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Board Actions - 2005

Noboru Murakami, M.D.- Gilford, NH
1/10/05 - The Board of Medicine entered into a Settlement Agreement with Dr. Murakami for professional misconduct regarding medical record keeping. Dr. Murakami is Reprimanded and assessed an administrative fine in the amount of two thousand dollars. Dr. Murakami is required to take a risk management course that covers medical documentation as approved by Lake Regional General Hospital.

James S Jealous, D.O. - North Woodstock, NH
2/3/05 - The Board of Medicine issued a Consent Order for Dr. James S. Jealous. Respondent’s license to practice medicine in the State of New Hampshire is permanently REVOKED. On or between March 2002 and December 2002, Respondent provided osteopathic medical treatment to a patient at his home office in Easton, NH. Respondent treated the patient approximately eight times. Treatment lasted from forty-five minutes to two hours. Respondent did not maintain detailed or adequate medical reports of his treatment of the patient. Respondent was unable to provide any medical records for the patient upon the Board’s request. After December 1, 2002, Respondent engaged in a personal relationship with the patient which after a time included sexual contact.

Joseph E. Nossiff, M.D. Newington, NH
2/7/05 - The Board of Medicine entered into a Settlement Agreement with Dr. Joseph E. Nossiff. The Board was made aware of a claim filed against the respondent for an alleged delay in diagnosis of melanoma. The Board found that Dr. Nossiff violated RSA 329:17,VI(d). Dr. Nossiff is REPRIMANDED. Dr. Nossiff is required to participate in an additional 20 hours of continuing medical education; some portion of the hours must include the recognition of and procedures for diagnosis of melanomas and pathological screening practices.

Richard K. Hacker, M.D. - Peterborough, NH
6/3/05 - The Board issued an Order Lifting Restriction of License. The Board finds that Dr. Hacker has complied with all provisions of the August 11, 2003 Settlement Agreement and finds that it is appropriate to lift the restrictions of his license at this time.

Andrew Horrigan, M.D. - White River Jct. VT
6/6/05 - The Board of Medicine entered into a Settlement Agreement with Dr. Horrigan. The Board found that Dr. Horrigan was suspended from a residential training program for self-prescribing under a false name. Dr. Horrigan is reprimanded and assessed an administrative fine in the amount of $1,500.00. His license is suspended for a period of three months and shall immediately enter into the PHP program.

Michael S. Huffman, M.D. - Hollis, NH
6/6/05 - Dr. Huffman entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Board of Medicine. The Board received information relating to Dr. Huffman's prescribing practices, professional conduct and manner of speaking during office visits, his personal health concerns and his practice relating to providing medical treatment records to patients and former patients. Dr. Huffman is reprimanded and assessed an administrative fine in the amount of $1,000.00, which is suspended for a period of two years provided he complies with all conditions of the Settlement Agreement. His medical and health care shall be monitored by the Board. Dr. Huffman is also required to participate in a program of 20 hours of continuing medical education in the areas of prescribing practices, chronic pain management, medical practice, and ethics.

David J. Schopick, M.D. - Portsmouth, NH
6/6/05 - Dr. Schopick entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Board of Medicine. Dr. Schopick engaged in unprofessional misconduct by his failure to maintain an appropriate physician/patient boundary and by his failure to maintain appropriate treatment records. Dr. Schopick is reprimanded and assessed an administrative fine in the amount of 1,000.00. He is required to engage in supervision meetings with a board certified psychiatrist for a period of one year. Dr Schopick is required to participate in 40 hours of continuing medical education, with 20 hours related to establishing appropriate boundaries and avoiding boundary violations in the physician/patient relationship and 20 hours of which relates to the area of diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder.

William J. Monafo, M.D. - Peterborough, NH
6/6/05 - Dr. Monafo entered into a Preliminary Agreement for Practice Restrictions with the Board of Medicine. Professional misconduct allegations are pending before the NH Board and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Dr. Monafo had entered into a voluntary agreement with the Massachusetts Board not to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Dr. Monafo agrees to abide by the same restriction on his practice of medicine in the State of New Hampshire. This restriction shall remain in place until Massachusetts and New Hampshire issue administratively final orders resolving pending allegations.

Douglas R. Howard, M.D. - Melrose, MA
6/6/05 - Dr. Howard entered into a Preliminary Agreement for Practice Restrictions with the Board of Medicine. Professional misconduct allegations are pending before the NH Board and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Dr. Howard voluntarily agrees not to practice medicine in the State of New Hampshire based upon the allegations of misconduct connected with his arrest in the commonwealth of Massachusetts for possession and sale of the controlled drug, Oxycontin. This restriction shall remain in place until Massachusetts and New Hampshire issue administratively final orders resolving pending allegations.

Romauld N. Sluyters, M.D. - Bedford, NH
7/7/05 - The Board of Medicine issued an Order of Emergency License Suspension and Notice of Hearing to Dr. Romauld N. Sluyters, M.D. The Board has received information alleging that Dr. Sluyters engaged in a romantic and sexual relationship with a patient, and that he created inaccurate medical documentation relating to said patient. The Board has voted that these allegations warrant the temporary suspension of Dr. Sluyters' license to practice medicine pending a hearing on whether permanent and /or temporary disciplinary sanctions should be imposed.

Souhail A. Asfouri, M.D. - Dephne, AL
07/11/05 - Dr. Souhail A. Asfouri, M.D. entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Board of Medicine. The Board finds that Dr. Asfouri altered a patient's pre-operative medical records after surgery. Dr. Asfouri is reprimanded.

Richard B. Hawkins, M.D.- Hollis, NH
07/11/05 - Dr. Richard B. Hawkins, M.D. entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Board of Medicine. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine revoked Dr. Hawkins' Massachusetts license after finding that Dr. Hawkins engaged in sexual misconduct with two female patients. The New Hampshire Board of Medicine is imposing reciprocal disciplinary action. Dr. Hawkins license is revoked.

Herb T. Meyer, D.O.- Danville, NH
07/12/05 - Dr. Herb T. Meyer, D.O. entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Board of Medicine. The Board received information relating to his prescribing practices and medical treatment record maintenance. Dr. Meyer shall participate in a global assessment of his ability and skills as a physician by the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians and he shall comply with any measures as CPEP may recommend to him.

Alan M. Stein, M.D. - Hooksett, NH
07/12/05 - Dr. Alan Stein, MD entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Board of Medicine. The Board received information relating to allegations of professional misconduct in the performance of a sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Stein is reprimanded and assessed an administrative fine in the amount of $1,000.00. Dr. Stein is also required to participate in a program of 20 additional hours of continuing medical education in the areas of diagnosis of colon cancer and appropriate use of colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy as diagnostic tools.

Moo K. Kim, M.D. - Framingham, MA
07/12/05 - Dr Moo K. Kim, M.D. entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Board of Medicine. Dr. Kim was convicted of two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge relating to indecent assault and battery of a female patient. Dr. Kim's license to practice medicine in the state of New Hampshire is indefinitely suspended pursuant to the same terms and conditions set forth in the "Statement of Allegation, Consent Order and Probation Agreement" issued by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.

Donald R. McGee, M.D. - Seabrook, NH
07/22/05 - Donald R. McGee, M.D. entered into a Preliminary Agreement for Practice Restrictions. Dr McGee voluntarily agrees not to practice medicine, not to write prescriptions, and not to treat or see patients in the State of New Hampshire until such time as he has contracted with the New Hampshire Physician's Health Program.

Greg R. Thompson, M.D. - Plaistow, NH
8/9/05 - Greg R. Thompson, M.D. entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Board of Medicine. The Board received information relating to Dr. Thompson’s prescription practices and documentation thereof. Dr. Thompson is reprimanded and his license to practice medicine is restricted to the practice of general psychiatry, not to include the treatment of chronic pain.

David M. Cheney, M.D. - Baxley, GA
8/17/05 - The Board of Medicine issued an Order Lifting Restrictions on Laparoscipic Surgery. David M. Cheney. M.D. has complied with the provisions of the January 15, 2004 Settlement Agreement in regards to laparoscopic surgery and finds that it is appropriate to lift the restriction at this time. The restriction on Dr. Cheney’s license with regard to colonoscopies shall continue until further order of the Board.

Andrew Horrigan, M.D.
8/17/05 - The Board of Medicine issued an Order Lifting Suspension of License. Andrew Horrigan, M.D. has complied with all relevant provisions of the June 6, 2005 Settlement Agreement regarding lifting the suspension of his resident training license in New Hampshire. All other provisions of the June 6, 2005 Settlement Agreement remain in effect.

David I. Victor, M.D.- Lexington, MA
9/15/05 - David I. Victor, M.D. entered into a Second Preliminary Agreement with the Board of Medicine. Dr. Victor shall withdraw from the practice of medicine in the State of New Hampshire for 93 days effective August 8, 2005. Dr. Victor has agreed that the terms of the first Preliminary Agreement and the practice restrictions outlined therein shall resume should he return to practice in November of 2005 and that they shall remain in place until such time as the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Boards issue final orders resolving the allegations of professional misconduct currently pending before the Boards.

Sankar N. Banerjee, M.D. - License #8871
10/18/05 - The Board of Medicine issued an Order Denying Second Application for License Reinstatement to Sankar Banerjee, M.D. The Board found, among other findings, that Dr. Banerjee has not met his burden under Med Rule 301.04(e) to persuade the Board that actions which were the basis for the original disciplinary action have been satisfactorily remediated or that he has met all the competency requirements of an applicant for initial licensure.

Peter Loeser, M.D. - Concord, NH
12/13/05 - Dr. Peter Loeser entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Board of Medicine. The Board received information from Dr. Loeser that he had been arrested and charged with sexual assault. Dr. Loeser is reprimanded. Dr. Loeser's license is suspended for a period of five years; the suspension commenced on August 26, 2004 (dated of Order of Emergency Suspension). Dr. Loeser shall obtain a psychological evaluation on boundary issues and general mental health within 90 days. Dr. Loeser is assessed an administrative fine in the amount of $3, 000.

Henry A. Lewis, M.D.- Santa Fe, NM
12/13/05 - Dr. Henry Lewis entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Board of Medicine. The Board received a copy of a Consent Decree and Order containing Dr. Lewis' agreement to pay a civil fine without an admission of liability in response to the federal government's investigation of Medicare payments made to Dr. Lewis' medical practice as reimbursement for the medications Lupron and Zolodex. Dr. Lewis failed to indicate, as required on his license renewal application, that he had been the 'subject of an investigation.' Dr. Lewis is reprimanded.

Erol Onel, M.D. - Boston, MA
12/13/05 - Dr. Erol Onel entered into a Preliminary Agreement for Practice Restrictions. Dr. Onel recognizes that professional misconduct allegations are now pending against him before the NH Board and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Dr. Onel voluntarily agrees not to practice medicine in the State of New Hampshire until such time as the Massachusetts and the New Hampshire Boards issue administratively final orders resolving the allegations of professional misconduct currently pending before the Boards.

David I. Victor, M.D. - Lexington, MA
12/15/05 - Dr. David I. Victor entered into a Third Preliminary Agreement with the Board of Medicine. Dr. Victor shall withdraw from the practice of medicine in the State of New Hampshire until January 18, 2006. Dr. Victor has agreed that the terms of the first Preliminary Agreement and the practice restrictions outlined therein shall resume should he return to practice in January 2006 and that they shall remain in place until such time as the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Boards issue final orders resolving the allegations of professional misconduct currently pending before the Boards.


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