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New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners
Public Disciplinary Notice
December 2004

The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners (the "Board") has taken the following actions in December 2004. This information is a summary prepared by the Board Administrative Office staff. 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.

ALLON, Steven M., M.D.
License #MA067995
1648 Huntingdon Pike
Meadowbrook, PA 19046-8001
University of Pittsburgh, 1983
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FINAL ORDER OF DISCIPLINE filed October 28, 2004. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of information that the Pennsylvania Board suspended the license of Dr. Allon. Dr. Allon was licensed to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey from September 4, 1998 until June 30, 2003, after which, he permitted his license to lapse. On or about June 30, 1997, the Pennsylvania Board issued an Order suspending Dr. Allon's license to practice until the CAT Fund certifies to the Board that he has paid the 1995 emergency surcharge in full. The Pennsylvania Board also ordered his license suspended no less than sixty (60) days. On or about September 23, 1997, the Pennsylvania Board issued an Order affirming the suspension of his license from July 20, 1997 to September 15, 1997 and vacating the remaining period of suspension. On or about May 20, 2003, the Pennsylvania Board issued a Consent Agreement and Order suspending Dr. Allon's license for three (3) months based on his admission he practiced medicine on a suspended license on twenty-seven (27) occasions in 1997. On or about September 2, 2003, the Pennsylvania Board filed an Order reinstating his license based on his compliance in the May 23, 2003 Consent Order. The New Jersey Board found grounds to take disciplinary action against Dr. Allon due to the disciplinary action taken by the Pennsylvania Board in that his license had been suspended in another state due to his engaging in professional misconduct and his failure to submit his biennial renewal prior to June 30, 2003, which resulted in a lapsed license status. A Provisional Order of Discipline (POD) was entered on March 5, 2004 seeking the suspension of Dr. Allon's license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey and a copy was forwarded to his last known address by certified mail. Although the record reflects that the POD was served upon him, no response has been received to date. The Board ordered the license of Dr. Allon suspended for three (3) months effective upon the entry of this Order. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 28, 2004.

BERMAN, Eric J., D.O.
License # MB052949
2 Beebe Run Road
Bridgeton, NJ 08302-5872
D.O. B 5/27/27
UMDNJ, 1987
National Boards

CONSENT ORDER OF REPRIMAND filed December 17, 2004. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of a report from the Medical Practitioner Review Panel (Panel) detailing findings and recommendations made upon the investigation of treatment provided by Dr. Berman to patient R.B. A report from Dr. Berman's medical malpractice insurance carrier detailed a settlement payment to settle a malpractice claim filed in 1997 by R.B. which alleged Dr. Berman failed to diagnose a thoracic aortic aneurysm resulting in delayed surgery and total disability. Dr. Berman, an emergency room physician provided care to R.B. for approximately three hours on March 16, 1995, after R.B. was brought to the emergency room with complaints of abrupt onset severe thoracic pain. Dr. Berman conducted an initial physical examination and history, ordered a chest x-ray and blood work, and two EKGs. R.B. reported his pain easing but then worsening, and then abating a second time after receiving analgesic medications. R.B. was thereafter discharged from the hospital with a primary diagnosis of thoracic sprain/strain, prescribed Valium and Norflex, and told to follow up with his family physician. Following discharge, R.B.'s pain persisted and worsened, causing him to go to another hospital where a diagnosis of thoracic aortic aneurysm was made, and R. B. then sustained a cardiac arrest, which required emergency surgery. R.B. suffered multiple complications and prolonged hospitalization. The Panel concluded Dr. Berman engaged in gross negligence in the treatment of R.B., in particular he failed to order diagnostic tests to include a CT scan; failed to adequately consider and assess the patient for the possibility of a thoracic aneurysm; failed to perform bilateral blood pressure or pulses in the arms for comparison; failed to appreciate the significance of the findings in the second EKG performed, which was abnormal; failed to obtain consultations before discharging R.B.; and negligently discharged R.B. with a life-threatening condition without establishing an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Berman testified that although there was no notation in the hospital chart, he in fact instructed R.B. to have a CT scan performed and not leave the hospital without having additional testing performed. He also testified he informed R.B. he could be suffering from a life-threatening condition including an aneurysm, and an aneurysm was included within his differential diagnosis, but R.B. adamantly refused to submit to testing and insisted on leaving the hospital. Notwithstanding Dr. Berman's testimony, there is no indication anywhere in the medical record to include not only notations made, but also nursing progress notes that supports or memorializes his claims. The Board concluded that Dr. Berman engaged in gross negligence, thereby providing grounds for disciplinary action. The Board and Dr. Berman sought to resolve this matter without resorting to further proceedings. The Board ordered Dr. Berman formally reprimanded for having engaged in gross negligence when providing emergency room care to R.B.; assessed a $5,000 penalty; and ordered that he is to successfully complete a course, pre-approved by the Board, in the preparation of medical records. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 8, 2004.

License # MA058006
Olympia 611 Plaza, RR #7
P.O. Box 589
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-0589
Chittagong Medical College,1975
FLEX Endorsement

INTERIM CONSENT ORDER filed November 15, 2004. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of a Judgement in a Criminal Case, entered on May 2, 2002. Dr. Bhattacharjee was found guilty of Distribution and Possession with Intent to Distribute Vicodin. Dr. Bhattacharjee was sentenced to three years probation, a $100 assessment and a fine in the amount of $10,000. On or about July 15, 2003, the Board issued a Provisional Order of Discipline (POD) proposing to suspend Dr. Bhattacharjee medical license for three years, with one year active suspension. The Board has not finalize the POD. The Board received information on November 15, 2003 that Dr. Bhattacharjee was excluded from participating in Medicare, Medicaid and all other health care programs for five years. An Order to Show Cause was received by the Board from the Pennsylvania Board based on Dr. Bhattacharjee May 2002 criminal conviction in federal court for continuing to prescribe controlled substances subsequent to the surrendering of his DEA registration and other allegations of misconduct related to the practice of medicine. The Board ordered and Dr. Bhattacharjee agreed to cease and desist from the practice of medicine in New Jersey until resolution of all pending matters filed by the Pennsylvania Board. After all matters before the Pennsylvania Board have been resolved, Dr. Bhattacharjee will immediately provide the New Jersey Board with copies of orders pertaining to the Automatic Suspension of his Pennsylvania license and the Order to Show Cause filed on August 5, 2004 and any amendments thereto and the Board reserves the right to finalize the POD based on the criminal conviction and any disciplinary action taken by the Pennsylvania Board; and appear before a Committee of the Board to demonstrate full satisfaction of this Order. EFFECTIVE DATE: November 9, 2004.

D'AGOSTINO, Ralph, D., M.D.
License # MA 031348
450 Bergen Street
Harrison, NJ 07029-2291
Universidad de Salamanca, 1974
FLEX Endorsement

CONSENT ORDER OF REPRIMAND AND SUSPENSION filed December 21, 2004. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of a Medical Malpractice Payment Report which indicated that Dr. D'Agostino failed to diagnose the color blindness of patient J.D., a train engineer, who visited his office for his yearly physical examinations as mandated by his employer. On April 23, 2003, Dr. D'Agostino appeared before a Committee of the Board to answer questions regarding his care and treatment of J.D. Dr. D'Agostino testified that after being trained in Industrial Medicine he opened Primary Care Medical Group(Primary Care)and specialized in physical examinations for industrial accounts to qualify their workers for continued employment. Dr. D'Agostino further testified he conducted physical examinations, including vision screens on J.D. during 1986 through 1995 at the request of his employer. On February 8, 1986, J.D. had a 1+ noted under sugar in his report and was advised to follow-up with his primary medical doctor and was cleared to return to work. On February 20, 1987, he had a 2+ sugar level and was not qualified to return to work until he had a note from his primary physician, which stated he had Mild Diabetes - Type II and was being treated with oral hypoglycemic drug. No physician at Primary Care ever referred back to this or any other years' medical finding, pertaining to his diabetes or any prior existing condition at any subsequent physical examination. J.D. did not disclose his diabetes and medications at any subsequent qualification exam following the February 1987 disclosure. Dr. D'Agostino testified that prior to 1996, patient records were maintained in his office file cabinets according to company name and year; current year's examination was placed in alphabetical order in a file cabinet designated for that particular employer and year; and prior year's records would be sent to storage when filing space became limited. In 1996, Dr. D'Agostino retroactively changed his filing system to include every examination record in each patient file. The medical records of J.D. revealed that his results from the Color Discrimination Tests were becoming progressively worse. On February 6, 1995, J.D. missed six responses on the same test, putting him in the moderate disabled category according to the Dvorine PIP Test Classification, which states that anyone who misses five to eleven responses out of fourteen may only be employed in occupations where critical color judgement is not essential. Dr. D'Agostino certified J.D. fit for duty as a train engineer. Subsequently, J.D. was involved in a train crash that resulted in three deaths. Upon review, the Board finds that Dr. D'Agostino engaged in repeated acts of negligence by failing to detect J.D.'s decrease in visual acuity and failing to appropriately follow his diabetes; negligent in medically qualifying J.D. to return to work based upon the vision screening result documented on February 6, 1995; and not having an appropriate record-keeping system which would have allowed him to chart the degeneration of J.D.'s eyesight over a period of time and to detect a change in his diabetic status. The Board and Dr. D'Agostino agreed to the resolution of this matter without further formal proceedings. The Board ordered Dr. D'Agostino reprimanded for medical practices in violation of the Patients Records Regulation; gross negligence, gross malpractice or gross incompetence; engaging in repeated acts of negligence, malpractice or incompetence; and failure to comply with the provisions of any act or regulation administered by the Board. Dr. D'Agostino's license to practice is suspended for one year effective December 15, 2004, the first three months active, and the remaining nine months stayed to be served as probation. Dr. D'Agostino must submit to the Board by December 15, 2004 a comprehensive plan which details the changes he will make or has already made, to his record-keeping system to ensure that his office will maintain accessible, comprehensive patient records; take and successfully complete an ethics course and record keeping course, approved by the Board within one year; and pay investigative cost in the amount of $3,318.97 and a $5,000.00 penalty. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 15, 2004.

HOSMER, Stephan B., D.O.
License #MB043059
25 E. Laurel Rd
Stratford, NJ 08084-1322
Michigan State Univ Coll Osteo Med, 1977
National Boards

ORDER OF UNRESTRICTED LICENSE filed December 21, 2004. This matter was originally opened to the Board upon receipt of a complaint concerning the death of patient K.W. during hysteroscopic surgery for the removal of benign fibroid tumors of the uterus. This matter was resolved in February 2001, by a Consent Order, which included a reprimand for his role as the surgeon responsible for the hysteroscopic surgery of K.W., during which, a laparoscopic tubing was used instead of the appropriate hysteroscopic tubing. An operating room technician prepared the equipment for Dr. Hosmer, and the equipment that introduced the distension medium of nitrogen used to aid visualization during the surgical procedure failed and, as a result, nitrogen and some fluid were introduced into the uterine cavity. Dr. Hosmer was unaware that the equipment had failed. K.W. suffered an air embolism and died as a result. This was Dr. Hosmer's first experience performing an operative hysteroscopy and although an experienced hysteroscopic surgeon was in the operating room to provide supervision, he was not scrubbed. Dr. Hosmer recognized his responsibility in the events leading up to K.W. death. In addition to the reprimand, Dr. Hosmer agreed to immediately cease and desist from performing hysteroscopic procedures pending further Order of the Board and topay costs and penalties. Pursuant to Board direction, Dr. Hosmer satisfactorily observed five operative hysteroscopies in 2004 in New York and thereafter demonstrated successful performance of ten supervised hysteroscopy procedures, with at least seven operative in nature. Given Dr. Hosmer's demonstration of his successful education and remediation in the area of hysteroscopies, the Board ordered the prior Consent Order to be modified, deeming his license to no longer include any limitations, either diagnostic or operative. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 21, 2004.

KRONEN, Michael R., MD
License MA052690
15420 Good Hope Road
Silver Spring, MD 20905
UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1987
National Boards

ORDER GRANTING UNRESTRICTED LICENSE filed December 8, 2004. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of Dr. Kronen's request for unrestricted licensure. In a Final Order of Discipline (FOD) filed March 26, 2001, Dr. Kronen's license was suspended for six months with credit for five months of the suspension served in Maryland on a Consent Order entered on March 24, 1999, and the remaining month stayed. The FOD ordered Dr. Kronen to be placed on five years probation to run concurrent with the probation in Maryland. The disciplinary action taken by the Maryland Board was based upon Dr. Kronen engaging in improper sexual conduct with a twenty-one-year-old female patient/student under his care at the Health Center in Maryland where he was employed as the Assistant Director for Mental Health. The Maryland Board executed a Termination of Probation Order on April 12, 2004, due to Dr. Kronen successfully completing his probation in Maryland. On July 28, 2004, Dr. Kronen appeared before a Committee of the Board to demonstrate his fitness to practice medicine. He testified that he is happily married to the student to whom the Maryland Board action was based on and they have a child together. He expressed his regret for the mistake in which he engaged in and stated that at the time of the inappropriate sexual relationship, he suffered from depression, and that he has undergone appropriate care. The Board found Dr. Kronen has fully complied with the FOD and ordered Dr. Kronen's license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey unrestricted . EFFECTIVE DATE: December 5, 2004.

MCGINNIS, James M., D.O.
License #MB054038
8046 Ohio River Road, Ste A
Wheelensburg, OH 45694-1689
New York Coll Osteo, 1988
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CONSENT ORDER OF PROBATION filed December 27, 2004. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of information that on or about April 15, 2004, the Ohio Board issued a Step 1 Consent Agreement suspending Dr. McGinnis's license to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery for an indefinite period, but not less than ninety days. Dr. McGinnis is to comply with interim monitoring conditions and conditions for reinstatement, including his entering into a subsequent consent agreement incorporating probationary terms, conditions and limitations to monitor his practice. He was further ordered to maintain sobriety, attend a rehabilitation program, submit to random drug screens, and secure supervision by a physician. Dr. McGinnis admitted that on September 11, 2003, he was convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. On July 14, 2004, the Ohio Board issued a Step II Consent Agreement placing Dr. McGinnis on probation under specific terms, including, but not limited to, continued treatment, psychotherapy, monitoring and supervision. The Step II Agreement prohibits Dr. McGinnis from administering, personally furnishing, or possessing any controlled substances without prior Board approval; and he is not allowed to request termination of the Agreement for a minimum of five years and shall not request modification of the probationary terms, limitations and conditions contained in the Agreement for at least one year. The criminal disposition by the Ohio Board provided grounds to take disciplinary action against Dr. McGinnis's license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey, in that, Dr. McGinnis has been convicted of or engaged in acts constituting a crime or offense involving moral turpitude or relating adversely to the activity regulated by the Board. The Board ordered and Dr. McGinnis agreed to his license being on probation for five years. Should Dr. McGinnis seek to practice in New Jersey, he must appear before the Board to demonstrate fitness to resume practice; show he has satisfied all Ohio disposition; enroll in the Physicians' Health Program (PHP); provide evidence of engagement in long-term treatment of substance abuse; full accounting of all testing/monitoring; reports from all mental health professionals who have participated in his care/treatment; prepared to discuss his future plans for practice; and have all supervising physicians approved by the Ohio Board provide quarterly reports to the NJ Board verifying compliance with the Ohio Step II Consent Agreement entered on July 14, 2004. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 27, 2004.

PONZIO, Matthew R., M.D.
License # MA023353
127 Pine Street, Ste. 10
Montclair, NJ 07042-4869
New Jersey College of Medicine, 1968
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ORDER OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF LICENSURE filed December 7, 2004. This matter was opened to a Committee of the Board on an application for a temporary suspension of Dr. Ponzio's license to practice medicine. An Order to Show Cause and Complaint were filed November 9, 2004 alleging in 9 counts that Dr. Ponzio's continued practice of medicine poses a clear and imminent danger to the citizens of New Jersey; his acts of gross and repeated negligence exposes his patients to death and severe injury; he deliberately engaged in deceptive conduct by back dating and improperly altering his entries in patients' medical records; and he falsified his medical credentials. It is alleged that following a heart attack and a stent insertion into the arteries of patient J.B, Dr. Ponzio, a cardiologist, failed to prescribe Plavix or aspirin upon discharging J.B. Shortly thereafter, J.B. suffered a myocardial infarction and died. It is further alleged that Dr. Ponzio cleared patient S.M. for elective hip replacement surgery without noting on the consultation report several serious conditions warranting further assessment prior to surgery. Following surgery, S.M. developed a wound infection, a clostridium difficile infection, suffered repeated heart attacks and died. With regard to patient P.L., it is alleged that Dr. Ponzio ordered Dilantin in extraordinary quantities causing P.L. to suffer Dilantin toxicity, becoming ataxic, and discharged P.L. from the hospital without ordering additional Dilantin studies or liver function tests to assure P.L did not suffer any liver damage. With regard to patient M.M., whom suffered from active gastronintestinal bleeding from multiple gastric ulcers, it is alleged that Dr. Ponzio continued to prescribe Coumadin and did not obtain any coagulation studies over the 17- day hospitalization. With regard to patient B.B., whom weighed more than 400 pounds with complaints of chest pain and severe pain in the groin, it is alleged that Dr. Ponzio discharged B.B. with a prescription for Morphine and Percocet without taking action to determine the cause of pain or whether B.B. suffered from an infection, causing B.B. to be readmitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of cellulitis of the scrotum. With regard to patient J.Q., whom was suffering from severe pulmonary dysfunction, it is alleged Dr. Ponzio failed to recognize the severity of the condition or devise any plan to deal with the acute distress which if it persisted untreated could have resulted in death. It is further alleged that Dr. Ponzio failed to record full/accurate descriptions of the patients' conditions and plans for treatment thus exposing patients to the risk of substantial harm, impeding the coordination of care and hindering other health care providers from appropriately assessing patients' conditions; and that he utilized letterhead containing "F.A.C.C." indicating he was a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, when he is neither a member nor a Fellow of such college. Dr. Ponzio's Answer to the Complaint acknowledged many of the factual allegations while denying many of the conclusions and all of the legal conclusions drawn therefrom.. The Board is satisfied that Dr. Ponzio's continued practice would present a clear and imminent danger to the public and that his lack of judgement and careless disregard for the welfare of his patients poses an untenable risk to patients. The Committee ordered Dr. Ponzio's license to practice medicine temporarily suspended. Dr. Ponzio was given 5 business days to wind down his practice from November 22, 2004 until the close of business on December 1, 2004, during which time he could not have any new patients nor new admissions to any hospital; was to transfer all hospitalized patients; begin to co-manage all office patients with Geralyn Ponzio, M.D., or another physician pre-approved by the Board. Medical practice by Dr. Ponzio ceased as of the close of business on December 1, 2004, and until completion of the plenary proceedings and review of such proceedings by the Board. A motion for reentry into practice by Dr. Ponzio shall be entertained only upon demonstration to the satisfaction of the Board that he has met the following conditions: undergo a focused evaluation at the Center for Personalized Education of Physicians and completely comply with any recommendations for re-education or other recommendations; attend and successfully complete a recordkeeping and ethics course pre-approved by the Board; make arrangements for a preceptor (not a relative) acceptable to the Board for co-management of all patients; upon return to practice shall report to the Medical Director of the Board for a monthly review of charts; and upon return to practice, he is limited to no more than 40 hours per week at all sites. EFFECTIVE DATE: November 22, 2004.

ORDER CONTINUING TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF LICENSE filed December 9, 2004. The Board has reviewed the Order of the Committee filed December 7, 2004, and unanimously voted to ratify and adopt in its entirety the Order of the Committee. Dr. Ponzio's license shall continue to be temporarily suspended, pending the completion of plenary proceedings in this matter. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 9, 2004.

RELLA, Anthony J., M.D.
License # MA022714
134 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901-4917
New York Med Coll, 1959
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CONSENT ORDER ACCEPTING LICENSURE RETIREMENT filed December 28, 2004. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of information that Dr. Rella entered into a Consent Agreement and Order with the New York Board. In the Consent Agreement, Dr. Rella did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of medicine with negligence on more than one occasion with regard to his failure to render appropriate care and treatment to patient A and he agreed to limiting his New York medical license so as to preclude vascular surgery and to be placed on probation for a period of three years. Dr. Rella represented that he has retired from the practice of medicine. In lieu of the New Jersey Board taking disciplinary action based on the sister-state action taken by the New York Board, Dr. Rella agreed to retire his license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey with prejudice. The entry of this Order is without any admissions of wrong doing by Dr. Rella. The Board ordered Dr. Rella's license retired with prejudice to reinstatement. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 28, 2004.

SINGH, Manjit, M.D.
License # MA29339
Bergen Family Practice, P.A.
475 N. Franklin Tpk
Ramsey, NJ 07446-1173
India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1965

ORDER OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF LICENSURE filed December 23, 2004. This matter was opened to the Board upon an application for the temporary suspension of Dr. Singh's license to practice medicine on December 1, 2004. A two-count Verified Complaint, filed simultaneously, alleges in Count I that Dr. Singh invited his patient Mrs. A.F., a 73-year old vulnerable widow, to his office after business hours, had a conversation with her about his personal finances and attempted to borrow $10,000 from her. Thereafter he harassed her by going repeatedly to her home, telephoning and disturbing her and her brother, F.P. He attempted to persuade her not to tell anyone that he sought to borrow money, but instead, to say she offered to lend him money. Several times while visiting her at home, he purported to offer her medical services, although he kept no medical records. His harassing conduct included banging on her window and doors and attempting to retrieve file cards on which he wrote his version of their conversation about the loan. His intimidation did not cease, even after the advice of his attorney to stop until the police intervened. Count II alleges that his current attempt to borrow money is a repetition of conduct which occurred during the1990's regarding multiple patients, he is in violation of three prior Board disciplinary Orders and that his conduct is to be deemed a second or subsequent violation. The Complaint further details that during the 1990's, Dr. Singh borrowed nearly one million dollars from at least 98 of his patients, not including other creditors, many of whom were senior citizens with chronic medical conditions. A Final Order was filed by consent on May 5, 1997, in which Dr. Singh pled no contest to the allegations. His license to practice medicine and surgery was suspended for a minimum of five years and until submission of proof that he could safely return to practice. A hearing was held on December 8, 2004 for the Temporary Suspension of his license. Dr. Singh testified that he was addicted to gambling as early as 1986 or 1987 and that in 1995 he became involved in Gamblers Anonymous and has been an active member since that time. He stated that Mrs. A.F. has been his patient for 30 years and he often has informal chit chat with her. Dr. Singh further testified that he told A.F. that he lent a friend $10,000 for stock options and that friend lost all the money. He contends that A.F. offered she can't loan him $10,000, but for him to call her in a few days maybe she can come up with $3,000 or $4,000 but, thereafter he called her and told her he did not want her to lend him money. He testified he wrote his version of events on file cards because of A.F.'s hearing problem and that she often doesn't comprehend. He acknowledged going to her house on multiple times, once bringing coffee and donuts, and another time examining her and losing a piece of his equipment. He stated he made many visits to A.F.'s house because he was "stressed" out and motivated to find his lost piece of medical equipment and the index cards. The Board finds that Dr. Singh has demonstrated clear and imminent danger to the public health, safety and most importantly welfare and that the vulnerability of his patient population and his apparent ability to secrete information, flout the Hippocratic oath to do no harm, denying he has a problem, and no temporary remedy short of an active suspension pending the disposition of a plenary trial would be adequately protective of the public. The Board ordered that the license of Dr. Singh to practice medicine and surgery be suspended pending disposition of a plenary hearing. Dr. Singh, under no circumstances will seek to borrow any money, accept any money or anything of value for any purpose from a patient, whether past or current, other than for payment of medical services rendered, without advance review or approval of the Board. He is to refrain from any further contact with Mrs. A.F. and her brother, F.P. or any known members of her family. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 23, 2004

WREIOLE, August L., D.O.
License # MB034165
422 Morris Avenue, Ste 4
Long Branch, NJ 07740-6518
Philadelphia College of Osteo Med, 1976
National Boards

INTERIM CONSENT ORDER OF VOLUNTARY SURRENDER filed December 20, 2004. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of information that Dr. Wreiole had been arrested on October 25, 2004 for one count of possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, cocaine. Dr. Wreiole seeks to voluntarily surrender his license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey pending the disposition of the criminal matter and a subsequent appearance before the Board or a Committee of the Board. The Board finds that this resolution is adequately protective of the public interest, and ordered Dr. Wreiole leave to voluntarily surrender his license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey. Nothing contained in this Order will be deemed an admission of liability on the part of Dr. Wreiole nor restrict or limit the Attorney General from further investigation and prosecution of this matter before the Board. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 20, 2004.


William V. Roeder
Executive Director

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