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January 2008
"BOARD ACTIONS SUMMARY"

The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners (the “Board”) has taken the following actions in January 2008. This information is a summary prepared by the Board Administrative Office staff. Copies of the Orders can be found at www.njmedicalboard.gov under the right-hand pull down menu, “Board Activities,” “Monthly Summaries.” Requests for certified, true copies should be made in writing directed to William V. Roeder, Executive Director, P.O. Box 183, Trenton, New Jersey 08625.

EATOUGH, Philip B., D.O.
License #MB025996
4 Kings Hwy
Middletown, NJ 07748-2510
Phila Coll Of Osteo Med, 1971
National Boards

BOARD ORDER ADOPTING AND MODIFYING IN PART REPORT AND ORDER OF HEARING COMMITTEE filed January 16, 2008, ordered Nunc Pro Tunc January 9, 2008. REPORT AND ORDER OF HEARING COMMITTEE filed January 8, 2008. Pending the completion of plenary proceedings in this matter, the following terms and conditions are placed on Dr. Eatough’s practice: Dr. Eatough is prohibited from prescribing any Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substances (C.D.S.); his medical practice is to be monitored by two, Board approved physicians (a general practice monitor who holds Board certification in internal medicine and a physician monitor for all pain management patients); and Dr. Eatough shall secure an assessment of his medical skills, which entity shall evaluate Dr. Eatough’s ability to practice general medicine and his ability to practice pain management. Arrangements for the assessment are to be secured within 90 days, and the assessment is to be completed within 180 days. In the event Dr. Eatough fails to comply with any of the provisions of this Order, or in the event that the assessment program concludes that Dr. Eatough's practice should be subject to further restriction and/or that Dr. Eatough should cease engaging in practice, then the Board reserves the right to order additional restrictions and/or the full temporary suspension of his license pending plenary hearing in this matter. This matter was initially opened before the Board upon the filing of a Verified Complaint and Order to Show Cause seeking the temporary suspension of the license of Dr. Eatough. The Verified Complaint was based, in part, on allegations that Dr. Eatough is the subject of a federal criminal indictment, wherein he is accused of prescribing excessive amounts of CDS to patients without a legitimate medical purpose in exchange for a fee. It further alleges that he did so knowing that the identified patients would subsequently distribute the substances to others in exchange for money. The Bail Order prohibited him from writing any prescriptions for Schedule II Controlled Substances. The application alleged, inter alia, that Dr. Eatough’s treatment regarding three patients, to include indiscriminate and grossly negligent narcotic prescriptive practices, demonstrates a profound lack of medical judgment, and disregard for the well being of his patients. Dr. Eatough entered an Interim Consent Order with the Board on November 7, 2007. That Order included a requirement that Dr. Eatough comply with the terms of the Bail Order, and also expressly precluded him from prescribing or authorizing prescriptions for Schedule II CDS unless or until his Schedule II registration is reinstated by the DEA. The matter was referred to a Hearing Committee of the Board, upon the condition that Dr. Eatough’s Schedule III and IV prescriptive practices were subject to monitoring. The Board concluded that the Attorney General has sustained her burden of providing a palpable demonstration that Dr. Eatough’s unrestricted practice of medicine would present a clear and imminent danger to the public health, safety and welfare, and concluded that any danger to the public that might be presented by Dr. Eatough’s continued practice can be sufficiently ameliorated by the imposition of conditions and limitations, and therefore did not find it necessary at this time to order a temporary suspension. EFFECTIVE DATE: Nunc Pro Tunc January 9, 2008.

LIONETTI, Anthony L. M.D.
License #MA044448
1001 Riverside Dr.
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Auton Univ Of Guadaljara, 1979
FLEX Endorsement

INTERIM CONSENT ORDER filed January 10, 2008. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of a Motion for Summary Decision on or about December 21, 2007, seeking summary disposition of a pending complaint filed November 8, 2007, predicated on Dr. Lionetti’s conviction of attempted tax evasion, by the U.S. Court on June 1, 2007. On June 16, 2007, Dr. Lionetti sought and was granted a stay from the United States Third District Court of the sentence imposed, which was for forty-one months of incarceration. Dr. Lionetti, through his attorney, opposed the Motion for Summary Decision and the matter was set for Oral argument before the Board at its January 9, 2008 Board Meeting. Dr. Lionetti sought an adjournment of the proceedings and agreed to all terms and conditions of this Order. Dr. Lionetti agreed to immediately cease and desist from the practice of medicine and surgery in New Jersey pending the disposition of the matter before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals of his criminal convictions and until further Order of the Board. Dr. Lionetti must submit to the Board and the Attorney General proof of the Appellate Court’s disposition within 20 days receipt of its decision. Dr. Lionetti thereby withdrew his application for reinstatement of licensure by the Board, for his license lapsed as of June 30, 2007; he is to return his original New Jersey license and current biennial registration to the Board’s office by January 16, 2008; he is to comply with the directives for physicians who are required to cease and desist from the active practice of medicine; and he must return his original CDS registration to the Board’s office by January 10, 2008. On resolution of the Criminal Appeal, Dr. Lionetti may apply to the Board for reinstatement of his license and to resume the practice of medicine and surgery. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 10, 2008.

 

MEHDI, Mohammad, M.D.
License # MA079355
18410 Seashell Blvd.
Lewes, DE 19958
King Univ/Punjab Coll, 1989
Application - International

ORDER GRANTING UNRESTRICTED LICENSE filed January 17, 2008. This matter was first opened to the Board upon receipt of information that on or about September 27, 2005, in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, Dr. Mehdi entered a plea of nolo contendere to the charge of offensive touching of a female patient. Dr. Mehdi was placed on probation for one year, and on or about July 18, 2006, the Delaware Board adopted the terms of a consent order signed by Dr. Mehdi. Dr. Mehdi agreed to have his Delaware license placed on probation, to run concurrent with the probation that he is serving as a result of the criminal conviction. On June 14, 2007, Dr. Mehdi entered into a Consent Order with New Jersey agreeing to having his license to practice medicine and surgery suspended until such time as he can demonstrate that he has satisfied all the terms and conditions of his criminal probation and show proof that he has been released from probation by the Delaware Board and that he holds an active unrestricted license to practice medicine in Delaware. In October of 2007, Dr. Mehdi appeared before the Preliminary Evaluation Committee of the Board and petitioned for unrestricted licensure. The Board was satisfied that he has complied with the terms of the prior Consent Order. The New Jersey Board granted Dr. Mehdi an unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 17, 2008.

NOOR, Farid A. M.D.
License # MA049694
a/k/a ABDUL-NOOR, Farid M., M.D.
NOOR, Farid M., M.D.
350 A. Delancey Place
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
University of Cairo, Faculty of Med., 1980
Examination

CONSENT ORDER FOR REINSTATEMENT OF RESTRICTED LICENSE filed January 15, 2008. This matter was opened to the Board upon Dr. Noor’s petition for reinstatement of his medical license. Dr. Noor voluntarily surrendered his license, which was deemed a revocation, by Consent Order filed on June 15, 2004, contemporaneously with his conviction by way of guilty plea to one count of Criminal Sexual Contact in the 4th degree. On October 6, 2006, Dr. Noor through counsel requested the Board reinstate his license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey. Pursuant to that request, Dr. Noor appeared before a Committee of the Board on August 22, 2007 to discuss his application for reinstatement. During his testimony Dr. Noor accepted responsibility for, and professed profound regret regarding, his violations of the sexual boundaries of three of his patients. Dr. Noor further testified that since his arrest he has been actively engaged with the Professional Assistance Program (PAP), undergone extensive counseling and therapy that provided him with a greater capacity for ethical reasoning and insight. It appearing that Dr. Noor recognizes and has gained insight into his illegal behavior and has rehabilitated himself to the point where he can safely return to the practice of medicine with restrictions. The Board, considering the Position Statement of the PAP, all relevant documentation submitted and Dr. Noor’s testimony before a Committee of the Board, ordered and Dr. Noor agreed to a restricted license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey with conditions. Dr. Noor must have a chaperone present anytime he examines a female patient in any setting, including but not limited to his office, a hospital or patient’s home; he is to continue to attend group therapy for sexual addicts at least once a week for at least three years from the date of this Order. He is to continue to participate with his church group; continue with individual therapy every two months for specific monitoring or more often for at least three years from the date of this Order, continue psychiatric monitoring as needed; and he is only to practice at Silver Lake with his supervisor providing quarterly reports regarding his performance, his continued fitness to practice medicine and his compliance with this Order to the Board. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 15, 2008.

ORENSTEIN, Michael S., M.D.
License # MA046202
15 Hawthorne Ct.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Univ. Of Louisville, 1979
National Boards

CONSENT ORDER filed January 10, 2008. This matter was opened before the Board upon receipt of information that on or about February 13, 2007, the New York Board entered into an Order with Dr. Orenstein wherein he agreed to cease the practice of medicine pending the final disposition of an investigation. Dr. Orenstein permitted his New Jersey medical license to lapse on June 30, 2003. Based on the foregoing findings and conclusions, a Consent Order was filed on January 10, 2008, by the Board wherein Dr. Orenstein agreed not to seek reinstatement of his New Jersey medical license. In the event Dr. Orenstein seeks reinstatement, he must appear before the Board or a Committee thereof to demonstrate fitness to practice; that he holds an active unrestricted license to practice in New York; and respond to questions concerning the New York investigation. In addition, the Board reserves the right to take disciplinary action based upon the final action, the acts giving rise to the disciplinary action of the New York Board and/or place restrictions/limitations upon Dr. Orenstein’s license to practice in New Jersey. Upon conclusion of the pending matter before the New York Board, Dr. Orenstein has the affirmative duty to immediately notify the Board in writing of any action of the New York licensing authorities and provide a copy of all available documentation. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 10, 2008.

RIVERO, Jorge, M.D.
License # MA022771
8 Gates Ave.
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
U os st. Marcos, Peru, 1956
Examination

CONSENT ORDER filed January 10, 2008. This Order is effective Nunc Pro Tunc to May 10, 2007. This matter was opened before the Board upon receipt of information which revealed that on or about August 10, 2005, a New York Court convicted Dr. Rivero for Attempting to Offer a False Instrument for Filing by issuing false sick notes to excuse from work employees he had not examined. Dr. Rivero was ordered to make restitution of $15,241 to the New York City Mass Transit Authority Controller. On or about July 11, 2006, the New York Board entered into an Order with Dr. Rivero, wherein he agreed not to contest the charges filed against him and to a suspension for 36 months, with suspension stayed. Dr. Rivero’s license was placed on probation for 36 months and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine. Based on the foregoing findings and conclusions, the New Jersey Board ordered and Dr. Rivero agreed that his medical license is suspended for 36 months, with the entire period of suspension stayed. Dr. Rivero’s license was placed on probation for 36 months and he is to satisfy the probationary terms of the New York Order including satisfying the penalty. Any violation of the terms of the New York probation shall constitute grounds for an action of violation of this Order. EFFECTIVE DATE: May 10, 2007.

ROMILLO, Jose E., M.D.
License # MA031597
954 Fischer Boulevard
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
Univ. Santo Tomas, 1970
National Boards

INTERIM CONSENT ORDER FILED January 10, 2008. This matter was opened to the Board upon an Application to temporarily suspend the medical license of Dr. Romillo, a pediatrician licensed to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey. The Attorney General alleged that Dr. Romillo’s continued licensure presents an imminent threat to the public health, safety and welfare and his conduct if proven, would constitute violations of one or more of the Boards governing Statutes and Regulations. Dr. Romillo neither admitted nor denied the allegations set forth in the Attorney General’s application. The Board ordered and Dr. Romillo agreed to voluntary surrendered his license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey, pending the conclusion of the plenary proceedings in this matter and until further Order of the Board. Dr. Romillo must immediately and permanently cease and desist from engaging in the practice of medicine in New Jersey until further Order of the Board. Dr. Romillo must immediately return his original New Jersey license, his current biennial registration, and all CDS and DEA Certificates in his possession as well as all prescription blanks to the Board. Dr. Romillo agreed that the entry of this Order will not in any way preclude any further action against him by the Board or any administrative or law enforcement entities resulting from his conduct prior to entry of the within Interim Consent Order. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 9, 2008.

 

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BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS

William V. Roeder
Executive Director


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