Osteopathic Medical License Reinstated

In 2009, an Osteopathic physician surrendered his California osteopathic medical license in response to an Accusation charging him with unprofessional conduct, gross negligence, and dishonesty.  The Accusation was the result of an Osteopathic Medical Board investigation into complaints that the physician had allowed an unlicensed person with whom he was personally involved to purchase a medical practice with him.  In addition, the physician was accused of ordering genetic testing of patients in his previous medical practice at the urging of the "partner", and while billed, the testing was not completed.  When the physician learned of the nonperformance of the genetic testing, he attempted to mitigate the harm by notifying insurers and patients to stop payment.  The Medical Board, however, deemed the billed testing fraudulent. The matter was referred to the Osteopathic Medical Board for the filing of an accusation.

In 2011, the physician filed a Petition for Reinstatement of his Osteopathic medical license based on his previously undiagnosed and now treated psychological condition.  The Board, however, denied the petition, finding an insufficient record of treatment. 

In 2012, after completing ethics training offered by Professional Boundaries, Inc. (PBI) and a full evaluation with the Physician Assessment and Education (P.A.C.E.) program at the U.C. San Diego School of Medicine, the Osteopathic physician petitioned for reinstatement.  The Osteopathic Medical Board of California issued a decision reinstating the physician's medical license.

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