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Board Actions - 1998

William D. Morain, M.D. License #5582
1/13/98 - Settlement Agreement. If Dr. Morain seeks and is granted reinstatement his license to practice would be suspended for three months based on allegations of unprofessional conduct.

Robert A. Fox, M.D. License #10228
1/13/98 - Order of Conditional Approval. License granted with restrictions to include monitoring of substance abuse.

Jamie Smolen, M.D. License #6172
6/10/96 - Order of Conditional Approval. License issued with restrictions to include passage of SPEX, practice to exclude surgery and monitoring by another orthopedic surgeon.
1/13/98 - Order on Petition to Remove Restrictions. Restrictions removed from license.

Brian J. Reilly, M.D. License #6198
1/14/98 - Settlement Agreement. License suspended for 5 years based on allegations of inappropriate prescribing. All but 3 months stayed pending compliance with license restrictions for monitoring of substance abuse.

Dennis L. Swartout, M.D. License #6038
1/14/98 - Settlement Agreement. License suspended for 5 years based on allegations of inappropriate prescribing. All but 3 months stayed pending compliance with license restrictions for monitoring of substance abuse.

Peter W. Thompson, M.D. License #8870
12/7/92 - Order of Conditional Approval. Restrictions placed on initial licensure based on history of substance abuse.
3/8/95 - Order Granting Change to License Restrictions. Petition of Dr. Thompson requesting a change to the urine screening requirement established in provision No. 3 of the Board's "Order of Conditional Approval" dated December 7, 1992 granted.
2/11/98 - Order on Motion to Remove License Restrictions. Restrictions removed from license.

Patrick W. Lanzetta, M.D. License #5529
2/11/98 - Settlement Agreement. License suspended for seven days, stayed on the condition that a $1,000 fine is paid within 30 days based on allegations of unprofessional conduct in the acquisition of controlled substances.

Ronald Witkin, M.D. License #5697 Laconia, NH
2/11/98 - Settlement Agreement. Licensee reprimanded for failing to meet the standard of care in the treatment of one patient.

Henry D. Astarjian, M.D. License #5447 Nashua, NH
4/8/98 - Settlement Agreement. License suspended, effective 5/23/98, for 18 months based on allegations of unprofessional conduct. All but 14 days of the suspension term is stayed pending completion of an ethics course and further continuing education in professional boundaries.
10/13/98 - Order on Motion for Extension. Request for an extension of the time to complete the ProBE course required in the Settlement Agreement. Motion denied.
12/8/98 - Order on Motion for Reconsideration. Motion denied.
(Also see action in 1999)

Thomas L. Meyer, M.D. License #6953 Somersworth, NH
2/12/92 - Order. Licensee reprimanded and restrictions placed on license based on allegation of unprofessional conduct. Restrictions include a requirement for treatment of female patients only when a nurse or other female attendant is present in the outer office, continuing medical education on transference and counter-transference and supervision of his practice.
2/18/93 - Amendment to Disciplinary Order. Dr. Meyer's petition was granted with regard to the elimination of the ongoing psychotherapy requirement and the 2/12/92 order was modified to delete Paragraph II-C.
12/31/97 - Recommended Decision. Hearing officer recommends that, following a 60-day transition period, Dr. Meyer's license be restricted to preclude any psychotherapy or other treatment of private patients which is not supervised by another psychiatrist.
4/8/98 - Decision and Order. Based on allegations of unprofessional conduct in the treatment of 2 female patients, license restricted to require supervision of all treatment of female psychotherapy patients.
(Also see action in 2001)

Laxmikant K. Rathi, M.D. License #5017 Springfield, MA
5/18/98 - Settlement Agreement. Voluntary surrender of license in lieu of disciplinary action based on conviction for Medicaid fraud.

L. Andre Perron, M.D. License #3316 Manchester, NH
6/8/98 - Order of Emergency License Suspension and Notice of Hearing. License suspended for 120 days or until completion of disciplinary hearing on allegations of practicing while impaired by alcohol.
9/11/98 - Consent Decree. License reinstated effective 10/1/98 pending compliance with license restrictions to include treatment and monitoring for substance abuse.
(Also see action in 1999)

Bradley N. Libenson, M.D. License #10305
6/10/98 - Settlement Agreement. License restricted based on action taken in Oregon for unprofessional conduct.
(Also see action in 2002)

James J. Bradley, M.D. License #4877 Bedford, NH (Semi-Retired)
8/13/98 - Settlement Agreement. Restrictions on license based on licensee's admission of psychiatric impairment in certain aspects of practice.

Kevin P. Sullivan, M.D. License #7632 Puyallup, WA
9/8/98 - Decision and Order. License revoked based on disciplinary action taken in Colorado for gross negligence.

Ismail Ersevim, M.D.
1986 - Order to Show Cause. Dr. Ersevim's Massachusetts license was revoked on 12/13/85, therefore, Dr. Ersevim shall appear before the NH Board and show cause why his NH Medical License should not be revoked or suspended.
6/17/86 - Final Order. Suspension for one year.
8/13/98 - Order of Conditional Denial. Application denied based on allegations of sexual misconduct during a prior period of licensure in New Hampshire.

James M. Kowalcyzk, M.D. License #10159 Manlius, NY
11/6/98 - Order of Conditional Denial.
11/10/98 - Errata.
12/7/98 - Settlement Agreement. Licensee provided false information on application.

Peter D. Barran, M.D.
11/21/98 - Order of Conditional Denial. Application denied based on conviction of manslaughter and action taken by another state (MA).

Pierre O. Durand, M.D. License #3833 Bedford, NH
12/7/98 - Decision and Order. License revoked effective 2/5/99 based on allegations of sexual misconduct. May reapply for licensure after 3 years 2 months.


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