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License revoked for recklessly prescribing controlled substances.

Topic: Professional Licensing, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 1602303 , Decision Date: 2015-10-19 
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The Court upheld the revocation of a physician’s license to practice medicine based on evidence that the physician continued to prescribe controlled substances to one patient despite drug screenings that indicated the patient was failing to take the medications as prescribed and was abusing illegal [..] Read More..

Affidavits to support opposition to a motion for summary determination must be sworn.

Topic: Professional Licensing, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 1444768 , Decision Date: 2015-08-18 
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A physician attached two affidavits to her response to the Georgia Composite Medical Board’s (“Board’s”) motion for summary determination.  The two affidavits, one of which was unsigned, and neither of which was sworn to in person before a notary public or other officer empowered to [..] Read More..

Pain management physician’s medical license revoked for unprofessional conduct.

Topic: Professional Licensing, Decided by Judge Howells 
Docket Number: 1508993 , Decision Date: 2015-03-16 
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Petitioner, a physician working in a pain management clinic, exhibited numerous instances of unprofessional conduct related to prescribing controlled substances, resulting in revocation of her medical license. Petitioner violated minimum standards of acceptable and prevailing medical practice when she failed to appropriately monitor, evaluate, and [..] Read More..

Decision to refrain from performing operation reasonable under the circumstances.

Topic: Professional Licensing, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 1511102 , Decision Date: 2015-03-20 
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The Georgia Composite Medical Board sought disciplinary action against a surgeon for his decision not to immediately operate on a patient displaying signs of infection, but rather to wait until the following morning.  However, considering the risks of immediate surgery given the patient’s unstable condition [..] Read More..

Deposition transcripts from prior malpractice case admissible over hearsay objection, Daubert challenge.

Topic: Professional Licensing, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 1511102 , Decision Date: 2015-02-09 
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Transcripts from a deposition in a prior medical malpractice lawsuit involving the same facts giving rise to the Georgia Composite Medical Board’s disciplinary action against Respondent, a surgeon, were admissible under a hearsay exception because the Board demonstrated that the witnesses were unavailable and Respondent [..] Read More..

Dental license revoked for performing grossly inadequate root canals.

Topic: Professional Licensing, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 1522089 , Decision Date: 2015-02-18 
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The Georgia Board of Dentistry discovered after conducting peer review that Respondent, a licensed dentist, fell below minimum acceptable and prevailing standards for the industry in performing several root canals, including one instance in which Respondent performed a root canal “in the bone rather than [..] Read More..

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