Board Sanctions October 2002 to September 2003

 

Arcadius H. Hakim, M.D., License #: D06460,

Area of Practice: Otolaryngology, (Annandale, VA) Revocation.The Board took its action based on the physician=s surrender of his medical license in Virginia and New York because of multiple charges of violation of professional standards.Date of Action: October 7, 2002

 

Ramon L. Gonzalez, M.D., License #: D29566,

Area of Practice: Unspecified, (Burke, MD) Application for reinstatement denied; revocation of suspended license.The physician violated the terms of the consent order of March 25, 1998, and violated the Maryland Medical Practice Act on multiple grounds which included those of fraud, unprofessionalism, and substance abuse.Date of Action: October 9, 2002

 

Michael J. Mitchell, No License,

Area of Practice: Unspecified,(Severn, MD) Fine of $5,000.The individual performed x-rays without certification as a medical radiation technologist.Date of Action: October 10, 2002

 

John A. Campa, III, M.D., License #: D41991,

Area of Practice: Unspecified, (San Antonio, TX) Revocation.The physician pled guilty to frauds and swindles, health care fraud, and making false statements relating to health care matters and thereby is subject to Maryland statute that requires revocation.Date of Action: October 11, 2002

 

William H. Choate, M.D., License #: D01030,

Area of Practice: General/Family Practice, (Mayo, MD) Order granting an inactive license; probation of consent order of 8/22/01 tolled until license to practice medicine is reinstated.The physician has retired from the practice of medicine, but has not completed the conditions of his August 22, 2001 consent order.Date of Action: October 16, 2002

 

Irma R. Chance, M.D., License #: D31138,

Area of Practice: Psychiatry, (Eastham, MA) Surrender.The physician has no current intention of practicing in Maryland and wants to avoid further defending charges based on an investigation which determined that claim forms, stamped with her professional association facsimile signature and certifying that services were performed under her supervision, were submitted for reimbursement while her Maryland license was inactive.Date of Action: October 23, 2002

 

Bannister Raines, Jr., M.D., License #: D17735,

Area of Practice: Internal Medicine, (Baltimore, MD) Order of Reinstatement; probation for five years subject to terms and conditions.The physician must be under a physician rehabilitation program subject to terms and conditions because of substance and alcohol abuse issues.Date of Action: October 23, 2002

 

Jewel Scott, RT, License #: R05448,

Area of Practice: Radiation Therapy Technology (Washington, DC) Order of Reinstatement.The health practitioner met the conditions precedent to licensure.Date of Action: October 23, 2002

 

Selwa J. Diwani, M.D., License #: D39713,

Area of Practice: Pediatrics, (Suitland, MD) Reprimand; fine of $25,000; probation for 2 years subject to terms and conditions.The Board found that the physician failed to meet standards of care, grossly overutilized health care services, failed to disclose to a patient or third-party payer the name of outside laboratories used, and unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine with regard to 10 patients.Date of Action: October 30, 2002

 

Anis Y. Akrawi, M.D., License #: D32889,

Area of Practice: Internal Medicine,(Stuart, FL) Administrative fine of $500.The Board took action based on a Florida Consent Agreement resolving an administrative complaint of standard of care and medical record keeping issues.Date of Action: November 7, 2002

Joanne B. Kelly, M.D., License #: D21467,

Area of Practice: Anesthesiology, (Rockville, MD) Restrictions of the September 27, 2002, Interim Order are lifted; terms.Any further Board action is pending a full evidentiary hearing on the Board=s charges.Date of Action: November 7, 2002

 

Michael R. Ross, M.D., License #: D43135,

Area of Practice:General/Family Practice, (Baltimore, MD) Suspension for 60 days; stayed; terms and conditions.The Board based its action on a Consent Order of the North Carolina Board sanctioning the physician for authorizing prescriptions without a physical examination and without any prior physician-patient relationship.Date of Action: November 7, 2002

 

Farid Gharagozloo, M.D., License #: D48203,

Area of Practice: Thoracic Surgery, (Washington, DC) Reprimand; fine of $10,000.The Board based its action on the physician=s failure to disclose on his Maryland renewal application an investigation and final order of another state.Date of Action: November 22, 2002

 

Adrian M. Cohen, M.D., License #: D04365,

Area of Practice: Psychiatry (Silver Spring, MD) Revocation.The physician violated the conditions of the probation set out in the 1997 and 1998 orders of the Board.Date of Action: December 12, 2002

 

Dai O. Moon, M.D., License #: D27375,

Area of Practice: Orthopedic Surgery,(Elkton, MD) Probation of the May 24, 2000, consent order is extended for one year; $15,000. fine; terms and conditions.The physician violated the terms and conditions of the May 24, 2000 Consent Order.Date of Action: December 18, 2002

 

 

William D. Taylor, RT, Certification #: R02017,

Area of Practice: Radiologic Technologist, (Aberdeen, MD) Surrender.The practitioner surrendered his certification in lieu of further investigation of recent DUI and DWI arrests which reflect a violation of his disposition agreement with the Board.Date of Action:December 18, 2002

 

John H. Hewitt, III, M.D., License #: D21742,

Area of Practice: Emergency Medicine, (Hagerstown, MD) Suspension for 3 years (to begin 10 days from date of order); suspension to continue for 6 months and until terms and conditions are met; if suspension is stayed, probation for 3 years subject to terms and conditions.The Board found that the physician violated the Maryland Medical Practice Act under the following grounds; unprofessional conduct; failure to meet the standards of care; sold, prescribed, gave away, or administered drugs for illegal or illegitimate purposes; violated the state pharmacy act; and failed to keep adequate medical records.Date of Action: January 7, 2003

 

Alfred D. Budnichuk, R.T., Certification #: M00009,

Area of Practice: Radiation Therapy Technologist, (Bel Air, MD) Revocation.The health provider violated his disposition agreement with the Board, failed a urine screen and tested positive for morphine.Date of Action: January 15, 2003

 

Joseph C. Boschulte, M.D., License #: D08760,

Area of Practice: Psychiatry, (Baltimore, MD) Suspension for 6 months; terms and conditions during suspension; if reinstated, 3 years probation subject to terms and conditions.The Board found that the physician violated the Medical Practice Act in that he had a sexual relationship with a patient and failed to meet standards of care in prescribing for this patient.Date of Action: January 22, 2003

 

Paul A. Mullan, M.D., License #: D08462,

Area of Practice: Pediatrics,†† (Towson, MD) Reprimand.The physician violated the June 7, 2000 order of the Maryland Board.Date of Action: January 22, 2003

 

William W. Mark, Jr., M.D., License #: D31221,

Area of Practice: Internal Medicine, (Cumberland, MD) Supplemental Final Order.One ground for charging dismissed (Md. Code Ann., H.O. '14-404(a) (22).The sanction of Reprimand, terms and conditions of the February 2, 2000 order remains the same.Date of Action: February 5, 2003


 

Sarabjit S. Anand, M.D., License #: D41023,

Area of Practice: General Surgery, (Laurel, MD) Suspension for 2 years; stayed; probation for 2 years subject to terms and conditions.The physician failed to meet the standard of care while attempting to correct his patients= surgical complications and for failing to timely refer the patient to a tertiary care center.Date of Action: February 21, 2003

 

Sang K. Han, M.D., License #: D17694,

Area of Practice: General Surgery, (Glen Burnie, MD) Reprimand; probation for 3 years subject to terms and conditions, one of which is that Respondent shall permanently cease performing any surgeries involving head and neck, excluding endarectomies and superficial lymph node and/or skin biopsies. The Board found that the physician failed to meet standards of care in that he failed to appropriately address and treat a patient=s thyroid tumor.Date of Action: February 26, 2003

 

Mukesh K. Jalota, M.D., License #: D23231,

Area of Practice: Emergency Medicine, (Ashton, MD) Reprimand; 6 months probation subject to terms and conditions.The physician failed to meet standards of care in his assessment and treatment of a patient in an emergency room.Date of Action: February 26, 2003

 

Henry S. Sabatier, Jr., M.D., License #: D04091,

Area of Practice: Emergency Medicine, (Baltimore, MD) Probation for 5 years subject to terms and conditions.The Board concluded that the physician violated his disposition agreement with the Board.Date of Action: February 26, 2003

 

Jonathan A. Turoff, M.D., License #: D53072,

Area of Practice: Neurology, (Lewistown, PA) Administrative penalty of $100.Failure to notify the Board of a change of address.Date of Action: March 11, 2003

 

Hassan H. Hodjati, M.D., License #: D23383,

Area of Practice: General Surgery, (Silver Spring, MD) Revocation of license.The Board found the physician guilty of being addicted to, or habitually abusing narcotic or controlled dangerous substance; making a false report in the practice of medicine; and prescribing or administering drugs for illegal or illegitimate medical purposes.Date of Action: March 18, 2003

 

Kimberley A. Anderson, M.D., License #: D34747,

Area of Practice: Unspecified, (Burtonsville, MD) Surrender.The physician=s surrender was prompted by an investigation of the physician=s two positive urine screens for drugs which reflect a violation of her rehabilitation agreement with the Board.Date of Action: March 26, 2003

 

Troy B. Brigance, RT, Certification #: L03089,

Area of Practice: Respiratory Therapist, (Baltimore, MD) Surrender.The practitioner=s decision to surrender was prompted by the Board=s investigation and formal charges that he falsified his initial application and two renewal applications for licensure in Maryland.Date of Action: March 26, 2003

 

Leonard J. Burman, M.D., License #: D45449,

Area of Practice: OB/GYN, (Victor, NY) Revocation.The Board=s action is based on action in New York, Illinois, and California for care involving a sterilization procedure and lack of informed consent of a patient in New York.Date of Action: March 26, 2003

 

Oparaugo I. Udebiuwa, M.D., License #: D44603,

Area of Practice: Psychiatry, (Davidsonville, MD) Reprimand; probation for 3 years subject to terms and conditions, including a fine of $10,000.The physician was found among other things to have fraudulently or deceptively obtained or attempted to obtain a license and willfully made a false representation when seeking or making application for licensure.Date of Action: March 26, 2003

 

Joseph H. Cutchin, Jr., M.D., License#: D04230,

Area of Practice: OB/GYN (Salisbury, MD) Reprimand; physician shall not practice obstetrics; subject to terms and conditions for two years in regard to his gynecological practice.The physician breached the standard of care in regard to three obstetrical patients.Date of Action: April 23, 2003††

 

Joseph L. Kelly, M.D., License #: D55060,

Area of Practice: Internal Medicine (Annapolis, MD) Surrender.The physician surrendered his license because of the Board=s investigation of allegations that he did not notify the Board of a Virginia consent order; that he was under investigation in Virginia; his application for license in Texas was not accepted because of false information; failure to disclose treatment for behavioral health impairment; and providing medical services for patients while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.Data of Action: April 23, 2003

 

Margo Sheila McBride, M.D., License#: D45096,

Area of Practice: Internal Medicine (Annapolis, MD) Reprimand; minimum of 2 years probation until 2 years following the physician=s return to active medical practice.The physician violated her disposition agreement when she relapsed into prescription drug use.Date of Action: April 23, 2003

 

Joyce W. Neal, M.D., License#: D50618,

Area of Practice: OB/GYN (Charlotte Hall, MD) Reprimand; probation for 3 years subject to terms and conditions.The Board found that the physician failed to meet standards with respect to the obstetrical care the Respondent provided during a patient=s labor and delivery.Date of Action: April 23, 2003

 

Rafael A. Lopez, M.D.

aka Rafael A. Lopez-Steuart, M.D., License #: D40755,

Area of Practice: Orthopedic Surgery, (Owings Mill, MD) Reprimand; probation for 2 years subject to terms and conditions.The Board found that the physician engaged in unprofessional conduct because of his disruptive behavior in a surgical setting.Date of Action: April 25, 2003

 

John Lee Flowers, M.D., License #: D40524,

Area of Practice: General Surgery (Towson, MD) Surrender.The physician surrendered his license because of a criminal investigation and his Alford plea to one count of prescription drug fraud.Date of Action:April 30, 2003

 

 

Harvey B. Jacobs, M.D., License #: D17933,

Area of Practice:General Surgery, (San Diego, CA) Revocation.The physician was convicted of murder in the second degree and was thereby subject to state statute which mandates revocation of his license.Date of Action:May 19, 2003

 

Steven T. Coulter, M.D., License#: D39934,

Area of Practice:Family Practice (Bethesda, MD) Summary Suspension.The Board found probable cause to believe that, among other things, the physician is habitually intoxicated and provided professional services while under the influence of alcohol.Date of Action:May 28, 2003

 

Asghar A. Farsaii, M.D., License #: D40392,

Area of Practice:Urological Surgery (Germantown, MD20874) Reprimand; one year probation subject to terms and conditions.The Board found that the physician failed to meet standards of care in his treatment of a patient for urinary retention due to an acute urinary tract infection.Date of Action:May 28, 2003

 

Weerasak W. Lima, M.D., License #: D23262,

Area of Practice:Orthopedic Surgery (Timonium, MD) Reprimand; terms and conditions.The physician performed a planned right knee arthroscopy on the patientís left knee.Date of Action:May 28, 2003

 

Arturo A. Pidlaoan, M.D., License #: D15024,

Area of Practice:General Surgery (Baltimore, MD) Summary Suspension.The Board found that the physician engaged in a pattern of excessive and unjustifiable prescribing of narcotic analgesic pain medications and benzodiazepines that placed his patients at risk for potentially serious or life threatening consequences.Date of Action:May 28, 2003

 

Joseph H. Cutchin, Jr., M.D., License #:D04230,

Area of Practice:OB/GYN(Salisbury, MD) Amended consent order; the order of April 23, 2003, is vacated; Reprimand; physician shall not practice obstetrics; subject to terms and conditions.The physician breached the standard of care in regard to three obstetrical patients.Date of Action:June 4, 2003

 

Leslie Howard Fenton, M.D., License #: D01254,

Area of Practice:Unspecified (Washington, DC) The physician is reprimanded; placed on probation for one (1) year subject to terms; also, subject to a civil fine of $5,000; and permanent prohibition from testifying in any litigation to provide expert medical opinion.The Board found the physician guilty of unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine because of his misrepresentations under oath about his credentials in medical malpractice cases for which the physician has been called to render an expert opinion.Date of Action:June 11, 2003

 

Joseph A. Kelchak, M.D., License #:D42922,

Area of Practice:Emergency Medicine (Verona, PA) Termination of conditions of May 17, 2000, Consent Order.The physician shall not clinically practice in Maryland unless and until approval by the Board. The physician met the conditions for termination of the order.Date of Action:June 16, 2003

 

William J. Crittenden, III, M.D., License #:D54547,

Area of Practice:Unspecified (College Park, MD) Fine of $1,200 within 30 days of effective date of the order. The physician was disciplined by the District of Columbia Board for providing false information on his DC application for medical licensure. Date of Action:June 25, 2003

 

Jean M. Eisenbrey, M.D., License #: D16180,

Area of Practice:Pediatrics (Clinton, MD) Suspension; stayed; probation for two years subject to terms and conditions.The Board found that the physician failed to meet standards of care in the assessment and treatment of a newborn child during the seven week period in which the physician provided medical care.Date of Action:June 25, 2003

 

Francisco G. Japzon, M.D., License #: D21740,

Area of Practice:General Surgery (Hagerstown, MD) Reprimand; terms and conditions which include to permanently cease the practice of surgery.The physician failed to meet the standards of surgical care in regard to two patients.Date of Action: June 25, 2003

 

Joanne B. Kelly, M.D., License #: D21467,

Area of Practice:Anesthesiology(Rockville, MD) Suspension.The Board found that the physician is in no condition to practice medicine, and it would be a danger to the public to allow the physician to practice.Date of Action:June 25, 2003

 

John O. B. Wills, M.D., License #:D34465,

Area of Practice:Emergency Medicine (Madison, WI) Reprimand; $3,500 fine on or before July 1, 2003; if fine not paid, suspension until the fine is paid.The physician was sanctioned on January 7, 1999, by the Michigan board for failure to show satisfactory evidence of completing required CMEs, and the physician failed to provide accurate information in regard to CME on his 1997 renewal application in Maryland.Date of Action:June 25, 2003

 

Omar K. Omland, M.D., License #: D16665,

Area of Practice:Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Bethesda, MD) Suspension for 3 years to begin 10 days from execution of the order (that is July 14, 2003); active suspension for a minimum of one year and until conditions are met; should the Board grant a stay of suspension, the physician shall be subject to terms, one of which is restricting his practice to male patients only.The Board found Dr. Omland guilty of unprofessional conduct by engaging in a social, personal, and sexual relationship with a former patient and also continuing to treat the patientís husband while commencing a social and personal relationship with the patient.Date of Action:July 14, 2003/Effective Date of Action:July 28, 2003

 

 

Helmy A.F. Qurtom, M.D., License #: D44724,

Area of Practice:Pediatrics (Beltsville, MD) The Board orders that the physicianís license is reinstated (said reinstatement is contingent upon the completion of the administrative licensure process).After the physician is issued an active license, the physician will be on probation for one year. The Administrative Law Judge found that Dr. Qurtom had practiced medicine in Maryland after his license was revoked.Date of Action:July 16, 2003

 

Sarkis G. Aghazarian, M.D., License #: D28245,

Area of Practice:General Surgery (Baltimore, MD) Reprimand. The Board found that the physician failed to meet standards of care in the care and treatment of a patient in his practice of general surgery.Date of Action:July 23, 2003

 

Anthony E. Barnes, M.D., License #: D44173 (Inactive),

Area of Practice:General Practice(Atlanta, GA) Reprimand; physician must comply with conditions with Georgia Medical Board order.The physician was sanctioned by the Georgia Medical Board for failing to meet standards of care because of misdiagnosis of and failure to treat a patientís urinary tract infection.Date of Action:July 23, 2003

 

Nibondh Chaiyupatumpa, M.D., License #: D18850,

Area of Practice:OB/GYN (Baltimore, MD) Reprimand; Probation for 2 years, subject to terms and conditions. The Board found that the physician failed to meet standards of care in his practice of obstetrics in regard to a patient during labor, delivery, and postpartum.Date of Action:July 23, 2003

 

Lawrence F. Honick, M.D., License #: D08769,

Area of Practice:Orthopedic Surgery (Baltimore, MD) Administrative fine of $1,100.The physician practiced with a lapsed license and failed to notify the board of a change of address as required by law.Date of Action:July 23, 2003

 

Ronald D. Jacobs, M.D., License #: D32150,

Area of Practice:OB/GYN (Silver Spring, MD) Reprimand.The physician failed to meet standards of care with regard to a patient by failure to diagnose a pregnancy in a timely manner.Date of Action:July 23, 2003

 

Denis MacDonald, M.D., License #: D15408,

Area of Practice:Internal Medicine (Baltimore, MD) Reprimand; probation for one year, subject to conditions. The Board found that the physician failed to meet standards of care with regard to two patients in his general medicine practice and willfully made a false representation in two renewal applications for medical licensure.Date of Action:July 23, 2003

 

Arturo A. Pidlaoan, M.D., License #:D15024,

Area of Practice:General Surgery (Baltimore, MD) Suspension for 3 years with all but 6 months stayed, said suspension to have commenced on 5/28/03; should the physician be reinstated; probation for 3 years subject to terms and conditions.The Board found that the physician violated standards of care; prescribed drugs for illegitimate medical purposes, and failed to keep adequate medical records in his self-designated specialty of general surgery.Date of Action:July 23, 2003

 

Ranjit Risam, M.D., License #: D32769,

Area of Practice:General Practice (Bowie, MD) Reprimand; terms and conditions.The physician violated his Corrective Action Agreement and violated standards of care in regard to two patients in his practice of general medicine.Date of Action:July 23, 2003

 

Lewis M. Satloff, M.D., License #: D47081,

Area of Practice:Anesthesiology (Los Angeles, CA) Probation for 5 years subject to terms and conditions of an order of the Arizona Medical Board. The Arizona board sanctioned the physician because of his abuse of fetanyl and Demerol IV.Date of Action:July 23, 2003

 

Bohumil F. Beran, M.D., License #: D13875,

Area of Practice:Psychiatry (Baltimore, MD) Fine of $2,000; terms in regard to CME credits.The physician continued to practice after his license lapsed and when making application for reinstatement had not earned the required CME credits.Date of Action:July 28, 2003

 

Carl F. Oltman, Sr., PA, License #: C01407,

Area of Practice:Physician Assistant (Annapolis, MD) Revocation.The Board found that the licensee was convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, in that he pled guilty to forgery of prescriptions and continuous receipt of fraudulently obtained prescription medication from 1996 through 1998.Date of Action:August 11, 2003

 

Augustus H. Hill, M.D., License #: D27931,

Area of Practice:General Surgery (Silver Spring, MD) Reprimand; terms and conditions for 3 years.The Board found that the physician failed to meet standards of care and failed to keep adequate medical records in the care and treatment of four patients in his practice of general surgery.Date of Action:August 18, 2003

 

David C. Allen, M.D., License #: D25230,

Area of Practice:Internal Medicine (California, MD) Reinstatement of license; suspension for 5 years; suspension stayed; probation for 5 years subject to terms and conditions.The Board found that the physician could be reinstated, but because of his long and significant history of substance abuse made the reinstatement subject to terms and conditions.Date of Action:September 4, 2003

 

John P. Serlemitsos, M.D., License #: D32654,

Area of Practice:Internal Medicine (Crownsville, MD) Ruling on petition for reinstatement; reinstatement of licensure; suspension for 3 years; suspension stayed subject to meeting all conditions of probation for a term of 3 years.Based on the exceptional circumstances of the case the Board reinstates the physicianís license, and consistent with the Boardís psychiatric evaluator, the Board imposes conditions on the reinstatement.Date of Action:September 11, 2003

 

Robert M. Elliott, M.D., License #: D42601,

Area of Practice:Dermatology (San Juan Capistrano, CA) Application for Reinstatement denied after the Board of Review remanded the case for further hearing.The applicant made false statements on his reinstatement application.