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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
Dr. Mark A. Knight, an Orange County-based plastic surgeon under investigation by the Medical Board of California for sexual misconduct, has agreed to surrender his medical license Dec. 15, according to court papers filed by the board Thursday. An accusation against Knight was filed with the Medical Board in April alleging sexual misconduct, abuse, negligence, dishonest or corrupt acts and failure to maintain medical records. Knight and his Los Angeles-based attorney, Peter R. Osinoff, had submitted legal paperwork Nov. 15 to an administrative law judge agreeing to surrender the doctor's license.
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OPINION
June 3, 2013 | By David Margolius
As the saying goes, "With great power comes great responsibility. " That applies to physicians when prescribing medications, but it also should apply to pharmacies when they're dispensing medications. In December, after seven years of exams, lectures and rounds, I received my medical license. Finally, I had the power to prescribe medications without the co-signature of my supervisor. "Be careful," she advised, "remember the story of 'once.'" The story of "once" is a cautionary tale that - best as I am able to tell from Google - was adapted from a Spanish soap opera.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1992
Dr. Ivan C. Namihas, a Tustin gynecologist accused of about 50 instances of alleged sexual abuse of his patients, effectively lost his medical license Tuesday when he did not appear in Los Angeles County Superior Court to defend himself. In a letter mailed to the court, Namihas' attorney said "unending publicity" about the case was one reason the 59-year-old doctor decided to "surrender his medical license" and forgo a defense in court. Dep. Atty. Gen.
NEWS
June 22, 2003 | Lisa Falkenberg, Associated Press Writer
DALLAS -- Dr. Daniel Maynard took no appointments. Instead, hundreds of patients would wait for hours in the parking lot in a line that began forming the night before. "When you've got 300 people ahead of you, you know a production line is what he's doing," said former patient Walter Shearin, 53, who would wait eight to 10 hours to see Maynard and get his prescription for narcotics renewed. "It's a red flag." Maynard's practice was a red flag to state and federal authorities too.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1990
State health officials have revoked the medical license of a longtime Long Beach obstetrician who they say injured four infants by prematurely administering anesthesia to mothers in labor, then using forceps improperly. Dr. Archibald F. Forster, 67, was ordered by the state Board of Medical Quality Assurance to surrender the medical license he was issued in 1954. Investigators determined his actions were "so far below the accepted standard of care" that they constituted "gross negligence and incompetence," according to the decision made public this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1996
A Culver City physician who has performed 5,000 penile enlargement surgeries--and triggered scores of malpractice suits--had his medical license suspended Friday by a state administrative law judge who said he was guilty of gross negligence and incompetence. The ruling went against Dr. Melvyn Rosenstein, who in advertising calls himself the world's leading authority on penis enlargement surgery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2011 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
The California medical board has reprimanded Michael Jackson's personal physician for failing to notify Nevada medical board officials that he had fallen behind in his child support payments, echoing a previous reprimand issued against the doctor by the Nevada board last year. Dr. Conrad Murray failed to notify the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners that his child support payments were in arrears as required when he renewed his medical license in 2007 and 2009, according to the California board's public letter of reprimand, filed Friday and made public Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1996
The medical license of Dr. Vicki G. Hufnagel, a controversial Beverly Hills gynecologist best known as an anti-hysterectomy crusader, has been revoked after a Superior Court decision upheld the original revocation issued in 1989. The latest action, taken on Sept. 3, comes after a lengthy series of appeals.
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