing of controlled substances, the characteristics of drug seekers and the recognition of drug diversion. The licensee will document his ongoing education in these matters in his next two applications for renewal of his medical license.

    VIOLETTE, E. JEFFREY, M.D.: License # 012065; 06/30/03. By Consent Agreement the licensee's medical license is reinstated to Active status subject to the following conditions: the licensee will be subject to substance abuse monitoring monthly for a period of five (5) years from the effective date of this agreement. Following the period of five (5) years from the effective date of this agreement the Board or the Supervising Physician may request random samples at any time.

    WILLSON, SHAWN L., M.D.: License #016223; 07/08/03. By Consent Agreement the licensee is issued a license subject to the following conditions: the licensee will be subject to substance abuse monitoring at least once each month for a period of four (4) years from the effective date of this agreement. Following the period of four (4) years from the effective date of this agreement the Board or the Supervising Physician may request random samples at any time.

    WILSON, JAMES E., P.A.-C: License # PA-684; 11/12/03. Automatic suspension for positive test result while under a Consent Agreement for substance abuse monitoring.

    WOODRUFF, ALAN F., M.D.: License # 006151; 06/30/03. By Consent Agreement the licensee's medical license is reinstated subject to the following conditions: the licensee agrees never to prescribe for himself or a family member and the licensee agrees that violation of this agreement will result in the automatic, indefinite suspension and possible revocation of his medical license.

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    Adverse Actions 2002

    ANDERSON, David E., M.D.: License # 007476; 02/12/02. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing and in order to resolve all pending matters, the licensee agrees to voluntarily surrender his license to practice medicine in the State of Maine. The licensee agrees not to apply for reinstatement of his license in the State of Maine. This action is based on unprofessional conduct, incompetence and violation of Chapter 10 Rules of the Board of Licensure in Medicine proscribing sexual contact between a physician and a patient.

    ANDERSON, David E., M.D.: License # 007476; 01/08/02. Suspension of license due to unprofessional conduct, incompetence and violation of Chapter 10 Rules of the Board of Licensure in Medicine proscribing sexual contact between a physician and a patient.

    BARTLETT, ELIZABETH L., M.D.: License # 013352; 9/10/02. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees that the status of the licensee's medical license will be changed from Active to Inactive on the effective date of this agreement. If the licensee applies for reinstatement to Active status, she must document six (6) months of continuous sobriety through participation in the Physician's Health Program. This action is based on substance abuse issues.

    BREER, David N. M.D. License #: 013353. 11/12/02. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees that the status of his medical license will be changed from Active to Inactive on the effective date of this agreement. If the licensee applies for reinstatement to Active status, he must document six (6) months of continuous sobriety through participation in the Physicians' Health Program. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and substance abuse issues.

    CHAGRASULIS, Robert W. M.D. License # 012162; 12/3/02. The Board will reinstate the Maine medical license of the licensee with conditions. The licensee agrees to completely abstain from the use of any prohibited substances as outlined in the Consent Agreement. The licensee shall be subject to urine monitoring. The licensee agrees to attend AA and/or NA meetings a minimum of three times each week for one year from the effective date of this agreement and at least once each week through four years thereafter. This action is based on substance abuse issues.

    CLEMETSON, CHARLES D., M.D.: License # 013808; 9/10/02. In lieu of continuing with the Adjudicatory Hearing which began on July 9, 2002, the licensee agrees that the summary suspension ordered by the Board is terminated, and the status of the licensee's medical license will be changed from Active to Inactive on the effective date of this agreement. If the licensee applies for reinstatement to Active status, he must undergo an inpatient substance abuse evaluation and follow the recommendations and treatments suggested by the facility. This action is based on substance abuse issues and failure to comply with a Board Order regarding office management practices.

    CLEMETSON, CHARLES D., M.D.; License # 013808: 5/14/02. License suspension due to unprofessional conduct and incompetence based on habitual substance abuse and diagnosis of a mental or physical condition that may result in the licensee performing services in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients.

    DEFANTI, THOMAS R. M.D.: License # 011764; 06/11/02. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board. In addition, he will arrange for monitoring of his laparoscopic procedures and provide the Board with relevant information regarding any complications. The licensee agrees to substance abuse monitoring and agrees to attend counseling sessions for substance abuse issues. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and substance abuse issues.

    FUHRMANN, Calvin F., M.D.: License # 014675; 02/12/02. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a Warning from the Board. This action was based on unprofessional conduct.

    GILLIAM, RICHARD L., M.D.: License # 010443; 9/10/02. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to withdraw his application for renewal of an Active status medical license and request renewal of his medical license in Inactive status. This action is based on competency issues.

    LOISELLE, ANDRE B., M.D.: License # 011663; 11/12/02. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on November 12, 2002 the Board voted to continue the suspension of the licensee's license for six (6) months. The licensee will appear before the Board on May 13, 2003. During the suspension of his license, the licensee will continue to provide supervised, visualized urine samples on a weekly basis. If there is any failure to maintain the mandated sampling schedule or if any specimen tests positive, after utilizing the process for confirmation, Dr. Loiselle's license to practice medicine in Maine shall be revoked. This action is based on a violation of the terms of a Consent Agreement.

    LOISELLE, ANDRE B., M.D.: License # 011663; 10/30/02. Automatic suspension for failure to maintain the mandated sampling schedule and provide urine samples, pursuant to the Consent Agreement effective January 8, 2002.

    LOISELLE, ANDRE B., M.D.: License # 011663; 01/08/02. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board. In addition, the licensee will be subject to substance abuse monitoring.

    SCULLION, DAVID F. M.D.: License # 010513; 01/08/02. Licensee complied with the terms of his Consent Agreement, which was effective 8/16/95. Restrictions and conditions on licensee's Maine medical license are removed effective 1/8/02.

    STOJANOV, IGOR M.D.: License # 014796; 5/14/02. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on May 14, 2002 the Board voted to grant the licensee a renewal of his Maine medical license with the following conditions: the licensee shall receive counseling in either Georgia or Maine to begin no later that August 1, 2002 by a counselor pre-approved by the Maine Board; the counselor shall submit quarterly reports to the Maine Board; in the event that counseling is not completed to the satisfaction of the Maine Board within one year from the date of this license renewal, a rehearing may be scheduled and further sanctions, including license denial, may result; the licensee shall have a chaperone present for all examinations of female patients.

    TOTO, TIMOTHY, P.A.: License # PA-351; 04/11/02. The licensee's thirty (30) day license suspension, effective March 12, 2002, ended April 11, 2002. His license will be placed on probation until October 30, 2002 when his probation for his criminal conviction ends. This action is based on unprofessional conduct.

    TOTO, TIMOTHY, P.A.: License # PA-351; 03/12/02. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee admits that writing prescriptions on Cumberland County Jail prescription pads for individuals who were not inmates or patients of the licensee constitutes unprofessional conduct. The writing of these prescriptions was outside of the licensee's plan of supervision and without the knowledge or approval of his supervising physician. The licensee's license to practice as a physician's assistant will be suspended for 30 days and his license will be placed on probation until October 30, 2002, when his probation for his criminal conviction ends.

    b By Decision and Order of the Board dated 7/19/01 the Board suspended the Maine medical license of the licensee for 360 days. On July 9, 2002 the licensee appeared before the Board and agreed to provide the Board with specific information before his license would be reinstated to active status. The licensee agreed that his license status would remain Inactive pending reinstatement. On July 30, 2002 the Board received a urinalysis report which was positive for marijuana. The licensee agrees that his license status will remain Inactive. The licensee will appear before the Board on March 11, 2003 to discuss compliance with this agreement and conditions for reinstatement of his medical license to Active status.

    WEINBERG, Benjamin L., M.D.: License # 015796; 1/28/02. By Consent Agreement, a medical license was issued subject to the following conditions: If the licensee fails to comply with any obligation in the contract with the New Hampshire Medical Society's Physicians' Health Program, that failure will constitute a violation of this Consent Agreement, which may result in the immediate suspension of the licensee's Maine medical license. If the licensee practices medicine in the State of Maine, he shall contract with the Physicians' Health Program in the State of Maine and participate in monthly random testing. This action is based on discipline by other state medical boards due to chemical dependency issues.

    WILSON, JAMES E., P.A.-C: License # PA-684; 7/9/02. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on July 9, 2002 the Board voted to reinstate the Physician Assistant's license with conditions related to substance abuse treatment. The licensee shall adhere to the Physicians' Health Program contract. The licensee shall provide a letter from his treating physician which explains in detail his hypertension, sodium and water-loading problems. The licensee shall test his urine with creatinine strips prior to giving a test urine sample and, if the test registers low, he will remain on site and give a urine sample visually observed by a monitor until the creatinine is within the acceptable range. The licensee shall inform the Board of his home address and the name, address and phone number of any future employer. He shall notify the Board if he leaves the State of Maine so that arrangements may be made for appropriate testing. This action is based on substance abuse issues and violation of a prior consent agreement.

    WILSON, James E., P.A.-C: License # PA-684; 02/12/02. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on February 12, 2002 the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine voted to continue a suspension of the licensee's license for six months. In addition, the licensee will participate in substance abuse and psychiatric counseling. The licensee must report back to the Board at the end of the six-month suspension, at which time the Board will review his progress. This action is based on four (4) positive test results while under Consent Agreement for substance abuse monitoring.

    WILSON, JAMES E., P.A.-C: License # PA-684; 01/07/02. Automatic suspension for positive test result while under a Consent Agreement for substance abuse monitoring.

    WROBLESKI, WALTER J., M.D.: License # 012606; 10/8/02. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to voluntarily surrender his Maine medical license as of the effective date of this agreement. He will not practice medicine in Maine or elsewhere until his Maine license is reinstated with or without conditions. Before the Board will consider reinstating the licensee's license, he must document six months of monitored sobriety through participation in the Physicians' Health Program. In addition, the licensee must continue psychotherapy with his treating psychiatrist or other therapist as approved by the Board. The licensee will have all of his pain medication prescriptions written by his primary care physician and his psychiatric medications written by his treating psychiatrist. He will fill all of his prescriptions at one pharmacy. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and substance abuse issues.

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    Adverse Actions 2001

    CLEMETSON, CHARLES D., M.D.: License # 013808; 6/12/01. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on June 12, 2001 the Board voted to issue a censure for unprofessional conduct. In addition, Dr. Clemetson will be placed on probation for a minimum of one year, during which time he must hire an expert to implement changes in his office procedures.

    HARRIS, VERNE D., M.D.: License # 014445; 10/09/01. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on October 9, 2001, the Board voted to suspend the licensee's Maine medical license for a period of 360 days. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and incompetence.

    HARVEY, JOHN E., M.D.: License # 014143; 01/09/01. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand and participate in a sensitivity training program, to be approved by the Board, within one year from the effective date of this agreement. If the licensee fails to comply with this requirement, the Board will revoke his license. In addition, the licensee will send a letter of apology to the patient and her husband. This action is based on unprofessional conduct.

    HOWELL, GEORGE B., M.D.: 014879; 04/10/01. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on April 10, 2001 the Board voted to issue a reprimand for fraud and deceit in obtaining a license and to issue a reprimand for unprofessional conduct based on the licensee's failure to disclose discipline by other states.

    JOZEFOWICZ, THADDEUS H., M.D.; 12/11/2001; Five year probation and conditions on license effective 12/11/96 ended on 12/11/01

    LEACH, WILLIAM, M.D.: License #009644; 11/28/00. On September 12, 2000 the Board voted to preliminarily deny the licensee's application for renewal of his medical license. The licensee was notified by letter dated October 30, 2000, sent certified mail, return receipt requested. The licensee did not appeal the Board's action and the denial became final and effective November 28, 2000. This action is based on the licensee's failure to report actions taken by the Florida Medical Board. This action is listed in 2001 because it was not reported until that time.

    OLSON, KAREN L., M.D.: License # 013116; 03/13/01. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing the licensee agrees to accept a warning from the Board for breach of patient confidentiality. This action is based on unprofessional conduct.

    OLSTEIN, JOEL S., M.D.: License # 008973; 11/13/01. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees that the conduct which gave rise to the federal charges is also grounds for discipline for unprofessional conduct. The licensee agrees to accept a censure and pay a $10,000 fine.

    SHEFFER, EMILY H., M.D.: License # EC-99-164; 09/10/01. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand for unprofessional conduct and incompetence for inappropriate prescribing practices. The licensee used patient names in order to obtain controlled substances for herself. The licensee will continue to participate in her recovery program with the Committee for Physicians Health (CPH) of the Medical Society for the State of New York. A violation of her agreement with the CPH will constitute a violation of this agreement and may result in further sanctions.

    TORRES, RUDOLFO B., M.D.: License # 006462; 07/11/00. On July 11, 2000 the Board voted to preliminarily deny the licensee's application for renewal of his medical license. The licensee was notified by letter dated May 16, 2001, sent certified mail with return receipt requested. The licensee did not appeal the Board's action and the denial became final and effective on June 24, 2001. This action is based on the licensee's failure to report actions taken by the Florida medical board.

    VIOLETTE, E. JEFFREY, M.D.: License # 012065; 07/10/01. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on July 10, 2001 the Board voted to suspend the licensee's medical license for 360 days, effective 7/19/01. During the suspension period Dr. Violette shall have an evaluation to include neuropsychological testing, personality testing and a physical examination. The licensee shall engage in therapy/treatment with providers approved by the Board. Prior to the expiration of the 360 day suspension period, Dr. Violette must satisfy the Board that he is fit to practice medicine. If he receives his license to practice he shall not self-prescribe medications. This action is based on findings of unprofessional conduct and incompetence at the conclusion of the adjudicatory hearing.

    WOODRUFF, ALAN F., M.D.: License # 006151; 07/25/01. In lieu of proceeding to trial in the District Court of Southern Kennebec County on a complaint alleging incompetence, unprofessional conduct and inappropriate prescribing practices, and seeking revocation of his license, the licensee agreed to voluntarily surrender his Maine medical license effective July 25, 2001.

    WILSON, JAMES E. P.A.-C: License # PA-684.;10/19/01. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand. In addition, the licensee shall only work in a supervised practice setting where his supervising physician is physically present. The licensee is subject to substance abuse monitoring and will continue with substance abuse treatment. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and inappropriate prescribing practices.

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Adverse Actions 2000 +

    Adverse Actions 2000

    BLOCH, Silvia M., M.D.: License #014372; 12/12/00. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board. In addition, the licensee agrees to attend an introductory course on neurology for psychiatrists given by the Post Graduate Medical Education Division of Harvard Medical School or an equivalent course sponsored by a medical school and approved by the Board. The Board will permit the licensee to withdraw from licensure. This action is based on unprofessional conduct.

    BUDD, William L., M.D.: License # 005768; 5/9/00. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees that the status of his license will be changed from Active to Inactive, effective May 9, 2000. The licensee may not practice medicine in Maine or in any other state. This action is based on unprofessional conduct and incompetence.

    CYR, JC (Joseph) Guynemer, M.D.: License # 004470; 7/11/00. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on July 11, 2000 the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine voted to suspend the licensee's license for 360 days and refer the matter to administrative court for revocation of his license to practice medicine. However, the licensee agreed to immediately surrender his medical license to the Board and retire from the practice of medicine effective July 11, 2000. The Board accepted the Licensee's surrender of his license. This action was based on fraud and deceit in obtaining a license, incompetence in the practice of medicine and the existence of a mental or physical condition that may endanger the health or safety of patients.

    HARRIS, Verne D., M.D.: License # 014445; 4/6/00. In lieu of proceeding to a hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board for unprofessional conduct based on a sexual relationship with a patient. Based on action taken by the California Medical Board.

    KEATING, Anthony J., M.D.: License # 006059; 5/9/00. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a warning from the Board and pay a $1,500 fine. This action is based on inappropriate prescribing practices.

    LUCK, Gregory C., M.D.: License # 010063; 5/4/00. Licensee has an Inactive status license subject to a Consent Agreement. The licensee has been suspended effective May 4, 2000 for violation of the monitoring requirements of the Consent Agreement entered into with the licensee on July 13, 1999.

    PHELPS, Robert N., Jr., M.D.: License # 009869; 6/13/00. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees that his license will be placed on probation indefinitely beginning June 13, 2000, with the following conditions: the licensee will continue in counseling at a minimum of twice a month for at least two years; the licensee agrees to have a chaperone present when seeing female patients in his office; the licensee will be subject to mandatory clinical and professional supervision by a colleague to be approved by the Board and the licensee agrees to educate himself about the ethical and boundary issues involved in the doctor-patient relationship. Any substantiated report to the Board alleging sexual impropriety or misconduct shall result in immediate, indefinite and automatic suspension of the licensee's license. This action is based on unprofessional conduct, incompetence and a violation of the Sexual Misconduct Rules of the Board, based on inappropriate relationships with two female patients.

    ROBERTSON, Donald M., M.D.: License # 005912; 12/12/00. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing, the licensee agrees to limit himself to practicing without a DEA registration. He previously surrendered his DEA registration and agrees not to reapply for one. The licensee agrees to random chart reviews for two years beginning on the effective date of this agreement. This action is based on inappropriate prescribing practices.

    SARACINO, Anthony M.D.: License # 013504; 4/15/00. In lieu of proceeding to a hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand from the Board for unprofessional conduct based on a sexual contact with a patient. The licensee will educate himself about boundary issues involved in the doctor/patient relationship.

    STOJANOV, Igor, M.D.: License # 014796; 6/13/00. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand. The licensee will be on probation for one year beginning June 13, 2000, during which time he must obtain treatment or counseling which will increase his understanding of his inappropriate behavior, and prevent recurrence of that behavior. The treatment provider or counselor must be approved by the Board. The licensee agrees to have a chaperone present for all examinations of female patients. If the licensee relocates to another state, he must notify that state's licensing board of the terms of this agreement. This action is based on unprofessional conduct, incompetence and a violation of the Sexual Misconduct Rules of the Board based on an inappropriate relationship with a female patient.

    SUNSHINE, THOMAS J., M.D.: License # 013101; 09/30/00. Licensee complied with the terms of his Consent Agreement which was effective 10/01/95. Restrictions and conditions on licensee's Maine medical license are removed effective 09/30/00.

    TESSIER, Paul A., M.D.: License # 006620; 1/11/00. In lieu of proceeding to a hearing, the licensee agrees to accept a reprimand and pay a $1,500 fine as discipline for unprofessional conduct. Action based on the licensee's failure to report restriction of clinical privileges at Irwin Army Community Hospital on two applications for medical staff privileges at Maine hospitals.

    TRUMBULL, Donald , M.D.: License #011516; 12/12/00. The licensee's license was reinstated by Consent Agreement with the following conditions: the licensee will not see, care for or treat minor female patients; the licensee agrees to continue in treatment with a therapist until the therapist and the licensee mutually agree to termination; the therapist will provide quarterly reports to the Board; the licensee agrees not to practice as a sole practitioner and the licensee must tell his partners or his employer of the terms of this Consent Agreement and the prior Consent Agreement.

    WOODRUFF, Alan F., M.D.: License # 006151; 08/08/00. At the conclusion of an Adjudicatory Hearing held on August 8, 2000 the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine voted to suspend the licensee's license for 360 days and refer the matter to Administrative Court for revocation of his license to practice medicine.

    WOODRUFF, Alan F., M.D.: License # 006151; 07/17/00. The licensee's license to practice medicine was summarily suspended effective July 17, 2000, due to his violation of the March 3, 1998 Consent Agreement by prescribing medication for his wife or himself.

    WOODRUFF, Alan F., M.D.: License # 006151; 07/14/00. In lieu of proceeding to an Adjudicatory Hearing the licensee agrees to surrender his DEA registration. He will not reapply for his DEA registration until two years from the effective date of this agreement. The licensee will be on probation for two years. During this time the licensee will complete educational programs approved by the Board regarding proper prescribing of controlled substances.

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