The Board of Medicine retains disciplinary documents on this website for a 10 year period. Older disciplinary action is noted on the website, but the disciplinary documents are only available through the Board office. You may contact Penny Taylor at (603) 271-1205 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the disciplinary documents not on this website.
Board Actions - 2015
John J. Schermerhorn, M.D. – License #5682
1/7/15 – The Board of Medicine entered in a Settlement Agreement with John J. Schermerhorn, M.D. Dr. Schermerhorn failed to provide adequate supervision over Mr. Clough’s performance in order to ensure that appropriate directions were given to, and under stood and executed by Mr. Clough and that medical and surgical conditions were appropriately evaluated and treated by Mr. Cough. Dr. Schermerhorn is reprimanded and before serving as a registered supervisory physician and/or an alternate registered supervisory physician in the future, he must obtain prior written permission of the Board and complete any continuing education courses that the Board may deem appropriate at the time that he seeks permission to supervise.
Bijoy L. Kundu, M.D. - License #5387
2/4/15 - The Board denied Bijoy Kundu, M.D. application for an administrative license. See Order of Conditional Denial. Dr. Kundu entered into a settlement agreement on November 4, 2010 that dealt with quality of care issues. Within that settlement Dr. Kundu was to complete a three-year residency. The Board finds that the same concerns that led to the recommendation for a residency program would also apply with an administrative license. Dr. Kundu does not intend to complete the residency therefore, Dr. Kundu”s application is denied based upon a determination that she does not meet the qualifications for an administrative license in New Hampshire.
Brian E. Claussen, M.D. – License # 10608
2/6/15 – On January 21, 2015, the Board of Medicine approved a Settlement Agreement for Brian E. Claussen, M.D. Dr. Claussen was grossly and repeatedly negligent and displayed medical practice incompatible with the basic knowledge and competence expected of a person practicing Obstetrics when he failed to manage two patients with preeclampsia. Dr. Claussen is Reprimanded and assessed an Administrative Fine in the amount of $2,000.00. Dr. Claussen must discontinue the practice of obstetrics and shall not take part in any obstetric cases. Dr. Claussen shall participate in twelve hours of Continuing Medical Education focused on diagnosis and management of hypertensive disorder of pregnancy.
Lloyd H. Kasper, M.D. – License # 6205
4/3/15 - On April 3, 2015, the Board of Medicine accepted a Voluntary Permanent Surrender of License from Lloyd H. Kasper, M.D. Dr. Kasper relinquishes all rights and privileges to practice medicine in the State of New Hampshire. Prior to the voluntary surrender Dr. Kasper was facing allegations of professional misconduct including allegations concerning the failure to ensure that communication protocols and systems in connection with certain drug trials were sufficient and were being followed to fully address clinical care and patient oversight; engaging in improper and disruptive behavior in the workplace; and failure to take appropriate remedial action.
Arnold D. Scheller Jr., M.D. – License #8835
5/11/15 - On May 6, 2015, the Board of Medicine accepted a Settlement Agreement for Arnold D. Scheller Jr., M.D. for failure to notify his employer of his settlement agreement with the Board effective November 12, 2013 within ten days of its effective date. Dr. Scheller is assessed an administrative fine in the amount of $250.00.
Frank A. Fedele, M.D. – License #8499
6/5/15 - On June 3, 2015, the Board approved a Settlement Agreement for Frank A. Fedele, M.D. The Board received information that Dr. Fedele may have engaged in professional misconduct by informally treating a co-worker before and during a romantic relationship. Dr. Fedele is reprimanded and his license is suspended for a period of six months. The suspension is stayed and shall not be imposed provided Dr. Fedele satisfies the following conditions. Shall participate in the NHPHP and follow all recommendations, participate in 8 hours of Continuing Medical Education focused on ethics, 30 hours focused on controlled substance prescribing, 24 hours of professional boundaries and pay an administrative fine in the amount of $6000.00.
Robert C. Vidaver, M.D. - License #13786
7/2/15 - On July 2, 2015 the Board approved an Order on Practice Restrictions for Robert C. Vidaver, M.D. Dr. Vidaver has a pending criminal case against him. Dr. Vidaver will refrain from prescribing or administering any controlled substances and will attend an appointment with the NHPHP and engage in any such program recommendations.
Boris O. Bergus, M.D. - License #8665
8/10/15 - On August 5, 2015, the Board of Medicine approved a Settlement Agreement for Boris O. Bergus, M.D. On his NH renewal application for licensure, Dr. Bergus indicated that he has an ongoing investigation by the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline for date inaccuracy and then reported to the Board that another issue has arisen relating to credentialing. Dr. Bergus did not accurately report his credentials in several instances and reported he was Board Certified when in fact he has never been certified by the ABMS. While Dr. Bergus has a specialty in emergency medicine, he is not certified by the ABMS, but by the American Board of Physician Specialties. Dr. Bergus is reprimanded and assessed an Administrative fine in the amount of $2000.00. Dr. Bergus license is placed on probation for a period of 2 years commencing on the date of the settlement agreement.
Nancy M. Turkington, M.D. - License #12923
8/12/15 - On August 5, 2015, the Board of Medicine approved a Settlement Agreement for Nancy M. Turkington, M.D. for practicing without a valid license and failing to accurately document patients’ current medications, medication changes, and prescriptions and by failing to maintain up to date, signed medical record. Dr. Turkington is reprimanded and required to participate in 12 hours of continuing medical education in the area of medical record keeping and assessed an administrative fine in the amount of $5,000.
Christopher J. Clough, P.A. – License #0441
10/13/15 – The Board of Medicine issued a Final Decision and Order for Christopher Clough, P.A. The hearing focused on the care provided to seven chronic pain patients. The Board found that Mr. Clough’s opioid prescribing practices for these patients constituted unprofessional conduct. Mr. Clough routinely started patients on inappropriately high doses. He failed to provide adequate monitoring and in certain cases the medications he prescribed were contraindicated. The Board also found that the pain procedures Mr. Clough performed were not justified in the medical record. Certain procedures were not performed appropriately and certain procedures were repeated numerous times despite lack of pain relief. Mr. Clough’s license to practice as a Physician Assistant is suspended for 90 days from the effective date of this Order. He is permanently restricted from prescribing all scheduled II-IV controlled drugs. He is permanently restricted from both the practice of chronic pain management and the performance of pain procedures. Mr. Clough was also reprimanded and required to participate in a program of thirty hours of continuing medical education in the area of medical record documentation.
Anton A. Heins, III, M.D. - License #12382
11/4/15 – The Board of Medicine issued an Order of Emergency License Suspension and Notice of Hearing to Show Cause for Dr. Anton Heins, M.D. The Board has received information indicating that the continued practice of medicine by Dr. Heins presently poses an imminent threat to life, safety and/or health, which warrants the temporary suspension of Dr. Heins’ license to practice medicine pending a hearing that was scheduled for November 12, 2015. Since the date of the Order of Emergency License Suspension, Dr. Heins has signed a Preliminary Agreement for Practice Restrictions and has asked for a continuance of the hearing. The hearing is now scheduled for March 2, 2016.