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Disciplinary Orders

The following is only a SUMMARY of public orders of formal disciplinary cases decided by the Board.  Full copies of the orders may be requested in writing.  This summary should NOT be considered a formal, updated, accurate verification of the license status of chiropractors.  Formal verification must be requested in writing from the Board, accompanied by a check for $35.00 per verification:

 

 

 

NAME

LICENSE  NO.

DATE

SUMMARY OF ORDER

 

         

 

Aaron, Frederick

01919 

9/21/06

Professionally incompetent; Practicing with unauthorized personnel; Unprofessional conduct; Violating various regulations: License Suspended for 60 days and until cleared by a psychological and substance abuse specialist/evaluator; Comply with all directed treatment

Suspension completed

  Adolph,  J. Mitchell S01128 3/17/00
Improper Advertising, Unethical conduct, Incompetence, Misrepresentation: $10,000 penalty, 100 hours community service, ethics, record courses, SPEC Exam.

 

Ahadpour, Ali

02074

4/3/03

Summary Suspension of license: April 2, 2003: Practicing chiropractic while wrongfully using controlled substances; criminal convictions (MD District Court) for fraudulent writing of prescriptions for controlled substances.

2/23/12:  Consent Order: License  Reinstatement only after passing NBCE SPEC Exam; 1 year probation upon reinstatement with quarterly random drug tests; Consent Order is a public document.

 

  Ashenfelter, Christina Applicant 8/18/10 Failed to disclose prior criminal convictions on application. Ordered: Application denied
  Barnes, Kaylyn A RC1153 11/23/10
Use of illicit drugs:  Ordered  Revoked

 

Baron, F. Steven

S01288

10/14/04

Utilizing unregistered personnel to perform chiropractic assistant services; Failure to maintain adequate patient records: $2,872.00 hearing costs, Formal Reprimand: Upheld on appeal at Circuit Court & MD Court of Special Appeals

 

Blaker,  F. Keen

01074

10/3/01

Violation of Board rules and regulations. Suspension – 1 year Fine - $5,000.00

 

Braxton,  Lakesha

S02152

8/19/05

Fraudulent use of license; Unethical Conduct; Filing false report/record; Practice with an unlicensed individual; Unprofessional conduct; Submitting false statements to collect fees.  Formal Reprimand; Take/pass Board approved ethics course and jurisprudence examination; pay all hearing costs.

Carle, Jason​ S01974​ 7/19/12​

Felony conviction conspiracy to commit mail fraud, filing a false report, unethical, immoral, unprofessional practice. Ordered : 18 month suspension, 3 year probation, $2,000 fine, take & pass NBCE ethics & boundaries exam. 

  Choi, Andrew 03473 1/13/2011 Practicing chiropractic with an unauthorized person. Reprimand, $2,500 fine, and take/pass Board's Supervising Chiropractic exam, and jurisprudence exam
  Cohen, Jeffrey S01490 9/15/2010 Practicing with an expired license

Ordered: Probation for 2 years, Fine $5,000

Probation competed

 

Dezes, Nicholas

S01510

7/27/06

Failure to maintain adequate records; Unethical practice of chiropractic;  Makes/filed false reports; Over utilizes healthcare services; Unprofessional conduct; Grossly over-utilizing services; Submitting false billing statements: Complete record-keeping course; Quarterly peer review; $2,500 fine; 50 hours community service; Pay all costs.

  Erle, Stephen S02023 12/15/09 Submits false statements to collect fees for which services were not provided, practices chiropractic with an unauthorized person, misrepresents the effectiveness of treatment: $5,000 fine, 6 month suspension, 2 year probation, reimburse hearing costs, successfully complete Board ordered courses during probation.
  Erle, Stephen S02023 3/10/11 License surrendered in lieu of completing Board Order of 12/15/2009
  Fedorczyk, Mark S01649 5/10/11

Practicing chiropractic with an unauthorized person. Reprimand, $2,500 fine, 18 months probation and take/pass Board approved course in professional ethics , and jurisprudence exam.

Probation competed

 

Gakner,  Richard

01617

6/17/04

Violation of Board rules and regulations. Probation – 1 year Recordkeeping course.

 

Gray, Seth

Applicant

12/4/12

Practicing chiropractic without a license: Application for licensure denied. Rehearing - Denied - May reapply 11/1/13

 

Harris,  Wayne

S1506

10/11/01

Prior felony conviction for mail fraud: Ethics course, 100 hours community service, SPEC and MD jurisprudence exams.

 

Helschein,  Steven

S01146

12/15/98

Failure to properly document treatment, Unauthorized personnel: $750 penalty, cessation of practice for 6 months, 2 years probation, mentorship, audit, documentation and risk management courses.

Hoffman, Richard​ S01401​ 3/30/12​

Misuse of prescription drugs & script

1 year Probation, subtance abuse monitoring

 

 

Hughes, Joseph S01182

11/16/05

Submitting a factually deficient renewal form - failure to disclose pertinent information on 2005 biennial renewal application: 90 day suspension (60 days stayed); 3 years probation; payment of

$1,139.00 in hearing costs; take/pass Jurisprudence and Ethics Courses.

Affirmed on appeal by Baltimore County Circuit Court on 04/27/2007. Order affirmed by MD Court of Special Appeals. Request for stay of sanctions denied on 06/08/2007.

  Huntington, Eric S02029 5/14/09

Permitted assistants to engage in prohibited acts, failed to provide appropriate supervision to assistants: 18 month probation, $5000 fine, take/pass Board approved course in professional ethics.

Probation completed

Jennings III, John S01284

3/20/07

Unethical conduct, filing report or record, over-utilizing healthcare services, practicing with unauthorized personnel, submitting false billing statements. 30 day suspension, 1 year probation, pass  Board billing/coding course, undergo mentorship re:billing & documentation, $2,000.penalty. Suspension/Probation completed                            

Joyce, Andrew    02160 6/18/08 Fraudulent use of license; Unethical Conduct; Filing false report/record; Unprofessional conduct; Submitting false statements to collect fees. Suspension-stayed; 3 yr Probation; $9,000 fine; Take & pass jurisprudence exam & ethics course; 2 yr mentorship.  All sanctions pend

 

Kennedy,  Patrick

S01511

7/11/00

Inappropriate conduct with female patient: 1 year license suspension, stayed, providing he does not return to practice in Maryland.

​Kilchenstein, James S01899​ ​10/22/12 Convicted of 2nd degree assault & 4th degree sex offense, Ordered: Summary Suspension subject to show cause hearing

 

Lawrence,  Robert

S01095

10/14/04

Summary Suspension of License for incapacity to practice: license on indefinite  suspension - October 2004

Miller, Glenn​ S01232​ 7/11/12​ Practicing chiropractic with an unauthorized person, unprofessional conduct: Reprimand, 1 year probation, $3000 fine, take & pass Board jurisprudence exam, ethics course and supervising chiropractor exam.

 

Miller,  Keith

S01427

2/10/00

Unethical, unprofessional conduct, impaired ability: 11/7/01 -  Dr. Miller agreed to surrender his license for two (2) years & to withdraw his appeal of the Board’s Order.  Should he apply for reinstatement, at end of 2 years, must demonstrate to Board that he is competent to practice chiropractic and that he possesses good moral character.

 

Mills,  Henry

S01132

3/25/00

Ingestion of  over-prescribed medication, violation of Board reporting requirements: $5,000 fine, required professional counseling substance abuse monitoring.

Musico, Joseph​ S01483​ 8/6/12​ Practicing chiropractic with an unauthorized persons: $2,500 fine, 1 year probation, public reprimand, take & pass Board jurisprudence exam, ethics course and supervising chiropractor exam.

 

Nichols,  Clyde

S01285

1/28/99

Improper Billing: Required ethics and record courses and audit.

  Osborne, William S01213 10/27/2010 Violation of various laws and regulations.  Voluntary surrender of Chiropractic license in lieu of disciplinary hearing. 

 

Regan,  Brian

S01350

9/10/95

Unethical practice, False reports, Unauthorized personnel: $5,000 penalty, ethics course, 2 year suspension, all stayed except 6 months, 1 year probation. Suspension/Probation completed

 

Robinson,  Daniel

S01364

8/24/99

Unprofessional Conduct: Reprimand, $3,000 penalty, required ethics and records courses.

 

Rodriguez, Asher A.      S01655

2/22/07

Behaving immorally in practice of chiropractic by  committing acts of unprofessional conduct – inappropriate touching of minor female patient: 6 month suspension, 2 years probation, payment of all hearing fees ($3,287.00), take/pass NBCE and Board ethics/jurisprudence exams, mentorship and payment of all associated fees. (Order Affirmed by Baltimore County Circuit Court on 08/04/08). Suspension/Probation completed

 

Rogers,  Morgan

S01574

1/28/99

Improper Advertising: Reprimand and requirement to submit an accurate resume.

 

Romano,  Phillip

    S01881

10/20/05

Practice with an unlicensed individual.  Probation for one (1) year; Pay $1,000.00 fine; Take/pass Board approved ethics and record-keeping course.Probation completed

  Rush, Christopher 02053 6/29/10 Practices chiropractic with an unauthorized person, submitted misleading report to the Board, failed to cooperate with a Board investigation: Reprimand, $7,500 fine, 2 year probation, reimburse hearing costs, successfully complete Board ordered courses during probation.  Probation completed
  Sable, Kenneth S01765 11/15/07

Violating advertising regulations, including using false/misleading advertisements regarding spinal decompression device, using unapproved practice trade name, unethical conduct, incompetence. ,misrepresenting the effectiveness of treatment, making false reports, paying a fee for referrals.      Action: $4,000.00 Monetary Penalty, 6months suspension, 2 years probation, 1 year mentorship with quarterly progress reports, payment of all mentorship fees/costs, jurisprudence exam. Suspension/Probation completed

 

Schaeffer, John

S01757

1/09/06

Unethical Conduct: Failure to reimburse patient for services not delivered.  Formal Reprimand, Reimbursement of $709.00 to patient, Payment of all costs associated with Order.

  Seymore, Brian   S03390 10/25/2010 Practicing chiropractic with an unauthorized persons: $5,000 fine, 2 year probation, public reprimand, take & pass Board jurisprudence exam, ethics course and supervising chiropractor exam.
Probation completed 

 

Shefts,  Leonard

S01690

12/14/00

Billing irregularities: $500 penalty, record course.

  Showan, Nina     S01216 11/3/10 Practicing chiropractic with unauthorized personnel. Reprimand, 2 year probation, $2,000 fine, reimburse the Board the hearing costs and take/pass Board jurisprudence exam. Probation completed
  Sigafoose, Carey S01864 4/4/2011 Voluntary surrender of license in lieu of disciplinary hearing. Must prove rehab to apply for reinstatement

 

Silverman,  Mitchell

S01450

12/22/03

Violation of regulations – failure to maintain proper patient record & entries: 18 months probation, CPT and record-keeping courses.      Probation completed

  Sodano, Wayne     S01265 12/30/08 Practicing chiropractic with an unauthorized person. $2500 fine, 2 year probation, public reprimand take and pass Board jurisprudence exam.    Probation completed
Tarquini, Frank S01882​ ​10/24/12 Alleged alcohol abuse, Ordered: Summary Suspension ​subject to show cause hearing

 

Tobin,  Melissa

S01531

11/14/02

Making a false report; practicing chiropractic with unauthorized personnel; unprofessional conduct; submitting false statements to collect fees for which services not provided: $10,000.00 fine, ethics & record-keeping courses, therapist counseling, random records review. 

  Weaver, Douglas S01908 12/6/11

Practicing chiropractic with unauthorized personnel. Reprimand, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine, and take/pass Board jurisprudence exam, supervisors exam & ethics course

Probation completed 12/6/12

 

Williams, Michelle

02162

 

05/24/06

Using unregistered personnel as chiropractic assistants;: Reprimand/Probation – 1 year. Take Board Ethics Course. Quarterly practice reviews – all costs to be borne by respondent. Probation completed

  Worley,  Juliet S01865 07/09/07 Unethical practice, making/filing false report, practicing with an unauthorized person, submitting false statements to collect fees, misrepresenting qualifications:  Probation for 1 year, complete Board approved courses on ethics, boundaries and billing. Probation completed
Young, Leon​ S01643​ 8/6/2012​ Practicing chiropractic with an unauthorized persons: $2,500 fine, 1 year probation, public reprimand, take & pass Board jurisprudence & ethics exam.

 

Young,  Timothy

S01948

5/10/04

Probation Lifted - June 13, 2005 Improper Recordkeeping: Two (2)years probation, board imposed mentorship, $5,000.00 penalty, recordkeeping course, jurisprudence course.

  Young,  Timothy S01948 11/05/07 Violation of various laws and regulations.  Voluntary, permanent surrender of Chiropractic license in lieu of disciplinary hearing.  All charges/allegations are considered as proved notwithstanding the absence of an admission by Dr. Young.
  Zumbado, Delores S01665 10/13/09 Practicing chiropractic with unauthorized personnel, use of unapproved trade name. Reprimand, 1 year probation, $2,000 fine, complete an ethics course and take/pass Board jurisprudence exam. Probation completed