Dangers of a Medical Board Investigation: How to Protect Yourself

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“There are a lot of ways doctors get into trouble,” said Edward Dauer, MD, a radiologist who served on the Florida board for 11 years. Investigations often expand beyond their original scope into all aspects of a practice. “Once you’re on their radar, they can find something,”.…medscape, Dangers of a Medical Board Investigation: How to Protect Yourself

, James F. Sweeney, 2020

Of course, the most trivial complaints (out-of-date magazines in the waiting room) are dismissed out of hand, but boards have the authority to investigate whatever it chooses. The most common investigations center around complaints of impairment, substance abuse, improper prescribing, faulty medical records, mental and physical health problems, and standard of care. Boards also will act if a physician is found guilty of a crime or misconduct unrelated to his or her medical practice.

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