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Overcoming medical licensing issues in Pennsylvania

As a Pennsylvania medical physician, nurse or practitioner, your professional reputation is likely a key factor to your success. Many medical professionals have built successful and lucrative careers through word-of-mouth recommendations from patients. To the contrary, if the public learns that you have been called to a disciplinary hearing regarding medical licensing and your ability to continue to practice medicine throughout the state, it can have serious long-lasting consequences even if you obtain positive results.

A guide for medical marijuana doctors in Pennsylvania

The debate over whether to legalize marijuana has been a hot topic across the country in recent years. Advocates of legalization boast the benefits of the drug, praising it as a natural treatment for chronic pain as well as a way to control or reduce symptoms connected to other diseases, including multiple sclerosis, cancer, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Meanwhile, critics point to its detriments, citing impaired cognitive function and short-term memory as well as risk of addiction.

Licensing board official says doctor poses danger to patients

When a Pennsylvania doctor's actions are called into question, the fate of his or her license often lies in the hands of the State Board of Medicine. A physician in another state has been accused of violating accepted medical standards and protocol. A chief official serving on the regulatory board has testified against the doctor, saying the pediatrician is a danger to patients.

Doctors hesitate to seek help due to licensing board fears

Pennsylvania doctors and all other licensed physicians are humans, just like everyone else. That means they might experience the same types of problems an average person has in his or her private life. Sadly, recent studies show that many doctors hesitate to get help for certain issues because they fear possible licensing board repercussions.

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