Board Actions - 2004
David S. Chase, M.D. Shelburne, VT
1/13/04 - David S. Chase entered into an Agreement to Relinquish Right to Practice Medicine in the State of New Hampshire on January 12th with the Board of Medicine. Dr. Chase recognizes that professional misconduct allegations are now pending against him before the New Hampshire Board of Medicine and the State of Vermont Board of Medical Practice, therefore, he voluntarily agrees not to engage in the practice of medicine in the State of New Hampshire until such time as the Vermont Board issued an administratively final order resolving those issues currently pending before the Vermont Board.
Theodore Lindauer, M.D. Exeter, NH
01/13/04 - The Board approved a Settlement Agreement with Dr. Theodore Lindauer, whereby Dr. Lindauer is reprimanded and his license to practice in the area of substance abuse is restricted until he has completed 80 hours of continuing medical education in the assessment and treatment of substance abuse.
David M. Cheney, M.D. Ludowici, GA
01/15/04 - The Board of Medicine entered into a Settlement Agreement with David M. Cheney, M.D. Dr. Cheney is reprimanded and must meaningfully participate in and complete a behavioral intervention course. He must complete this coursework within one year of the date of the Settlement Agreement. For a minimum period of one year the respondent shall engage in laparoscopic surgical intervention only while under the supervision of a Board Certified surgeon and engage in colonoscopy only under the supervision of a Board Certified surgeon or Board Certified gastroenterologist.
Robert P. Cipro, M.D. N Andover, MA
01/16/04 - The Board accepted Dr. Robert P. Cipro's voluntary surrender of his New Hampshire medical license due to reciprocal disciplinary action taken by the Massachusetts Board for professional misconduct in the practice of medicine.
Mark K. Detweiler, M.D. Londonderry, NH
12/13/00 - Settlement Agreement - Reprimand. Unprofessional behavior towards a colleague.
2/10/04 - Mark K. Detweiler, M. D. entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Board of Medicine. Respondent is Reprimanded for the sale of health related products at a profit directly to his patient without offering an alternative source for the product. Dr. Detweiler is ordered to cease and desist the sale of all health related products from G. I. Whole Health and is assessed an Administrative fine in the amount of four thousand dollars.
Jason S. Henderson, D.O. Nashua, NH
2/10/04 - The Board of Medicine entered into a Settlement Agreement with Jason S. Henderson, D.O. Respondent is opiate dependent. He entered the NHPHP in August of 2003 and signed a contract with NHPHP, which required him to submit to random drug screens. It was reported to the Board of Medicine that the Respondent submitted to a random drug screen that tested positive for butalbital and then again tested positive for tramadol. Dr. Henderson's license to practice medicine is Suspended for a period of six months, commencing November 1, 2003. Respondent shall at his own expense participate in an intensive outpatient substance abuse counseling and treatment program.
3/5/04 - The Board issued an order approving substance abuse treatment provider. The Board approved Harmony Manchester Treatment Facility as Dr. Henderson's substance abuse treatment provider.
John B. Welch, M.D. Concord, NH
5/03/01 - Settlement Agreement- Emergency Suspension. Respondent engaged in professional misconduct.
5/25/01 - Order Continuing Suspension of License.
2/10/04 - By Consent Decree, the Board of Medicine permanently revoked John B. Welch, M.D. medical license. The respondent was convicted of felony level crimes involving sexual misconduct and witness tampering. He admitted to engaging in sexual intercourse with a second patient.
Richard K. Hacker, M.D. Peterborough, NH
8/11/03 - Settlement Agreement. The Board found that Richard K. Hacker, M.D., engaged in unprofessional conduct by engaging in certain personal behavior with a female patient. By settlement agreement Dr. Hacker's license is suspended for six months, with five months stayed, commencing September 10, 2003. He is assessed an administrative fine in the amount of 2,000.00, license to practice medicine is restricted to a hospital setting for a period of two years. During this period, he shall only provide treatment to female patients while chaperoned by a member of the hospital staff. Dr. Hacker is required to participate in a program of 16 hours of continuing medical education to address the issue of sexual boundaries.
2/17/04 - The Board issued an order amending the Settlement Agreement with Richard K. Hacker, M.D. dated August 11, 2003. The original order was modified to allow Dr. Hacker to practice in a group practice and under the supervision of the department chairman. He is permitted to perform breast, pelvic, or anal examinations upon female patients while chaperoned by a member of the hospital or group practice staff.
Christos A. Koutras, M.D. Concord, NH
3/5/04 - Dr. Koutras voluntarily surrendered his license because of concerns with his health.
Luis F. Flores, M.D. Exeter, NH
3/11/04 - Dr. Luis Flores entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Board of Medicine. The respondent is reprimanded and must be supervised for laparoscopic surgeries for at least one year. Dr. Flores has agreed to pay an administrative fine in the amount of 3,500.00 and is required to participate in a Board-approved program of continuing medical education of no less than twenty hours.
6/7/04 - The Board of Medicine issued an "Order Granting Early Termination of the One-Year Period of Supervision Requirements" Dr. Flores has complied with the terms of the Settlement Agreement that was issued on March 11, 2004 and his license is restored to full and unrestricted status
Mary Ellen Brooks, M.D. Derry, NH
5/7/04 - The Board of Medicine entered into a Settlement Agreement with Dr. Brooks for professional misconduct whereby Dr. Brooks was reprimanded. Dr. Brooks informed her patient through a nurse of her inability to continue to treat her as her primary care physician and provide her medical care due to the patient's HIV status.
Michael J. Murphy III, M.D. Manchester, NH
5/11/04 - Board of Medicine entered into a Settlement Agreement with Dr. Murphy for professional misconduct. Dr. Murphy is Reprimanded and assessed an administrative fine in the amount of one thousand dollars. Dr. Murphy has participated in continuing medical education programs in the area of hypertension management, diagnosis and treatment and shall participate and successfully complete the CPEP program entitled "Care Documentation Seminar."
Jason S. Henderson, D.O. Nashua, NH
5/12/04 - The Board of Medicine issued an Order of Emergency Suspension and Notice of Hearing. Allegations in support of this order that Dr. Henderson presently poses an imminent threat to life, safety and/or health, which warrants the immediate temporary suspension of licensure include the following. Dr Henderson entered into the NHPHP for assistance with his opiate addiction. Dr Henderson tested positive for the controlled substance butalbital, and subsequently tested positive for the controlled drug tramadol in violation of his contract. On December 22, 2003, Dr. Henderson signed a Settlement Agreement, which was issued by the Board of February 10, 2004. On April 1, 2004 Dr. Henderson submitted to a random urinalysis in compliance with the terms of both the Settlement Agreement and the contract. He tested positive for alcohol, which is in violation of his contract. The Board has scheduled a hearing on May 24, 2004.
Leo L. Maniace, M.D. Bedford, NH
6/8/04 - The Board of Medicine entered into a Settlement Agreement with Dr. Maniace. Dr. Maniace is reprimanded. He was the anesthesiologist on call when he was asked to respond to the hospital to assist in the care of a patient. He arrived at the Hospital in excess of thirty minutes after receiving the telephone call requesting his services. The standard of care for anesthesiologists required that the on-call anesthesiologist respond within thirty minutes of the time called to administer anesthesia.
Serafin C. Anderson, M.D. - License# 7734 - Wilton, NH
08/13/04 – Order lifting suspension of license. All Provisions of the November 12, 2003 Settlement Agreement remain in effect.
Peter C. Loeser, M.D. Franklin, NH
8/26/04 - The Board of Medicine issued an Order of Emergency Suspension and Notice of Hearing. The Board has received information indicating that the continued practice of medicine by Dr. Loeser presently poses an imminent threat to life, safety and/or health, which warrants the temporary suspension of Dr. Loeser license to practice medicine pending a hearing that is scheduled for September 1, 2004.
James S. Jealous, D.O. North Woodstock, NH
10/8/04 - The Board of Medicine issued an Order of Emergency Suspension and Notice of Hearing. The Board has received information indicating that the continued practice of medicine by Dr. Jealous presently poses an imminent threat to life, safety and/or health, which warrants the temporary suspension of Dr. Jealous’ license to practice medicine pending a hearing that is scheduled for October 15, 2004.
Albert M. Ghassemian, M. D. Methuen, MA
10/11/04 - The Board of Medicine issued a Reciprocal Order of Permanent License Revocation Pursuant to RSA 329:17-c. The Board has received information which indicated that the state of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine issued a Consent Decree which, after making findings of fact and conclusions of law, revoked Dr. Ghassemian’s inchoate right to renew his license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Dr Ghassemian did not appear for the hearing scheduled on September 1, 2004. The New Hampshire Board finds that it is authorized to impose sanctions upon Dr. Ghassemian’s New Hampshire medical license similar to that imposed in Massachusetts. Dr. Ghassemian’s right to practice medicine in New Hampshire is permanently revoked.
Genesio W. Biesek, M.D. Bedford, NH
10/12/04 - The Board of Medicine entered into a Settlement Agreement with Dr. Biesek for professional misconduct regarding medical record keeping. Dr. Biesek is Reprimanded and assessed an administrative fine in the amount of one thousand dollars. Dr. Biesek is required to participate in 20 hours of continuing medical education in the area of internal medicine, specifically diagnostic testing and treatment of colorectal cancer, physical examination and proper medical documentation.
Josephine M. Meador, M.D. Bedford, NH
10/12/04 - The Board of Medicine entered into a Settlement Agreement with Dr. Meador to resolve professional misconduct and reciprocal discipline proceedings arising from discipline imposed by the State of Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine. Dr. Meador admitted that she was chemically dependent while practicing in New Hampshire. She was addicted to opiates and wrote fraudulent prescriptions. In May 2003 she detoxed herself and entered in 12 step program. The Board ordered and respondent agreed to abide by the terms and conditions of the Maine Board Licensure in Medicine consent agreement. In the event she seeks to reinstate her lapsed New Hampshire license, she shall comply with any additional conditions mandated by the Board at that time.
Marcos B. Manning, M.D. Dover, NH
11/4/04 - The Board of Medicine issued a Final Order on Request for License Renewal. The Board finds that Dr. Manning had sufficient notice and opportunity to be heard on the conditional denial of his license renewal and that Dr. Manning violated his obligation to provide complete and accurate information on his renewal application, and committed unethical acts for which discipline could be imposed under RSA 329:17, VI as detailed in the Order for Conditional Denial. The denial of his September 17, 2003 request to renew his license to practice medicine in New Hampshire is now final.
David I Victor, M.D. Salem, NH
11/5/04 - Dr. Victor entered into a Preliminary Agreement with the NH Board as follows: He recognizes that professional misconduct allegations are now pending against him before the NH Board and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. He hereby voluntarily agrees to abide by certain practice restrictions during his practice of medicine in the state of NH until such time as the Massachusetts Board and the NH Board issue final orders resolving allegations of professional misconduct against him. He agrees to physically examine all female patients only in the presence of a female chaperone. He will provide all female patients with a johnny to wear when a physical examination requiring the patient to disrobe is necessary.
Stephen M. Zappala, M.D. Andover, MA
11/5/04 - Dr. Zappala entered into a Consent Decree with the Board of Medicine for reciprocal discipline in the form of a reprimand. On or about May 19, 2004, the Mass. Board issued a Consent Order admonishing Respondent for unprofessional conduct, which had occurred on September 21, 2000. Dr. Zappala left the operation room without explanation before completion of his portion of an on going surgery.