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Board Actions - 2014

Rebeca Alvarez-Altalef, M.D. – License #15173
1/10/14 – The Board of Medicine approved an Agreement for Non-Disciplinary Remedial Action for Rebeca Alvarez-Altalef M.D. Dr. Alvarez-Altalef was not in compliance with her monitoring contract with the New Hampshire Professionals Health Program (“NH PHP”) for not being consistent with her random urine testing. The Board has received and reviewed information pertaining to Dr. Alvarez-Altalef’s physical and mental disabilities. The Board finds that Dr. Alvarez-Altalef is afflicted with physical and mental disabilities that are currently deemed dangerous to the public health. Dr. Alverez-Altalef license to practice medicine is restricted through inactivation.

Walter J. Griffiths, M.D. – License #5661
1/21/14 – The Board of Medicine issued an Order Restoring Unrestricted License. The Board finds that Dr. Griffiths has complied with all provisions of the August 5, 2011 Settlement Agreement and finds that it is appropriate to remove all conditions placed on his medical license at this time. Therefore Dr. Griffiths’ medical license is restored to an unrestricted license.

Mary Jo Montanarella, M.D. – License #8358
2/11/14 - The Board approved a Settlement Agreement reached between the Administrative Prosecution Unit and Dr. Mary J. Montanarella, M.D. The agreement included accepting a reprimand from the Board for Dr. Montanarella's failure to obtain court approval before conducting a hysterectomy on a minor.

Ralph Sloan Wilson, M.D. – No License #
2/12/14 – The Board of Medicine issued a Final Decision and Order in the matter of Ralph Sloan Wilson, M.D. Dr. Wilson is not a licensed physician in New Hampshire, yet he admittedly prescribes a treatment of medicine where he writes a prescription in this State for his continued maintenance medical issues. It is therefore ordered that Dr. Wilson shall cease and desist from writing prescriptions in New Hampshire and is issued an administrative fine in the amount of $1000.00.

Joseph B. Savage, M.D. – License #6425
2/12/14 – The Board of Medicine approved a Settlement Agreement for Joseph Savage, M.D. Dr. Savage is reprimanded and his license suspension is lifted subjected to restrictions placed on his license. He cannot return to solo practice; must be employed as a physician, for as long as he holds a NH medical license, by at least one other physician, or a health care facility with a medical director, who is licensed to practice medicine in the state of NH and must remain under the treatment and monitoring of the NH PHP for as long as he holds a NH medical license.

Sayed H. Elsiah, M.D. – License #7300
2/13/14 – The Board issued an Order of Denial for Dr. Elsiah’s reinstatement application to practice medicine in New Hampshire. The Board finds that Dr. Elsiah did not meet his burden of proof in proving that he possesses the necessary educational, character and other professional qualifications to practice medicine in the State of New Hampshire. When completing his reinstatement application, Dr. Elsiah failed to provide all relevant information related to previous work history.

Ashish C. Chaudhari, M.D. – License #11302
3/11/14 – The Board of Medicine issued a Final Decision and Order for Ashish Chaudhari, M.D. reprimanding him for failing in his professional responsibility to a patient he was presented with as the on-call emergency room specialist. Dr. Chaudhari is also required to participate in 10 hours of continuing medical education in the areas of infectious diseases and medical ethics.

Jeffrey D. Isaacs, M.D. – License #RT-2198
3/11/14 – The Board issued a Final Decision and Order for Jeffrey D. Isaacs M.D. Dr. Isaacs obtained a Resident Training license for a training program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ("DHMC"). Dr. Isaacs was subsequently terminated from that program where he allegedly omitted material facts from his application. After a hearing held at the Board of Medicine, it was determined that Dr. Isaacs knowingly made a false statement and further failed to disclose a material fact on his training licensure application. The license of Dr. Isaacs is revoked and he is reprimanded.

Adnan S. Khan, M.D. – License #13404
4/4/14 – The Board of Medicine issued a Settlement Agreement for Adnan S. Khan, M.D. Dr. Khan failed to appropriately diagnose and treat a ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest. Dr. Khan is reprimanded and required to complete an additional 15 CMEs in the areas of Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Dr. Khan is assessed an administrative fine in the amount of $1,000.

Richard J. Keller, M.D. – License #11662
4/7/14 – The Board of Medicine accepted a Voluntary Surrender of License from Richard J. Keller, M.D. Dr. Keller relinquishes all rights and privileges to practice medicine in the State of New Hampshire. Before the Board are professional misconduct allegations concerning a plea of guilty in federal district court to indictments of receiving child pornography.

Roger I. Hardy, M.D. – License #8890
4/23/14 – The Board of Medicine issued an Order of Emergency License Suspension and Notice of Hearing for Dr. Roger I. Hardy, M.D. The Board has received information indicating that the continued practice of medicine by Dr. Hardy presently poses an imminent threat to life, safety and/or health, which warrants the temporary suspension of Dr. Hardy’s license to practice medicine pending a hearing that is scheduled for April 28, 2014.
5/9/14 – The Board of Medicine accepted a Voluntary Surrender of License from Roger Ian Hardy, M.D. Dr. Hardy relinquishes all rights and privileges to practice medicine in the State of New Hampshire. Before the Board are professional misconduct allegations concerning claims of inappropriate sexual touching of patients and at least one staff member.

Paul M. Ernsting, D.O. – License #9015
5/9/14 - On May 9, 2014 the Board issued an Agreement for Non-Disciplinary Remedial Action for Dr. Ernsting. Recently, the Board received and reviewed information pertaining to a medical/physical condition experienced by Dr. Ernsting. Given that information, it appears that Dr. Ernsting currently suffers from a medical disability that impairs his ability to safely practice medicine. As a non-disciplinary remedial action pursuant to RSA 329:17, VI-a, Dr. Ernsting's license to practice medicine is suspended until June 30, 2015, which is the date that his current license is set to expire. If Dr. Ernsting's medical condition changes at some point in the future, he may apply for relicensure.

Robin A. Hallquist, M.D. – License #11044
6/4/14 – The Board of Medicine approved a Settlement Agreement for Robin A. Hallquist, M.D. Dr. Hallquist failed to appropriately use recommended safety measures for laser hair removal, resulting in iritis on the patient. Dr. Hallquist is reprimanded and required to participate in a clinical in-service training on laser safety precautions and is subjected to practice restrictions. Dr. Hallquist is assessed an administrative fine in the amount of $1,000.

William D. Foord, M.D. – License #5307
2/14/13 - The Board of Medicine issued an Order of Emergency Suspension of Prescribing Privileges and Notice of Hearing. The Board has received information indicating that the continued prescribing of all controlled substances, specifically scheduled drugs II, III, IV and V by Dr. Foord presently poses an imminent threat to life, safety and/or health, which warrants the temporary suspension of Dr. Foord’s prescribing privileges pending a hearing that is scheduled for February 20, 2013.
2/21/13 – The Board approved a Preliminary Agreement for Practice Restrictions for William D. Foord, M.D. Dr. Foord has professional misconduct allegations pending before the Board. Dr. Foord voluntarily agrees not to prescribe any controlled substances, specifically scheduled drugs II, III, IV and V to any person in the State of New Hampshire until further order of the Board.
7/2/14 – The Board of Medicine accepted a Settlement Agreement for William D. Foord, M.D. The Board has received information indicating that Dr. Foord may be engaged in professional misconduct by inappropriately prescribing controlled substances to patients under his care. Dr. Foord is reprimanded and assessed an administrative fine in the amount of $2,000. Dr. Foord’s prescribing privileges are hereby restricted as follows: Dr. Foord is permanently prohibited from prescribing scheduled II, III, IV and V controlled substances and is required to participate in eight hours of continuing medical education focused on professional boundaries and medical ethics related to prescribing practices.

Christopher B. Kirby, M.D. – License # 8450
7/13/12 - 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. Kirby presently poses an imminent threat to life, safety and/or health, which warrants the temporary suspension of Dr. Kirby’s license to practice medicine pending a hearing that is scheduled for July 25, 2012.
7/26/12 – 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 the Board approves his return to practice.
7/8/14 - The Board of Medicine approved a Settlement Agreement for Christopher Kirby, M.D. Dr. Kirby twice violated an alcohol-monitoring contract. Dr. Kirby is reprimanded and his previous license suspension is lifted subjected to the following restrictions: Dr. Kirby cannot be a solo practitioner, cannot be self-employed and must remain under the treatment and monitoring of the NHPHP for as long as he holds a New Hampshire license. Dr. Kirby cannot work as a physician in addiction medicine until he has successfully completed a fellowship-training program in addiction medicine.

Tzvetan Tzvetanov, M.D. – License #10405
7/8/14 – The Board of Medicine approved a Settlement Agreement for Tzvetan Tzvetanov, M.D. Dr Tzvetanov entered into a consent order with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine whereby Dr. Tzvetanov was found to have repeatedly engaged in negligent treatment of patients. Dr. Tzvetanov is reprimanded.

Corey J. Meyers, M.D. – License # 11817
7/9/14 – The Board of Medicine approved an Order of Conditional Approval for the reinstatement application for Corey J. Meyers, M.D. On August 7, 2012 the Board issued a Final Decision and Order indefinitely suspending the license of Dr. Meyers and required him to meaningfully participate in an assessment of his medical skills through the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians (“CPEP”). Dr. Meyers has completed the assessment and the recommendations made by CPEP. Dr. Meyer’s is issued a license with restrictions and/or conditions.

Gail S. Ford, D.O. – License #8215
7/15/14 – The Board of Medicine issued a Final Decision and Order for Gail S. Ford, D.O. The Board finds that Dr. Ford engaged in professional misconduct by knowingly providing false information on her license renewal application in the form of making false affirmative statements and/or failing to disclose material facts, as indicated. Dr. Fords license is suspended indefinitely.

Conor D. Shea, M.D. – License #16462
8/14/14 – The Board approved a Preliminary Agreement for Practice Restrictions for Conor Shea, M.D. Dr. Shea has professional misconduct allegations pending before the Board. Dr. Shea 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.

Charles C. Canver, M.D. License # 8603
3/10/06 - Charles C. Canver, M.D. entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Board of Medicine. The New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct has disciplined Dr. Canver because he committed professional misconduct by failing to abide by United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) criteria in procuring organs for his transplant patients. Dr. Canver failed to appropriately assess and communicate the life expectancy of several patients resulting in inaccurate reports to UNOS. The reciprocal action taken by the New Hampshire Board of Medicine prohibits Dr. Canver from having any association with or participating in an organ transplant program as an administrator, physician, surgeon or any other position or title. Dr. Canver must abide by all other conditions place upon him by the New York State Board as stated in the Consent Agreement and Order.
8/14/14- The Board issued an Order Lifting License Restrictions. The Board finds that Dr. Canver has complied with all provisions of the March 10, 2006 Settlement Agreement and finds that it is appropriate to lift the restrictions of his license at this time.


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