Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
June 2008

Acupuncture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Nursing - Ophthalmic Dispensing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine

Acupuncture

Mike You Li, New York, NY

Profession: Acupuncturist; Lic. No. 001122; Cal. No. 23809
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.


Chiropractic

Michael Thomas Feulner, New York, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 010948; Cal. No. 23928
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree.

Mark Stephen Wegerski, Versailles, KY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 005429; Cal. No. 23473
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008 (see also March 1995)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor.


Dentistry

Attilius Cheng, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 041222; Cal. No. 23867
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008 (see also May 2004)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of submitting two dental claim forms for dental treatment not rendered; failing to take x-rays of a patient's mouth before filling multiple surfaces of 12 teeth; and failing  to document in the treatment record of a patient the material used to fill 12 teeth and the anesthetic administered to the patient.

Joseph Stewart Fishbein, Bellmore, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 039272; Cal. No. 23813
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of allowing a non-certified dental assistant to take an impression that was used to fabricate a temporary denture for a patient.

Kathy Ann Grande, Chappaqua, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 023356; Cal. No. 23402
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and Driving While Intoxicated.

Kathy Ann Grande, Chappaqua, NY

Profession: Dental Hygiene Restricted Local Infiltration Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Analgesia; Cert. No. 000998; Cal. No. 23418
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and Driving While Intoxicated.

Chanda Kale, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 035474; Cal. No. 23917
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 specific month actual suspension [August 5, 2008 to and including September 4, 2008,] 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to utilize diagnostic scans and x-rays for proper diagnosis and treatment planning for implant surgery.

John A. Massaro, Camillus, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 031179; Cal. No. 22844
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of dentistry with negligence on more than one occasion.

Steven I. Mitgang Guttenberg, NJ

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 030576; Cal. No. 23919
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to document in a treatment record maintained for a patient her reaction to the insertion of a temporary crown and whether an anesthetic was administered, offered or refused by the patient before attempting to insert the temporary crown; and of failing to remove excessive cement from veneers placed on several teeth of a patient which caused irritation of the gum and an inability to floss.

Ki-Sung Sung, Glendale, CA

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 050918; Cal. No. 23868
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice in the State of New York, $3,000 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to refer a patient for a CT scan to assess the feasibility of implant placement before performing exploratory surgery to determine the adequacy of bone to support implants.

Elizabeth Yuabov, Jamaica Estates, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 044984; Cal. No. 23042
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of performing incomplete root canal therapy on a patient's tooth, perforating said tooth, failing to address the perforation, and failing to safeguard the patient's x-rays.


Nursing

Molly Andrews,Camillus, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 198113, 460118; Cal. Nos. 23676, 23675
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of ordering a nurse to transcribe a medication order onto the wrong medication administration record.

Lisa Marie Boehlke, Hudson Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 550824; Cal. No. 23760
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, 24 months probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor.

Donna Gayle Consiglio, Walworth, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 437662; Cal. No. 23941
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted  to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated as a misdemeanor.

Cathy Lee Cornell, Gardiner, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 402826; Cal. No. 23572
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Menacing in the 2nd Degree.

Margaret Mary Freda a/k/a Margaret M. Durney, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 140895, 328873; Cal. Nos. 23888, 23889
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, concurrent partial actual suspension in certain area, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of committing a medication error and failing to report said error, and of knowingly misrepresenting on a controlled substance order sheet the reason why a replacement drug was needed.

Doretta Gadsden, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 230306, 453908; Cal. Nos. 23890, 23891
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to follow a physician's order regarding the time when two medications were to be administered to a patient.

Kara Hayes a/k/a Kara Kramer a/k/a Kara Martin, Painted Post, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 474197; Cal. No. 23848
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in South Carolina.

Ernalyn R. Jose-Zara, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 259193, 509425; Cal. Nos. 23872, 23873
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge that, while on duty as operation room circulating nurse and responsible for keeping track of the instruments used during surgery, she failed to keep proper count of those instruments resulting in a lap sponge being left in the patient.

Jacquilyn Marie Maroney, Lynbrook, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 241296; Cal. No. 23715
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008 (see also February 2000 and January 2011)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Forgery in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Victor Moonsammy, South Ozone Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 202187, 460626; Cal. Nos. 23892, 23893
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diagnosing a patient as suffering from ringworm and applyng a prescription-required medication to said patient without a physician's order.

Sharon Yvette Perry, New Rochelle, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner;Lic. No. 450961, Cert. No. 381417; Cal. Nos. 23948, 23949
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Robin Mary Robinson, North Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 237978; Cal. No. 23871
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licenseeadmitted to the charge of having made medication errors.

Sherri Lynn Sauerhafer, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 190064; Cal. No. 23349
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crimes of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor and Burglary in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

Lauren Marie Zimmer a/k/a Lauren Marie Camara, Rocky Point, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 474290; Cal. No. 23793
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of 2 counts of Driving While Intoxicated, the first offense an unclassified misdemeanor and the second offense a class E felony.


Ophthalmic Dispensing

Mark Joseph Ripton, Fairport, NY

Profession: Ophthalmic Dispenser; Lic. No. 004841; Cal. No. 23906
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having failed to report criminal convictions and of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated in New York and Pennsylvania.


Pharmacy

Donald Wallace Arthur, Jr., East Amherst, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 036529; Cal. No. 23543
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, upon return to practice 2 years probation, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Delivery of Misbranded Drugs for Introduction into Interstate Commerce, a misdemeanor in violation of 21 U.S.C. sections 331(a) and 333(a)(1).

Silvia Orestia Crainiciuc, Long Island City, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 043371; Cal. No. 23757
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Assault in the 3rd Degree.

Victor DeVagno, Jr., Whitestone, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 034046; Cal. No. 23643
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Mohammed Iqbal Khan, South Ozone Park, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 042687; Cal. No. 23745
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to register to practice as a pharmacist in the State of New York.

Patrick Alan Nicol, Rochester, NY

Profession: Pharmactist; Lic. No. 049856; Cal. No. 24032
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008 (see also January 2007)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having violated a term of probation.

Seon Jung Shelly Park, Sunnyside, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 046554; Cal. No. 23850
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted  to the charge of failing in her capacity as supervising pharmacist to provide adequate supervision of a registered establishment in that she permitted an unlicensed person to assist pharmacists at the retail pharmacy which she supervised by taking oral prescriptions from prescribers.

Kevin Wo, Great Neck, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 047915; Cal. No. 23657
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

John Charles Wood, Cooperstown, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 047147; Cal. No. 23984
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008 (see also June 2003)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.


Physical Therapy

Paul Thomas Branda, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 003197; Cal. No. 23901
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $5,000 fine payable within 120 days.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of  one count of Soliciting and Receiving Kickbacks for Medicare Patients.

Douglas H. Frey, Gowanda, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 003884; Cal. No. 23940
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted once of Driving While Intoxicated as a misdemeanor and twice of Driving While Intoxicated as a felony, and of lying on re-registration about the convictions.


Public Accountancy

Carole D. Argo, Hauppauge, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 057187; Cal. No. 23952
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Securities Fraud.


Social Work

Jeffrey A. Johnson, Cohoes, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 052053; Cal. No. 23695
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crimes of Unlawful Imprisonment in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor; Forgery in the 2nd Degree, a class D felony; Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class E felony; Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor and Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree.


Veterinary Medicine

Eugene Johannes, Almond, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 002335; Cal. No. 23859
Regents Action Date: June 24, 2008 (see also January 2007)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having failed to adequately maintain records.

 


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