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New York doctor's medical license suspended pending hearing

If you drive north of New York City for a little more than an hour, you will arrive in White Plains. A doctor in the affluent suburb has had his offices there and in Mount Kisco shut down after his medical license was suspended.

How to handle a letter from the Office of Professional Misconduct

For a doctor, receiving a letter about a complaint from the New York Office of Professional Misconduct (OPMC) can be a distressing situation. It indicates a patient was unhappy enough with the services provided that he or she filed a complaint. Furthermore, it indicates an investigation process is about to begin.

Study: Online doctors' ratings should be taken with grain of salt

It is virtually guaranteed that every doctor has at least once gone online to check out ratings assigned to them by members of the public. For many patients, these ratings provide valuable feedback about whether a physician is capable, friendly, extraordinary, etc.

Pediatric surgeon facing criminal charges, license suspension

About an hour south of New York City, a pediatric surgeon is facing some of the most serious accusations a doctor can encounter. The 71-year-old New Jersey surgeon is accused of improperly touching a teenage patient, according to news reports.

License suspended, doctor ready to fight "fictitious" charges

It takes just about an hour to drive from New York City north to Valhalla. The city is home to historic New York Medical College. Founded more than a century and a half ago, the school has provided education and training for thousands of doctors.

Disagreements over medical treatments can sometimes escalate

If you go to your doctor and get a diagnosis that is for any reason difficult to accept, what is the first thing you do? For most, that first thing is to get a second opinion from another doctor. So it is understood that even the very best physicians often disagree with one another over diagnoses and other matters.

New York neurologist facing Medicare, Medicaid fraud charges

It is a relatively short drive north from New York City to Yonkers. The Westchester County city is home to a neurologist who federal prosecutors allege is part of a $57 million insurance scam that targeted Medicare and Medicaid.