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Board Actions - 2009

Romuald N. Sluyters, M.D. - License #11206
1/7/09 - The Board issued an Order Lifting Suspension of Dr. Romauld N. Sluyter’s license. Under the new order, Dr. Sluyters may practice medicine under the clinical supervision of a suitably qualified mentor/supervisor for a minimum period of 6 months. All other terms of the November 3, 2006 Settlement Agreement except for the license suspension, which have not already been successfully fulfilled, and all requirements relating to Dr. Sluyters’ NHPHP contract as set forth in paragraph 7F, and all reporting requirements set forth in paragraph 7L remain in full force and effect.

James P. Kartell, M.D. - License #5263
1/12/09 - The Board of Medicine issued an Order of License Denial for Dr. James P. Kartell. The Board voted to deny Dr. Kartell’s application for reinstatement to practice medicine in New Hampshire. Dr. Kartell has not demonstrated to the reasonable satisfaction of the Board that he is of good professional character. Dr. Kartell has committed certain acts that would constitute grounds for discipline because of his conviction of voluntary manslaughter on July 19, 2000 for which he served 5-8 years in prison.

Gregory J. Bahder, M.D. - License #10739
3/16/09 - The Board approved a Preliminary Agreement for Practice Restrictions for Gregory J. Bahder, M.D. Dr. Bahder has professional misconduct allegations pending before the Board. Dr.Bahder 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 the Board approves his return to practice.

Christopher B. Kirby, M.D. - License # 8450
3/12/09 - The Board approved a Preliminary Agreement for Practice Restrictions for Christopher B. Kirby, M.D. Dr. Kirby has professional misconduct allegations pending before the Board. Dr. Kirby 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 NH PHP, receives prior approval in writing to resume practice from the Director of the NH PHP and receive an order issued by the Board indicating that he may resume the practice of medicine.

Bradley N. Libenson, D.O. - License #10305
4/7/09 - The Board approved a Settlement Agreement for Bradley N. Libenson, D.O. for professional misconduct. The State of Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure issued a Consent Agreement and Board Order, which found that Dr. Libenson evidenced poor personal boundaries and questionable judgment. Dr. Libenson’s license is restricted to a practice that follows the terms and probationary conditions set forth in the Maine Order. Dr. Libenson shall abide by the terms and probationary conditions set forth in the Maine Order. Dr. Libenson shall institute the conditions set forth in the Maine Order and imposed by the Maine Board regarding the requirement of a chaperone, monitoring, and patient surveys. Dr. Libenson shall provide the NH Board with any reports, evaluations or testing related to the comprehensive testing required by the Maine Order.

Paul Weinstein, M.D. - License #10850
5/14/09 - The Board approved a Preliminary Agreement for Practice Restrictions for Paul D. Weinstein, MD, pending a final order from Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for professional misconduct allegations, which are related to his arrest on charges of distribution of oxycodone on April 9, 2009 in North Andover, Massachusetts. Dr. Weinstein has voluntarily agreed not to practice medicine pending a final order.

Catherine G. Hawthorne, M.D. - License # 11596
7/9/09 - The Board of Medicine approved a Settlement Agreement for Catherine G. Hawthorne, M.D. Dr. Hawthorne failed to provide accurate information in response to questions 1 and 8 on her New Hampshire renewal application when the States of Maine and Vermont were conducting investigations related to a single incident involving one patient treated by Dr. Hawthorne in the State of Vermont. She is reprimanded and assessed an administrative fine in the amount of $1,000.

Jayakumar Patil, M.D. - License # 7955
7/9/09 - The Board of Medicine approved a Settlement Agreement for Jayakumar Patil, M.D. Dr. Patil charged an unreasonable fee for copying medical records. He also failed to provide adequate medical record documentation, in that the records provided consisted of ten handwritten pages of notes that were illegible and undecipherable. Dr. Patil was aware that his medical records are often illegible, and he knew or should have known that he needed to provide some form of transcription of his records to be medically adequate. Dr. Patil is reprimanded and is assessed an administrative fine in the amount of $2,000.

Anil K. Prasad, M.D. - License # 9195
7/9/09 - The Board of Medicine approved a Settlement Agreement for Anil K. Prasad, M.D. Dr. Prasad failed to recognize the risk of a life threatening arrhythmia and to admit patient to the hospital for observation and testing. While at work late that same day, patient went into cardiac arrest and was not able to be resuscitated. Dr. Prasad is reprimanded, required to participate in a program of continuing medical education in the area of cardiac evaluation, and is assessed an administrative fine in the amount of $2,000.

Dennis L. Swartout, M.D. - License # 6038

7/9/09 - The Board of Medicine accepted a Voluntary Surrender of License from Dennis L. Swartout, M.D. Dr. Swartout relinquishes all rights and privileges to practice medicine in the State of New Hampshire. Dr. Swartout admits that this license surrender occurred in settlement of pending disciplinary charges. Before the Board are professional misconduct allegations concerning inaccurate documentation in patient medical records, and the unauthorized use of Stadol, a Schedule IV medication. The pending disciplinary allegations shall be resolved if he submits any future license application in New Hampshire.

David S. Tamaren, M.D. - License # 6408
7/9/09 - The Board of Medicine accepted a Voluntary Surrender of License from David S. Tamaren, M.D. Dr. Tamaren relinquishes all rights and privileges to practice medicine in the State of New Hampshire. Dr. Tamaren admints that this license surrender has occurred in settlement of pending disciplinary charges. Before the Board are professional misconduct allegations concerning the surrender of licensure in the State of Florida and for a felony conviction of conspiracy to defraud the US Government. The pending disciplinary allegations shall be resolved if he submits any future license application in New Hampshire.

Jeffrey B. Byer, M.D. - License # 7268
8/7/09 - The Board of Medicine approved a Settlement Agreement for Jeffrey B. Byer, M.D. for professional misconduct. Dr. Byer diagnosed a patient with a parotid tumor. Dr. Byer conducted no biopsy of the mass and failed to schedule a follow-up appointment in a reasonable period of time. Dr. Byer is reprimanded assessed an administrative fine in the amount of $2,000.

Anja B. Crider, M.D. - License # 11989

8/7/09 - The Board of Medicine approved a Settlement Agreement for Anja B. Crider, M.D. for professional misconduct. Dr. Crider acted as the covering obstetrician for a patient who was also cared by a nurse midwife. Dr. Crider failed to adequately assess the fetal monitor strip during the patient’s labor and failed to recognize that the depth, frequency, duration and repetitiveness of decelerations in the feta heart rate during labor created a pattern signifying a non-reassuring fetal monitor strip, which was suggestive of fetal compromise. Dr. Crider is reprimanded, required to complete twelve continuing medical education hours in the areas of interpretation of fetal monitor strips, recognition of fetal heart rate, and management of labor and delivery, and is assessed an administrative fine in the amount of $500.00.

Ruth E. O’Mahony, M.D. - License # 13223
9/9/09 - The Board of Medicine approved a Settlement Agreement for Ruth E. O’Mahony, M.D. for professional misconduct. As a result of the Board’s investigation pertaining to the treatment and care Dr. O’Mahony provided, four cases constituted a pattern of incompetent practice or repeated instances of simple negligence. Dr. O’Mahoney is reprimanded. She has proven that she has successfully completed a preceptorship under the direction of physicians at her current practice location and has addressed the concerns brought to the Board’s attention by the NPDB notice.

Khalil Shahin, M.D. - License # 12819
10/13/09 - The Board of Medicine approved a Settlement Agreement for Khalil Shahin, M.D. for professional misconduct. Dr. Shahin failed to appropriately diagnose and treat patient for coronary artery disease. Dr. Shahin is reprimanded, required to participate in four additional hours of continuing medical education in the areas of diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, and is assessed an administrative fine in the amount of $1,500.00.

Hasan A. Duymazlar, D.O. - License # 11269
11/13/09 - The Board of Medicine approved a Settlement Agreement for Hasan A. Duymazlar, D.O. for professional misconduct. Dr. Duymazlar acted as his father’s primary care or regular care provider. He maintained no medical records for his father; he prescribed a controlled drug and other non-controlled substances for his father. Additionally, Dr. Duymazlar failed to follow appropriate federal and state laws when ordering medications to be dispensed from his laser practice. Dr. Duymazlar failed to appropriately document prescriptions written for use in his laser practice and erroneously wrote prescriptions in his nurse’s name instead of following the appropriate steps established by the NH Board of Pharmacy and by the US DEA. Dr. Duymazlar is reprimanded and assessed an administrative fine in the amount of $3,000. He is required to participate in an additional twelve hours of CMEs in each of the areas of medical ethics, boundary transgressions relating to treatment of and prescribing for family members, and documentation for a total of 36 hours; and is required to participate in a NH Board of Pharmacy course relating to prescribing practices and compliance with state and federal laws.


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