Disciplined doctors: Naughty Business of the Week

May 24, 2011|By Liz F. Kay

Here's the list of doctors and medical professionals sanctioned by the Maryland Board of Physicians in March and April. Details about some of the board's investigations are posted on its website.

MARCH 2011

David C. Allen, M.D.
Area of Practice: Internal Medicine (Hollywood, 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
the physician’s substance abuse issues. Date of Action: March 1, 2011

David C. Allen, M.D.
Area of Practice: Internal Medicine (Hollywood, MD)
Summary Suspension affirmed. The Board determined that there exists a substantial
likelihood of a risk of serious harm to the public health, safety and welfare in the physician’scontinued practice. Date of Action: March 14, 2011

John K. Aziz, M.D.
Area of Practice: Anesthesiology (Oxon Hill, MD)
Administrative fine of $275; terms and conditions. The physician affirmed in his 2008
renewal application that he had obtained the required CME credit hours when he had not. Dateof Action: March 7, 2011

Peter J. Bruger, P.A.
Area of Practice: Physician Assistant (Fruitland, MD)
Suspension for ninety (90) days with Terms and Conditions including entrance into a 5
year rehabilitation monitoring agreement with the Board. The Board took action based uponthe physician assistant’s substance abuse issues. Date of Action: March 23, 2011

Glen R. Edgecombe, M.D.
Area of Practice: Family Medicine (Clinton, MD)
Termination of probationary terms and conditions imposed by the Consent Order dated
June 9, 2009. The physician has complied with the terms and conditions precedent. Date ofAction: March 2, 2011

Thomas B. Fioretti, M.D.
Area of Practice: OB/GYN (Ocean City, MD)
Probation for a minimum of 5 years and until terms and conditions are met. The Boarddetermined that the physician’s repeatedly mismanaged the care of patients and failed to meet the standards of quality care and failed to maintain adequate medical records in eighteen patients reviewed. Date of Action: March 23, 2011

Rajendra R. Shetty, M.D.
Area of Practice: Internal Medicine (Lanham, MD)
Administrative fine of $225; terms. The physician affirmed in his 2009 renewal application
that he had obtained the required CME credit hours when he had not. Date of Action: March 11,2011

APRIL 2011

Jason A. Clem, M.D.
Area of Practice: Family Medicine (Ocean City, MD)
Administrative fine of 1,675; terms and conditions. The physician affirmed in his 2008
renewal application that he had obtained the required CME credit hours when he had not. Dateof Action: April 11, 2011

Francis B. Fernandes, M.D.
Area of Practice: General Practice (Rockville, 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
the physician’s organic brain condition that affects his cognitive abilities and judgment. Date ofAction: April 4, 2011

Mark R. Geier, M.D.
Area of Practice: Genetic Counseling (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
the physician’s experimental treatment of autistic children with Lupron. Date of Action: April27, 2011

Kelvin B. Hao, M.D.
Area of Practice: Internal Medicine (Bowie, MD)
Termination of probationary terms and conditions imposed by the Consent Order, dated
March 27, 2008. The physician has complied with the terms and conditions precedent. Date ofAction: April 6, 2011

Emerson R. Julian, Jr., M.D.
Area of Practice: OB/GYN (Baltimore, MD)
Termination of probationary terms and conditions imposed by the Final Decision and
Order, dated March 30, 2010. The physician has complied with the terms and conditionsprecedent. Date of Action: April 6, 2011

Richard N. Katon, M.D.
Area of Practice: Internal Medicine (Rockville, MD)
Permanent Surrender. The physician decided to permanently surrender his license to avoid
further prosecution of the case. The Board charged the physician with a single act of engaging in immoral and unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine and with a violation of sexualmisconduct. Date of Action: April 27, 2011

Robert Klimczak, RCP
Area of Practice: Respiratory Care (Easton, MD)
Permanent Surrender of license to practice respiratory care. The practitioner decided to
permanently surrender his license to avoid further prosecution of the case, including his violation of the conditions of the June 24, 2010 Consent Order and his non-compliance with hisrehabilitation plan for his on-going substance abuse problem. Date of Action: April 21, 2011

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