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Press Releases of Board Actions, January 11 2014

January 15, 2014

Publishable Press Releases, January 11, 2014, Board Meeting

 

Barry P. Kimberley, M.D. #28948

ENT & Sleep Clinic MN

800 Medical Center Drive, #230

Newton, KS  67114

 

Year of Birth:   1953

 

Date of Action:   January 2, 2014

 

Nature of Misconduct:   Failure to satisfy a court order for child support.

 

Action Taken:   Dr. Kimberley’s license is suspended.

 

 

Warren H. Luedtke, M.D. #29475

2035 55th Street NE

Sauk Rapids, MN  56379

 

Year of Birth:   1952

 

Date of Action:   December 16, 2013

 

Nature of Misconduct:   Failure to satisfy an outstanding state tax liability.

 

Action Taken:   Dr. Luedtke’s license is suspended.

 

 

Kevin C. Nepsund, M.D. #42547

3590 Mt. Vernon Court

Woodbury, MN  55129

 

Year of Birth:   1961

 

Date of Action:   January 11, 2014

 

Nature of Misconduct:   Unprofessional conduct; prescribing a drug for other than medically accepted purposes.

 

Action Taken:   Dr. Nepdund’s license is conditioned as follows:

 

1.      He is reprimanded.

2.      He shall read the Model Policy for pain control published by the Federation of State Medical Boards and Responsible Opioid Prescribing, A Clinician's Guide, 2nd edition, by Scott M. Fishman, M.D.

3.      He shall successfully complete, within one year, the following pre-approved courses:

o   Chronic pain management.

o   Chemical dependency awareness.

o   Boundaries.

4.      He shall maintain records that reflect the patient complaint, clinical findings, treatment plan, response to treatment, and prescriptions authorized, including refills.

5.      Six months following his successful completion of the pre-approved courses, he shall undergo an audit of his prescribing practices.  After reviewing the results of the audit, the Committee may recommend further audits as it deems appropriate.

6.      He shall develop, and submit for Committee approval, a written protocol for the management and tracking of controlled substance prescriptions.

7.      He shall develop, and submit for Committee approval, a narcotics agreement, to be used with all chronic pain patients.

8.      He shall pay a civil penalty in the amount of $1,200.

9.      He may petition for reinstatement of an unconditional license upon successful completion of the terms of the Order.

 

 

David S. Pecora, P.A. #10593

4013 Bel-Tree Drive NE

Bemidji, MN  56601

 

Year of Birth:   1963

 

Date of Action:   January 11, 2014

 

Nature of Misconduct:   Violating a state or federal narcotics or controlled substance law, inability to practice due to illness, becoming addicted or habituated to a drug or intoxicant.

 

Action Taken:   Mr. Pecora’s license is conditioned as follows:

 

1.      He is reprimanded.

2.      He shall participate in the Health Professionals Services Program (HPSP) and fully comply with all terms and conditions of his HPSP Participation Agreement and Monitoring Plan.

3.      He may petition for reinstatement of an unconditional license upon submission of satisfactory proof of a minimum of three years of documented, uninterrupted recovery.

 

 

Jonathan G. Peterson, M.D. #33320

207 Hiawatha Drive East

P. O. Box 266

Wabasha, MN  55981

 

Year of Birth:   1950

 

Date of Action:   January 11, 2014

 

Nature of Misconduct:   Unethical and unprofessional conduct; improper management of medical records.

 

Action Taken:  Dr. Peterson’s license is conditioned as follows:

 

1.      He is reprimanded.

2.      He shall successfully complete the following pre-approved courses within one year:

                          i.      Boundaries.

                        ii.      Medical records management.

3.      Following completion of the pre-approved coursework, he shall write and submit for Committee approval a paper, not to exceed five pages, reporting on how what he learned could be implemented to improve his practice.

4.      He shall not engage in personal relationships with patients outside of the clinical setting that lack an objective focus on community purpose or benefit to a group, rather than of benefit to the individuals.

5.      He shall provide clinical services only at places and times appropriate to the standards of the profession.

6.      He shall not employ anyone who has been a patient in the previous twelve months. He may treat current employees in urgent or emergent situations, but must comply with the following conditions:

                                                              i.      He must refer the patient to another provider within 48 hours.

                                                            ii.      He may continue to treat the patient until care is assumed by another provider, or as long as the patient remains in an urgent or emergent situation, and.

                                                          iii.      He must report treatment of the patient to his supervising physician within 48 hours of beginning treatment, and every 72 hours until the patient is transferred to another provider’s care or treatment is discontinued.

7.      He shall not provide to or accept gifts from patients.

8.      He shall obtain a pre-approved supervising physician, with whom he shall meet monthly for the first twelve months of the Order, and quarterly thereafter.  The supervising physician shall make quarterly reports to the Board.

9.      He shall meet quarterly with a designated Board member.

10.  He shall pay a civil penalty in the amount of $1,000.

11.  This Order shall remain in effect for a minimum of two years.

 

 

Joel W. Slaton, M.D. #43245

Dept. of Urology, #394-MMC

420 Delaware Street

Minneapolis, MN  55454

 

Year of Birth:   1963

 

Date of Action:   January 11, 2014

 

Nature of Misconduct:   Unethical and unprofessional conduct.

 

Action Taken:   Dr. Slaton is Reprimanded.