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Medicine Disciplinary Actions - 2010

2010 Orders

Revoked

Qurtom, Helmy (M.D.) (5/10/10) The physician’s license was revoked based on his surrender of license while under investigation.  The investigation began based on actions in other jurisdictions, where he also surrendered while under investigation for unprofessional conduct.

Summarily Suspended

Akhigbe, Ehigiator (M.D.) (3/22/10) The physician’s license was summarily suspended based on a felony conviction for Medicaid fraud.

Probation

Brown, Jr., William (M.D.) (5/26/10) The physician was permitted to reinstate his license and placed on probation for a minimum of three years, limited to prescribing no scheduled substances except Schedule V controlled substances, prohibited from treating patients suffering from addiction, and shall be monitored through unannounced audits of his records.  This was based on his prescribing of drugs when not authorized and submitting false statements to collect fees for services not rendered.

Hope, Shell-Ann (M.D.) (5/26/10) The physician was reprimanded and placed on probation retroactive to her North Carolina probation.  Also prohibited from prescribing medication for any parson without first personally performing a physical examination.  This was based on the North Carolina action.

Fined

Fitzgerald, Michael (M.D.) (3/11/10) The physician was fined by consent order and ordered to two CME courses, for failure to meet the standard of care.

Kerr, Paul B. (M.D) (5/10/10) The physician was fined by Consent Order and also reprimanded for failing to disclose two disciplinary actions to the Board, and for treating an individual with controlled substance without forming a physician-patient relationship.

Reprimanded

Aranmolate, Babatunde (Not Licensed) (5/10/10) The physician was reprimanded for filing two false Postgraduate Physician Trainee Enrollment forms, omitting that he had been disciplined in Great Britain and dismissed from a training program, also in Great Britain.  The physician is also barred from applying for residency, fellowship, or licensure in the District until the revoked medical license in Great Britain is restored.

Probation Terminated

Vaughn, William S. (M.D.) (3/12/10) Retroactive to 12/31/08. The physician satisfied the terms of his prior order dated January 22, 2008.

Williams, Cleveland (M.D.) (2/26/10) The physician satisfied the terms of his prior order dated January 30, 2008.

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