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MEDICAL BOARD RECORD—25MA06624900
LICENSE STATUS/DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
License active as of 1/12/2017; no actions listed

Totowa Doctor Joins List Of Physicians Charged In Lab Test Bribery Scheme

TOTOWA, N.J. – Yet another doctor – this one out of Totowa – has been charged by a federal grand jury with taking bribes in exchange for lab test referrals in what’s believed to be the nation’s largest-ever bribery case of its kind.

Salvatore Conte, 52, took $130,000 from employees and associates of Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, bringing the lab $525,000 in business, an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Newark charges.

Monthly bribe payments came “in the form of sham rental, service agreement, and consultant payments,” U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said.

The wide-reaching investigation so far has produced 41 guilty pleas – 27 of them from doctors.

aka: Gerald Paul Laursen

MEDICAL BOARD RECORD—A 92917
LICENSE STATUS/DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
License surrendered

Sutter Medical Group doctor surrenders medical license after state investigation

A Sutter Medical Group family doctor who practiced in Roseville and Sacramento has surrendered his license to state officials after facing accusations of gross negligence in his prescribing of opioids.

Adam Cole Duer was ordered by the Medical Board of California to surrender his license effective Jan. 1, according to a news release from the agency.

Officials said an accusation was filed against Duer in 2014, alleging he prescribed opioids to an addict and excessively prescribed for five patients. The complaint says that the alleged behavior dates back to 2011, and some of the drugs he illegally prescribed included Fentanyl, OxyContin, methadone, Percocet, Xanax and hydrocodone.

aka: Michael Ira Bleiman

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MEDICAL BOARD RECORD—25MA06787800
LICENSE STATUS/DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
License active as of 1/11/2017; no actions listed

Negligence Allegations Worry Parents Who Vaccinated Kids At Ocean County Office

More than 900 children in Ocean County may not have been vaccinated properly.

As CBS2’s Meg Baker reported, the mother of two happy and healthy looking boys, was extre mely concerned about her children’s health after discovering that they may not have been properly vaccinated.

“I don’t feel comfortable with this office anymore,” she said.

The mother came to the Southern Ocean Pediatrics and Family Medicine Office of Dr. Michael Bleiman to get her children’s records after the state filed a complaint alleging gross negligence, professional misconduct, and other violations by ‘Dr. Mike’ as he likes to be called.

aka: Albert Ryan Cowie

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MEDICAL BOARD RECORD—242881
LICENSE STATUS/DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
License suspended

Interim non-disciplinary order of conditions precluding the practice of medicine clinical or otherwise in New York State and in any other jurisdiction where the practice of medicine is based solely upon his New York State medical license, until the final disposition of the current investigation being conducted by the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct.

Amherst radiologist accused of being ‘a drug dealer masquerading as a doctor’

On a cold March day last year, Dr. Albert Cowie rendezvoused with a fellow drug user in order to get their stories straight, prosecutors say.

The Williamsville doctor was worried about an insurance investigation into his prescriptions for painkillers, they claim, and wanted to make sure the drug user, an undercover informant, would lie to protect him.

“As long as you say they were written for you, there is nothing they can do to you,” Cowie allegedly told him.

More than a year later, the board-certified radiologist is confronting the very thing he feared – federal charges that he wrote hundreds of illegal prescriptions and used some of the painkilling narcotics himself.

aka: Frank J Parasmo, Jr

MEDICAL BOARD RECORD—133967
LICENSE STATUS/DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
License active as of 1/11/2017; no actions listed

Deer Park doctor charged with illegally prescribing oxycodone

A Long Island doctor was arrested Friday for illegally prescribing huge quantities of oxycodone to patients, a number of whom he knew were drug addicts, officials said.

Between January 2010 and December 2014, Frank Parasmo, 71, wrote more than 6,000 oxycodone prescripti ons for at least 776,000 pills, according to a complaint filed in federal court in Central Islip.

Parasmo, who lives in Great River and practices in Deer Park as a principal in P & C Management Group, was charged with a single count of illegally distributing oxycodone, a powerful, addictive opioid pain killer.

He was not required to enter a plea and was released by U.S. Magistrate Gary Brown on a $300,000 bond co-signed by his wife.

MEDICAL BOARD RECORD—25MA06318400
LICENSE STATUS/DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
License suspended

N.J. doctor accused of prescribing painkiller 50x stronger than heroin

A Phillipsburg physician is accused of inappropriately prescribing to several patients a painkiller 50 times more potent than heroin, putting them at risk of addiction and death.

The license of Dr. Kenneth P. Sun has been temporarily suspended and could be revoked, making him the third doctor in New Jersey to face discipline for prescribing an oral spray used by cancer patients who have built up a tolerance to other painkillers, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.

“Dr. Sun’s alleged actions demonstrate a serious lapse in judgment and a profound indifference to his patients’ health; conduct that calls into question his fitness to practice medicine,” said Steve Lee, director of the Division of Consumer Affairs, in a news release Thursday.

aka: David Vernon Lounsberry

MEDICAL BOARD RECORD—G 51701
LICENSE STATUS/DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
License renewed & current; Complaint; Probation completed

Battery Charges Filed Against Doctor

Prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges against a 51-year-old physician Wednesday who is accused of sexually fondling two women in his Simi Valley office.

David Lounsberry will be arraigned Jan. 13 on two counts of sexual battery, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Bill Karr. The charges stem from incidents that occurred in February and August, 1992, involving an adult patient and a juvenile patient’s mother, he said.

The charges are the result of a joint investigation by the district attorney’s office and the enforcement unit of the Medical Board of California, said Mike Bryan, supervising investigator with the unit.

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MEDICAL BOARD RECORD—3631
LICENSE STATUS/DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
License renewed & current; Probation completed

TIMOTHY LIDDY WAS ARRESTED AND CONVICTED OF THE FOLLOWING:  COUNT 01-28.5(A) PC FEL - CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE TO A CHILD.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY JAIL. ON 8/8/02 DR. LIDDY WAS PLACED ON FIVE YEARS FORMAL PROBATION WITH VARIOUS TERMS AND CONDITIONS.  HE MUST ALSO SERVE 365 DAYS IN THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY JAIL.

As of 1/10/2017, Dr. Liddy is still practicing medicine in West Hollywood, Ca—Website

From Medical Board Documents:

3. On July 2, 2002, in Municipal Court of California, County of Los Angeles, in Case No. LA039553, Respondent [Timothy J. Liddy] was convicted, on his plea of nolo contendere, of violating Penal Code section 288.5(a) (Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child), a felony substantially related to the qualifications, functions and duties o f the licensed activity.

4. Imposition of the sentence was suspended and Respondent was placed on formal probation for a period of five years. Among the terms and conditions of his probation were the following: incarceration for a period of 365 days to be served in a work furlough program; payment of a $10,000.00 restitution fine; abstinence from alcohol; no association with the victim or her family; remain out of the presence of minors; payment of restitution to the victim and her family; and cooperation with the probation officer in a plan for drug abuse and psychological counseling. Respondent was also required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Penal Code section 290.

aka: Robert Lawrence Le Maile-Williams 

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MEDICAL BOARD RECORD—A 29921
LICENSE STATUS/DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
License Revoked; Misdemeanor Conviction

FOUND GUILTY OF VIOLATING PENAL CODE SECTION 243.4(A)(SEXUAL BATTERY). SUMMARY PROBATION GRANTED FOR A PERIOD OF 36 MONTHS WITH TERMS AND CONDITIONS.  THE SENTENCE INCLUDED AS A TERM OF PROBATION.

Brown Appoints five to health council

Two psychiatrists, an in ternist, a hospital administrator and four others were appointed to the Department of Health’s advisory council Thursday by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr.

The appointees are Ruth Terry, assistant clinical professor of nursing at the University of California in San Francisco; Paula Siegel, who has worked for numerous free health clinics in San Diego; Armando Morales, associate professor in the psychiatry department at the UCLA , and Larry Thompson, administrator of Seneca Hospital in Chester.

Dr. David Flanagan, an Oceanside psychiatrist; Dr. Robert L. Lemaile-Williams, a Los Angeles internist, Dr. Noel Morrell, a Menlo Park child psychiatrist, and Carmen Carillo, director of clinical services at El Centro De Salud Mental, a community mental health center in Oakland. (LINK) — 7/15/1977

Medical Board of California revokes medical license of former Rowland Heights physician

SACRAMENTO — The medical license of former Rowland Heights physician Robert Le Maile-Williams has been revoked by the Medical Board of California. “The mission of the Medical Board is public protection, and this action reflects the Board’s ongoing commitment to that mission,” said Linda Whitney, executive director of the Medical Board.

On June 25, 2009, a jury of the Los Angeles County Superior Court found Le Maile-Williams guilty of sexual battery, a violation of Penal Code section 243.4(a). On July 24, 2009, Le Maile-Williams was sentenced, which included as a term of probation that he serve 150 days in jail and register as a sex offender. Pursuant to Business and Professions (B&P) Code section 2232, the Board is required to promptly revoke the license of any person required to register as a sex offender.

MEDICAL BOARD RECORD—C 32487
LICENSE STATUS/DISC IPLINARY ACTIONS
License canceled; no documents appear on the medical board website as of 1/07/2017

Jury Convicts Man in Killing of Girlfriend : Courts: Defense says Timothy Velasco’s frustration with the woman’s drug and alcohol habit drove him to stab and strangle her.

A Van Nuys man was convicted of first-degree murder for stabbing and then strangling his girlfriend after discovering her in bed with her doctor in her Thousand Oaks condominium last October.

The unanimous verdict, delivered last week by a Ventura County Superior Court jury after little more than a day of deliberation, qualifies Timothy J. Velasco for 25 years to life in prison, with an additional year on the sentence because he used a knife in the attack. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 10.

MEDICAL BOARD RECORD—A 26677
LICENSE STATUS/DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
License surrendered; Administrative Action Taken by Other State or Federal Govt; Felony Conviction; No documents available on the medical board website

Pacific Anaheim Gynecologist Charged For Molesting Girl

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. A gynecologist was charged Friday with molesting a 16-year-old girl andordered to surrender his passport and stay away from the victim.

Dr. Anthony Tun Lee, 61, was accompanied by his wife when made his first appearance before Orange County Superior Court Judge Craig Robison Friday. Lee’s arraignment on five charges was rescheduled for April 3.

Lee was arrested at his Anaheim office Thursday by Irvine police, who served search warrants at the office and Lee’s Villa P ark home. Deputy District Attorney Beth Costello asked Judge Robison to increase Lee’s bail to $250,000, but the judge denied her request. Lee is expected to post that amount Friday, but Lee was ordered to support his passport because he is from Burma.

aka: Benva Oshana Lazar

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CALIFORNIA DENTAL BOARD RECORD—31350
LICENSE STATUS/DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
License revoked; See dental board actions at the bottom of this blog post.

Dentist pleads no contest to fondling patients

A San Jose dentist pleaded no contest in Santa Clara County Superior Court to charges that he fondled six female patients.

Benva Lazar faced six misdemeanor counts of sexual battery, one for each patient, district attorney spokeswoman Amy Cornell said.

“According to victims, he touched them under the ruse he was doing a breast exam,” Cornell said. He used this approach on all six victims listed in the compla int, she said.

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CALIFORNIA MEDICAL BOARD RECORD—G 13959
LICENSE STATUS/DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
License revoked; 1992 Stipulated Settlement

Bay Doctor Loses License – Board Cites Sex Abuse

A state watchdog agency has revoked the physician’s license of a Bay Area specialist after ruling that he sexually abused one patient and acted in a corrupt, dishonest, negligent and unprofessional manner with others.

Based on a ruling by the California Medical Board earlier this month, Dr. Donald LaMarca will barred from practicing medicine starting April 7. LaMarca is the operator of Bay Area Vein Clinic facilities in San Francisco and Marin County, and the owner of Anucare Medical Group, a heavily advertis ed hemorrhoid treatment facility that went out of business in 1993.

CALIFORNIA MEDICAL BOARD RECORD—G 15903
LICENSE STATUS/DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
License Canceled; Non-complete of Probation

EFFECTIVE 11/09/2009 FIVE YEARS PROBATION WITH VARIOUS TERMS AND CONDITIONS.  PRECEDENT CONDITIONS-COMPLETION OF CLINICAL TRAINING OR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM EQUIVALENT TO THE PHYSICIAN ASSESSMENT AND CLINICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM(PACE), ETHICS COURSE, AND PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES COURSE. CONDITIONS ARE TOLLED WHILE LICENSE IS IN INACTIVE STATUS. THE BOARD GRANTED A CHANGE IN LICENSE STATUS TO DISABLED. LICENSEE DID NOT COMPLETE PROBATION BECAUSE OF NON-PRACTICE IN CA, AND THE LICENSE WAS AUTOMATICALLY CANCELED ON 12/13/2011 PER ORDER OF THE BOARD.

Los Angeles psychiatrist Norman J. Lachman gets slap on wrist for bizarre and exploitative patient abuses

On November 9, 2009, the Medical Board of California revoked the license of psychiatrist Norman J. Lachman.  Revocation was stayed and he was placed on five years probation with terms and conditions.  This action was the result of the Board’s 2007 charges against Lachman for gross negligence, repeated negligent acts, incompetence and failure to maintain adequate and accurate records.  These charges involve two patients: then-25-year-old “M.B.” and his sister, “I.B.”