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How to research your doctor's disciplinary record

by Jaclyn Cosgrove Published: November 6, 2013
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In Oklahoma, it isn’t difficult to find out whether your doctor has ever been disciplined before the state medical board.

The Oklahoma Medical Board has a free and searchable online database with information about several types of licensed medical professionals, including medical doctors. You can access that database by clicking this link.

You can also look up doctors of osteopathic medicine by visiting this link and dentists’ disciplinary records by visiting this Tulsa World database.

The Oklahoma Medical Board also holds public meetings, which include disciplinary hearings of doctors who are facing a range of complaints.

In fact, there’s a meeting this Thursday. You can read the agenda here.

There are 13 medical doctors on the agenda, including:

  • Andrew Adusei, MD – Disciplinary hearing alleging commission of an act that is a violation of criminal laws, CDS violations, self-prescribing CDS, and use of false/fraudulent/deceptive statement in a document connected with the practice of medicine
  • Amar Nath Bhandary, MD – Disciplinary hearing alleging health care fraud resulting in a felony conviction, violation of criminal laws, and dishonorable/immoral conduct likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public
  • Jarrett G. Gregory, MD – Disciplinary hearing alleging prescribing violations, narcotic law violations, CDS/narcotics records violations, medical records violations, violation of rules regulating treatment of chronic pain, and dishonorable/immoral conduct likely to deceive/defraud/harm the public
  • James Hale, PA– Disciplinary hearing alleging dishonorable conduct, violations of the Medical Practice Act and rules, and habitual intemperance
  • Joseph Knight, MD – Disciplinary hearing alleging prescribing violations, records violations, failure to provide necessary on-going medical treatment, violation of physician-patient relationship confidentiality, fraud or misrepresentation in applying for a medical license and reregistration of a medical license, gross or repeated negligence, inability to practice medicine with reasonable skill, use of false/fraudulent/deceptive statement in a document connected with the practice of medicine, and dishonorable/immoral conduct likely to deceive/defraud/harm the public
  • Ardeshir Faghih Nia, MD – Disciplinary hearing alleging fraud or misrepresentation in applying for reregistration of a medical license, incapacity/incompetence to practice medicine, and dishonorable/immoral conduct likely to deceive/defraud/harm the public
  • Jim Pitman, PT – Disciplinary hearing alleging conduct unbecoming a physical therapist, ethical violations, dishonorable or immoral conduct, and conviction of a felony
  • Dennis Roberts, MD – Disciplinary hearing alleging dishonorable/immoral conduct, prescribing violations, narcotic law violations, records violations, and failure to establish a physician/patient relationship
  • Quinton Ozell Ross, RC – Disciplinary hearing alleging dishonorable/unethical conduct, conviction of a felony, and substance abuse
  • Bernard Fioravanti, MD – Disciplinary hearing alleging substance abuse, prescribing violations, narcotic law violations, confession of a crime; CDS/narcotics records violations, and inability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety
  • Diana Hager, MD – Disciplinary hearing alleging dishonorable/immoral conduct, confession of a crime involving antinarcotic laws, prescribing violations, narcotic law violations, medical records violations, and failure to establish a physician/patient relationship
  • Kelly Margaret Humpherys, MD – Disciplinary hearing alleging physical or mental inability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety, incapacity or incompetence to practice medicine, and use of false/fraudulent/deceptive statements in documents connected with the practice of medicine
  • Michael Edward Hume, PA – Disciplinary hearing alleging dishonorable/immoral conduct, prescribing violations, and records violations

It’s important to note that these doctors have not yet been proven guilty of the complaints. During the disciplinary hearings on Thursday, the medical board members will discuss their cases and determine what they believe is the best course of action.


by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, medicine and fitness, among other things. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a news-editorial and broadcast production degree. Outside of work, she enjoys riding her bike, taking pictures of...
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