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Disciplined doctors: Naughty Business of the Week

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Here's the list of physicians and other medical professionals who were sanctioned by the Maryland Board of Physicians in May. Stay tuned for those sanctioned in June in a post later today:

MAY 2011
 

Phyllis K. Barson, M.D.
Area of Practice: Anesthesiology (Silver Spring, MD)Suspension for a period of 90 days, upon termination of 90 day suspension, Probation for a minimum of 2 years subject to terms and conditions. The Board found that the physician failed to meet the standard of care and failed to maintain adequate medical records. Date of Action: May 2, 2011

Jennifer R. Baxter, M.D.
Area of Practice: Unspecified (Chevy Chase, MD)Administrative Fine of $1,000. The physician practiced medicine after her medical license had lapsed in violation of Md. Code Ann. Health Occ. §14-601. Date of Action: May 9, 2011

Catherine Brophy, M.D.
Area of Practice: Family Practice (Dunkirk, MD)Termination of probationary terms and conditions imposed by the Consent Order dated February 24, 2010. The physician has complied with the terms and conditions precedent. Date of Action: May 5, 2011

Karen Carr, No License
Area of Practice: Unlicensed (Baltimore, MD)Cease and Desist from the practice of medicine. The individual practiced medicine in Maryland without a license through the practice of obstetrics, the provision of pre-partum care, the delivery of babies, the provision of post-partum care and the practice of neonatology. Date of Action: May 25, 2011

Max H. Cohen, M.D.
Area of Practice: General Surgery (Potomac, MD)
Suspension for 3 months, to begin 3 months after the effective date of the Consent Order. During the 3 month period between the effective date of the Consent Order and the suspension, the physician will wind down his practice and refer his patients to other practitioners. The physician shall not perform: FNAs, biopsies of any type debridements and excisions during the 3-month wind down period. The Board found that the physician failed to meet the standard of care and failed to maintain adequate medical records in the care and treatment of six of six patients reviewed. The Board determined that the physician grosslyoverutilized health care services by performing excessive procedures in the absence of medical necessity. Date of Action: May 2, 2011

Anand M. Dhanda, M.D.
Area of Practice: Urological Surgery (Pasadena, MD)Termination of probationary terms and conditions imposed by the Consent Order dated April 7, 2008. The physician has complied with the conditions precedent. Date of Action: May 5, 2011

Mark P. Downey, M.D.
Area of Practice: Anesthesiology
3205 Summit Square Place, Suite 100, Lexington, KY 40509
Probation until license is activated as full and unrestricted by the Kentucky Medical Board. The Board took reciprocal action based upon a disciplinary action by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure in which the physician’s license was indefinitely restricted/limited due to the physician’s substance abuse history. Date of Action: May 12, 2011

John R. Durocher, M.D.
Area of Practice: Internal Medicine (Rock Hall, MD)
Summary Suspension, immediately stayed with the following condition: the Respondent shall not prescribe any Schedule II, III or IV CDS at any practice location except at the Hospice of Queen Anne’s County. The Board found that the physician failed to meet the standards of quality medical care and failed to keep adequate medical records in eleven pain management patients reviewed.

Patti L. Ford, RCP
Area of Practice: Respiratory Care Practice (Frederick, MD)Reprimand with terms and conditions (upon applying for reinstatement). The Board found that the practitioner took controlled dangerous substances from her workplace. Date of Action: May 26, 2011

Mark R. Geier, M.D.
Area of Practice: Genetic Counseling (Silver Spring, MD)Summary Suspension affirmed. The Board found that there exists a substantial risk of serious harm to the public health, safety or welfare in the physician’s continued practice. Date of Action: May 12, 2011

Joseph F. Gibbons, M.D.
Area of Practice: Internal Medicine (Elkridge, MD)Termination of probationary terms and conditions imposed by the Consent Order dated October 27, 2010. The physician has complied with the terms and conditions precedent. Date of Action: May 5, 2011

Carol M. Gillies, P.A.
Area of Practice: Physician Assistant (Ruxton, MD)Reprimand; Probation for a minimum of 1 year subject to terms and conditions. The Board found that the Physician Assistant was guilty of unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine and patient abandonment as a result of her abrupt resignation while patients were waiting to be seen. Date of Action: May 2, 2011

Victor Gong, M.D.
Area of Practice: Family Medicine (Ocean City, MD)Reprimand; Probation for a minimum of 2 years subject to conditions. The Board found the physician guilty of unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine and guilty of prescribing drugs for illegal or illegitimate medical purposes due to the Respondent’s inappropriate prescribing of drugs to a family member in someone else’s name for the purpose of obtaining insurance coverage. The Board also found that the Respondent failed to maintain adequate medical records. Date of Action: May 2, 2011

Eric C. Greenberg, M.D.
Area of Practice: Internal Medicine (Bethesda, MD)
Revocation; may not petition for reinstatement until three (3) years from the date of the order. The Board found that the physician prescribed drugs for illegal or illegitimate medical purposes, is guilty of unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine and that he is professionally, physically, or mentally incompetent to practice medicine. The physician prescribed excessive amounts of CDS in the absence of any illness that would reasonably call for those prescriptions. The Board further found that the physician violated his Consent Order with the Board of June 27, 2007. Date of Action: May 19, 2011

Dong Soo Hwang, M.D.
Area of Practice: General Surgery (Gaithersburg, MD)Reprimand. The Board found that the physician failed to meet appropriate standards of care for the delivery of quality medical and surgical care in his failure to act in the best interest of the patient and by failing to recognize that the patient had to be resuscitated and promptly transferred to the hospital. Date of Action: May 26, 2011

Mahmood Jahromi, M.D.
Area of Practice: Child Psychiatry (Lutherville, MD)Reprimand; Probation for a minimum of 2 years subject to terms and conditions. The Board found that the physician failed to meet the standard of care and failed to maintain adequate medical records in the care and treatment of one patient. Date of Action: May 2, 2011

Fahim Kashif, P.A.
Area of Practice: Physician Assistant (Parkville, MD)Termination of probationary terms and conditions imposed by the Consent Order dated November 15, 2006. The Healthcare practitioner has complied with the terms and conditions precedent. Date of Action: May 5, 2011

Gerald K. Lee, M.D.
Area of Practice: Occupational Medicine (Clinton, MD)Reprimand. The Board took reciprocal action based upon a disciplinary action by the Virginia Board of Medicine in which the physician was placed on indefinite probation based on his care and treatment of one patient. Date of Action: May 12, 2011

Rossie Madjaroff, P.A.
Area of Practice: Physician Assistant (Baltimore, MD)Reprimand with terms and conditions. The Board determined that the physician assistant used “Dr.”, a prohibited representation, which misrepresented to the public that the physician assistant was authorized to practice medicine as a physician. Date of Action: May 26, 2011

William M. Newell, M.D.
Area of Practice: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Centreville, MD)
Reprimand; Probation subject to conditions. The Board found that the physician failed to
meet the standard of care and failed to maintain adequate medical records in the care andtreatment of twelve of twelve patients reviewed. Date of Action: May 2, 2011

Mansour Panah, M.D.
Area of Practice: OB/GYN (Bowie, MD)
Reprimand; Probation for a minimum of 2 years with terms and conditions. The Board
found that the physician failed to meet the standards of quality medical care and failed to keepadequate medical records in four patients reviewed. Date of Action: May 31, 2011

Robert J. Reynolds, M.D.
Area of Practice: Internal Medicine (Candler, NC)
Termination of probation imposed by the Consent Order, dated December 31, 2008. The Board took reciprocal action based upon disciplinary action taken by the North Carolina Medical Board, dated June 5, 2007. The physician entered into a Consent Order in which he consented to probation subject to terms and conditions until the North Carolina Board terminated its Order. On February 9, 2011, the North Carolina Medical Board terminated the June 5, 2007 Order. Date of Action: May 16, 2011

Shelly A. Schoppert, RCP
Area of Practice: Respiratory Care (Hagerstown, MD)Fine of $500. The health care practitioner practiced respiratory care without a license, in violation of the Medical Practice Act, Md. Code Ann., Health Occ. §14-5A-20. Date of Action: May 11, 2011

Dinesh Shah, M.D.
Area of Practice: Internal Medicine (NorthEast, MD)Permanent Revocation. The Board found the physician guilty of unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine, is professionally, physically or mentally incompetent, failed to meet the standard of care and sells, prescribes, gives away, or administers drugs for illegal or illegitimate medical purposes. Date of Action: May 2, 2011

Sanjay F. Sood, M.D.
Area of Practice: Family Practice (Centreville, VA)Termination of probationary terms and conditions imposed by the Final Decision and Order dated December 20, 2007, effective January 8, 2011. The physician has complied with the terms and conditions precedent. Date of Action: May 5, 2011

Wendy Wong, M.D.
Area of Practice: Family Medicine (Silver Spring, MD)Reprimand with terms and conditions. The Board found that the physician engaged in immoral and unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine and willfully made a false representation when making an application related to medicine. Date of Action: May 26, 2011

 

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