December 6, 2010

Nurses, Other Providers Lose Licenses

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The state Department of Public Health took action recently to stop two physicians, three nurses and two other providers from practicing in Connecticut, state records show.

Among the providers who were sanctioned were:

Dr. Martin Gottlieb of North Merrick, NY, an anesthesiologist, who was ordered to stop practicing medicine in Connecticut because he has no license here.  On several occasions, Gottlieb administered anesthesia at the Connecticut Plastic Surgery Center in Ridgefield under the supervision of a licensed surgeon, records show.

Drew K. Siegel, a physician, voluntarily surrendered his license to practice medicine in September.  He also voluntarily surrendered his license to practice in North Carolina in 2009.

Mark Power, of Unionville, a licensed practical nurse who was practicing at Noble Horizons had his license revoked in July for inaccurately charting and dispensing medications to patients.

Chrystal Moore of Hamden and Wallingford, a registered nurse, had her license revoked in July for abusing narcotics, including Percocet and Oxycodone.

Karen Ingles of Meriden, a licensed practical nurse, had her license revoked in July for diverting Oxycodone while working at Avery Heights in Hartford. She also was charged with diverting Vicodin, Ativan and morphine while working as a hospice nurse.

Thomas Metzinger of Bridgeport and Florida, a licensed massage therapist, had his license revoked in September, after it was determined that he had an inappropriate and/or sexual relationship with a patient from the Bridgeport Chiropractic Group.

Hairdresser Olga Louniakova of East Haven had her license revoked in August for not following the terms of an earlier probation.  In 2009, Louniakova put Visine eyedrops in the water bottle of her instructor at the Oxford Academy Hair Design in Seymour, records say.  She was arrested and convicted of second-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree threatening.

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