Disciplinary actions

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Recent actions

BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS - MARCH 2020

Effective Mar. 25, the Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate of Gary Lee Howard, MD, lic. no. MD.13355, Hoover AL, is placed on probation with conditions.

Effective Mar. 24, the Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate of Willie J. Chester, Jr., DO, lic. no. DO.138, Pike Road, AL, is reinstated to full, unrestricted status.


MEDICAL LICENSURE COMMISSION - MARCH 2020

Effective Mar. 23, the license to practice medicine in Alabama of Francene A. Gayle, MD, lic. no. MD.25786, Huntsville AL, is revoked.

On Mar. 12, the Commission entered an Order revoking the license to practice medicine in Alabama of John J. Di Blasi, DO, lic. no. DO.1696, Coleman FL.

Effective Mar. 12, the license to practice medicine in Alabama of Richard A. Klimas, MD, lic. no. MD.12803, Huntsville, AL, is reinstated to full, unrestricted status.

On Mar. 12, the Commission entered an Order placing on probation the license to practice medicine in Alabama of Karen S. G. Moore, MD, lic. no. MD.25444, Tuscaloosa AL.

On Mar. 12, the Commission entered an Order placing on probation and suspending for the length of the probation the license to practice medicine in Alabama of Sherri L. Studstill, MD, lic. no. MD.33412, Phenix City AL.

On Mar. 4, the Commission entered an Order lifting with restrictions the temporary suspension of the license to practice medicine in Alabama of George E. S. Hipp, MD, lic. no. MD.28785, Vestavia AL.


BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS - FEBRUARY 2020

Effective Feb. 20, the Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate of Lawrence T. Williams, DO, lic. no. DO.100, Montgomery AL, is reinstated to full, unrestricted status.

Effective Feb. 19, the certificate of qualification and license to practice medicine in Alabama of Neelesh A. Tipnis, MD, lic. no. MD.36368, is voluntarily surrendered.

On Feb. 13, the Board issued a Consent Order assessing an administrative fine against Paul R. Brown, PA, lic. no. PA.1297, Perrysburg OH.


MEDICAL LICENSURE COMMISSION - FEBRUARY 2020

On Feb. 14, the Commission issued an Order suspending the license to practice medicine in Alabama of Richard L. Snellgrove, MD, lic. no. MD.16922, pending completion of continuing medical education, after which time the license will be reinstated on indefinite probationary status, and restricting Dr. Snellgrove from hereafter prescribing any controlled substances in Alabama.


BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS - JANUARY 2020

Effective Jan. 24, the application for certificate of qualification to practice medicine in Alabama of Tanyatorn Ghanjanasak, DO, was denied.

On Jan. 15, the Board accepted the voluntary surrender of the Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate of David Rick Brown, MD, lic. no. MD.10423, Birmingham AL.

ON Jan. 15, the Board placed on indefinite probation the Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate of Edith H. McCreadie, MD, lic. no. MD.23369, Mobile AL.


MEDICAL LICENSURE COMMISSION - JANUARY 2020

Effective Jan. 30, the license to practice medicine in Alabama of Thomas D. Nielsen, MD, lic. no. MD.26107, Mountain Brook AL, is reinstated to full, unrestricted status.

Effective Jan. 30, the license to practice medicine in Alabama of Patrick E. Ifediba, MD, lic. no. MD.19014, Birmingham AL, is revoked.

Effective Jan. 15, the license to practice medicine in Alabama of Willie James Chester, Jr., DO, lic. no. DO.138, Wetumpka AL, is reinstated with probation.

On Jan. 15, the Commission affirmed the Board's denial of the application for reinstatement of Joseph Ngui Mwau Ndolo, MD, lic. no. 21199, Fairhope AL.

Effective  Jan. 15, the Commission granted the license to practice medicine in Alabama of Craig C. Oliver, DO, lic. no. DO.2104, with conditions.

On Jan. 6, the license to practice medicine in Alabama of Karen S. G. Moore, MD, lic. no. MD.25444, Tuscaloosa AL, was temporarily suspending pending a h


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

None to date.


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

None to date.


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

None to date


Actions for not being registered for Office Based Surgery (administrative fine):

None to date.


Actions for not obtaining/renewing Pain Management Services registration (administrative fine):

None to date.

 

Updated 3/26/2020

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