Disciplined doctors: Naughty Business of the Week

March 15, 2011

Here are the doctors and other medical professionals who were sanctioned by the Maryland Board of Physicians in January 2011.

Phyllis K. Barson, M.D.
Area of Practice: Anesthesiology (Silver Spring, MD)Summary Suspension. The Board determined that the physician's conduct constituted a substantial likelihood of a risk of serious harm to the public health, safety and welfare based on, including but not limited to, a review of her care and treatment of twelve patients in her pain management practice. Date of Action: January 13, 2011

Manjit S. Chowdhary, M.D.
Area of Practice: Anesthesiology (Silver Spring, MD)Termination of probationary terms and conditions imposed by the Consent Order, dated March 25, 2010. The physician has complied with the terms and conditions precedent. Date of Action: January 6, 2011

Patsy N. Firth, M.D.
Area of Practice: Child Psychiatry (Joppa, MD)
Termination of probationary terms and conditions imposed by the Consent Order, dated October 22, 2008. The physician has complied with the terms and conditions precedent. Dateof Action: January 6, 2011

Anil K. Narang, D.O.
Area of Practice: Diagnostic Radiology (Silver Spring, MD)
Termination of probationary terms and conditions imposed by the Consent Order, dated November 18, 2009. The physician has complied with the terms and conditions precedent. Dateof Action: January 6, 2011

William J. Roe, Jr., M.D.
Area of Practice: Surgery (Baltimore, MD)Administrative fine of 2,425; terms and conditions. The physician affirmed in his 2009 renewal application that he had obtained the required CME credit hours when he had not. Date of Action: January 6, 2011

Howard I. Saiontz, M.D.
Area of Practice: Internal Medicine (Westminster, MD)Reprimand; Probation for a minimum of 2 years and until terms and conditions are met. The Board found that the physician engaged in unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine and sexual misconduct and impropriety in violation of the Board’s regulations, with respect to two patients, by failing to provide the patients with privacy for disrobing and by his uninvited involvement in the removal of their clothing and redressing them. Date of Action: January 5, 2011

Earl J. Wilson, RCP
Area of Practice: Respiratory Care (Baltimore, MD)
Suspension imposed by the Order dated November 22, 2011 is terminated; Probation for a minimum of 5 years subject to conditions. The healthcare practitioner successfully completedthe Board-approved outpatient program as required by order dated November 22, 2011. Date of Action: January 3, 2011

Melvin Yeshnik, M.D.
Area of Practice: OB/GYN (Westminster, MD)
Termination of probationary terms and conditions imposed by the Consent Order, dated December 20, 2007. The physician has complied with the terms and conditions precedent. Dateof Action: January 6, 2011

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