Disciplinary actions

  • Synopses of public license actions are posted on a current basis as they are made public.
  • The listings generally will remain for three months.
  • After three months, this information may be found in the Public Action Reports in the BME Newsletters.  Beginning with 2016, prior actions will be listed by date on the disciplinary actions archive page.
  • To determine if there has been action against a physician's license:
    • look up the licensee in our database
    • disciplinary action will be indicated by a "yes" in the "public file" row on the results page
    • if there is a public file, click the "yes" link to download a .pdf file of the documents.
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Recent actions


On July 7, the Commission entered an Order denying the request for reinstatement of license of John P. Hagler, MD, lic. no. MD.6566, Montgomery AL.


On July 20, the Board accepted the voluntary surrender of certificate of qualification and license to practice medicine in Alabama of Daniel Kevin Stubler, MD, lic. no. MD.16025, Fairhope AL.

On July 7, James Fullerton Hooper, MD, lic. no. MD.12618, Tuscaloosa AL, voluntarily surrendered his certificate of qualification and license to practice medicine in Alabama.


On June 20, Robert M. Ritchea, MD, lic. no. MD.19887, Phenix City AL, voluntarily surrendered his Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate.

Effective June 7, the Commission revoked the license to practice medicine in Alabama of Mark P. Koch, DO, lic. no. DO.322, Monroeville AL.

On June 6, the Commission entered an Order requiring that Mohammad Omar Mohabbat, MD, lic. no. MD.11727, Northport AL, present for an evaluation.


Effective June 3, the Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate of Robert M. Ritchea, MD, lic. no. MD.19887, Phenix City, AL, is temporarily suspended until such time as a hearing shall be held by the Board and a decision rendered thereon.

Actions for CME (reprimand, fine, additional CME required):

Ross E. Bunch, MD, lic. no. MD.19040, Tuscaloosa AL

Ernest G. Burch, MD, lic. no. MD.23467, Mobile AL

Leonard J. Caputo, MD, lic. no. MD.8384, Mobile AL

Lea C. Clayton, MD, lic. no. MD.19310, Moody AL

Barry G. Collins, MD, lic. no. MD.22922, Pell City AL

Wilbourne Ray Crouch, MD, lic. no. MD.5434, Hartselle AL

Gary W. Hudson, MD, lic. no. MD.12133, Huntsville AL

Benjamin H. Johnson, III, MD, lic. no. MD.9687, Mountain Brook AL

Carol M. Johnson, MD, lic. no. MD.11601, Alabaster AL

Christopher R. Jones, MD, lic. no. MD.10315, Hoover AL

Christopher Kirya, MD, lic. no. MD.8282, Gadsden AL

John D. McArthur, MD, lic. no. MD.13596, Auburn AL

Lusanne C. L. McKenzie, MD, lic. no. MD.4189, Huntsville AL

Douglas O. Moore, MD, lic. no. MD.13487, Hoover AL

Dean Robert Naden, DO, lic. no. DO.690, Jasper AL

Lynn H. Porter, MD, lic. no. MD.14153, Robertsdale AL

Brian E. Rogers, MD, lic. no. MD.18306, Russellville AL

Mohammed Salehuddin, MD, lic. no. MD.20074, Greensboro AL

Mitchell C. Shirah, MD, lic. no. MD.9705, Roanoke AL

Kathleen S. Short, MD, lic. no. MD.13117, Birmingham AL

Everitt N. Simmons, MD, lic. no. MD.11850, Alabaster AL

Elizabeth A. Simpson, PA, lic. no. PA.595, Mobile AL

Joseph P. Walsh, MD, lic. no. MD.26120, Elberta AL

Actions on ACSC for not being registered for PDMP (administrative fine):

None at this time.

Actions on ACSC for prescribing controlled substances with expired ACSC (administrative fine):

None at this time.

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