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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.

Nurse Faces Disciplinary Action Because He Answered "No" to the Question of Intemperate Use of Alcohol After a Recent DUI Arrest

In my blog of September 10, 2015, I wrote that the Pennsylvania Nursing Board revised its Application for Exam and/or Graduate Temporary Practice Permit (TPP) and Re-Exam to include the following question: Do you currently engage in, or have you engaged in, the intemperate or habitual use or abuse of alcohol or narcotics, hallucinogenic or other drugs or substances that impair judgment or coordination.

Licensing board coming down hard on 85-year-old physician

Many Pennsylvania residents are frustrated with the current state of health care in this state and throughout the nation. A physician who has been successfully practicing pediatric and internal medicine in another state for nearly half a century says the system has become too computerized and is no longer focused on personalized care and treatment of patients. Her opinion has apparently led to licensing board problems. Because of the way she does business, she has been made to surrender her license.

When the counselor's boundaries blur

How often have you heard someone refer to you as a people person? You probably see this as a compliment. It is even possible that you chose to go into psychology because of the satisfying feeling of helping people who come to you with their problems.

Medical licensing requirements re opioid prescriptions

If you're a licensed physician, surgeon, nurse midwife or practitioner in Pennsylvania, you obviously already successfully completed a certain amount of education according to the accepted standards and requirements in your particular field of study. However, even after you have secured gainful income as a licensed medical professional, there may be times when you wish to apply for additional privileges or permissions that allow you to perform a broader scope of duties on the job. For instance, you may want to seek medical licensing permission to write opioid prescriptions.

West Coast doctor facing medical license problems

There may be some doctors in Pennsylvania currently facing serious issues regarding their licenses to practice medicine. Sometimes, such problems arise when a patient or other staff member accuses a particular doctor of unethical behavior on the job. An anesthesiologist in another state was recently brought before the medical license board regarding a situation that resulted in the death of a patient.

Why is Harrisburg significant to your medical licensing problem?

If you've come under fire in Pennsylvania and are at risk for losing your physician's license, you may be feeling nervous about the process you're about to enter. In this state, all medical licensing hearings are held in Harrisburg, a metropolitan area in Susquehanna Valley. Whether you live near there or will be traveling from across the state, in either case it would likely be less stressful if you did not go it alone.

As a medical professional, VRP could help save your license

Everyone makes mistakes. Even though medical professionals must often meet a higher standard than most people because they can literally hold people's lives in their hands, they too, make mistakes. The stresses of the job could easily lead to the misuse of drugs or alcohol to cope.

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