June 17, 2016
A Camden County neurologist was charged with unlawfully prescribing narcotic painkillers and has temporarily surrendered his medical license, prosecutors said Wednesday. William R. Wolfe, 52, of Marlton, was accused of indiscriminately prescribing narcotics to undercover investigators posing as patients. He also allegedly provided blank signed prescriptions to an office staff member at his private practice in Voorhees, who then sold or gave them to various people, including an undercover investigator.
November 4, 2015 |
In every state, it is a crime to practice medicine without a license. But a medical license is good only in the state that issued it after a rigorous credential and background check. The result, many experts say, is an outmoded, red-tape-laden medical licensing system that is hampering efforts to relieve physician shortages, improve health-care access, and expand telemedicine. The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact aims to streamline matters by allowing doctors licensed in a state that belongs to the compact - a sort of treaty - to quickly and easily get privileges in other participating states.
July 5, 2015 |
When the State of New Jersey yanked Steven Brigham's medical license last fall, the lead prosecutor lambasted the abortion doctor for 20-plus years of being "slippery and disingenuous. " Now Brigham is at it again, according to a complaint filed last month by the Attorney General's Office. The complaint is actually against Vikram Kaji, the 79-year-old medical director of Brigham's eight clinics in New Jersey, which make up the bulk of his multistate abortion business, advertised as American Women's Services.
August 23, 2014 |
South Jersey-based abortion provider Steven Brigham, who has spent much of his two-decade career fighting charges of misconduct and negligence, suffered a major blow Thursday in his bid to keep his medical license in New Jersey. An administrative judge recommended permanent revocation of Brigham's medical privileges, which were suspended almost four years ago after one of his patients was critically injured during a botched abortion. If the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners upholds the judge's decision, Brigham, 57, will lose his eight clinics in that state, which have continued to operate and make up the bulk of his multistate business, called American Women's Services.
July 11, 2014 |
The Attorney General's Office has advised South Jersey prosecutors to review all autopsies conducted by a former state pathologist who had been barred from practicing medicine in New Mexico. Hisham Hashish, 52, started work as an assistant medical examiner for South Jersey less than two months after he surrendered his medical license in New Mexico in 2011. He was barred from doing autopsies and practicing medicine there based on allegations of negligence, according to records reviewed by The Inquirer.
December 5, 2013 |
Three years ago, New Jersey regulators suspended abortion provider Steven Brigham's medical license for endangering and deceiving patients. During the suspension hearing, he testified that he was covered by medical malpractice insurance. Now, as Brigham, 57, tries to regain his license, New Jersey prosecutors have submitted evidence that his sworn statement was yet another lie. They allege that not only did he stop carrying required liability insurance around 2006, but last month produced a phony insurance policy when forced to back up the statement.
July 18, 2013 |
OMAHA, Neb. - An Indiana doctor accused of killing four people with ties to a Nebraska medical school that fired him was denied medical licenses in at least two states after being dismissed from Creighton University more than a decade ago. Anthony Garcia was fired from his residency in 2001 for erratic behavior. He appeared before an Illinois judge Tuesday to face charges in the slayings, which took place in two separate attacks five years apart. Garcia stands accused in the killing of a pathology professor and his wife earlier this year, as well as the 2008 stabbings of another professor's son and housekeeper in a neighborhood near the home of billionaire Warren Buffett.
July 17, 2013 |
They called Eileen O'Neill a compassionate, dedicated doctor, and the glue that unified her scattered family and kept alive her 82-year-old mother. What no one could explain - O'Neill included - was why she worked 15 years without getting a medical license, the last nine in the now-notorious West Philadelphia clinic of Kermit Gosnell. Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart was mystified even as he sentenced O'Neill on Monday to six to 23 months of house arrest on fraud and conspiracy charges involving her work as an unlicensed physician at Gosnell's Women's Medical Society.
May 1, 2013 |
AFTER ABOUT two hours of deliberation yesterday, the jurors who will decide the fate of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell had their first questions for the capital-murder trial's presiding judge. In addition to requesting the name of a woman named in one of the hundreds of criminal counts that Gosnell faces, the panel also asked Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Minehart to define the charge "theft by deception," of which Gosnell co-defendant Eileen O'Neill has been charged with six counts.
April 5, 2013 |
After seven years as a biochemical researcher, years more dabbling as a partner in a Charlottesville, Va., bar, and medical school in the Caribbean island of Grenada, Steve Massof said it was time to go to his "backup plan" - become a doctor. But finding a medical residency program was tough for someone looking in the "offseason" and just starting to take the licensing exams. Then, Massof said, his brother-in-law, a pharmaceutical firm representative, told him about a West Philadelphia doctor he regularly visited: Kermit Gosnell.